About Us

Meet Dr. Shelley Patton

Dr. Shelley Patton

Dr. Shelley Patton’s passion is providing individualized preventive care and dental education to her patients. In 1988, Dr. Patton achieved her B.Sc. from McMaster University and she earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery from the University of Detroit-Mercy School of Dentistry in 1993. Afterwards, she completed an internship at St. Michael's Hospital (Toronto). Her first Associateship was at a dental practice in Acton for six years before opening her own practice in Alcona in 2000.

  • Dr. Patton chose to practice in Alcona because of her love for Lake Simcoe and our community, and because the relationships she has built with her patients are so valuable – they’re like her extended family. She supports our community by participating in the Sandy Cove Wellness Fair, Welcome Wagon events, sponsors local sports teams.
  • Dr. Patton and her husband Andrew are high school sweethearts and they have one daughter, Emma. Away from the practice, Dr. Patton loves to relax with family and friends, travel, read, go boating, and exercise. And of course, support and cheer on Emma in her musical theatre and rugby!
  • Over the past 25 years, Dr. Patton has been doing what she’s wanted to do since she was five years old – helping people – and is so appreciative of her patients trust in her and their loyalty to her.

Meet Dr. Steve Dunn

Dr. Steve Dunn

Dr. Steve Dunn has been in general practice since graduating from the University of Liverpool School of Dental Surgery in 1986. After completing the National Dental Examining Board Of Canada exams in 1991, he came to Ontario with his Canadian-born wife Heather and their children.

  • Dr. Dunn has practiced all aspects of general dentistry and has also completed post-graduate training in oral surgery (particularly dental implantology) and root canal treatments. He continues to participate in continuing dental education as part of the profession’s life-long learning strategy in order to offer his patients the most up-to-date and excellent dental care.
  • Outside of dentistry, Dr. Dunn is either sailing or skiing with his family. He is also a part-time ski instructor with a local ski club and a keen amateur musician, both singing and playing guitar with various local musicians.

Meet Our Team


Karmen – Business Administrator/ Dental Assistant

  • Obtained dental assisting certificate from Career Canada College in 1987.
  • Favorite part of job is meeting people & bringing smiles to their faces.
  • Devoted to maintaining a high standard of excellence in providing personalized dental care.
  • Likes to spend time with family, kayak, & read. Cat’s name is Kardu.

Natalie – Business Administrator

  • Started in the dental field 27+ years ago.
  • Coming up to 17 years at Beach Road Dental.
  • Main focus is working in a healthy, happy, productive office & seeing patients happy before, during, & after their visit!
  • Philosophy: Your smile is your greatest asset. Take care of your teeth & keep smiling!
  • Married with 3 kids & dog Chloe. Likes to cook, paint, read, and volunteer at the kids’ school and hockey.

Carmela – Business Administrator

  • Entered the dental field in 1999.
  • 11+ years at Beach Road Dental.
  • Loves our happy productive environment.
  • Dedicated to helping patients take care of their health & teeth. Smiling with confidence is important!
  • With her husband, has lived in Innisfil since 1992. Loves to be with family – especially grandkids – and her German Sheppard Niki.

Monika – Registered Dental Hygienist

  • Achieved hygiene diploma honours program from Georgian College in 1998.
  • Joined Beach Road Dental in April 2001.
  • Dental care philosophy: To educate patients on current health level & customize treatment to help improve their condition.
  • Main focus is to provide the best dental care to meet patients’ needs.
  • Has lived in our community for 25 years, is married and loves to travel and spend time with family.

Lisa – Registered Dental Hygienist

  • Graduated from Cambrian College with hygiene diploma in 1994.
  • Has been a part of the Beach Road Dental team since January 2002.
  • Loves building relationship with patients – the best part of her job.
  • The secret to a healthy mouth and the goal of her gentle care? Prevention.
  • When not at the practice, loves to spend time with family and be outdoors with golden retriever Ellie and bichon frise Suzy.

Christi – Registered Dental Hygienist

  • Originally a certified Dental Assistant (Level II), obtained her hygiene diploma from Durham College in 2001.
  • Started at Beach Road Dental March 2013.
  • Favorite aspect of being a hygienist is her relationships with her patients.
  • Grew up in Stouffville & moved to Innisfil in 2001.
  • Married with 2 kids, a boy aged 12 & a girl aged 8.

Abby – Certified Dental Assistant (Level II)

  • As a Level II CDA, assisting duties are expanded & include taking impressions, applying anesthetics & sealants, teeth whitening, polishing, oral hygiene instruction … & more!
  • A favorite tip: floss before you brush to allow for more coverage of your fluoridated toothpaste and mouthrinse.
  • Most-loved part of being a dental assistant is helping and caring for patients.
  • Grew up in Alcona & has lived in Innisfil since 1980.
  • Favorite thing to do is hang out with son Tomas, dog Rubi, cat Manny, & 3 fish. Loves to volunteer at church dinners.
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