Dr. Marie-Claude Lepage
For 9 years, Dr. Marie-Claude Lepage worked as a research assistant at the CHUL hospital in Quebec City. She really enjoyed the challenges of medical research, however the job did not provide her with the level of human interaction that she was looking for.
After much reflection, Dr. Lepage decided what direction her career (and her life) would take; Dr. Marie-Claude Lepage enrolled at the Dental faculty at the Université de Montreal. After completing their program, she continued for another year at the University of Laval (Quebec City) to complete a multi-disciplinary dental residency.
Dentistry has become a passion for her and over the last decade, she has continued taking courses in Quebec, Ontario and the United States in order to expand her knowledge, broaden her experience and keep abreast of the latest developments in the field of dentistry.
It is with great pride that she continues her career in Orleans, Ontario. Dr. Marie-Claude Lepage and the highly-experienced staff at Orleans Town Centre Dental would like to assure you of their commitment to making each dental visit an enjoyable, comfortable and professional experience whether it be for you or a member of your family. It will be an honour to be part of your personal health team.
Dr. Mélissa Lemire
For as long as she can remember, Dr. Lemire has wanted to be a dentist. Her childhood dream was realized when she began her dental studies at Laval University. She graduated with a degree in dentistry in 2001, and moved back to her hometown of Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu to begin her career.
After practicing in Quebec for the last several years, Dr. Lemire relocated to Ottawa, her husband’s hometown. She brings with her a strong commitment to continuing education, and is presently studying with the prestigious Dawson Academy on the latest techniques and innovations in dentistry. She has a caring and detail-oriented personality, which contributes to the quality of treatment she provides to all of her patients.
Outside of work, Dr. Lemire loves discovering new places while travelling with her husband and two sons. She is also a huge sports enthusiast who enjoys running, skiing and surfing. One of her future plans is to take up piano again, after having played for years as a child.
Dr. Amy Saray
Dr. Amy Saray is a graduate of Western University where she earned her Doctorate of Dental Surgery. She previously studied at McGill University in Montreal obtaining her undergraduate degree in Anatomy and Cell Biology. Amy was born in Ottawa and raised in the Toronto area; she is fluently bilingual in English and French.
Dr. Saray is dedicated to promoting optimal oral health through patient education and commitment to her profession. She completed an externship at the Weeneebayko General Hospital in Moosonee, Ontario where she treated the acute dental needs of children and adults. It was here that she honed her skills in dental emergencies, tooth trauma and extensive restorative case management. Amy is committed to research and continuing education in the ever evolving field of dentistry. This has provided her with the ability to administer sedation with nitrous oxide and the most current dental treatments using modern technology.
Dr. Saray has a warm and caring personality; her desire is to put all her patients at ease and eliminate dental anxieties. Outside of the dental office Amy is a true sports enthusiast, she played competitive hockey at the provincial level and loves to cycle and practice yoga.
Jennifer (Dental Assistant)
Jen was born and raised in Ottawa. She graduated from CDI College in 2005 and comes to the Orleans Town Centre Dental team with over a decade of experience in the dental field, four of which were spent in orthodontics. Jen joined the team as Dr. Melissa Lemire’s assistant; she is fluently bilingual in French and English and loves working with people of all ages. She is caring and always takes time to answer patients’ questions and concerns. Jen is married with two beautiful daughters with whom she spends the majority of her free time.
Amanda (Dental Assistant)
Amanda grew up east of Ottawa in a small town called Vankleek Hill. She arrived in Ottawa to attend Algonquin College, where she met her husband and completed her diploma in Dental Assisting Levels 1 & 2. Since graduating in 2009 she has worked in the field of dentistry and becomes more and more knowledgeable every day. Amanda works as Dr. Marie-Claude Lepage’s Dental Assistant and they make a wonderful team. Amanda and her husband have an adorable daughter and son together and she dedicates almost all of her free time to them.
Paul (Dental Assistant)
Growing up with a father in the military, Paul has lived in many different places. Following in his father’s footsteps, Paul joined the Army Artillery in 2006. After serving for 8 years, he retired and chose a new career path in Dental Assisting, graduating from Algonquin in 2016, as a level II Dental Assistant. Paul is quickly learning the field of Dentistry and compliments Dr. Lepage’s very well as her assistant, while Amanda is on maternity leave. Paul and his wife are brand new parents to a beautiful baby boy. When time allows, he is an avid “gamer”.
Josie (Dental Hygienist)
Josie graduated from La Cité Collégiale in 20012, with a diploma in Arts and Science as well as Dental Hygiene. She has lived in the east end of Ottawa for her entire life and is fully bilingual in French and English. Josie joined Orleans Town Centre Dental as a Dental Hygienist and has been a proud member of the core team ever since. When not at work in the dental world, Josie can be found in the kitchen baking up some delicious treats or playing with her dog.
Kristy (Dental Hygienist)
Kristy began her career in the field of dentistry as a dental assistant in 1993, after completing her studies at Algonquin College. She subsequently decided to further her education by becoming a Registered Dental Hygienist, graduating in 1996. Kristy has been a key member of the Orleans Town Centre Dental team for many of those years and demonstrates great skill and knowledge in all aspects of the dental field. She is able to fluently communicate with her patients in both English and French. Growing up with a father in the military, Kristy has lived in many different places, finally settling in Ottawa as a teenager and eventually marrying her high school sweetheart. Kristy and her husband have a son and daughter and spend a good portion of their free time in hockey rinks and soccer fields.
Denise (Business Administrator)
Denise began her professional career as a nurse in Montreal. After moving the family to Ottawa, Denise joined the Orleans Town Centre Dental team as her husband’s developing practice was growing in prominence. As the heart of the office, she is much-loved by many, and her background in health care creates a caring environment that puts patients at ease and ensures that their needs are met. Denise is a proud mother of three wonderful daughters. In her free time, Denise enjoys curling and golfing, with the hopes that her future holds more of both.
Kendra (Office Manager)
Kendra is a proud member of the Town Centre Dental team and is excited to take on the challenge of being the Office Manager. She holds a Development Service Worker diploma from Algonquin College and a Bachelor of Arts in Disability Studies. Her work experience ranges from human relations and finance to dental administration. Her time as a member of the administrative team at Holland Cross gave her the foundation to make the transition into management. Kendra makes patient service her priority, and is looking forward to continually evolving the practice in a positive direction.