The brief descriptions below are designed to familiarize you with our staff's training, professional credentials and work experience.
Dr. Christina Bodea, DDS, MSc, BSc
Dr. Christina Bodea moved to Simcoe County in 2013 after completing her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree at the University of Toronto. During her training, she was the recipient of awards in Oral Medicine and Oral Diagnosis, and achieved high academic standing in clinical oral surgery, pediatric dentistry, and endodontics. In 2008, she obtained her Master of Science Degree in Epidemiology from the University of Western Ontario, where she specialized in patient-centered care research and its applications to health outcomes with the Centre for Studies in Family Medicine and has published some of her work in the Healthcare Policy Journal. She also received her honours undergraduate degree in Biomedical Sciences from the University of Waterloo, which is her hometown.
Dr. Bodea thoroughly enjoys delivering all aspects of dental care to patients of all ages, with a strong emphasis on advocating prevention. She has been involved in dental outreach programs in rural Northern Ontario through the Robert Echlin Memorial Scholariship, and most recently, this past summer in the Carribean with the "1000 Smiles Project" where many patients have never seen a dentist before. Her mission is to provide the highest standard of personalized and quality dental care, with compassion for all patients, and to achieve long-term oral and overall health success. We are delighted to welcome Dr. Bodea as the newest addition to Elmvale Dental Care, and wish her all the best as she focuses her expertise and passion for helping others in our community. When Dr. Bodea is not working, she enjoys keeping active with her husband, roller blading or cross-country skiing along the local trails.
Dr. Bodea took ownership of the practice established by Dr. Brian Cole in June of 2015. She is humbled to work alongside Dr. Cole and to continue to grow her dental career in Elmvale.
Quote from Dr. Bodea:
"I'm looking forward to a long and supportive partnership with the Elmvale community, serving the dental care needs of all patients in Elmvale and the surrounding area".
Dr. Brian Cole, DDS, FAGD
After graduating from the University of Toronto in 1978, Dr. Brian Cole was a Clinical Associate of the Faculty of Dentistry, based at the Moose Factory General Hospital, providing dental care for the residents of the James Bay region. He then moved to Elmvale with his wife, Teresa, to establish a dental practice and raise their 3 children.
During his time in Elmvale, Dr. Cole become highly skilled at providing a wide range of advanced sedation techniques ( i.v. sedation or "asleep" dentistry) for our clients. This sedation is especially beneficial for those who are apprehensive about dental care, have difficulties with gagging or who simply prefer to have fewer, longer appointments while sleeping. Dr. Cole also received his original surgical and prosthetic implant training at the University of Toronto. This advancement in dentistry has dramatically changed the lives of many of our patients and is well-suited to our sedation practice. Although we have a general family dentistry practice, caring for everyone from children to seniors, approximately 30% of our practice is devoted to referrals from other area dentists for implant treatment and IV sedation.
For seven years, Dr. Cole was a part-time Clinical Instructor at the Faculty of Dentistry in Toronto, with the undergraduate prosthetic program. He is a strong believer in ongoing, high-quality continuing education. To that end, He has obtained a Fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry, and maintains memberships in
the Ontario Society of Dental Anaesthesia, the Toronto Crown & Bridge Study Club, as well as the Canadian Dental Association and the Ontario Dental Association.
Quote from Dr. Cole:
"As a lifelong resident of Elmvale, I am happy to continue to provide members of our community with the highest quality of dental care."
Sue - Patient and Financial Co-ordinator
Sue has worked in the dental field for over 30 years and joined the practice in 2012. Sue is a proud mother of 2 daughters and one granddaughter. She enjoys travelling, playing golf, and spending time with her family.
Natalie - Treatment and Administrative Co-ordinator
Natalie has worked in the dental field for over 10 years and joined our practice in 2016. She enjoys cross-country skiing, spending time with family and friends and going for walks with her little dog Harlee.
Sally - Dental Assistant CDA Level II
Sally has been a chair side dental assistant for over 25 years at this practice. She is our clinical co-ordinator and oversees the organization and maintenance of our practice. Did you know that she is also a beekeeper since 2006? In her spare time, she is actively involved with the Flos Agricultural Society.
Jessica - Dental Assistant CDA Level II
Jessica is a newer addition to our practice but has provided patient care as a chairside dental assistant for over 10 years. She is a proud mother of two young sons and enjoys spending quality time with her family. She also enjoys going to see musicals in her spare time.
Heather - Dental Assistant CDA Level II
Heather has worked at this practice since 1985 and provides a great patient experience. She has a keen interest in learning about the latest practices in dentistry. Outside the office, Heather keeps busy by staying active and spending time with family and friends.
Jamie - Dental Hygienist
Jamie joined our practice in 2015 and has been providing excellent patient care ever since. In her spare time she enjoys going to the gym and spending time with friends.
Allison - Dental Hygienist
Allison has been providing dental hygiene care for several years and has been with our practice since 2016. She enjoys spending time with her husband and two young daughters.
Nancy & Val - IV Sedation Registered Nurses
Nancy and Val are highly trained nurses in the monitoring, supervision and overall care of our IV sedation patients. Nancy has over 18 years experience from the Royal Victoria Hospital in Barrie and Val has over 25 years experience from the Georgian Bay General Hospital.