Who we are

We are committed to providing very high quality dental care and advice which will contribute positively to our patients' oral health, in an enthusiastic, professional, stress-free and pleasant work environment that is conducive to the physical and mental well-being of each patient and staff member alike.

Dr. E. Jan Chithalen

Dr. Chithalen grew up in the Hamilton area attending Ancaster High School. After graduating with honours in 1987, Dr. Chithalen attended McMaster University in Hamilton, and in 1990 received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology (Summa Cum Laude).

From there he went to Toronto to study in the field of Dentistry and is a 1994 graduate of University of Toronto, with the Degree of Doctor of Dental Surgery. After graduation from U of T, Dr. Chithalen spent one year at the Hamilton General Hospital as a Dental Resident and in 1995 began working as an associate with his father, Dr. J.F. Chithalen at 118 Stinson Street. After his father's retirement in 1997, Dr. E.J. Chithalen took over the full time operation of the clinic on Stinson Street, and now offers appointments five days a week.

Dr. Chithalen is passionate about Dentistry in general making efforts to invest in the most up-to-date equipment, provide scientifically based procedures and utilize ‘tooth conservative’ techniques.

He is a member of The Royal College Dental Surgeons, The Ontario Dental Association, The Canadian Dental Association, The Hamilton Dental Academy and the Academy of Sports Dentistry (where he currently sits as a Board Member and Canadian Liaison)

Dr. Chithalen and his knowledgeable, courteous Team remind you they offer plenty of free on-site parking and invite you to see for yourself why “we look forward to your smile!”

Our Team Members



Hello, I am the Receptionist at EJC Dentistry. I graduated from the dental assisting program at Niagara College in 1974 and started working for the Chithalen Dental Practice in 1980.

I am the familiar face that greets you at the front desk and hope you will feel comfortable sharing both the positive and not-as-positive dental experiences so that we may improve our service for our patients comfort.


Dental Hygienist

Hi! I am Jodie. I have had the pleasure of working with the team at EJC Dentistry since 2001. I graduated from the Dental Hygiene program at Durham College in 2000. From the moment I cleaned my first tooth, I knew I had found mypassion. Although my three daughters keep me busy, I do my best to continue to learn and grow with an ever changing and exciting industry. I look forward to seeing you at your next hygiene appointment - and remember "may the floss be with you!"


Dental Assistant

I graduated from Dental Assisting College in 1997 and have been working with Dr. Chithalen since 2005.

Throughout the years in Dental, I have worked in various areas, gaining experience in patient care and reception skills.

While working with Dr. Chithalen, together we have attended seminars and have tried new products to keep up with new techniques so we can provide our patients with great dental care.

Our up to date dental equipment and knowledge, help us work in a superior and efficient manner. We care about our patient’s dental health and welcome new patients to our office.


Dental Hygienist

Hi! My name is Johanna. I graduated from the Ontario Dental Education Institute in 2009, with a diploma in Dental Hygiene. I am currently working with the team at EJC Dentistry 4 days a week. I take pride in my gentle nature that can help nervous patients get through their appointments comfortably. I also enjoy learning all the in’s and out’s of the modern equipment we are able to utilize within this office. I look forward to meeting you at EJC Dentistry!


Treatment Co-ordinator

Hi, my name is Joanne and I have been with EJC Dentistry since 2007. If you don’t recognize me, then you’ve never made it to the “Back Office” or as some say the “Principles Office”. I don’t really know why! You may have heard the phrase “watch your step” and then see me trip on it myself. We do like to have a laugh when we work but our main concern is your dental health.

I have over 10 years of experience in the dental field as a receptionist and treatment coordinator and over 18 years in customer service. I enjoy meeting patients and getting to know you is the best part of my day. If you have any questions about your insurance coverage or upcoming treatment, please don’t hesitate to call me. I’m here for YOU!