CDA Level ll
Suzie is one of our wonderful dental assistants. She graduated as a Level ll in 2012. Being Spanish, Suzie is able to speak to our Spanish-speaking patients, putting them at ease. She has also taught us all to love Spanish food and salsa dancing and music. Suzie decided on a career in dentistry because she truly enjoys helping people and she has such a calming way about her that makes everyone comfortable.
Suzie has two sons, Nicholas and Mattias, and along with her boyfriend, Jamie, they love going out for dinner and to movies but when she gets some quiet time, Suzie loves working out and reading.
Katarina, or Kat, as she is fondly called, joined Bronte Village Dental last spring and has quickly become a great addition to our dental team. Kat graduated as a Registered Dental Hygienist from George Brown College in 2011. Before entering the Dental Hygiene program, Kat was a Certified Dental Assistant, as well, so she can help with most dental questions you may have. She has practised as a Hygienist in Hamilton, Ottawa, Toronto and now Oakville. Kat is passionate about her chosen profession and has continued in her commitment to patient care by consistently attending continuing education courses. Her warmth and friendly smile endear her to all her patients.
When not at work, Kat loves to go out for dinner, work out and play with her beautiful pup, Lennox.
Erica works with us part-time and has been with us for over a year now. She graduated from Dental Hygiene at Cambrian College in Sudbury in 2018. With her thirst for learning, Erica then attended Brock University in St. Catherines and graduated in 2020 with her Bachelor’s degree in Community Health.
Erica has a way of making everyone feel comfortable when they see her for their professional dental cleaning and her smile and laughter are contagious.
Erica’s hobbies, when not at work, include yoga, puzzles and playing with her mini golden doodle, Bailey.
She’s also planning a wedding to fiancé, Josh, in early 2023, and we couldn’t be happier for her.
Claudia has been with Bronte Village Dental since 1991, creating and maintaining wonderful relationships with her patients while taking care of their oral hygiene needs. Claudia was born in Germany, went to school in the States, graduating from State University in New York with an associate degree in dental hygiene. Claudia is very committed to staying current; she attends continuing education on a regular basis and is the recipient of the Hu Friedy Scaler Award for best clinical achievement. Claudia lives with her hubby and three children here in Oakville and in her spare time she is involved in several different types of fitness and loves singing. She sings with a variety of community groups.
CDA, Level ll
Alyssa, (pronounced Aleesha) has a super friendly smile and outgoing personality that will immediately win you over. She is a great addition to our dental assisting team and has been an assistant for more than 10 years. Alyssa graduated from Everest College with her Certified Dental Assistant, Level ll and she will happily answer any of your dental questions.
Alyssa has a miniature daschund named Cocoa and loves spending her free time with her mom, sister and Cocoa. She is a lover of the great outdoors and enjoys hiking and travelling and trying new foods.
Debbi brings with her many years of experience in dentistry. She started in the clinical area of the dental office, then moved to reception, and on to teaching, facilitating workshops and consulting. She has joined the Bronte Village Dental team as Office Manager and is here to help our team and patients with any questions regarding treatment, insurance, financial arrangements, etc. Drop in or call with any concerns or queries! Debbi originates from Toronto and currently lives in Burlington with her husband, Bill. Whenever possible, they love entertaining friends and traveling.
Susan is a welcome addition to our team. You can hear her infectious laugh and see her big smile as you come to the front desk. Susan has over 25 years of experience in the dental field. She initially graduated as a Certified Dental Assistant, Level ll, helping out with reception when needed, then becoming full-time on reception. Susan can easily help you with most of your dental questions.
Susan married her high school sweetheart and together they have three kids and 4 grandchildren. When not working, Susan and her hubby spend their time at their cottage in Bobcaygeon.
Sherry will greet you with a big smile as you enter the office and is likely to offer you coffee or tea and make sure you’re comfortable. Sherry originally emigrated to Canada in 2012, from Egypt, with her husband and daughter. Her husband started his own marketing company and Sherry helps him with the business, however, having achieved her Science degree, her interest is in dentistry. She loves learning new things and helping people. When not at work, Sherry keeps super busy doing volunteer work with her daughter. She loves cooking and spending time with her family and their fur baby, Beauty.
Nicky is one of the newest, and yet longest, members of our reception team. Nicky is currently in the process of attaining her degree in Public Relations and Global Communications at Ryerson but has decided to take a two-year hiatus, so we took full advantage and put her to work. She officially joined our team in April 2018 but since she is Dr. Sarafov’s daughter, she’s actually been attending our office, helping here and there, since she was eight years old. You’ll know it’s Nicky’s welcoming voice when you call because her enthusiasm and energy are quickly apparent. When not at work, Nicky loves spending time with her long-time boyfriend Michael and her two cats, Sophie and Winston