Meet the Staff
Kathy – Receptionist
Kathy is one half of our amazing front office team. She’s the first person you meet when you enter our outstanding office. Kathy has a calm reassuring presence and will make sure that your visit meets and exceeds your expectations. Being a seasoned professional with over 35 years of experience in the dental field, Kathy can assist you with all your clerical and insurance needs. Her depth of knowledge can also help explain any concerns that you may have with your treatment plan. The front office team are also responsible for financial arrangements in the office and can help tailor a solution that best fits your needs.
Cathy – Receptionist
Cathy is the other half of the excellent reception team. Cathy comes to the dental field after originally working in the insurance and investment sector. She’s an extremely empathetic individual who always does her best to cater for our patients needs. Whichever front office team member that assists you, we know that you won’t be disappointed with the world star service that they give to every person they meet.
Michele – Dental Assistant
Making sure you have a great experience at our practice is not down to just one person. It’s due to having an awesome team to support each other. Michele is a prime example of someone who goes above and beyond for our patients, from keeping the dentists in line to making sure our most nervous patients leave feeling a little less anxious. Michele is a meticulous individual and one of the reasons that the dentist has a stress free environment in which to work. This allows us to concentrate on all your oral health concerns.
Michele brings over 20 years of experience to our office and is a CDA Level II dental assistant . She is a member of the ODAA and has been part of our team since 2018.
Sarah – Registered Dental Hygienist
Sarah is an integral part of the Sequoia Dental team. She is one of the most experienced and knowledgeable dental hygienist’s that you will ever meet.
Some patients may be uneasy about dental work and oral examinations. Sarah is excellent with people who may be afraid of coming into the dental office and will be understanding about their fears. She makes patients feel relaxed and comfortable and fully explains the health reasons and steps behind everything she does. Sarah is an immensely passionate person and this shows in the care that she gives every patient that walks through our door.
A positive attitude goes a long way as a dental hygienist. Many of our patients love Sarah’s energetic, friendly and outgoing personality and this in turn eases their stress of visiting our dental office.
Sarah joined our practice in 1998 after graduating from Fanshawe’s Dental Assistant Program. Eager to further her dental knowledge, she returned to Fanshawe and received her Dental Hygiene Diploma in 2002. In 2005 Sarah rejoined our practice as our Registered Dental Hygienist.
Marisa – Registered Restorative Dental Hygienist
Marisa has lived in Guelph since she was 10 years old. She has had a passion for Dentistry since 1982 first working as a Dental Assistant and then in 1990 she expanded her skills to become a Restorative Dental Hygienist. Marisa loves interacting with and getting to know her patients. She is passionate about educating her patients in the importance of oral hygiene, and has much experience in Orthodontics, Pedodontics and Periodontics.
Her favourite part of Dentistry is seeing results that cosmetic Dentistry can do for her patients. Marisa loves people and treats all her patients like family. She has a high energy, fun loving and focus driven personality (like no other). Her attention to detail and enthusiasm to maintain high and current standards in the profession of periodontics are truly appreciated by her patients and our dental team. She loves to make people smile.
Suzie – Registered Dental Hygienist
Suzanne is another important part of the Sequoia Dental Team. Suzanne has been working as a hygienist in the office for the past 2 years. She is usually available on most evenings, Friday’s and one Saturday a month. If you’ve been lucky enough to have your teeth cleaned by her you’ll know that she’s professional and empathetic with patient’s care. She has an effervescent personality with an incredible eye to detail and a gentle touch. You know that when you visit either one of our hygienist’s that your care and comfort is always their number one priority. In her spare time Suzie can be found at the gym or with her lovable dogs.