Originally I became a dental assistant because I wanted to have a job I could do anywhere in the world. I have always had a fascination of the human body and thought why not give it a try, little did I know how much I love teeth! I graduated in March 2014 from KDM dental collage and have been a dental assistant for almost 5 years. I have worked with a wide range of providers from general dentistry, pediatrics, orthodontics and periodontics. In October 2017 I traveled to Haiti with a team of dentist, hygienists, assistants and support staff to preform free dental for the people of Timo, a small town in Haiti. I have a strong passion for all aspects of dentistry and have met so many wonderful people over the past 5 years, however I was finding that my career choice was feeling more like a job then something life long. At this time the opportunity to work full time with Dr. Shackleton came up. I really enjoy the work Dr. Shackleton does and being a part of a solution to get people out of pain. Since working for him full time I have been introduced to the oro-facial pain side of things. This, along with the endodontic treatments he provides has allowed me to find the area of dentistry that fits me most. Working here is very rewarding, we play a huge role in helping and teaching people how to get out of pain. I am so grateful to be a part of such a small supportive team.
I was born and raided in Conception Bay South, Newfoundland and made the move to Calgary in 2009.
This is where I discovered my passion for dentistry. I enrolled and completed the dental assistant program with Columbia College in 2011. I have been with Dr. Shackleton for the last 5 years, I am very passionate about his work and enjoy providing patients with a relaxing, calm and fun atmosphere. I enjoy helping people and making them as comfortable as possible when they visit the office. When I am not working I enjoy spending time with my husband, son and my cat; she was my first baby!
I have been working in dentistry for over 20 years and have spent most of my career in general dentistry and orthodontics. After taking some time off to raise my family I began looking for an office to come back too. It was important to me to be a part of a small team that is connected and can work seamlessly together. Dr. Shackleton’s office has provided me with that opportunity. I enjoy having such a specific focus in our day and working closely with patients that are in pain. As office manager I enjoy being part of a team that works to provide great care and attention for each patient.
As the newest member of the TS ORAL HEALTH team I have enjoyed the transition from the health and wellness industry to dentistry. As a part of Dr. Shackleton’s team I am here to help patients navigate insurance and treatment issues, answer questions about their dental care and facilitate ease in what can be a stressful environment. It is very satisfying to work together with this group of women and Dr. Shackleton.