Our Team | Dentists and staff at Thickson Mills Dental Centre, Whitby.

Dr. Nafisa Ahmad (Dentist)


Dr. Ahmad is our Dentist.  She comes from years of experience throughout the Durham area. She graduated from University of Toronto in 1997 with Honours in Dentistry. She enjoys hanging out with her two boys and camping in the great outdoors in the summer.

Dr. Stephanie Yap (Dentist)


Dr. Stephanie Yap attended the University of Toronto for her undergraduate studies and graduated with an Honors Bachelor of Science with High Distinction. She then attended the Faculty of Dentistry at the University of Toronto to pursue her Doctor of Dental Surgery. During her dental studies, she achieved the Margaret & Clifford Zettle Award, Dr. Charles Hyman Moses Prosthodontics Award, and graduated in the top 10% of her class on the Dean’s list. Dr. Yap was passionate about advancing her dental skill set and completed a general practise residency at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre. Her residency was a rigorous program where she provided comprehensive dental care to patients with complex medical conditions, managed on-call dental emergencies and traumas, and received further training in oral surgery, and oral pathology.
 
Dr. Yap enjoys all aspects of dentistry and is a firm believer that better oral health leads to better physical and mental health. Her goal is to make you feel informed and comfortable before any your of dental treatments. Dr. Yap is committed to advancing her dental knowledge through continuing education in order to provide her patients with a broader range of treatment options. She is an active member of the Ontario Dental Association, the Canadian Dental Association, and the Academy of General Dentistry. She also speaks Cantonese and Mandarin. Outside of dentistry, Dr. Yap enjoys spending time with her family and friends, hiking, biking, gardening, and playing board games!

Sarah Parsons (Office Manager)



Sarah went away to school in Thunder Bay at Lakehead University where she obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree (majoring in Psychology). She has been working at Thickson Mills Dental since 2014. She enjoys spending time with her son and going up North to her cottage. Sarah looks forward to introducing and welcoming you to our office!

Courtney McManus (Dental Receptionist)


Courtney began her journey in the dental field whilst working in high school. She further pursued Medical Office Assistance in her post secondary education and has chosen to continue her career as a dental receptionist. She maintains a positive attitude while ensuring our patients receive the greatest care and treatment with each visit to our office. She enjoys spending her free time at the cottage doing various outdoor activities such as: fishing, boating, hiking. Courtney looks forward to helping you on your next visit.

Megan Goleski (Registered Dental Hygienist)


Megan is a seasoned dental professional with 14 years experience within the dental setting. She started her path as a dental assistant before pursuing her goal in 2015 to become a dental hygienist at Oxford College. Megan strives to ensure each of our patients feel 100% informed and comfortable during each visit. To her, there is nothing more gratifying than educating and helping each patient overcome any faucet they may face - whether it’s fear or strategies for improved home care routines for better health. Her attention to detail and great enthusiasm for high standards of care are a great asset to our practice. Outside the office Megan enjoys spending time with her family and friends, as well as sharing new and favourable experiences, food and adventures.

Kashfi Kabir (Registered Dental Hygienist)


Kashfi is an experienced dental professional with 21 years experience within the dental setting. She started her path as a dental assistant before pursuing her goal in 2015 to become a dental hygienist at George Brown College. Kashfi ensures each of our patients are comfortable and provides outstanding dental hygiene care. She guides her patients and creates an achievable plan to improve oral hygiene. Outside the office Kashfi enjoys spending time with her husband and her cat. She also loves photography, reading books and watching Netflix.

Olivia Switalski (Dental Assistant)


Olivia graduated Dental Assiting levels 1 & 2 in 2019 from Durham College. Olivia shows compassion towards patients and always lends a helping hand wherever needed. She enjoys spending time with her family, friends, and her dog named Porsche. Olivia spends a lot of her spare time outdoors taking her dog for walks and getting excercise. 

Brianna Stewart (Dental Assistant)


Brianna Graduated from Dental assisting level I and II at Durham College in 2016. She began her co-op at Thickson Mills Dental and then later got offered a position as a dental assistant. Brianna is very admirable and compassionate. She also loves to lend out a helping hand to her patients as well as employees whenever she can. When she is not working Brianna enjoys spending time with her friends, family and walking her dog Rider.