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Family Dentistry Team

Gentle Dental Care in Waterloo

Our Practice

As a practice, we believe that preventative care and education are keys to optimal dental health. We strive to provide dental services our patients deserve.

Uncompromising Safety

Infection control is very important to us. To protect our patients and our services, we strictly maintain sterilization and cross contamination processes using standards recommend by the Ontario Dental Association and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

Training and Expertise

We want you to be confident knowing that we are a highly trained and skilled team. To give you the best possible service and results, we are committed to continual education via attendance at lectures, meetings and seminars to stay informed of new techniques of the latest products.

Meet the Team

Our exceptional, friendly staff is our greatest asset. Our dental assistant and hygienists are licensed professionals who pride themselves on staying abreast of the latest techniques. They are passionate about what they do and genuinely care about your oral health.

Dr. Valerie Roth: Continuing a Family Tradition

Dr. Valerie Roth

Something I am often asked is why I wanted to be a dentist. Obviously a little family influence as both my father and uncle are highly respected local dentists. My mother graduated from the dental hygiene program at University of Toronto, and then from the first restorative hygiene program, also at Toronto. Another reason is after winning awards playing in piano and typing competitions, I knew I wanted a profession that was hands on but allowed me to deal with people, and dentistry was the obvious answer.

I grew up in Kitchener, graduating from the University of Waterloo with a Bachelor of Science and then received a doctorate of Dental Surgery from the University of Western Ontario in 1988. My first position was as an associate with Dr. Richard Beyers on Lancaster St., where I had the privilege of being mentored by someone who among many other things was President of the College of Dental Surgeons. While there I purchased my father's practice when he retired in 1993. Then I moved to Park St. in 2002 to build my own practice. It has been an honour to continue to treat my father's patient's children and now their grandchildren.

I belong to the Canadian Dental Association, Ontario Dental Association, Waterloo Wellington Dental Association and a local dental study club.

On a personal level I adore animals—especially dogs—and spending time with family, friends and colleagues be it skiing in the winter or golfing in the summer time.

Our hygienists are Joann and Alison.

Joann Kat – RDH

Joann Kat

Joann graduated from the Durham College Dental Hygiene program in 1989. This puts here into the "Quarter Century Club" for her hygiene practice and has been working with Dr. Roth since 2000. Joann loves to read and travel so bring along your recommendations for a good book or trip destination.

Alison Fowler – RDH

Alison Fowler

Alison is a graduate of Algonquin College and has been in practice since 1992. Alison is also a member of the "Quarter Century Club" of hygiene practice and has been working with Dr. Roth since 2002. Alison also loves to travel and has a keen eye for photography.

Azucena Guerra – Dental Assistant/Receptionist

Azucena Guerra

Azucena, our dental assistant, takes pride in ensuring your visits are pleasant and relaxed.

Azucena has been with Dr. Roth since 2013. She graduated from the Toronto School of Business dental assistant program in 2003. In addition to Azucena being a certified dental assistant, she is our front desk receptionist. Her experience in the dental field enables her to handle any inquiry you may have—whether it be regarding treatment or insurance questions she will put you at ease.

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