Meet the Pediatric Dental Team – St. Catharines, ON
Highly Experienced in Helping Kids Smile
Coral Kids Dentistry & Braces doesn’t employ just any dental team. We make sure our team members are trained to work with kids specifically and understand the importance of maintaining a pleasant and welcoming dental office environment. As you’ll learn below, our pediatric professionals hold many years of education and real-world experience helping children achieve healthy smiles. We encourage you to read more about them ahead of your next appointment!
Front Office Administrative Assistant
Debbie is a graduate of the Medical Front Office program at Niagara College and is most often one of the first smiling faces you see when you enter the dental office. It is very important for her that every patient and their family that walks into Coral Kids Dentistry & Braces feels welcome and comfortable.
When she is not in the dental office, Debbie enjoys spending time with her family camping and relaxing on the beach. They are a big sports family so they will often be found at a baseball diamond, soccer pitch or hockey arena.
I’m graduated with a BSCN from York University in 2007 and a MN from Charles Sturt University in 2015.
I love working at Coral Kids Dentistry & Braces because of the staff! Together we make a great team and we care for the kids as if they were our own. The dental office manager has worked hard to create a beautiful, child friendly space, that makes kids feel welcome and engaged while visiting us at Coral Kids Dentistry & Braces. I love the environment and seeing the kids enjoy it too.
Hidden talents: I have healing hands and a heart full of compassion. I love healing crystals and making bracelets to bring happiness and well-being to my friends and family. Im currently enrolled in a Holistic Health Nurse and Coach Certification and love sharing my creativity and knowledge with everyone and anyone!! Sharing is caring :)
Deidre has held different positions within the dental industry. After graduating from Niagara College’s Medical Records Technician program, she completed her education in Dental Assisting from Career Canada College and finally went on to receive her Level II Preventative Dental Assisting Upgrade from Western University.
The most important thing to Deidre when it comes to patient care is to have all patients and their families trust her with their concerns and questions. It is her goal to make sure everyone feels comfortable and enjoys a five-star experience when in the Coral Kids Dentistry & Braces dental office. She also believes in empowering anxious patients to achieve confidence in themselves so that they can grow, and in time, not be afraid of the dentist.
Outside of work, she enjoys going up North to her family cottage, travelling, hiking, working out, decorating cakes and cookies as well as watching basketball and hockey. Overall, she just loves spending time with her beautiful family and friends!
Certified Level II Dental Assistant
After graduating from Don Bosco Catholic Secondary School, Kayla attended George Brown College. Today, she has more than a decade of experience in the dental field! Since joining our team in 2022, she’s loved helping to create healthy, happy smiles and working with an amazing team that works together to provide the best possible care.
Kayla grew up in Toronto, and she moved to the Niagara region a few years ago. At home, she has a husband, two young children, and a dog. When she isn’t doing activities with her kids, she enjoys baking!
Lisa is originally from Montreal! In addition to studying at St. Lawrence College, she is certified in BLS and PALS. When asked about her favorite part of her job, she shared that it’s providing excellent care to our pediatric patients.
Lisa has been married for 30 years and has two grown daughters and one very cute toy poodle. Her hobbies include taking long walks, reading, and watching hockey and football. Here’s something you may not know about her: she has traveled to Russia!
Originally from Niagara Falls, Amelia completed her studies at Niagara College. Now, she has 11+ years of experience in the world of dentistry! Throughout that time, she has enjoyed helping children feel comfortable, seeing them leave with a smile, and helping apprehensive kids grow to love visiting the dentist.
Amelia and her husband have two active little boys. She loves spending her free time watching them play hockey and baseball, going to the cottage, and gardening. Here’s something you may not know about her: she enjoys cooking and baking!
Registered Dental Hygienist
Rachel has always called St. Catharines home, and she’s excited to be establishing a fun and comfortable environment for children in the area! Before joining our team, she attended Niagara College, which is where she earned an advanced diploma in dental hygiene. Plus, she is registered with the CDHO as well.
Rachel’s interests outside of dentistry include going to the gym, playing musical instruments (like the piano and ukulele), and spending time with her friends and family. Here’s something you might not know about her: she has two Russian Siberian cats at home!
Registered Dental Hygienist
Raised in Port Franks, Desiree spent much of her childhood at the dentist’s office. This experience motivated her to pursue a career in dentistry, as she attended Niagara College to earn her license in dental hygiene. Today, she regularly seeks continuing education courses to expand her expertise and skills. Her favorite part about her job: helping children feel completely safe while getting their teeth taken care of.
When she isn’t at the office cleaning and beautifying pearly whites, Desiree spends her days with her husband, friends, and family. She also loves being outdoors and doing things like gardening and walking her huskies. One fun fact about her: she was born in Acapulco, Mexico!
Dental Office Administration
Since joining our team, Morgan has genuinely loved getting to play a key role in promoting children’s health in a way that will improve their overall lives – it’s what she loves most about her job! As for her studies, she attended Niagara College and earned her Dental Office Administration Diploma.
In her free time, Morgan enjoys spending time with her nieces and nephews, taking her dogs for walks, spending time with her boyfriend, traveling, and reading. Here’s a fun fact about her: she was a PSW for ten years!
Dental Office Administrator
With an impressive 25 years of experience under her belt, Cindy joined our team in 2023. So far, her favorite part of her job is helping patients feel comfortable and welcome while providing a safe and stress-free environment for them. In addition to studying at Career Canada College and Niagara College, she has a degree in business sales and marketing!
Cindy’s three children are all off to school, so it’s currently her partner and their dog at home. She loves all outdoor activities and has a passion for building things. When asked for an interesting fact about herself, she shared that she sees each day as an opportunity to learn something new!