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.Despite owning and operating a busy office, Dr. Mike maintains an active quest for knowledge. He attended over 300 hours of continuing education classes this year in the areas of cosmetic dentistry, oral implants, orthodontics, and endodontics. He is an active member of the Canadian Dental Association, Ontario Dental Association, Michigan Dental Association, American Dental Association, Hands on Training Club, Lambton County Dental Society, Academy of General Dentistry and many others.
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. Eric Neves
Dr. Eric Neves was born and raised in London, Ontario. His initial interest in dentistry began after shadowing his mentor at a local dental office. Upon graduating from St. Thomas Aquinas Secondary School, Dr. Neves went on to study at the University of Western Ontario where he obtained an Honours Bachelor degree in Medical Sciences with Distinction in 2014. During his time at Western, he participated in a mission trip where he was given the opportunity to provide dental services to underserved communities in Costa Rica and Nicaragua. Following this experience, he decided to make it a lifetime goal to become a dentist and fulfill his ambition to give back to his community. Dr. Neves attended the University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry where he earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree in 2018.
A devoted lifelong learner, Dr. Neves enjoys spending time with leaders in the dental field in order to further his knowledge in the latest techniques and treatments. His future goals are to advance his experience with dental implantology and cosmetic dentistry so that he can offer these treatments to his patients.
In his spare time, Dr. Neves enjoys travelling and spending time with friends and family. As a newcomer to Sarnia, he looks forward to meeting new people and exploring what the city has to offer.
Dr. David Wu
Dr. David Wu was raised in Toronto, Ontario. He attended the University of Toronto for an Honours Bachelors of Science in 2014. He then attended dental school at the University of Western Ontario’s Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, where he earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery in 2019.
During his time in dental school, he has been involved in many mission trips providing dental services to less fortunate and underfunded communities all over the world such as Nepal, Grenada, and Moose Factory Native Indian Reserve Northern Ontario. He was also involved with the local dental outreach programs (DOCS) in London where he organized and managed oral hygiene presentations to elementary schools across the Thames Valley District School Board for three years.
Outside of the clinic, Dr. Wu is an explorer and traveller. He is an avid rock climber, guitar player, and foodie. He also spends time agility training his dog. Dr. Wu is an active member of the Canadian Dental Association and the Ontario Dental Association.
Dr. Jordan Khankhet
Dr. Jordan Khankhet was born and raised in Cambridge, Ontario. He attended McMaster University where he completed an Honours Bachelor degree as well as a Master of Science degree in Biology. While at McMaster, he was part of the varsity fencing team where he competed at the Ontario University Athletics championships.
Dr. Jordan then went onto the University of Western Ontario to complete his Doctor of Dental Surgery where he graduated with distinction. During his time at Western, he was involved with a mission trip in Uganda where he provided dental services for community members of all ages at a local elementary school.
After graduating, Dr. Jordan worked as a dentist in a small town in Nova Scotia and has now returned to Ontario to be closer to friends and family. He is excited to be a part of the community and looks forward to meeting everyone.