Trinity Family Dental aims to provide individuals with a comfortable and relaxing environment where we strive to exceed your expectations through our friendly services and professional results.
We are a team of licensed and certified specialists who have years of experience and strong expertise in the various facets of dentistry. Meet our experts here!
Dr. Suresh Appan (Dentist)
Dr. Suresh Appan was born in India and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Dental Surgery (B.D.S.) in 2000. He practiced dental surgery for 10 years in Chennai, India before coming to Canada. During his dental career, he served the diverse Indian Community both in private practice and in the Government Hospital.
Dr. Appan completed his Doctor of Dental Surgery (D.D.S) at Western University in London, Ontario in 2015. Dr. Appan is Proficient in all aspects of General Dentistry including cosmetic Dentistry, Extraction and Root canal therapy. He has received additional training and certification in Nitrous Oxide sedation and Invisalign. Dr. Appan regularly participates in continuing education programs to keep informed and to give the best quality care to his patients. Dr. Appan is very much recognized for his warmth, friendliness and approachable manner. His desire is to ensure that all his patients have a positive experience while in his care and are extremely satisfied with their results. Dr. Appan’s goal as a dentist is to ensure the patient is comfortable before starting treatment and to leave with a BIG SMILE.
Dr. Appan is a good standing member of the Ontario Dental Association and RCDSO. He is an active participant in the Bay of Quinte Local Dental society.
Dr. Appan spends his leisure time playing volleyball and cricket. He is happily married and has two little girls whom he enjoys spending time with.
Dr. Shikhar Saxena (Dentist)
I graduated with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) degree from the prestigious Manipal University in India. Soon after graduation I worked at various dental practices to get more hands on experience and enhance my skills. I moved to Canada in 2013 and applied for the qualifying programs offered by Canadian universities for foreign trained dentist. I got accepted into the dentistry program at UWO on my very first attempt. I graduated from the Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry in 2016 with distinction.
I believe myself to be a fast learner and I am always looking to enhance my knowledge in dentistry by enrolling in various continuing education programs from time to time. I have a keen interest in restorative and cosmetic dentistry. Throughout my career in dentistry, both as a student and a professional, I have been involved in various volunteer programs to provide dental care to those who do not have access to it. In my leisure time, I enjoy online gaming, cooking and watching TV shows with my wife.
Tera (Office Manager)
I have been working as a Dental Assistant since 2000. Working here with a great team makes going to work every day very enjoyable. I am a proud wife and mother of 11 year old twin boys. My spare time is spent at the rink watching my boys play hockey in the winter and on the baseball field in the summer.
Katey (Dental Hygienist)
I graduated from Algonquin College in 2010 as a Dental Hygienist. I returned to the Quinte area after graduation and have been with this practice since 2012. I have a daughter named Gia and a dog named Zoe who both keep me on my toes. My family likes to spend weekends at the cottage and travel as much as we can.
Erin (Dental Hygienist)
I have been in the dental field since 2005. Started out as a dental assistant then later graduated from Oxford North Toronto College in 2008 from the Dental Hygiene program. I have been working in this clinic since 2011. I believe preventative dental treatment is important in client’s dental health as well as their overall health. I encourage my clients to ask any questions they have concerning their oral health. I strive to make sure my clients get the best and most comfortable treatment possible.
When I’m not at work I enjoy spending time with my husband, our son Henry and our dog Saskia. We enjoy time on our sailboat in the summer and curling in the winter.
Mary Ellen (Dental Assistant)
I found my passion for dentistry in 2012, after 11 years at Tim Hortons I decided to go back to school for dental assisting and I have never regretted my decision. Every day I look forward to coming to work and seeing my coworkers, patients and assisting with their dental needs. I live on a small farm with my husband and our dog, Bruno. During our free time we enjoy hiking, camping and spending time around a bonfire with family and friends.
I’ve been working with Trinity Family Dental since October 2017. I transferred from the medical world to dental and it’s been an amazing learning experience. My boyfriend of 4 years and I own two cats. In my downtime, I like to work on anything to do with fashion or art!
Enjoy any food you love with healthy and strong teeth!