At Lakeshore Dental Care we treat a diverse clientele while still prioritizing individualized care. We work with our patients to determine which Dentist, Assistant and Hygienist best suits your needs and personal preference. We believe it is important to build a solid foundation and rapport with each patient. Learn more about our team on this page.
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Dr. Danyka Paulin
Growing up in Mattawa, Dr. Danyka knew she wanted to be a dentist from a young age. She began her schooling at the University of Ottawa, obtaining a Bachelor of Health Sciences degree with honours. Continuing her studies at the University of Western Ontario, she completed her Masters of Science in Physiology on scholarship. Dr. Danyka received her Dental Degree from the University of Toronto and began her career in Southern Ontario, working for several years before moving home to Mattawa with her husband Marc-Andre. She joined our team soon after and became the proprieter of Lakeshore Dental Care in 2020. In that same year she became a mother to a beautiful dauther named Ari, which has made her an even stronger leader. Dr. Danyka sets the highest standard in patient care, work ethic and team commitment.
Dr. Asma Hasan Rizvi
Dr. Asma grew up in Toronto. She began her post-secondary education at the University of Western Ontario, obtaining a Bachelor of Science degree with honours, specializing in Biology. She continuted her studies at Western, earning a Masters of Science in Anatomy and Cell Biology, on scholarship. After working at the Department of Geriatrics at Mount Sinai, she returned to Western Ontario and completed her dental degree. She began her career in Northern Ontario after graduating. Dr. Asma's genuine personality, poise and dedication to our team and our patients is inspiring. We are so fortunate to have such a wonderful associate dentist that embodies our values and vision for our office.
Lyndsy Wendorf - Office Coordinator
Lyndsy attended Durham College's School of Media, Art and Design where she excelled in Advertising & Marketing Communications, graduating with honours. She began her career at Lakeshore Dental Care in June of 2007 as it's first Hygiene Coordinator, growing the hygiene department and patient base exponentially. This led to her promotion to Office Coordinator in July of 2011, where she strives daily to set a positive and professional work environment for our team and patients. Lyndsy is an advocate for vulnerable populations, using her unique critical thinking skills to educate dental professionals on abuse recognition and prevention, as well as fighting dental healthcare inequity for vulnerable populations. Her loyalty, kindness and devotion to our team, patients and community are evident inside and outside of office hours.
Niki Gauthier - Treatment Coordinator
Niki attended Canadore College's Dental Assisting program earning a one-year certificate. She then attended the University of Western Ontario where she completed the Preventive Dental Assisting Course, followed by the Dental Assisting Level II upgrade. She has been with our office since May of 1996, starting as a Clinical Dental Assistant for 15 years before being promoted to Treatment Coordinator in January of 2011. Her daughters, Mackenzie and Hanna, alongside her husband, Denis, have been her greatest joy. Niki's strong communication skills, extensive dental knowledge and her genuine character make her invaluable to her position as Treatment Coordinator. She is an exemplary dental professional, always putting her team and patient care first.
Samantha Goldsmith – Hygiene Coordinator
Samantha graduated with honors from the Personal Support Worker program at CTS Canadian Career College and has since worked primarily in the medical field within North Bay. In 2012, she met her husband Curtis. They were married in 2016 and are now the proud parents of their son, Kayson. Sam goes above and beyond daily for our team and our patients in her role as Hygiene Coordinator. Her meticulous scheduling, strategic problem solving abilities and her contagious positivity provides our patients and our team with remarkable care and support.
Tracy Sloan - Restorative Coordinator
Tracy was born and raised in North Bay. She attended the University of Toronto and Sheridan College concurrently, earning an Honors Bachelor of Arts in Theatre and Drama Studies before earning a Bachelor of Education at Nipissing University to become a teacher. She worked with the NNDSB as a Drama, English and Special Education teacher for 8 years before becoming co-owner of The Voyager Inn with her husband Geoff. Due to the changing entertainment industry, she decided to pursue a career in healthcare administration, which led to her join our team as the Restorative Coordinator. Tracy works with various charities supporting vulnerable populations and animals. Her admirable work supporting our community, along with her sociable personality makes her a wonderful point of contact for our patients and team.
Nancy Babich – Hygienist
Nancy began her post-secondary education at Canadore College. While she was there, she completed the English as a Second Language course, earned a diploma in General Arts and Sciences and went on to graduate from the Bilingual Dental Assisting program. It was during this time that she met her husband, Rodney. With aspirations of becoming a Dental Hygienist, Nancy moved to Ottawa to attend Dental Hygiene in French at La Cite Collegiale and has been a Dental Hygienist ever since. In the year 2000, Nancy and Rodney had their son, Nicholas. Less than two years later, Nancy began working as a Dental Hygienist at Lakeshore Dental Care. Her vast dental expertise, dedication and genuine compassion make her essential to our team and to her patients.
Joeleen Tignanelli – Hygienist
Joeleen completed Canadore College's Dental Assisting Program, then went on to graduate from Dental Hygiene at Cambrian College. She has been a Dental Hygienist at Lakeshore Dental Care since 2004. Joeleen and her husband, David, pride themselves on their strong family values. They are now the proud parents of their daughter, Cadence, and son, Morgan. Joeleen's loyalty, charisma and comprehensive skill set provide her patients and our team with unsurpassed care and support, while her many innovative ideas inspire our team on a regular basis.
Jennifer DeBernardi – Hygienist
Jennifer graduated from Oshawa's Dental Assisting program before completing her education at Hamilton's Canadian Institute of Dental Hygiene. She met her husband, Stephane, as he was repairing a dental chair in an Oshawa dental office where she worked. Outside of work hours, Jen enjoys snowmobiling and volunteering on the Board of Directors for the North Bay Snowmobile Club. Jennifer started at our office as a part-time Hygienist in 2013. She was so outstanding that in 2015 we built her an operatory so she could work with us full-time. Her dazzling personality and vast dental experience make her indispensable to her team and patients alike. Jen is ultruistic to her core, which strengthens her drive to challenge the status-quo, ultimately bringing our office's patient care to a higher level.
Sarah Beaulne – Hygienist
Sarah graduated with honours from Canadore College's Dental Hygiene program. In her first year of the program, she came to our office for her one-day observation placement, and has worked here ever since in various positions from administration to sterile bay, learning all aspects of the dental profession. Sarah's love of dentistry began in high school after reading an article on the impact of oral health on overall health. Her enthusiasm, hard work and passion to work with patients to achieve optimum health and wellness is an inspiration.
Jessica Arseneau - Dental Assistant
Jessica graduated from Fortis College’s Level II Dental Assistant program in Salt Lake City, Utah, where she obtained a bachelor’s degree in Expanded Functions Dental Assisting. She remained in Utah to begin her career in Dental Assisting, while also teaching at Roseman University. Jess served as a Naval Ship Serviceman, as a 2nd class Petty Officer on the USS Frank Cable, touring with the the Pacific 7th Fleet. Also, Jessica served at the Air Base in Mississippi and the Naval Hospital in Guam. In September 2018, she moved back home to North Bay to be with her long time best friend Ryan and were engaged in 2019. Soon after, Jess joined our team in a dual position as a Dental Assistant and as our Sterile Bay Coordinator. Jessica's life experiences in the Navy taught her honor, courage and commitment. They have attributed to her enterprising work ethic, team focused approach and her kind demeanor. All of these things make her an excellent addition to our team.
Coming Soon - Dental Assistant
We are excited to announce our new team addition! We will have her added to the website soon.