Amanda – Hygienist
Amanda graduated from the Canadian National Institute of Health in 2010, receiving her diploma in the Dental Hygiene program. In the following years, she gained valuable experience in general practice as well as in a pediatric practice, and then she decided to experience life in Alberta for a couple of years. Upon her return, she had a temporary position at the Palladium Dental office but is now a permanent full-time employee, and is thrilled to be a part of this amazing team. Amanda has an ability to really connect and understand people to achieve optimal patient comfort and individualized patient care. In her spare time she really enjoys weight classes at the gym and running, as health and fitness are an important part of her lifestyle. She also likes to fish and spend time with her family, friends and her two wiener dogs.
Sarah – Dental Hygienist
Sarah is a graduate of the Algonquin College Dental Hygiene program. With over fifteen years of clinical experience, her professional interests include applying the latest in dental technology and research into her daily dental hygiene services. Sarah believes in building strong relationships with her patients to help them achieve optimal oral and overall health. Sarah is the proud mom of two children who keep her busy volunteering at school and active in local recreational programs.
Jennifer – Dental Hygienist
Jennifer is originally from Newfoundland and Labrador, where she obtained a diploma in Level II Dental Assisting in 2008. After working in St. John’s for three years, she moved to Ottawa in 2011 to pursue a career in dental hygiene. Jennifer joined the practice initially as one of our assistants, and upon her graduation from Hygiene in 2012, she seamlessly transitioned to our hygiene team. She is a member of the College of Dental Hygienists of Ontario and is focused on expanding her knowledge to provide the most patient-centered care. In her free time, Jennifer enjoys reading, running, travelling and spending time with her family.
Melanie – Dental Hygienist
Melanie is originally from the “Valley,” having grown up in the Beachburg/Pembroke area. After pursuing her Dental Assisting Diploma and working for 3 years, she acquired her Degree in Dental Hygiene from Canadore College. She came back to Ottawa and worked alongside Dr. Dorothy Marko for the next 14 years.
Melanie believes in developing great relationships with her clients to help them achieve optimal oral health and acknowledges the importance of individualized patient care.
She is the proud mom of three who keep her busy with their school and sports schedules! In her spare time she enjoys cooking, and playing hockey and baseball. Also, in the summer months, you will find her serving up delicious treats from her “Pickle Vixens” food truck!
Ashley – Administrator / Dental Assistant
Ashley graduated from the Dental Assisting program at Canadore College in 2004. She grew up in Orangeville, Ontario and then moved to the Ottawa area in 2007. Ashley and her family currently live outside of Franktown which promotes itself as the ‘Lilac Capital of Ontario.’ When she is outside of the dental world, Ashley enjoys gardening, strolling with her two dogs and ‘cruising nights’ with her husband in their antique truck.
Karen – Administrator
Karen joined the dynamic team at Palladium Dental in June of 2015. Originally from Cornwall, she moved to Ottawa to attend Career Canada College in 1997. Having many years of experience as a dental assistant and administrative assistant, she brings empathy and knowledge in her daily work. She now lives in Stittsville with her husband and two teenage boys. She spends her free time as a “lacrosse mom” and, when not at the rink, enjoys time with family and friends. Karen will greet you with a smile and will assist you with all of your appointment needs.
Barb – Dental Assistant
Barb graduated from the Dental Assisting program at Canadore College in 2004. She comes to our dental practice with 10 years of dental assisting experience. Along with this extensive experience is great knowledge of the dental field and a strong understanding of the importance of patients’ overall well-being.
She is friendly, has a good sense of humour and loves to be around people. She grew up in Arnprior, Ontario and is now living in the Carp area with her husband. In her free time, she has many hobbies including playing hockey, hiking, camping, fishing and many more great activities. Also, she loves to spend time with her friends and family, as they are the most important people in her life.
Barb looks forward to assisting patients with their dental needs and will always be there as a helping hand..