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Our Dental Hygiene Team
Maheen Cassim, RDH (Registered Dental Hygienist)
Maheen is dedicated to making a difference in her clients' lives by providing exemplary dental hygiene care. She knows that it takes more than just good technique to be a great dental hygienist. It takes commitment, understanding, and most importantly, a genuine interest in clients health and safety.
With more than 15 years of experience in the dental field, she understands her client's past dental phobias and has created a relaxing, stress and radiation free environment within her practice to help her clients attain their optimal oral health and over-all health. As soon as you enter Natural Smiles, the spa like environment with a soothing water fall aids in the relaxation of the mind and body!
Maheen is a member of numerous professional organizations, including Canadian Dental Hygienist Association(CDHA), President of Ontario Dental Hygienist Association(ODHA), and Past-President of Thunder Bay Dental Hygienists' Society(TBDHS). Within the community she regularly attends the Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce after business meetings, and Thunder Bay Business Women Network.
She has kept her clinical skills current through an ongoing commitment to continuing education courses.
When not working for the over all well being of her clients, Maheen enjoys spending time with her husband and family, swimming and biking with her children.
Pam Peterson (Office Manager)
Pam has 30 years of dental experience. First, as a Dental Assistant and then as a Registered Dental Hygienist. She is happy to be back in the dental field working in the capacity of Office Manager in this clinic.
In her spare time, Pam volunteers for Our Kids Count and is Chair of the Committee for Women In Action, a philanthropic group benefiting TBRHSC.
Chloe Kim, RDH (Registered Dental Hygienist)
Chloe graduated from Dental Hygine at Confederation College in 2017 and has been a team member at since that time. She used to be a Dental Hygienist in South Korea for 3 years.
She has enjoyed daily interactions with her clients as a RDH in general practice. She loves to make people feel comfortable in her chair, while helping them to achiev positive changes in both oral health and general health.
Outside of work, Chloe enjoys entertaining, travelling, hiking, chasing water falls and good foods. She is involved as a assistant at her boyfriend 'Photo/Cinema Graphs' business in Thunder Bay.
Andrew Csernyei (M.OMSc, B.Sc)
Andrew is a new resident of Thunder Bay and couldn't be happier to serve the community as an Osteopathic Practitioner!
From 2007 to 2017 Andrew was a student; studying Kinesiology first at the University of Waterloo and then Osteopathic Manual Therapy at the Canadian Academy of Osteopathy located in Hamilton. He is currently a certified member of the Ontario Osteopathic Associate and is in good standing with the organization.
Andrew has always been fascinated by nature and from a young age enjoyed learning about the biology of ecosystems, plants and animals. A desire to explore the natural world, coupled with a passion for sports and physical activity, pulled Andrew into the field of osteopathy. As an osteopathic practitioner, Andrew undrstands why physical changes occur in the body. In knowing why bodies change, Andrew can work with each patient to accurately correct their body at the source of the problem.
Andrew relies on his thorough knowledge of human anatomy and physiology, as well as his clinical experience and reasoning skills to locate and correct the root causes of structural issues. Through his work, patients develop stronger, healthier and more capable bodies regardless of their condition! Andrew commits to delivering a high quality of care and endeavours to assist each individual to the best of his ability.
When he is away from the clinic, Andrew can often be found outdoors climbing, hiking, paddling or fishing!