The Drummond Dental Team
Committed to Delivering Excellence Through TeamworkDr. Drummond leads a team of dental professionals and support staff dedicated to providing experienced, compassionate patient care. You can be assured that you and your family will receive the very best treatment. Each individual on our team has years of experience and has attained high standards of professional qualification. Our aim is to provide excellence in every aspect of dentistry, using the latest techniques in the gentlest and most caring way.
Our loyal patients, many of whom have been with us for decades, concur and routinely recommend us to their friends and colleagues.
We trust that you will find our staff approachable and helpful throughout your entire visit. We’re pleased to introduce you to our team members.
John Drummond D.D.S.
Dr. John received his dental training at McGill University in 1983. He then completed a one year General Practice Residency at the Montreal General Hospital. Following this,Dr. Drummond spent two years in private practice in Fredericton NB and one year in Pointe Claire before finally settling into his current location in Montreal West in 1987. In addition to his dental practice, Dr.John is also an Assistant Professor teaching at the Dental Faculty at McGill University (since 1986). In 1999, he was appointed the Director of the Pre-Clinical Operative Dentistry program at McGill.
In 2008 he was awarded the Dr. Ralph Silverstone Award for excellence in clinical teaching. In 2012 Dr. Drummond was awarded the W. W. Wood Award for excellence in dental education. This award comes from the Association of Canadian Faculties of Dentistry and was presented to him by the graduating class of 2012.
In May 2015, he was honoured with the Dr. Howard Katz Award for his excellence in teaching!
The announcement made on behalf of Dean Allison stated:
"It is with great pleasure that I announce that this year's Dr. Howard S. Katz Award for Excellence in Teaching has been awarded to Dr. John Drummond.
"John was selected for this year's award in recognition to his outstanding contributions to the undergraduate teaching program in the Faculty of Dentistry. His dedication, passion, overall love of teaching, his professionalism as well as promoting high standards for students and the countless hours he commits to the pre-clinical laboratory to help and guide students were highlighted in the nominating letters.
"Congratulations to Dr. Drummond on being named recipient of this award".
At McGill, Dr. John also serves on the Continuing Education Committee for McGill’s Faculty of Dentistry.
In our community, Dr. John is one of the key organizers for the Montreal West Charity Golf Tournament and a supporter for the NDG FOOD Bank and the Montreal West Children's Library.
Dr. Sarah Craig D.M.D.
Dr. Sarah graduated from the Faculty of Dentistry at McGill University in 2004, where she was taught by Dr. Drummond. Upon graduation, she moved to Minnesota with her husband and worked in a private practice for one year. She then moved to North Carolina where she established herself in a wonderful family practice treating underprivileged patients for six years.
In 2011, family and careers brought Dr. Sarah and her family back to Montreal. At this point, she joined a private practice and became a Clinical Demonstrator in the Faculty of Dentistry Undergraduate Teaching Clinic.
Outside of dentistry, Dr. Sarah loves keeping busy with three children who are active in various activities in the NDG, Cote St. Luc and Montreal West communities.
Dr. Athena Diamandis D.M.D.
Dr. Diamandis graduated from the Faculty of Dentistry of McGill University in 2006, where she was taught by Dr. Drummond. Upon graduating, she completed a one-year multidisciplinary residency at the Royal Victoria Hospital. Dr. Diamandis went on to private practice for a year in Montreal before moving to Rochester, NY. There, she practiced community-based dentistry and worked on the Mobile Dental Unit, providing dental care to school-aged children. In 2010, Dr. Diamandis returned to Montreal and to private practice. At that time, she joined the Pre-Clinical Operative Program at McGill Dentistry and is a Faculty Lecturer.
Outside of the office, Dr. Diamandis is enjoying raising three children.
Dr. Diamandis joined Montreal West Dentistry in September 2015.
Dr. Maria El-Husseini D.M.D.
Dr. Maria graduated from the Faculty of Dentistry of the University of Montreal in 2014. Following graduation, she moved to Boston where she completed a Certificate in Advanced Education in General Dentistry at the Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine. She is committed to provide superior patient care while using the latest techniques and technologies. Dr. Maria has joined Dr. Drummond's team as a Demonstrator in the Pre-Operative Dentistry Program at McGill University.
Outside of the office, Dr, Maria enjoys jogging, swimming and playing the piano.
Dr. El-Husseini joined Montreal West Dentistry in September 2015.
We now have an extensive team of part-time hygienists who work together to provide coverage all week long.
Andrea Gallagher - Dental Hygienist
Andrea has over 12 years experience as a dental hygienist. She graduated with honours from the Dental Hygiene program at John Abbott College in 2004. Patients enjoy her sincerity, humour and gentle thoroughness. Prevention and explaining treatment plans are huge passions of hers. Outside of work, she is an avid long-distance runner and foodie. Andrea's spare time is spent being entertained by her young family and volunteering at the Montreal Children’s Hospital.
Samantha Guerrera - Dental Hygienist
Samantha graduated from Collège Maisonneuve in 2015 and joined Dr. Drummond’s team in January 2018. Her goal is to make sure that her patients get the best overall experience at the clinic and will make sure that they always feel comfortable during a cleaning. When she’s not working, she loves travelling and volunteering.
Tanya Lord - Dental Hygienist
Tanya has been a dental hygienist since 2015 and joined Dr. Drummond’s team in June 2016. She always makes sure that her patients are as comfortable as possible by doing gentle cleanings. Outside the clinic, she enjoys the outdoors, swimming and cooking with her husband.
Linda Prillo - Dental Hygienist
Linda joined us here at Montreal West Dentistry in January 2018. She brings over 30 years of dental hygiene experience from in and around Montreal and the West Island. Her main concern is for the patient's well being while providing a thorough, yet gentle cleaning. In her personal time, Linda enjoys family-time, entertaining with friends and travelling.
