Our Team

Meet our team at BADEN DENTAL CLINIC.

Dr. Rick Pereira (Dentist/Owner)

Dr. Rick PereiraI went to the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, BC where I obtained my BSc in Biology in 1990, my BA in Psychology in 1994, and my DMD (Doctor of Medical Dentistry) in 1997.  Since graduating from Dentistry, I have taken hundreds of hours of continuing education courses to ensure I am able to provide the highest level of service using cutting edge technology.  I have taken several implant and root canal courses.  I am a current member of the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario, Ontario Dental Association, and Waterloo-Wellington Dental Society.
I grew up in the suburbs of Vancouver, BC but moved with my wife to Ontario in 2003.  I have worked predominately in small towns as I enjoy a more relaxed and quieter lifestyle.   I decided after working for many years as an associate dentist that my dream was to open my own office in Baden as my wife grew up in Cambridge, ON and we really wanted to work and live in a smaller community close to Kitchener-Waterloo.  Therefore, in 2007 my wife and I designed and built our dream professional building incorporating some of our favourite architectural features from surrounding buildings in town.  I also wanted to incorporate the latest dental equipment in the office such as digital x-rays, intra-oral cameras, and computers in every operatory.  On Sept 17, 2007 we opened our doors to the community, and I have been grateful for the overwhelming support from the residents of Wilmot Township and surrounding communities.  In return, I have and always will continue to strive to continue to provide the highest level of care for my patients.  I also support local charities and fellow businesses by shopping locally.
In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my wife, Nancy, and my three children, Jessica, Tyler and Nathan.  I live in Baden and my children attend school in town.  I enjoy going fishing, watching NFL football, and downhill skiing with my family.

Dr. Israa Alani (Associate Dentist)

Dr. Israa Al-Ani is a young active dentist who acquired and developed her clinical skills through her experience as a clinical instructor and general dentist. Dr. Al-Ani has been efficiently serving the Waterloo Wellington region since 2017 and prides herself on being an active member of the RCDSO, ODA and CDPA. Dr Al-Ani is a highly motivated individual best described as gentle, passionate and empathetic dentist and is excited to be joining the talented Baden Dental team to assist in providing excellent oral health in a friendly, welcoming environment.


Nancy (Registered Dental Hygienist/Front Desk)

I grew up in Cambridge, ON and attended elementary and high school in Preston, Cambridge.  I went to Lakehead University in Thunder Bay, ON where I obtained my BA in Psychology in 1993, than I obtained an Honours BA in Human Kinetics from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, BC in 1997.  After having twins, I decided to go back to school to obtain my diploma in dental hygiene from Durham College in Oshawa, ON in 2006.  I graduated with honours and was on the Presidential List as well.  I had worked for many years in dentistry assisting my husband, Rick, before attending school to be a hygienist.   I have three growing children who keep me very busy. You will often see me running in Baden training for a race.  I I feel priviledged  to live and work in such an amazing community for the past 13 years!  

Linda (Registered Dental Hygienist)

I have lived in Wilmot Township my entire life. Coming from a farm just outside of town, I have always appreciated the warm feeling of living in small towns. Growing up in the area has allowed me the opportunity to get to know many people. I have previously worked for Wilmot Township as a Lifeguard and swimming Instructor. Caring for people and making them smile is always a highlight in my day. This is why I chose the profession of Dental Hygiene as a career. I graduated from Fanshawe College, for both Level II Dental Assisting and Dental Hygiene. In my spare time I enjoy working out, crocheting and spending time with my family and friends. I feel very privileged to be part of such a great team at Baden Dental Clinic.

Helaina (Registered Dental Hygienist)

Hi! I am Helaina, a registered dental hygienist here at Baden Dental. I received my dental hygiene advanced diploma with honours from Fanshawe College in 2016 and I am an active member of The College of Dental Hygienists of Ontario and the Ontario Dental Hygienists Association. I have lived in Wilmot my whole life and enjoy seeing familiar faces in the office as well as meeting so many new ones. Outside of the office I enjoy spending time with friends and family, cuddling my dog, and cooking. I love my job as a dental hygienist and look forward to working with you to improve your oral health

Sam (Registered Dental Hygienist)

I have been a registered dental hygienist since 2016, and graduated from George Brown Advanced Diploma program.  In my final semester of hygiene school, I had the privilege of travelling to Jamaica with a voluntary missionary, Nine Miles of Smiles.  I provided free dental services to communities.  This amazing opportunity has driven my passion for oral health and helping others.  I am currently an active member of teh CDHO and ODHA.  In my spare time away from the office I enjoy spending time with my family, pets, hiking, swimming and the outdoors!

Lisa (Registered Dental Hygienist)

I am a Registered Dental Hygienist who takes great interest the dental field. I completed my schooling at Georgian College in Barrie, Ontario. I have one cat named Tucker and enjoy my free time baking, cooking, and spending time outdoors.


Erin (Certified Dental Assistant)

I have been a Certified Level II Dental Assistant for 10 years. I have had the priviledge of working in both a clinical setting, as well as teaching Dental Assisting at the Medix School in Kitchener.  I enjoy spending time with my family, being outdoors, going to the gym and reading.   Since joining the team here at Baden Dental Clinic in March 2011, I have enjoyed meeting our patients and their families and I look forward to meeting many more of you!

Ally (Certified Dental Assistant/Front Desk)

I have been a patient with Baden Dental Clinic since 2008, and joined the team as a Level 2 Dental Assistant in October, 2018.  I completed Conestoga College Office Administration program shortly after attending Medix College for Dental Assisting.  I enjoy travelling, being outdoors, and spending time with my boyfriend and son.

Julie (Certified Dental Assistant)

I graduated as a Certified Dental Assistant Level II in 2006.  I started working at Baden Dental Clinic in 2008 and I really enjoy working with our team.  I always wanted to work in the medical field, so I felt a career as Dental Assistant was the perfect opportunity. In my free time I enjoy being outdoors.  I also enjoy rock climbing, hiking and snowboarding.