Meet The Dental 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 smiles by cleaning and polishing their teeth. She has been doing this for several 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 furballs, and 2 frisky cats. When she has some downtime she enjoys baking, being near the water at the cottage, and gardening.
Christine – hygienist 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 daily to achieve optimal oral health.
Courtney -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 – 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 – 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.
Kendra- Front desk administration/dental assistant
Kendra graduated from Durham College in 2012 as a Level 2 Dental Assistant. After living in Alberta for 3 years Kendra decided to move back to Ontario to be closer to her Family. When she’s not working you can find her riding her dirt bike on the trails, or at the farm. She enjoys bow hunting during hunting season, or going to the dog park with her pup Beau! Kendra loves interacting with the patients and making sure they leave with a smile on their face.
Megan – FRONT DESK RECEPTIONIST
Megan is a recent graduate, with honours, 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 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.
Kristen – Front Desk Receptionist
Kristen was born and raised in Orillia. She has always loved being part of such a great community and enjoys meeting the many wonderful patients here at Orillia Smile Centre. She has recently made the career change to Front Desk Receptionist and is excited to be a part of our Dental team. When she is not at work, Kristen enjoys camping, hiking, yoga, and spending time with her family and friends.
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