Meet Our Team
All of our staff members are highly trained, hard working, and committed to their professions. They are friendly, caring, and devoted to their patients. They are always ready to answer your questions and talk about your concerns. Simply put, your best interest is their best interest!
Our Administrative Team
Diane has been with the practice since 1975. She has held many positions during her career. She began as a dental assistant and then became our receptionist. As the practice grew, she evolved into our office manager. She oversaw the majority of our major renovations in 1992, 2010, and now in 2014. She has spent countless hours with various consultants and courses to help serve our patients better.
Diane graduated from Algonquin College in 1975 as a certified dental assistant. She belongs to the Ontario Dental Assistants Association. Diane spends time listening and attending continuing education lectures. If you have any questions or concerns about anything, she is your first resource. If she is unable to help you, then she will direct you to the right team member to serve you.
Diane is the mother of two grown boys, Jeffrey and Jason. She enjoys curling, golfing, and reading.
The warm caring voice that greets you when you call our office probably belongs to Jennifer, our administrative assistant. She is responsible for greeting patients, receiving payments, scheduling, and confirming appointments. As many of you have found out, Jennifer does all this with great skill.
Prior to joining our team, Jennifer completed a one-year course at Algonquin College in 1991, graduating from the dental assisting program. According to Jennifer, “As a long-term patient of Dr. Deneka’s, it certainly didn’t take long for me to feel comfortable. I knew most of the team before starting my career.”
Jennifer regularly attends the Ontario and Dental Nurses and Assistants Association meetings. She has spent many years on the board of the Association.
Chantal joined our team in April 2002, when she replaced our administrative assistant for a one year maternity leave. She then followed that up with another maternity fill-in for our treatment coordinator. When we saw how good she was with our team and patients, we knew that we had to keep her on the team. An opening came up, and she is now our full time treatment coordinator.
Chantal graduated from Career Canada College in Ottawa in 1992 as a Certified Dental Assistant. She then spent eight years working for a large dental office in Orleans.
After her first child, Camille, Chantal decided to move back close to her hometown of Cornwall. She is presently living in Martintown. She enjoys reading, cooking, badminton, and playing with her children Camille and Samuel.
Our Children’s Program
Shelley joined our team in 1995 as an emergency fill-in when one of our team members suddenly became ill. She fit in so well with the team that we created a new position for her when our fallen team member returned.
Shelley is our Children Program coordinator. If you want your child to have a truly positive dental experience, see Shelley. Her compassion and patience are unparalleled.
Shelley graduated from Algonquin College as a certified dental assistant in 1975, earning her diploma as a preventive dental assistant in 1977. She is a current member of the Canadian Dental Assistants’ Association as well as the Ontario Dental Nurses’ and Assistants’ Association. Shelley has been an active member within the Cornwall Association serving as guest speaker, director, vice president, and president. She is a Level II Dental Assistant.
Our Hygiene Team
Michele is more than just a pair of gentle hands that will be treating you; she is a kind individual as well. She makes sure she takes good care of you as soon as you step foot into our treatment area. Just let her know what she can do for you!
Michele began her career in our office as a dental assistant, after graduating from Algonquin College in 1988. After working for two years, she returned to Algonquin College to become a dental hygienist, graduating in 1991. She has been working here ever since. Michele belongs to the Canadian Dental Hygiene Association and the Ontario Dental Hygiene Association.
The second member of our hygiene team is Kelly. She has a tender touch and a soothing disposition. She will care for you and your needs as if they were her own, with plenty of consideration. You will surely enjoy spending time with her!
She graduated from Algonquin College in 1989 and spent three and a half years working in a general practice out of town. She worked as a chairside dental assistant with us for a short time before returning to Algonquin College in 1993 to enroll in the Dental Hygiene program. She graduated in 1994, and has been an integral part of our hygiene team since then.
Kelly is a member of the Canadian Dental Hygienists Association and Ontario Dental Hygienists Association.
Our Clinical Team
Whether assisting with children or adults, Ann always greets our “guests” with a smile and makes them feel comfortable and relaxed. She joined us in January 2006, and is delighted to work with Dr. Deneka and his team to show patients that going to the dentist should be an enjoyable experience.
To work in a progressive office that embraces new ideas and concepts in order to achieve the highest level of patient care is very exciting. She loves to assist patients visualize a goal for a healthy and gorgeous smile. She also appreciates the opportunity to grow and learn through various continuing education courses.
Ann is a Level II dental assistant with over 15 years experience. She received her certification from Algonquin College and is a member of the Ontario Dental Assistants Association as well as a member of the Cornwall Association Affiliate. Ann is bilingual and has HARP and CPR certifications. She enjoys living in the country and in her spare time she likes to cross-country ski, read, and work in the garden.
Amber is the newest addition to our team. She replaced our dental assistant Brittany during her maternity leave in February 2014 and then came back as a full time member of our Team in May 2016.
Amber graduated from Algonquin College as a Level 11 Dental Assistant. She is a member of the Ontario Dental Assistants Association (ODAA). She is also a member of the National Dental Assistants Examining Board (NDAEB) and has her Healing Arts Radiation Protection (HARP) & CPR.
During her free time she enjoys spending time with her family and reading.