Dr. Sylvia King
The Caledon East Dentistry family began with Dr. Sylvia King (just Sylvia to most of her patients and just “Syl” to most of the staff). Sylvia grew up right in Caledon, attending Palgrave Public School and Mayfield Secondary School. She attended the University of Toronto Faculty of Dentistry and graduated with honours in 1980. The small-town girl returned to her roots and opened her practice in Caledon East the same year. Married to Larry Goss, with their two children Kerri (with husband Justin) and Michael, as well as stepchildren David (with partner Sally) and Stacey and grandson Quintin, life in and out of the office is busy and complete.
Dr. Tina Gautam
Dr. Tina Gautam was born and raised in Oakville, Ontario. She completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Toronto and obtained her dentistry degree from the University of Western Ontario. It was there she met her husband, Dr. Harvey Kalsi, whom she married in September, 2010, before moving to Woodbridge. In 2015, they became proud parents to their first child. In addition to Tina’s dedication to her patients, she loves spending time with her large family, travelling and working out. She is also a life-long fan and participant in sports, especially tennis, basketball, soccer and volleyball.
Dr. Harvey Kalsi
Dr. Harvey Kalsi was born in Toronto and raised in Mississauga, Ontario. He completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Toronto and completed dental school at the University of Western Ontario. At Western, Harvey met his beautiful wife Tina. Harvey, who is part of our team most Tuesdays, enjoys all facets of dentistry with a special interest in root canal treatment and extractions. With humour and compassion, Harvey strives to make his patients comfortable and educated about their oral health. In his spare time Harvey enjoys exercising, playing sports, and travelling with Tina.
Ruth has been with Sylvia since 1983, immediately upon graduation from George Brown College. She became a restorative hygienist in 1989, graduating with honours from the program. Ruth is a registered member of the College of Dental Hygienists of Ontario, the Canadian Dental Hygienists Association and the Ontario Dental Hygienists Association. An ardent participant in continuing education , she is an active member of the Halton Peel Hygienists Society and the Ontario Restorative Study Club. Even with working three days per week, and being a mother in Alton to sons Andrew and Steven, Ruth still finds time for herself to enjoy Tai Chi classes as well.
Kelly became a hygienist in 1992, graduating from St. Clair College. She joined the Caledon East Dentistry team in 2004. She’s a registered member of the College of Dental Hygienists of Ontario and the Canadian Dental Hygienists Association. Kelly and husband Dave reside in Inglewood, where she is a busy mom to daughters Kate and Ella . When Kelly isn’t working three days a week, she also likes to read, garden, walk and do pilates.
Kate became a registered hygienist in 2007 after graduating from the dental hygiene program at Aplus Institute. She is a registered member of the College of Dental Hygienists of Ontario, the Canadian Dental Hygienists Association and the Ontario Dental Hygienists Association. Kate has also spent 3 years working abroad in Shanghai, China and volunteering with “Operation Smile” at the Shanghai Healing Home. She currently resides in Caledon East, with her husband Mark and two children. Kate’s hobbies include skiing and reading.
Leslie joined the Caledon East Dentistry team in April, 2015. After completing high school, Leslie knew she wanted to pursue a career in the dental field. She first graduated as a dental assistant from George Brown College. This reaffirmed her passion in the field and she continued her education and graduated as a hygienist from Canadore College. Leslie believes in providing her patients optimal care with a gentle touch. In her spare time, Leslie enjoys running out doors and spending time on Georgian Bay with her family and friends.
Debbie C. has been friends with Sylvia since Grade 9 and has been beside her at the office since 1981. Three days a week, Deb does reception and some assisting. She is a Preventative Dental Assistant who does cleanings, fluoride treatments, sealants and impressions. She also fabricates mouth guards and bleaching trays. Deb has been a Caledon resident all her life, and together with husband Stan they have raised two beautiful daughters Kayla and Carly. Deb loves yoga and to read in her “spare” time.
Jayni joined the Caledon East Dentistry family in 2001, a young single girl who had no plans for an immediate family. Now married to Brad, and residing in Tottenham with their three children, Ashton, Emily and Ally, she still finds time to help us three days per week (likely for some R and R!). Her dual roles include reception and assisting. And can she ever bake!
Wendy came to us in 2002. She hailed from South River, Ontario, but now calls Orangeville home with husband Mike and children Brock and Cidnee. A multi-tasker, Wendy functions as both receptionist and assistant four days a week. She is the on-site repair girl as well as the Occupational Health and Safety representative for the staff. When not in Caledon East, she can be found at the arena as trainer for Cidnee’s hockey team.
Debbie P. joined us as a temporary maternity leave replacement (for Jayni’s first leave) in 2002 and never left. She shares reception and assisting duties four days a week. She also organizes the office lottery pool and birthday party schedule! Deb shares her life in Loretto with husband Kevin and children Brittany and Adam. She loves to vacation and walk the Caledon trailway.
Marilyn is our office grandmother, but is a friend and mother to us all. She joined the practice in 2004 (for Jayni’s second maternity leave) and works as a very busy dental assistant three days per week. Mother to Victoria and Catherine, and grandmother to Javia, Freyja, Skyler, Aidan and Liam, we aren’t sure where she finds time to walk her dogs, read and garden as well!