Meet The Team

say hello to the Birchwood Dental team

Dr. Nittin Gohil


Dr. Nittin Gohil grew up in Toronto, Ontario and began his studies at the University of Guelph. He then travelled to Manipal, India to obtain a dental surgery degree. In 2005, Dr. Gohil graduated as a Doctor of Dental Surgery from the University of the Pacific in San Francisco, U.S..

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Marian Tacastacas

Dental Assistant

Marian moved from the Philippines to Yellowknife with her family 7 years ago. She has been working as a dental assistant for almost 3 years and has now joined the Birchwood Dental team in the same capacity.

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Sylvie Hebert


Born and raised in Moncton, New Brunswick, Sylvie has recently moved to Yellowknife to join the Birchwood Dental team. Graduating from the hygiene program at La Cité Collégiale in Ottawa, Ontario, Sylvie then continued her career with a few years of dental assisting and over 15 years of hygiene experience, including pediatric dentistry. Sylvie speaks both English and French and is currently learning Spanish.

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Deanna Black

Office Manager

Deanna has lived in the north for 16 years. She has a D.E.C in Social Sciences from Champlain Regional College in Quebec. She is bilingual (English/French) and has over 20 years of customer service experience.

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Sonja Hunt

Office Assistant

Originally from Ontario, Sonja moved to Yellowknife in 2004. Throughout the years she has been teaching in the education system and has had part-time office jobs with a few Yellowknife businesses.

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