Dr. Wade Abbott
After completing a bachelor of science with a concentration in nutrition at Memorial University of Newfoundland in 1999, Dr. Wade Abbott continued his education at Dalhousie University and completed his Doctor of Dental Surgery in 2005. During his four years at Dalhousie, Dr. Abbott completed additional electives in dental implant treatment and studied the success rates of dental implant therapy.
Since 2005, Dr. Abbott has exceeded continuing education requirements needed for licensure. He has completed training in the surgical placement and restoration of dental implants, as well as minor bone replacement procedures. Dr. Abbott also enjoys providing clients with the latest in orthodontics (braces). He has completed numerous hours of training in the field of orthodontics. He loves how he can change someone’s smile with the conservative treatment of moving teeth into a more pleasing and functional position. He continues to push himself for the benefit of his patients. Dr. Abbott’s new focus is helping patients achieve complex rehabilitation with a multi-interdisciplinary approach. This means meeting patients’ esthetic and functional needs, in a conservative and systematic approach with the involvement of specialists within the field.
When not working, Dr. Abbott can be found with his wife, Jennifer, and their young family. He enjoys snowmobiling, camping, softball, hockey, hunting, and fishing.
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Dr. Geoff W. Smith
Dr. Geoff W. Smith is a Pedodontist whose practice at Wade Abbott Dentistry & Associates is limited to paediatric dentistry and special needs patients. Conscious sedation with nitrous oxide and oral sedation will be offered.
Dr. Smith has been a dentist since 1977 when he graduated from McGill University. He returned to school in 1986 to specialize in paediatric dentistry and has worked in that field since then, with most of his work being at the Janeway Child Health Centre.
Dr. Umer Shah
Dr. Umer Shah grew up in Mississauga with his parents and four siblings. He then moved to London, ON where he completed his undergraduate studies from University of Western Ontario graduating with a degree in Honors Specialization in Health Science with Distinction. Upon completing his undergrad studies he spent the next 4 years in Michigan and earned his Doctorate of Dental Surgery Degree (DDS) from the University of Detroit Mercy as a member of the Dean’s List. Dr. Shah traveled to Treasure Beach, Jamaica with a group of Dentists to educate, provide essential dental care and treat emergencies of the underserved population of the region.
As a clinician Dr. Shah enjoys all aspects of dentistry with a commitment to continued education. He is very passionate about providing all patients with comprehensive care to improve their oral and general health.
Dr. Shah is a member of the Newfoundland and Labrador Dental Board, Newfoundland and Labrador Dental Association, Canadian Dental Association, Royal College of Dental Surgeon of Ontario, and Ontario Dental Association. In his free time, he loves to go to the gym, is a sports enthusiast, is an avid traveler and enjoys spending time with his family and friends.
Dr. Amitoz Sidhu
Dr. Amitoz Sidhu grew up in Mississauga, Ontario, and received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree with honours from the University of Toronto. Prior to entering dentistry, he received his Bachelor of Science degree from McGill University with a major in physiology.
Dr. Sidhu enjoys the challenge of providing quality conservative family dentistry in a comfortable and friendly environment. His warm and compassionate nature makes his patients feel at ease. He is determined to provide comprehensive dental care to address each patient’s unique needs. He strives to provide high-quality dentistry by combining good skill with good judgment. He enjoys all aspects of general dentistry including fillings, root canal treatments, dental crowns and bridges, and esthetic dentistry.
Outside his professional activities, Dr. Sidhu enjoys spending time with family and staying fit through exercise. He has a lifelong passion for art and likes to draw and paint in his free time.
Dr. Allison Chaytor, DMD
Born and raised in St. John’s, Dr. Allison Chaytor obtained her Bachelor of Science (Joint Honours) at MUN, majoring in Biology and Behavioural Neuroscience. In 2013 she moved to Montreal to pursue her Doctor of Dental Medicine at McGill University. She has been recognized for her high academic achievements in both universities through numerous awards and scholarships.
To offer exceptional care to her patients, Dr. Chaytor spent a year pursuing advanced training at the Montreal General Hospital. This enabled her to gain direct experience in oral and maxillofacial surgery, orofacial pain, head and neck oncology, oral pathology, anaesthesiology, as well as pediatric and special care dentistry.
With a background in psychology, Dr. Chaytor understands the complexities of dental fear - in fact, she wrote her thesis on dental anxiety. She is passionate about offering an individualized approach and is certified in Nitrous Oxide (laughing gas) to help make your experience relaxing and enjoyable.
