Meet Our Team
Our caring, helpful team members are dedicated to serving you at Yazdani's dental clinics in Kanata and Kemptville. Meet some of the people you'll encounter and learn a little more about who we are and why we love helping our patients and giving back to the community.
Our Professional Team Members - Kanata Location
Meghan is a mom, wife and friend. She loves to relax and watch her favourite shows on Netflix, sitting on a patio and chatting with friends. Meghan also enjoys photographing families. She is born and raised in Ottawa, but hasn’t even seen all that her town has to offer.
Meghan has been married for almost 15 years and has a daughter who is 10 going on 20 and two gerbils. The one thing Meghan cannot live without is Kettleman’s Bagels.
Meghan would love to take a year off to travel with her family – Everywhere and anywhere!
Heather spent part of her childhood living in England and was able to travel most of Europe before she was 11. Heather graduated with high honours from the Addictions and Community Service Worker program. She has worked for Community Living Lanark Country for the last 5 years and has a passion for supporting people with disabilities.
Organization makes Heather happy! In her spare time, you can find Heather building model cards and taking a vacation to Hawaii is on her bucket list.
Kendra graduated in 2015 from Algonquin College with an Advanced Diploma in Dental Hygiene.
Kendra is the most clumsy person ever, yet she has never broken a bone. Being able to go skydiving when she gets enough courage is on her bucket list.
Megan graduated from Algonquin College from the Dental Hygiene program with honours in 2018. She is the recipient of Hu-Friedy Golden Scaler Award.
In her spare time, she loves to read. If she has the time, she could finish a book in a weekend. Being able to go skydiving is on her bucket list.
Natasha graduated from Algonquin College with honours from Dental Hygiene in 2011. Currently, Natasha fosters dogs for a local rescue. Her family consists of her husband, 2 year old son and her dog Buddy.
Natasha cannot live without her family, dogs and her paddleboard. Did you know that Racing a dragon boat in the ocean is on her bucket list?
Paula graduated from the Dental Assisting and Dental Hygiene programs at Fanshawe College over ten years ago. She has worked in a variety of settings in Ontario and British Columbia.
Paula loves her morning coffee, camping and spending time with family.
Lindsey | Dental Assistant
Team Leader Kanata
Lindsey is a NDAEB certified Level 2 Dental Assistant. Lindsey graduated from Algonquin College in 2015 and joined the Yazdani Family in 2015
Did you know that Lindsey is terrified of lady bugs and clowns? Lindsey also hopes to travel across Canada with her husband and her dog Hank
Theresa graduated from the Level 2 Dental Assisting program in Kingston, ON in 2004 with honours. As a former military child she has had the opportunity to work in many dental offices around the country in Ontario, Alberta and British Columbia.
Theresa is a single mother of a 17 year old son and they learned how to downhill ski while living in Jasper, AB. Something she must do is travel overseas, as she has never been to Europe!
Taylor graduated from St. John's Catholic High School in Perth, ON. She also graduated Pre-Health Sciences at Algonquin College. Taylor has also completed her Level 1 and Level 2 Dental Assistant program at Algonquin College. Taylor is also NDAEB certified as of 2019
Taylor loves animals, chocolate and naps! She is the big sister to four younger siblings and mommy to two beautiful kittens. Taylor cannot live without her cats and travelling to Australia and possibly living there is on her bucket list.
Our Professional Team Members - Kemptville Location
Marilyn started with Yazdani Family Dentistry in April 2019. In her spare time, you will often find Marilyn crocheting, reading or gardening.
She is married with three boys. She also has two grandchildren with two more on the way. She enjoys spending time with her family and grandkids.
Toni is originally from Hamilton, ON. She moved to the Ottawa area for her husband’s job. Toni was a stay at home mom for 15 years, then a pharmacy technician for over 20 years.
Toni has two grown sons and 3 grandchildren. In her free time, Toni enjoys quilting and crafts of all kinds are a big part of her down time. She is happiest when her house is filled with people and laughter.
Currently, Toni lives on the river where she enjoys boating and water activities and travelling the world is on her bucket list.
Rose-Marie has been a personal support worker for the last thirty years. She decided to join the Yazdani team as a patient experience coordinator for a change.
Rose-Marie enjoys meeting new people and being active in the community, she is a grandmother to 7 grandchildren and loves to travel.
