Meet Our Team of Dedicated Staff Members

Whether you’re in search of a trusted local dentist in Ontario, require emergency dental care, or seek a family-friendly environment for your kids, Tavistock Dental has you covered.

Dr. Kwon Kim, D.D.S.

Born in Seoul, Korea, Dr. Kim and his family immigrated to Canada in his youth. After highschool, he studied Medical BioPhysics at Western University and was granted early acceptance to the Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry at Western University. In 2012, he began his career at Tavistock Dental, and loved the town and patients, so in 2015, he purchased the practice.

As a member of the Ontario Royal College of Dental Surgeons, the Ontario Dental Association, the Canadian Dental Association. Dr. Kim enjoys furthering his education and training, keeping him on the cutting edge of Dentistry. He can provide a wide array of options for his patients, Endodontics, Orthodontics, Implants, Crown, Bridges, Dentures, and is RCDSO certified to administer moderate oral and IV sedation. Dr. Kim treats his patients like they are family, he takes a personalized approach to advice and treatment and understands the relation of oral health to their confidence and self esteem.

Merle, R.D.H.

Merle grew up in the Rostock area and moved to Tavistock when she married. She now resides outside of Tavistock with her husband, son and twin daughters. She attended Fanshawe College where she completed the dental assisting and dental hygiene programs.

Merle is a self initiated Registered Dental Hygienist with the College of Dental Hygienists of Ontario and an active member of the Ontario Dental Hygienists Association. Merle has 32 years of experience as a dental hygienist and has worked at Tavistock Dental for over 27 years. She is a valuable team member who loves working with all age groups. It is Merle’s goal to make all her patients feel comfortable and informed.

Missy, R.D.H.

Missy was raised outside of Tavistock, attending Hickson Public School and graduating from high school at Woodstock Collegiate Institute. After high school Missy enrolled at Fanshawe College where she received a certificate in pre-health sciences. From there she took dental assisting at Medix College and worked as a chairside dental assistant for 1 year. Her thirst for knowledge didn’t stop there. She then enrolled in the dental hygiene program at Georgian College and graduated with an advanced diploma in dental hygiene. Missy is registered with the College of Dental Hygienists of Ontario and is a member of the Ontario Dental Hygienists Association.

Missy married her husband, Matt in 2017. They have recently started a family, and welcomed a little boy, Ryker, big fursister bandit is still not too sure about him!

Kelli, R.D.H.

Kelli was born and raised in the Tavistock area where she currently resides. She pursued her studies in dental assisting and dental hygiene at Fanshawe College in London, Ontario. Kelli graduated on the dean’s honor role and received the Sunstar Preventive Dental Hygiene award for highest clinical proficiency in year two. Kelli is an active member with the College of Dental Hygienists of Ontario, as well as the Canadian Dental Hygienists Association. Kelli has always had an interest in the dental field and loves working with people of all ages. Her caring personality made her career choice as a Registered Dental Hygienist a perfect fit.

In her spare time Kelli enjoys playing baseball, step-dancing and snowboarding. She loves being an aunt to her three nieces and a dog mom to her little pup Lucy. She loves to travel and see new places. Kelli is extremely happy to be given the opportunity to provide care in her home town of Tavistock!

Natasha, C.D.A.

Natasha grew up in Elliott Lake. She left home to pursue Dental Assisting at Cambrian College, and graduated as a Level 2 Dental Assistant. Natasha makes her home here in Tavistock with her two boys and her partner. She works daily with Dr. Kim, and enjoys seeing all of the smiling faces that come through the office.

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For more information about our services or to arrange an appointment, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us. Your oral health and satisfaction are our top priorities, and we look forward to assisting you in the most professional manner possible.


    5-Star Review

    Here’s what our happy patients had to say about our dental services

    Staff and Dr Kim are amazing at what they do. Had 20 teeth removed the other day and they made it a comfortable as possible and as affordable as possible. I highly recommend Tavistock Dental.

    I have been a client of Tavistock dental for a long time. I have never had a bad experience and dr. Kim and team are amazing. Billing is also made easy each visit. They are great with kids and always take time to explain options and treatment. Cannot recommend enough.

    As always my last visit was fantastic. Professional and caring team work their magic to keep me smiling!

    We definitely would recommend Tavistock Dental Centre to friends and family. We are always satisfied with our visits and especially in Covid times. Everyone gives clients special care and attention. We have been using the services of this Centre for MANY years…………first with Dr. Lowe and now with Dr. Kim. We are completely satisfied. Wishing you many more years of success.

    I went into Tavistock Dental for an issue with extreme sensitivity in one of my teeth. The entire process went smoothly, and the dentists made sure that all of my concerns were addressed.

    They were also fantastic with our 3 year old on her first visit, who is usually very shy.

    I would definitely recommend the team here!

    Had our teeth cleaned and hygienists were very good, doing hand scaling and following all covid protocol. Office runs smoothly and patient care us a priority. Highly recommend Dr. Kim and his staff!

    There’s a reason we drive from Kitchener to Tavistock for our dental; our whole family has had good experiences there. My wife grew up in Tavi and has been going there since she was young. My experience has been very positive over the past 7 years. And today’s work on a cavity was good as usual.

    On time, professional staff who are friendly and competent. Been a customer for years and won’t go anywhere else.