Dr. Sara Fagen (DMD, MS, Cert Perio, FRCD (C))
Dr. Fagen was born and raised in Montreal, Quebec. She completed her dental training at McGill University, receiving her DMD degree in 2014. In dental school, she received awards in Periodontology and in Dental Public Health. After graduation, Sara pursued her interest in periodontology and implantology at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Sara completed her specialty training and obtained her Masters of Oral Science and Certificate of Periodontology in 2017. Dr. Fagen is a board-certified Periodontist and her training focuses on: diagnosis and treatment of periodontal and peri-implant disease, soft tissue grafting for gingival recession, crown-lengthening, bone grafting and dental implant surgery.
Dr. Fagen is a member of the Canadian Academy of Periodontology, American Academy of Periodontology, Canadian Dental Association, New Brunswick Dental Society and Fredericton Dental Society.
Dr. Fagen moved to Fredericton in July 2019 with her husband, who grew up in Woodstock, NB. In her free time, Dr. Sara Fagen enjoys exploring New Brunswick’s hiking trails, waterfalls, and the local breweries.
Jürgen Scheuerl (RDT)
Registered Dental Technician (Bilingual)
- Formally trained and qualified dental technician in South Germany since 1987.
- Completed his New Brunswick registered dental technologist exam in 2000.
- Member of the NBRDTA.
- Owner of Bavarian Dental Ceramics working in partnership with Dr. Wilson since 1997.
Having an in-house dental laboratory is a privilege that is unique to very few dental offices. We can proudly say that we are still the only clinic in New Brunswick with an in-house lab and a qualified technician on site to assist in managing esthetically demanding situations. The use of high quality time tested materials as well as effective communication between Dr. Wilson, Jürgen and the patient, allows us to achieve exceptionally accurate and beautiful restorations in the most efficient manner for our valued patients. Working one-on-one with our highly skilled and detail driven technician truly gives our patients a distinct advantage and complete quality insurance.
Gaby Poitras (RDA I)
Level I Dental Assistant (Bilingual)
Gaby grew up in Van Buren which is a small close-knit town located in Northern Maine. She worked as a part time Personal Support Worker at Borderview Rehabilitation & Living Center until graduation in 2014. Gaby earned her Level I Dental Assistant Diploma in June of 2015. As a free spirited person who wanted to see more, she decided to move to the beautiful city of Fredericton in June 2017. When she arrived, Gaby worked as a Personal Support Worker at Eden Retirement Villa until she found Smile Science in May of 2019.
Gaby loves spending her days outside, adventuring and exploring abandoned houses. Gaby is an artist who draws and paints whenever time permits. Since joining Smile Science, she has a developed a dream of becoming a Dental Lab Technician because she finds the art of creating and modifying crowns a beautiful art.
Tara O'Donnell (RDA II)
Level II Periodontal & Orthodontic Dental Assistant (Bilingual)
Tara was born and raised in Fredericton. She graduated from the Dental Assisting program at Holland College in 2004 as a Certified Level II Dental Assistant and has been working in oral healthcare ever since. Tara is an Expanded Functions Dental Assistant who has advanced training and certification in Orthodontics. During her twenty years as a Dental Assistant Tara has worked in both General, Periodontal, Orthodontic and Prosthodontic offices. At Smile Science she assists and coordinates our Periodontal and Orthodontic appointments.
Tara loves to spend her spare time outdoors with her friends and family - snowshoeing, hiking, kayaking and camping are some of her favorite activities.
Katie Morehouse , (RDH)
Registered Dental Hygienist
Katie grew up in Woodstock New Brunswick. She earned her Bachelor of Science-Honours in Biochemistry from UNB in 2017 and her Dental Hygiene Diploma at Dalhousie University in 2019. Katie is self-initiated, trained in local anesthesia and loves to help patients improve their oral health.
Katie and her husband Mitch decided they wanted to be closer to their families, so they made the move from Halifax to Fredericton, with their cat Mr. Molly in January 2022. Katie loves house plants. In her spare time she likes to garden, bake and spend time with her family and friends.
Kiana is from Nackawic, New Brunswick . She recently graduated from the University of Prince Edward Island in May of 2023, with a BSc majoring in Biology, with specialization in Life Sciences. Kiana's hobbies include Pilates, Yoga, Baking & Hiking. She is also an animal lover & has 2 kitties of her own, Opal and Onyx, as well as an Australian Sheperd, Ozzy.
Bojana Popivoda, (RDA I)
Level 1 Assistant
Bojana (Bonnie) was born and raised in Serbia. She graduated from the Boarding School of Medicine in Kragujevac Serbia, and then worked for over 10 years in several different dental clinics. Bojana is bilingual and can speak both Serbian and English. She is an animal lover and is passionate about dogs and cats. In her spare time she enjoys decorating ornamental candles, snowboarding, playing volleyball, and spending time with her family.
Rocio Cruz, (RDA I)
Level 1 Assistant
Rocio was born and raised in Mexico. She graduated from the University of Puebla in 2011, with a bachelor's degree in dentistry. She practiced as a dentist in Mexico for 10 years before moving to Fredericton with her husband. Rocio is bilingual and speaks Spanish as well as English. In her spare time, she enjoys going dancing, visiting the beach, and joining Zumba classes. She is also an animal lover and has a particular admiration for German Sheperds!