Jeff

Jeff

Jeff

Registered Nurse

Jeff joined our nursing team in 2012 and has been a wonderful addition ever since.  Jeff also works as a Registered Nurse in the ER at the Greater Niagara General Hospital.

His current work as an Emergency Room RN and his past experiences as a Flight Nurse, providing care to those hurt and injured across the globe as they return home to Canada, has only strengthened his ability to provide the very best care possible to all of our patients.  

Jeff’s Top Five Strengths are:

Strategic, Relator, Achiever, Arranger & Developer

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Sandy

Sandy

Sandy

Communications Coordinator

Sandy’s path to our office has covered many Canadian miles.  Born and raised in Kamloops, Sandy moved to Halifax for over 20 years with her son and husband, a member of the Canadian Air Forces, before moving to Ottawa and finally continuing to Niagara.  

Sandy’s ability to securely collaborate with referring offices at blazing speed marks a new chapter in our communication channel, which through continued efforts is now more secure and encrypted than ever before.

Sandy’s Top Five Strengths are:

Responsibility, Achiever, Restorative, Learner & Intellection

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Debbie

Debbie

Debbie

Administrative Assistant

Joining our staff in 2019, Debbie has quickly become an integral member of our administrative team.  Her wonderful sense of humour and cool, calm demeanor make her your perfect contact as a bookend to your appointments with us.  Debbie joins us after moving to the region from Collingwood with her husband and three boys.

Debbie’s Top Five Strengths are:

Developer, Input, Achiever, Harmony & Consistency

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Kelsey

Kelsey

Kelsey

Administrative Assistant

Kelsey graduated from the Dental Administration program at Niagara College in 2013 with honours.  Kelsey was the proud recipient of the Dental Staff Award, which is presented to the graduate who demonstrates a superior combination of diligent academic studies and cooperative, outstanding community field placement performance. 

Kelsey wears a permanent smile and is here to ensure your experience at our office is as fluid and pleasant as possible.  When she isn’t at her desk, you can find Kelsey walking her precious pooch, Lilo, or cooking up a storm in the kitchen!

Kelsey’s Top Five Strengths are:

Empathy, Developer, Responsibility, Positivity & Discipline

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Peter

Peter

Peter

Periodontist

B.Sc., D.D.S., F.R.C.D. (C), Ph.D. (Perio), M.B.A

Peter is an intrepid lifelong global learner. He is a certified specialist in periodontics and is in full-time private practice in Fonthill, Ontario. The focus of his periodontal practice is dental implant therapy, bone and soft tissue reconstruction and oral medicine.

He completed his B.Sc. degree at McMaster University and his D.D.S. degree at the University of Toronto. Dr. Fritz practiced General Dentistry for five years before obtaining a Fellowship in Periodontics from the Royal College of Dentists of Canada.

Dr. Fritz considers the most important part of his clinical training to be the completion of his second doctorate, a Ph.D. in the molecular biology of bone formation from the University of Toronto. He also has an M.B.A. from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and the Schulich School of Business at York University.

Dr. Fritz lectures extensively across the globe and has published many implant and periodontal related articles and three book chapters.

While Dr. Fritz continues to learn, he also provides others unique opportunities for continued education as well. He has founded Perio in the Peninsula, a registered continuing education program for health professionals in the Niagara Region, which boasts speakers of the highest caliber. Similarly, Dr. Fritz has recently developed and implemented the first Dental Hygiene Periodontal Residency Program in North America. This program invites high potential, recent graduates of the  Dental Hygiene program to spend one year in the clinic to build on their skills to enable them to become future leaders of the hygiene profession.

Dr. Fritz is a Staff Periodontist for the Niagara Health System, President of the Welland District Dental Society, past President of the Ontario Society of Periodontists, President of the Niagara Peninsula Dental Association. 

Dr. Fritz is also an Adjunct Professor in the Faculty of Applied Health Sciences at Brock University and in the Department of Otolaryngology at the Michael DeGroote School of Medicine at McMaster University where he is engaged in many ongoing research projects as well as graduate student supervision.

As evidenced by his actions, Dr. Fritz lives by his academic mission which is to “never stop learning because the world around you never stops teaching.”

In 2019, Dr. Fritz lectured in South Africa, England, Japan, Thailand, Bhutan, Australia, and Amsterdam.

In 2020, Dr. Fritz will be lecturing and learning in the United Kingdom, Switzerland, Berlin, Bhutan, Pakistan, and locally.

Peter’s Top Five Strengths are:

Learner, Ideation, Competition, Futuristic & Intellection

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Luisa

Luisa

Luisa

Periodontist

D.D.S., M.Sc., F.R.D.C. (C)

We warmly welcome to our practice a new colleague, Dr. Luisa Schuldt!

Luisa has been in full-time private practice, limited to prosthodontics and implant dentistry since 2000.

She led a high-performing team for 15 years before her interest in widening her scope of surgical skills lead her to return to graduate school and further specialize by completing a Diploma in Periodontics and Master of Science Degree in Craniofacial Science from the University of British Columbia in 2017.  She subsequently completed her Fellowship with the Royal College of Dentists of Canada and is a certified specialist in Periodontics.

