Imagine addressing your dental health
with the whole person in mind.

Preventative Dentistry

Preventive
Dentistry

  • Hygiene Services:
    • Monitoring tissue(gums) health
    • Fluoride and other anti-microbial therapy
    • Sealants
    • Non-surgical treatment of the gums and periodontitis
  • Oral cancer screening
General Dentistry

General
Dentistry

  • Bonded restorations:
    • Composite
    • Gold or porcelain inlay and onlay
  • Veneers
  • Crowns
  • Bridges
  • Implants
  • Dentures
  • Extractions
  • Root canals
Comprehensive Dentistry

Comprehensive
Dentistry

  • Co-diagnosis
  • Treatment plan development
  • Models and precision records
  • Optimizing the bite
  • In-house lab services
Management of Jaw Issues

Management of
Jaw Issues

  • Temporomandibular Disease
    • Pain management
    • Splint therapy
    • Airway / Sleep
Adjunctive Services

Adjunctive
Services

  • Nitrous oxide sedation
  • Teeth whitening
  • Sport mouthguard


Smilez Complete Team

Our team is dedicated to delivering excellent dentistry
for you in a caring and comfortable setting.

Dr Thaker

Dr. Lorraine Thaker studied at McGill University, where she obtained a Bachelor of Science in Neurobiology and a Doctorate in Dental Surgery (DDS) in 1992. She practiced in Ottawa for 17 years and then in 2009 she founded Smilez Dentistry to be closer to home and her community.

Dr. Thaker has devoted hundreds of hours towards advanced dental education, as well as being a member of various dental academies in Canada and the USA. She is a strong proponent of continuing education, having played an active role in founding the Ottawa Women Dentists Study Club (OWDSC) and having been a member of the Continuing Education Committee of the Ottawa Dental Society (ODS).

Dr Lane

Dr. Nicole Lane obtained her Honours B.Sc from Queen’s University and then pursued her Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry (D.M.D) degree at McGill University. Upon graduation in 2007, she completed a residency in General Dentistry at the University of Buffalo. Before joining Smilez Dentistry, Dr. Lane worked for 10 years in private practice in the Burlington area.

Annete Prins

Annette Prins is a Level II Dental Assistant with over 10 years of experience. She has a passion for children’s dental health. Annette is the mother of a young energetic boy and a new born girl. She loves crafting and spending time with family.

Carolyn Wood-Lyons

Carolyn Wood-Lyons is a Registered Dental Hygienist who graduated with honors from Algonquin College, where she also received the Hu‑Friedy Golden Scaler award.  Carolyn loves to connect with patients while providing the best oral care possible and making sure patients leave with a greater understanding of their oral health.  She lives in Carleton Place with her husband and three children and loves spending time on the Mississippi River.

Denise Croteau

Denise Croteau, retired from a career in Education, is part of the administration team at Smilez Dentistry.  This farming mother of three enjoys helping patients and their families plan  for their dental health needs.

Julie Sadler

Julie Sadler has been with Dr. Thaker at Smilez Dentistry since it opened in 2009. She has over 40 years of experience as a Dental Hygienist. After three years of providing hygiene treatment at Smilez, Julie retired from her chosen profession but continues to remain a valuable member of the team - Julie contributes her dental knowledge and love of patients by managing our Dental Lab as well as assisting patients with their treatments.

Lynne Fowler

Lynn Fowler's smile is the first smile that you will see when you visit Smilez Dentistry!  She has 20 years of experience in the dental field as an office administrator, and LOVES taking care of and meeting new people. Lynn is married and the mother of twin boys.

Melanie Gourlay

Melanie Gourlay is an experienced and knowledgeable dental assistant that has made Carleton Place her home for over 40 years. Her three children keep her very busy with community activities, but in her spare time she enjoys walking her dog , reading and spending time with friends and family.

