In our more than 30 years of service to Stirling and the surrounding areas, Stirling Dental Centre has become a dental practice known for excellence. Our reputation didn’t come about by chance; it took many years of education, applied knowledge and of course — having the right people at our practice.
As a family dental practice, you will be greeted with a warm welcome whenever you visit Stirling Dental Centre. Our administrative staff will then ask you to complete some fairly typical “getting to know you” forms. These forms are invaluable to our practice as they allow us to learn about your medical history, as well as contact information and any dental insurance you may carry.
Read on to learn more about our Stirling dentists and staff.
Dr. Smith is a graduate of the Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto. He is a member of the Bay of Quinte Dental Society, a past president of the Ontario Dental Association, a past member of the Board of Governors of the Canadian Dental Association, a past president of the Dentistry Canada Fund and several local community groups. For his years of service in the ODA, he has been awarded the prestigious Barnabus Day Award. He has also earned a service award from the Canadian Dental Association (CDA).
Dr. Smith lives in Belleville. When he is not in the office, Dr. Smith enjoys many outdoor activities with is family, with water skiing, sailing, skiing, biking and climbing being among his favourites.
Dr. Lauren Allen received her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Toronto after completing her B. Sc. at the University of Western Ontario. In addition, she has completed the General Practice Residency program at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto. There, she received additional training in oral pathology, oral surgery, and in the treatment of special needs and medically compromised patients.
Dr. Allen is thrilled to be working with the amazing team at Stirling Dental Centre. She places a strong emphasis on being an honest, gentle, caring dentist and looks forward to providing comprehensive dental care to you and your family.
Dr. Erwin is a graduate of the Faculty of Dentistry, University of Western Ontario. He is a member of the Bay of Quinte Dental Society, the Ontario and Canadian Dental Association and has been involved in private practice for the past 30 years. Dr. Erwin has lived in the Stirling area for the past seven years and his family has a strong local presence here.
When not at the office, he enjoys golfing, modelling aircrafts, woodworking and serving as a member of the Stirling Curling Club.
Dr. “John” graduated from the University of Toronto in 1970. He opened his dental practice in Lakefield and practised there for 36 years. Since selling his practice and unofficially retiring, John has worked as a locum dentist.
He enjoys all aspects of dentistry, but especially interacting with his patients.
Outside of dentistry, he leads a very busy life. He enjoys travel, staying fit, golf and loves to read. He is married to Melanie and they are the proud parents of Dr. Lauren Allen, also a dentist, and Joel who is a consultant in a large firm in Toronto.
Office Manager, Reception
I am the office manager at Stirling Dental Centre, with over 20 years of experience in the dental field. It’s been a privilege to work with Dr. Smith and the staff. I can honestly say our patients are family. Outside of work, my husband, Ed, and I enjoy photography, travelling the world, gardening and spending time at the cottage in Muskoka.
Certified Dental Assistant II, Receptionist
I am the hygiene coordinator and bring 16 years of experience to the Stirling Dental Centre, working as a Certified Dental Assistant II, a receptionist and office manager. I am a small town girl, raised in Stirling-Rawdon. After a number of years away, I am happy to be back in the area. I am very passionate about all aspects of dentistry. Every day there is something new and interesting to learn. Outside of my professional activities I enjoy camping, swimming, baseball, travelling and spending time with family and friends.
Twenty-five years ago, I chose dental hygiene as my career path, a decision I am so thankful I made. I am passionate about my chosen profession and that is how I start each day. For the past 20 years, I have enjoyed working in the Stirling Office. My husband, Clint, and I have two children. Outside of work, I enjoy camping, kayaking and exercising.
I have been a resident of the Stirling Community for over 25 years and a hygienist at Stirling Dental Centre for the past 12 years. I am passionate and excited about dental hygiene. I enjoy helping our patients maintain a healthy smile. My husband, Shawn, and I have two children. I enjoy travelling, cycling, hiking, reading, volunteering and tractor pulling in my spare time.
Dental Hygienist and Assistant
I was born and raised in Belleville. I love interacting with people and have always been passionate about the dental field. I attended dental assisting and hygiene school in Toronto and have been practising dental hygiene for nine years, working at the Stirling Dental Centre. I enjoy helping our patients improve their oral health by educating them on how to care for their teeth and gums effectively. My husband, Nathan, and I have a 10-month-old son, Trent. In my spare time, I enjoy running after my son, hiking and reading.
Certified Dental Assistant II
Since graduating as a Certified Dental Assistant II six years ago, I have been employed with Dr. Smith at Stirling Dental Centre. I am married with two wonderful children. Each year I look forward to our family vacations down south and spending summers at our trailer.
I have been a dental assistant for 13 years, eight of those years at the Stirling Dental Centre. I am from Madoc and absolutely love small towns. I married my high school sweetheart Ryan and together we have two children. My passion is within the health and wellness industry that extends to my work at Stirling Dental Centre. A few of my favourite things to do are fishing and travelling the world.