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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), Board Member 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.
Hannah Sears (Office Manager)
Hannah is originally from New Brunsick, where she recently graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree. She moved to Thunder Bay in May of 2016 with her husband and now serves as our Office Manager.
Hannah's experience in the field of administration adds great value to her work here at Natural Smiles. Her outgoing personality and love for people enables her to excel in her communication with clients.
When she is not working Hannah spends a lot of time with her husband and is actively involved with her church. She also enjoys music, watching movies, reading books and traveling.
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!