Kanata Location

Front Desk Team


Meghan is a mom, wife and friend. She loves Netflix and chilling, 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.

Dental Hygiene Team

Kendra | Hygiene Team Leader

Kendra has been part of the Yazdani team since July 2015.  She currently works in both Kanata and Kemptville clinics. She has achieved her Advanced Dental Hygiene Diploma and the Hu Freidy Golden Scaler Award.

A self-proclaimed shopaholic, Kendra also enjoys walking her dogs, Marley and Gypsy, jogging, and DIY crafts. Her favourite quote is from Psalm 139:14: “I am fearfully and wonderfully made.”

Kendra cannot live without her car and sky diving is on her bucket list.

Laura | Kanata & Kemptville Locations

Laura graduated from Algonquin College in 2017 with honours.

She was born and raised in Ottawa with two brothers.

Laura cannot live without family, friends, coffee and her car and would love to travel the world some day.

Megan | Kanata Location

Megan graduated from Algonquin College from the Dental Hygiene program with honours. She is the recipient of Hu-Friedy Golden Scaler Award.

In her spare time, she enjoys going to the gym, reading and being outdoors cooking. She cannot live without chocolate and travelling around the world is on her bucket list.

Natasha | Kanata Location

Natasha graduated from Algonquin College with honours in Dental Hygiene in 2011.

Currently, Natasha foster dogs for a local rescue.  She has a dog of her own named Buddy, a 2 years old son, Easton and a husband, Martin.

Some things Natasha cannot live without include her family, dogs and her paddleboard.  You will find racing a dragon boat in the Ocean on her bucket list.

Dental Assistant Team

Lindsey | Dental Assistant Team Leader Kanata

With her Dental Assisting Level I and II diplomas, Lindsey is also NDAEB certified. She joined the Yazdani team in June 2015.

Lindsey’s favourite pastime is horseback riding. She also enjoys spending time with her boyfriend, her family, and her friends.

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Theresa | Kanata Location

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 | Kanata Location

Taylor graduated from St. John’s Catholic Highschool in Perth, ON. She also graduated Pre-Health Sciences at Algonquin College. She became a Certified Level 2 Dental Assistant at Algonquin College and is NDAEB Certified as of 2019.

Taylor loves animals, chocolate and naps! She is the big sister to 4 younger siblings and mommy to 2 beautiful kittens. She cannot live without her cats and travelling to Australia and maybe living there is definitely on her bucket list.

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Kemptville Dental Clinic

Patient Experience Coordinators

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Marilyn | Patient Experience Coordinator


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.

Kyla | Patient Experience Coordinator

Kyla graduated from St. Michael Catholic High School in 2019, and is planning to go to school in Thunder Bay for Dental Assisting in April 2021.

Kyla would like to do more international travelling and do mission trips in 3rd world countries.

Toni | Patient Experience Coordinator

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.

Megan | Patient Experience Coordinator

Megan graduated from Hotel & Restaurant management from Algonquin College.

After high school Megan moved and drove cross country to Calgary, AB. She also did a working holiday VISA for 10 months in Australia, travelling and working at a winery. Oh, she’s also gone skydiving!

Megan cannot live without coffee! She honestly just loves the taste of it. It also helps her to wake up in the morning and feel less like a zombie. On her bucket list, she would absolutely love to go on a hot air balloon ride one day.

Front Desk Team

Linda | Front Desk Team Leader Kemptville

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.

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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.

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Morgan attended Algonquin College and received a diploma for Medical Office Administration.

Morgan enjoys spending time with friends, travelling, watching live music/concerts and likes to read. The things she cannot live without include a good vacation, candy and spending time with the people she cares about.

Going to Disney Land is definitely on her bucket list.


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.

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Meet Stephanie Gardell and our team of Kanata dentists and Kemptville dental experts


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.


Dental Hygiene Team

Tammy | Hygiene Team Leader Kemptville

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 has achieved her Bachelor of Science from Mount St. Vincent University (1990) and a Dental Hygiene Diploma from Dalhousie University (1992). She joined the Yazdani team in March, 2007. When she isn’t working, she enjoys spending time with family.

Currently, Jennifer is a trainer for her daugther’s hockey team.  Her family consists of her husband Frank, and three kids.

The one thing that Jennifer can’t live without is Blistex and on her bucket list, she would like to travel to Japan to see her sister.


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 and has been working here since October 2016.

If she’s not working in dentistry, you can catch her on a bike as a spin instructor!

Shaylin took the leap of faith and went skydiving in the fall of 2018. It was the most liberating experience and she would do it again in a heartbeat! She would love to travel around Europe and see all that this world has to offer!

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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!


Chloe graduated from Algonquin College in 2014, with an Advanced Diploma in Dental Hygiene. In 2017, she also completed a certification in local anaesthesia


Taylor graduated from CNIH in 2019 as a licensed Dental Hygienist. She also graduated from Oulton College in Moncton, NB in 2016 as a Certified Level 2 Dental Assistant.

Taylor was born and raised in New Brunswick and loves travelling. She went on her first big trip to Thailand in March 2019.

Taylor cannot live without her family and travelling to Europe is definitely on her bucket list.


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.

Dental Assistant Team

Leslie | Dental Assistant Team Leader Kemptville

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.

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Lindsay | Kemptville & Carleton Place Locations

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!

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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.

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Leanne graduated from Algonquin College from the Dental Assisting Level 1 & Level 2 program.

Leanne has two dogs, a brother and a sister.

The one thing she cannot live without is pizza and travelling to Spain 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.

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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.

Sterilization Technician


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 travelling to Hawaii is on her bucket list.


Marketing Team

Lisa | Marketing Director Kemptville & Kanata Locations

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 Kemptville & Kanata 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.

One thing he cannot live without is listening to music.  He also really wants to travel to Lisboa, Portugal one day.

Administration & Office Team

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Anna | Human Resources & Administration Specialist

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.