Dr. Emile Rodrigues - Billings Bridge Dental Centre - Ottawa
I earned a BDS from the University of Bombay in 1981, and a DMD from the University of Manitoba in 1984. I'm a current member of the Canadian Dental Association (CDA), Ontario Dental Association (ODA), and the Ottawa Dental Society (ODS).
We've come a long way since I helped co-found Billings Bridge Dental Centre back in 1984! I'm extremely proud of our dedicated support staff and my professional colleagues - dentists and hygienists alike. Working together in this wonderfully large and diverse environment challenges us all to be better each day.
Many patients feel like old friends whom I have the privilege of helping achieve optimal oral health. When I'm not at work, I enjoy family, golf, and travel.
Patti - CDA Level II
"I've learned that you can't hide a piece of broccoli in a glass of milk."
I know that because i'm a mom to two beautiful daughters (Who look a lot like me) and because it's one of many words of wisdom i see in our operatory each day. When you come visit us next time, let me know which saying you like best.
I've been a Certified Dental Assistant for longer then I should probably tell you. The reason I love working with Dr. Rodrigues is because he cares a great deal for each patient, keeps me impossibly busy during the day, and expects me to read his mind - which I almost always do! In my spare time, our family does all kinds of fun things together. I like gardening, boating, and reading too.
Tammy - Administrator
Before arriving at Billings Bridge Dental Centre in 1996, I gained experience as an office administrator at a 24-hour emergency veterinary hospital. My first position in the dental field involved contacting our patients about their upcoming dental hygiene appointments. Eventually, I took on the responsibility of administrative duties for Dr. Rodrigues and his patients.
Several years ago, I took a few years to gain additional experience at other dental practices in Ottawa. Now I’m thrilled to be back working with Dr. Rodrigues and his wonderful patients, as well as assisting with the centre’s financial management.
People say I’m good at coaching new staff. I guess that’s because I always appreciate when others share their wisdom with me. You’ll sometimes find me sitting in the Reception Area visiting with my favourite patients (which could be you if you came in more often!).
I grew up in Ottawa. My favourite season is Winter because I love hibernating and reading. And I’m just crazy about my fur babies: Roy, Dexter and Tough Guy. (These are cats.)