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Meet Team Bown

Suzanne Caines

RDA Dental Assistant

Patient Care Coordinator

Suzanne Caines, originally from Saint John, graduated from Holland College Dental Assisting School in 1990. Her chosen career as a dental assistant has been her passion, as she assists Dr Bown create beautiful smiles. Suzanne is currently Dr. Bown’s Patient Care Coordinator. In that role, she helps guide patients through complex treatment plans, including scheduling, financial arrangements, and manages all concerns throughout the course of treatment. Throughout her career, she has participated in many continuing education courses with enthusiasm, culminating in the successful completion of 7 Core Levels at The Las Vegas Institute of Advanced Esthetics. Suzanne likes to spend free time with family and friends, and watching her favorite football team, the New England Patriots, during Sunday football.

Stefan Pelletier

RDH Self-Initiated Dental Hygienist

As a BSS graduate from UNB, Stefan attained a diploma in Dental Hygiene at Dalhousie University in 1998, with a focus in periodontics. Stefan has been practising as a dental hygienist since graduation and has had the privilege of working with Dr. Bown for nearly all of those years. His passion and excellence in Dentistry comes from his ability to educate patients in attaining good oral health as a part of overall health and diminishing dental anxiety. Stefan and his wife Vicki have been married for 20 years; they have five beautiful children. When Stefan is not working, he enjoys coaching his kids in different sports, and staying fit. Stefan always has a positive attitude, believing that anything is attainable in life.

JessICa Johnson

RDH Self-Initiated Dental Hygienist

Jessica completed her education as a Dental Hygienist at the Canadian National Institute of Health in Ottawa. She has been working as a hygienist for the past five years. She loves helping patients maintain healthy smiles, as she provides valuable education about the importance of good hygiene. Jessica enjoys working with team Bown as she because Dr. Bown is a great leader while keeping the team educated and motivated to provide the best patient experience possible. In her free time, she enjoys cozy nights at home with her daughter and husband, as they await summer evenings cruising the river.

Patricia Garnett

RDA Dental Assistant

Patricia Garnett, a native of Perth-Andover, graduated from the Dental Academy of New Brunswick in 1997. She has practised for two decades as a specially trained Dental Assistant in various fields of dentistry, including orthodontics, periodontics, implants and oral surgery. Patricia, married with two children, spends much of her free time with her three dogs, two of which are pugs! Patricia, who loves to garden and has quite the green thumb, is responsible for most of our greenery around the office! She also loves cooking in her free time, Her many dishes, quite often shared at the office, feature herbs and vegetables from her garden at her home in Barnesville.

Caitlin McKiel

RDA Administrative Assistant

Caitlin grew up in a small community near St. Martins, New Brunswick with her parents and two older sisters. After graduating from Dental Assistant school in Saint John in 2005, she worked chair side until 2014, at which time she made a career change, becoming an Administrative Assistant. Her favorite part of Dentistry is witnessing the transformation of someone’s smile. Being there as they exit the building with a huge grin, or even tears of joy, reminds her why she chose a profession in the world of dentistry. She enjoys traveling and cruising through the Caribbean with her husband

Ashley Clarke

RDA Dental Assistant

Ashley, native of Saint John, graduated from the Dental Assistant College of Saint John in 2011 with an honors standing. She practised at a general dentistry office in Saint John for 3 years, before pursuing a career in pediatrics in Edmonton, AB, for the next 3 years. Ashley attained an Early Childhood Education diploma from NBCC in 2008. She is passionate about ensuring a positive experience and fun memory for the children in her dental chair. In her free time, Ashley enjoys training at the gym, spending time with loved ones, and being creative: painting, coloring or finding a new Pinterest project/ meal!

Tonia Kirkpatrick

RDA Dental Assistant

Tonia Kirkpatrick, a native of Saint John, graduated from DA college of Saint John in 2002. Upon graduation, she moved to Calgary where she worked for three years and received her orthodontics module. After marrying her husband, they moved back to Saint John to start their family. Since then, Tonia has worked in various fields of dentistry, including orthodontics, general dentistry and oral surgery. Tonia loves to spend her free time with her family and friends. Often you can find her camping or out biking on the trails.

Alishia Hansen-Collette

RDA Administrative Assistant

Alishia, from Saint John, spent over a decade working in various customer service jobs, but something was always missing. She realized she wanted to be able to make a difference in someone’s health and well-being. Alishia has always loved visiting the dentist but realized that others often associated it with fear and anxiety, so her decision to become a level II Dental Assistant and now, administrative assistant, was a natural one. In 2017, she graduated from Oulton College and has never looked back. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her young family, painting, and exploring nature.

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