Dr. Caroline was born and raised in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. After completing seven years of study at the University of Saskatchewan, she received her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree in May of 1989. Upon graduation, she moved to Red Deer, Alberta, to begin her career in Dentistry. Over the years, she has maintained her practice with honesty and integrity and has been proud to see her family of patients continue to grow. Dr. Caroline considers herself very fortunate to work with such wonderful patients here in Central Alberta who support her and her practice.
Dr. Caroline believes in, and is committed to continuing her education to provide you with the techniques and materials to make your dental experience the most positive and satisfying you have ever received. Her desire to help her patients achieve health is what continues to fuel her passion for Dentistry. Beyond her dental degree, Dr. Caroline has further studied all aspects of general dentistry. She looks forward to providing her patients with dental care that is preventive in nature, evidence-based, and minimally-invasive at every opportunity.
One of Dr. Caroline's greatest desires is to offer her dental services to those patients who have limited or no access to dental care. She volunteers her time at the Dental Outreach of Red Deer (DOoR) clinic in Red Deer, and is pursuing opportunities to complete dental mission trips. She, along with four of the team are excited to be heading to Guatemala in February 2018.
In her time away from the office, Dr. Caroline enjoys many varied outdoor pursuits, sports and travelling. She is a theatre- and movie-lover, budding Flamenco dancer, calligrapher, mom to her fur baby “Sunny”, and student of languages, most recently Russian. You may also find her cheering on her “Roughriders”!
Dr. Caroline is married to her husband Scott, and alongside him, enjoys balance in her life in the company of family, good friends, and the community at large.
Leanne was born in Calgary, Alberta but as a young child her family moved to Brooks, Alberta where she finished her schooling. In British Columbia, she was an owner operator of a houseboat company but eventually the wide-open prairies and blue skies of Alberta called her home. Leanne completed her Dental Administration Course at the Bow Valley College in Calgary in 2005. As part of our administration team Leanne is a customer service specialist! She loves working with our patients to make their experience efficient and informative. Leanne is committed to continuing education; learning about the advances and developments in dentistry is what keeps her in this field. She feels there is always something new to learn from our patients as well. Leanne loves reading anything that challenges her mind, writing poetry, skiing and nice long quiet walks..."no marathons for me"! She says the best thing she can make for dinner - is reservations!
Maureen was born in Brampton but raised in Whitby, Ontario. She moved to the west coast in August 2016 but has now relocated to a more permanent location in Red Deer. Maureen’s dental career started in 2012 when she attended Durham College in Oshawa for Dental Reception and Administration. She quickly fell in love with the dental environment and is driven to further her career, as she hopes to one day go into office management. Maureen has a very positive, upbeat attitude, and is a very pleasant and capable addition to our team. She especially takes pride in helping our patients understand how their dental benefits work. When not in the office, Maureen is a full-time mother to Wallace and with her fiancé, she also loves spending time at the beach, and camping in our national parks. If she can, she also enjoys getting the occasional day to play video games. Yes, she’s a “Gamer!”
Katherine was born in Rocky Mountain House, and lived around Condor before moving to Red Deer as a young teenager. After finishing high school, she worked and travelled overseas. Upon her return, she started her first year in the communications program at Red Deer College while playing basketball for the Queens. It wasn’t until her second year of college that she discovered her educational niche. In 2013 she received her diploma in dental hygiene from the Toronto College of Dental Hygiene. Following graduation, Katherine worked in various locations in British Columbia, completing maternity leave contracts prior to moving back to Red Deer to be closer to family and friends. Katherine is a very thorough and gentle hygienist. Her extensive knowledge and dedication to the improvement of patients’ oral health is evident every day. In her free time, Katherine enjoys a variety of activities including hiking, camping, sports, exploring Alberta, and globetrotting.
Melissa was born in the small railroad town of Chapleau Ontario, and raised in Bancroft, another small town in southern Ontario. She found an interest in the dental field and attended Algonquin College in Ottawa, Ontario, graduating as a Level II Dental Assistant in 2007. Melissa began her dental assisting career in Thunder Bay, Ontario and became passionate for the profession after building many strong relationships with patients and helping them realize the importance of their dental health. During a trip to Banff National Park and with one view of the mountains, she decided this was where she wanted to reside. After 8 years working as an assistant and receptionist, she decided to make the move to Red Deer and join our office. Melissa is a competent and caring assistant who develops a great rapport with our patients and manages to make them laugh! With a great passion for outdoors, hiking, fishing, camping, hunting and especially photography, she knew this was the place for her!