Meet the Team at Cameron Dental!
Dr. Hailey Hutton
Dr. Hailey Hutton was born and raised in Edmonton. She graduated in 2012 with her Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences and Psychology at the University of Alberta. She then went on to complete her Dentistry Degree at the U of A. During her studies she was one of the school social reps and the Dental Students Association President. Dr. Hailey has always been actively involved in her community. She was a core member of her youth Rotary club. She loves to travel and give back to those around her. She visited Kenya in 2009 and 2011 to help build two schools. She also is a regular volunteer for Edmonton's inner city SHINE dentistry clinic. In 2016, she travelled to Peru to help provide much needed dental care. Dr. Hailey enjoys hiking, biking, running, yoga, cooking, weekends at Pigeon Lake, travelling and taking the family dog, Lucy for long walks along the North Saskatchewan. Dr. Cameron's scouted high and low for the best possible fit for our family oriented clinic. Once we met Dr. Hailey, we instantly knew she was "the One"! ;) She is so awesome with her caring attitude and ability to really hear what the patient is asking. We are very lucky to have her join our Cam Fam. She is excited to get to know all our patients and become a part of the Fort Saskatchewan community!
Dr. Jason Cameron
Dr. Jason Cameron was born in Fort Saskatchewan in 1977. He grew up in the Fort working as a pizza delivery boy for Gus's for 6 years during high school. He then attended the University of Alberta in 1999, where he completed his 4 year dentistry degree in 2003. He practiced dentistry in Edmonton until 2005 when he purchased a dental practice in a small town called LaCrete AB. In December of 2011 Jason met Tammy and in 2013 they married in July in Fort Sask and the LaCrete practice was sold in September of that year. Jason now has 2 little boys, Jace and Charlie and is very excited to grow his family and start a dental practice with his wife in the place that he grew up in. Although the city has grown so much since he last lived here in 1999, it still feels like a small town with a close knit community.
Dr. Tammy Cameron
Dr. Tammy Cameron grew up in the small town of North Battleford, Saskatchewan. She moved to Edmonton to attend the University of Alberta and completed a bachelor of science undergrad in 2006, a Dental Hygiene diploma 2008 and her Dentistry Degree in 2012. She was Class President of her Dentistry Program and was involved in many different organizations throughout her school years. After graduation, she knew she wanted to work in a small town, so she started to work as a Dentist in Redwater, north of Fort Saskatchewan. Although she is a proud Saskatchewanian, (as seen by her Roughrider gear scattered throughout the clinic), she met Dr. Jason Cameron in her last year of dental school, fell in love with him and his hometown of Fort Saskatchewan. In 2014, she had a sweet little baby boy named Jace and in 2015 she welcomed another little boy, Charlie. Charlie is frequently at the clinic, sharing his giggles and smiles with everyone. Now, she is looking forward to developing an honest and caring clinic in the place where her family will grow.
Jace and Charlie Cameron
Jace and Charlie Cameron are the Cameron Dental Greeters. They test out all of our waiting room toys minus the xbox, they're still working on their dexterity. They are great tour guides of where all the treasure chests are in the office. They enjoy their milk breaks, Daniel Tiger and their favorite book is Peppa pig stories.
Tanis Nicholls (Office Manager Cameron Dental)
Tanis Nicholls was born in Edmonton and raised in Sherwood Park. In 2011, Tanis and her husband Marc moved to Fort Saskatchewan. Together they are raising their two sons in a community they love. In the past, Tanis has worked as a receptionist and administrative assistant. After staying at home to raise her boys, Tanis has decided to re-enter the workforce.
She enjoys spending her summers at the lake with her family and her two dogs. She spends the winter months cheering her sons on at their hockey games. She is an enthusiastic individual who will ensure your visit to Cameron Dental is a positive experience.
We are so happy that Tanis can share her warmth, and cheerful presence with our patients. Welcome to the team Tanis!
Melanie Polanski (Office Manager Cameron Dental Westpark)
Melanie Polanski was born and raised in the northwest side of Edmonton. She moved to Fort Saskatchewan in 2008, where she eventually married and started a family with her husband Jeff Polanski. Since then, she had the sweetest little boy, Carter, in 2014 and Ellie joined the family in 2016. Melanie met Dr. Tammy through Fort Sask new moms network, where they bonded over the commonality of being new moms and wine. Melanie joined the Cameron Dental team from the day we had open. In summer months, you can find Melanie enjoying the great outdoors. Melanie enjoys spending time at the cabin, family trips to B.C., running the local trails and playing ball in the Fort softball league.
Jessie Turner, RDAII (Dental Assistant)
Jessie Turner was born and raised on an acreage in the Gibbons area. She graduated from dental assisting in 2004 from NAIT in Edmonton, AB. Her experience with dental assisting has made her a very valuable member of the Cameron Dental team. She is efficient, knowledgable and can make any patient feel at ease.
She absolutely loves baseball, she played fastball for the devils for 14 years and continues to play in a league in the Spring. She loves watching and talking about hockey and any activity that has to do with outdoors. She can brand cows, make hay and relate to any farm talk you can throw her way.
