Dr. Jurgen Vander Velden was born in Holland and raised from an early age in Waterloo, Ontario. He received his B.Sc from the University of Waterloo in 1987 and his D.D.S from the University of Western Ontario in 1991. Following four years with the Canadian Armed Forces as a Dental Officer, Dr. Vander Velden moved to Peterborough and fulfilled a lifelong dream by assuming his own practice in 1995. The practice blossomed and in 2006 was relocated to its present location. A firm believer in continuing education, he is committed to staying current with the leading-edge dental techniques and equipment, and has lectured internationally to other dentists on this topic. Dr. Vander Velden enjoys all aspects of dentistry, but particularly the friendships that can develop with patients through long-standing, trusting dental care.
Dr. Vander Velden and his wife are active members of the Peterborough community, and proud supporters of many local charities and worthy causes. Annually, Dr. Vander Velden and a rotating staff member volunteer their services with a dental humanitarian mission that provides basic dental care in rural Jamaica. He holds numerous association memberships and is a past president of the Peterborough Dental Society. An avid golfer, he resides in Peterborough with his wife Dr. Verona Sulja, also a dentist, and their two children.
“we look forward to working with you and your family to develop a positive and lasting relationship”
- Dr. Vander Velden
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
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.
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.