Dr. Larry Hoffman

Dental Surgeon

Larry graduated in 1970 from The University of Toronto. After associating with 3 different dentists in the Toronto area, Larry and his wife Carol moved to Commanda in 1976 and opened a small 2 room 2 employee dental practice in Callander. 30 years later the practice grew to 7 chairs and 15 employees. He sold this practice 10 years ago and has worked for 3 different dentists in the North Bay area since.

After all of his years practising dentistry, at the urging of his patients and team, Larry decided to open Gateway Dental… READ MORE →

Mary Lou

Mary Lou Costante

CDA, Coordinator & Reception

Mary Lou has been in the dental field for 27 years, and almost entirely with Dr. Hoffman. Her warm welcoming smile is evident even on the telephone.

The various positions she’s held as chairside assistant, treatment co-ordinator, and manager of a very busy reception desk has given her a thorough knowledge of dentistry, and an understanding of … READ MORE →

Heather

Heather Davis

Hygiene Coordinator & Reception

Heather loves working in dentistry. After wearing braces in her 30’s she discovered her passion for teeth, oral health, the importance of a happy, healthy smile and how it can enhance and change a person’s life.

She graduated from Georgian College in 1997 with a Nursing Diploma and worked in the medical field for 7 years. With this background, Heather has excellent ..READ MORE →

Melissa Landry

CDA II & Reception

Melissa graduated from St. Joseph Scollard Hall in 1995. She then completed the Canadore College Dental Assisting Program Level II program in 1998. Melissa has 17 years experience in the dental field and brings with her vast knowledge, compassion,a contagious laugh, and an effervescent smile.

Melissa is both a receptionist and dental assistant with excellent customer service skills. Whether she is … READ MORE →

Sheila Poulin

CDA II 

Sheila was born and raised in the North Bay area and has worked as a Certified Dental Assistant for 30 years. She has mastered the skill of Reiki which she incorporates into patients’ dental visits. Her gentle touch immediately helps them relax and be more comfortable throughout the appointment.

Sheila has worked chairside with Dr. Hoffman since 2005. Her thorough knowledge of all dental procedures, … READ MORE →

Sharon Rivet

Registered Dental Hygienist

Sharon was born and raised in Sturgeon Falls. She started her dental career in 1988 after graduating from Canadore College. Over the years, she has participated in many continuing education courses which refined her technical, communication, and patient care skills. In 2008, the Crown Council of Dentistry presented Sharon with the “Hygienist of the Year” award in Nashville TN. It acknowledges excellence in the dental profession and … READ MORE →

Pat Parkes

Registered Dental Hygienist

Pat graduated in 1985 from the Canadore College dental hygiene program after 8 years as a dental assistant.

She chose this career after having such positive dental experiences herself and wishes to continue to provide those same experiences for her clients in a calm and caring atmosphere where their comfort and well being is the main concern … READ MORE →

Renée Levesque

Registered Dental Hygienist

When Renee was 10 yrs. old, she was a patient of Dr. Hoffman and Sharon Rivet was her hygienist.  Her dream was to one day become a hygienist and work for Dr. Hoffman.  We are excited to have Renee join our team and thrilled to help make her dream come true.

Renee graduated from the Dental Hygiene Program at College Boreal in … READ MORE →

Nancy Scott

Nancy Scott

Registered Dental Hygienist

Nancy has been in the dental profession for over 30 years, graduating from George Brown College Dental Assisting in 1989 and then 2 years later from Dental Hygiene at Canadore College. That same year Nancy accepted a position in British Columbia and hopped in her car for a little adventure out west. While there Nancy attended the University of British Columbia and obtained her certificate in … READ MORE →

Carol Hoffman

Carol Hoffman

Business Manager

After 10 years of managing a large dental practice for Dr. Hoffman, Carol thought she was comfortably retired. She had lots of time to babysit her new grandson, Solomon in Toronto, where her son Eli & wife Adele live. 

Carol is very excited that her daughter & son in law, Shayna & Jeremy have moved to Ottawa after living & working 5 years in Regina and ..READ MORE →