Our Team

Patient Care Coordinators:

Amanda

Patient Care Coordinator

Languages: Portuguese

Amanda is the first and last face you see at Your Neighbourhood Dentist. She is attentive, empathetic, and committed to ensuring our patients’ needs are met by assisting with any questions patients may have regarding insurance, payments, treatment planning, and schedule coordination.

Amanda will also aid you in the insurance process by submitting claims electronically (if applicable) to ensure prompt reimbursement.

When she is not in the office she enjoys reading – her favorite authors include J.K Rowling, Stephenie Meyer, Joanne Greenberg, George Orwell, and William Golding to name a few.

Karissa

Office Assistant

Karissa joined our team after finishing high school with no idea what she wanted as a career.  She has quickly fallen in love with dentistry and has grown into a great addition to our team. You will see her helping in all aspects of our office, from scheduling and confirming your appointments ensuring your visits to our office is as comfortable as possible with warm neck rolls and warm towels. She works hard to always try to be ahead of what needs to be done and loves making people smile.

Karissa 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 favorite author is John Green because she finds his books and movies inspiring. She also enjoys baking and writing short stories.

Curlene

Curlene joined our team after completing the Dental Administrator Program at Medix College. She possesses an interest in dentistry and is committed to continuing her education in this field. Curlene answers calls, sends friendly reminders along with other services to assist you, and she does all this with a smile on her face.

Curlene was born and raised in Trinidad and Tobago and immigrated to Canada in 2004. When she is not assisting you in our office, Curlene can be found reading, taking walks or enjoying a good Marvel movie.

Casandra

Patient Care Coordinator
Languages: English, Creole

Casandra is a graduate from the Medical Administration Program at Seneca. After finishing the program, she wasn’t sure this was path she wanted to take. Having the opportunity to learn and work at Your Neighbourhood Dentist has proven to be an amazing redirection so far. Casandra answers calls, emails, helps patients with filling forms among other services to assist you.

Casandra has learned a great deal in a short amount of time and continues to focus on acquiring the knowledge and skills she needs in order to better assist you, and to be a valuable member and addition to the team.

When she is not in the office assisting you, Casandra enjoys spending quiet time watching documentaries, reading and spending quality time with family.

Dental Assistants:

Janet

Dental Assistant – CDA Level 1
Languages: Spanish

Janet has been a Level 1 Certified Dental Assistant for 25 years and has had the privilege of assisting over 30 dentists of different areas of specialty. Her warm smile, sense of humour along with her assisting skills make each appointment a breeze.

Aside from her dental assisting background, Janet was also a member of the board of directors for the Platinum West Condominium Corporation, national salesperson of the year for Kinney Canada, a pageant winner, and a big sister. She enjoys organizing fundraisers and she is very involved in her church and has been on missions to Haiti and Central America.

She loves to travel and has traveled to Guatemala, Mexico, Bahamas, Dubai, Israel, China, and Holland, to name a few.

Pauline

Dental Assistant – CDA Level 2
Language: Tagalog

Pauline is our Level 2 Certified Dental Assistant. Working at Your Neighbourhood Dentist has enabled her to pursue her interests in the medical field.  Pauline is always enthusiastic about making patients smile and is very detail oriented to ensure patients receive the best care possible. Her professional experience further enhances her passion in promoting oral health and hygiene to our patients.  When Pauline is not at the office, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She also loves arts, crafts, calligraphy, decorating, cooking and baking.

Adam

Office Assistant

Adam was born in Nova Scotia and moved to Mississauga with his family when he was only three months old. Adam is responsible for the 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.

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.

Rebecca

Dental Assistant 

Rebecca was born and raised in the Philippines – she speaks Ilokano and Tagalog – and worked in Hong Kong before making Canada her home.  She graduated in 2019 as a Level II Dental Assistant from Medix College in Toronto. Rebecca is often quiet and reserved, but she is incredibly kind and meticulous in her work – qualities that become even more evident than usual when she has a chance to assist with kids!  As you’ll find, she is very caring and always there to give a helping hand.

 

Rebecca is a proud mother of her son, Nathaniel and his sister, Irish.  She enjoys spending evenings and weekends with her family and friends – cooking, swimming, playing pool and occasionally watching episodes of the original run of Arrested Development.

Dental Hygienists:

Nikki

Registered Dental Hygienist
Languages: Cantonese and Mandarin

Nikki graduated Dental Hygiene from Oxford College, she is a member of the College of Dental Hygienists of Ontario and the Ontario Dental Hygienists Association. In addition to performing routine cleanings and periodontal maintenance, her goal is to provide excellent and comfortable care for all patients at Your Neighbourhood Dentist. She enjoys helping patients develop optimal oral hygiene care at home by education and prevention. When Nikki isn’t at the office she enjoys watching the Toronto Maple leafs and Raptors games.

Monica

Registered Dental Hygienist
Languages: English, Portuguese, Spanish

Monica joined Your Neighbourhood Dentist after graduating from an accredited dental hygiene program and is a member of the College of Dental Hygienists of Ontario and the Canadian Dental Hygienists Association. She is always smiling and will ensure that you visit is always pleasant and comfortable. She is very passionate and detail-oriented with her work and her objective is to deliver optimal care and provide high caliber patient counseling. Some of her duties in the office include exposing radiographs, teaching appropriate brushing and flossing techniques, performing routine cleanings, and assisting with periodontal maintenance.

In her free time, Monica enjoys cooking and spending time with her family.