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 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 practice. It is very important for her that every patient and their family that walks into Coral Kids feels welcome and comfortable. 

When she is not in the 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.

Registered Dental Hygienist

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Certified Level II Dental Assistant

Mya attended the Dental assistant program at Niagara College where she graduated in 2019. Mya enjoys working at Coral Kids because of the team, supportive atmosphere, and her love for children. It brings Mya joy to be part of the children’s first dental visits as she wants to leave them with a positive experience. Mya has a calm demeanour about her which allows the children to feel comfortable while still experiencing an appointment full of fun, and she strives to give not only the children but the parents a 5 star experience. Somethings you may not know about Mya is that she has played soccer the majority of her life and she is a fierce competitor, and enjoys a challenge. Mya’s leisure time is spent hanging out with family and friends, and enjoys training her dog Loki.

Dental Assistant

Hi friends! My name is Brandy. In 2001 I graduated from Niagara College as a Level 2 Dental Assistant. For nearly 20 years I have been helping  create smiles across the Niagara and Hamilton Regions. What I love most about Coral Kids is that we work as a team to ensure each child has a positive experience. It's such an amazing feeling to see a child who is apprehensive, leave our clinic with a smile, a sense of confidence...and a popsicle! I really wish my children had Coral Kids when they were young! In my free time I enjoy being at the gym and spending time with family and friends!


Dental Receptionist

I am the newest addition to the Coral Kids crew. I graduated in 2018 at the Ontario College of Health and Technology for Medical and Dental Administration. I have found such a love and at home feeling at Coral Kids with the help of this amazing team I consider family. Working with kids has always been a passion of mine and I am so thankful to have it as a career. Being on the front line with the kids makes my day and I love meeting all the smiling faces. In my spare time I like to cook for my family and spend time with my dog Knoxx. I also enjoy working with flowers and making beautiful arrangements on the side. In the summer you will always find me sitting by the pool or at the beach with my friends.

Registered Nurse

Hi my name is Kristina Hunter and I have been a registered nurse for over 20 years. I graduated from Humber College in 2001 and quickly after, I obtained my BScN from Brock University. 

I truly enjoy working at Coral Kids. The staff is amazing. We all work great together and get along like we’ve know each other for years. I think it’s because we all have one goal in mind, and that is to take the best possible care of all the kids who come into see us. Paediatric nursing is something very special to me. Having two young boys of my own I can empathize with the parents and the children. I love how we can provide comfort and reassurance to a child and their family. Nothing beats putting a smile on a child’s face.

A bit about me - I have always been an avid long distance runner. I love getting outdoors on a beautiful sunny day and going for a long trail run. I adore travelling and plan to travel the world one day.

Registered Nurse

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 because of the staff! Together we make a great team and we care for the kids as if they were our own. The 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. 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 :)

Office Manager

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 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!