Brandi – Office Manager/Level II Dental Assistant

Brandi is a level II dental assistant who graduated from Fanshawe College in 2000. She is H.A.R.P., First Aid and CPR certified. Brandi has worked in oral surgery since 2001 and has worked as Dr. Shuren’s assistant since 2003 as both a surgical assistant and office administrator.

Jenn – Registered Nurse

I started working at Great Lakes Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Centre in 2013. I have had the pleasure of working with Dr. Shuren, Dr. Stapleford, and Dr. Walker. I am a Level II Dental Assistant as well as a Registered Nurse with my Bachelors in Science. I am BLS Healthcare Provider, ACLS, and PALS certified. You will find me working in multiple areas such as consults, operating room, and recovery room. I enjoy being able to help individuals through stressful times and see them smile at the end of their treatment.

Alicia – Registered Nurse

Alicia graduated in 2015 with her Bachelor of Science in Nursing at the University of Windsor-collaboration program. She has been with Great Lakes Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Centre since January 2016. She works in surgery and in the recovery rooms. Alicia is ACLS, PALS, CPR and First Aid certified.

Erin – Receptionist

Erin graduated in 2015 from St. Clair College’s Medical Administration Program. Erin has over 2 years of experience helping patients and being a welcoming face of a busy office. Erin joined the Team at Great Lakes Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Centre in 2017

Marilyn – Registered Nurse

Marilyn is the recovery nurse at Great Lakes Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Centre. She has been a Registered Nurse since 2001. Marilyn is also currently employeed by St. John’s Hospital in Grosse Point, MI as a Medical/Surgical nurse. She enjoys working in the medical and dental fields. Marilyn is current in ACLS, PALS, First Aid and CPR. Marilyn can be found in the recovery room taking care of patients after surgical procedures.


Samantha obtained her Bachelor of Arts Honors Degree from the University of Windsor. She is continuing her education. She joined the Team at Great Lakes Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Centre in November of 2017.

Mary Jo – Registered Nurse

Mary Jo received her nursing diploma at St. Clair College and then went on to work at Hotel-Dieu Hospital. Mary Jo has worked with both Dr. Shuren and Dr. Stapleford for many years now. She is ACLS, PALS, First Aid, and CPR certified. Mary Jo feels that working in an active oral surgery office has allowed her a great nursing career and yet, she still gets to spend valuable time with her husband and two daughters.

Samantha – Registered Nurse

Samantha Graduated from the Collaborative Honours Bachelor of Science in Nursing program at The University of Windsor in 2011. Upon graduation, she worked as a community shift nurse in Ottawa, primarily with pediatric clients. She returned to the Windsor-Essex Area & has been at Great Lakes Oral Surgery Centre for over a year. Samantha is ACLS & PALS certified.

Tammy – Level II Dental Assistant

Tammy began working at Great Lakes in June 2010 upon graduating from Everest College. She is a Level II Certified Dental Assistant who is H.A.R.P. certified and current in First Aid & CPR.

Michelle – Level II Dental Assistant

Michelle is a Level II Dental Assistant. She graduated in 2013 from St. Clair College and started working immediately in general dentistry. Michelle then joined Great Lakes Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Centre in September of 2017. She is HARP/CPR/First Aid Certified. When not working, Michelle spends time with her husband and 3 children.

Brittney – Level II Dental Assistant

Brittney graduated in 2014 from St. Clair College in Windsor as a Level II Dental Assistant. Brittney has over 5 years experience working in the dental field both as a receptionist and dental assistant. Brittney Joined the team at Great Lakes Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Centre in June of 2019.

Cierra – Registered Nurse

Cierra graduated from the University of Windsor in 2018 with her Bachelors of Science in Nursing. Cierra is CPR, ACLS, and PALS certified and works in both the surgery and recovery rooms. Cierra has been with our team since March 2019.

Dina – Level II Dental Assistant

Dina graduated from St. Clair College in 2008. She is a H.A.R.P., first aid, and CPR certified Level II Dental Assistant. Dina has over 10 years experience in general dentistry and is now working as a Level II Dental Assistant for Dr. Shuren.