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Meet the Team at Your Neighbourhood Dentist

At Your Neighbourhood Dentist, our team is committed to help our patients to look and feel their absolute best. From simple preventive appointments, to the reconstruction of full smiles, we always strive to ensure that every patient receives the highest standards of professional dental care, and that their experience with us is both positive and rewarding.

Office & Reception

AMANDA

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Meet Amanda…Your Neighbourhood Dentist’s Patient Services Coordinator (Leaside)

She is the first friendly face you see when entering our clinic and the last.

Amanda is attentive, empathetic, and very committed when it comes to our patient’s needs. We can guarantee that she will assist you with any questions you may have regarding insurance, payments, treatment planning, and schedule coordination.

Amanda will also help you with your insurance claims by submitting them electronically (if applicable due to certain policies) to ensure our patients receive prompt reimbursement, or she will guide you on how to fill out your paperwork. She always follows up on insurance claims, so don’t hesitate to ask her any questions you may have.

When not in the office, Amanda enjoys reading – her favorite authors include J.K Rowling, Stephenie Meyer, Joanne Greenberg, George Orwell, and William Golding to name a few. She also enjoys spending time with friends and family or having a nice quiet evening inside curled up with a good book.

NARITA

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Meet Narita…Your Neighbourhood Dentist’s Patient Services Coordinator (Keele)

Narita joined Your Neighbourhood Dentist Keele and is the friendly face that greets you before your appointment! She is committed to ensuring that your appointments are scheduled and all your insurance claims are submitted to ensure speedy reimbursement. Her warm personality will make you feel right at home from the moment you enter the office. She aims to make each and every one of our patients comfortable as she understands that dentistry is not always the most enjoyed activity by many. She is approachable and always willing to help with any questions about treatment or insurance, so please do not hesitate to ask.

Narita was born and raised in the Philippines and moved to Canada in 2010 together with her husband and three daughters. When she is not working at Your Neighbourhood Dentist, she brings smiles to the elderly working as a Personal Support Worker in a Nursing home. She also enjoys spending time with her family and her daughters who keep her busy with their ballet recitals.

Like all the other team members at Your Neighbourhood Dentist, Narita wants to contribute back to society. She has committed to joining Dr. Carrie in a dental mission to the Philippines in 2018!

Narita is excited to changing the way you view and feel in a dental office and is looking forward to working with you and your family in maintaining good oral health.

Dental Assistants

JANET

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Meet Janet… Your Neighbourhood Dentist’s Dental Assistant (Leaside)

Janet has been a Level 1 Certified Dental Assistant for 25 years and has had the privilege of assisting over 30 dentists of different nationalities and backgrounds. She has also participated with non profit organizations such as Health Outreach and New Beginning Baptist Fellowship Church on medical and dental missions to provided care to the less fortunate in remote areas in Central America and Haiti. Her knowledge of the Spanish language was a real asset in Guatemala where she translated, headed the hygiene program and was the bridge between the team of volunteers and the people.

Aside from her dental assisting background, Janet was also a member of the board of directors for the Platinum West condominium Corporation, a fundraiser for a community organization, national salesperson of the year for Kinney Canada, a pageant winner and a big sister.

When Janet is not assisting, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, organizing fundraisers, is very involved in her church and loves to travel. She has travelled to Guatemala, Mexico, Bahamas, Dubai , Israel, China and Holland, to name a few.

Janet looks forward to continuing her partnership with Dr. Carrie in doing mission work wherever the opportunity arises.

Enjoy Janet’s warm smile and sense of humour as you walk into our office for your next appointment!

Karissa

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Meet Karissa…. Your Neighbourhood Dentist’s Assistant (Leaside and Keele)

Karissa joined our team in 2014 after finishing high school in Mississauga. With no idea what she wanted as a career, she has grown into a great addition to Your Neighbourhood Dentist team. You will see her helping in all aspects of our office, from scheduling and confirming your appointments to ensuring your visits to our office is as comfortable as possible with warm neck rolls and warm towels. She is also a large part of sterilization and infection control in our office as we continually update our infection prevention and control measures with recommendations from the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario. She works hard to always try to be ahead of what needs to be done and loves making people smile, so please say ‘hi’ the next time you’re in!

