The staff at Riverside Heights Dental Centre is composed of over ten full and part time receptionists, dental hygienists and certified dental assistants. They are a professional, skilled and friendly team that work very well together and have been for years. You will notice something special about the staff at Riverside Heights Dental as soon as you walk in the door. Some members of the team have been working together at this practice for over 20 years!
The reason why many of the staff members have stayed so long at our dental office is that the people they work with feel more like family than coworkers. They quickly develop an excellent rapport with patients of all ages and backgrounds and understand how to make each person feel comfortable and relaxed.
If you are looking for a family dentist in the Fraser Heights or Guildford area of Surrey, BC, Contact Riverside Heights Dental Centre to see how we can meet your dental needs.
Joni Frederickson – Office Manager
Joni brings over 25 years of qualified experience in dental assisting and administration to the Riverside Heights Dental Centre team. Her professional manner, attention to detail, and commitment to ensuring our patients and their families receive the best dental care in a comfortable and friendly environment, are appreciated by the entire Riverside Heights team.
Away from the office, Joni enjoys running, travelling, and spending quality time with family, friends, and her dog Diesel. Please direct any questions or issues her way, and she will be happy to assist you.
Nicole – Administration
Nicole’s is one of the first smiles that will greet you when you arrive at Riverside Heights Dental. Nicole has over 20 years of experience in dental administration. Nicole has had the amazing opportunity to watch kids grow up and bring in their children to Riverside Heights.
Nicole enjoys camping, reading, music and spending time with her family and friends. We also can’t forget her two dogs, Harlow and Quinn!
Lacey – Administration
Lacey joined our office in 2010 and takes care of the day to day business at the front desk.
Outside of work Lacey enjoys working out, spending time with family and friends, cooking and travelling when she can.
Christine – Administration
Christine joined our clinic in early 2017. You will appreciate Christine’s gentle demeanor and her thorough and efficient manner at the front desk. In Christine’s spare time she enjoys making wooden signs. Very talented!
Certified Dental Assistants:
Amy – Senior Dental Assistant/Certified Orthodontic Assistant
Amy is a graduate of Douglas College Certified Dental Assisting Program in 2008. In 2009 she completed the orthodontic module through UBC. She has been practicing with Riverside Heights Dental Centre since 2008.
Outside of work she enjoys time with her friends, going to the gym, running and spending time with her husband and dog.
Alison – Certified Orthodontic Assistant
Alison has been working for Dr. Marasa since September 1999. Alison graduated from UCFV Certified Dental Assistant Program in June, 1999. She has also completed her Orthodontic module from UBC. Outside of work Alison enjoys camping with her husband and children, baking, cooking, and reading as much, and as often, as she can.
Paula - Certified Dental Assistant
Paula graduated from the Dental Assisting program at Okanagan College in 1989, she started at our office in 1994.
Paula is married and has three children; two girls and a boy, that keeps her busy most of the time. In her spare time she enjoys walks, swimming, TV and spending time with the family.
Malyssa - Certified Dental Assistant
Malyssa graduated from Douglas college dental assisting program in 2014 and has worked with us since 2016. Outside of work she enjoys working out and reading.
Natalie – Registered Dental Hygienist
Natalie graduated from the Dental Hygiene Degree Program at UBC in 2016 with a degree in dental sciences. She has a passion for helping others and aims to provide the best possible care for her patients, one tooth at a time. Outside of work Natalie enjoys going on hikes, baking and spending time with family and friends.
Nicole – Registered Dental Hygienist
I grew up in Kelowna and came to Vancouver to pursue dental hygiene. I recently graduated from the Vancouver College Of Dental Hygiene in 2019 with a Dental Hygiene diploma. I am passionate about my career in dental hygiene and love getting to know my patients while educating them on how to improve their oral health. Outside of work I enjoy hiking, road trips, and hanging out with friends.