Our Dental Team

Arielle Nahmias
Director of Operations

Arielle was born in Morrocco. She grew up and studied in France. Arielle speaks fluently French, Hebrew and some Arabic. Arielle is an entrepreneur. She owned several businesses in Montreal, Quebec and Toronto. She also enjoyed working in real estate for several years. Arielle moves with remarkable ease from one very different field to another, working with clients in different businesses, industries and professions. Arielle brings her expertise as a marketing expert as well as her care for best customer service. When she is not working Arielle enjoys travelling, biking, reading and spending time with her family.


Shalene Tynes
Office Administrator

Shalene graduated from George Brown College with a certificate in Dental Office Administration in 2002 and H.A.R.P. in 2003.

Shalene currently resides in Mississauga, ON. She joined our team as a Dental Administrative Assistant in April 2012 and has 10 years of Dental Reception experience. Shalene is very happy to assist you with your scheduling needs, questions or concerns regarding treatments, insurance/financial or any other issues.During her time away from the office, Shalene enjoys spending time with her family, baking cakes and travelling.


Susan Cooke
Team Leader - C.D.A.

Susan currently resides in Oakville, ON. In 2002 she joined our team as a Dental Assistant for a one year maternity leave and was sad to leave. Susan was excited to rejoin the group full time in 2008. Susan graduated from Toronto School of Business with a certificate in Dental Chairside Assisting and H.A.R.P. in 1997.

During her time away from the office Susan enjoys travelling, biking, reading and spending time with her family.


Jennifer Umbrello

Jennifer graduated from CDI College, with honours in 2007 as an NDAEB certified Level II Dental Assistant. Jennifer joined our team in June of 2011.

Jennifer is a native of Georgetown. Jennifer is very understanding and sympathetic to our patient’s needs and concerns. In her spare time you can find Jennifer viewing the latest movies, playing with the newest cell phone and spending time with her husband Roberto and their two English Bulldogs Enzo and Rona.


Bernadette Reyes

Bernie brings to the team 14 years of experience as a Certified Dental Assistant.  She believes in a patient centred approach and is dedicated to providing all patients with the best care possible.  Her many years of dental experience help her to inspire and educate patients.  She is committed to keeping herself up to date of new treatments and technologies by taking continuing education courses. Outside of the office, Bernie is dedicated to her family and much of her free time is spent with her precocious and very energetic four year old daughter Serena.


Cristi Pastrana
Administrative Assistant

Cristi Pastrana resides in Oakville and graduated from George Brown College in 2002 as a H.A.R.P certified Chair side, level II Dental Assistant.  Last year she completed a course at George Brown College as a certified Dental Treatment Coordinator.  She is a firm believer of continuing education in the dental field.

Cristi is a very fun and enthusiastic person who adds a dynamic vibe to her work environment. She lives a very balanced lifestyle through fitness, healthy eating and travelling.  On her spare time she spends it with family, friends, her toy poodle, Chiqeez and her kitten Laya.