Since 1987 our team at Dr. Dove’s dental office in Barrie has enjoyed building long-term relationships with our patients. Our team is renowned for their knowledge, skills and professionalism. Our entire team works together to give you a great dental experience. At Dr. Dove’s we are committed to ongoing education of all the staff. Our entire team has worked together to give you the most relaxed and attentive office experience. We look forward to your visit!
My name is Michelle and 2016 marks my 30th year in dentistry. I started working at a dental office in grade 12 as a co-op student and continued on to college where I graduated from Georgian in Orillia in 1988 as a Certified Dental Assistant. I have worked in dental offices from Scarborough to Haliburton and a few in-between! I started my career assisting for about 10 years then moved to the front desk doing all aspects of reception, treatment co-ordinating and office manager. I have taken continuing education courses on many occasions. The courses include Office Management Program, Record Keeping and Quality Assurance, Making the Best, Office Management Levell ll and Team Lead 101 and 102.
Office Administrator/Financial Coordinator
My name is Mindy and I joined Dr. Dove and team in 2001 and have enjoyed learning and growing with my peers and co-workers ever since. We are like family here as we have been long term employees and I think that really says a lot about the office. I am a Graduate of the Toronto School of Business with an Office Administration and Medical Administration Diploma.
Level II Dental Assistant
My name is Melissa. I am a Level II Dental Assistant. I grew up in Collingwood and have lived in the Barrie area for the past 14 years. I went to Georgian College for assisting and graduated in 2003. I worked in Collingwood for a few years and I started working with Dr. Dove in 2006.
Level II Dental Assistant
My name is Sarah and I have completed Level 1 and Level 2 Dental Assisting at Georgian College in 2011, and graduated with honours. I am currently a member of the Ontario Dental Assistants Association and joined Dr. Dove’s team in 2012.
Hygienist D.A, R.D.H
My name is Donna Fisher and I graduated from Dental Assisting at Seneca College in Toronto in 1985 where I worked for one year as an assistant. I went on to graduate from Hygiene at Seneca College in 1987. I worked in a periodontal practice for 12 years before coming to Dr. Dove’s office in 2000. When not at work, I enjoy volunteering with the Special Olympics Track and Field Team.
My name is April and I am a Registered Dental Hygienist originally from Sudbury Ontario. I graduated from the Dental Hygiene program with honours in 2011 from Cambrian College and shortly after became authorized to self-initiate. I have been practicing in Barrie and the GTA ever since and enjoy meeting new people every day.
My name is Jaana and I am a Registered Dental Hygienist. I graduated from Cambrian College in 1990. I have been living in Barrie for the last 24 years and I have been working with Dr. Dove since 1990.
Level II Dental Assistant
My name is Jade and I joined Dr. Dove in February 2015. I have been working as a dental assistant since 1998 after graduating from the Dental Assistant Program at Confederation College in Thunder Bay. I also completed the Dental Assistant Level I Program and earned my National Dental Assistant Examination Board certificate the same year.
Registered Restorative Dental Hygienist DA, R.D.H, R.R.D.H
My name is Teresa and I attended Georgian College in 1989 and graduated from Dental Assisting. I assisted for a few years then returned to school in 1992. I attended Dental Hygiene and graduated with Honours from Confederation College in Thunder Bay. I began working for Dr. Dove in 1993 and enjoyed many years of dental hygiene with the practise. Once again, I returned to school this time I attended George Brown College and graduated from Registered Restorative Dental Hygiene 2005 with Honours. This is an attained specialty to perform Restorative procedures. I work full-time with Dr. Dove and enjoy restorative, treatment consults and coordinating implant treatment.
Registered Nurse R.N.
My name is Chris and I attended Georgian College and graduated with Honours in 1988 with a Diploma in Nursing. I worked at Royal Victoria Hospital for a total of 12 years and during this employment I was in the Medical/Palliative Care Unit. I completed a Humanities course through York University in 1990, and Coronary Care 1 at Georgian College in 2001. In 2008, I attended a mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction 8 week program and continue to attend ODSA Annual Sedation Conferences since 2004. I joined the team at Dr. Dove’s in 2000. I look forward to meeting you.
Hygienist C.D.A. II, R.D.H.
My name is Brittany and I am a Registered Dental Hygienist. I previously graduated from Georgian College as a Level II Dental Assistant in 2009 after which I proceeded to work in the profession for 7 years. It was then that I decided to return to school to pursue a career in Dental Hygiene. I obtained an advanced diploma in Dental Hygiene in 2016 from Georgian College in Barrie, Ontario.During my time at Georgian College, I had access to a multitude of mentors with a vast array of knowledge, expertise and skill for me to draw from. I was involved in various community oral health outreach projects with Georgian College which has greatly contributed to my professional development. My goal is to continue to immerse myself in community outreach initiatives in the future.
Some of my proudest accomplishments include graduating with honours, being awarded the Simcoe County Dental Hygiene Society Award in 2016 and the Sunstar Canada Preventative Dental Assisting Award in 2009. I currently hold professional memberships in the following organizations: College of Dental Hygienists of Ontario (CDHO), Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA), Ontario Dental Hygienists Association (ODHA) and Simcoe County Dental Hygienists Society (SCDHS)