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Emma

Occupation: Office Manager/dental assistant
How long have you worked at LDDC: 6 Years
Hometown: Caledon
What did you want to be when you grew up? Surgeon
First Job: Catering
Hobbies/Interests: camping, fishing, going up north
Favourite sport to watch/play: I like watching Hockey and my son play Lacrosse.
Biggest pet peeve: Bad drivers
Favourite bands in high school: Alexisonfire, Blink 182, any classic rock.
Favourite vacation spot: Have only been to Dominican, and England.
One thing on my bucket list: Have my dad teach me to fly.
Hidden Talent: No hidden talents
What are you really bad at that you’d love to be great at? Gardening
What if you favourite part of working for LDDC? Everyone I work with and all the wonderful patients I have gotten to know over the years.

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Nancy

Occupation: Office Manager
How long have you worked at LDDC: 30+ years
Hometown: Orangeville (born in Etobicoke)
Family/ Pets: Mother of 3 boys, adorable grandkids, an English Mastiff named Buster
What did you want to be when you grew up? RCMP- oh well!
First Job: Cleaner at a Nursing home
Hobbies/Interests: Lacrosse
Favourite sport to watch/play: Lacrosse
Biggest pet peeve: Empty milk jugs left in the fridge
Favourite bands in high school: BOSTON or AC/DC
Favourite vacation spot: My backyard
One thing on my bucket list: Whale watch
Hidden Talent: Play Cello
What are you really bad at that you’d love to be great at? Art/ drawing
What is something about you that might surprise us?: I sang for the Queen
What if you favourite part of working for LDDC? My co-workers and our nice patients.

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Janet

Occupation: Treatment Coordinator
How long have you worked at LDDC: 1 year (over 20 years dental experience)
Hometown: Caledon
Family/ Pets: Married, 2 sons, 1 grandson
What did you want to be when you grew up? Veterinarian
First Job: Working as a medical receptionist
Hobbies/Interests: Cooking, baking, watching movies, listening to music
Favourite sport to watch/play: hockey, now basketball
Biggest pet peeve: long line- ups
Favourite bands in high school: The Bee Gees
Favourite vacation spot: Hawaii
One thing on my bucket list: Visit Denmark where my family comes from
Hidden Talent: I make a mean mac + cheese baked.
What are you really bad at that you’d love to be great at? Gardening
What is something about you that might surprise us?: I don’t have a middle name
What if you favourite part of working for LDDC? The culture and environment.

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Jessica

Occupation: Hygiene Coordinator
How long have you worked at LDDC: 1 year
Hometown: Brampton
Family/ Pets: Married and have a cat Rocky
What did you want to be when you grew up?: ECE
First Job: No frills
Hobbies/Interests: Reading
Favourite sport to watch/play: I like to watch Soccer
Biggest pet peeve: People who don’t signal when turning.
Favourite bands in high school: Any Dance music
Favourite vacation spot: Aruba
One thing on my bucket list: Sky diving.
What are you really bad at that you’d love to be great at? Baking
What is something about you that might surprise us?: I can understand Portuguese/ Spanish but I don’t speak it.
What if you favourite part of working for LDDC? The ladies I work with

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Monica

Occupation: Dental reception/assistant. I also have been a realtor for 11 years!
How long have you worked at LDDC:10 years
Hometown: Mono
Family/ Pets: Married with 2 boys
What did you want to be when you grew up?: An Architect
First Job: Mc Donald’s
Hobbies/Interests:Being on the lake, shopping, starbucks, watching hgtv, taking pictures of my kids
Favourite sport to watch/play: hockey and lacrosse
Biggest pet peeve: too many to name
Favourite bands in high school: The Tragically Hip
Favourite vacation spot: anywhere there is water and it’s sunny and hot
One thing on my bucket list: Maldives
What are you really bad at that you’d love to be great at? Being more adventurous
What if you favourite part of working for LDDC? My girls!!!

Dental Hygienists

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Britteny

Occupation: Registered Dental Hygienist
How long have you worked at LDDC: 8 months
Hometown: Shelburne
What did you want to be when you grew up? A vet or a singer
First Job: Pizza Delight
Hobbies/Interests: Love going for hikes and bike rides, love scrapbooking
Favourite sport to watch/play: Watch- Hockey, Play- ball hockey (because I can’t skate)
Biggest pet peeve: The sound of people chewing, and people who ride the merg. Lane.
Favourite bands in high school: My Chemical Romance/ The Used. My music choices have changed drastically since then. Still and always will love Guns ‘N’ Roses.
Favourite vacation spot: Costa Rica
One thing on my bucket list: Learn to surf in Hawaii.
Hidden Talent: I can carry a pretty decent tune
What are you really bad at that you’d love to be great at? I really wish I could play an instrument like piano or guitar.
What is something about you that might surprise us? I am a musical theatre nerd
What if you favourite part of working for LDDC? Everyone I work with. I couldn’t ask for a more supportive and fun work family!

