Our Team

Our team at West Ridge Dentistry.

Dr. Jerry Collins (Dentist DDS, CD, BSc (H), DDS, Dip, FSBGD, ABGD)

​Dr. Jerry Collins received an Honours Bachelor of Science degree in Pharmacology and Physiology from the University of Western Ontario in 1981, a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree also from the University of Western Ontario in 1989, and was Board Certified in 1993 as an Advanced General Dentist (Diploma with the Federal Services Board of General Dentistry and the American Board of General Dentistry) following his residency with the United States Dental Activity in Fort Knox, Kentucky.  Having completed a 26 year career with the Canadian Forces, Dr. Collins retired in 2003 and established West Ridge Family Dentistry in ​​​​Orillia. 

The focus of the practice is the provision of a comprehensive oral health examination, diagnosis and treatment plan presentation followed by the delivery of coordinated treatment to include intravenous sedation or general anaesthesia as deemed appropriate.  Dr. Collins also accepts general dentistry referrals form dentists in the Muskoka region. Dr. Collins lectures on forensic odontology, endodontics a​nd topics on the clinical and administrative aspects of patient-focused practice management business systems. 

His outside interests include playing trumpet in community bands, long distance running and scuba diving.​​​​​​​​​

Dr. Sarah Piercy (Associate)

Dr. Piercy loves teeth! Originally involved in research in the Department of Dentistry at McGill University, Dr. Piercy decided she wanted to take a more clinical approach to oral health care, and completed dental school at McGill University followed by a General Practice Residency at Sunnybrook Hospital and the University of Toronto. Always actively involved in continuing her education through the Ontario Dental Association and the Academy of General Dentistry, Dr. Piercy strives for clinical excellence to bring you the highest level of care. Feel free to ask her anything about your oral health! 

Ricky Kwan (Denturist DD)

Ricky graduated from George Brown College's Denturism Program with honours in 2005, and has been an employee at WRFD since 2007. He has a special interest in the area of implant dentistry, working with the staff at West Ridge Family Dentistry as well as other dentists in Markham and Toronto. After graduating from George Brown College, Ricky returned to work as an instructor, specifically teaching clinical aspects of denturism placement in implant cases. He is an active member of the Denturism Association of Ontario.​

In his free time, Ricky enjoys activities with his wife and two sons, as well as playing tennis, mountain biking, skiing and camping.

Roger (Dental Hygienist RDH)

Roger graduated from Georgian College's Dental Hygiene program with honours in 2005, and has continued to be active in the college's dental community by serving as a counsel member advisor for their dental programs since 2009. His dental background also includes a Level II Dental Assisting Certificate from Durham College in 1999.

An employee since 2006, Roger is dedicated to identifying and treating periodontal disease processes as well as patient education and overall oral and general health promotion. His participation in several local and provincial dental hygiene organizations ensures he is constantly improving and evolving the paradigm of oral health care and disease prevention.

Roger enjoys splitting up his free time outside of work as a motorcyclist, kayaker, and spending time in the outdoors.

Kristen (Hygienist)

Sarah (Office Manager)

Sarah graduated from the Conestoga College Health Office Administration program in 2004 and the Georgian College Level II Dental Assisting program in 2005.   She has been a valuable member of the West Ridge Family Dentistry Team since July 2005 and strives to provide a superior level of patient care.  In addition to her employment West Ridge, Sarah volunteers as a member of the Georgian College Dental Advisory Committee.

When Sarah is away from the office, she enjoys travelling, scuba diving and spending time with her family.

Erin (Treatment Coordinator)

Emily (Intake Specialist)

Emily is an intake specialist that has been working at the office for almost 3 years. She is a volunteer firefighter in her spare time, and is also attending school for criminology. She graduated with homours and received a diploma for firefighting in 2015. She enjoys playing piano, listening to music, working out, reading, and watching television. 

Lisanne (Intake Specialist)

Lisanne has been working in the dental field for over 16 years.  After graduating from George Brown College -Dental Hygiene in 2001.  She practiced clinical dental hygiene for 5 years and then taught dental hygiene students at the college level.  During that time Lisanne completed her Bachelor of Adult Education from Brock University.  In 2012 she went back to working in private dental offices in an administrative role.  Lisanne joined West Ridge Family Dentistry as Intake Specialist in November 2015 and is happy to speak to you when you call or arrive at the office!  In her free time Lisanne enjoys skiing, sailing and spending time with her family.    

Jessica (Dental Assistant)

Jessica graduated from the Georgian College dental assisting program in 2015. In her spare time, she enjoys long distance running, travelling, and spending time with her dog, Chloe.