Meet the Team
One of the things you’ll notice about our Guelph dental office is how long our staff has been working with us. Not only does this reflect how much we love our jobs, it also shows how much we love our patients. Many of our staff have been here for more than 5, 10, and even 15 years!
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Kelly French, Dental Hygienist
She is a mom of 2 great daughters. Kelly’s hobbies include quilting, woodworking and antiquing. She also takes to the outdoors for skiing, snowshoeing and long walks.
Monica Boersma, Dental Hygienist
She obtained her Associate Degree in Applied Science for Dental Hygiene at Onondaga Community College. Monica loves helping patients achieve a better level of overall health by getting their mouth healthy. She finds it very rewarding when patients tell her they notice a difference.
Monica is a mother to 2 teenage boys, who keep her busy with their high level hockey competitions! Monica enjoys working out, puzzles, gardening, reading and spending time with family and friends.
Shelley Ogden, Dental Hygienist
Outside of the dental office, she likes to spend time with her growing family of children and grandchildren. Shelley also has a zest for travelling and experiencing new sights, exploring small villages, meeting new people, and trying different foods. Photography and interior decorating are two of her creative hobbies.
Jenessa Van Schip, Dental Hygienist
Her hobbies include volleyball, snowboarding, sports, music and watching movies. She enjoys spending time with family and friends. Jenessa is currently happily on maternity leave with her amazing son, Clark!
Claire D’Arville, Dental Hygienist
She likes to connect with friends, family and neighbors, as well as spend time with her husband and boys. Claire appreciates good food, good wine, and walking the dog in the woods.
Nelly Montealegre, Dental Assistant
Nelly treasures working with the wonderful team at Uptown Guelph to ensure that patients leave our office happy with their dental work. She loves helping create beautiful smiles, relieves pain, and improving patients’ oral health.
Nelly is happily married with two beautiful daughters and an adorable dog, Bruno. She speaks Spanish fluently. She enjoys spending time with her family, biking, indoor rock climbing, and reading. Nelly lives by the golden rule: treat others the way she wants to be treated!
Shereen Taha, Dental Assistant
Shireen joined Uptown Guelph family a year ago and is happy to be a part of such a wonderful team. Her motivation and passion come from her interactions with patients, she strives to practice with utmost professionalism to provide them with the best care.
Outside the office, Shireen is a wife and a mother to three lovely daughters, and a son. She is fluent in Arabic. Shireen loves to swim, watch movies and travel with family to explore new places and cultures.
Chanelle, Hygiene and Sterilization Coordinator
Chanelle loves animals, especially cats. She has a cat named Coco and loves spending time outdoors with her cat. She also has a dog named Fluffy who she loves to take for walks. Chanelle has an interest in hair and make-up and loves to practice on her friends.
Liz Ewasick, Front Desk
She has enjoyed getting to know our patients over the years and cultivating caring, supportive relationships with each of them. Seeing the younger patients become wonderful adults is particularly rewarding for her!
Liz likes to spend time with her family, and to take long trail walks with Maya, her dog. She enjoys gardening and growing vegetables and collecting antiques with her husband. She is active on her small village’s committee, helping fundraise, promote local businesses and artisans, and give back to the community with family fun days and other great events. Additionally, she is active in her church.
Marsha, Front Desk
Her hobbies include Nascar and camping, and she enjoys spending time with her family.
Mariel, Front Desk
She enjoys the financial management aspect of her job at Uptown Guelph. Outside of work, Mariel enjoys travel, good food, good company and real estate.
Lindsay – Treatment Co Ordinator
Lindsay is a loving mom to a beautiful daughter, a crazy great Dane and a wife to a loving husband. In her free time, she enjoys spending quality time with friends and family, weekend getaways to her cottage in the Muskokas, four wheeling and exploring the outdoors.