Dr. Don Farquhar received a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Toronto and graduated from the University Of Western Ontario Faculty of Dentistry in 1979.
After practicing in northern Ontario in Marathon for eight years he and his wife Bonnie settled in Midland, where they have raised their three daughters.
Dr. Farquhar is keen on maintaining his knowledge and skills and attends numerous educational courses, study clubs and conferences every year. He particularly enjoys providing care for his patients and working with them to maintain their oral health.
When he's not being a dentist you can find Dr. Don running, biking, swimming, hiking or snowshoeing in the Midland area. He also enjoys music, playing fiddle, guitar and mandolin.
Dr. Farquhar belongs to:
- The Ontario Dental Association
- The Canadian Dental Association
- The American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine
- The American Academy of Craniofacial Pain
- The International Association for Orthodontics
- The Toronto Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
- The Toronto Cerec Study Club
Dr. Fernandes - Dentist
Dr. Fernandes graduated from the University of Toronto with a degree in Mathematics and Physics. He then obtained a degree in dentistry, also from the University of Toronto. He started his career working at the Hospital in Moose Factory and helping the communities of the Western Coast of James Bay. From there he moved to Barrie and maintains a private practice in both Barrie and Midland.
He enjoys continuing education and has focused on orthodontics and implant dentistry. He has obtained a Master of Implant dentistry for ULLA and GIDE.
Outside of dentistry, Dr Fernandes enjoys spending time at the cottage. Spending time with his family, woodworking and running.
Dr. Phong - Dentist
Dr. Hon Phong studied at the University of Toronto and obtained a Bachelor of Science in Human Physiology. He moved forward to obtain his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree at the University of Saskatchewan, graduating with distinction. Dr. Phong is pleased and feels greatly rewarded by his role in helping patients improve their oral health and wellness. He particularly enjoys working with children and helping to develop and encourage life long habits of good oral hygiene.
In his time away from work, Dr. Phong loves photography, sightseeing and keeping busy at home with his adorable and funny daughter.
Pauline - Office Manager
Pauline began her career in dentistry in 1991 and worked in another dental office for 5 years before joining the team at the Huronia Dental Centre in 1996. For most of her career at the Huronia Dental Centre she has been the dedicated Office Manager, she is committed to the practice and its growth and development. She enjoys participating in continuing her education and has done so throughout her entire career. She is proud to be a member of the amazing dental team that we have in our Huronia Dental Centre family.
When Pauline is not working she is with her family. She is happily married with two wonderful boys and a dog. She enjoys all outdoor activities, particularly, swimming, boating, hiking, snowshoeing, downhill skiing and travelling. In her quiet time, depending on the season, she is reading a good book in a hammock or by the fire!!
Jenny - Certified Dental Assistant
Jenny is a Certified Level II Preventive Dental Assistant. She Graduated from the Dental Assisting program and Cambrian College in 1999, and began working at the Huronia Dental Centre immediately after.
She Lives in Lafontaine with her husband Shawn, Stepson Tyler (14), two sons Brady and Nolan and her American Bulldog, Maggie. She enjoys spending her spare time with her family, sewing, scrap booking, attending concerts, and travelling.
Natalie - Certified Dental Assistant
Natalie CDA II
Natalie studied for two years at Georgian College for Medical Reception and graduated in 2009 then did a 2 week placement helping the receptionists at the Huronia Dental Centre. She went back to school at Everest College for the Dental Assistant level II program. She began working full time with the Huronia DentalCentre immediately after graduating in 2010.
Natalie lives in Penetanguishene with her husband James and step daughter Hayden. She is very family oriented and enjoys spending her time outdoors camping, hunting, fishing, playing hockey and baseball.
Stephanie - Certified Dental Assistant
Stephanie is a 2009 graduate of the Georgian College Certified Dental Assisting II program. She assists both Dr. Phong and Dr. Fernandes.
Stephanie prides herself in staying current by attending continuing education courses.
Outside of the office Stephanie enjoys the outdoors, farming,, travelling, country music and spending time with family and friends.