Dr. Schuldt’s years of experience in prosthodontics and additional training in periodontics forms a valuable addition to our collaborative network in Niagara and brings a unique combination of skills and expanded talents to support our patients.

To serve our community with even more convenience, Dr. Schuldt will be providing patients with timely and considerate care 150 days per year, including Saturdays and two evenings per week.

Our team is on a mission to provide extraordinary care and support for our patients keeping the philosophy Head, Heart, and Hands at the forefront of all of our thoughts and actions.  Luisa personifies this approach with her constant pursuit of excellence and learning, her warm, positive and genuine care for her patients, and the gentle, skillful and memorable patient experiences that are created through this mission statement.

It is with great pleasure and excitement that we welcome Dr. Schuldt and her family to Niagara and into our self-proclaimed “day-time family”.  We look forward to a great partnership ahead and to continue to innovate the collaborative specialty of periodontics together.

Luisa’s Top Five Strengths are:

Achiever, Responsibility, Analytical,
Futuristic & Learner

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Michele

Michele

Michele

Accounting Manager

Michele is our Accounting Manager who began her career as a receptionist in 2005 after graduating from the Level II Dental Assistant program at Niagara College.  She has years of experience in both the health care and hospitality fields, making her the ideal contact to ensure a world-class patient experience with us.

As a life-long learner, Michele is currently pursuing continued education in finance, accounting and human resources. 

Michele’s Top Five Strengths are:

Developer, Individualization, Context, Restorative & Achiever

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Amanda

Amanda

Amanda

Chief Innovation Officer & Director of Strategy

B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D.

Amanda works in many capacities, including as the director of multiple ongoing research initiatives, orchestrator of Base Camp, our continuing education series, choreographer of a world-class patient experience, and strategist for guiding the periodontal practice toward the wants and needs of the patient of the future.

Amanda completed her Ph.D. in the Faculty of Applied Health Sciences at Brock University in 2017. The focus of Amanda’s doctoral research involved nutrition, osteoporosis, and CT imaging technologies.  

Prior to her doctoral studies at Brock University, Amanda completed her B.Sc. degree at the University of Western Ontario in Cell and Developmental Biology (2011) and her M.Sc. degree at the University of Guelph in Human Health and Nutritional Sciences (2012).

Amanda has both lectured extensively and published written works on topics ranging from bone health, nutrition, periodontal health and wellness, CBCT imaging technologies, radiation safety, employee engagement and behaviour, and business management. No stranger to the lectern, Amanda has presented her work around the globe, including conferences in Canada, USA, Australia, Spain, the Netherlands, and Switzerland.

As a life-long learner herself, Amanda has graduated as a Gallup-certified Strengths Coach (2018) and a Gallup-certified Engagement Champion (2019).  Her steadfast focus on Employee Engagement from the onboarding experience through to ensuring all team members have an active development plan with actionable goals keeps our team aligned toward a common mission of innovating the collaborative speciality of periodontics.

Amanda will be the first to tell you that her favourite part of her job is that she “hasn’t had the same day twice”.  With so many projects on the go and team members to coordinate, as a Director of Strategy, Amanda keeps our canoe steered in the right direction.

 

In 2020, Amanda will be learning and teaching in Lyon, Lausanne, New Orleans, Berlin, Bhutan, and locally.

Amanda’s Top Five Strengths are:

Learner, Strategic, Competition, Significance & Achiever

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Donna

Donna

Donna

Registered Dental Hygienist

Donna joined Dr. Fritz’ team in 2005 after working in general practice for 15 years.  Over the past decade, she has accompanied Dr. Fritz to several National and International conferences where she has been able to increase her knowledge in periodontology and implant maintenance.  

She is actively involved in all of our ongoing research projects and is always thinking up new research questions that need answers.  Currently, she is actively involved in a methodology study involving the use of different instrumentation for scaling and root planing.

Donna presented the results of this study in Brisbane, Australia at the International Symposium for Dental Hygiene Conference in August 2019.  She will be presenting the time-saving and evidence-based importance of ultrasonic instruments in the prevention and treatment of periodontal disease to the American Academy of Dental Hygiene at their virtual conference in June 2020.  The ADHA 2020 conference was originally scheduled to take place in New Orleans.

Donna enjoys travelling, meeting new people and making a difference.  Her motto is “if you want to be happy, chose to surround yourself with happy people”.

Donna’s Top Five Strengths are:

Positivity, Connectedness, Discipline, Significance & Activator

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Linda

Linda

Linda

Registered Dental Hygienist

Linda has been a Registered Dental Hygienist since 1987 and has given back to the dental hygiene community by being an active professor and mentor at dental schools across Ontario. 

In addition to her strong commitment to lifelong learning and professional development as a hygienist, Linda has also recently earned a Certificate in Adult Education at Niagara College.  

Currently, she is actively involved in a methodology study ongoing at our office involving the use of different instrumentation for the treatment and prevention of periodontal disease.  Linda presented the results of this study along with others in Brisbane, Australia at the International Symposium for Dental Hygiene conference in August 2019.

Linda’s Top Five Strengths are:

Harmony, Responsibility, Adaptability, Analytical & Communication

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