1065 Midland Avenue, Kingston, Ontario, Canada

613.777.5050

Meet Dr. Waji Khan, CD, BSc, DDS, MBA, MEd

Dental Surgeon & CEO Cataraqui Woods Healthcare Services


Dr. Khan grew up in Scarborough, Ontario. After graduating from high school he attended the University of Toronto, Trinity College and graduated with a Bachelor of Science with High Distinction in 1997.  He then attended The University of Toronto Faculty of Dentistry and graduated with his Doctor of Dental Surgery in 2001.  Dr. Khan served as a dental officer in the Canadian Forces from 1998-2007.  Dr. Khan began practicing dentistry in Halifax, Nova Scotia with the Canadian Forces.  In the CF he learned a lot through mentorship with dental specialists and advanced dental training courses.  After a ten year career in the Canadian Forces, he then moved to Kingston with his wife and life partner Dr. Sohela Vaid in 2007 to pursue studies in Medicine and practice Dentistry. 

He is a current and past member of; both the Canadian and Ontario Dental Associations, the Canadian and Ontario Medical Associations, the American Academy of Implant Dentistry, the International Congress of Oral Implantology, the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, the Nova Scotia Dental Association, the Kingston and District Dental Society, the Halifax County Dental Society, Xi Psi Phi Dental Fraternity, United States Army Medical Department Regiment, American Dental Education Association, Nova Scotia Medical Legal Society, Nova Scotia Oral Medicine Study Club.

Dr. Khan is proud to have founded the Khan Foundation for Children in 2002, an organization which seeks to provide oral health care to disadvantaged children with a particular focus on education and prevention of disease.  Dr. Khan is a recipient of the Queen's Golden Jubilee Medal and the Order of St. John.  He is also a recipient of the 15 year Voluntarism award from the Ministry of Citizenship in the Province of Ontario.  Outside of work Dr. Khan enjoys being a husband and a parent.  His hobbies include playing baseball, playing guitar, jazz music, golfing poorly and playing ice hockey not well at all.

Dr. Khan enjoys working in all areas of dentistry with a particular interest in cosmetic/esthetic, implant, sedation, restorative, orthodontic and surgical dentistry to improve oral health and boost confidence. He also is committed to his profession through his current and past work in; dental research, dental education as a clinical instructor to dental students at Dalhousie University and the University of Toronto Faculty of Dentistry, and as a lecturer both Nationally and Internationally.  He is dedicated to providing oral health care in
a comfortable, welcoming environment, where every patient is a friend. Come in and relax.  At Cat Woods Dentistry, everyone leaves with a bigger, brighter smile.

 

 

 

 

 

Meet Dr. Sohela Vaid, DMD

Dental Surgeon

 

Dr. Vaid graduated from the University of Saskatchewan Dental School in 2003. She enjoys all aspects of dentistry.  She loves running and spending time with her husband & two kids.  

Meet Dr. Christina Yun, DDS

Dental Surgeon

 

Dr. Yun graduated from dental school in Australia in 2022. 

Meet Dr. Jasmeet Panesar, DDS

Dental Surgeon

 

Dr. Panesar graduated from dental school in Australia in 2021. 

Meet Tyler Ballantyne, DD

Denturist and Implant Retained Denture Specialist

 

Tyler is originally from St. Catherines, ON.  He graduated from the George Brown Denturism program in 2009.  Tyler has many years of experience in providing patients with denture solutions with and without dental implants.  In his spare time he enjoys spending time with his kids, going to the gym and spending time with his wife Allie, who is a massage therapist.  He is very excited to be on the team at Cat Woods Dentistry and to have an opportunity to bring a smile to the face of his patients.

Meet Byron Emmons

Chief Operating Officer

 

Byron grew up in Kingston and attended Carleton University.  He has worked in many fields and has cut his "teeth" in the dental industry.  He is the main point of contact in the office and runs the day-to-day operations.  Byron is very proud to be a part of this amazing team. 

Meet Cassandra Crawford

Chief Clinical Co-ordinator

 

Cassie was born and raised in the small hamlet of Colebrook, ON, just north of Kingston. Growing up “in the country” has given Cassie a love of the outdoors, and she spends as much time as she can fishing, hiking, and swimming at the family cottage on Buck Bay. Her and her husband Jake have a loveable Sheppard mix named Odin who loves swimming and romps at the dog park. Cassie graduated with honours from Holy Cross, and was a graduate of the Saint Lawrence College Social Service Worker program. With her extensive administrative skills and her outgoing personality, Cassie is ready to make sure all our patients have a relaxing and enjoyable experience every time they visit the clinic!

 

Meet Mahalia Johnson, RDH

Dental Hygienist

 

Mahalia has worked in the dental profession for over 30 years and is excited to see you at Cat Woods Dentistry.

Meet Jacqueline Akey, RDH

Dental Hygienist

 

Jacqui is glad to be back in Kingston, after some time away.  Jacqui was born and raised in the Kingston area.  She has been a dental hygienist for some time now.  When she is not at work she enjoys spending time with her family in the great outdoors.  

Meet Lisa Lavoie, RDH

Dental Hygienist

 

Lisa joins us from Brockville.  We are proud to have Lisa as a part of the oral health care team at Cat Woods Dentistry.

Meet Khushi Sevak, RDH

Dental Hygienist

 

Khushj joins us from Toronto.  We are proud to have Khushi as a part of the oral health care team at Cat Woods Dentistry.

Meet Richelle Lawrence, CDA Level II

Dental Assistant

 

Richelle joined the team @ Cat Woods Dentistry in January 2014.  Richelle brings many years of experience to our office, having graduated from KLC in 2006.  Richelle looks forward to seeing you at the office.

Meet Adele Jones, CDA Level II

Dental Assistant

 

Adele joined the team @ Cat Woods Dentistry in 2013.  Adele brings many years of experience to our office, having graduated from KLC in 2007.  Adele looks forward to seeing you at the office.

Meet Derek Ho, CDA Level I

Dental Assistant

 

Derek is from Belleville.

Meet Aasim Lalani, CDA Level I

Dental Assistant

 

Aasim is from Kingston.

Meet Khushwinder Singh, CDA Level 1

Dental Assistant 


Khushwinder is from India where he practiced as a dentist before moving to Canada.

Meet Katina Jodoin

Sterilization Technician 

 

Katina is from Kingston.

Meet Michelle Gilliespie

Clinical Co-ordinator

 

Michelle is currently on maternity leave.

Meet Julie

Cat Woods Denture Centre Clinical Co-ordinator


Julie is from Kingston. 

Meet Byron Tripard

Sinclair Dental Representative


Byron is from Ottawa.  He is married to a dental hygienist.  He is the proud father of 2 boys who love to play hockey and keep their dad busy!  Byron is proud to be a part of the supply chain for the provision of oral health care at Cat Woods Dentistry.

Meet Zano and Zeus Khan

Therapy Dogs


Zano & Zeus are both purebred champion Rottweilers from the Czech Republic.  They are very friendly and love people.  They looks forward to meeting you at your next visit.