Karen was born and raised in Hamilton (Go-Ticats!) She started her dental career 24 years ago as a Certified Dental Assistant. After 2 years assisting, she pursued her education at Coastal Bend College in South Texas, graduating with an Associates Degree of Applied Sciences in Dental Hygiene in 1992. Her 20 years practicing dental hygiene shows her passion for dentistry!
She prides herself in staying current with technology and improved treatment options to provide optimum oral health for her clients. Karen has also worked in many offices as a Dental Hygiene Consultant helping others achieve clinical excellence. Her warm, compassionate approach helps even the most nervous clients feel relaxed! Karen has worked alongside Dr. Duhan for 4 years, and knows her thorough, caring approach and commitment to 'Healthy Smiles' will offer our clients an excellent experience. She loves watching her 2 sons play baseball, and enjoys cooking and family time. Karen is an active member of the Canadian Dental Hygiene Association and is in good standing with the College of Dental Hygienists of Ontario for the past 20 years.
Kelly began working in the dental field when she graduated from Fanshawe College as a Certified Level II Dental Assistant in 2002, and persued her career further by attending Durham College and became a Registered Dental Hygienist in 2005.
Kelly believes in a gentle and thorough approach to the dental hygiene care she offers, with a focus on optimal oral health achievement unique to the individual.
Kelly frequently participates in continuing education opportunities and strives to remain current on the latest techniques and research in dental hygiene to provide insight and awareness for herself, her colleagues and her patients.
Kelly is an active member with the College of Dental Hygienist of Ontario, Ontario dental Hygienists Association, and the Canadian Dental Hygienist Association.
In Kelly's spare time she enjoys entertaining at home, exploring in the city, and hiking on the many beautiful trails of Hamilton and Ancaster.