Meet Our Team


Office Manager & Dental Assistant

Mandie began working at Lotus in April 2018, though her and Dr. Laura already worked together for several years before this at our sister office Chemong Family Dental. Shortly after Dr. Laura opened Lotus, Mandie joined the team and has taken on many roles from Dental Assistant, to Admin, to her current position as Office Manager

She graduated from Level II Dental Assistant program at Georgian College in 2011. Her passion for dentistry began at 10 years old when she had her braces removed. The moment she saw her new smile she was sure of one thing: she wanted to dedicate her career to helping others smile with confidence.

Mandie enjoys waking up every day because she gets to do what she loves. She is dedicated to building relationships with our community and patients. Outside of the office Mandie enjoys exploring the outdoors, hiking, camping and canoeing with her husband and dog Max.

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Registered Dental Hygienist

Brittany has been working as a Registered Dental Hygienist at Lotus since April 2018. Brittany first graduated from the Level II dental assisting program at Canadore College in 2009. Upon completing that program, Brittany decided to continue her dental education and graduated from Niagara College in 2011 with a diploma in Dental Hygiene.

Brittany always knew she wanted to work in healthcare and chose a career in dental hygiene because she loves to help her patients live a healthy lifestyle. Outside of the office, Brittany maintains an active lifestyle activities and enjoys spending time with family and friends.

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Registered Dental Hygienist

Kelsey has been working as a Registered Dental Hygienist at Lotus Family Dental since July 2020. She graduated from Durham College in 2014 with an advanced diploma in Dental Hygiene with honours and distinction.

Kelsey knew from a very young age she wanted to be a hygienist. Her mom worked in dentistry, so it inspired Kelsey to seek a career in the same field. Kelsey loves dentistry because every day is different with new challenges and learning experiences that always keep it interesting, fulfilling & fun!

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Level II Dental Assistant

Shawnda has been working as a Level II Dental Assistant at Lotus since 2017. She graduated from the Level II Dental Assistant program at Durham College in 2008.

Growing up, Shawnda always enjoyed going to the dentist, because of this she made it her goal to ensure others could enjoy it just as much as she did. Her favourite part about working at Lotus is being able to help people feel comfortable at the dentist through creating genuine connections.

When she isn’t working, Shawnda loves to be active outdoors and enjoys spending time with her family, friends and dog Granger.

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Dental Assistant

Katelyn, or Kate as her friends call her, graduated from the Dental Assistant program at Durham College in 2021; shortly after, she joined our team at Lotus Family Dental.

Kate has known she wanted to become a dental assistant since high school; she did a careers presentation in class, which sparked her interest in pursuing a career in dentistry. Katelyn loves what she does because working and interacting with people is one of her passions.

In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends and adventuring with her two German shepherd puppies, Ranger and Archy.

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Tuesday: 8am - 7pm

Wednesday: 8am - 7pm

Thursday: 7am - 5pm

Friday: 8am - 3pm

Saturday: By Appointment Only