Our Team of Experts

Along with Dr. Shilpesh Parekh and Dr. Andrea Jack, we have a dedicated team of dental assistants, dental hygienists, and managerial staff. Each member of our dental team is united by their caring and compassionate personality. Right from when you enter our doors, you will be greeted by a friendly smile and warm welcome. This atmosphere is carried throughout your stay with us. Your comfort is our top priority!

Dr. Shilpesh Parekh, DDS

Dentistry for me isn’t confined to an office. It is a huge part of my life and being an integral part of Smileworx is a dream come true after more than 13 years of hard work and dedication as a dentist.

I was born and raised in India where, as a child, I had an insatiable hunger for knowledge and learning.  This childhood ambition pointed me in the direction of the medical field.  With the loving support of my parents and later my incredible wife Mona I was able to turn my dreams into reality when I became a dentist in 2007.  I subsequently opened my first dental clinic where I built and grew my patient base.  While serving my patients at the practice it was important to me to give back to the community by providing free dental check ups in rural areas outside of my office hours.

After practicing for 9 years, my passion for learning brought me to Canada.  I found that in order to establish myself on an international level as a dentist it was necessary to further my education at the University of Toronto Faculty of Dentistry.  I graduated as a Doctor of Dental Surgery in 2011 and gained further invaluable experience by working as an associate for the past 4 years in Mississauga and Brampton.  Which brings me to my most recent move to Smileworx Dental.  I feel extremely fortunate to be able to step into such a friendly, successful and proficient office.

When at home, I enjoy gardening, reading, playing Playstation with my three teenage boys and playing with my three year old pet dog Leo.

I am very excited to meet you and look forward to continue, with the support of my team, to offer you and your family the amazing dental care that you have become accustomed to at Smileworx!

Dr. Andrea Jack, DDS

Born and raised in the Kitchener-Waterloo area, Dr. Jack is a double graduate of McGill University in Montreal, Quebec (Bachelor of Science 1986; Doctor of Dental Surgery with Honours 1990). A residency at Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto, continued Dr. Jack’s education where she gained experience in general dentistry, as well as oral surgery, TMJ Clinics, anaesthesia, emergency, and dentistry in the James Bay native communities.

Dr. Jack practiced as a general dentist in Toronto, Saskatoon & Waterloo prior to her arrival at Smileworx Dental Clinic in Oakville in 1992.
Dr. Jack is a member of the RCDSO, The Ontario Dental Association and The Academy of General Dentistry. Through these associations she takes pride in keeping current in the field of dentistry by participating in many continuing dental education classes. Dr. Jack is an adjunct professor at the University of Toronto Dental School, working enthusiastically as a restorative clinical instructor in the third and fourth year clinics.

Dr. Jack and her husband, Matt, an RBC executive, keep busy with their four adult and teenage children. Their black lab,Crosby, keeps both outdoors with walks or runs. Dr. Jack enjoys spinning, yoga, road cycling, skiing, and travelling. Cooking, Netflix and reading to fill whatever time is left.

Dr. Jack cares deeply about her patients and their dental needs and takes pride in promising meticulous and predictable dentistry. With over 25 years of experience, Dr. Jack understands the stress many patients feel in the dental chair and carefully works to ensure a patient’s experience is positive.

Rebeca, Certified Dental Assistant

You will see Rebeca working along side both Dr. Parekh and Dr. Jack assisting, and sometimes hopping on the front desk to help out when needed. Rebeca worked for Smileworx back in 2014 on a maternity leave cover. We loved her so much that we asked her to come back and work with us full time.
In her spare time Rebeca enjoys going to the gym, spending time with her family, boyfriend and friends. She loves hanging out with her bestie, 3 year old Aliyah, and her reptile “Pablo”, and new pet lobster! Rebeca also has a very cute Chihuahua named Coco.
We are very happy to have such a knowledgeable assistant who is very passionate when it comes to a healthy smile!
Rebeca also enjoys taking courses and furthering her education
Lisa
LisaRegistered Dental Hygienist
Born and raised in Oakville, Lisa shines when it comes to connecting with patients, and explaining dental hygiene in a friendly, professional manner. As with all our hygienists, her gentle yet thorough hygiene techniques make it easy for our patients to relax during their appointments.

Away from the office, you will most likely find Lisa on the ice, coaching and assisting with hockey and figure skating. Lisa has been a long time coach of Oakville’s prized Synchronized Skating team

Julie
JulieDirector of Patient Care
Hailing from Kent England, Julie is our coordinator for all patient care. Having graduated from Dental Practice Management at the University of Toronto, Julie has the knowledge and experience to keep our office running smoothly.

You will see her coordinating appointments, helping patients make financial arrangements, explaining treatment, and making sure your experience with us is comfortable, pleasant and without surprises.

Julie’s goal is to eliminate any obstacles that might prevent our patients from getting the dental care they deserve.

Julie’s new passion in life is being a Mummy to her son (born Sept 2014). Julie and her husband enjoy taking their son on vacations to England and Caribbean, swimming on weekends and spending fun family time together. She also likes to rock the house with her karaoke vocals!

Colleen
ColleenRegistered Dental Hygienist
One of Smileworx longest serving employees, Colleen first joined our team in 2000 working as a dental assistant and receptionist. She furthered her career when she attended The Canadian Institute of Registered Dental Hygiene in 2001, successfully graduating becoming a registered dental hygienist. Colleen takes a proactive approach in educating her patients on oral health care. She has a passion for her work and makes it her goal to help improve the overall oral health of all her patients.

In 2010 Colleen had the privilege of joining the “Smiles For Life” team. With this non-profit organization she was fortunate enough to provide much needed dental care in impoverished regions of the Dominican Republic.

When not caring for her patients, Colleen is busy with family life living in Waterdown and is a proud mother of her two young daughters. She recently started a small business as a consultant for Epicure!

Celina
CelinaHygiene Co-ordinator
Celina has been in the dental field for over 15 years and has the experience to continue providing excellent service to you and your family.
Celina enjoys running, going for long walks and loves to travel (especially where there is a beach)! She is a “foodie” and likes to try new restaurants and cafes in any city (ask her for suggestions!).