Looking for an Ottawa dentist? Conroy Dental Centre is comprised of highly trained individuals who are passionate about dental care. Our team strives to make each and every visit a pleasant one for our patients as our goal is to have everyone leave their appointment feeling confident their oral health has been well cared for. We know that visiting the dentist isn’t exactly the most enjoyable thing for most, so your comfort will always be our biggest priority (as well as your teeth, of course!)

We are always looking for ways to improve our services, so if you ever have any questions, concerns or recommendations, feel free to inform any one of our team members and the matter will be looked into promptly if an answer or resolution cannot be provided to you immediately. You can also leave your comments on our website by visiting our patient feedback survey page.

To make our patients a little more comfortable with our team, we’ve provided some information to help you get to know us better. Browse this section to find out about each team members’ education, training and their favorite passtimes outside of the office!

The Administrative Team

Kelsey

Kelsey joined our practice in June of 2021. Having graduated from Trillium College with a certification as a Level ll Dental Assistant, she worked chairside as a dental assistant for 18 months before her interest was piqued by the administrative side of dentistry. Kelsey’s practical dental background, experience as well as her attention to organization and detail makes her a very well-informed and well-versed administrator. What Kelsey loves most about her work at Conroy Dental is building relationships with the patients and learning new things. You will find Kelsey at the front desk, eager to assist you in any way she can.

Lise

After 26 years of home daycare as well as raising her own children, Lise decided in the Fall of 2020 to return to school knowing there was something more out there for her. Lise studied medical office administration at Herzing College and was fortunate enough to find employment prior to graduating top of her class, in a dental office. She grew passionate about the industry and found herself furthering her education to grow within it. Be it through in office training, school classes or webinars, she is always wanting to learn more.  Lise arrives each day with a smile on her face, ready to assist our team and our patients with any needs they might have. Lise doesn’t often get a lot of spare time, but when she does, you can be sure to find her at the gym, out for walks and runs, spending time with her 5 children and beautiful grand daughter or sharing laughs with friends. Lise looks forward to meeting all new and existing patients!

The Hygiene Team

Sara

Sara graduated from the Dental Hygiene program at Algonquin College in 2018 and was excited to join the Conroy Dental team in 2020. Sara loves that her work allows her to build positive relationships with patients while providing safe and ethical preventative care. She was born and raised in Saudi Arabia and has always had a great passion for the dental field. One day Sara hopes to continue her education and become a dentist! In her spare time, you can find Sara at the gym, outdoors, hiking or swimming.

Sophia

Sophia joined Conroy Dental in 1992 and has been a steadfast and hardworking team member since, treating and helping generations of our practice’s patients and family members improve their oral health. Sophia began her career as a certified dental assistant after attending Carleton University and receiving her Dental Assisting Certificate from Algonquin College. After working for seven years chairside, she returned to Algonquin College and completed the Dental Hygiene Program. Sophia is extremely passionate about her role as a hygienist. She is always looking to improve her craft, and hone her skills in order to provide the most comprehensive treatment to improve her patients’ oral hygiene and overall health. She has completed many continuing education courses including receiving her Diode Laser Certificate for gum therapy and LVI (Las Vegas Institute) Periodontal Certificate. When she is not working, Sophie enjoys spending time with her family and friends.

Christina

Christina recently joined the Conroy Dental team in the spring 2021 after receiving her Diploma in Dental Hygiene from Algonquin College in 2019. Despite her being a more recent addition to the dental field, Christina leaves a previous career as a hairstylist which has provided her with a breadth of experience and high standard in communication, customer service and provision of care for individuals of all ages. Christina truly believes in the positive and critical role that oral health has on one’s overall health and will be sure to provide you with many tips, tricks and fun facts to help you reach your oral health goals and keep your smile healthy and beautiful.  In her spare time Christina enjoys being outdoors and spending time with family and friends.

