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Meet the Doctors

Skill and compassion go hand in hand when providing exceptional patient care. As a dental professionals, we stay up to date on the latest advancements in dentistry in order to provide the most current treatment options for our patients. We recognize that our patients are unique individuals who have placed a great deal of trust in our team. That is just one reason why we value each and every patient relationship.

We appreciate the time you’ve taken to visit this site and find out more about this dental practice, our team, and the many services we can provide to help you achieve optimum oral health.


Dr. Ainslea Thompson

Owner

Proud Mother of three

Enjoys gardening 
Volunteers on various sports teams

 

Graduate of University of Western Ontario
Honours Bachelor of Health Sciences 2003
Graduate of University of Western Ontario Faculty of Dentistry 2007
Joined Palmerston Dental in 2007, partnership in 2010, owner in 2023
Member of the Ontario Dental Association
Member of the Canadian Dental Association
Member of the Waterloo Wellington Dental Society
Member of the International Academy of Orthodontics
Completion of Canadian Comprehensive Straight Wire Certification 2010
Certified to provide Oral Sedation 


Dr. Dennis B. Nuhn

Associate

Proud Father of three Daughters
Avid Curler, Golfer and Runner
Volunteer on Board of Directors for Stratford Chefs School

 

Graduate of University of Western Ontario Faculty of Dentistry 1983
Associated in Listowel and Palmerston Dental Practice 1984
Purchased the Palmerston practice December 1990 and continue to practice there today
November 2006 opened a NEW dental facility "Palmerston Dental", partnered with Dr. Ainslea Thompson in 2010 and sold his half in 2023 
In 2003 completed Dental Implant training
Member of the Ontario Dental Association
Member of the Canadian Dental Association
Member of the Waterloo Wellington Dental Society
Member of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry
Maintain Staff Appointment at Listowel and Palmerston Hospitals

 

 


Dr. Samantha Manoff

Associate

Grew up on a wheat/canola farm in Manitoba
Enjoys Baking, Running, Hockey and spending time with her dogs

 

Bachelor of Science (Biochemistry) Brandon University, Manitoba
Graduated with Honors from University of Toronto, Faculty of Dentistry
Joined Palmerston Dental in July 2019
Member of the Ontario Dental Association.
Member of Canadian Dental Association
Member of Waterloo Wellington Dental Association


Dr. Krista MacDonald

Associate

Meet Dr. Krista Macdonald. Krista grew up in Newmarket and enjoys running, gardening and hiking with her dog.

Dr. MacDonald joined Palmerston Dental June 2022 please welcome her to the community.

BIO

Bachelor of Science (Nutrition and Nutraceutical Sciences) University of Guelph

Master of Science (Nutrition and Metabolism) University of Alberta
Graduated with Honors from University of Toronto, Faculty of Dentistry
Joined Palmerston Dental in June 2022
Member of the Ontario Dental Association.
Member of Canadian Dental Association


Dr. Sagar Arenja

Associate

Dr. Arenja joined Palmerston Dental in September 2022

Graduated from University of Toronto, Faculty of Dentistry

Member of the Ontario Dental Association.
Member of Canadian Dental Association