Responsible and Carbon-Free Dentistry

At Paste, we want to do the best for patients while making sure that we are as harmless to the environment as possible. We recycle and reduce waste as much as possible.

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We have picked up methods to improve daily procedures in an eco-friendly way, without compromising on the quality, hygiene and outcomes of your dental care. 


Procedures that cannot become eco-friendly are carbon compensated so that the damage to the ecosystem can be healed through various certified projects and initiatives. At Paste, your visits are carbon reduced, with our office leaving a low ecological footprint!


Many of the materials used to build our office have been thoughtfully chosen with sustainability in mind. Put yourself at ease that choosing us is good for your health, but also good for the environment.


At Paste, we challenge ourselves to support and showcase local businesses owned and operated by under-represented communities. We are so proud to contribute our part in creating an inclusive, equitable and regenerative economic community. In addition to our commitment to sustainability and protecting our community, Paste Dental and Dr. Derek Chung are proud supporters of LGBTQ2S+ rights.


We support women, AAPI, BIPOC and LGBTQ2S+ owned and operated local businesses in our own operation whenever possible. It is with intention that nearly every detail of our practice has been built and created by members coming from under-represented communities. We hope to support and highlight the local talent in our own diverse community.


Paste is the proud sponsor of the Recreational Division at the Toronto Spartan Volleyball League (TSVL). TSVL is the largest not-for-profit gay sports league in Canada. It is a volunteer-run, not-for-profit adult volleyball league catering mainly to the lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, trans, queer and LGBTQ-friendly community in Toronto, Canada. The League provides an inclusive and fun environment to play volleyball and a social place to enjoy the company of new people and old friends. Being able to be regenerative, inclusive of our community is a key aspect of what Paste represents.

THE 519

We are excited to announce an ongoing donation to The 519 community agency. The 519 shares Dr. Chung’s commitment in promoting inclusion, understanding and respect for all people. We are excited to support their work in the community and specifically for their service in newcomer and refugee settlement in LGBTQ2S+ lives.


At Paste, our top priority today and every day is ensuring a safe, healthy and welcoming visit for all guests. Due to Covid-19, our ‘new normal’ may evolve over time to reflect government guidance and new societal expectations. What will never change, though, is our commitment to keeping our guests and staff safe.. This is our utmost priority.


Paste Dental is in compliance with and even exceeds Covid-19 infection prevention control mandates outlined by Public Health Ontario and The Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario.

  • All patients are pre-screened for Covid-19 related concerns
  • We are completely digital and designed our clinic to be touch free. Please fill out the Paste Dental Welcome Package on your smart device, and enjoy a touch free appointment.
  • We have installed Surgically Clean Air air filters throughout our office to monitor and disinfect the air in our office using CUTTING-EDGE BI-POLAR IONIZATION TECHNOLOGY THAT FILTERS OUT AIRBORNE VIRUSES, MOLDS, & BACTERIA THAT TYPICAL SYSTEMS MISS.
  • We disinfect every clinical surface completely between each guest using hospital grade disinfectants.
  • Hand sanitizing stations and barriers are used throughout Paste Dental to keep everyone safe.
  • Daily Wellness checks completed for all of our staff to ensure the team is in good health.
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Dr. Derek Chung
Dr. Derek Chung B.Sc (Dent), DMD

Derek was born in Ottawa, Ontario and moved to Winnipeg, Manitoba when he was a toddler, making him a certified prairie boy. He brings that small town sincerity, patience and kindness to all aspects of his practice. Dr. Chung is the visionary behind the elevated Paste experience.

Dr. Derek Chung obtained his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree at the University of Manitoba. He also completed a degree in dental research, focused on dental whitening. Upon graduation, Dr. Chung then continued his training at the University of Western Ontario, where he completed his General Practice Residency. This has provided Dr. Chung with the foundation towards understanding the formal technical skills required to best serve his patients and their oral health needs.

After years of working in a group practice in downtown Toronto, Dr. Chung envisioned something different. He envisioned an elevated, sustainable dental experience where every aspect of a patient’s visit was thoughtfully curated. Dr. Chung challenges himself to create a dental office where every facet of the experience is intentional and thoughtful. He helps his patients reach their oral health goals by replacing stress, pressure and anxiety for more beauty and enjoyment. 

Dr. Chung’s greatest skill is his sincere interest and passion in creating the best experience for his patients. His friendly and understanding nature allows him to provide a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere so his patients get the best dental experience possible.


Paste was born out of Dr. Chung’s dream to change the public perception of going to the dentist. He sought to make the traditionally unpleasant dental experience more beautiful. Paste Dental is fueled by Dr. Chung’s years of gathered insights from his relief work in dental mission trips, working in hospitals, to his years in private practice. Dr. Chung sees what patients truly value. Compassion; Sincerity; Understanding; Comfort; Quality; Patience.

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