Meet the Team

team-for-billboard-croppedThe dental team at Alderwood Family Dentistry want to “THANK YOU” for the confidence you have placed in choosing our dental care practice. We look forward to a long and mutually rewarding relationship as we both work together as Partners In Your Dental Health Care !

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    Dr. Dr. Alexandra Nadeau

    GENERAL, FAMILY AND COSMETIC DENTIST​

    I grew up in Antigonish, Nova Scotia where I attended St. Francis Xavier University and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree. I then went on to Dalhousie University in Halifax to complete my Doctorate of Dental Surgery. After graduation, I practiced dentistry in Conception Bay South, Newfoundland until moving to Toronto. I enjoy all aspects of family, general and cosmetic dentistry. I am very passionate about education and I stay current on the latest techniques and helping to educate my patients to help them make the best decisions for their overall health.  I always provide a comfortable and caring environment and believe that even the most fearful patient can have a positive experience at the dentist. I believe that it is extremely important to give back to the community and as a result I volunteer in both elementary school and various public health dental clinics and participated in a dental outreach trip to Nain, Labrador. I have also has been very involved in youth sports coaching both soccer and track and field at various levels. I am a member of the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario and the Ontario Dental association. In my free time I enjoy… View Full Profile 

    I grew up in Antigonish, Nova Scotia where I attended St. Francis Xavier University and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree. I then went on to Dalhousie University in Halifax to complete my Doctorate of Dental Surgery. After graduation, I practiced dentistry in Conception Bay South, Newfoundland until moving to Toronto.

    I enjoy all aspects of family, general and cosmetic dentistry. I am very passionate about education and I stay current on the latest techniques and helping to educate my patients to help them make the best decisions for their overall health.  I always provide a comfortable and caring environment and believe that even the most fearful patient can have a positive experience at the dentist.

    I believe that it is extremely important to give back to the community and as a result I volunteer in both elementary school and various public health dental clinics and participated in a dental outreach trip to Nain, Labrador. I have also has been very involved in youth sports coaching both soccer and track and field at various levels.

    I am a member of the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario and the Ontario Dental association.

    In my free time I enjoy spending time with my husband and family, running, and learning French.  “

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     Dr. Ahmed Alhussain

    ORAL AND MAXILLOFACIAL SURGEON AND ANESTHESIA

    I received my post-doctorate degree in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Anesthesia as well as a Masters of Science (MSc) at the University of Toronto. I was inducted as a fellow in the Royal College ofDentists of Canada (FRCD(C)). I am currently a member of the Canadian and Ontario Associations of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. I continue to remain affiliated with the University of Toronto as a clinical instructor in the undergraduate department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery. View Full Profile 

    I received my post-doctorate degree in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Anesthesia as well as a Masters of Science (MSc) at the University of Toronto. I was inducted as a fellow in the Royal College ofDentists of Canada (FRCD(C)). I am currently a member of the Canadian and Ontario Associations of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. I continue to remain affiliated with the University of Toronto as a clinical instructor in the undergraduate department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery.

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     Theodora

    Office Manger

    I started my career in the dental field at the age of 16, some 40 years ago. Learning the administrative part of the dental office was very quick. Even at that young age I knew I  needed to be challenged, I needed to learn,  and grow and I wanted to help people.  I wanted to make a difference in patients lives. At that time I decided to pursue my Dental Assisting Career. I graduated from the Dental Assisting Level I program of George Brown College  in 1980.  Since then I have taken the roles of Administrator, Dental Assistant, Supervisor, Office Manager, Consultant and even CEO of a multi dental office business. I have been fortunate and have worked  with many wonderful dentists over the past forty years that have provided me with the knowledge necessary to assist our patients in making educated decisions about their oral health. I have been able to assist and guide my team to provide exceptional customer service to all our patients and I have been instrumental in the creation of systems to ensure quality care, efficiency and professionalism; all with customer service excellence. It is my passion to assist patients in meeting their oral health… View Full Profile 

    I started my career in the dental field at the age of 16, some 40 years ago. Learning the administrative part of the dental office was very quick. Even at that young age I knew I  needed to be challenged, I needed to learn,  and grow and I wanted to help people.  I wanted to make a difference in patients lives.

