Meet the team

Lorna Simic, Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH)

Lorna has been with Longworth Dental since 04/02/2024.

With over two decades of experience in the dental field, Lorna Simic brings a wealth of knowledge and a gentle touch to our practice. As a Registered Dental Hygienist, Lorna is dedicated to providing exceptional patient care and ensuring every visit is a positive experience. She takes pride in educating patients on the importance of oral health and developing personalized care plans to meet each individual's needs. Lorna's warm and welcoming demeanor helps patients feel at ease, making dental visits stress-free and comfortable.

Jennifer McNeill, Dental Receptionist (CDA)

Jennifer has been with Longworth Dental since 11/23/2023.

Jennifer McNeill brings over two decades of dental field experience to her role as a Dental Receptionist. With a background as a Certified Dental Assistant, Jennifer combines her clinical knowledge with exceptional administrative skills to enhance patient care and office efficiency. Her expertise allows her to effectively coordinate appointments, manage patient records, and provide insightful answers to patient questions. Jennifer’s friendly and professional demeanour ensures a welcoming environment, making patients feel comfortable and valued from the moment they arrive.

Amanda Switzer, Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH)

Amanda has been with Longworth Dental since 07/25/2023.

Amanda Switzer is a dedicated Registered Dental Hygienist with half a decade of experience in the dental field. Her commitment to patient care and oral health shines through in every interaction. Amanda's focus on preventive care and patient education helps ensure that each patient receives personalized attention and the best possible outcomes for their oral health. With her gentle approach and attention to detail, Amanda strives to make every dental visit a comfortable and positive experience.

Haley Fernandes, Certified Dental Assistant (CDA)

Haley has been with Longworth Dental since 07/10/2023.

Haley Fernandes is our enthusiastic and compassionate Certified Dental Assistant, bringing fresh knowledge and a keen dedication to patient care as a new graduate. Her excellent bedside manner ensures that patients feel comfortable and supported during their visits. Haley’s commitment to providing high-quality dental care is evident in her attentive and empathetic approach, making her a wonderful addition to our team. She is passionate about helping patients achieve optimal oral health and is always ready to assist with a friendly and professional demeanour.

Jeremy Wright, Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH)

Jeremy has been with Longworth Dental since 04/11/2023.

Jeremy Wright is one of our skilled and experienced Registered Dental Hygienists, bringing over two decades of expertise in dental hygiene to our practice. His extensive experience allows him to provide comprehensive and personalized care to each patient, ensuring optimal oral health and a comfortable dental experience. Jeremy is dedicated to educating patients on the importance of maintaining good oral hygiene and developing customized care plans to meet their unique needs. His commitment to excellence and patient-centred approach make him a valued member of our dental team, always striving to make every visit as pleasant and thorough as possible.

Laura Pflanzer, Dental Receptionist (CDA)

Laura has been with Longworth Dental since 06/24/2021.

With two decades of experience in the dental field, Laura Pflanzer serves as one of our knowledgeable and welcoming Dental Receptionists. Before transitioning to reception, Laura worked as a Certified Dental Assistant, giving her a well-rounded understanding of dental care and patient needs. Her extensive background enables her to efficiently manage appointments, handle patient inquiries, and ensure a smooth and pleasant experience from the moment patients walk through our doors. Laura’s dedication to providing exceptional service and her friendly demeanour make her an integral part of our practice, ensuring that every patient feels valued and well-cared for.

Bella Morrison, Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH)

Bella has been with Longworth Dental since 07/05/2021.

Bella Morrison is a dedicated Registered Dental Hygienist committed to providing top-notch dental care. With a focus on preventive care and patient education, Bella ensures that each patient receives personalized attention and guidance for maintaining optimal oral health. Her gentle and compassionate approach helps patients feel at ease during their visits, making dental care a comfortable and positive experience. Bella’s dedication to continuous learning and staying updated with the latest advancements in dental hygiene reflects her commitment to excellence in patient care.

Dr. Zuhair Waheed, Associate Dentist (DDS)

Dr. Z has been with Longworth Dental since 2021.

Dr. Zuhair Waheed brings a unique and diverse background to our practice as an Associate Dentist. Graduating as a dentist twice, first in Pakistan in 2010 and again in Canada in 2021, Dr. Waheed has a wealth of international experience and knowledge. His extensive work as a dentist and dental technologist has honed his skills in digital dentistry and enhanced his collaboration with our dental laboratory. Dr. Waheed's multifaceted expertise allows him to provide cutting-edge dental care, ensuring precise and efficient treatment for his patients. His dedication to continuous learning and adapting to new technologies underscores his commitment to delivering exceptional patient care.

Emily Bovaird, General manager (CDA)

Emily has been with Longworth Dental since 05/11/2015.

Emily Bovaird brings two decades of diverse experience in the dental field to her role as our General Manager. With a background as a Certified Dental Assistant, Dental Receptionist, and Treatment Coordinator, Emily has a comprehensive understanding of all aspects of dental practice operations. Her extensive knowledge and leadership skills ensure that our practice runs smoothly and efficiently. Emily is also an active member of the dental community, serving on Durham College's Dental Program Advisory Committee, where she contributes to shaping the future of dental education. Her commitment to excellence and patient care is evident in her dedication to providing the highest quality service and support to both our patients and our team.

Amanda Germaine, Dental Laboratory Technician, Dental Assistant (CDA)

Amanda has been with Longworth Dental since 08/23/2011.

Amanda Germaine is our Certified Dental Assistant and the Dental Laboratory Lead, bringing a blend of expertise and innovation to our team. With a focus on cutting-edge dental technology, Amanda oversees our high-tech dental lab, ensuring that all prosthetics and dental appliances are crafted with precision and care. Having an advanced dental lab on-site allows Amanda to collaborate closely with our dentists, providing quick turnaround times and custom solutions tailored to each patient's needs. This integration of technology directly enhances patient care, ensuring optimal results and improving overall patient satisfaction. Amanda's dedication to excellence and her passion for delivering top-notch care make a significant difference in the patient experience.

Dr. Sharon Barr, Principal Dentist, Founder (DMD)

Dr. Sharon has been with Longworth Dental since 08/01/2011.

Dr. Sharon Barr is a dedicated and passionate dentist, constantly exploring the world around her to gain more knowledge and improve her skills. Whether she is in her garden, placing a crown, or being a devoted mother, Dr. Barr’s curiosity and commitment to excellence shine through. As our Principal Dentist, she is deeply committed to her patients, prioritizing their well-being and ensuring they feel seen and heard. Dr. Barr's patient-centered approach and her drive for continuous learning make her a trusted and compassionate provider. Her unwavering dedication to delivering exceptional dental care is reflected in every aspect of her work, ensuring patients receive the highest quality treatment and a positive dental experience.

Jeremy Barr, IT, Founder (MSc Comp. Sci.)

Jeremy has been with Longworth Dental since 08/01/2011.

Jeremy takes care of everything related to tech at Longworth Dental. He loves to take things apart to see how they work, and then put them back together again. Jeremy frequently falls into the role of project manager, making sure that everything is coordinated and working smoothly. For example, he was strongly involved in building both Longworth Dental offices, as well as the website you are using right now. In his spare time, he likes to coach youth soccer, work out at home, and immerse himself in tech courses and conventions. He is currently finishing a thesis-based Master's degree on machine learning classification, in the Applied Modelling and Quantitative Methods program at Trent University.