Meet The Staff
Jody – Hygienist RDH
Jody Attended Georgian College here in Orillia after high school, where she completed the Dental Assisting program. Immediately after, she entered the Dental Hygiene program and, in 2009, obtained her diploma. Jody was born and raised in the Alliston area, but a combination of her husband and the opportunity for great professional growth brought her here to the Orillia Smile Centre team in 2013. She truly enjoys hygiene and prides herself in being gentle, yet thorough with her clients. When she is not detoxifying sulci (a fancy term for showing oral bacteria who is boss). She is spending time with her family and friends, or running around town training for her next big race.
Gwen – Hygienist RDH
Gwen enjoys her profession and adding the sparkle into people’s smile by cleaning and polishing their teeth. She has been doing this for a number of years, and has a great deal of knowledge in regards to oral health and periodontal disease. She has a 7 year old son whom she adores, 2 golden retriever dogs who are her loveable fur balls, and 2 frisky cats. When she has some downtime she enjoys baking, being near the water at the cottage, and gardening.
Christine Oakes – RDH
Christine was born and raised in Whitby, ON. After high-school Christine attended Durham College for Dental Assisting and graduated in 2012. Immediately after, Christine started the Dental Hygiene program at Durham College graduating with an Advanced Diploma in 2014. Soon after, Christine got a job in Whitby and worked there for 3 years. In 2017, Christine and her boyfriend and their two fur babies made the move to Brechin, ON where they bought their first home. Although there are several differences, Christine loves all the changes that came with moving to Brechin. Christine loves her profession and truly enjoys collaborating with patients and the Dentist on a daily basis to achieve optimal oral health.
Josh – STERILIZATION TECHNICIAN
Josh attended school in London, Ontario before moving to Orillia where he lives with his wife and 3 children. Josh has been with Orillia Smile Centre since mid-2018, and when he’s not here he likes to spend his time cooking and playing music. Also, he is our favourite here at OSC. 😉
Courtney – LEVEL 2 DENTAL ASSISTANT/OFFICE MANAGER
Born in Barrie and raised in Orillia Ontario. Courtney love’s Orillia and the great sense of community that we share in the Sunshine City. She enjoys helping patients and staff to make a smooth and comfortable dental experience from beginning to end for everyone who comes into the Orillia Smile Centre and has been with the team since 2015. While she isn’t at work she enjoys the outdoors, going snowboarding in the winter, and playing baseball in the summer. She also likes to ride her motorcycle when the weather is nice, and just relax with friends and family in her spare time.
Erika – LEVEL 2 DENTAL ASSISTANT/TREATMENT COORDINATOR
Born and raised in the Ottawa Valley, Erika began working in the dental while in her final year of high school. She has added many years of dental experience to her resume since then. During her free time she enjoys doing fun outdoor activities with her partner Shane, and dog Sierra. She also likes to visit various members of her family and friends. We are very lucky to have Erika be a part of the Smile Centre team since 2016, helping create a great experience for every patient.
Taylor Coombs – DENTAL ASSISTANT
From patient to hard-working Dental Assistant, Taylor has come full circle here at OSC. She grew up in Coldwater, attended Georgian College in Barrie and is now thriving in her career as a Dental Assistant. She is loving her job, her co-workers and all the patients she meets. When not working; Taylor loves to shop and visit her two little niece’s.
Megan Jewell – FRONT DESK RECEPTIONIST
Megan is a recent graduate, with honour’s, of the Office Administration Services Program from Georgian College. She previously has worked in health care for several years, & recently made the transition to administrative work, starting out in social work. Megan had always envisioned working in a Dental office, upon completing school. In her free time, she loves to travel. Megan loves cooking & baking for her family & friends, spending time with her son & fur baby- a black lab retriever mix.
Meghan – FRONT DESK RECEPTIONIST
Born and raised in Barrie, Ontario. Meghan loves to hang out with her large family and friends in town. She recently started working with us here at Orillia Smile Centre as our lovely receptionist. She has always dreamed about working front desk at an office, and now her dreams have come true. Meghan recently graduated from the Medical Administration course. She wants to be able to help patient’s book appointments at a time that will work with their schedule, and remind them of their dental appointments, because you’re oral health has a lot to do with your overall health.