Our Dental Team
Dr. Nathan Haas
Dr. Nathan Haas has practiced general dentistry since 1997. Originally from Toronto, he graduated with his undergraduate degree from the University of Toronto and subsequently completed his Doctorate of Dental Surgery at the University of Detroit Mercy. Soon after completing his doctorate he moved back to Toronto and commenced his dental career. During his many years in Toronto he owned dental practices, provided his expertise teaching in the dental program at the University of Toronto, worked for Health Canada in remote northern Ontario communities and providing dentistry to patients at Algoma Public Health in Sault Ste. Marie.
In 2011, Dr. Nathan, as he is affectionately known, moved to northern Ontario and he has been practicing in the north ever since. In 2015, Dr. Haas took over the practice of Dr. Ben Bourret and has expanded dental services offered at his Elliot Lake Dental Clinic, including orthodontics and dentures. Dr. Nathan enjoys all aspects of dentistry, but particularly enjoys oral surgery.
In Dr. Nathan's spare time he spends time with his wife Sarah and two children; Ella and Ethan. He enjoys flying radio controlled helicopters and tropical fish.
Dr. Michael O'Toole provides orthodontic services to patients at the Elliot Lake Dental Centre as a satellite office to his main orthodontic clinic in Sault Ste. Marie.
His wife Melissa is a practicing dentist in Sault Ste. Marie. They both love the outdoors, staying fit and most recently keeping up with their three children, Elizabeth, Catherine & Liam. Outside the office, he looks forward to fly-fishing and furthering his martial arts training as a second degree black belt.
Dr. Michael O'Toole (Orthodontist)
Alisha graduated from Dental Hygiene at Cambrian College in 2009. Her first job in dentistry involved working for Dr. Bourret covering for our retired dental hygienist Carole. She has worked at the Elliot Lake Dental Centre as a dental hygienist since 2016.
She was born and raised in Elliot Lake. Although she has spent some years away, she always found her way back home. Elliot Lake is her forever home and she is proud to raise her children here.
In her spare time Alisha spends it with her family being active outdoors.
Christine began her dental career in Elliot Lake in the early 1980's and has been involved in the field since. Christine started with the Elliot Lake Dental Centre in 2018 as a level 2 dental assistant.
In her spare time she practices yoga and cooking. She loves the great outdoors!
Christine, CDA II
Michelle, CDA II, RDH
Michelle was born and raised in Sudbury. From a young age she was passionate about animals. She started her career in the veterinary filed, where she devoted 10 years. Through this experience, the dentistry component of the field peaked her interest and she developed a passion for oral health. She was inspired to further education and become a Dental Hygienist.
She started her dental journey in the dental assisting program at Cambrian College in 2003. She then completed the Dental Hygiene program at College Boreal in 2006. She continued to further her education, becoming a self-initiated Dental Hygienist in 2016.
Michelle joined our office in May 2019 to cover a medical leave, but has since become a permanent team member on our dental team and offers comfortable dental hygiene services in English and French.
Michelle moved to Elliot Lake in January 2012. She has made this "gem-of-a-town," a place to call home. She is proud to raise her two teenagers in such a beautiful area. In her spare time she enjoys family tie, serving the public at her "side-gig" as a waitress/bartender, and she has a deep love for the outdoors and the kitchen.
Tim is our denturist at the Elliot Lake Dental Centre. He learned from his father, Carl, for 5 years, absorbing Carl’s 30+ years of experience. Born and raised in Sault Ste. Marie, Tim attended George Brown College in Toronto and graduated in 2016. Upon graduation, he immediately returned to Sault Ste. Marie to rejoin family and friends.
Tim is a member of the Denturist Association of Ontario and College Denturist Ontario. As a recent graduate with strong family roots, Tim combines new technologies with old techniques learned from father to give clients the best of both worlds. Staying current is important, so Tim enjoys attending continuing education conferences/workshops yearly.
In his spare time, Tim enjoys indoor and outdoor team sports including hockey, soccer, volleyball, etc. and time away at camp with friends and family.
Crystal joined our office in 2019 new to the dental field and completed her certificate in dental assisting in 2020. Crystal is also a personal support worker at St. Joseph's Manor in Elliot Lake. Crystal has her medical device reprocessing certificate and completes all sterilization/disinfection procedures in the office. She enjoys the family feeling of the dental team and patient care.
In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her children, husband and family pets.
Crystal, sterilization tech/ chairside dental assistant
Bio coming soon!
Lorraine, Office Manager
Pic and bio coming soon!
Linda, CDA II, RDH
Emily was born and raised in Keswick, Ontario. In October 2019 she decided to move north and make Elliot Lake her home. Prior to moving, Emily's loves for working with and helping people had her working as a receptionist and dental assistant at a Newmarket dental office.
Since relocating, Emily loves going hiking and enjoying the beautiful outdoors around Elliot Lake with her family. On top of being a team member at Elliot Lake Dental Centre, Emily and her husband run a custom woodworking business in town.
Emily, chairside dental assistant
Sarah graduated as a Dental Hygienist in 2000 from Niagara College and has been working in the dental field since in various aspects; dental hygienist, dental hygiene educator/tutor, dental marketing, treatment coordinator and dental office administrator. In 2014 she completed her Bachelor of Science in Oral Health Promotion and in 2018 became a certified Orofacial Myologist.
Currently, Sarah is working on the Elliot Lake Dental team as the dental marketing manager involved with online social media platforms, website/brand development and SEO. As well, Sarah practices dental hygiene at a periodontal practice in Sault Ste. Marie and provides dental hygiene services at the Elliot Lake Dental Centre.
In her spare time she enjoys travel with her husband Nathan and their children Ella and Ethan. She loves baseball and coaches her son's team in the summer.