She was born and raised in Thunder Bay and moved to Toronto in 2008. She enjoys spending time with her family and reading romance novels. Her favourite author is John Green because she finds his books and movies inspiring. She also enjoys baking and writing short stories so if you have any good recipes that you would like to share, please bring them in to our next appointment!

Toom

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Meet Toom …. Your Neighbourhood Dentist’s Dental Assistant (Leaside and Keele)

Her real name is Rumpaey but everyone knows and calls her by her nickname, Toom. She recently joined our team at Your Neighbourhood Dentist as a Level II Certified Dental Assistant. She graduated from George Brown College in 2014 and is a member of the Ontario Dental Assistants Association. She loves to laugh so you will hear her laughter filling the operatory during your appointments. She strives to put all our patients at ease with her humour and smile and looks forward to making you comfortable during your visits with us.

Toom was born and raised in Thailand, where she worked as a medical technologist for 7 years in private clinics and hospitals. She moved to Canada in 2011 and is happily married to her husband, Ruben. She enjoys going to the gym and watching TV in her spare time. She loves sports and travelling and also plays on a bowling league with her husband and friends every Thursday!

Adam

Meet Adam…. Your Neighbourhood Dentist’s Dental Assistant (Leaside and Keele)

Adam was born in Nova Scotia and moved to Mississauga with his family when he was only three months old. When Adam isn’t working at the office he spends his free time working on his writing.  He has aspirations to become an author, writing stories that send his readers into a magical world.  Adam loves to spend time with family and friends, watch movies and read books.

Dental Hygienists

BENSON

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Meet Benson…Your Neighbourhood Dentist’s Registered Dental Hygienist (Leaside)

Benson graduated from Dental Hygiene at George Brown College with Honours after completing his Bachelor of Science from the University of Waterloo. He is a member of the Ontario Dental Hygienists Association and the Canadian Dental Hygienists Association.

Benson is a very dedicated, goal-oriented and a person that will bring everyone happiness. He is always looking forward to bring a smile to every patient. Benson’s main goal at Your Neighbourhood Dentist is to ensure each patient will walk out smiling after his gentle, yet thorough dental cleanings!

When he isn’t in the office, Benson enjoys travelling, playing piano and guitar, and hanging out with his friends.

Benson also has a passion of serving the community! He has volunteered in a hospital, served the elderly and he’s part of the committee in his church and fellowship. He is also going to a dental mission at Haiti next year!

Benson promises to bring a positive experience to all his patients!

SHIVVON

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Meet Shivvon…Your Neighbourhood Dentist’s Registered Dental Hygienist (Leaside and Keele)

Shivvon is a Registered Dental Hygienist who moved to Toronto from Winnipeg to study and pursue her career as a hygienist. She is a member of the Ontario Dental Hygienist Association and the Canadian Dental Hygienist Association. She is passionate about her career and stays up to date by attending dental hygiene courses and continually expanding her knowledge.

Shivvon is meticulous and a perfectionist. Her goal is to do her best to help patients maintain a healthy mouth and great smile. She strives to ensure that every patient is comfortable in the chair while receiving a thorough, yet gentile cleaning and educates them about their oral home care.

In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family, playing sports, and working out at the gym. She is a proud mother to her daughter Bethany, who continues to surprise and impress her with her gymnastics abilities! She just recently returned from a dental mission trip to Haiti in January 2016 with Dr. Carrie and Dr. Frances, where she provided preventive oral care to patients including much needed scaling and dental prophylaxis.

She is looking forward to working with all her patients at Your Neighbourhood Dentist to ensure that your smiles stay healthy!

JOEY

Meet Joey…Your Neighbourhood Dentist’s Registered Dental Hygienist (Leaside)

Joey is a Registered Dental Hygienist and is a member of the Ontario Dental Hygienists Association and the Canadian Dental Hygienists Association. She enjoys providing optimal oral health care for her patients and is always putting in her best effort to meet patient’s satisfaction with every dental visit. 

Joey is constantly looking to set new goals and to learn new things, both as an individual and as a dental hygienist.

She recently participated in a pageant and became a titleholder for Miss Vietnam Toronto 2017. Some of the activities she enjoys outside of the office includes going to the gym, travelling, catching up with shows on Netflix and spending time with friends and family.

Joey is excited to meet and care for the patients at Your Neighbourhood Dentist.

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