Meet the Team
Creating a Lifetime of Healthy Smiles
Sandra Carriero – Director of Operations
I have been a part of the Seaway Family Dental team since March 2013. I was born and raised in Montreal, Quebec, and completed my M.Sc. degree in Organic Chemistry at Yale University in 1998 and Ph.D. in Medicinal Chemistry at McGill University in 2003. I spent 9 years in various scientific roles, most currently as a Scientific Director at an international preclinical research organization. In this role, I lead and managed a dynamic team of more than 20 staff who were directing drug development programs for a number of clients in the Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical sectors. My transition to the dental field has been extremely rewarding, allowing me to continually embrace a wonderful team environment and supporting others while maintaining a strong sense of accountability and responsibility for myself. My ultimate goal within the practice is to contribute to the highest standards in overall patient care by creating an environment that is supportive, informative and positive, all the while ensuring that our patients expectations are exceeded. The Seaway Family Dental team are a remarkable group of individuals, who all share one common goal – over-delivering to our patients every day and providing the highest quality care and experience to each and every patient that walks into our practice. One a personal note, I am a proud mother to two wonderful little girls, Gabriella and Alexandra and have been very happily married for over 10 years to my life and soul-mate.
Jennifer Armstrong – Registered Dental Hygienist
I joined Seaway Family Dental in January 2014 as a Registered Dental Hygienist. I graduated from Algonquin College in 2004. I am a member of the College of Dental Hygienists of Ontario (CDHO) and the Ontario Dental Hygienist’s Association (ODHA). Seaway Family Dental is a great office because of the high quality service we provide and the staff always have a positive attitude. On a personal note, I am married and have a wonderful little boy and little girl. I like running zumba and travelling.
Robert Côté – Registered Dental Hygienist
I have been employed with Seaway Family Dental (previously with Dr. Roland Sanschagrin’s practice) as a Dental Hygienist since 1990. I am a graduate of Cambrian College’s Dental Hygiene Program (1989). I worked as a Dental Hygienist in Sault-Ste-Marie for one year before moving to Cornwall with my wife and son. I am a registered member with the College of Dental Hygienists of Ontario. I am also an active member of the Ontario Dental Hygienist Association as well as the Canadian Dental Hygienist Association. I maintain professional development through ongoing training and education courses. Over the past 25 years I have had the pleasure and privilege of providing oral health care to many long term patients, often seeing their family grow with children and grand children. In my tenure I have seen the practice evolve meanwhile maintaining the same commitment to care with an individualized approach. I enjoy spending my leisure time with family and friends, taking day trips and enjoying a good book or movie.
Heather Emond – Registered Dental Hygienist/Team Leader
I have been with the Seaway Family Dental practice since November 2007, where I work as a Registered Dental Hygienist. I graduated from Georgian College in Orillia, Ontario in 2004. I am a registered member with the College of Dental Hygienists of Ontario and am CPR and HARP certified. Our team here at the practice is a very close “family” working together providing ultimate care for our patients. Our patient’s needs and dental concerns are our #1 focus. Our goal is to see all our patients leaving with a smile. Personally, I enjoy spending quality time with my family. Summer months, I enjoy the heat and relaxing by the pool. In the winter months I am involved with the Seaway Valley Theatre Company performing in musical theatre.
Jennifer Bingley – Dental Assistant (Level II)/Team Leader
I have been working at Seaway Family Dental since January 2009. I am a Certified Level II Dental Assistant and am HARP certified. I graduated from CDI College in Ottawa in 2006. I started as a dental assistant in the practice and am now the Team Leader for the dental assisting team. The people I work with and the amount of pride everyone takes in being part of the practice are what makes this office a great place to work. Everyone here truly cares about the patient and each other. I can say that my co-workers are my second family. I have a wonderful family with a healthy son named Cameron and daughter named Vada, who are my pride and joy. I love going to see any kind of live music, am a yard sale extremist, animal lover and cosmetics addict!
Shannon Clement – Certified Dental Assistant (Level I)
I have been part of the Seaway Family Dental team since August 2007. I was a Dental Office Administrator at the practice for 6 years, however I am now assisting full time, and this is what I love to do. I graduated from the Ontario Business College (Cornwall in 1998). I am HARP and CPR certified. This is a great office to work at. The staff is amazing to work with and everyone is always in a great mood. I have been married for over 14 years to a wonderful man and we have 2 beautiful children. My son Merek is 14 years old and loves to play hockey and my daughter Keira is 8 years old and loves gymnastics. I love spending time with my family and friends and reading a good book.
Melanie McKee – Office Administrator/Team Leader
I started at Seaway Family Dental in August 2013. I work as a Dental Office Administrator and also help with assisting the doctors on occasion. I attended La Cité Collegiale from 2003 – 2006 in the dental hygiene program. I am here to welcome you to our office, take your calls and help you schedule your appointments, explain your treatment plans and financial arrangements. You are in good hands at Seaway Family Dental with great staff and great dental treatment. Everyone at Seaway Family Dental looks forward to helping and serving our patients. We enjoy each other’s company and are truly a big family. Seaway Family Dental is managed by great people which makes your job easier. We Rock! Personally, I enjoy being active, and staying positive. Life is way too short to sweat the small things. Cross-fit is my happy place This is where I get to release a lot of my frustrations which is probably why I am usually in a good mood. I also look forward to my family & friend’s company and most of all, love my dog Lilee. She is our long-haired chihuahua, and I love her to pieces.
Kathy Primeau – Office Administrator/Financial Co-Ordinator
I have been a member of the Seaway Family Dental Team as a Dental Office Administrator since April 2007. I take pride in assisting our patients with any and all of their dental concerns when it comes to scheduling treatment, understanding their treatment plans, insurance information and claims follow-ups, financial arrangement or any questions they might have. Our office is great. We have wonderful, compassionate doctors, a fantastic clinical team, and awesome front desk staff. We all treat each other with the same level of respect that we offer our patients. It is a fun, loving, family atmosphere here at the office, and it’s a fantastic place to work. On a personal side, I have been married to my best friend for 11 years, have 2 wonderful boys. In my free time, I enjoy watching and supporting our boys with their hockey and bowling activities.
Lindsay Roberts – Office Administrator
I am the newest member of the team. I started at Seaway Family Dental in March 2015 as a dental office administrator. Previously, I was an assistant in an endodontist specialty office in Mississauga, ON for 6 years until I moved back to Cornwall. I am a certified level II dental assistant, hold my NDAEB certificate and am HARP certified. I am also an active member of the ODAA. I graduated from Everest College in 2008. Seaway Family Dental is a great place to work and be a patient because of the friendly and very knowledgeable staff. From a personal standpoint, I have a wonderful 13 year old daughter, and I enjoy playing pool and spending time with my family.
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