Dr. Aziz Moukled is a Windsor native where he grew up with his family. He graduated with a Bachelor of Biological Sciences Degree Summa Cum Laude and a certificate in French Language Studies from the University of Detroit Mercy. Dr. Moukled completed his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree from the University of Detroit Mercy, School of Dentistry with special interests in cosmetic dentistry as well as implants and oral surgery. Dr. Moukled is licensed both in Canada and the United states and has practiced in various urban and rural areas in southwestern Ontario as well as Michigan. When not in the office, Dr. Moukled is completing advanced continuing education courses in various areas of dentistry providing his patients with the most current and innovative advancements in dental treatment.
He hopes one day to combine his love for traveling and helping others by completing mission trips to deliver free dental health care to the underserved populations of the world. He is fluent in English, French, Arabic and limited Spanish. His enthusiasm to provide excellent dentistry and his compassion will prove to be a tremendous addition to the community.
We thank you for your continuous support and look forward to a long and healthy relationship with you and your family. As always, our goal is to provide our patients with the latest quality dentistry that you deserve in a comfortable and safe environment.
Cathy Rosaasen, Patient Experience Coordinator
Cathy currently resides in LaSalle, along with her two teenagers, Connor and Dana. She attended the University of Detroit Mercy and earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Dental Hygiene. Along with being the first person you see at Essex Family Dental, Cathy also teaches part-time as a Dental Hygiene Instructor. Cathy has tremendous experience working in general practice, pediatrics, and orthodontics, which have allowed her to better serve our patients as our Front Desk Receptionist. She is the person that handles everything from scheduling appointments, coordinating benefits, following-up with specialist referrals, and answering any financial questions you may have.
In Cathy’s spare time, if there is any, she enjoys reading a good book, being anywhere new outdoors, as well as spending quality time with her wonderful family.
Charlene Tapping, Front Desk Coordinator
Charlene was born and raised locally in South Woodslee, ON and is now living in Essex. She attended and graduated from Essex District High School and was accepted into the Dental Assisting Program at St. Clair College. Upon graduation, she immediately began her career in the orthodontic field, and after a number of years in the field, Charlene took some time off to start and raise her family. She re-entered the medical field and specialized as a front desk receptionist and Chiropractic Assistant for the past 10 years. Charlene’s experience as a front desk receptionist, and being an active mom in the Essex community make her a wonderful addition to our team.
In Charlene’s spare time, she devotes spending time with her husband and children. Charlene enjoys walking, day tripping, and spending time with her best friend/husband, Rich. She also makes it a priority to dedicate time to each of her children from attending sporting events, community gatherings, as well as enjoying every precious moment with her family.
Rainy Gillis, Dental Hygienist
Rainy Gillis was born and raised locally in the town of Tecumseh, Ontario. Rainy graduated from the Dental Hygiene program at St. Clair College at the top of her class – we only have the best of the best at Essex Family Dental! She is also the recipient of the Windsor-Essex County Merit Award for being an active member of our community. Rainy believes in preventative therapy in daily dental care and strives to be optimistic and comforting for even her most nervous patients. This is what makes Rainy a great hygienist - she is always looking to be proactive with taking care of her patient’s oral health.
In Rainy’s spare time, she enjoys leading a healthy and holistic lifestyle, as well as spending time with her amazing family and friends.
Meghan Haynes, Dental Assistant II
Meghan was born and raised in the West, Alberta where she developed a sincere appreciation for the outdoors. As she went through school, she found a passion in health and wanted to enter the dental field. Meghan moved to Windsor and enrolled in the Dental Assisting program at St. Clair College where she excelled in her environment. As a recent graduate of the program, Meghan worked in a few offices and is very up-to- date with all of the latest changes in the profession.
Meghan currently lives in Cottam with her husband, who owns a construction company. In her spare time, she helps her husband maintain the books for the business. In addition to this, she loves spending time outdoors, and appreciates spending time with her new family and friends in Ontario, as well as back in Alberta.
Jana Dame, Treatment Coordinator
Jana Dame was born and raised in Essex and graduated from Essex High, where she found a passion for dentistry and pursued her post-secondary education at St. Clair in the Dental Assisting program. Jana worked for Orthodontics and General Practice for 7 years prior to working in Prosthodontics for the last 23 years in Windsor. Jana has a wealth of experience as a treatment coordinator and dealing with complex cases at Dr. Kupeyan’s office. She was part of the team that was the first in the country to do Teeth in a Day! On top of her day job, Jana also works in a medical aesthetics office a few hours a week. Jana is part of the Essex Family Dental team and works behind the scenes dealing with treatment planning, setting up systems for the office, and applying her knowledge in specialty practice to deal with unique cases.
Jana is the mom of a wonderful 14-year old son, Cameron, and married to her amazing husband. With whatever time Jana has left in her day, she loves to be the life of the party and is well known to be a wine connoisseur.