Some fun facts: She also has an identical twin that lives in Redwater, AB. Her favorite baseball team is the YANKEES!
Kristal Bouwman, RDAII (Dental Assistant)
Kristal Bouwman was born in the city of Calgary AB in 1995. Shortly after her parents decided to move to the then small town of Fort Saskatchewan and she's been raised here ever since. Kristal recently graduated from John Paul II High School in 2013 and then jumped right into the Dental Assisting Program at KDM Dental College in Edmonton, AB. She graduated there in 2014.
Kristal sincerely loves making people smile whether its in the dental chair or on a day to day basis! On her spare time you'll find her at one of these many places, the yoga studio, snowboarding, golf course or at her parents local gym, Johnny B Fit in Fort Saskatchewan. Kristal could not be more excited to start her new chapter with the Cameron Dental Team.
Cameron Dental is so happy to welcome Kristal, her bubbly personality is infectious and her hard work ethic demonstrates her small town upbringing. She looks forward to meeting you!
Sydney Potter, RDA II (Dental Assistant)
Sydney Potter was born in Edmonton and raised in our very own city, Fort Saskatchewan. Sydney attended KDM Dental College graduating from the Dental Assisting program in 2015. Syd always has a smile on her face which can easily be spread around the office and to patients. She loves making people feel comfortable ensuring they have a positive dental experience. Her attention to detail and enthusiasm for dental has had patients surprised she is so new to this career.
Sydney fell in love with dance at the age of 3 and has been dancing ever since. At the age of 15 she started teaching at her family owned dance studio 'dance at Brijets'. Syd enjoys spending time outdoors no matter the season! Whether its at the lake with family and friends in the summer or heading to the mountains for snowboarding in the winter, living an active life keeps her energized and well-balanced. Sydney is very excited to be a part of the Cameron Dental team and is looking forward to growing her career and skills so much more!
Jen Hobson, RDH (Dental Hygienist)
Jen Hobson was born and raised in Edmonton and grew up on the north side of the city. In 2004, she began studying sciences at the University of Alberta. This is where she graduated from the Dental Hygiene Program as class president in 2008.
Her hygiene career has brought her experience in periodontal assessment and preventative therapy, oral cancer screenings, and dental health education and instruction. She also worked in public health for several years providing oral health screenings and education for Early Childhood (18-36 months) and preschool aged children.
In 2014, Jen married local optometrist Dr. Colin Hobson and together with their dogs, Kevin and George, purchased a home and settled into the Fort Saskatchewan community of West Park.
In the summers, you can find Jen and the dogs running through the trails. She also enjoys boating, gardening and playing volleyball with the Edmonton Volleyball association.
Cameron Dental is so excited to have Jen as part of our team. She is so friendly, smart and makes everyone feel welcome. She is so happy to meet her new patients and looks forward to seeing you soon!
Ashley Holloway, RDH (Dental Hygienist)
Ashley is our honorary Fort Saskatchewanian, she grew up in Sherwood Park and recently made the move to Beaumont. She just loves her patients that much, she makes the drive :) In 2007, she began her post-secondary studies at Grant MacEwan, then transferred to University of Alberta's Dental Hygiene program in 2009. This is where she met Dr. Tammy. She graduated in 2012 as class president with her Bachelor of Science Degree with specialization in dental hygiene. Ashley loves working as a dental hygienist, for real! She volunteers doing dental hygiene for homeless people in Edmonton and has done two international dental missions in third world countries.
Ashley's favourite things to do outside of work are travelling, going to concerts and music festivals. She loves checking out new restaurants and markets. And her all time favourite thing to do is spend time with her family, friends and her puppies!!
We are very happy to welcome Ashley to our team, she has a bright energy and you can always hear her laugh throughout our clinic.
Michelle Ostashek, RDH (Dental Hygienist)
Michelle is born, raised and now resides in Fort Saskatchewan. Shegraduated from the Dental Hygiene program at the University of Alberta in 2008; and again with a Bachelor of Science degree specializing in Dental Hygiene in 2009. Michelle moved to and began working in Edmonton shortly after graduation. Since 2011 Michelle has been working full-time at a periodontal specialty office, and recently took on an additional part-time position with Cameron Dental. Michelle and her husband Jay made the exciting leap to move back to Fort Saskatchewan after purchasing a home in 2013 that they are (very) slowly working on renovating.
In her spare time Michelle enjoys camping, golfing, baking and taking fitness classes like yoga and barre. Michelle is thrilled to be able to work so close to home while being a part of such an amazing team!
Michelle's expertise in Periodontics is such a special treat for our office. She is beyond caring and sweet. We are very happy Michelle is working with us!!
Alex McPherson, RDH (Dental Hygienist)
Alex McPherson was born and raised here in Fort Saskatchewan. She began taking sciences at the University of Alberta in 2012 and graduated with a dental hygiene diploma in 2016, then graduated again with a Bachelor of Science degree with specialization in dental hygiene in 2017. Alex is very excited to be working in the community she has always called home. In her spare time Alex likes to go to concerts, go camping and spend time with her family, friends as well as her puppies and kitties. Alex grew up playing hockey, so in the wintertime you can catch Alex at the outdoor rinks or cheering on the Oilers.