Meet Our Team

Merle, RDH

Merle grew up in the Rostock area and moved to Tavistock when she married. She now resides outside of Tavistock with her husband, son and twin daughters. She attended Fanshawe College where she completed the Dental Assisting and Dental Hygiene programs.

Merle is a self initiated Registered Dental Hygienist with the College of Dental Hygienists of Ontario and an active member of the Ontario Dental Hygienists Association. Merle has 29 years of experience as a Dental Hygienist and has worked at Tavistock Dental for 24 years. She is a valuable team member who loves working with all age groups. It is Merle’s goal to make all her patients feel comfortable and informed.



Missy, RDH

Missy was raised outside of Tavistock, attending Hickson Public School and graduating from high school at Woodstock Collegiate Institute. After high school Missy enrolled at Fanshawe College where she received a certificate in Pre-Health Sciences. From there she took Dental Assisting at Medix College and worked as a chairside Dental assistant for 1 year. Her thirst for knowledge didn't stop there. She then enrolled in the Dental Hygiene program at Georgian College and graduated with an advanced diploma in Dental Hygiene. Missy is registered with the College of Dental Hygienists of Ontario and is a member of the Ontario Dental Hygienists Association. 

When Missy is not working she enjoys hanging out with her friends and family. Missy has recently become a new home owner and she looks forward to spending time decorating inside and out.


Kelli, RDH

Kelli was born and raised in the Tavistock area where she currently resides. She pursued her studies in Dental Assisting and Dental Hygiene at Fanshawe College in London, Ontario. Kelli graduated on the Dean's honor role and received the Sunstar Preventive Dental Hygiene award for highest clinical proficiency in year two. Upon Graduation Kelli received her certificate of registration with the College of Dental Hygienists of Ontario with which she is an active member, as well as the Ontario Dental Hygienists Association and the Canadian Dental Hygienists Association. Kelli has always had an interest in the Dental field and loves working with people of all ages. Her caring personality made her career choice as a Registered Dental Hygienist a perfect fit.

In her spare time Kelli enjoys playing baseball, swimming and ice skating.
She loves being an Aunt, she is an avid Toronto Blue Jays fan and loves to Travel and see new places. Kelli is extremely happy to be given the opportunity to provide care in her home town of Tavistock!


Ally, CDA Level II/ Administration

Ally grew up in Tavistock and now resides in Stratford with her daughter. She graduated high school at Northwestern Secondary School in Stratford. She went straight to work after high school, but  her interest in dentistry came into effect in 2013 when she attended the Dental Assisting program at Medix College in Kitchener. Ally graduated a Certified Level II Dental Assistant.

She aims to put patients at ease and help them understand their treatment so they can have  a positive experience. Ally is also a member of the Ontario Dental Assistants Association. Ally strives to expand her knowledge in dentistry by continuing education and pursuing interest in different aspects of the field. In her spare time Ally likes to read, go out with her friends, and spend time with her daughter.


Kailey, CDA Level II

Kailey was raised in Dublin,ON where she currently resides.  She graduated high school at St. Michael’s Catholic Secondary School in Stratford and throughout those years she worked as a milker on a diary farm north of Mitchell until she decided to pursue a career as a Dental Assistant. Kailey studied Level I and Level II Dental assisting at Fanshawe College in London, where she then graduated in 2016 as a Certified Level II Dental Assistant.

In her spare time Kailey enjoys playing baseball and just recently decided to try volleyball throughout the winter months. Kailey loves spoiling her Great Dane and will bring him just about anywhere with her.  Kailey also is a Blue Jays fan and loves to try new things. She is excited to be given the opportunity to work in the dental field and aims to expand her knowledge in dentistry.



Jessica, CDA Level II / Administration

Jessica grew up in Wellesley and moved to Tavistock in 2013 with her husband and 3 kids. She graduated from Dental Assisting in 2014 at Medix College.  She strives to provide excellent customer service to our patients. She enjoys meeting new people. She likes to learn new skills and is open to new challenges through work. She has 6 years of previous experience working at a large insurance company. Her training in customer assistance and team support has prepared her for work in the dental field.  She is a member of the Ontario Dental Assistants Association.

Jessica enjoys spending her spare time with her family at the cottage or working on various projects around the house.


Deborah, Office Manager

Deborah was raised in the Wellesley area. She has 18 years experience in the dental field. She graduated from Fanshawe College a Certified Dental Assistant.  She took courses at George Brown College for her training as Dental Treatment Coordinator. Deborah is a member of the Ontario Dental Assistants Association.  In 2003 Deborah moved to Bermuda for 2 years to work in a dental office. She was able to take additional training in cosmetic dentistry and root canal treatment. These courses allowed her to travel to places like Las Vegas, New York, & North Carolina.

Deborah lives near Tavistock with her husband T.J. They enjoy travelling together. They most recently took a trip to Scotland. In her spare time she likes to knit and garden. She is a member of the Tavistock Horticultural Society.