Meet Dr. Mudhar Al-Bayati
Before becoming a Welland dentist, Dr. Mudhar achieved his doctorate at the University of British Columbia’s (UBC) Faculty of Dentistry. He has worked across Canada and internationally since 1997.
Dr. Mudhar’s goal is to make Welland Dental Centre “a comfortable and inviting environment for all patients.” He enjoys all aspects of dentistry but is particularly interested in oral surgery, as well as restorative and cosmetic dental treatments.
Away From The Office
While he works, Dr. Mudhar loves listening to classical music. But when he’s not helping perfect your smile, he enjoys watching and playing soccer.
Meet Dr. Yasser Mohammed
Just like Dr. Mudhar, Dr. Yasser graduated from UBC’s Faculty of Dentistry. He has been helping patients as a dentist for more than 20 years.
Dr. Yasser prides himself on treating all patients with respect and care. He believes that effective treatment starts with listening to you first. At the core of his philosophy is the fact that a healthy mouth is integral to a healthy body. “I aim to help my patients maintain a beautiful and healthy smile by presenting them with all possible treatment options while offering my impartial professional opinion,” he says. Dr. Yasser has a gentle and caring touch, and his approach to dentistry is preventive and conservative.
Away From The Office
Aside from dentistry, Dr. Yasser is a devoted family man. He’s married with a twin son and daughter who fill up his spare time … and he wouldn’t have it any other way!
About Our Team
Hanna, Practice Manager
No doubt about it, Hanna ensures that our practice runs like a well-oiled machine. The highlight of her day is interacting with patients and fellow team members. Her nugget of wisdom is, “there’s no better time than now to take care of yourself.” What attracted her to Welland Dental Centre is that it offers a healthy, happy work environment that everyone enjoys. Hanna is a certified dental assistant.
When she’s not at the office, Hanna enjoys spending time with her husband, Nathan, and daughter, cooking, and baking. She wants to one day travel the world.
Kate, Scheduling Coordinator & Social Media Manager
Kate studied dental assisting and has been working in her chosen field since 2012. She achieves tremendous job satisfaction helping patients get the treatments they need and engaging with our audience on social media. It’s also gratifying to see patients leave the office happy and confident because of the care they’ve received. Kate says she was drawn to Welland Dental Centre because of our commitment to quality dentistry and the friendly atmosphere.
Outside of the office, she enjoys spending time with family and friends. She has a partner named Zac and a young daughter. Two cats, Mufasa, and Patches are also part of her family. Kate was born and raised in Welland.
Ashley, Registered Dental Hygienist
After spending three years studying human geography at Brock University, Ashley decided to find a career she could be passionate about. She graduated from the Pre-Health Science and Dental Hygiene program at Niagara College (with honours) and received the Hu-Friedy Golden Scaler Award. Ashley branched out into many aspects of dentistry including teaching, sales, and consulting. She prides herself on making your dental visit a pleasant and comfortable experience – and she always wants you to leave feeling educated and a welcomed member of the Welland Dental Centre family. In her spare time, she enjoys playing softball, kickboxing, and spending time with family and friends.
Hailey, Registered Dental Hygienist
Hailey graduated from Georgian College’s Advanced Dental Hygiene program (with honours). She works hard to ensure patients feel welcomed and are comfortable during their appointments. Hailey loves meeting new people, hearing their stories, and learning on the job. One of her aims is to help patients achieve their oral health goals and maintain a healthy smile through education and intervention. She was drawn to our practice because of its workplace environment and the camaraderie among staff. Hailey enjoys travelling, spending time outdoors, and catching up with friends and family. She grew up in Tillsonburg and relocated to Niagara Falls in 2021 because her boyfriend, Geo, is from the Welland area. She likes exploring the Niagara area and its outdoor activities. Hailey hopes to travel the world, starting with Europe over the next few years.
Andrea, Patient Coordinator
As our receptionist, Andrea is in constant contact with patients. She enjoys greeting everyone and assisting them with their appointments. Her motto is, “a healthy smile is a happy smile.” Andrea’s education includes dental assisting, dental hygiene, and dental office administration. She is grateful to work close to home and be part of a positive practice culture.
Andrea has a partner named Robert and two children. She enjoys golfing, swimming in the pool, and playing Scrabble. She grew up in Welland and now lives in Fenwick. Her dream is to one day travel to Santorini, one of the most well-known Greek islands.
Joanna, Dental Hygienist
Joanna has a diploma in dental hygiene from Niagara College and a bachelor’s degree in dental hygiene from Northern Arizona University. She is in the process of completing a master’s degree in microbiology and cell science at the University of Florida. As a dental hygienist, Joanna educates patients on prevention and the best homecare practices. She excels at this because she motivates patients to look after their smiles and involves them in the appointment. She chose our dental team because of the collaborative and friendly environment and caring and thorough dentists.
Joanna likes to draw, paint, exercise, and watch baseball when she’s not at the office. She was born in Toronto and moved to Niagara as a teen. She currently lives in Fonthill.
Melissa, Dental Hygienist
Melissa has two diplomas – one in dental assisting and another in dental hygiene, both of which she earned at Niagara College. Preventive care is at the heart of what she does, including educating patients about the link between oral and systemic health. Each day, she works hard to provide individualized treatment plans and set goals with patients to achieve optimal oral health. Melissa appreciates being surrounded by a supportive team that treats everyone like family.
She is married to Scott and has one son and a rottweiler named Harley. In her spare time, she likes Seadooing on the lake and hiking with her dog, a rescue puppy. She also is involved in charities that support cancer and mental health awareness. Melissa misses travelling. She hopes to hit it big in the lottery so she can buy an island!
Scott, Dental Office Administrator
As part of our team for almost a year, Scott is new to the dental industry and chose to join Welland Dental Centre because of our dedicated, compassionate, collaborative approach to care. He’s committed to providing personable and efficient customer service, loves meeting new people and interacting with patients, and his health care philosophy is that investing in your well-being is always a smart choice.
When he’s not in the office, Scott enjoys traveling, camping, and listening to music.
Norah, Sterilization Assistant
Part of our team for almost one year, Norah is focused on keeping our office and tools clean, sterilized, and safe! One of her favorite job aspects is talking to patients, and she loves the camaraderie she’s built with her co-workers. It’s her dream to become a dental hygienist one day.
Away from the office, Norah enjoys spending time with her partner Nathan, her German Shepherd named Buster, and her family and friends.