Meet the Team

We recognize that all of our patients are unique and deserve to receive dental care that reflects their individual needs. Our experienced and talented dental team is committed to working with you and your family to create a comfortable, stress-free, and rewarding dental experience every time you visit our practice.

We are pleased to welcome you and your family, and we look forward to working with you.

Christine Watt

Christine Watt

Office Administrator

I was raised near Innerkip and moved to Woodstock when I married my husband Phil. I graduated 1984 as a Certified Dental Assistant and am a member of the Ontario Dental Assistants Association. I started working for Dr. Corlett in 1984 as his assistant and then moved to the position of office administrator. Dr. Lail took over the practice from Dr. Corlett in 1999, and I remained with the practice. To continue my education, I am currently taking a course in dental practice management.

Aside from my work in dentistry, I devote my spare time as a taxi for my two children Shawn and Jacquie. My other interests are volleyball, golf, and being involved in my children's activities.

 

Julie Nyp

Julie Nyp

Office Administrator

I was born in Edmonton and primarily raised in Sarnia, Ontario before moving to London to begin my career in dentistry. I graduated with honors from Medix College in 2002 as a Certified Level II Dental Assistant. I worked as an assistant in London at the office where I completed my college internship for a year and a half before being promoted to office manager.

Just over three years later, I made the move to Woodstock, joining Dr. Bob Lail’s team, and have been enjoying it ever since. I am a member of the Ontario Dental Assistants Association and actively attend professional development courses.

I love living in Woodstock, but wish there was a mall. Away from the office, I like to read, play baseball, and shop (of course!). But best of all, I enjoy spending time with my son Christian and my handsome husband Adam.

 

Lori Croft

Lori Croft

Dental Hygienist

I graduated in 1988 as a Certified Dental Assistant. I worked two years in Cambridge and nine years in Tillsonburg before returning to school to further my studies in dental hygiene. I graduated from Fanshawe College in London as a Registered Dental Hygienist in 2001. I worked in Tillsonburg two more years before joining Dr. Lail’s dental team in 2003.

I am a member of the Ontario Dental Hygiene Association and keep current in my field of study by participating in continuing education courses.

Aside from the dental office, I keep busy as a wife and a mother of two children. I enjoy cooking, gardening, playing golf, and working out at the gym.

 

Antonette Salters

Antonette Salters

Dental Hygienist

I grew up in London and moved to Woodstock in 2010. I graduated from Medix College as a Certified Dental Assistant and then moved to Toronto where I attended Oxford College of Arts and Business Technology, an accredited dental hygiene program, where I graduated with a 4.0 GPA. After graduating as a dental hygienist, I worked in both general and periodontal practices in London for a few years before joining Dr. Lail’s team in 2011.

I am a member of the Canadian Dental Hygiene Association and the London and District Dental Hygiene Society. I continue to update my knowledge of the dental field by attending meetings, seminars, and continuing education courses.

In my spare time, I take my huge dog Winston for walks and enjoy running, rollerblading, and spending time with my nephews.

 

Keri-Lyn Austin

Keri-Lyn Austin

Dental Hygienist

I grew up outside the small town of Parkhill and moved to Woodstock in 2014 after graduating from the dental hygiene program at Fanshawe College. I worked in a general dental office in St. Thomas and as a temporary dental hygienist for various dental offices in and around the London area before joining Dr. Lail's team.

I am a member of the Ontario Dental Hygienists Association and the London and District Dental Hygiene Society. I continue to update my dental hygiene skills and knowledge through continuing education courses, seminars, and meetings. I also volunteer at the dental outreach community program at Western University as a dental hygienist.

In my spare time, I enjoy playing competitive hockey, kickboxing/karate, competitive soccer, running, and spending time with my friends and family.

 

Ericka Tree

Ericka Tree

Dental Assistant

I was born in St. Thomas and raised in Ingersoll. I attended I.D.C.I for my high school education. After completing a short four years, I was off to Welland, where I attended Niagara College. After a very busy year, I graduated in June of 2006 with my certificate in dental assisting levels I and II. I joined Dr. Lail’s team in 2006.

I am a member of the Ontario Dental Assistants Association and actively attend professional development courses. I enjoy every aspect of my job. I like meeting new people and helping Dr. Lail achieve beautiful smiles for all of our patients.

In my spare time, I enjoy shopping and hanging out with my friends. I especially love to spend time with my son Tucker.

 

Laura Ready

Laura

Certified Dental Assistant

I am originally from Fergus and moved to Woodstock in 2016. I began my career in dentistry in 2007 when I graduated with honors from Durham College. I am also a member of the Ontario Dental Assistants Association.

I joined Dr. Lail’s team in 2015. I really appreciate the fun, happy atmosphere of our office. As a family practice, we get to work with people of all ages, and while I enjoy getting to know all of them, working with kids is my favorite.

When I’m not in the office, I enjoy camping, reading, swimming, and spending time with my friends and family.

 

Cassie

Julie Nyp

Dental Hygienist

In 2013, I had the amazing opportunity to complete a high school co-op placement at Dr. Lail’s office where I saw first-hand a great team of staff working together to create a very relaxed and professional atmosphere. This was the beginning of my career path and led me to where I am today.

In 2014, I graduated with honours as a Certified Dental Assistant from Fanshawe College and chose to continue my education in the dental hygiene program. I have recently graduated from this program with Honours and really look forward to beginning my career with Dr. Lail and Associates and joining this team of great professionals.

I feel very fortunate to be born and raised in the rural community of Embro where I recently became a “mom” to my very sassy puppy Stella! Now that I have a puppy, most of my spare time is spent with her; however, I also enjoy working out at the gym, hiking, and look forward to trying out my new kayak!

 

Shannon

Shannon

Registered Dental Hygienist

I graduated from St. Clair College in 2004 as a level II dental assistant. I worked for three years at Dr. Lail & Associates before returning to school to further my studies in dental hygiene. I graduated from Medix College as a Registered Dental Hygienist in 2008 and have been working part time with Dr. Lail & Associates ever since.

I am a member of the Canadian Dental Hygiene Association and have advanced training in the use of Periowave Laser (2009) and the Odyssey Navigator Laser (2010). I keep current in my field of study by participating in continuing education courses.

I reside in Woodstock and enjoy traveling, snowmobiling, and spending time with family and friends.