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Tricia

Occupation: Registered Dental Hygienist
How long have you worked at LDDC: 18 years (14 as a hygienist)
Hometown: Orangeville
Family/ Pets? Husband + 2 daughters ages 6 and 9.
What did you want to be when you grew up? I do not remember
First Job: Dry Cleaners
Hobbies/Interests: Skiing, reading, spending time with my family.
Favourite sport to watch/play: Baseball
Biggest pet peeve: Bad drivers and parkers.
Favourite bands in high school: Green Day/ No Doubt
Favourite vacation spot: Mexico
One thing on my bucket list: Going to Hawaii
Do you have any hidden talents: No, I’m boring!
What are you really bad at that you’d love to be great at? Cooking
What if you favourite part of working for LDDC? Meeting and building a rapport with patients

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Heather

Occupation: Restorative Dental Hygienist
How long have you worked at LDDC: 26 years
Hometown: Caledon/ Cheltenham
Pets? 2 Golden Retrievers.
What did you want to be when you grew up? Nurse/ Airline Stewardess
First Job: Worked in the kitchen of a restaurant on an island in Parry Sound.
Hobbies/Interests: Cycling on my road and mountain bike/ travelling Europe cycling
Favourite sport to watch/play: Lacrosse
Biggest pet peeve: People who drive slow in the passing lane.
Favourite bands in high school: Van Halen, Rolling Stones
Favourite vacation spot: Mallorca, Spain
One thing on my bucket list: Travel and cycle in Italy
What if you favourite part of working for LDDC? The staff and patients make it special for me. I feel fortunate to work with such great people

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Alanah

Occupation: Registered Dental Hygienist
How long have you worked at LDDC: 2 years
Hometown: Orangeville
Family/ Pets: I am a daughter, sister and aunt!
I have two dogs, a German shepherd and a Wheaten Terrier and one cat
First Job: Little Caesars Pizza
Hobbies/Interests: I like to stay active by playing soccer and going to the gym. Some other things I enjoy doing are spending time with family and friends and attending country concerts throughout the summer!
Favourite sport to watch/play: Soccer and Hockey
Biggest pet peeve: When the toilet paper roll is empty and someone doesn’t change it OR leaves the new roll on top of the toilet paper holder……..WHY?!
Favourite bands in high school: I don’t have one specific favourite but I love a variety of country and mainstream music.
Favourite vacation spot: Anywhere with sun, sand and tropical drinks!
One thing on my bucket list: To travel and be able to see and experience more of the world.
What are you really bad at that you’d love to be great at? I used to play guitar, piano and the flute growing up but stopped throughout the years and wish I had stuck with them.
What if you favourite part of working for LDDC? The positive environment and personalities of the people I get to work with! They make coming to work easy and enjoyable. LDDC was the first office I worked at coming right out of Dental Hygiene School and everyone at the office was so welcoming, helpful and supportive. It truly made my first experience outside of post secondary a positive one, I am very lucky to be a part of the LDDC family!

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Tara Deckers

Occupation: Registered Dental Hygienist
How long have you worked at LDDC: 7years (on and off with maternity leaves)
Hometown: Drayton, Ont
Family /Pets: Married, Mother of 3, chocolate lab named Cola
First Job: Waitressing
Hobbies/Interests: Synchronized skating
Favourite sport to watch/play: Any sport my kids are doing
Biggest pet peeve: Non- Flossers
Favourite bands in high school: Any old rock or country band
Favourite vacation spot: Anywhere with sunshine and a beach
One thing on my bucket list: To visit New Zealand or Fiji
What are you really bad at that you’d love to be great at? Art. I’m not as creative as I’d like to be.
What is something about you that might surprise us: I grew up with 3 brothers, and they know not to mess with me haha!
What if you favourite part of working for LDDC? The team members are amazing, and catching up with them weekly is the perfect escape from my 3 kids.

Dental Assistants

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Jen

Occupation: Dental Assistant
How long have you worked at LDDC:1 year
Hometown: Arthur, ON
Family/ Pets? Married to Scott 13 years, 2 sons Tyler and Justin Pet: Border Collie
What did you want to be when you grew up? Lawyer
Hobbies/Interests: Gardening
Favourite sport to watch/play: Hockey
Biggest pet peeve: Things out of place
Favourite bands in high school: Garth Brooks, Backstreet Boys, Shania Twain
Favourite vacation spot: Darien Lake camping with my family.
One thing on my bucket list: Travelling anywhere!
Do you have any hidden talents: Ha Ha no hidden talents.
What are you really bad at that you’d love to be great at? Singing
What if you favourite part of working for LDDC? Having a wonderful work family

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Fakhra

Occupation: Dental Assistant
How long have you worked at LDDC: Under a year
Hometown: Orangeville (born in Germany, lived in England then moved to Canada)
Family/ Pets: Husband and Daughter, Abeerah
What did you want to be growing up: Always wanted to be in a field of study that helped the community in some way; especially medical. Always enjoyed going to the dentist so I knew I wanted to be in the dental field by the time I was 15.
Hobbies/Interests: I loved to spend time with family. I like to garden and travel to new places I have not seen before.
Biggest pet peeve: Things that are unorganized
Favourite vacation spot: England- love the historical feeling and childhood memories.
One thing on my bucket list: traveling to Greece or Egypt
What are you really bad at that you’d love to be great at? Singing.
What is something about you that might surprise us?: I had a black belt in karate.
What if you favourite part of working for LDDC? Great team! Always see smiling faces and very supportive!