Dr. Raynah Fernandes graduated with Honors in 2008, obtaining her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Toronto. She earned the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario Award (RCDSO) in Ethics and Jurisprudence and received multiple awards and research scholarships during dental school. She has published in the Ontario Dental Association Journal as well. She is passionate about dentistry, her patients, and loves working with people of all ages. She is a member of the International Association of Orthodontics, and treats all ages with fixed and removable options, including braces and Invisalign. She is also certified in conscious sedation, and oral moderate sedation which she uses when treating patients with dental anxieties. She is known for her gentle freezing technique and her humming while working on patients.
Born in Toronto and raised in Mississauga, Dr. Kenny Wu graduated from the University of Waterloo with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology in 2015. After obtaining his Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree from the University of Toronto in 2019, Dr. Kenny Wu joined our practise at Willow West Dental.
Dr. Wu brings to the office his enthusiasm and approachable personality. His professionalism and commitment is noticeably reflected in his positive attitude and delivery of care. Dr. Wu’s hobbies and interests include: golf, photography, and travelling.
Dr. Elzokm earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from University of Toronto, previously she completed her Bachelor Degree of Dental Surgery in Cairo, Egypt.
Dr. Elzokm believes that patient education and motivation regarding patients dental needs is an important part of their comprehensive oral health.
Craig has worked as the Office Manager for Willow West Dental since 2018. Craig is a graduate from Devry University, where he received a degree in Computer programming.
After graduation, Craig launched his career at Pepsi Bottling Group, where he worked for 19 years in various Finance Departments. He recently moved from Mississauga to Guelph with his wife Dr. Raynah Fernandes and their 3 boys.
Craig’s hobbies and interests are Tennis, Table Tennis and Basketball
Shiva graduated from the Canadian Institute of Dental Hygiene in 2004. She is a self-initiated Registered Dental Hygienist in Ontario and has been practicing hygiene for the last fifteen years at Willow West Dental Office. Shiva is passionate about improving the dental health of her patients and educating them about the latest advancements in dental technology and treatment options.
She has been proactive in attending continuing education courses in various aspects of dentistry, including soft tissue management, laser therapy, treatment coordination, infection control, and office management. Shiva’s gentle and positive approach makes her patients feel relaxed and comfortable during their visits.
Her attention to details and professionalism is truly appreciated by her patients and her colleagues. In her spare time, Shiva enjoys traveling the world, camping, hiking and watching movies.
Annette graduated from Algonquin College in 1992 with a dental hygiene diploma. She is a Registered Dental Hygienist that has been employed at the Willow West Dental office for 26+ years.
Annette lives in Kitchener where she enjoys spending time with her family and cockapoo named Baxter. Her hobbies include reading, baking and gardening.
Michelle has been apart of the Willow West Dental Office reception team since 2016. Michelle comes to the dental field after originally working in the Radio Broadcasting Industry.
She’s an extremely empathetic and helpful individual who always does her best to cater for our patients needs. When Michelle is not interacting with patients, she is spending time with her husband, young son and English Bulldog, Bella.
Natalie graduated from Medix College in 2010. She’s been working in the dental field since 2013.
You can find Natalie with a pleasant greeting at the front desk. In her spare time she loves spending time with her husband and 3 year old daughter and family.
Ashley is the newest addition to our front desk team, coming from a background in customer service, sales, sports and nursing! She has an outgoing personality that would be happy to help you with any questions, concerns, or scheduling needs.
Ashley is also our front desk head of orthodontics and can assist you with any of your orthodontic questions. Ashley is involved in many fundraisers for those who are in less fortunate circumstances, through church and the local community. Ashley enjoys sports, art, music, movies as well as spending time with her family.
Bobbi is a married mom of three that has worked for Willow West Dental since 2000. She graduated from the Office Administration Program at Sheridan College in 1996.
She would be happy to assist you with your scheduling needs and financial questions. She enjoys reading, movies and spending time with friends and family.
Sheila has enjoyed being a Dental Assistant and Receptionist for 30+ years.
Her spare time is spent taking care of her aging dog, walking, reading and watching old movies and TV shows.
Sheila has been at Willow West Dental for over 18 years.
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Gordana is a certified Dental assistant level II graduated with honors in 2001 from TSB in Kitchener.
She has been part of the Willow West Dental family over 17 years. Gordana likes gardening and spending quality time with her little grandson, family and friends.
Branka is certified dental assistant level II, graduated with honors from the Medix College in Kitchener.
She has been a member of the team Willow West Dental for over 10 years. Her compassion,understanding and patience make her an excellent part of the team.
Branka spends her spare time with family,friends and travelling.
With years of experience she graduated with honor as a Level 2 Dental Assistant from the Medix College in Kitchener, Ontario.
Being a mother of two enthusiastic teenage boys, she is very passionate with kids in general. Besides raising a family, she has interests in music, art and interior design. In her free time she likes to travel around the world.