All of us at King East Dental want nothing but the best results for your smile. That’s why we’re here to answer all your questions and discuss treatment options best suited to meet your needs. We know how important a healthy smile is to your daily life, so we hope you’ll give us a call to make sure it’s the best it can be!
Meet Dr. Brian Kelemen
A Hamilton native, Dr. Brian received his Bachelor of Science Degree from McMaster University in 1986. Four years later, he obtained his Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree from the University of Western Ontario. In order to grow his skillset and provide patients with comprehensive cosmetic and restorative services, Dr. Brian studied and completed programs at Millennium Esthetics, the Misch International Implant Institute and the Kois Center, as well as many other courses.
After 28 years in dentistry, Dr. Brian knows how important it is to provide you with a comfortable and memorable experience when you need treatment. He is friendly to everyone he meets and helps as much as he can – because he believes you should be treated just like family. It’s important to him to have a positive impact on your smile … and life!
Dr. Brian supports our community by fundraising for local charities, especially the Stoney Creek food bank. He also sponsors local sports teams and clubs. When he’s not busy enhancing smiles or volunteering, he enjoys cooking, cycling, golfing, skiing, and spending time with his wife Cathie and their children, Michael and Natalie.
Meet Dr. Neal
I am originally from Sarnia, ON and moved to Hamilton in 2001, where I spent my high school years attending Bishop Ryan High School. While there I built many longstanding relationships with friends and families in the area, many of which are still close to me today.
In 2015, I embarked on my Doctorate of Dental Medicine at the University of Sydney, Australia, where I graduated in early 2019, and promptly returned home to practice.
I have always had a passion for helping people, whether it is in general practice or community service and volunteer hours outside of dentistry. Notably, in 4th year of dental school, I was involved in a rural placement program, helping the disadvantaged community members of Bathurst, NSW Australia with all aspects of their dental needs.
Away from dentistry, I enjoy being outdoors and participating in a variety of activities including; hiking, golfing, fishing, and snorkeling. I am also a sports enthusiast who enjoys both playing/watching just about everything; hockey, basketball, volleyball just to name a few.
I am pleased to become a part of the King East Dental family. My beliefs are the same as everyone at King East Dental – provide effective and compassionate dental care, all while treating patients and team members as family. I look forward to meeting all of the wonderful patients that I have heard so much about, and to being part of the local community.
Meet Dr. Cheryl Wattie
Dr. Cheryl’s own smile concerns in Grade 4 inspired her to become a dentist. She first earned her Bachelor of Science degree at McMaster University before completing her dental training at the University of Western Ontario. She grew up in Stoney Creek, and was pleased to return to our community after her studies. She loves seeing patients in her hometown and has a keen interest in helping children overcome their fear of dentistry.
Outside The Office
When she’s not busy improving smiles, Dr. Cheryl enjoys spending time with her family, especially her little daughter who is mastering new skills every week. Her favourite hobbies include travelling, sports, cooking, and arts and crafts. Like Dr. Brian, Dr. Cheryl also gives back to the community. She has been volunteering for her father’s service organization ever since she was a young girl. Her “claim to fame” is that she was named a Winona Peach Princess … and she fixed a dental emergency for a pro gofer’s caddie when the RBC Canadian Open came to town.
Meet Our Team
Dr. Brians and Dr. James' team works closely alongside them to make every patient feel comfortable, relaxed, and in the company of good friends. We want to exceed your expectations and prepare you for success when it comes to your smile. So if you’ve been online searching for “Stoney Creek dentist” or “family dentistry Stoney Creek,” or even “Fruitland dentist,” give us a call. We’re ready to talk about how we can help you get the most out of your smile!
Alex has been a denturist for more than 25 years. A Hamilton native, he started his career as a denture technician in his hometown. This positive experience inspired him to enroll in the denturism field in 1988. He received his diploma in denturism from George Brown College in 1991. Alex opened his first office in Burlington and has formed relationships with many dentists over the years. For clients who are in retirement homes and face mobility challenges, Alex still does old-fashioned house calls. Contact us directly to inquire about this service.
When he’s not helping complete patients’ smiles, Alex enjoys travelling, golfing, and boating
As office coordinator, Elaine has dedicated 26 years to King East Dental and we are grateful! She is also a certified dental assistant with additional training to take x-rays. She shows her big smile to every patient – on their way into the office and out.
A Stoney Creek native, Elaine likes camping and spending time with family – her husband Ron, daughters Lindsay and Lauren, and granddaughters. She is dedicated to making sure everyone leaves the office with a smile.
Christine looks after the front desk and accounts. She’s been with King East Dental for four years, and in that time has become an instrumental member of the team. It’s her mission to make sure “the numbers add up at the end of the day.” She’s also a certified dental assistant – which means she understands the importance of oral health.
In her spare time, Christine likes to spend time with her two daughters and her Shih-poo named Lola. It’s her dream to travel, especially around Europe.
Although she’s only been with us since May 2017, Micheline has quickly become part of our dental family. This can be attributed to her vast experience in the dental field (more than 20 years!) and her personality. Previous positions include Certified Dental Assistant and administrative assistant. As treatment coordinator, she ensures patients understand the recommended treatment that will help toward achieving a healthy smile. She enjoys meeting new people and getting to know them. Micheline studied dental assisting at Niagara College.
A long-time Stoney Creek local, she savors time with family, travelling, and camping. She hopes to one day travel the world. And one more highlight … she’s fluent in French!
