Natalie brings a wealth of dental experience to City Oasis. She has worked in Toronto dental offices for nearly 10 years. She has worked with Dr. Jen at two previous offices and was very excited to join Dr. Jen and the City Oasis team a few months after the office opened. Her experience includes work as an administrator, patient and treatment coordinator, and marketing manager to name a few; Natalie is capable of pretty well everything other than operating the dental drill.
Natalie is particularly skilled at navigating and maximizing dental insurance plans to ensure the patient pays as little out of pocket as the policy allows. At City Oasis Natalie is responsible for all of the pre-determination work with insurance plans, and is highly effective at explaining the plan details to the subscriber/patient. She has a positive and bubbly personality and is always a pleasure to deal with in person or on the phone.
Ryan is the Office Manager at City Oasis Dental. He is here to help with any questions you may have about the clinic including; treatment, treatment options, insurance coverage, dental related technology and materials, staff, etc. Ryan has a strong understanding of dentistry and dental services having worked in the dental industry for the past 5 years. He worked from 2011-2016 as a Manager with DENTSPLY Canada, the largest dental manufacturer in the world. Ryan studied Business and Science at the University of Toronto and graduated in 2005.
Catarina graduated from CDI College as a Certified Intra-Oral Dental Assistant and successfully completed her National Dental Assisting Examination Board (NDAEB). Catarina is Dr. Jens primary assistant and is passionate about Dentistry. She is a caring person, an exceptional communicator, and always has the patient’s best interest at heart. She believes that following Infection Control procedures recommended by the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA), the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) are crucial components to follow at City Oasis Dental. Catarina always ensures her patients fully understand their treatment and receive the best possible health and dental care at City Oasis.
At City Oasis Dental Catarina is responsible for administrative and clinical roles. She is meticulously organized, caring, respectful, skillful, and an astute listener. Catarina's most valuable characteristic is her ability to make a nervous patient feel at ease. Outside the Dental World, she enjoys outdoor activities, learning about health and nutrition, and traveling.
Catarina is fluent in both English and Portuguese.
One of our most recent additions to the City Oasis Dental Team is Adrienne Porskamp. This bright star has 7 years experience at various dental offices across the GTA.
She grew up in a small town in Nova Scotia and received a Bachelor of Science from Mt. Allison University in 2006. After years of travelling to Toronto as a tourist, Adrienne decided that she wanted to call this city home. Furthering her education was always the plan and in 2009 she decided to enroll in George Brown’s Dental Hygiene program. In 2011 she graduated and moved immediately into the field.
Adrienne is passionate about dental hygiene and enjoys educating her patients on the latest techniques and products to improve their oral health. She takes pride in her ability to put patients at ease and is able to perform a thorough cleaning with a gentle touch.
Nothing makes her happier than seeing her patients achieve their oral hygiene goals and become excited about going to the dentist.
We are thrilled to have her on board with our City Oasis Dental family!
We are happy to announce the addition of Cathy Acheson to our growing team at City Oasis Dental.
Cathy is a RN who graduated from Ryerson University and holds current registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario and the Registered Nurses Association of Ontario. She is a current holder of Advanced Certification Life Support, (ACLS)-provider certification.
After graduation she began her career as a dental nurse in an endodontics practice in Toronto and from there moved on to a busy oral maxillofacial surgery clinic where she worked for 25+ years as a surgical and recovery room nurse. The clinic was known for pain free wisdom tooth extractions with various forms of sedation.
Cathy advanced her career leaving Dentistry and going on to work at a well-established Cosmetic Surgery Clinic, primarily focusing her expertise on Cosmetic Laser procedures. She posses’ certifications with over 15 various types of medical lasers including; Diode, CO2, Erbium, Thulium, Fraxel, Alex, Thermage, and many more. Cathy has treated 100’s of patients, 1000’s of treatments on conditions such as: Acne Scars, Facial Veins, Hair Removal, Pigmentation, Rosacea, Sun and Age Spots, Tattoo and Wrinkle Removal.
Over the past 14 years she has also gained great experience injecting Botox for both cosmetic use (lip lines, frown, crowsfeet , gummy smile lines, oral commissures) as well as therapeutic use which includes TMD, Migraine, Hyperhidrosis.
Alyssa was born in Newfoundland and Labrador and completed the Dental Hygiene program at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 2011. In 2015 she made Toronto her home and enjoys the energy of the busy city and exploring all that it has to offer.
Alyssa’s patient and gentle nature ensures that clients will have a comfortable and relaxing dental experience. She believes in individualized oral hygiene instruction and clinical care as everybody’s needs vary. She is passionate about Dental Hygiene because it is a growing field where there are always new things to learn and in turn educate. She believes in the importance of oral hygiene education as oral health promotes overall health and well-being.
She has positive attitude and outgoing personality and is very excited to be a part of the City Oasis Dental team!