Outside of dentistry you can find her playing music, hiking by the ocean in Torbay, and spending time with her daughter and husband.
Janette joined the Wade Abbott Dentistry Team in April of 2012. She obtained a dental receptionist diploma from Lawrence College and brings with her more than 15 years experience in the dental field.
Janette advanced from front staff supervisor to office manager in September of 2018. She enjoys new challenges and learning new skills to contribute to our teams success.
Janette was born and raised in the Goulds with her 10 siblings and currently resides in St. John's. She's happily married with 3 adult children she is very proud of and 2 granddaughters that fill her heart with so much joy.
She enjoys spending weekends with family and friends at their cabin on Salmonier Line.
Sarah Abbott graduated from Dalhousie University in 2012 where she received her diploma in Dental Hygiene. Shortly after moving back to her hometown of St. John’s, Newfoundland, she joined the Wade Abbott Dentistry & Associates team.
With her caring personality, Sarah is sure to make your cleaning as gentle and enjoyable as possible. Her attention to detail and enthusiasm to maintain high and current standards in the dental hygiene profession is truly appreciated by her patients and a great asset to the Wade Abbott Dentistry & Associates Team. Sarah continues to follow current trends in dental hygiene through continuing education courses offered through various dental organizations.
In her spare time, Sarah can be found completing DIY projects, crafting, or spending time with her friends and family.
Holly is a Registered Dental Hygienist with Wade Abbott Dentistry and Associates since 2013. She has been working as a Registered Dental Hygienist for 8 years. Prior to becoming a Dental Hygienist, Holly was a Registered Level II Dental Assistant for 3 years, before she went on to study at the Canadian National Institute of Health in Ottawa, Ontario, obtaining a diploma in Dental Hygiene. One of Holly’s greatest achievements during her studies was being awarded for demonstrating outstanding qualities in leadership, scholarship, professionalism, and humanity.
Holly truly loves to see her clients smile. She has a very kind and compassionate nature, and cares very deeply about your oral health. She is committed to service you with quality hygiene care by addressing your oral and periodontal needs, provided through dental prophylaxis (cleanings) which aids in the prevention and treatment of oral disease. Holly wants her clients to be comfortable and relaxed when they walk through her door, and they can rest assured they are receiving top-notch dental hygiene care. Holly takes part in yearly continuing education courses/seminars to further her education.
Holly was born and raised in St. John’s. In addition to Dental Hygienist, Holly is also a certified yoga instructor, and enjoys practicing/teaching yoga regularly. When not working, she enjoys being active and spending time outdoors, as well as spending quality time with her family and friends.
Krista brings over 14 years of experience to her role of working side-by-side with Dr. Abbott with patient care. She loves the opportunity to work with the leading technology that Wade Abbott Dentistry and Associates has to offer its patients.
When Krista is not at work, she likes to further her education by attending continuing education courses on the island and off. She loves exercising, being outdoors, riding 4-wheelers, snowshoeing, hunting, fishing, and spending time with her husband and their 3-year old twin girls, Anna and Drew.
Dawn's role at Wade Abbott Dentistry & Associates is administration, co-ordinator, and dental assistant for pediatric dental specialist Dr. Geoff Smith. She completed the Level II Dental Assisting course at Keyin College in 2013. Since then, she has been assisting and following pediatric dentistry from the time of graduation to current date. She joined Wade Abbott Dentistry & Associates in Oct 2015. Some of Dawn's certifications include CPR C/AED Certificate, NDAEB Certificate, and Level ll Dental Assisting Certificate with Honours Recognition.
Dawn was born and raised in Burin, NL where she grew up with a family of 6, including the most amazing and supportive parents, 2 older brothers, and an identical twin sister. She currently lives in Mount Pearl with a family of her own. She have 3 beautiful children ages 6, 12, and 13 and a loving fiancé. Spare and leisure time for her consist of family walks, movies, swimming, camping, and family outings and social activities.
It has been more than a pleasure for her to be a part of Wade Abbott Dentistry & Associates. She loves the dental team and says that they're amazing and more then welcoming. Being a part of Wade Abbott Dentistry & Associates has given her the opportunity and privilege to be able to continue work within the pediatric specialty and allows her to work with patients and their parents to get them prompt care with the upmost quality. In short, her favourite thing about her job is everything!
Pamela joined the Wade Abbott Dentistry and Associates team in October 2013. She obtained a diploma in Office Administration from Keyin Technical College in 1997 and has over 18 years of experience in the field of Dental Reception.
Pamela was born and raised in St. John’s and currently resides in Mount Pearl. She enjoys spending time with her daughter, Amanda, and granddaughter, Grace.
