Dental Assistants

Our dental assistants are friendly, respectful, professional, and always courteous


Helen's photoHelen

Helen is a Certified Dental Assistant and has been an important member of our team at Yam Dental since 2000. She is from Bradford, and before her career in assisting, she was a Registered Practical Nurse. This means she has a unique understanding of how oral health affects the entire body. In addition to English, Helen is also fluent in Greek and Spanish.

She received her diploma from Toronto School of Business and graduated with honours! As a certified member of the Ontario Dental Assistants Association, Helen keeps current with all aspects of dentistry and strives to make sure patients of all ages have a pleasant experience at our office.



Joanne is a Level II Dental Assistant who grew up right here in Newmarket! She has over 25 years of experience and started working with our office in 2001. In addition to assisting the dentists during dental procedures, Joanne also takes impressions for our orthodontic patients and applies pit and fissure sealants to help prevent cavities. Joanne strives to make every dental visit a comfortable and enjoyable experience at our office. 

She is an active member of the Ontario Dental Assistant Association and takes courses yearly to keep up with new dental technology, techniques, and sterilization protocols. On her days off, Joanne helps with the senior community in Newmarket and area.


Alicia's photoAlicia

Alicia is a Certified Dental Assistant who joined our practice in 2013 after graduating from Georgian College. While she is relatively new to the field of dentistry, she has become a dynamic and fun-loving force in the office. She is meticulous in her work, but kind and compassionate with patients of all ages. As a Level 2 assistant, Alicia keeps her knowledge current through yearly courses and her membership in the Ontario Dental Assistants Association. She has a particular interest in prosthetic dentistry, including implants and finds seeing patients through different prosthodontic cases to be very rewarding.

Alicia grew up in Parry Sound but has spent most of her adult life in the Newmarket Area. She is active in the community through her various volunteer efforts, and in her spare time she spends time with family and leads an active lifestyle through soccer, fishing, camping, and ATVing.


Stephany's photoStephany

Stephany joined our team in 2008 after graduating from Everest College as a Certified Dental Assistant. While she mainly works at the front desk as our Accounts Coordinator, she also helps out with assisting the dentists and taking impressions. The most rewarding part of her job is the patient relationships made and maintained throughout the years.

Stephany grew up in Bradford and is fluent in Portuguese. As an active member of the Ontario Dental Assistants Association, Stephany takes continuing education courses to keep her knowledge current regarding different parts of dentistry. In her free time, Stephany enjoys spending time with her son, going for walks, and travel.


Kaycha's photoKaycha

Kaycha is a very versatile Certified Dental Assistant who has been with us since 2012. She works at both assisting the doctors, and as our care manager at the front desk, so you can see her helping all over the office! Through her friendly and cheerful demeanor, she strives to make every patient’s experience at the office as pleasant as possible. 

Kaycha has a special interest in the surgical aspect of dentistry and can explain and guide you through any kind of surgical procedure such as grafting or wisdom teeth extractions. 

When she’s not busy at the office, Kaycha enjoys shopping, make-up, and spending time with her pets, family, and friends.


For more information about our incredible team, contact us today at (905) 836-0836.