Jennifer - Certified Dental Assistant
Jennifer graduated from Georgian Collage as a Level 2 Dental Assistant. She has been part of the Huronia Dental Centre family since 1999. She really enjoys her career and finds it to be a very rewarding profession.
Jennifer was born and raised in Penetanguishene and now her and her husband are raising their 3 children in their hometown. Despite being very busy with the lives of 3 children, Jennifer enjoys running, biking, skiing and scrapbooking.
Cathy - Certified Dental Assistant
Cathy is a graduate of Collège Boréal, Dental Assisting, class of 1999.
Cathy takes continuing education courses, she values learning and staying current in all aspects of dentistry.
With her spare time Cathy enjoys the beauty of Georgian Bay either by boating, paddle boarding, fishing or just enjoying the beach.
Christine - Dental Treatment Co-ordinator
Christine has been a Certified Dental Assistant since 1983 and has been employed with the Huronia Dental Centre since 2003.
She has been working as a Treatment Co-ordinator with Dr. Phong for the past 4 years. Christine is a member of the Dental Assistant Association and has also stood as President of the North Simcoe Dental Assistants Association. Christine values and participates in as much continuing education as possible each year.
Christine has been married for 29 years and has 3 teenagers. Christine enjoys her 2 dogs and 2 cats.
When she isn’t at the office she enjoys cooking, walking, ice fishing, swimming and going north to the family camp.
Jill - Dental Treatment Co-ordinator
Jill is a Certified Dental assistant who has worked in the dental field since 1989. She has been employed in the Huronia Dental Centre since 1991. Jill was Dr. Farquhar’s Dental Assistant for 10 years and now is a Treatment Co-ordinator in the office for the past 12 years. assist our team to educate patients on different treatment options available and has the experience and knowledge to be able to answer dental related questions to help her patients fully understand their treatment.
Jill has two boys and enjoys boating on Georgian Bay, skiing and travelling to warm destinations.
Emily - Registered Dental Hygienist
Emily graduated from the Dental Hygiene program at Georgian College in 2009, after completing Dental Assisting and working as a dental Assistant for 2 years. Emily has worked in the Huronia Dental Centre since 20011.
Emily is currently a member of the Canadian Dental Hygienists Association and the Ontario Dental Hygiene Association.
She enjoys attending continuing education courses to further her knowledge and stay current on new techniques and materials.
Emily spends her time away from work involved in multiple sports such as, ball hockey, dodge ball and baseball and with friends and family
Jennifer W - Registered Dental Hygienist
Jennifer is a self initiating Registered Dental Hygienist who graduated from Cambrian College in Sudbury in 1993. Prior to this she received an Honours Bachelor of Science from the University of Guelph. After spending a year in Waterloo working in an orthodontic practice she returned to the Midland area where she was born and raised. She began working at the Huronia Dental Centre in 1995. She also works in education part-time at Georgian College in Barrie. She belongs to the Canadian Dental Hygienists Association, Ontario Dental Hygienists Association and the Simcoe County Dental Hygiene Society and attends regular continuing education seminars, meetings and courses.
In her spare time she enjoys, skiing, exercise and traveling with her family.
Mallory - Registered Dental Hygienist
Mallory is a Registered Dental Hygienist. She began her career in the dental field as a Cerified Dental Assistant before returning to Georgian College where she graduated with honours from the dental hygiene program in 2009.
She is a member of the College of Dental Hygienists of Ontario, Ontario Dental Hygienists Association and the Canadian Dental hygienists Association. She continues to expand her skills by learning and implementing new techniques to provide the best care to her clients.
She lives in the Midland area with her husband and they are thrilled to be welcoming their first child. Mallory loves spending time with her friends and family as well as biking and snowshoeing.
Sonia - Registered Dental Hygienist
Sonia Miller graduated in 2000 from the Dental Hygiene program at College Boreal in Sudbury. She maintains yearly certifications with The College of Dental Hygiene, The Ontario Dental Hygiene Associated, the Simcoe County Hygiene Association and first aid and CPR. Every year she also attends many continuing education courses.
