Meet The Team

Meet the family

 

Irina

Dr. Irina Smirnova

Dr. Smirnova graduated from New York University Dental School. After graduating in 2007, she completed a residency program at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York. Dr. Smirnova has two wonderful daughters and two cats. She moved with her family to Ottawa and enjoys everything Ottawa has to offer. Ottawa has the perfect balance of city life and suburbia and they plan to live here for a long time. One of her longtime hobbies is figure skating, which she began when she was 5 years old. Ottawa, having the longest skating rink in the world, is yet another reason she loves this city.

When it comes to practising dentistry, she loves working with patients of all ages, especially children. One thing you will hear Dr. Smirnova saying is: “I love to put a smile on my patients’ faces and I want my patients to feel satisfied with my work. I take pride in making my patients happy with their new smiles. I look forward to meeting new patients as well as their families. I think that it is important for my work to get to know the families of whom I treat. My passion for dentistry is to give my patients the very best of care”.

Dr. Elena Pilipenko

Dr.Pilipenko graduated dental school at the University of Toronto with distinction. She continues her dental education by taking part in conferences in North America and Europe. She is an active member of Canadian Dental Association, Ontario Dental Association, Ottawa Dental Society. Dr. Pilipenko enjoys spending time outside with her husband and two kids. She loves active sports like skating, skiing, swimming, and camping. She is fluent in English, Russian, and understands Ukrainian. Dr. Elena Pilipenko is currently accepting new patients from the referrals of existing patients.

 

Dimitra Melehes

Dimitra has been at Viewmount Dental Centre since graduating at Algonquin and has continued her commitment, to all new and loyal patients of this office, throughout the few changes it has seen over the years. She was also a dental assistant for 5 years prior to graduating dental hygiene, which allowed her to work with many specialists and special needs patients, therefore bringing a wealth of first-hand knowledge to our patients. In the winter semester of College, she dedicates herself to training other hygiene students in the clinic of Algonquin College and has been doing so since 2006. Outside of the dental field, Dimitra loves spending her time learning about life from her young daughter and son, travelling to Greece to be with her immediate family and photography to have a recollection of what happens around her.

 

 

Michelle Jeannot

After graduating from Mount Saint Vincent University in 1992 Michelle moved to Ottawa from her hometown in Nova Scotia. After three years of working as a nanny, Michelle pursued her career in the dental field graduating from the Dental Assisting Program at Career Canada College in 1995. After 10 years of working chair-side Michelle changed her focus to the administration side of the dental office. After 22 years in the dental field, Michelle is still passionate about being a patient advocate. There is nothing better than seeing our patients smile. Another passion of Michelle’s is her family. She enjoys spending time with her spouse and three beautiful children. Whether travelling or playing around the house they make my heart smile.

Alessandra Rocha

Alessandra is a Certified Level ll Dental Assistant who graduated from Algonquin College in 2015. She is a hardworking individual who’s goal is having the patient be happy every visit to our office. If you ask Alessandra anything you’ll know that she will give you an honest opinion for any of your dental needs. Alessandra one day plans to attend Dental School in becoming a Dentist herself. Aside from Dental she enjoys cooking a great meal to enjoy with her one younger brother and her parents as well as sitting by the fireplace in her basement watching a good movie with her family and friends.