Teresa – Office Manager/Treatment Coordinator
Teresa has been at Hawthorne Dental Centre since 1986. She appreciates the lasting relationships she has been able to create with patients and the staff, many of whom have been with the practice for more than 10 years. Married and the mother of two amazing daughters, Teresa takes pleasure in providing both patients and staff with the best care possible; she says, “I am so fortunate to be able to come to work each day and work with such an amazing team of people Most of us have worked together for many years and I am happy to say they are like a family to me!”
Julie – Care Coordinator/Receptionist
Julie has been with the office since 1996 and her warm and helpful manner in booking appointments contributes to making a visit to the dentist a positive and relaxed experience for our patients. If you have dental anxiety, questions about your initial visit or need to book appointments for the family, call and ask for Julie.
Gail – Registered Dental Hygienist
Gail is a seasoned Dental Hygienist with over 35 years of experience in the Dental field. She has had the pleasure of being employed with Dr. Warren Carr for 30 of those years. She is happily married to her husband for over 32 years, and has been blessed with two children. Gail graduated from St. Clair College in 1977 with a Dental Assisting diploma, and in 1981 with a Dental Hygiene diploma. Gail is committed to continued learning — she attends regular lectures and seminars to stay current with the latest new technologies in Dentistry and maintain her Dental Hygiene Quality Assurance Portfolio. She has also obtained Harp and Self Initiating Certifications. As a Dental Hygienist, she provides patients with preventative oral health care and educates them on how it directly relates to their overall health. Working in orthodontic, pedodontic as well as general dentistry settings, patient care is always her top priority.
Lisa – Registered Dental Hygienist
In 1991, Lisa graduated from the University of Detroit-Mercy and began working with Dr. Carr one year following graduation. She enjoys working with the amazing staff here and considers them as her extended family. Her favourite part of the job is getting to know the patients and their families. As a Dental Hygienist her focus is on promoting optimal oral health and great smiles. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two teenagers.
Michelle H. – Registered Dental Hygienist
Since graduating from St. Clair College in 1998, Michelle H. has been working at Hawthorne Dental Centre. She’s been married since 1996 and has two children, Madison and Jake — she also has a Maltese named Zoe. Michelle enjoys the close-knit work atmosphere offered at our office, and she considers herself fortunate to work with such great people whom she can call her work family!
Laurie – Registered Dental Hygienist
Laurie graduated with a diploma in Dental Hygiene in 1995, and she has been employed at our office since 2014. She and her husband have three handsome boys that are the light of their lives. As a Dental Hygienist, she provides optimal oral hygiene care to her patients and shares her knowledge and experience with them every day. Laurie appreciates the kind and thoughtful staff at our dental office and considers it a pleasure to work with such an awesome team of professionals.
Michelle M. – Dental Assistant
A LaSalle native and a graduate of St. Clair College, Michelle has been a loyal and dedicated Dental Assistant to Dr. Carr since 1997. Balancing work with caring for her husband and two sons, Michelle says, “I enjoy creating a comforting environment for patients and helping to create beautiful smiles. I also love meeting new patients and catching up with the ones who have become like family to me!” Michelle’s extensive experience is apparent in her relaxed and efficient manner.
Lauren – Dental Assistant
The newest member of our team is Lauren who joined the clinic in the summer of 2012 after graduating with distinction from St. Clair College as a Level II Dental Assistant. Lauren assists all 3 dentists in our practice. Understanding that dental anxiety often prevents people from seeking necessary care, Lauren strives to give patients a sense of comfort and support during dental procedures. She says, “I enjoy giving people a bright smile they can be confident in, and my favourite part about assisting is helping patients achieve happy, healthy teeth they can keep for a lifetime.”