Sue Ellison — Dental Assistant
Sue is Dr. Drummond's primary assistant. She has been working at Montreal West Dentistry since 2003. Sue has over 25 years of assisting experience including many years with her uncle, the late Dr. James MacLeod and three years in a pediatric dental practice. We believe that’s why kids are drawn to her, as she is especially popular with our school-age patients. In addition to assisting Dr. Drummond, she’s responsible for managing our implant program and inventory. She has two boys and is an avid 'Hockey Mom'.
Jennifer O'Neill - Dental Assistant
Jennifer joined Montreal West Dentistry in May 2017. Her goal, as a dental assistant, is to make sure that the patient feels at home and leaves the clinic with a smile on their face! She loves spending time with her family and friends and her two dogs. Jennifer is an avid soccer player and a huge Habs fan!
Ann MacKay - Operations Manager
Ann has been working at Montreal West Dentistry since early 2010. Her role is to provide support for all team members with computers, to liaise with the dental suppliers, to hire and train staff and to keep the building humming! Her background includes working at Procter & Gamble in sales, Canadian National Sportsman's Shows in show management and Learning International in sales and training. Her interests include the sports of figure skating, power skating, skiing, and cycling. She loves organizing family/friend get-togethers as well!
Mary Cesari — Receptionist Coordinator
Mary has been working at Montreal West Dentistry since 1989. After many years as Dr. Vincelli’s primary assistant she joined our team in the dual role as assistant and front desk receptionist. She has two boys and is an avid ‘Hockey Mom'.
Allyson Reynolds - Receptionist/Assistant
Allyson joined Montreal West Dentistry in 2011 and quickly fit into working both as a receptionist and as an assistant. Allyson especially enjoys downhill skiing during the winter months.
Alyson Applebaum — Dental Hygienist
Alyson has been a Dental Hygienist since the 1990’s. She worked for many years as Dr. Vincelli's assistant here at 12 Brock Ave. North. She has worked at Montreal West Dentistry, with Dr. Drummond, since 2010. Patients appreciate her experience and gentle touch. When she’s not working cleaning teeth Alyson can be found training for marathons!
Tara Assil — Dental Hygienist
Tara is our primary dental hygienist. She trained at John Abbott College, graduating in 1988. After working for several dentists in Montreal, she joined Montreal West Dentistry in 2003. She lives in the neighbourhood and volunteers at her children’s school in her spare time.
Joanne Clement — Receptionist
Joanne retired in January 2018 after joining Dr. Drummond in 1994. She started as a Dental Assistant and moved to the front desk in 1998 when Diane Webster, Dr. John’s original receptionist, retired. Joanne worked tirelessly to keep our office running smoothly. Joanne is now enjoying her retirement years with spending more time iwth her beloved grandchildren!
Tess Emery – Dental Hygienist
Tess worked at Montreal West Dentistry from June 2015 - April 2016. She continues to fill in from time to time. Tess has returned to school to complete a masters in Hospital Policy. We wish her well! As a hygienist, she finished her hygiene training at John Abbott College with Nancy Lepine, one of our alumni hygienists. Tess also teaches at the hygiene school on a part-time basis. Tess received a BA from Concordia in 2012 (Human Relations and Education). She grew up in Montreal West and knows the dental field well, as both her parents are dentists! Outside the office she’s busy raising two daughters.
Louise Moroney — Dental Hygienist
Louise worked at Montreal West Dentistry from 2009-2014. Prior to being a hygieinist, Louise worked as a dental assistant for 15 years.
Nancy Lepine — Dental Hygienist
Nancy worked at Montreal West Dentistry from 1992 to 2004. Nancy now teaches dental hygiene students at John Abbott College.
Liesa Mallaley — Dental Assistant
Liesa worked at Montreal West Dentistry from 2011-2014 as a dental assistant.
Louise Nyeste — Dental Hygienist
Louise worked at Montreal West Dentistry from 2007-2014. She graduated from John Abbott and after working for several years with her father, the late Dr. Ben Nyeste. She also worked for 15 years in north-western British Columbia.
Amanpreet Pabla - Dental Hygienist
Amanpreet (Aman) worked with us from 2016-2017. She graduated from John Abbott collage in 2016. She believes in providing the best care to her patients with maximum comfort. Amanpreet also firmly believes in client-centered care. On her free time, she enjoys food, travelling and cooking.
Maria Serbanescu - Dental Hygienist
Maria worked at Montreal West Dentistry from March 2015 - November 2015 on a part-time basis. She has been a dental hygienist since 2014. Maria's strengths include dental prevention and working with our dentists to provide the best dental treatment plans for her patients. Her hobbies are visual arts, being outdoors and travelling.
Karen Laham - Office Manager
Karen worked at Montreal West Dentistry from August-December 2016. She has always had a flair and love of dealing with people. With over 20 years of experience, she has had a long successful career in the beauty industry. As a key member with the company, Aveda, this led her to the position of Floor Manager where she was involved in training, educating and mentoring employees. Karen grew up in Montreal West and remains a MoWest resident with her husband and two girls. Outside of work, she enjoys giving her time to community development.
Susan Strauss — Administrative Support
Susan worked at Montreal West Dentistry from 1997-2015. She evolved from dental assistant into behind the scenes administration with the occasional shift at the front desk. She was our Green Thumb taking care of the office plants and also managed the Kids Cavity Free Club.
Diane Webster — Office Manager
Diane (Di) retired in 1998 after 11 years with Dr. John. In fact, Di worked here at 12 Brock Ave. North since 1975 with Dr. Bud Staples. She enjoys an active retirement and travels extensively to visit her children and grandchildren.