MEET OUR STAFF
Dr. Jacqueline Whiteside is a dedicated and compassionate dentist who brings a unique blend of scientific expertise and patient-centered care to the field of dentistry.
Born and raised in the KW region, she completed her undergraduate education at Wilfrid Laurier University where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry. While at Laurier, she pursued research characterizing potential virulence factors produced by bacteria that cause periodontal disease. Her research later became published in the scientific journal Nature Communications. It was at her time at Laurier where her interest in the connection between oral health and overall health began.
Her pursuit of excellence led her to Western University, where she earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree. Throughout her dental education, she embraced a patient-centered care and education philosophy, recognizing the importance of empowering patients with knowledge to make informed decisions about their oral health.
Dr. Whiteside is also an avid advocate for global oral health. She has volunteered annually for the Great Shape! 1000 Smiles dental project, providing free dental services to underserved communities in rural Jamaica. In her free time, Dr Whiteside enjoys going on hikes, watercolour painting, and playing the ukulele!
In my spare time I like to spend time with my family and friends. I like to be outdoors as much as possible, you can find me on my paddleboard fishing in the summer and learning how to snowboard on the slopes in the winter.
Patient Coordinator CDA
With almost two decades of dedicated service in the dental field, I am a seasoned Dental Receptionist, Treatment Coordinator, and Certified Level 2 Dental Assistant. My approach to patient care is rooted in empathy and effective communication. I understand the anxieties that dental visits can evoke and strive to create a welcoming atmosphere. Building rapport with patients is not just a professional duty but a personal commitment to ensuring their comfort and confidence in their dental journey. Outside the dental practice, my world revolves around my family. Whether it’s capturing precious moments through photography, exploring new places together, or simply enjoying quality time at home, family is at the heart of my life.
Clinical Coordinator CDA
Meet Alicia, a dedicated dental hygienist who graduated with honours from Southern Ontario Dental College. Beyond oral care, Alicia is passionate about staying active, cherishing moments with friends and family, and spending quality time with her furry friends. Exploring new hobbies, savoring culinary cuisines, and discovering the latest in dental hygiene are some of her favourite pastimes. Alicia enjoys expanding her knowledge through continuing education courses. Her goal is to help patients improve their oral health and feel confident in their smile!
Meet Crystal, a dedicated dental hygienist with a passion for promoting oral health. Graduating from Niagara College with a foundation in Level II Dental Assisting, Crystal elevated her career by completing the Dental Hygiene program at St. Clair College in 2008. Throughout her entire professional journey, she has been committed to the dental field, providing quality care in Waterloo.
Beyond the dental chair, Crystal is an advocate for healthy lifestyles, constantly pursuing continuing education to stay abreast of the latest advances in dental hygiene. In her downtime, she cherishes moments with her husband, daughters, and two beloved cats. An avid cook, Crystal also finds joy in nurturing her extensive collection of house plants and gardens, creating a balanced and fulfilling life both inside and outside the dental practice.
Parkside Drive Dental is located in South of the Conestoga Parkway in the plaza on the northeast corner of Weber St. N and Parkside Dr.