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Our dedication and understanding of the dental health profession allows us to ensure your excellent oral health through awareness, education, and comprehensive treatment.



Our Dentists

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Heather Stone, DDS

Dr. Stone resides in Waterloo with her husband, Kevin and 3 young boys.
She enjoys outdoor sports like skiing and cycling "If she finds the time".
She maintains a busy life with her family and their involvement in a variety of activities in the community.





Lana Kanaan, DDS

Dr. Lana Kanaan is a young aspiring dentist who takes pride in her work. She received an entrance scholarship through the University of Waterloo where she obtained a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiololgy degree in 2006.
In 2010 she earned a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Detroit Mercy. In her graduating year she was awarded the Esthetic award from the American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry.
She is a member of the RCDSO, Ontario Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, Waterloo Wellington Dental Society and the International Congress of Oral Implantalogy. She currently practices in Waterloo Ontario as an associate and travels to Guatemala once a year to do dental work for those in need.

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Ali Namavarian, DDS

Dr. Namavarian was raised in Southern Ontario and completed his bachelor of Engineering at the University of Western Ontario. He was admitted to the Faculty of Dentistry at University of Toronto where he completed his DDS (Doctors of Dental Surgery) degree. He feels privileged to call region of Waterloo home, where he has many close friends and family.
Dr.Namavarian performs a comprehensive range of treatments including nitrous oxide sedation and enjoys treating patients of all ages.
He is experienced in all aspects of general dentistry (restorative, cosmetic, oral surgery, prosthodontics, orthodontics and endodontics). He is committed to helping people achieve a healthy and beautiful smile.




David Tomkun, DDS

David was Born and raised in Waterloo, Dr. David Tomkun has always taken great pride in his city.
After obtaining his Bachelor of Science and Doctorate of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Western Ontario, Dr. Tomkun returned to Waterloo and has been a part of Laurelwood Family Dentistry since 2011.
When he is not working, Dr. Tomkun enjoys playing sports like basketball and softball with friends and experimenting with new recipes on the barbecue.

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Our Staff

Tanya Antaya CDA II, Office Manager

Most of you will know Tanya as she has been part of the Laurelwood Family since 1997.
She wears many hats at the office, either working up at the front, assisting the doctors as well as the Office Manager.
She enjoys the outdoors with cycling, cross-country skiing, camping and since trekking to the base camp of Everest she is seeking a new adventure.

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Cathy MacGowan, Front Desk

Cathy- has been greeting patients as they come in the office since 2008 . When she is not at the front desk you can find her trying to golf, working in her garden or relaxing with friends and family.




Jody Hunt CDA II, Front Desk

Jody joined the team in 2013. You may see Jody at the front desk processing your dental records as well as the back assisting the Dentists from time to time.
She brings with her dental experience, a calm and professional nature, allowing her to bring strong emphasis to the administration team.
Jody enjoys traveling, relaxing and reading a good novel when time permits. She treasures her family, so spending time with her husband and 3 young boys are one of her greatest pleasures.

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Sylvia Moore, Assistant

Sylvia has been with Laurelwood Family Dentistry working beside Dr. Heather Stone since 2002. She is a mom to twin boys, Evan and Kyle, who keep her busy with their activities. She also enjoys trying to win radio contests.




Malle Schmidt , Assistant

Malle is proud to be on staff with this practice for over 35 years.
She is in the golden phase of her career and feels pleasure to have assisted in all your dental needs..

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Rebecca Baron, Assistant

Graduated from Medix College Kitchener in 2013; where she obtained her Level II Intra-oral Dental Assisting Diploma and is a member of the Ontario Dental Assistants Association.
She also holds a Business Administration Diploma from Conestoga College.
Rebecca decided on a career change to Dental Assisting in 2012 because of an overall comfort in the dental office environment and a desire to help patients feel comfortable and taken care of.




Brenda, RDH

Brenda is a graduate from the 1992 Dental Hygiene program at Algonquin College.
She had been with Laurelwood since 1995 and brings 25 years of hygiene experience to the team.
Oral health care and education are her passion while considering her patients comfort and health her 1st priority. Spending time with her family out on the water is her favourite past time.

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Beccy Oakes, RDH

Beccy joined our Saturday hygiene team in 2007 (?).
She brings over 20 years experience in dentistry and loves helping people achieve and maintain healthy smiles.
When she isn't at work she is a busy wife and mother to 2 boys.




Connie Angeloni, RDH

Connie's dedication and compassion for the practice of dental hygiene compelled her to give back to her profession by volunteering in Guatemala with Health Outreach providing dental care to local children in need of dental treatment.
It was a life changing experience which further expanded her respect and compassion to provide optimum dental care to all people in need.
She is also a very proud wife and mother to three wonderful children.

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Caitlin Morse, RDH

Caitlin was born and raised in Kitchener- Waterloo. She studied Dental Hygiene at St. Clair College in Windsor and graduated class of 2003. A year later she started in November of 2004 with Laurelwood Family Dentistry.
Caitlin is not only a devoted member of our Laurelwood family but she also has a family of her own.
Mother of two beautiful children Caitlin enjoys spending time with her family, and when she can get away, she enjoys participating in classes at the fitness center.




Sheila Roth, RDH

Sheila has been a dental hygienist with this practice for over thirty years.
She is married to a wonderful husband (his words) and have three daughters. They have had two weddings recently and she just became a grandma!
When she's not cuddling baby Carter, she enjoys reading, gardening, snowmobiling and time at the cottage.

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Ruth Brydges, RDH

Ruth has been with the Laurelwood team for over 10 years providing experienced quality and gentle care to her patients.
Ruth has been a dental hygienist for over 25 years in the Kitchener-Waterloo area.
She is an avid tennis player, participating in local club tournaments, enjoys golfing and skiing and spending time with her twin daughters.




Barbara Dobes, RDH

Barbara has been a part of the Laurelwood dental team for more than 7 years and she loves providing client centred care to the dental hygiene clients that she treats.
When she is not at work, she is either working on assignments or studying for university. When the school work is done, you can find her out enjoying cycling with her family.
She especially loves the old railway lines that have been converted into trails.

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Amanda Sykes, RDH

She is a dental hygienist. She graduated from Georgian College in 2013 and has been working at Laurelwood Family Dentistry for two years.
When she is not working, she loves traveling and spending time with family and friends.





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