Comprehensive Dental Care in Orillia
MEET Dr. Lynn Van Rassel
Dr. Lynn Van Rassel was born and raised in a little town in Northern Ontario called Kapuskasing. After completing high school, she moved to London to attend the University of Western Ontario where she obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in 1990 and a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree in 1994. Following graduation, Dr. Van Rassel worked in a hospital in the remote setting of Moose Factory and then continued her career working as an associate dentist and teaching hygienists and assistants at Niagara College in Welland, ON. Finally in 1999, Dr. Van Rassel purchased her own practice in Orillia.
In total Dr. Van Rassel has been practicing dentistry for over 20 years. She is a member of the Ontario Dental Association and the Canadian Dental Association. She is thankful that she has been able to surround herself with a great staff that help support her mission to promote dental care in an ethical and professional manner.
Outside of dentistry, Dr. Van Rassel is an animal lover and proud supporter of the OSPCA. The doctor and her staff have attended the annual Charity dinner and auction as an Evening sponsor for many years.
MEET Dr. Evelyn Elsey
Dr. Elsey attended the University of Western Ontario where she received a Bachelor of Science in Physiology and then her Doctor of Dental Surgery in 1978. After graduation, she moved to Barrie where she established her dental practice, met her husband and over the next twelve years had 3 children. She sold her practice due to health complications in 1990 and anticipating a future in teaching, went back to the University of Toronto for a 2 year comprehensive dentistry program. She worked at U of T in emergency and oral diagnosis for 7 years, and achieved her Fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry.
Dr. Elsey returned to private practice in 1994 while still working part time for the university. She then sold her practice in 2007 and now works for Dr. Van Rassel part time.
Her passion for learning continues and she received her Masters in General Dentistry in 2009.
Dr. Elsey now has free time to enjoy at the cottage with her husband, golfing, bridge and spending time with her grandchildren.
Our entire team is dedicated to providing you with excellent, personalized care to make your visits as comfortable and pleasant as possible. We are committed to providing you with excellent, timely service during every visit. When you walk into our office, our front desk staff, assistants, hygienists and doctors want you to feel like you are the only patient that matters.
MEET Glenda, Office Manager
After growing up in Northern Ontario, Glenda moved to the Orillia area and began her career in the dental field in 1988. She is a graduate of the Georgian College dental assisting program and completed her dental hygiene training at Durham College. She has many years experience working as a dental assistant, a registered dental hygienist and most recently as an office manager. She has been with Dr. Van Rassel since 1999 and has enjoyed the opportunity to expand her experiences within the dental office. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her husband and boys and of course their dog Sarge.
MEET Krystal, Dental Receptionist
Krystal is a born and raised Orillia resident and has been working in our office since 2001. She enjoys greeting and speaking with patients as they come in and out of the office and helping them at the front desk. Krystal obtained her HARP certification to take dental xrays from Georgian College in 2001. When not at the office she is busy running after her two girls Victoria and Leah, with her husband Charles.
MEET Christine, Dental Receptionist
Christine grew up in Toronto where she started her career in the dental field in 1983. She is a HARP certified dental receptionist and now resides in the Orillia area. Christine is responsible for providing our patients with the best care possible by contacting them to schedule their preventive care appointments. Christine and her husband Brad, share their free time with their two daughters, Sarah and Nicole.
MEET Amanda, Treatment Coordinator
Amanda is the newest member of our team. She is a certified Level ll dental assistant. Amanda enjoys a variety of responsibilities in the office. As a Treatment Coordinator she is here to help guide new patients through their initial exam and educate them about all our office has to offer. She is available to communicate with all patients and help them with decisions regarding their treatment options. You will also find Amanda assisting with dental procedures and working at the front reception desk. It is a good thing she enjoys multi-tasking!! When not at work Amanda spends time with her husband Jake, young son Callum and their boxer, Gunner.
MEET Jessica, Dental Hygienist
Jessica grew up in Sarnia and moved to the Orillia area to begin her dental schooling at Georgian College. Jessica has been with our office since she began her career in the dental field in 2002. She has worked as a dental assistant, treatment coordinator and dental hygienist. Jessica enjoys her role in educating patients on the importance of preventive dental care. She has two adorable children, Wesley and Alice, and a cat Buddy that keep her and her husband Scott very busy.
MEET Ruthann, Dental Hygienist
Ruthann graduated as a dental hygienist in 1994 from Canadore College and worked in Burlington for 13 years. She moved to the Orillia area from Waterdown in 2007 and has been working in our office since March 2008. She brings with her a vast knowledge of dentistry and the desire to promote a positive dental care experience. When not at work, Ruthann enjoys spending time with her active family. She is often called upon to chauffeur her daughter and friends to various sporting events.
MEET Julie, Dental Hygienist
Julie has been a registered dental hygienist since 1993. She has many years experience working in the Toronto area and has worked for our office filling in for maternity leaves since 2004. Julie is fluent in French as well as English, so she has more than one way to encourage you to “Brush your Teeth”, “Brosse vos Dents”!! Julie spends all her free time with her husband and four children, Noah, Mya, Jada and Ava.
MEET Amanda, Dental Assistant
Amanda is a board certified Level II dental assistant. She came to us right out of Georgian College in 2009 and has been busy honing her skills to help make your dental experience as pleasant as possible. She is the dentists’ right hand woman, assisting them in restorative procedures. Amanda and her husband spend their spare time on home renovations and chasing after their children Jaxson and Peyton as well as their dogs Lily and Chloe.
Our entire team is dedicated to providing you with excellent, personalized care and service to make your visits as comfortable and pleasant as possible. Call our office today at 705.325.7333 to learn more about us.