The Dental Assistants

Veronica

Veronica, one of our newest team members joined us in late 2021 after graduating from the Dental Assisting program at Algonquin Career Academy. She grew up in the Philippines and moved to Canada in 2014. After working in the hospitality industry, Veronica decided to follow a path in dentistry bringing with her positive attitude, attention to detail and high standard for patient satisfaction.  She feels that at Conroy Dental, she is becoming the best that she can be!  Veronica enjoys working along side her team mates, and is always happy to greet patients and assist them with their needs. When Veronica is not working, she loves spending time outdoors (especially in the summer months). She enjoys hiking, camping, baking, long drives, diamond painting during the winter months, and spending time with her family and their dog.

Loricel

Loricel joined our team at Conroy Dental in late 2021 after completing the Dental Assisting program at Algonquin Career Academy. She was born in the Philippines and comes to us with over 10 years experience as a Personal Support Worker (PSW). Loricel is a mother/stepmother to 5 children, but she’ll often tell you she has 6, if you count her spouse! She is an extremely caring and attentive individual who takes great pride in the work that she does and truly enjoys getting to know and helping the people that she meets along the way. Her passions include cooking, baking and sharing it all with her friends and co-workers to enjoy!

Christa

Christa originally completed her dental assisting education and training in Calgary, Alberta before life brought her to Ottawa.  She has worked as a dental assistant for 17 years, and is extremely well- versed in the many roles and aspects of the dental office. You may find Christa chairside with your doctor, helping with administrative duties at the front desk, or fixing just about anything that may be broken! She finds her role both challenging and rewarding, learning new things everyday, and working along side some incredible doctors. In her spare time, Christa loves to kayak, snowshoe, hike, and swim. Her two favourite places are at the beach and sitting by the fire.

The Doctors

Dr. Laryssa Caris

It is often said that a DENTIST is a finely balanced combination of a Doctor, an ENgineer and an arTIST, and if you’ve ever seen Dr. Caris work, you would know that this is true.

Having grown up in Ottawa, Dr. Caris completed her dental degree at the University of Western Ontario, and was eager to continue developing her passion for dentistry in her home town. She has been working with the incredible team at Conroy Dental Centre since 2014 and feels that this office truly is her dental home. Dr. Caris, a constant learner, actively participates in ongoing continuing education, completing courses, seminars and training in all facets of dentistry- keeping her on the leading edge.  Dr. Caris aims to educate and empower her patients through active listening, communication and attention to detail; encouraging active discussion about their current oral health and what can be done to make it even better!

When not in the office, Dr. Caris can be found enjoying time with her husband and two young boys, watching movies, dancing, cooking up a storm (but not being very good at washing dishes), and spending time outdoors.

Dr. Frédéric Lê

When he was accepted to Laval University for his dental studies, Dr. Frédéric Lê knew without a doubt in his mind that he wanted to return to Ottawa to practice. Despite being born in Montreal; he considers Ottawa as the city that nurtured him in to becoming the person that he is today.

He is methodical and attentive to details, a skill that he acquired when he was completing his Bachelor of Science in Biopharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Ottawa. This quality allows him to be thorough during dental treatments, and to develop his passion in photography and cooking.

Dr. Lê is a great communicator and will establish a relationship of trust between the patient and himself. He will take the time to listen to the patient’s need and explain the best possible treatment plan so that the patient can make the most informed decision. Since his graduation in 2013, Dr. Lê actively participates in continuing education courses in various fields of dentistry so that he can provide the highest level of care to his patients.

Outside of office hours, Dr. Lê practices many extreme sports such as “changing diapers one handed with a wiggling baby”, and mentally challenging games such as “negotiating bedtime hours and stories”.

Dr. Jae Park

Dr. Jae Park joined our practice in August 2019. He received his Bachelor’s degree with Honours in Biology and Medical Science at the University of Western Ontario. He continued his studies, receiving his Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree from Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry, also at the University of Western Ontario.

Dr. Park is committed to delivering comprehensive care and the most up-to-date treatment to his patients. He has completed multiple continuing education courses including the conscious sedation, Invisalign orthodontic treatment as well as implant and cosmetic composite dentistry.

In his spare time, he enjoys playing soccer, squash, riding his bike and spending time with his wife and baby boy.

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