Lynne has been with the practice for 30 years. She is a hard worker who cares about her clients. She is dedicated to the practice- working into her lunch and staying late to finish with her patients. She deserves recognition for all her years of service. The practice wouldn't be the same without her.
Valerie is a dental hygienist endowed with many great qualities! Even though she is still relatively new, she has an exceptional sense of responsibility. New tasks that have been assigned to her and she is performing them admirably while displaying an incredible thirst for knowledge. She is dynamic and passionate about her work, and her patients and her colleagues all love her. Whatever tasks we assign her, we know that she will perform them exceptionally well! She is a gem and we are lucky to have her by our side! She’s our “little ray of sunshine” as I like to call her!
It is hard to pick just one value as Jane is the definition of all of these. She is an outstanding hygienist and has strong core values. She has a huge following and is well respected by her patients and peers.
Felonie has the attributes and values that exemplifies a true leader and collaborator, as well as possess the zeal and innate passion that drives one to go above and beyond to be better for themselves, their patients and their colleagues. She is often a resource for her colleagues. She migrated from another country unable to practice in the field of her passion, overcame hurdles of varying magnitudes over multiple years with the ultimate goal of being able to practice as an RDH again. Today, she is a proud Dental Hygienist with over 8 years of clinical experience (international and national), undertaking a degree completion for Dental Hygiene with the ultimate dream of moulding other’s minds within the classroom to be the best version of themselves, professionally and otherwise. She is the epitome of a true leader in practice—one who strives for excellence
Sarah is amazing at patient care and always goes the extra mile to be sure her quality of care is above all expectations. She is a great team player and communicates with all team members to ensure the patient is provided with the best patient care.
Gisele has only been in our practice since Feb/21 and has made a wonderful difference in our tiny office. Her skills in Hygiene are only exceeded by her ability to connect with her patients. They can tell she really cares about them and their oral health after their very first visit with her. She has been able to create a trusting relationship with her patients and they are much more willing to come back for treatment they truly need. She is a kind, helpful and fun co-worker too!
Jackie is the most caring person personally and professionally. She goes above and beyond for her colleagues and patients. All patients love her and travel to see her even during Covid. She always offers to stay longer and help out although she has to take care of her own family. Jackie has a heart of gold.
Louise received her dental hygiene degree in 1981 from George Brown College of Applied Arts and Technology in Toronto. She has been an exceptional dental hygienist working in private practice and for the last nine years in the academic arena teaching dental students at the University of Saskatchewan. She joined the College of Dentistry at the University of Saskatchewan in 2012 taking the responsibility of teaching the students didactically and clinically the importance of periodontal health with amazing passion and quality. She has also collaborated in research projects and administrative activities. Louise always strives for excellence in everything she does. She has the ability to perform very well independently or as a team member. Additionally, she has high work ethics, reliability, respect for others, and caring for patients.
Marie Aileen is a self-initiated Dental Hygienist. She has over 25 years of dental experience, having worked as a Dentist with post-graduate specialties in Orthodontics, Periodontics and Neuromuscular Dentistry in the Philippines before migrating to Canada.
Marie Aileen began her Dental Hygiene program at Oxford College in 2009. She was named Valedictorian of the 2011 graduating class at Oxford College while performing her role as a wife and a mother to 3 growing kids at the same time.
Dentistry is Marie Aileen's passion and not just viewed as a career. She engages in continuous training, professional development and education in Canada and United States enabling her best to her patients. She has been acknowledged with multiple positive 5-star reviews from her patients, which shows how dedicated she is and how much she loves her career as a Dental Hygienist.
Dr. Andrew Tortorella Family & Sleep Dentistry (ON)
Lisa has demonstrated unwavering courage through her dedication to pursue continuing education and participate in community outreach. Lisa’s professional journey can be described in one word "thrive". The word thrive encompasses so much exuberance and growth, it is evident that it is Lisa's professional philosophy and what she hopes to see in those around her. It is also what she strives for in practice and for the future – a thriving profession, thriving clients, and thriving communities.
Lisa is a pillar of the dental community and is recognized by many peers as a leader in dental health promotion. She has acted in leadership roles by proposing ways to improve government dental programs as a method to overcome social stigma. It has taken her courage to leave a full-time career and follow her path of completing a diploma and degree in consecutive years, in order to accomplish her long-term goal of becoming a university graduate. Lisa has displayed innovation in her professional practice and utilized the skills learned at Brock and Western University. By furthering her education after working for many years, she has become an inspiration to other health professionals. Leaders are individuals who possess exemplary qualities, and those who have affected us in ways that make us want to be better people. These are all defining characteristics of Lisa's nature. Lisa has dedicated time and resources to community projects by volunteering at local community health centers. She has generously treated dental clients who had no means of attaining dental treatment. Lisa has impacted the lives of many people in the community by sharing her expertise and passion through community outreach projects. Lisa is currently enrolled in her master’s degree in Advanced Health Care Practice at Western University. Her educational stream is focused on health policy and legislation in order to become a true advocate for those of lower socioeconomic status, as she too came from a humble upbringing. Lisa is the first person in her family to graduate from secondary and now post-secondary education. Lisa has never let any obstacle stand in the way of a dream. Granting her this award would allow her to bring her dreams to fruition, so that one day, she too will be able to bring a smile to another person in need.