Meet our team
Our dental team, Bonnie, Stephanie and Mary, have been helping patients for over twenty years.
Meet our team
Since 1980, we have been proudly servicing the residents of Fenelon Falls, Bobcaygeon, Coboconk, Rosedale, Burnt River, Kinmount. Cameron and Lindsay. What started out as a small clinic with 3 staff, has progressively grown into a 10 member team.
Dr. Rupinder Dhaliwal DDS
Dr. Rupinder Dhaliwal graduated from the University of Toronto with an Honours Bachelor of Science with High Distinction, majoring in Health Sciences and minoring in Physics and Psychology. He then went on to receive his Doctor of Dental Surgery with Honours from the University of Toronto Faculty of Dentistry. During his studies, he was accepted into several externships, including: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas, Texas and the New Presbyterian Hospital in Manhattan, New York, as well as Endodontics (root canal treatment) and Periodontics at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. Moreover, he spent a summer providing dental services in Moose Factory Cree Native reserve at the Weeneebayko General Hospital.
Dr. Dhaliwal strongly believes in patient education, prevention and being as thorough as possible. Don’t be surprised if you find him taking pictures of your teeth with his iPhone during a check up or treatment. It’s his goal to make sure that patients understand what is going on. He is well aware that being in a dental chair is not on anybody’s fun-list and makes it his priority to be as gentle as possible.
Despite being a dentist, Dr. Dhaliwal has got quite the sweet tooth and can often be found indulging in a cookie, donut or timbit during lunch. When not at work, you can find him at his father’s veterinary practice or eating out at a local restaurant. He is a TV junkie and often gets side-tracked when talking about Game of Thrones.
Kiran Gosal MSc DDS
Dr. Kiran Gosal is a proud University of Toronto alumnus, with an academic journey spanning a decade at the institution. She began with an Honours Bachelor of Science in Biology and Psychology followed by a Masters of Science in Physiology. Her Masters research was conducted at the Hospital for Sick Children where she focused on cardiopulmonary physiology. Her childhood dreams came to fruition as she finally graduated with a Doctorate in Dental Surgery from the U of T Faculty of Dentistry.
As a lifelong learner Kiran is passionate about patient education. She strives to use various mediums to better explain disease prevention and treatment options and believes that a better understanding of one’s oral health encourages commitment to better overall oral hygiene. Dr. Gosal understands that dental visits can be anxiety provoking for some patients so is certified in providing minimal sedation with Nitrous Oxide to help alleviate patient anxiety and discomfort during treatment.
Outside of the office Dr. Gosal loves spending time with her family and friends. She is always trying new recipes, watching movies and travelling. A trip to Italy is in the works with Rupinder where she will be devouring pizza and gelato – but also remembering to brush her teeth twice a day!!
Mary Fontaine – Receptionist
Mary was born and raised in Peterborough. She has been a full time dental receptionist for the past thirty-four years. She began her career working for two dentists in Peterborough for 7 years. From there, she moved to Fenelon Falls where has been employed ever since. She is the best receptionist in the whole world, just ask her. Anyone who has had the ultimate privilege of working with her could not possibly work with anybody else.
She has the most professional voice when answering the telephone as well as making outgoing calls. Her professionalism is over the top. She is known as the community walker in the village and pounds so much pavement, she averages over 20, 000 steps a day with no problem. Her outfits make quite a statement when walking as well. Mary has a passion for cats and diamonds. She adopted Taffy from the humane society in Lindsay 14 years ago.
She will never ever be without a cat. She has more bling than People’s Jewellers and enough will never be enough, the bigger the better. Her husband Billy is the best husband in the whole world. She wouldn’t trade him for anything, well, maybe a diamond the size of the Eiffel Tower.
Shannon Crichton – Receptionist/Treatment Coordinator
Shannon was born in Scotland and raised in Scarborough before coming to live in the Kawarthas. While raising twin boys, and with the support of her husband, Shannon started the dental hygiene program at Oxford College and graduated with a diploma in dental hygiene.
Shannon’s passion is working in administration, helping patients and staff to make a smooth and comfortable dental experience from beginning to end for everyone that comes into Fenelon Dental.
When she isn’t working she enjoys travelling, the outdoors – when the sun is shining – doing mud run challenges like Tough Mudder, and spending time with her family and friends.
