Dr. Yvan Latour
Dr. Latour began his post-secondary education at the University of Waterloo, where he studied Civil Engineering. He went on to earn an Honors Biochemistry Degree from UWO, followed by a Dental Degree from Laval University's School of Dentristry in Quebec City. Dr. Latour was an associate dentist from 1992-2001. He then became the proprietor of a North Bay dental practice in the Fall of 2001, later to be known as Lakeshore Dental Care. On January 1, 2004 the newly constructed building at 307 Lakeshore Drive opened its doors and has since been the home of our Lakeshore Dental Care team. Dr. Latour's attention to detail and admirable focus on providing the best patient experience possible, sets the standard of patient care that our office provides.
Dr. Danyka Paulin
Dr. Danyka Paulin grew up in Mattawa and has wanted to be a dentist since a young age. She began her schooling at the University of Ottawa, obtaining a Bachelor of Health Sciences, with honors. Continuing her studies at the University of Western Ontario, she completed her Masters of Science in Physiology, on scholarship. Dr. Paulin 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. Dr. Paulin shares Dr. Latour's philosophy and vision to provide the best possible patient care.
Lyndsy Wendorf - Office Coordinator
Lyndsy attended Durham College's School of Media, Art and Design where she excelled in Advertising & Marketing Communications, graduating with honors. Lyndsy began as the Hygiene Coordinator at Lakeshore Dental Care in June of 2008 and was promoted to Office Coordinator in July of 2011. Her loyalty and dedication to her teammates, patients and the office are evident during and outside of office hours.
Joanne Gauthier - Dental Assistant
Joanne attended Chippewa Secondary School before completing Algonquin College's Dental Assisting Program. She became a Dental Assistant that same year while working towards graduating Canadore College's Level II Dental Assisting Program. Once done, she and her husband Mike started their family and now have two beautiful daughters, Paige and Olivia. Joanne had worked with Dr. Latour at a previous practice from 2000 to 2004 and we are so lucky that she rejoined him at Lakeshore Dental Care in 2006 as his main Dental Assistant. They continue to make an amazing team.
Shannon Peters - Dental Assistant
Shannon graduated from Canadore College's Dental Assistant Level II Program and began assisting in September the same year. In January 2011, she joined the team at Lakeshore Dental Care and is now Dr. Paulin's main Dental Assistant. Together, they are a fun and energetic team. In September 2012, Shannon married her highschool sweetheart Nic, and has since welcomed two sons, Hayden and Carter to their family. Devotion and sincerity come naturally to Shannon. These important qualities make her an amazing mom and have already made her an excellent Dental Assistant.
Anik Doucette - Clinical Coordinator
Anik graduated as a Level II Dental Assistant from College Boreal. Born and raised in Mattawa, she decided to begin her career travelling, spending five years in Grand Caymen. Working as a Dental Assistant, she then had the opportunity to complete a Dental Mission in the Amazon Jungle, trekking through Peru. Once back in Mattawa, Anik participated in fly-in dentistry to the Northern Reserves. In 2012 she met her spouse Rick and together they made the decision to start a family. They now have two girls, Avery and Addison. In December 2017, Anik joined our team. Her keen attention to detail and amazing organizational skills make her a perfect fit for her dual role as both Clinical Coordinator and a Level II Dental Assistant.
Nancy Babich - Hygienist
Nancy began her post-secondary education at Canadore College. While 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 future 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, in February 2002, Nancy began working as a Dental Hygienist at Lakeshore Dental Care. Nancy's dedication and hard work make her an essential part of our team.
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 and charisma make her indispensible to her Lakeshore Dental Care family and to her patients.
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. They married and lived in Hamilton for ten years before moving to North Bay for Stephane's job. Outside of work hours, they enjoy snowmobiling and Jen volunteers 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 Dr. Latour built her an operatory so she could work with us full-time. Her dazzling personality and devotion to her patients have made her a welcomed addition to our Lakeshore Dental Care family.
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. Raising her daughters Mackenzie and Hanna alongside her husband Denis has been her greatest joy. Niki's strong communication skills, extensive dental assisting background and her genuine character make her invaluable to her position as Treatment Coordinator.
Jenn Bolton - Hygiene Coordinator
Jenn attended Canadore College’s Dental Hygiene Program. During her schooling, she completed her Dental Hygiene Placement at our office. In her third year, Jenn was the recipient of the Frank Marusich award for exemplifying outstanding leadership qualities. We are lucky to have Jenn as a Hygienist, as well as our full-time Hygiene Coordinator. Outside of office hours, Jenn enjoys going to North Bay Battalion games with her Dad and working on artistic projects. Jenn is also a member of the North Bay Dental Hygiene Association. Our team loves Jenn’s fun and positive attitude, and her caring nature. Those attributes make her a valuable asset to our team.
Michelle Hilton - Restorative Coordinator
Michelle attended École secondaire Franco-Cité in Sturgeon Falls. Right out of high school she started her career in dentistry as a dental assistant in a North Bay office. While living in North Bay, Michelle was introduced to her future husband Mark. They started a family and are proud parents of three sons. Throughout the years Michelle has worked in the dental industry as a dental assistant and in administrative roles. Aside from her extensive experience and professionalism, Michelle also brings a wonderful personality and an inspirational work ethic to our office.