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Experienced Dental Care Facility in St. John’s

As a full-service dental care facility for over 30 years, Avalon Dental Centre has been helping patients of all age groups in St. John’s achieve a healthy smile. We are committed to offering exceptional dental care that will best suit your individual needs. With our full range of dentistry services, including dental cleanings, veneers, teeth whitening, root canal treatments, wisdom teeth removal and more, we’ll help you achieve a healthy smile. You can contact us for family dentistry and emergency dentistry services.

Meet Our Team 

Please take a moment to meet our friendly team of highly trained and experienced dental professionals.


Dr. Denise Peddle

Dr. Denise Peddle

Dr. Peddle is a native Newfoundlander, originally from Hodge’s Cove, Trinity Bay. She graduated from Memorial University of Newfoundland with a Bachelor of Science in 1986. She continued her studies in Halifax, NS, where she completed the Doctor of Dental Surgery degree in 1990. She then joined our team at Avalon Dental Centre the same year and became co-owner in 1994. 

Denise enjoys all aspects of general dentistry, including implants, crowns and bridges, and has a particular interest in the aesthetic industry. She attends continuing education programs on a regular basis.

Outside the office, Dr. Peddle enjoys cooking, reading, yoga and fitness, and getting involved in her children’s extracurricular activities. Denise is married and has a son and a daughter.

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Dr. Claire Jamieson

Dr. Jamieson is originally from St. John’s; she was accepted into the Doctor of Dental Surgery Program at Dalhousie University (Halifax, NS) in September 2006 following the completion of a Bachelor of Science degree (major Biology) from Memorial University of Newfoundland. Having enjoyed her time as a student working at Avalon Dental Centre, Claire returned home to practice as an associate here upon graduation in 2010. In 2016, Dr. Jamieson became co-owner of the practice along with Dr. Kristle Lambert and Dr. Denise Peddle.

Claire enjoys the variety of general dentistry procedures and regularly attends continuing education courses. She particularly enjoys all aspects of restorative dentistry.

Outside the clinic, Dr. Jamieson loves spending time with her husband and three boys, and their basset hound and cat. Claire also likes to travel, hike, bake and read whenever she can.

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Dr. Kristle Lambert

Dr. Lambert is originally from the small community of Grates Cove, NL. She initially moved to St. John’s after graduating high school to attend Memorial University, where she obtained a Bachelor of Science degree, majoring in psychology. She then went on to complete her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree at Dalhousie University in 2012. During her dental education, Kristle has won several awards, including the Dr. Frank Woodbury Memorial Prize for the second highest academic standing in her class, the Quintessence award for greatest proficiency in periodontics, NSDA Prize for greatest proficiency in pharmacology, Dr. I.K. Lubetsky Scholarship for greatest proficiency in oral and maxillofacial surgery, and the American Academy of Endodontics Prize for greatest proficiency in endodontics.

Kristle started her dental career at Avalon Dental Centre immediately after graduating from dental school in 2012 where she enjoys practicing all aspects of general dentistry. Her particular interests are cosmetic and implant dentistry as well as dental bridges and crowns. Kristle regularly attends continuing education courses to ensure she stays current with the latest technologies and treatments. In 2016, Dr. Lambert became co-owner at Avalon Dental Centre with Dr. Denise Peddle and Dr. Claire Jamieson.

Dr. Lambert currently lives in St. John’s with her husband Brian and daughter Madelyn, along with their two adorable kitties, Milo and Ozzie. In her spare time, Kristle enjoys fitness, binge-watching Netflix TV series and curling up with a coffee and a good book.

Dr. Schona Grimes

Schona was born and raised in St. John’s where she started her post-secondary education at Memorial University and graduated in 2012 with an undergraduate degree in biochemistry, minor in chemistry. She went on to Halifax to attend Dalhousie University and graduated in 2017 from the dentistry program.

Practicing dentistry has been Schona’s ambition from a young age. Throughout her undergraduate and high school studies, she was a familiar face at Avalon Dental as she worked on our reception desk for several summers. She’s very pleased to be back at Avalon Dental to offer her services as a full-time dentist.

Dr. Grimes currently lives in the St. John's area with her husband and two kids, and their Portugese Water Dog, Willa. They enjoy travelling, camping, and spending time outdoors – their next goal is to complete the East Coast Trail. Schona also enjoys curling up with a good book.

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Dr. Tori Brown

Dr. Tori Brown is originally from Clarenville, she moved to St. John’s in 2014 to attend Memorial University where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science in biology. She was then accepted into the Doctor of Dental Surgery Program at Dalhousie University (Halifax, NS) in 2017. During dental school, Dr. Brown was involved in the public health program where she got to deliver dental care to underserved patients. She received the Dr. Mary Foley Memorial Award, which is awarded to the student who has shown the most professional and compassionate treatment of their patient family.


Tori practices all aspects of general dentistry and regularly attends continuing education courses. She particularly enjoys restorative dentistry and extractions.  

Outside the clinic, Tori loves spending time with dog, Benny. She also likes to read, bake and try any craft she can get her hands on including knitting, crocheting, embroidery, needle felting, painting, etc. She’s a real jack of all trades!


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