Dr. Michael Rondinelli
As a child growing up in Sarnia, Dr. Michael Rondinelli spent countless hours in his cousin’s dental office. He admired his cousin for being a leader in his community and working at a job he loved. Dr. Mike dreamed that one day he would also serve the people of Sarnia—a community where he has lived his entire life. After graduating as an Ontario Scholar from St. Christopher’s High School, Dr. Mike attended the University of Western Ontario, and earned an honours BA with a double major in genetics and molecular biology. He then made the bold decision to attend the University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry in downtown Detroit, Michigan.
Since graduating, Dr. Mike has returned to the university and often serves as a guest lecturer.
Dr. Alan Poole
Dr. Poole first made his passion and interest in dentistry known to many at a young age. In his Grade 6 speech at the Hogan School in Sarnia, ON, he spoke of his vision of the dental office where he would practice one day. His commitment to that vision continues to this day.
A native of Sarnia, Dr. Poole attended St. Christopher’s Secondary School. He went on to study at the Western University in London, ON where he obtained an Honors Bachelor degree in Microbiology and Immunology in 2011. In the fall of the same year, he accepted the offer to attend the University of Detroit Mercy (UDM) School of Dentistry in Detroit, MI, from where he earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree in 2015.
Dr. Gabriel Ponce
Growing up in Camlachie and attending school in the Sarnia area, Dr. Gabriel Ponce was always committed to giving back to his community. Whether it was volunteering with local charities or food drives, he was always an advocate for those in need. Once he realized his dream of becoming a dental healthcare provider, Dr. Ponce knew that he would return to his hometown to serve his community.
After graduating from St. Christopher’s High School, Dr. Ponce attended the University of Western Ontario, obtaining an Honours Bachelor degree in genetics and biochemistry, with a minor in medical sciences. His aspirations to provide care to those in need impelled him to attend the University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry in downtown Detroit, Michigan.
His public service in Detroit extended into volunteering at a number of events, including: an annual mouth guard clinic to provide free mouth guards to young athletes, an annual oral cancer screening clinic at the Detroit Men's Health Fair, a free dental service clinic for the homeless and underserved Detroit community through the St. Vincent de Paul Dental Clinic, and an annual "Give Kids a Smile" dental clinic to provide free dental care to underserved children who could not afford basic healthcare.
Dr. Alyson Kohlmeier
Dr. Alyson Kohlmeier was born and raised in Sarnia, Ontario. She was a student at St. Patrick’s High School where she received an athletic scholarship to the University of Michigan.
While at U of M, She ran for five years as a member of the cross-country , indoor and outdoor track and field teams. Dr. Kohlmeier was named an ESPN Academic All-American and Sophomore Athelete Scholar (2006) as a Wolverine. She won several Big Ten Titles and was a two-time All-American.
After Graduating from Michigan with a Bachelor of Science, she was accepted to the Schulich School of Dentistry at the University of Western Ontario. During dental school, Dr. Kohlmeier received the Centennial Orthodontic & Pediatric Dentistry Award and the Canadian Academy of Periodontology Award. Upon completion of her Dental degree, she began a one year Advanced Education of General Dentistry at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. This residency program focused on treatment planning and comprehensive care. Besides dentistry, she enjoys physical fitness, cooking and traveling.