On Rose-Marie's bucket list is taking a European vacation.
Linda | Front Desk Team
Leader, Kemptville & Carleton Place Locations
Linda is a HARP-certified dental office and chairside assistant, with a Preventative Dental Assistant Level II from Algonquin College. She lives with her husband, Ormond, and two children in Oxford Mills, Ontario.
When she isn’t in the office, Linda enjoys playing volleyball, camping, and spending time with family and friends. She has been part of the Yazdani team since July 2001.
Sue has been working in dentistry for all of her working years. She started as an assistant then moved to front desk.
She loves taking care of her garden and travelling to Arizona is on her bucket list. Her health is very important to her and she loves to work out.
Kim joined the Yazdani team in April 2012, with experience as a certified Level II dental assistant. She is also HARP certified.
Although she has plenty of experience as a dental assistant, she has many other talents, including shrink-wrapping a boat and riding a dirt bike. Her favourite saying is, “The only person you should try to be better than is the person you were yesterday.”
On top of her Dental Hygiene Diploma, Linda holds a Bachelor of Arts from Dalhousie University. She joined the Yazdani team in November 2013.
When she isn’t working, Linda enjoys spending time with family and friends.
Wendy has achieved her Chairside Dental Assisting Diploma (1985), a Preventative Dental Assisting Diploma (1993) and became a Registered Dental Hygienist (1996).
In Wendy’s spare time, you will catch her knitting, reading and binge watching Game of Thrones.
Wendy has a son, Evan and a daughter, Katie. She also has 2 dogs, Buddy & Arthur.
The one thing Wendy can’t live without is reality TV and going on an Alaskan Cruise is on her bucket list.
Stephanie graduated from the Graphic Design program at St. Lawrence College in Kingston and received her advanced diploma.
Stephanie enjoys spending time with her family and watching her son grow and change as well as do photography in her free time.
She cannot live without coffee and travelling the world is on her bucket list.
Ginny graduated Algonquin College and completed one semester as a Law Clerk and one semester in Culinary Management.
Ginny grew up in Almont, has a talent for cupcake decorating, enjoys the warmer weather being outside in her backyard or on a patio and loves binge watching Dateline Mystery or any other true crime documentary.
Ginny has been with her boyfriend Brian for 12 years and love spending their free time with family and friends, especially their niece and nephew. Their dream dog is a Giant Schnauzer.
One thing Ginny cannot live without is movie theatre popcorn with extra butter. On her bucket list, she has listed going to NYC and having breakfast at Tiffany’s and also visiting NYC during the Christmas season and watching the Rockefeller Tree Lighting.
Lisa obtained her Medical Office Administration Diploma from Georgian College-Orangeville in 2017.
Lisa currently lives in Stittsville and is married with 3 kids and 1 dog. Lisa loves to bake and going to Disney World is on her bucket list.
Tammy | Hygiene Team
Having successfully completed a hygiene diploma, dental assisting certificate, and a level 2 dental assisting certificate, Tammy is a highly experienced and capable dental hygienist. The Yazdani family is happy to have had her on board since March 2004.
When she isn’t busy making your pearly whites shine, Tammy enjoys spending time with family.
Chelsea joined the Yazdani team in January 2013, after completing her dental hygiene and dental assistant level 2 certificates at Algonquin College.
Besides cleaning teeth, Chelsea is also passionate about the outdoors, and tries to spend as much of her free time outside as she can by travelling or keeping active.
Her family consists of her husband Matt, her English Bulldog Scout, her two nieces and her nephew.
One thing on Chelsea’s bucket list is to visit every province in Canada.
Jennifer was born and raised in Halifax. She obtained a Diploma in Dental Hygiene at Dalhousie University and also has a BSc from Mount St. Vincent University. Jennifer join our dental family in 2007.
One thing that Jennifer cannot live without is chocolate and blistex. She enjoys daily yoga and walks and cannot wait for grandkids. Being able to visit her sister in Japan is on her bucket list
Kristina joined the Yazdani team in May, 2008. With a diploma in dental hygiene, she is passionate about oral health.
When she isn’t scrubbing teeth, Kristina enjoys spending her spare time with family and friends.
Stephanie graduated with honours from the Advanced Diploma Dental Hygiene program and joined the Yazdani team in August, 2015. When she isn’t cleaning teeth, Stephanie loves spending time outside with her husband, daughter, and dog.
