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 through out 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.

Sarah Parsons (Receptionist)


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!

Katrina Kamstra (Registered Dental Hygienist)


Katrina graduated first as a dental receptionist from Durham College and then had the desire to further her dental knowledge and became a hygienist in 2018. She has worked in dentistry for 5 years and her favourite part is being able to interact with her patients. In her spare time she enjoys the outdoors with her 3 dogs, cooking, photography, and spending time with friends and family.

Melanie Vahakuopus (Dental Assistant)


Melanie studied dental assisting level I and II at Durham College. She graduated in 2012 and started working for Dr. Ahmad a few years later. She is very friendly and kind-hearted, and welcomes every patient that comes into the office with a warm and welcoming smile. In her free time, Melanie enjoys going to the gym, arts and crafts, and being with her friends and family.

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.

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.

Alysa Dunkley (Registered Dental Hygienist)


Alysa graduated from Dental Hygiene at Durham College, and started working for Dr. Ahmad in the summer of 2018. She takes pride in educating and creating a comfortable atmosphere for each patient. On her spare time she enjoys spending time outside, playing rugby, going for hikes, and hanging out with her family! 

Carley Miller (Dental Assistant/Receptionist)


Carley studied Dental Assisting at Durham College and has since become a Certified Level II Dental Assistant. Carley loves the dental profession and is always excited to take part in a new opportunity to assist and further educate herself. Carley has worked with Dr. Ahmad and her staff for the past year and always looks forward to welcoming and assisting you to the office! In her spare time, you can always find Carley exploring new places or camping alongside her family and two dogs during the summer.