Catherine – Dental Hygienist
Catherine graduated with honours from the dental hygiene program at Algonquin College in 2004. She has been an integral part of the team at the Hazeldean Family Dental Centre since 2008. Catherine is committed to providing care in an informative & gentle way. She strives to make the dental experience of all patients a pleasant one through her calm and caring nature.
Catherine loves to spend her free time with her young son, hubby & dog Lily. She enjoys yoga, experimenting with new recipes in the kitchen, & DIY projects.
Shannon - Dental Hygienist
Shannon graduated from Algonquin College with her Dental Hygiene Advanced Diploma with Honours in 2017. After gaining some work experience elsewhere, Shannon was happy to return to Kanata to join the Hazeldean Family Dental team in 2019 as a registered dental hygienist. Shannon is quickly being known & appreciated for her gentle touch & contagious smile. She enjoys getting to know her patients and making sure they feel comfortable during their dental visits.
When she isn’t at work, Shannon likes to spend her time doing pilates, drawing, and volunteering at The Ottawa Mission Dental Clinic.
Lori – Dental Hygienist
Lori grew up in Montreal where she attended John Abbott College and earned her dental hygiene degree. She has been an integral part of the Hazeldean Family Dental Centre since 2003. Lori’s pleasant and professional manner makes patients of all ages feel welcome. She enjoys helping them maintain and achieve optimal oral hygiene thereby contributing to the well being of their general health.
She lives in Kanata with her husband, three kids & two golden retrievers.
Kerry – Dental Assistant
Kerry graduated with honours from Career Canada College in 1997 from the dental assisting program & has been working at the Hazeldean Family Dental Centre since 2004. She enjoys working alongside Dr. de Gouw, making sure their patients have the best dental experience possible.
In her spare time, Kerry enjoys going on outdoor adventures with her husband, son & their pooch Sadie.
Jennifer - Dental Assistant Level ll
Jennifer graduated with honours from Career Canada College in 1987 from the Dental Assisting Program.
After graduating, Jennifer continued her education in London, Ontario and completed the Preventive Dental Assisting Program in 1997.
She worked in Pediatrics for several years only to again upgrade her skills where she completed and graduated with honours from the Level II Dental Assisting Program at Algonquin College in 2005.
After 32 years in Dental Assisting, she made her way to Hazeldean Family Dental Centre to be Dr. Simon and Dr. Gabriella’s assistant where she continues to be passionate about Dentistry, making sure all of her patients feel at ease and are comfortable during their dental visits.
When she is not at work, Jennifer is a busy ‘hockey mom’ of two boys. When not in a hockey arena, Jennifer also volunteers her time doing mouth guard clinics throughout the city for various sports teams. She has a Border Collie (Bandit) and loves spending time near the water with him.
Dr. Gabriela Chwoschtschinsky - Dentist
She graduated from the Faculty of Dentistry of “Universidad Central de Venezuela” in Caracas – Venezuela in the top percent of her class in 2003. In 2016, Dr. Gabriela was successfully certified as a dentist by the National Dental Examination Board of Canada with high standings. She began her Canadian dental career in Montreal before settling in Ottawa with her family.
To Dr. Gabriela, every patient is unique and each day brings her joy, in being able to help her patient’s achieve beautiful and healthy smiles. She very much looks forward to getting to know Dr. Simon’s patients on Mondays & Fridays, & helping them with all their oral health care needs.
Brigitte – Office Administrator
Brigitte began her dental career in Toronto as a level I dental assistant. She joined the team at the Hazeldean Family Dental Centre in 1998 as their first office administrator. She has enjoyed being an important part of a caring & professional team, getting to know the patients, as well as watching the practice grow over the years.
Brigitte has 3 grown sons, and in her spare time she enjoys gardening, yoga, & spending summer weekends at the lake with her two dogs & hubby.
Allie – Office Administrator
Allie graduated for the dental assisting program at CDI in 2007. Allie has been with Hazeldean family dental center for the majority of her dental career as an administrator and dental assisting when needed.
She has a genuine interest in the patients lives and loves making them feel at home in the office. Allie spends a lot of her spare time outdoors with her hubby, young daughter and her rescue dog and volunteering at her local humane society.