The Market Street Dental Team
Mary-Jane (Office Manager)
Mary-Jane graduated from London’s Fanshawe College as a CDA (certified dental assistant) in 1977. Fresh out of school she worked for 7 years as a dental assistant with Dr Van Allen after which time she moved to reception. Thirty-nine years have passed and you can still see her smiling face at the front desk upon arrival at our office! Mary-Jane was promoted to office manager in 2004. She says she is privileged to have had worked with the greatest group of people there is!
Kristal (Hygiene Co-ordinator/Dental Assistant)
Kristal was born and raised in Brantford. She graduated from Career Canada Hamilton as a Registered Dental Assistant Level 1 (RDA) in 2000. Kristal joined Market Street Dental immediately after graduation. She has worn many hats as an employee of MSD but currently assists chairside or at the front desk. Kristal enjoys working with the friendly staff of The Market Street Dental Group, enjoys working with children and meeting new people. When Kristal's not at work she enjoys spending quality time with her family.
Rose (Treatment Co-ordinator)
Rose first received her CDA (certified dental assistant) diploma in the United Kingdom. After her many travels to various countries around the world Rose moved to Canada. She received her Canadian CDA in 1980 and later became a Canadian Citizen in 1998. Rose joined the Market Street Dental Group in 1983 and plans to continue working here for many more years to come. Rose is a people person and has a love for children. She has been a foster parent with C.A.S. for 8 years and is fluent in Spanish.
After over 30 years of sitting chairside across from Dr Van Allen, she is now in a new position as treatment co-ordinator but will still be there to hold your hand upon request.
Sandy (Book Keeper)
Sandy attended the University of Waterloo for two years taking courses in math and computer science. She has worked at the Market Street Dental group for overthirty four years as the book keeper.
Nicole (Registered Dental Hygienist)
Nicole is a Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH) that joined our practice full time in September 2007. She graduated from the Canadian Institute of Dental Hygiene in 2007 and also holds a Bachelor of Art degree from McMaster University in Gerontology and Health Studies (2005). Nicole has advanced training in the use of the Periowave Laser (2008) and the Odyssey Navigator Laser (October 2009). She resides in Hamilton and enjoys cottaging in the north.
Shannon (Registered Dental Hygienist)
Shannon graduated from Medix School, Kitchener in 2008 as a Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH). She previously attended Windsor’s St.Clair College for Level 2 Dental Assistant (PDA Level 2). She joined Market Street Dental in 2009. Shannon has advanced training in the use of the Periowave LASER (2009) and the Odyssey Navigator LASER (2010). She resides in Woodstock and enjoys traveling and snowmobiling.
Lynn (Registered Dental Hygienist)
Lynn began her career in 1975 as a dental assistant, receptionist and dental technician. She graduated from Niagara College as a CDA (certified dental assistant) in 1976 and then again in 1977 as a Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH). In 1979, Lynn furthered her career and earned her degree as a Restorative Dental Hygienist. Before joining our team, Lynn worked for a periodontist (5 years) and a cosmetic dentist (12 years). She came to our practice in 1995 and has advanced training in periodontics, scaling and root planning, the use of the Periowave laser (2008) and the use of the Odyssey Navigator Laser (May 2009). Lynn resides in Brantford and enjoys traveling, yoga, cycling and hiking.
Shaunna (Registered Dental Hygienist)
Shaunna was born in Southhampton, Ontario. She graduated from the Canadian Institute of Dental Hygiene in 2003. Shaunna has advanced training on Odyssey Laser 2011.
Shaunna resides in Hamilton with her husband and beautiful daughter and enjoys the outdoors.
Brenda Nicholson (Registered Dental Hygienist)
Brenda joined our team in May 2015 to cover a maternity leave.
Melissa (Preventative Dental Assistant)
Melissa was born and raised in Canning Ontario. She loves the country and enjoys quadding, canoeing and spending time with family and friends. She currently resides in Burford. Melissa graduated from Medix College Brantford in 2012 as a Preventive Dental Assistant level II. She completed her externship here at Market Street Dental and has been with us ever since. Melissa loves being a dental assistant and enjoys meeting new people.
Vicki (Preventative Dental Assistant)
Vicki was born and raised in Brantford. She attended Medix College where she received her diploma for level II Preventive Dental Assisting. Vicki loves spending time with her son, especially taking him to the zoo. She also enjoys playing baseball and volleyball in her spare time.
Mikala (Preventative Dental Assistant)
Mikala was born and raised in Brantford Ontario. She graduated from Niagara College in Welland in October of 2015 as a Level II PDA. She enjoys hunting, fishing and anything else to do with the outdoors. Mikala also loves spending time with her family and friends.