Kanata Dental Clinic

Front Desk Team

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Sue | Kanata

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.

Meghan | Kanata

Meghan is a mom, wife and friend. She loves Netfilix and chilling, sitting on a patio and chatting with friends. Meghan also enjoys photographing families. She is bron 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!

Dental Hygiene Team

Kendra | Hygiene Team Leader Kanata

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 Location

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.

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Megan | Kanata Location

Megan graduated with honours from Algonquin college Dental Hygiene program in 2018. She was also the recipient of the Hu-Freidy Golden Scaler Award.

In Megan’s spare time, she loves to read and be outdoors, whether it is hiking, camping, canoeing or just relaxing. You can also find her in the kitchen as cooking and eating is a passion of hers.

Megan has a cat named smokey who loves to join her outside as she reads. She cannot live without her family and friends, books, good coffee, tea or wine.

Megan’s bucket list is too long! She would love to travel around the world and experience different landscapes and cultures.

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.


Elizabeth moved from Dawson Creek, BC to Ontario to study Dental Hygiene. She is also NDAEB certified since 2008.

Elizabeth enjoys spending time outdoors especially hiking and camping. Her favourite quote is “Praise the lord. Give thanks to the lord, for he is good.” Psalm 106:1

Elizabeth grew up with four brothers and one sister. The one thing she cannot live without is dark chocolate and being able to explore the Great Yukon outdoors is on her bucket list.

Lindsay | Kemptville & Kanata 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.


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Kemptville Dental Clinic

Patient Experience Coordinator

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.



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.

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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.


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 went to Algonquin College and completed the Medical Office Administration program.

Morgan loves to read and travel with her friends and her boyfriend. She also has an older sister.

The one thing she cannot live without is a good vacation and going sky diving, bungee jumping and to be able to go to Bora Bora are listed on Morgan’s 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 is married to her husband, Tim.  She has a son, Evan, and a daughter, Katie.  Her dog’s name is Buddy.

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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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.


Courtney holds a diploma in dental hygiene and has been part of the Yazdani team since November 2012. She is a proud member of the team, and when she isn’t working, she enjoys spending time with family and friends.


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.

She likes to stay very active outside of work. She enjoys spending time with her family and her friends as they are the backbone for everything and are very motivating for her. She has one sibling and has a Boston Terrier named Roscoe.

On her bucket list, she would like to go skydiving and would love to travel to Europe.

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Courtney graduated the Dental Hygiene program from Niagara College.

She has a passion for make-up and would one day like to become a make-up artist.

Courtney enjoys spending time with her mom, dad, brother, sister and her husband and two kids.  The two things she cannot live without are music and friends.

Taking a trip to Bora Bora and Sky Diving or travelling the world are on her bucket list.


Allison received a diploma in Hygiene from Canadian National Institute of Health.

She grew up on a dairy farm and has a Pug named Lucy.  She cannot live without friends and family.

On her bucket list, is to travel Europe.

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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.


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 joined the Yazdani team in August, 2014 and has completed her Dental Assisting Level II diploma.

She is proud of her work, and enjoys sewing and making crafts in her spare time.

One day, Carley hopes to take a ride in a hot air balloon.


Heather graduated from Everest College in December 2010 as a Level 2 Dental Assistant.

Heather loves dirt biking and can’t live without coffee.

She has a Fiancee, John and a 1 year old daughter, Blake.

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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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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.

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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.