your denturists & staff

MICHAEL K. BATTELL, BA (hons), DD

Michael is an enthusiastic denturist dedicated to the craft of denture making. His attention to detail without compromise is key to the exceptional care he gives his patients. He always keeps his patients' overall health in mind and provides treatment options which will best help patients get the most out of their dentures and keep them smiling. Michael believes it is essential to stay current with the most recent innovations in denture techniques and materials, and to be an active member of the denturist community. He served as 2nd Vice-President on the Denturist Association of Ontario's Board of Directors for three years and continues to paricipate on committees to assist the Association.  Michael was honoured with a 40 Under Forty Business Achievement Award in February 2016 for his unwavering commitment to his patients, profession and the Hamilton community.

The Denturists at Battell Denture Clinic regularly attend seminars to better their ability to serve the public and give the kind of care they deserve and can rely on. Michael has been licensed with the College of Denturists since 2006. He earned an Honours Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Toronto and Graduated from the Denturism Program at George Brown College with honours. He works at his practice in Hamilton and at a dental office in Welland. 

When not pursuing his professional goals, Michael spends time with friends, family, and his golden retriever. His interests include: reading, watching movies, attending the theatre and enjoying the outdoors.

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS AND RECOGNITION:

  • Licensed Denturist
  • Member of the International Federation of Denturists
  • Member Denturist Association of Ontario
  • Member Denturist Association of Canada
  • Honours Bachelor of Arts Degree
  • All-on-Four
    Permanent Teeth-in-a-Day Certified

 

KEN R. BATTELL, DD FCAD

Ken has been serving the public for their denture needs from his Concession Street clinic in Hamilton for 40 years. Ken has also worked tirelessly to have denturists recognized in the dental health profession. He has served as Treasurer, Vice-President, and President of the Denturist Association of Ontario as well as Vice-President of the College of Denturists. He currently serves on Council for the College of Denturists of Ontario. His dedication to the profession earned him a Fellowship in the Canadian Academy of Denturists.

Ken received his Denturist designation in 1973 and was licensed provincially in 1974. His extensive experience in dental laboratory procedures has proved invaluable in his profession as a Denturist.

Ken, a Hamilton-Mountain resident, is also known in the local community for coaching and sponsoring sports teams. He spends his down-time enjoying life with his wife of 46 years, and time with his children, and grandchildren. 

Professional Associations and Recognition:

  • Licensed Denturist
  • Member of the International Federation of Denturists
  • Member of Fellowship Canadian Academy of Denturism
  • Member Denturist Association of Ontario
  • Member Denturist Association of Canada
  • SwissDent Certified
  • Biofunctional Prosthetic System (BPS) Certified
  • Award of Recognition Denturist Association of Ontario 1995
  • Denturist of the Year 1996

 

 

Trish suzuki, office manager

Trish joined the Battell Denture Clinic family in 2002. She is the friendly voice you hear when calling the office and the first welcoming smile you'll see when you come in for your appointments.

Her kindness and warmth put patients immediately at ease and she takes great pride in making sure each patient feels welcome. As office manager, her role involves a little bit of everything: scheduling, co-ordinating and explaining treatment, claim processing, helping patients make financial arrangements and making sure that all patients are cared for. Her incredible organization skills keep daily tasks on schedule and our team running smoothly.

She is a proud mother of a teenage daughter who, along with her husband of 25 years, enjoys spending time with extended family, walking their dog Taiko, gardening and entertaining.

Jennifer Haslam, RDH

Jennifer started her career in dentistry in 2001 as a dental assistant, and later became a dental hygienist in 2007. With over 15 years in the field, Jennifer has built her reputation among her clients according to the belief that everyone is treated as though they are members of her family. Jennifer has a fantastic chairside manner and spends time to make patients feel at ease. Her experience, attention to detail, and calming demeanour, routinely leave her patients feeling confident and comfortable in her care

During her free time outside of the clinic, Jennifer enjoys spending time with her husband and two boys, attending many of their sporting events.

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS AND RECOGNITION:

  • Professional Affiliations
  • Registered Dental Hygienist
  • Member of College of Dental Hygienists of Ontario
  • Member of Canadian Dental Hygienists Association