Shaylin graduated with an Advanced Diploma in Dental Hygiene from Algonquin College in 2016 and has been working here since ever since.
If she’s not working in dentistry, you can catch her as a Spin Instructor or drinking iced coffees all year round.
Shaylin took the leap of faith and went skydiving in the fall of 2018. It was the most liberating experience and she would gladly do it again in a heartbeat! She would love to travel around Europe and see all that this world has to offer!
Megan graduated from Algonquin College in 2016 with an Advanced Diploma in Dental Hygiene.
Something interesting about Megan is that she has ran 200KM in one year and adopted a 4 year old Labrador. Currently, Megan cannot live without Starbucks and Espresso and swimming in every ocean and great lake is on her bucket list.
Breana graduated from South Carleton High School in 2016 and then graduated from CNIH for Dental Hygiene in 2019.
Did you know that Breana has been inside a dormant volcano and she can drive a tractor and a transport truck? She also has 2 wonderful parents, a chihuahua and a rag doll cat. Something she cannot live without is oxygen and chocolate of course.
Having a career she loves is on her bucket list and according to Breana, she has now achieved this!
Santana was born and raised in Antigonish, Nova Scotia. She moved to Ottawa in 2018, to attend school at the Canadian National Institute of Health. Santana graduated in March 2020, with a Diploma of Dental Hygiene with Honours. During her free time she loves singing, playing guitar and hiking. Santana also loves helping others, which she can now do by improving others oral health and overall health.
Santana moved to New Zealand for a year to work and travel. During her time there, she went bungee jumping and cage diving with Great White Sharks. One day, Santana would like to try skydiving.
Courtney graduated with honours in 2012 from Algonquin College with a Diploma of Dental Hygiene.
Courtney loves her job and enjoys taking continuing education courses to further her knowledge and skills. She also loves spending time with her husband and two children.
Did you know that Courtney has an interest in interior decorating and is taking a course in home staging?
During her spare time, Brooke enjoys practicing yoga, learning about interior design, being with friends and family and loves spending her summers on the St. Lawrence River.
Brooke has been night snorkeling with giant manta rays in Hawaii and she would like to hike hte Inca Trail to Machu Picchu as part of her bucket list.
Vicki attended John Abbott College in Montreal, Quebec. She graduated with an Extended Duties Dental Hygiene Degree. Vicki has also received an award for Academic Achievement and Excellence in the field of Dental Hygiene.
Vicki has a long list of ski hills she would love to visit all over the world with her husband and two boys.
Leslie | Team Leader
Kemptville & Carleton Place
Leslie graduated from the Dental Assisting programs (level I and II) at Algonquin College as well as the Preventative Dental Assisting program at Western University. As a certified member of the Ontario Dental Assistants Association, Leslie is more than prepared to take on dental challenges. Yazdani is proud to have had her on board since July 2001.
Leslie lives in Kemptville, Ontario with her husband Kevin and two sons. When she isn’t at work, Leslie loves spending time with her family and cheering on her boys at the hockey rink and the golf course.
Lindsay | Kemptville &
Lindsay graduated Level 1 and Level 2 in Dental Assisting in 2013 at Everest College.
She loves animals and going to the gym. Her family includes 2 dogs: Samson and Boomer and 2 older brothers.
Family and music are two things she cannot live without and she really wants to travel the world.
Kristen has graduated from Everest College as well as Algonquin College. She is also NDAEB Certified.
In her family, she has two brothers, two sisters, two nieces and 4 nephews with another one on the way. The one thing Kristen cannot live without is her family.
One day, Kristen would like to fly a plane. This is on her bucket list!
Carley moved to the Ottawa area from Prince Edward County to attend College. Carley graduated from Algonquin College in 2008 as a Level 2 Dental Assistant and has worked at several different dental offices in the Ottawa Valley.
Did you know that Carley rescued an Italian Mastiff who has become her best travel buddy? They enjoy going on hikes and finding new trails to walk.
Carley would like to keep attending as many concerts and see as many live banks because she loves listening to music.
Heather graduated from Everest College in November 2010 as a Level 2 Dental Assistant.
Heather loves dirt biking and can’t live without coffee.
Her family includes her husband John, son Charlie and daughter Blake. They are her world.
