Emily has been the Office Manager at Dentistry on Sherbrooke since 2010. With a background in business as well as being a Level II Certified Dental Assistant, Emily brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the position, and ensures that an efficient work environment is maintained. Behind the scenes, Emily tackles a daunting multitude of administrative tasks that allow everyday operations at Dentistry on Sherbrooke to run smoothly. Always composed and professional, she makes a difficult job look easy! Vancouver transplants, Emily, her husband and 2 university aged children are proud to be part of the fabric of the Peterborough community
Joelle’s tenure with Dentistry on Sherbrooke actually exceeds that of Dr. Vander Velden by 6 months, having been hired as a Certified Dental Assistant by his predecessor Dr. Nelson in 1994! She has been Dr. Vander Velden’s primary chairside assistant for over 25 years. Joelle’s experience, knowledge and composure make her an indispensable member of our team. Born and raised in Peterborough, Joelle and her husband are kept busy with their 3 children. When not at the rink, she enjoys time at the gym and life at the cottage.
Nancy has over 3 decades of experience as a Registered Dental Hygienist, and has been with Dentistry on Sherbrooke since returning home to Peterborough in 2008. As Supervising Hygienist, Nancy oversees our entire periodontal recare program with enthusiasm and passion. Her clinical skills, experience and commitment are unrivalled- as evidenced by her long list of loyal patients and the months-long waiting list to get an appointment with her! Nancy is the mother of 2 sons and lives in a quiet home in the country with lots of gardens to putter around in.
Jen is our primary Dental Receptionist. An Ennismore native, she joined our team in 2012 upon relocating to the area. The strong leadership, communication and organizational skills gained from 20 years experience in the dental industry are evident every day, as she brings order and serenity to a fast-paced environment. Jen is always calm and composed, despite managing/juggling hundreds of scheduling, financial and insurance tasks every day. Away from work, she keeps busy running after her young son, and enjoys camping with her family.
Melissa completed her schooling at Durham College and has been a part of our team as a Registered Dental Hygienist since 2015. With her ever- ready smile, Melissa is committed to providing meticulous and comfortable dental hygiene experiences for all of her patients. In her spare time, Melissa enjoys photography, gardening and hiking with her husband and 2 beloved dogs, Watson and Arthur.
Tammy has been a valued member of our team since 1998, working alongside Dr. Vander Velden as a Level II Certified Dental Assistant. Experienced, friendly and efficient, Tammy has a gift for putting even the most anxious patient at ease. She and her husband have deep roots in the Young’s Point area, and enjoy life on the farm with their 2 daughters.
After working for several years in the customer service industry, Joanne chose to follow a new path into the dental field. A 2009 Trillium College graduate, she joined Dentistry on Sherbrooke in 2012 as a Level II Certified Dental Assistant. Her superior communication and organizational skills quickly became apparent, and she was cross-trained to reception duties. Her role today is multi-faceted, and this versatility is invaluable as the practice continues to grow. Joanne and her husband enjoy fishing at the family cottage, and doting over their much pampered dog.
Stephanie was born and raised in Peterborough, and has been a patient of Dr. Vander Velden’s since childhood. A Durham College graduate, she has worked as a Registered Dental Hygienist at Dentistry on Sherbrooke since 2014. Many patients have complimented her on her gentle but thorough touch. She and her husband are the proud parents of 2 young boys.
Tori has worked in the dental field for 5 years and has been with Dentistry on Sherbrooke since 2016. She graduated from Durham College in 2015 as a Level II Certified Dental Assistant. After working as a chairside assistant for 4 years, she transitioned into our “rover” position where she tackles many roles in the office. She helps patients manage their appointments and payments, as well as assisting the dentists chairside as needed. Tori is also our reprocessing coordinator, ensuring that all instruments are properly processed and sterilized before use on our patients. Outside of work, she resides in Buckhorn where she enjoys time with her fiancé, working out or tending to her gardens
Ashleigh joined Dentistry on Sherbrooke in 2018 as a Registered Dental Hygienist. Having previously worked at a Periodontal Specialist’s office for 10 years, she brings a unique perspective and skill set to our office. Confident and professional, Ashleigh derives great professional satisfaction from observing how stabilizing her patient’s periodontal status improves their overall health and confidence. To balance the demands of the profession, she also works part-time refinishing antique furniture! A mother of 2, she enjoys all outdoor pursuits, especially at her family cottage.
Part of our team since 2017, Maranda brings a steady hand to the fast-paced environment of the front desk. Her friendly, professional demeanour and the extensive customer service experience accumulated over her 16 years in the dental field are on display every day in her role as Dental Receptionist. In her spare time she loves travelling, music, camping and spending time with her husband and young daughter.
Born and raised in Peterborough, Stephanie joined our team in 2017 as a part-time Registered Dental Hygienist. Her combination of clinical proficiency, strong work ethic and enthusiasm instantly made her popular with co-workers and patients alike. Her loyal patient base quickly expanded, and she now works with us full-time. With 10 years of experience, Stephanie takes pride in providing her patients clinical excellence delivered with a gentle touch and a high energy smile. In her off time, she enjoys horseback riding, hiking and planning her next travel destination.