Dr. Chris Chekay
Graduate of Detroit Mercy Dental School. He joined Westney North Dental in September 2020.
“I am looking forward to creating meaningful and lasting relationships with my patients and to provide them with the highest quality of care. What I really love about dentistry is the opportunity to improve a patient’s oral health while contributing greatly to their overall health. Dentistry also affords me the opportunity to be a life-long learner through continuing education. I am able to learn the newest technologies and advances in the dental industry and continuously improve the level of care for my patients. Every patient and case is unique and I take great pride in attentively listening to my patients and understanding their specific needs to ensure I am providing the best quality of care I can. I strive to make sure all my patients feel comfortable and are satisfied with their dental treatments.
In my spare time you can usually find me at the cottage, working on the next project, fishing, ATV-ing or snowmobiling. I also enjoy hiking, exploring new places and travelling. While traveling I collect postcards from every destination I visit and I am hoping to add to my collection soon.”
Dr. Euna Kim
Graduated with a Doctor of Dental Surgery from New York University in 2012.
“At Westney North Dental, we are committed to providing our patients with a number of diverse treatment options and take pride in the fact that our patients feel comfortable coming into the office. It is a great feeling to see my patients happy and satisfied with the work I have performed.”
During her spare time Dr. Kim enjoys watching movies, traveling and spending time with friends and family.
Dr. Brian Chekay
Graduated from the University of Toronto in 1982.
“I love working with people and I achieve great satisfaction from helping my patients achieve and maintain healthy teeth. The media is full of stories about the ‘mouth-body’ connection and your health can be impacted if you have poor dental health. Keeping your teeth healthy is one way to help your whole body stay healthy and it’s easy. With the wide range of treatments that are now available, we can always find the right treatment option to keep a patient smiling.”
In his leisure time, Brian likes to spend time with his three children. He also likes outdoor sports activities like snowmobiling, dirt-biking, ATVing, and running circuit training.
She is an active member of the Denturist Association of Ontario as well as the College of Denturists. Michelle’s area of interest particularly lies in dental implants as well as all aspects of custom dentures. She regularly participates in training courses and seminars to update her professional profile.
In her spare time, Michelle enjoys spending time with friends, travelling and trying out new cuisine.
Sandra graduated from Durham College for Dental Assisting in 2008. She has been a part of the Westney North Dental Clinic since it opened in 2009. Starting off as an assistant and transitioning into Office Administrator. Fun fact about Sandra is that she was born in Portugal and moved to Canada with her parents when she was only 3 months old.
Sandra enjoys how every day is different when it comes to her job. Helping patients start their dental journey with the office and educating on all different types of procedures that Westney North has to offer. In her spare time, Sandra enjoys being home with her family. She loves to cook but trying new recipes is always fun!
Sandra’s bucket list would be to one day do a safari trip in Africa to see all the wildlife.
Christina graduated from Durham College in the Dental Reception program followed by obtaining her certification in Dental Assisting. She has been with the Westney North Dental team since 2011. Some fun facts about Christina are that she loves the colder seasons (fall and winter are her favourite), and she enjoys to go camping and get out on the water for some kayaking.
A part of dentistry that Christina enjoys the most is the variety of procedures that she works on throughout the day. No day is ever the same!
In her spare time, Christina enjoys spending time with her family. This includes being active in many ways while appreciating the outdoors.
Christina’s bucket list would include buying a house on a lake with her husband when she retires.
Carly has been a practicing Registered Dental Hygienist since graduating from Durham College in 2017 and has been with the Westney North Dental team since.
Many may not know but Carly can play the ukulele! The first song she learned was “Hey Jude” by the Beatles.
A part of dentistry that Carly enjoys is working closely together with patients to achieve their oral hygiene goals. She strives to ensure their comfort and put patients at ease during dental procedures. Carly prides herself on patient education while keeping current, expanding her learning, and sharing the knowledge.
In her spare time, Carly dives into documentaries, booking and baking as well as exploring the outdoors with her dog.
Carly’s bucket list would include some adrenaline pumping skydiving! She would also like to travel to Asia and Australia one day.
Kathleen has been a practicing Registered Dental Hygienist since graduating from Algonquin College in 2011. She has been with the Westney North Dental team since 2012. Along the way she has obtained several certifications and skills to offer the best care for her patients. She furthered her education in 2016 with a diploma in Advertising and Marketing. A fun fact about Kathleen is that she has always been very creative. She enjoys painting on canvas, sketching, and working on craft projects with her step-daughter.
A part of dentistry that Kathleen enjoys is creating long lasting relationships with her clients. Educating clients to help them meet their goals and celebrating positive changes along the way is one of the highlights of her career. She places a high importance on keeping current and furthering her knowledge.
In her spare time, Kathleen enjoys spending time at home with her family which includes her dog, Frankie, and cat, Dudley. She recently purchased her first home, and found that there is always a project that needs doing!
Kathleen’s bucket list includes the ambitious trek to the Mt Everest Base Camp. She enjoys travel and the outdoors with a recent fascination of the mountain adventure.
Diane graduated from Georgian College for Dental Assisting in 2012 and has been a part of the Westney North Dental Team since 2017. Some fun facts about Diane include being part of a hockey team for 15 years, and that she helped to build houses in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina.
Diane loves the variety of working as both a Dental Assistant and Receptionist. She enjoys educating patients and being a part of their dental journey.
In her spare time, Diane enjoys spending time with her family and dogs.
Diane’s bucket list would be to go Bungee Jumping one day.