Leanne went to Algonquin College in 2016 and completed Dental Assisting Level 1 and 2.
Leanne has taken 5 Cerec courses (her favourite course was when she went to Arizona for a 2 day course with Dr. Yazdani and Carley), she has also taken 2 courses in sleep apnea and also has her certification to be able to work as a dental assistant in the USA.
Leanne lives with her boyfriend and 2 bengal kittens. Something people don't know about Leanne is that she has done ballet, jazz and pointe for 14 years. Becoming a dentist is on her bucket list.
Cilicia attended Algonquin College for Dental Assisting Levels 1 and 2.
In her spare time, she enjoys training calves and showing them at shows throughout the year. She has three siblings, two older sisters and a younger brother. Cilicia also has two dogs, a rabbit and many cats and cows.
Cilicia would love to take a trip to Australia or travel around Europe. The one thing she cannot live without is her family and friends. Cilicia loves spending time with them whenever she can.
Zineb has achieved her Dental Assistant Diploma from Ecole Des Metieres Faubourgs de Montreal in 2008, a certificate of Dental Assisting from Ministry of Education in Quebec in 2009 and participated in continuing education with AURUM Ceramic Dental Laboratories Co. in 2012.
Zineb is very proud to be a Dental Assistant and to serve the community. Some of her interests include travelling. She has been to many places such as: France, Spain, Morocco, Germany, Netherlands and also enjoys cooking international meals.
Zineb’s family is the whole world to her. She could not live without them. She has 5 girls and a husband.
For the longest time, Zineb has always wanted to zipline over a huge city like NYC, Dubai or Japan.
Angela is a certified sterilization technician for medical or dental.
She loves the country and being outdoors.
Angela has one son and an Australian Shepherd Pup. One thing she cannot live without is her car and traveling to Hawaii is on her bucket list.
Rohan graduated from Algonquin College for the Medical Device Reprocessing Technician course in 2013. He then went on to work as a Sterile Tech at the Civic hospital the same year and moved his way up to Department Supervisor in 2016. In the beginning of 2020, Rohan changed roles and worked at Ottawa Gastrointestinal Institute until 2021 when he moved to Kemptville and joined the Yazdani team.
Rohan has two sons, London and Emry and two dogs, Walter and Cheeseburger. Rohan cannot live without beer and driving a supercar is on his bucket list.
Lisa | Marketing Director
Lisa comes to the practice with a Small and Medium Enterprise Management Diploma (2005), a Business Marketing Diploma (2006) and an Advertising & Marketing Communications Post-Graduate Certificate (2008). She also has taken several continuing education courses to keep her skills current. She has completed a Marketing Masters program and a Telephone Certification Program through Scheduling Institute.
Lisa has been part of the Yazdani team since January 2014, and she stays active both inside and outside of the office. Lisa has climbed Mount Macy. At 5,343 feet, Mount Macy is the highest point in New York State. She often volunteers her time for various community causes such as Relay for Life, Brain Tumor Walk and Shack Stock.
She lives with her spouse Chris, and has two step children – Chelsey & Aiden. She also has two dogs – Rose & Gracie and a Cat – Louie.
Visiting the Scottish Highlands is on her bucket list.
Raul | Marketing Assistant, All Locations
Raul is a communications specialist and a business development professional with 18+ years progressive international experience in diverse front-line media environments including newsprint, radio and magazine. He has a Bachelor in Communications (2009), a Post-Grad in IT Based International Business in (2010) and a degree in Creation and Administration of Content for Social Networks 2013. Now, he is a proud member of the Marketing team at Yazdani Family Dentistry.
He is working on a personal FM radio project that is about the pleasure of reading, writing and listening to music. Raul loves to exercise and he tried to run a marathon once but could only reach 25 kms, he knows one day he will achieve it.
There’s nothing you can do to scare him, he has two daughters and a wife at home. He does not have any pets right now, but he loves dogs.
Anna | Human Resources &
Administration Specialist - All Locations
Anna comes to the practice with a Bachelor of Psychology with a minor in Business from Carleton University. Anna also received a Graduate Certificate in Human Resources Management from Algonquin College.
Anna is born and raised in Kemptville and has a 3 year old dog – Keeping Anna very busy!
Two things Anna cannot live without are Coffee and Music. She would also like to do a road trip on the Pacific Coast Highway from BC to LA.