Tao's Dentistry is a family dental clinic serving Kitchener, Waterloo, Cambridge and the surrounding area. Our highly-trained dental and client service professionals are committed to ensuring that your visit to our practice is a positive one. Here's a closer look at our experienced and knowledgeable team.
Dr. Tao is dedicated to providing the best possible care to all of her patients. Her skills are especially appreciated by children (and their anxious parents), anyone who has ever felt nervous about going to the dentist, and patients whose previous experiences have kept them from seeking dental treatment. Dr. Tao's gentle touch, in-depth medical training, and keen observations allow her to treat potentially painful dental issues precisely, quickly and comfortably - and all without heavy sedation drugs. Plus, Dr. Tao sees more than a set of teeth - she sees the person sitting in her dental chair. Dr. Tao takes the time to listen to client concerns, explain procedures, and patiently review options. She is also fluent in Mandarin - a great plus for Kitchener-Waterloo's Chinese residents!
Dr. Tao earned her DDS (Doctor of Dental Surgery) at the University of Western Ontario in 2000 and has been practicing dentistry for over fifteen years. She opened Tao's Dentistry in Kitchener in 2007 and has been improving the smiles of patients ever since.
Monique was born in Paramaribo, Suriname and moved to Canada at the age of thirteen. She has worked in the dental field for almost 12 years,and recently joined Tao’s Dentistry. Monique is exceptional at what she does because of her positive attitude and enthusiasms for the dentistry we provide. She strives for excellence in customer service and office skills. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with family and friends. Her interests include outdoor activities, going to the movies, travelling and reading a good book.
Joy graduated from Wilfrid Laurier University in 2014, where she majored in Mathematics and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree. She joined Tao’s Dentistry in September 2016 and is very excited to be part of the team. She is passionate about providing excellent customer service and is able to communicate with clients in both English and Mandarin. She is a dog lover, but she is too lazy to walk it in the cold so she got a cat instead. She loves hanging out with friends, travelling, shopping, and playing ping pong.
Registered Dental Assistant
Valentina graduated from Medix here in Kitchener and was thrilled to Join Dr. Taos' team after doing her co-op there in 2014. Stratford is her original stomping ground and in her previous life she graduated from the Stratford Chefs School. Her favourite part of being a Dental Assistant is taking x-rays. Every mouth is just as unique as the indidvidual. Valentina strives to make the experience as comfortable as possible, especially for patients that may be a little nervous in the chair. She also loves making awesome bib art for the kids and rerwording pop songs for the dental office including 'All About The Floss'. In her spare time V loves biking around town on her Urbanista, listening to records, shopping at the farmers market, cooking, thrift shopping, making frequent trips to Stratford and Toronto to visit friends and family (and to eat!!), and obssesively re-organizing her house so that her partner can never find a thing.
Registered Dental Hygienist
Paula has been in dentistry since 2002. Her love of dentistry has allowed her to be proficient in several different positions from receptionist, dental assistant, and now dental hygienist. Paula graduated from Cambrian College in Sudbury Ontario in 2008 with a diploma in Dental Hygiene. She is extremely passionate about dental hygiene; she loves the caring and educational aspects of her profession. Paula has a passion for learning, she takes continuing education very seriously expanding her knowledge in her field every chance she can. Her gentle techniques, calming personality, and attention to detail ensure each experience is a pleasant one.
Registered Dental Hygienist
A Guelph resident, Pearl brings with her over 20 years of dental experience. Before graduating in 2006 from the Canadian Institute for Dental Hygiene in Hamilton, Pearl was a Certified Dental Assistant Level II for 15 years. She has cared for patients at both general and periodontal dental practices. Pearl has a board range of dental knowledge which she shares through comprehensive oral hygiene instructions tailored for each of her clients. Our patients look forward to Pearl's upbeat, friendly and compassionate personality.
Registered Dental Hygienist
Michelle is a Registered Dental Hygienist and has been at Tao’s Dentistry since October 2014. She startedher professional career in 2014 when she graduated from Fanshawe College with an Advanced Dental Hygiene Diploma. She knew she wanted to be a dental hygienist when she was very, very young and loved going to the dentist (always treating it like Christmas). Michelle spends time with each client at every appointment dedicating time to provide oral hygiene instruction or specific oral self care tips to improve the client’s oral health. Her education and work experience have given her confidence in her clinical abilities. When she is not working, she continues her education by reading evidence informed articles and taking courses in her field of study to remain up to date with recommendations, terminologyand technology. In her spare time, she enjoys biking and scrapbooking. Michelle also loves volunteering and giving back to the community.