Laura had the pleasure of joining the Wade Abbott Dentistry and Associates team in January 2019. She graduated from Keyin College in 2013 with honors and the professionalism award, as a Level II Dental Assistant.
In her spare time, Laura and her husband enjoy travelling and seeing as much of the world as they can, as well as spending time with friends and family.
Mallory has been a Registered Dental Hygienist with Wade Abbott Dentistry & Associates since October 2020. She has recently graduated from the Canadian National Institute of Health in Ottawa, Ontario in March 2020, where she obtained a diploma in Dental Hygiene.
Dental Hygiene has always been something of interest for Mallory as she truly cares about the health of others and putting her patients' needs first is her number one priority. Being a part of the Wade Abbott Dentistry & Associates team allows her to work as a team member, excel in time management, and gather as much knowledge as she can as she moves further with her career.
Mallory was born and raised in Bonavista, NL with her awesome parents and identical twin sister Madison. When she is not at work, she enjoys catching up on a good show on Netflix, exercising, and spending time with friends and family. She also loves to travel and explore new things.
Madison is a Registered Dental Hygienist with Wade Abbott Dentistry & Associates. She is a recent graduate of the Dental Hygiene program from The Canadian National Institute of Health in Ottawa, Ontario.
Madison is very passionate about seeing all her patients smile after leaving the dental chair each and every day. She loves to be a part of the wonderful team that Wade Abbott Dentistry & Associates offers. Madison has always been great at time management and has a very professional manner with all patients.
Madison was born and raised in the small town of Bonavista, NL. She is an identical twin and spends so much time with her sister.
In her spare time, she enjoys running, hiking, spending time with family and friends, travelling, and shopping.
Originally from Nova Scotia, Catherine graduated as an RDA Level II in 2008 from CDI Collège in Winnipeg Manitoba. She has worked in clinics in Manitoba and Ontario before moving to Newfoundland
Continuing her education is extremely important to Catherine, and she always wants to stay informed on the most recent information and technology in the dental field. She's attended dental conferences all across Canada and completed her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from the University of Manitoba in 2017.
In 2020, Catherine completed the AJP Diploma from the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) and is a registered prospector in Newfoundland and Labrador! She has a side business making and selling jewelry out of the gemstones she finds.
Additional courses that Catherine has taken that are important to her are the Crisis Prevention and Intervention Training (CPIT) and Suicide Prevention Training through Living Works Start.
She loves to explore the world, learn different languages, cultures, and enjoy different foods. So far, this passion has brought her to over 30 countries.
Catherine loves learning about mycology (mushrooms), exploring the East Coast Trails and woods collecting and identifying different species.
Outside of work, you can find Catherine spending time with her husband and two Cavalier King Charles Spaniels. In her spare time, she loves hiking, golfing, gardening, running, and practicing yoga!
Tammy joined the Wade Abbott Dentistry & Associates team in October 2020. She brings with her 12 years of experience in the dental field.
Tammy was born in Grand Bank and is currently a resident of CBS. Outside of work, she loves to spend time with her husband and son.
Theresa eagerly joined the Wade Abbott Dentistry team in the fall of 2020.
She graduated from the Dental Assisting program from The College of the North Atlantic in 1999.
She now has a family with 2 stepchildren and a son and a daughter of her own that she is very proud of.
Both Theresa and her boyfriend share a love for the outdoors and enjoy staying active together. She also loves to cook and relax with her family.
Trina began her sterilization career in 2010 as a Medical Device Reprocessing Technician and joined the Wade Abbott Dentistry & Associates team in the autumn of 2020. Originally from Hare Bay, a small town in Central Newfoundland and "the Gateway to the Sea", she enjoys the city life but will always remain a baygirl at heart.
A Jeep enthusiast, a collector of local artwork, and a Dog Momma to two adorable fur babies, she enjoys country music, off-roading, boating, reading and baking. Trina and her fiance dream of one day having a ranch for rescue and senior dogs and cruising North America in search of Basset Hound rescues.
Kelsei joined us here at Wade Abbott Dentistry in June 2020. Originally from Spainards Bay she moved to St.Phillips to go to school where she graduated from Keyin collage in April 2019 as a level 2 dental assistant!
In her spare time Kelsei enjoys going on motorcycle runs in the summer.
Shawna graduated from Dental Assisting from Keyin College in 2016! She joined our team at Wade Abbott Dentistry in 2020! She grew up in Mount Pearl and in her spare time, she enjoys travelling, hiking, crafting, and being outdoors!