Meet our team

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Melanie Bianco

Owner/ RRDH

Melanie is a Registered Restorative Dental Hygienist with more than 20+ years of experience practicing in the Burlington-Aldershot area. Melanie began as Dental Assistant in 1995 so she has been providing quality dental care for over 25 years.  

Melanie believes in providing in-depth patient support, excellent customer service, following the highest standards of infection prevention, and increasing awareness of dental health as it contributes to child development, overall health and being engaged with the community. 

Melanie's professional accreditation include: 

  • Registered Dental Hygienist since 2001 

  • Registered Restorative Dental Hygienist since 2016 

  • Registered with the College of Dental Hygienists of Ontario  

  • Member of Canadian Dental Hygiene Association 

  • Gold Winner of 2022 Burlington Readers Choice Award for Hygienist

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Dr. Corola Hinojosa-Aparico 

DDS

Dr. Hinojosa is committed to excellence in all aspects of general dentistry and is trained in various specialties including: Restorative Dentistry, Endodontics, Fixed Prosthodontics, Aesthetic Dentistry, Pediatrics, Dental Implants, Nitrous Oxide, Orthodontics including Invisalign, CEREC and Therapeutic Botox. Dr. Hinojosa has over 15 years of experience and is proficient in both English and Spanish and has a strong understanding of Portuguese. 
 
Dr. Hinojosa graduated among the top of her class from the Doctor of Dental Medicine program at the University of San Simon in Bolivia and is dedicated to customized and comprehensive treatment approaches using high quality materials, state-of-the-art technology and continuing education. Outside of the office, she enjoys spending time with her family, friends, and two dogs, and loves to listen to music and entertain others.  

 
“My belief is to always improve myself and the services I offer as a dentist. This is why I am always taking continuing education courses to update my knowledge and skills. In my experience we learn something new every day and we always grow as professionals and as people.” - Dr. Carola Hinojosa 

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Kimberly Dobson-Bland

Office Manager 

Kimberly has over 20 years of customer service and management experience. Her background includes retail management, sales and HR. In addition, Kimberly has 12 years of experience in the residential construction field working in all levels including: job quoting, in field labour, project management and small business ownership.  She recently won the 2022 Platinum Readers Choice Award for Overall Professional Services. 

Kimberly has decided to focus and grow her skills in business management and administration. She believes in constantly learning, growing and improving. When Kimberly is not at work, she enjoys reading, doing cardio kick-boxing, and spending time with her family. 

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Kari Slade

RDH

Hello! My name is Kari Slade,  I am an Independent Registered Dental Hygienist, and the President of Kari Panting Slade Dental Hygiene Professional Corporation. I have owned and operated Something To Smile About since 2020.

I am originally from Brampton, and moved to Brantford in 2015. I have been practicing Dental hygiene for nearly 15 years!  For the last 5 years I have been working in pediatric dentistry, as well as general practice. I have a strong passion for working with children and special needs clients;  and preventive based, patient focused, care. 

During COVID lockdown, I decided to pursue continuing my education in a long standing interest of mine - helping individuals with jaw pain and teeth grinding.  Very quickly this lead me to discover Myofunctional Therapy. 

It was like a light bulb went off! This was clearly the missing link in oral health services I had been searching for. Finally, something to offer to my patients who have tongue ties, tongue thrusts, teeth grinding,  jaw pain, orthodontic relapse, and so many other symptoms we had been treating, to finally be able to help correct the cause! 

Once I entered the world of Independent practice I was hooked! The opportunity to meet clients where they are at, and provide the highest quality of care, has quickly become my life’s passion!

In Spring of 2021,  I was thrilled to expand my business, with the introduction of custom tray fabrication (sports guards and bleaching trays.) Yet another way to customize the Dental Hygiene experience, by offering on-site (mobile) services!

Kari Panting Slade Dental Hygiene Professional Corporation began operation as Something To Smile About in 2021,  streamlining the journey towards increasing access to care at the community level, and providing a holistic approach to dental hygiene care.

We are members of the following associations:

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