Our Team

Our team at Waterdown Dental

Dr. Andre Tam (B.Sc.Hons. D.D.S.)


Dr. Andre Tam has been a dentist in the Waterdown community since 2003. He attended the University of Western Ontario earning his Bachelor of Science degree with distinction in Cellular Biology in 1996, and earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree at Western in 2001. Upon graduating in 2001, Dr. Tam practised in Oakville and Toronto as an associate before settling into the community of Waterdown. He thoroughly enjoys this community and has been a supporter of several local sports teams, local charitable organizations as well as a scholarship fund set up at Waterdown High School. As a practice philosophy, Dr. Tam believes that patient education on individual health and detailed explanations of treatment options is the key to a happy and healthy smile. As an extension to this philosophy, Dr. Tam is a regular contributor to the local paper, where he writes a newspaper column to help answer commonly asked dental questions and concerns. He prides himself in creating an atmosphere in his office where his team members enjoy and are proud to come to work. For his patients he has prided himself in creating an office that adheres to the strictest guidelines of infection control as well as a patient relationship built on mutual respect and trust. He understands that a trusting relationship takes much time to build and only seconds to break and so he strives to ensure that his patients understand and are comfortable with treatment recommendations. Every effort is made to ensure your dental experience is positive through his detail and quality of work and his understanding that dental treatment can often be a cause of anxiety. During his time outside the office, Dr. Tam enjoys travelling and his passion for cooking. One of his favourite past times is trying food from restaurants and attempting to recreate it for his friends and family. He also is an avid golfer and believes that a great day on the golf course is measured by being able to enjoy the serenity and scenery of a golf course and not by his score at the end of the day.

Dr. Tyler Tam (B.Sc.Hons., M.Sc.,D.D.S.)


 

Dr. Tyler Tam is very pleased to join the Waterdown Dental team as an associate dentist. Dr. Tam graduated from the University of Toronto, where he achieved his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree and also attended Western University, earning a Bachelor of Science degree with distinction in Cell and Developmental Biology as well as a Master of Science degree in Molecular and Cellular Biology with a focus on Alzheimer’s research.

Dr. Tam’s practice philosophy is to provide the highest quality of care in a safe and supportive environment, while customizing this care to meet the individual needs and goals of his patients. He strongly values active patient involvement and education in the planning and provision of their treatment. This includes in-depth descriptions of the causes and risk factors of disease as well as different treatment options so that his patients may make fully informed decisions regarding the improvement and maintenance of their oral health. In addition, he actively educates himself on emerging dental technologies and techniques with the aim of improving the patient experience and honing his own clinical effectiveness. Furthermore, he prides himself on his attention to detail, taking the time to ensure that treatment is rendered in the most effective, comfortable way. Taken together, Dr. Tam’s primary goal is to earn and maintain a trusting, positive patient relationship by providing excellent and empathetic dental care tailored to his each and every one of his patients.

Outside of the dentistry, he enjoys traveling and learning about different cultures, reading, cooking, and playing board games with friends and family.

Liz (Office Manager)


Liz joined Waterdown Dental shortly after Dr. Tam came to Waterdown. She has the pleasure of being the Office Manager and Treatment Co-ordinator, helping patients make sense of their treatment options during one on one consultations. Liz will then take care in sending your inquiries to your personal benefit carrier, making your visits with us much more comfortable after you're out of the dental chair. Liz also has her certificate in Dental Assisting so she is confidently equipped to answer all of you dental related questions. "It is a pleasure to work with such a fun and caring team. In my free time I enjoy going for walks and spending time with my family and friends."

Brianne (Operations and Marketing Director / CDA II)


Brianne has been with Waterdown Dental since 2009. In addition to being Dr. Tam's assistant, she also ensures that the office runs smoothly during its day to day demands to enable the best possible patient experience. Brianne grew up in Waterdown and really enjoys being part of this growing community. She's a busy mom of 2 boys who enjoys outdoor activities with her family. She also loves to cook, and spend time with friends.

Deanna (Treatment Coordinator, CDA II)


Deanna is a certified level ll Dental Assistant who graduated from Everest College in 2011, she has acquired many years of experience in different roles. Deanna enjoys meeting new people and as our Treatment Coordinator she will be able to answer any questions or concerns regarding your dental treatment. In her free time she enjoys spending time with family and friends, cooking and reading!

Courtney (CDA II)


Courtney is a certified level II Dental Assistant bringing with her 15 years of experience back to Waterdown Dental. She began her career here and we are thrilled to have her back with us once again. Courtney strives to ensure all patients have a happy and comfortable experience while they're visiting our office. She enjoys staying current with continuing education courses and dental technologies. Courtney is happy and available to answer any questions about your smile. 

In her time away from the office Courtney enjoys staying healthy and active outdoors camping, cycling, and practicing yoga.

Stephanie (Certified Dental Receptionist)


Stephanie, has been at the Mill Street location for 40 years and is a Certified Dental Receptionist. She has seen three generations of families enjoying their visits to the office. Originally from Rockton, she now resides in Aberfoyle, with her husband, Carl. Stephanie enjoys their cottage in Callander, gardening and pilates.

Bonnie (CDA Level I / Reception)


Bonnie has been in the dental field for 22 years. She completed her studies for Dental Assistant and Administrative Health Co-ordinator at Career Canada College in 1990. Bonnie is a long time resident and active member of the Waterdown community where she has raised her four boys. In her spare time she enjoys running, gardening and volunteering.

Stephanie (Dental Hygienist)


Stephanie graduated from the Canadian Institute of Dental Hygiene in 2011. Being a Waterdown native, she was thrilled when given the opportunity to join Waterdown Dental in 2017; Stephanie is thankful to be surrounded by such a great team each and every day. Stephanie is a skilled and knowledgeable hygienist who prioritizes thorough and comfortable client care. With two young children of her own, Stephanie knows what it takes to make patients feel comforted during their very first visits to the office. Through her calm demeanor she effortlessly creates a relaxed atmosphere, which helps even the most nervous patients feel at ease. When Stephanie isn’t at the office, you’ll likely find her on the soccer field, camping, or trying to keep up with her two energetic boys. 

Valerie (Dental Hygienist)


Valerie graduated from The Canadian Institute of Dental Hygiene in 2003. She has worked at Waterdown Dental with Dr. Tam since 2005. Valerie takes pride in offering the highest standard of care to her patients while regularly updating her skills and knowledge base in dental hygiene. Valerie enjoys an active and healthy lifestyle outside the dental office that includes cycling, karate and running.

Caitlin (Dental Hygienist)


Caitlin graduated from the Dental Hygiene program at Niagara College in 2017. Caitlin has a passion for making a difference and strives to improve the oral health of her patients through knowledge based education, while ensuring they leave the dental chair with a smile. Caitlin enjoys living an active, healthy lifestyle including hiking, paddle boarding and snowboarding.