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.
Vivian – Hygienist RDH
Vivian has been a Registered Dental Hygienist for 20 years and graduated from Durham College with Honors.
She has 4 wonderful children. Vivian has a lot of patience with the little ones and a lot of experience with big chickens (who are dental phobic). In her spare time, she likes to keep active with biking, hiking, swimming, skiing and rollerblading. .
Kashia – Hygienist RDH
Kashia graduated with an Advanced Diploma in Dental Hygiene from Georgian College in 2013. She lived in Orillia for almost 20 years before moving to Elmvale with her husband. Although it’s not the closest dental office to her, she chose the Orillia Smile Centre because of the amazing patients, and staff (so to her the commute is well worth it).
She has great compassion for those who experience dental anxiety and strives to reduce their anxiety with communication and oral health education.
When she’s not assisting her patients in optimizing their oral health, she is spending time with her husband and two children. Her interests include karaoke, the show The Office, and trying to learn palmistry (I’m not superstitious, but I am a little stitious- Micheal Scott).
Petrina – Hygienist RDH
Born in Edmonton, Alberta, and raised in Ontario. Petrina graduated with honors from the Dental Assisting Level II program in 2006. Then returned to Georgian College and received her Dental Hygiene diploma in 2010. She also has an educational background as a pharmacy assistant and PSW. She takes pride in providing the best health care to her clients and wants them to feel comfortable with providing gentle instrumentation and educating clients about optimal oral health.
She is a proud mother of 2 beautiful daughters Shyla and Autumn whom she enjoys spending time outside the office. I love reading, poetry, yoga, and the outdoors. Nature is always beautiful no matter the season and brings the brightest smiles 🙂
Courtney – CDAII / Office Manager
Born in Barrie and raised in Orillia Ontario. Courtney loves Orillia and the great sense of community that we share in 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. She 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 – CDAII / Treatment Coordinator
Born and raised in the Ottawa Valley, Erika moved to the Simcoe County area in 2015 and joined the Orillia Smile Centre team in 2016 where she continues to add to her 10 years of dental experience.
Erika and her partner Shane have a son who they welcomed in March 2020 and are the light of their life! They love making family memories, always including their sweet pup Sierra in all the fun.
Erika adds a fun & bright presence to the office and is always ready to help patients with anything they may need.
Chantelle – CDAII
Chantelle’s welcoming smile and warm personality never fail to help our patients feel comfortable when achieving their dental needs with her calm voice.
Chantelle enjoys traveling to work while listening to her music.
It gives her that “me” time to unwind before coming into the office.
She’s not a cook, only uses the microwave to heat up her meals.
In addition, Chantelle enjoys meditating at home, spending time with her part Husky/part German Sheppard Abby and her Grandson Elliott.
Taylor – CDAII
Graduated from Georgian College in Barrie from the Dental Assisting program in 2019. Taylor has always been passionate about oral hygiene and believes that everyone deserves to have a beautiful smile. She hopes that one day she can continue achieving her dream of becoming a Dental Hygienist. When not at work, Taylor enjoys spending time with friends/family and caring for her newborn baby, Kaiden.
We are happy about the growth of her new family and hope she is enjoying her time on maternity leave.
Krystal – Sterilization Technician
Krystal is currently enrolled at Georgian College in Barrie to become a Dental Hygienist. She has been at Orillia Smile Center since 2020, when she did her co-op placement, and has been there ever since and waiting until she obtains her diploma in 2024.
Krystal was born and raised in Orillia, Ontario, and loves adventures like hiking, traveling, and boating. Krystal hopes that with her compassion, empathy and kindness, she can help patients with their dental experiences to promote the importance of maintaining an oral environment supportive of periodontal health.
Aman – Front Desk Administrator
Aman was born and brought up in India. She migrated to Canada in 2019. She wanted to explore a new country and pursue her further studies here in order to achieve her ambitions. She chose Canada as it is the only country that welcomes immigrants with warm hearts.
She completed her 2 years program of Office Administration in Health Services at Georgian College. Eventually, she wanted to have a workplace where she can grow, and learn in a healthy working environment. She got hired here in Orillia Smile Centre where she found a Canadian family. She believes in providing the best experience ever to her patients.
In her leisure time, she prefers to hang out with her friends, listen to music, and cook exotic food.
Kelsey – Front Desk Administrator
Kelsey was born and raised in Orillia. She has worked in customer service in the area for many years allowing her to form great relationships with members of our community. She sees many familiar faces coming into the Orillia Smile Centre and loves meeting new faces who she can build new connections with. She takes pride in delivering the best possible experience for every patient as soon as they walk through the door.
Kelsey lives on the lake with her husband Jamie, their two beautiful daughters – Addison and Ezrah, and their German Sheppard x American bulldog named Axel. Kelsey enjoys traveling and spending time outdoors with her family.
Meghan – Front Desk Administrator
Meghan was born and raised in Barrie, ON. She has worked in the dental field for 6 years now, as a receptionist. She loves to interact with people and help them with any questions they may have.
She now lives in Oro-Medonte and loves to be outside and on the water in the summertime soaking up the sunshine. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with friends and family, trying new things and making memories. She also enjoys going for hikes and listening to music.
She recently returned to OSC and is happy to be back working and seeing so many familiar faces 🙂
Lesley – Front Desk Administrator
Born and raised In Orillia, Lesley spent the last 8 years in hospital security primarily working with mental health patients, and continues to do so. She joined the Smile Centre and field of Dental in December 2021 and has been very happy for the opportunity to learn, with no dental experience. Lesley is passionate about helping people, making people smile, and laugh, and easing patients’ dental anxieties.
While she isn’t working, she loves spending time with friends and family, exercising, singing, and just enjoying life.
Lesley loves that the Smile Centre team welcomed her to their family with open arms and she is grateful to be a part of it. 🙂
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