As hygiene coordinator, Ana helps patients maintain good oral health. After just nine months with the team, she has excelled at helping people and educating them about their smile by sharing her knowledge. And every patient she encounters receives friendly professional care. Ana is upgrading her education by taking new courses.
In her spare time, Ana stays active and enjoys baking, cooking, and hanging out with her two kids. She’s the proud owner of two dogs. In the future, she hopes to travel and wants to see her kids successful and happy.
Wendy has been with King East Dental and assisting Dr. Kelemen for 26 years. She is a dental assistant and also our health and safety coordinator. She likes to meet people and strives to make our patients comfortable. She enjoys the team work atmosphere among her co-workers.
Wendy finds time to work on her hobby, making cards, and spending time with friends and family. Her laugh is infectious …you can usually hear her wherever she is. One time she ran into her teen idol Donny Osmond in Las Vegas, and he took the time to chat with her.
For more than three years, Kathy has been a Dental Assistant, Level II at our practice. She believes in a professional and friendly approach to dentistry and using up-to-date techniques for the best overall patient experience. She studied at Career Canada and George Brown College.
Aside from dentistry, Kathy enjoys spending time with her son Roman. She volunteers at a church, providing hot meals for the less fortunate. She’s also a spokesperson for Knowledge is Power, a program of Ovarian Cancer Canada. Other pastimes include reading, sewing, cooking, and listening to music. Kathy’s talents were sought out by CTV to translate for world-famous Ukrainian figure skating champions Oksana Baiul and Victor Petrenko during the 1994 Olympics.
Since 2015, Carmen has been a dedicated dental assistant on our team. She grew up in Hamilton and relocated to Stoney Creek in 1998. When it comes to working closely with Dr. Brian Keleman, the highlight is helping patients achieve their dream smile. Since continuing education is important to her, she reads up on the latest advancements in technology in the dental field. Each day, Carmen sets her sights on success at work – including being an excellent right-hand to Dr. Brian – and home.
Outside the office, Carmen enjoys spending time with her husband Aidan and their little girl, Lillian. Her favourite TV show is Grey’s Anatomy. She never thought she’d be a mother, but now that she is, she wants to be the best parent she can.
Shannon has been with us for only year but is a key team member as a Certified Dental Assistant, Level II. Her favourite part of the job is interacting with patients and making them feel comfortable. Continuing education is important to her – because things are always evolving in dentistry. She studied at Career Canada and Medix College.
Shannon is a mom to two boys, Jackson and Lucas. She likes to watch them play hockey and volunteer at the arena. One day she would like to take her family to Ireland.
Our newest team member, Edgar grew up in the Philippines and came to King East Dental with 17 years of experience in dentistry in Saudi Arabia. He is a Dental Assistant, Level II. His primary goal is to develop his skills and provide the best service possible to patients. Like all of us at King East Dental, Edgar believes in doing a good job the first time around for long-lasting results.
At home, Edgar spends time with his wife Loida and daughter Dianne Grace. He has a pet bear … ask him about it the next time you’re in!
Another new member of our team, Marketa joined us in early 2018 as a Dental Assistant, Level II. In her role, she assists dentists with dental procedures and ensures patients are always comfortable. She loves her job because she is able to help others – and each day offers a new experience. Working at King East Dental is like being part of one big happy family.
When she’s not busy addressing the needs of patients, she goes for walks and spends quality time with her partner Diego and children, Sebastian and Amelia. She volunteers for her community’s annual spring cleanup. Marketa was born in Czech Republic and grew up in Hamilton.
Nadine has been a dental hygienist since 1995 – most of this time has been spent at King East Dental. She loves getting to know patients and making a difference in their lives and oral health. She provides up-to-date quality care in a warm, friendly environment. Nadine studied dental hygiene and dental assisting at Niagara College.
When she doesn’t have her hands full at work, Nadine likes to travel, spend time with family, cook, and be outside. She’s a supporter of several charities. Nadine is married with two children.
Mary has been with us since 2003 as a dental hygienist. She beams with joy when seeing improvements in patients’ oral health and how their overall health has also benefitted. Individualized patient care is important to her. She has a Dental Hygiene diploma and Dental Assisting, Level II certificate.
When she leaves the office, Mary likes to spend time with her husband Ryan and their three kids, Ava, Ella, and Evan. She’s a skilled vegetarian cook and is an ardent supporter of local businesses, farmers, and environmental initiatives. Mary has lived in Hamilton her entire life.
Since 2008, Suzy has provided valuable information to patients as a Registered Dental Hygienist. She equips them with the knowledge they need to make wise dental health decisions. She has an associate’s degree from Erie Community College and has taken continuing education courses.
Yoga and photography are two of her favourite pastimes. She cares deeply for animals … including her two cats, Bandit and Henry, and the rescue animals she helps as a volunteer. Suzy is the proud mom of three children – Jonathan, Jordan, and Logan.
Since 2014, Helen has worked closely with patients to improve their health and well-being. A Registered Dental Hygienist, she finds fulfillment in seeing someone’s oral health do a complete turnaround for the better. She treats patients as she would want to be treated – just like family. Her philosophy is: “Life is short, be happy, be healthy, and make it count!” She has an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Dental Hygiene.
For fun, Helen spends time with friends and family in cottage country. She also enjoys horseback riding. Her claim to fame is her incredible chocolate chip banana nut bread recipe – famous in town and “The Lone Star State” of Texas! She considers herself a “Texadian” because she was born and raised in Hamilton but went to college in Texas. She’s still having a hard time getting used to our winters! Her goal is to travel the world.