Meet Our Team




Meet Dr. James Gallant  


While growing up in Windsor Ontario, Dr. Gallant spent his summer vacations in the valley.  He graduated from the University of Western Ontario in London with a major in physiology.  Dr. Gallant then went on to continue his education in dentistry at the University of Toronto.  In 1987, upon graduation, he re-located his family to Pembroke and set up practice. He and his wife Cheryl raised their four daughters to be proud “Valley Girls”.

Dr. Gallant continues to upgrade his education and is dedicated to lifelong learning to provide the best possible care to his patients. He is a member of numerous professional organizations and study clubs. 

Outside of the office Dr. Gallant enjoys sports, woodworking, boating and restoring his Classic Mustangs.  Below Dr. Gallant and his best friend Vesper are pictured with their completed 1966 Mustang Coupe.  The second picture is the current project car, a 1966 Mustang Convertible.  They hope to have it on the road in 2021. 










Our Office Manager Jessica


HI, my name is Jessica Throop.  I am a mother of two soon to be teenage boys!  We added to our family a very energetic, goofy and loving Bernedoodle we named Vader.  He has made a wonderful addition to our home.  Between my children and my dog, they keep my life very busy.  I was born and raised in the Ottawa Valley and completed post secondary education in 2002 from the Dental Assisting Program.  I like to think dental chose me as it was not my primary interest growing up.  Previous to Dental Assisting my love for young children led me to complete my Early Childhood Education program.  This fondness still remains true to me in our dental office.  Seeing our adolescent patients grow up to become adult patients is awesome!  Being part of this truly amazing dental team makes every day engaging. Change and evolution is a challenge I embrace.  



Our Hygienist Becky

Becky has been a Dental Hygienist for 22 years and before that was a Dental Assistant for 2.    She has been with our office for the past 17 years.    As well as being busy during the day, she is a full time mom to her 16 year old son and is also a Professional Musician playing fiddle and singing in The Fiddleheads band.  During her spare time she enjoys volunteering with the Valley Warriors hockey and soccer team for special needs kids, playing golf, camping in the summer and being a hockey mom.   




Our Hygienist Sandi 

Sandi is a Registered Dental Hygienist who graduated from Algonquin College in 2002.  She graduated from the Certified Dental Assisting Program in 1997.  She joined our team in 2015 and is excited to call our Pembroke office home!  When Sandi is not working, she is enjoying her time with family, friends and cottage life.





Our Dental Assistant Selena

Selena started with us November 2009.  She moved from out west to relocate near family here in Pembroke.  She has a 14 year old so and enjoys her two cats.   






Our Office Administrator Lora

Lora graduated from Dental Assisting in 2011 where she attended Canadore College. She has worked as a Dental Assistant and Office Administrator since 2013.  In her spare time she enjoys camping,fishing,canoeing and being outdoors.  She loves being with family and will do absolutely anything for her furry friend Harley who is a Jack Russell/Chihuahua mix!






Our Office Administrator Christine 

Christine was born and raised in Pembroke.  She graduated from Champlain High School.  Christine has been working in the Dental Administration field for 11years.  She joined our team in 2018 and is enjoying her new dental family. In her free time she enjoys kayaking and spending time with her family.




Our Dental Assistant Natasha 


My name is Natasha Chartrand.  I am born and raised in Pembroke, went to Jeanne Lajoie High School.  I have a 15 year daughter and 12 year old son.  I recently finished my Level 1 Dental Assisting online and my HARP certification at Algonquin College in Ottawa.  When I am not working I enjoy playing softball and watching my children play softball and hockey. 



Our Therapy Dog Vesper

Vesper has been with our office for 9 months now.  She brings out smiles and comfort to everyone in the office.