At Hi-Tech Family Dentistry, in Saint John, taking care of your oral and dental health is a passion that our entire team shares. We are aware that going to the dentist can be stressful for some people, whether children or adults. For this reason, we focus on a gentle approach that ensures you the best experience possible. Meet our team and learn more about our commitment to you and your family.
I graduated in 2015 with the Medical Administration Diploma from Eastern College. In my spare time I like to spend time with my kids, listen to music or spend time with my best friend baking. What I love most about working at Hi Tech Dentistry is how friendly all the staff are. I get to come to work every day with a wonderful group of people.
Dr. Bella Panjwani has graduated from the University of Alberta's advanced placement program. She also has a specialty degree in prosthodontics from Gujarat University, India.
Along with working in general practice dentistry, she has worked at the University of British Columbia as a prosthodontics consultant clinical instructor. She has also provided prosthodontics services at the Fraser Valley Cancer Centre Oral Oncology department in Surrey, British Columbia. Bella thinks that learning and sharing her knowledge is an integral part of her profession:
"I am also passionately involved in research work. I have presented papers at various national and international dental and prosthodontics conferences. My studies have been published in various high-impact specialty journals. I order to provide excellent compassionate service to my patients. I invest my time heavily in academic continuous education."
Don was born and raised in PEI, where he attended University of Prince Edward Island completing his Bachelor of Science in 1973. He then attended Dalhousie University in 1977 for his dental certification. He is married, with two daughters and a son. In his spare time he enjoys photography, reading and sailing.
He has a gentle touch and friendly demeanor, which makes our patients feel comfortable and at home in our dental environment.
Office Manager – CDA
Tyra grew up in Winnipeg, Manitoba where she graduated in dental assisting from Red River Community College in 1994. She has worked in periodontics, orthodontics and general practitioners offices. She has two sons, and in her spare time she enjoys managing their hockey team, scrap booking and travelling.
Eric grew up in Rothesay and graduated from Rothesay High School. After graduation, he attended UNBSJ where he majored in history, and minored in philosophy. Eric is in charge of our office maintenance and sterilization. He is a great asset to our team and we are happy to have him. He works hard to ensure quality and protocols are followed for our patients’ safety.
I am originally from North Bay, Ontario and have recently moved to the wonderful city of Saint John. I graduated from Canadore College as a Registered Dental Hygienist where I received the Dr. Max Back Highest Academic Achievement Award. My greatest passions are traveling and my family. In my free time you can find me hiking or cooking/baking. I love to help others and it is my mission to help improve the oral health of all of our patients.
Hi there! My name is Sharon Hallett, I'm a Level 2 Dental Assistant with Hi Tech Family Dentistry. I've been a valued member of the team for 2 years. I have been a dental assistant for 5 years. I have a 12 year old daughter. I enjoy cooking, reading, love history and volunteering as a medical first responder with St. John Ambulance.
I assist Dr. Bella Panjwani with most procedures. I'm the person you see before Dr. Bella comes in whether it's to what procedure will be done or if you have a dental problem. I learn what the problem is and take x-rays if needed. My passion in the office is making sure our patients are comfortable and happy. I also keep an eye on our patient's facial expressions and body language to maintain the safety and wellbeing of them during all procedures. It's my pleasure to help take care of your oral health and dental needs.
We’re also excited to welcome this wonderful therapy dog to our office.
I am a new appointee in the office. My name is Floss and my portfolio is Patient Anxiety Management!
I can lighten up your dopamine pathways and the pleasure centers in your brain within a few minutes: you just have to pat me or hug me…
I am a Morkie by breed: Maltese and Yorkie mix. I am very social, people pleaser, playful and bit of an attention seeker. My pretty colleagues tell me that I am very cute, and yes, I kinda know that too!
I have a big dream: to become a therapy dog, they say I have to learn to be very quiet and gentle. I am still kinda wondering what that must be☹ Anyways, I am enrolled currently in a puppy training class and they will team me how to behave in a human herd; also, I have heard that they are gonna get me to learn the highest level of obedience and some tricks. Too much education, right? I am not afraid though.
At this point, I just like to be cuddled and chew; oh well, I still have to figure out which on is my toy/bone and which is a human hand…. b’coz I am teething, better be careful!