Robynne Bell

Robynne Bell is a Registered Dental Hygienist who graduated from Algonquin College 7 years ago. Robynne focuses on easing patient fears through education and by boosting their comfort and confidence. She firmly believes this ensures greater patient commitment towards optimal oral health. When not focussing on her passion for teeth, Robynne loves her family life in Carleton Place with her husband and two young children, and adores spending time walking their family dog.

Stacey Berger Cuthbertson

Stacey Cuthbertson has worked as a travel agent and office manager for close to 20 years and in 3 different countries. After running a travel business from her home, Stacey wanted to return to a positive and caring office environment. Having been a long time patient at Smilez, she knew this was the environment for her. When not working, you will find her in her garden, at home with her husband and three step kids, at a softball field or being a bigger part of the Carleton Place community.

See what people are saying about Smilez Dentistry, or leave your own review:

5star175

So I’m the biggest chicken when it comes to dentists and have to say that Dr. Thacker, Dr. Lane and all the staff are amazing and totally make me feel at ease and comfortable. My kids love them and gratefully they actually like going! Win, win for all of us.

Jennifer Hudebine Derstroff
22 May 2018 via Facebook

5star175

5 stars all the way. from the amazing Lynn at the front desk, Caroline ( hygienist) and the bubbly Dr Thaker, all went out of their to make my brighter. despite the Covid precaution, the ambiance was still warm , caring and Very professional. Carleton Place is a better community to live because of exceptional service at Smilez

Louise L. (Patient since 2013)
Aug 14, 2020 via SR

5star175

My wife and son have been at Smilez for the past few years, on retiring from the military I needed to find a civilian dentist and Smilez was a natural fit. What I didn't expect was the thoroughness of the care that Dr. Thaker and her team provided. My initial assessment was a great visit and I am much more knowledgeable about my teeth, gums, bite, and jaw then before.

David Alton
25 August 2017 via SR

5star175

I love Smilez Dentistry. They are so accommodating and they do everything they can to make me feel comfortable. They have done many renovations to help keep staff & patients safe during Covid-19 and I felt completely safe going to my appointment during these unprecedented times. Thanks, Smilez team for all that you do!

Carlene R.
Aug 10, 2020 via SR

5star175

Best dentist around! I don't have the best teeth, so I'm a frequent visitor. I used to be very anxious when going to the dentist, but the atmosphere and attitude of everyone makes it a very comfortable visit. Would definitely recommend!

Lindsay L
July 7, 2017 via Facebook

5star175

My family has been going to Dr Thaker and her staff for a number of years now. I'm 56 years old and have seen a number of dentists but she is very good. Very detail oriented and up front about the procedure. Staff also get 5 stars as they are so friendly and very caring too. A little more $ than other dentists but worth every cent. 😀

Paul
2019 via Google

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At Smilez Dentistry, we are committed to delivering dental care that is personalized to your individual needs and goals.

Clinical Excellence

Clinical Excellence

Technically Advanced

We gather diagnostic data and deliver treatment using the latest technology including digital charts and x-rays, TekScan bite analysis, intraoral cameras, and our in house lab.

Proven Expertise

After 17 years of practicing dentistry in Ottawa, Dr. Thaker opened Smilez Dentistry in 2009. Dr. Lane joined the team in 2017 after practicing for 10 years in the GTA.

Patient Centered

Patient Centered

Comprehensive Understanding

We take the time to understand your dental needs, diagnose and present treatment options personalized to your individual goals.

Welcoming Approach

You are always greeted with a warm welcome.  Our friendly and comfortable reception area is full of light and designed as a caring, peaceful and healing setting.

Civic-minded

civic minded

Community Connected

Supporter of Arts  Carleton Place, the CP Hospital and other local causes.  Team dentist to the Carleton Place Canadians.

Conscientious

Our eco-friendly office is latex and health conscious.

Pillars of Service - Smilez Dentistry

Our Office

You will receive a warn welcome at our friendly, comfortable and informative reception area. The dental office is full of light and designed as a peaceful, healing environment.

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Contact Us

Tel: (613) 257-5100

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525 McNeely Avenue, Unit 2
Carleton Place, Ontario,
K7C 0A8
(next to the LCBO)