Bonita Moynahan (Bonnie) – Dental Assistant
Bonnie is a certified Level II dental assistant with 21 years of experience. She graduated from St. Clair College in Windsor in 1982. Soon after, she moved to Lindsay, where she worked until 1989. At that time, she took time to raise 2 children. In 2004, she returned to workforce and started working with Dr. Jim Crouch here in Fenelon Falls.
She also got her Level II and NDAEB certification from Durham College at this point. After Dr. Crouch’s retirement, the practice was taken over by Dr. Dhaliwal and Bonnie is currently working as his clinical assistant. In her spare time, she enjoys badminton and bible study.
Stephanie Perigoe – Dental Hygienist
I graduated from Dental Hygiene in 1988, from Durham College. I have worked in Fenelon Falls as a Registered Dental Hygienist for 30 years. I feel very blessed to be working in such a beautiful town.
I do have an active life outside of the dental office. My husband, Tom and I, enjoy golfing in the summer and snowmobiling in the winter. We have 3 dogs, 2 Aussies and a border collie, so their daily walks take up my leisure time on a daily basis. As a fresh air inspector, you will see me walking on my lunch hour. Then back to work at Fenelon Dental. See you there!!!
Kayla Burrows – Dental Hygienist
Kayla Burrows will be the friendly face you see at your next cleaning and check-up appointment. Kayla joined our team in March 2018. She has always been aspired to be a Dental Hygienist and fulfilled her dream when she graduated from Cambrian College in 2013, Kayla has lived in Fenelon Falls since she was 11 years old and is thrilled to be providing oral hygiene care and education to the community.
Kayla has a passion for learning and continually educates herself in courses and classes. She strives to keep up to date in her profession. In her free time, you will see Kayla in the lake, trying new foods and relaxing with her family and friends.
Tanya Lang, Registered Dental Hygienist
Brook Duff, Registered Dental Hygienist
Lindsay Reddings – Dental Hygienist
Lindsay is a Registered Dental Hygienist who joined our team at Fenelon Dental in August of 2019. Lindsay started as a Certified Dental Assistant II in 2008 and eventually decided to further her education to later graduate as a Registered Dental Hygienist in 2010. She has been a member in good standing with the CDHO ever since.
She has travelled to Honduras and Peru to volunteer her Dental Hygiene services to those in need. Lindsay is passionate about her career and enjoys continuing her education to advance her skillset and provide optimal dental hygiene care to her patients. Lindsay is compassionate, hardworking, gentle and understanding. When Lindsay is not working at Fenelon Dental, she ultimately enjoys spending time with her family and friends.
Jay Mandel, RDT – Ceramist & Lab Technician
Jay has been working in the dental laboratory business for over 25 years, beginning at 13 years old in his father’s dental office. In 1999 he obtained his Registered Dental Technician (RDT) status and then starting his own dental lab in 2001.
Education has always been a priority and in 2005 Jay is one of only a few technicians that have participated in and satisfactory completion of all requirements for the Misch Implant Institute Surgical Program. Jay looks after all our esthetic veneer and crown cases to ensure that the final shape, shade and colour matches perfectly. We are lucky to him here to complete custom colour stain for our patients, which saves them a trip to the lab in Hamilton.
Steve Kerr, Denturist
Steve Kerr graduated from George Brown College Denturism Program with Honours in 2016, after completing an Honours Bachelor of Arts in Religion and Culture with a Business Management Option from Wilfrid Laurier University in 2013.
Steve comes from a family with a long history of serving the public’s dental needs. Steve is aware of 8 immediate relatives that have worked as dentists in Ontario including his Father, Grandfather, Uncle, Brother, Sister, Great Grandfather and 2 Great Uncles.
Steve currently practices out of 4 locations. Steve’s main Denture Clinic, Laboratory and home is in Minden Ontario. He also travels to satellite clinics in Fenelon Falls and Scarborough Ontario weekly. He is also a regular volunteer at the Volunteer Dental Outreach, a dental charity clinic in Haliburton.
During his spare time Steve enjoys golfing, cooking and playing with his Boston Terrier puppy Potato. He recently picked up a new hobby after joining the Minden Curling Club for the winter 2019/2020 season.