In her spare time she enjoys spend time with her family, skiing, golfing and boating on Georgian Bay! She has been with the Huronia Dental Centre family team since 2006!!
Krystal - Registered Dental Hygienist
Krystal is a Registered Dental Hygienist. She began her dental hygiene education at Cambrian College in Sudbury, and then transferred to Georgian College in Barrie where she completed the dental hygiene program and graduated with honours in 2013.
She is currently a member of the College of Dental Hygienists of Ontario, the Canadian Dental Hygienists association, and the Simcoe County Dental Hygiene Society. She attends regular continuing education courses and seminars to further her knowledge and remain currents in dental hygiene topics in order to provide the best patient care.
Krystal was born and raised in Penetanguishene with her three siblings and continues to live there today. In her spare time she enjoys outdoor activities, reading, listening to country music and enjoys most of all spending time with family and friends.
Brittany - Registered Dental Hygienist
Brittany graduated from Georgian College's Dental Hygiene program in late 2012 and has been working as a dental hygienist since 2013. She has been with Huronia Dental Centre since 2014.
She continues to stay current with first aid and CPR. She maintains a yearly membership to The College of Dental Hygiene and the Ontario Dental Hygienists Association.
Growing up in the Maritimes and now living in Wasaga Beach, Brittany has a love for the water. Outside of work you can find her at the beach, on a day trip or spending time with her friends, family and cat! She is enjoying getting to know Midland and surrounding areas.
Tracey - Patient Co-ordinator
Tracey has been in the field of dentistry for 23 years. She graduated from Career Canada College in 1988. She then continued her education to Georgian College in Orillia to become a certified dental assistant.
Originally from the area, she moved to Toronto, where she worked as a Dental Assistant for 8 years.
Missing home, Tracey decided it was time to move back to the Georgian Bay area where Dr. Don gave her the opportunity to continue on in her chosen career. She has been with the office ever since!!
Tracey is married to husband Alan and has one young daughter Anne. She still resides in the Georgian Bay area where she can enjoy boating and snowmobiling in her off time.
Cindy - Patient Co-ordinator
Born and raised in the Midland area and a huge lover of Georgian Bay. Cindy began her career at the Huronia Dental Centre in 2005 and she looks forward to going to work every day to care for our patients and loves working with a bunch of great people.
Cindy enjoys spending time with her husband and two daughters on Georgian Bay either boating, snowmobiling, fishing or just hanging out on the dock.
Deborah - Patient Co-ordinator
Deb joined the Huronia Dental Centre in 2003 on a part time basis contacting patients to schedule their dental hygiene appointments. She now works four days a week and very much enjoys interacting with our clients.
When not at work she enjoys spending time boating, hiking and just relaxing with family and friends. Debbie admits that her favorite past time is spending time with her grandson.
Heather - Patient Co-ordinator
Heather is a certified dental reception receptionist and has working in dental for over 15 years.
Working at Huronia Dental Centre as a patient coordinator she enjoys greeting and assisting patients with their appointments, when they come into office and over the telephone.
When Heather isn’t working she enjoys spending time with family, outdoor activities and horseback riding.
Sheryl - Business Administrator
Sheryl began her dental career in 1990 in the Midland area as a receptionist in a busy dental office. She has been with the Huronia Dental Centre since 1994. Sheryl started at the Huronia Dental Centre as a receptionist and moved into the role as Business administrator in 2003 and has not looked back. Joining the Huronia Dental Centre, she feels, is one of the best moves she has made.
Sheryl was born and raised in Penetanguishene where she still resides with her husband Kevin. In 1992 they began building their own home the same year they got married and continues to this day to work on their labour of love. They are the proud parents of three wonderful boys who keep them very busy.
When not at work Sheryl enjoys spending her time in the arena watching her youngest play hockey, working in her yard on the gardens, sitting by the pool and going on road trips with her family.