Young Dentistry, June 13, 2016

 The Young Dentistry Team

Young Dentistry, June 13, 2016

Dr. Kevin Young – Dentist

Dr. Young is delighted to be able to establish a dental clinic in his hometown of Georgetown, Ontario. His grandfather, father and mother have all practiced as pharmacists locally and he is proud to continue the family tradition of providing healthcare to the community.

He is a graduate of Georgetown District High School, where his interest in science and medicine was nurtured. He earned an Honours Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry from McMaster University in 1998. At the University of Western Ontario School of Dentistry he graduated with a Doctor of Dental Surgery and was his class valedictorian in 2003. He has since been active in expanding his clinical skills with courses in sedation dentistry, orthodontics and implant surgery.

His interests outside of work include spending time with his wife Christy and sons Oliver and Damon. Dr. Young is also an avid automobile racer and snowboarder.

Young Dentistry, June 13, 2016

Melissa Hurley – Registered Restorative Dental Hygienist

Melissa grew up in Mississauga where she attended Loyola Catholic Secondary School. Melissa went on to earn an Honours Specialization Bachelor of Arts Degree in Kinesiology from the University of Western Ontario. Melissa enjoyed a brief career in fundraising where she worked for the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada. It was here that Melissa truly realized her passion for helping others and making a difference in their lives. Melissa decided to couple this passion with her health background and pursued an education in Dental Hygiene at the Ontario Dental Education Institute in Ancaster, where she graduated with First Class Honours. Melissa has also completed the Restorative Dental Hygiene program at George Brown College, allowing her to provide an additional dimension of care to her patients.  Outside of the office, Melissa enjoys spending time with her friends and family, volunteering within the community and travelling.

Young Dentistry, June 13, 2016

Gina Morton – Dental Assistant

Gina has been working with Dr. Young for several years and has been a part of Young Dentistry from the start. She grew up in Georgetown and graduated from Georgetown District High School. Her education continued at CDI college where she graduated, with honours, from the Dental Assisting Level II program. Her friendly disposition is perfectly suited to the office, and makes patients feel at ease. She likes to spend her spare time at the family cottage in Wasaga Beach. She and her husband Brett enjoy long distance road trips.

Young Dentistry, June 13, 2016

Young Dentistry, June 13, 2016

Alison Murray Brown – Front Desk/Administration

Alison has over 25 years of experience working in the dental field.  For the past thirty years she has lived in Halton Hills where she raised her two children, and now three of her grandchildren and being raised here too.  She has been on the executive of Branch 120 Royal Canadian Legion and served as the Youth Education Chairman.  Alison was also involved with Air Cadets for over 19 years and was the Commanding Officer at 756 Squadron in Georgetown for four years.  Currently Alison sits on the Board of Trustee’s for her Church and is President of the Women’s Association.  She enjoys travelling and spending time with her husband Ted, with whom she raises sheep on their farm in Limehouse.

Young Dentistry, June 13, 2016

Dana Welters – Registered Dental Hygienist

Dana grew up in the Glen Williams area of Georgetown.  Dana was an active member of the local ballet school as well as a member of the Blue Fins Swim Club.  Dana attended Bishop Reding Secondary School and continued her education at George Brown College to become a Dental Assistant.  She then worked alongside Dr. Young for a few years and once again advanced her education by attending the Toronto College of Dental Hygiene and graduated in 2006.  Dana has explored working overseas in New Zealand and Australia for a number of years where she enjoyed great success in her career.  Dana takes enormous pride in ensuring her patients receive the very best of treatment under her care.

In her spare time Dana loves to travel, swim, and trail run with her husband Shawn.  She also enjoys cooking and spending time with her family.

Penny Dunbar – Dental Assistant

Penny joined the Young Dentistry team in 2016 and brings with her over 20 years of experience in the dental field.  She lives in Georgetown where she and her husband are raising their two active girls.  Penny enjoys going with her older daughter to swimming lessons and watching her younger daughter play rep soccer.  In her spare time Penny enjoys cooking and baking with her family.

Ilona Szczepanik – Registered Dental Hygienist

Ilona grew up in Mississauga where she attended Our Lady of Mount Carmel Secondary School and continued on to study Dental Hygiene in Toronto. A 2007 graduate from Regency Dental Hygiene Academy, she has since spent 10 happy years practicing in Oakville.  Ilona and her husband moved to Georgetown in early 2016 to raise their own family, they love everything this beautiful community has to offer. Her love of dentistry and passion to constantly learn make her a dedicated dental hygienist both in private practice and outside in the community.  Ilona creates strong relationships with her patients built on trust and strives in making every patient feel comfortable under her care.

In her spare time Ilona loves diy projects, cooking, spending time outdoors with family and traveling to Poland with her husband and daughter to visit family.

Devon Knight – Front Desk/Administration

Devon has been shadowing Dr. Young for about a year and is learning all the elements of a good dental practice in his current role at Young Dentistry. Devon attended University of Western Ontario for Honours Specialization in Biology with a Major in Microbiology & Immunology. Here, he performed research in childhood leukemia and became a contributing published scientist. Devon currently competes in the Canadian Powerlifting Union and volunteers as a Research Assistant at University of Toronto’s Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Department. In his spare time, Devon likes to tutor secondary and post-secondary students, build models, play piano, and try his hand at new renovation projects at home in the rural outskirts of Halton Hills. His goal at Young Dentistry is to provide the best patient care and gain meaningful work experience in all the facets of compassionate and professional dentistry as he pursues applying to dental school.