    At that time I decided to pursue my Dental Assisting Career. I graduated from the Dental Assisting Level I program of George Brown College  in 1980.  Since then I have taken the roles of Administrator, Dental Assistant, Supervisor, Office Manager, Consultant and even CEO of a multi dental office business.

    I have been fortunate and have worked  with many wonderful dentists over the past forty years that have provided me with the knowledge necessary to assist our patients in making educated decisions about their oral health. I have been able to assist and guide my team to provide exceptional customer service to all our patients and I have been instrumental in the creation of systems to ensure quality care, efficiency and professionalism; all with customer service excellence.

    It is my passion to assist patients in meeting their oral health goals. It is truly a rewarding experience. During my personal time I enjoy spending time with my amazing children and our new puppy Mia while taking continuing education courses.

    I also volunteer with an organization called HMO to offer free dental and medical treatment to third world countries and Canada.

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     Christine

    Dental Hygienist

    I started my dental career as a dental receptionist in 2005. I loved the patient interaction and the dynamics of the dental office and decided that this was where I belonged! At this time I decided to go back to school to become a Level II Dental Assistant. After completing this and working a bit it seemed that this was not enough. I felt I needed to challenge myself a bit more and to upgrade my knowledge. At this time I registered at Yorkville University to the Dental Hygienist program from which I graduated in 2008. I am passionate about helping my patients prevent dental emergencies, helping them get on a hygiene schedule that is geared only for them and their needs and educating them about their oral health and how to achieve optimal overall health. I pride myself on making my patients feel comfortable, well taken care of and confident. Together we are partners in your dental health care. I am an active member of CDHO and CDHA and I am authorized to self initiate dental hygiene treatment. 

In my spare time, I love to be around my friends and family, go to the gym and work on home improvement… View Full Profile 

    I started my dental career as a dental receptionist in 2005. I loved the patient interaction and the dynamics of the dental office and decided that this was where I belonged! At this time I decided to go back to school to become a Level II Dental Assistant. After completing this and working a bit it seemed that this was not enough. I felt I needed to challenge myself a bit more and to upgrade my knowledge. At this time I registered at Yorkville University to the Dental Hygienist program from which I graduated in 2008.

    I am passionate about helping my patients prevent dental emergencies, helping them get on a hygiene schedule that is geared only for them and their needs and educating them about their oral health and how to achieve optimal overall health. I pride myself on making my patients feel comfortable, well taken care of and confident. Together we are partners in your dental health care.

    I am an active member of CDHO and CDHA and I am authorized to self initiate dental hygiene treatment. 

In my spare time, I love to be around my friends and family, go to the gym and work on home improvement projects.

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     Laura

    Dental Administrator/Dental Assistant Level II

    I arrived in Canada from Montserrat in the Caribbean in 1974. I graduated from Career Canada in 1984 attaining my Level I Dental Assisting Diploma. Then I proceeded to attend George Brown College where I received my Level II Dental Assisting Certificate in 1998. I have been part  of this team for the past 32 years giving extra TLC to everyone I touch. My goal as the Dental Administrator is to put the patients’ needs first and to do the best I can to ensure their comfort and happiness ensuring they have an efficient and easy visit. I have devoted my life to patient care. I was very lucky in my life as I was instrumental in raising my  two nephews. On  my free time I love spending time with my husband and going for long walks with Latte, my beautiful white boxer. View Full Profile 

    I arrived in Canada from Montserrat in the Caribbean in 1974. I graduated from Career Canada in 1984 attaining my Level I Dental Assisting Diploma. Then I proceeded to attend George Brown College where I received my Level II Dental Assisting Certificate in 1998. I have been part  of this team for the past 32 years giving extra TLC to everyone I touch. My goal as the Dental Administrator is to put the patients’ needs first and to do the best I can to ensure their comfort and happiness ensuring they have an efficient and easy visit. I have devoted my life to patient care. I was very lucky in my life as I was instrumental in raising my  two nephews. On  my free time I love spending time with my husband and going for long walks with Latte, my beautiful white boxer.

