Meet The Team

Dr. Nafisa Ahmad


Dr. Ahmad is our Dentist.  She comes from years of experience throughout the Durham area. She graduated from University of Toronto in 1997 with Honours in Dentistry. She enjoys hanging out with her two boys and camping in the great outdoors in the summer.

Dr. Anitha Wilson

Associate Dentist

Bio Coming Soon....

Melanie Vahakuopus


Melanie graduated from Dental Assisting level 1 and 2 back in2012 from Durham College. Melanie has been with Thickson Mills Dental since 2016 as an assistant, and later found her true passion doing reception.

Melanie is very kind, hard-working and dedicated towards helping patients and her wonderful team.

In her spare time, she enjoys going to the gym, and spending quality time with her family and friends.

Edna Reyes


Edna is an experienced Dental Assistant and Receptionist. She has been in the dental field for over 20 years, and she started working for Thickson Mills Dental in November 2022. 

Edna is very personable, outgoing, and sympathetic. Edna enjoys spending time with her family and her dog Bella, and reading a good book.

Kashfi Kabir

Registered Dental Hygienist

Kashfi is an experienced dental professional with 21 years experience within the dental setting. She started her path as a dental assistant before pursuing her goal in 2015 to become a dental hygienist at George Brown College. Kashfi ensures each of our patients are comfortable and provides outstanding dental hygiene care. She guides her patients and creates an achievable plan to improve oral hygiene. Outside the office Kashfi enjoys spending time with her husband and her cat. She also loves photography, reading books and watching Netflix.

Hannah Fredericks

Dental Assistant

Hannah graduated from Dental Assisting levels 1 and 2 in 2022 from Durham College. Hannah has been working with the amazing team at Thickson Mills Dental for just over a year now.

She loves working with each and every patient. She loves her dog Oslo and spending time with her family in her spare time. Her favorite place to visit is Disney World.

Olivia Switalski

Dental Assistant

Olivia graduated Dental Assiting levels 1 & 2 in 2019 from Durham College. Olivia shows compassion towards patients and always lends a helping hand wherever needed. She enjoys spending time with her family, friends, and her dog named Porsche. Olivia spends a lot of her spare time outdoors taking her dog for walks and getting excercise. 

Brianna Stewart

Dental Assistant

Brianna Graduated from Dental assisting level I and II at Durham College in 2016. She began her co-op at Thickson Mills Dental and then later got offered a position as a dental assistant. Brianna is very admirable and compassionate. She also loves to lend out a helping hand to her patients as well as employees whenever she can. When she is not working Brianna enjoys spending time with her friends, family and walking her dog Rider.