Meet Our Team

Holly Anne is originally from New Brunswick and has moved to Ottawa in 2009 to study dental hygiene at La Cité collégiale. Before being a dental hygienist, Holly took dental assisting in Prince Edward Island. She worked in general dentistry for 1 year and in orthodontics for 3 years in New Brunswick.Holly enjoys going to the movies, loves to sing and play guitar and is part of an adult synchronised skating team. She is in charge of seeing the patients along with the doctor for their orthodontic adjustments. We are happy that she decided to stay in Ottawa to join our clinic!

Asal Originally born in Shiraz, Iran She was raised in Ottawa since she was six years old and she is bilingual in English and Farsi. She started in the dental field as a Dental assistant in 2009 then earned her dental Hygiene Diploma in September of 2011 from The Canadian National Institute of Health. The best part of her job is working together with Dr. Picard and the patient to achieve the perfect smile! She relates well with the patients and pays close attention to detail and is very caring. Besides work she enjoys spending time with her friends and family, whom she is very close with. She also enjoys an active and healthy lifestyle.

Julie-Anne is originally from a small town in the country just outside of Kemptville. After high school she pursued Dental Assisting at Algonquin College and soon after attended Georgian College in Orillia for Dental Hygiene. After graduating from Dental Hygiene in 2009 she worked in a general practice for 4 years before moving into the orthodontic field. Julie-Anne enjoys being active with hiking, biking, yoga, as well as many other activities. In her spare time she loves to escape back to the country to visit family.

Michelle is born and raised in Rockland, a town east of Ottawa. With her background in Personal Support Work, she understands the importance of taking good care of each patient’s needs. She enjoys welcoming and assisting our patients in both English and French! She is expecting her first baby and is very excited to embark in a new experience. In her free time, Michelle enjoys spending time with her friends and family, and also loves to sing and play guitar.

Katriina is one of the newer additions to join our orthodontic team, working on the front lines of the office helping to receive calls and coordinate scheduling. She grew up closer to the Toronto area but has been in Ottawa since 2008, when she came to pursue her studies in Communications at Carleton University. She also does professional photography on the weekends with her husband. She is excited to be part of our orthodontic team!

Melissa grew up in Kingston, Ontario and has been living in Ottawa for the last 10 years. She graduated from Algonquin college in 2002 and is an active member of the Ontario Dental Assistants Association. She has had the opportunity to gain experience in specialties such as Endodontics and Pedodontics, and is now enjoying the world of Orthodontics! In her free time, Melissa enjoys spending time with her husband and two small children. She is excited to be a part of the Wellington Village Orthodontics team!