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     Clau

    Dental Assistant Level II

    I was born and raised in Brazil. I graduated from Sao Paulo College in 1996 with my Dental Technicians Diploma. My specialty was orthodontic appliances. In 2001 I came to Canada . Unsure of what I wanted to do, I decided to go back to school for Dental Assisting. I graduated from Toronto Medix College in 2009 with my Level II Dental Assistant Diploma. Since then I have been assisting and I love it! I am fluent in English, Portuguese and Spanish. After having worked in different areas of dentistry I have gained a well rounded knowledge and experience. This has helped me in better educating our patients on the benefits of dental and overall health. Because I love what I do, I do it with care, kindness and passion. I enjoy helping people and offering a pleasant dental experience while making them feel comfortable and cared for. In my free time I enjoy spending time with my family my beautiful daughter and my friends. My other passions are dancing and riding my motorcycle. View Full Profile 

    I was born and raised in Brazil. I graduated from Sao Paulo College in 1996 with my Dental Technicians Diploma. My specialty was orthodontic appliances.

    In 2001 I came to Canada . Unsure of what I wanted to do, I decided to go back to school for Dental Assisting. I graduated from Toronto Medix College in 2009 with my Level II Dental Assistant Diploma. Since then I have been assisting and I love it!

    I am fluent in English, Portuguese and Spanish. After having worked in different areas of dentistry I have gained a well rounded knowledge and experience. This has helped me in better educating our patients on the benefits of dental and overall health.

    Because I love what I do, I do it with care, kindness and passion. I enjoy helping people and offering a pleasant dental experience while making them feel comfortable and cared for.

    In my free time I enjoy spending time with my family my beautiful daughter and my friends. My other passions are dancing and riding my motorcycle.

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     Rahiel

    Dental Assistant

    I arrived in Canada July 1989 from Eritrea! In June 1995 I received my Health Care Aid Certificate from Bathurst Heights Secondary School. In June of 1997 I received my Level I Dental Assisting Diploma from Career Canada College. I have been fortunate to work in the same place for over 17 years. I have been an intricate part of this team since Feb 5, 1999. I enjoy what I do and always put patient’s needs first. I love been a part of the Alderwood Family Dentistry Team and I love working with Dr. Stefani. My passion is “people” ! I absolutely love seeing our loyal patients and I always try to have bright welcoming smile and caring personality to greet patients that enter our dental home.  I want to offer the best care possible in a warm, safe,  environment.  On my free time I enjoy spending time with my husband and 3 awesome nephews’ that I helped raise. I do a great deal of volunteer work for my church and with the Eritrean Community. View Full Profile 

    I arrived in Canada July 1989 from Eritrea! In June 1995 I received my Health Care Aid Certificate from Bathurst Heights Secondary School. In June of 1997 I received my Level I Dental Assisting Diploma from Career Canada College. I have been fortunate to work in the same place for over 17 years. I have been an intricate part of this team since Feb 5, 1999. I enjoy what I do and always put patient’s needs first. I love been a part of the Alderwood Family Dentistry Team and I love working with Dr. Stefani. My passion is “people” ! I absolutely love seeing our loyal patients and I always try to have bright welcoming smile and caring personality to greet patients that enter our dental home.  I want to offer the best care possible in a warm, safe,  environment.  On my free time I enjoy spending time with my husband and 3 awesome nephews’ that I helped raise. I do a great deal of volunteer work for my church and with the Eritrean Community.