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Dr. Jody Chiu, DMD

Dr. Chiu is proud to work with the Chiu Dental team to provide compassionate and community-minded dental care to members of the Kitchener-Waterloo community. With over 13 years of experience, Dr. Chiu is dedicated to helping patients with their oral care needs, and is always looking to enhance the range of services she and the team can provide.

Dr. Chiu’s professional journey began at the University of Waterloo, where she received a BSc in Kinesiology. She went on to pursue dental school at McGill University, completing her DMD in 2010, followed by a hospital-based dentistry residency program at Mount Sinai Hospital through the University of Toronto.

In her time in the field, Dr. Chiu has held permanent associate positions across Canada and the U.S. She has been able to further broaden her experience through her work with First Nations communities in Northern Ontario and as a volunteer dentist in Nicaragua. Dr. Chiu is passionate about building strong relationships with patients, and has worked to establish a broad range of experience to support her service to patients with various needs and in environments requiring different approaches to treatment.

Dr. Chiu is delighted to be practicing in KW with a wonderful team of dental care professionals. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with friends and family, getting busy in her garden, kitchen, and garage, with a very reasonable number of DIY and plant-mom projects always on the go.

Tara Bishop

Hi I’m Tara! I am a dental hygienist at Chiu Dental with over 10 years of experience. I thoroughly enjoy working in dentistry, helping people improve and maintain their oral health. Getting to know new people and building relationships is the best part of my job! Outside the clinic, my husband and I enjoy the outdoors and travel, and most weekends we are either catching a quick trip away or camping around the province.

Maddy Dodaro

Hi, I’m Maddy! I am a dental hygienist at Chiu Dental and have been working in dentistry for three years. I love educating patients about good oral hygiene and how it directly impacts their overall health. Forming connections with my patients is a perk of the job! In my spare time, you can find me listening to music and finding something to organize!

Monica Maran

Hi, I’m Monica! I am a dental assistant at Chiu Dental and have been in dentistry for over 40 years! I was trained and worked as a dentist back home in Romania and came to raise my family here in Kitchener in 1992. I assisted Dr. Gregory Fichter for over 25 years before Dr. Chiu took over his practice. I love dentistry and enjoy learning about new procedures and materials. My greatest joy is the connections I form with our patients and the care and comfort I am able to bring while they are in the dental chair. When I am not working, you can find me at home voraciously reading suspense novels or in the kitchen cooking up a storm and trying out new recipes.

Kellie Walsh

Hi, I’m Kellie! I am in reception at Chiu Dental and have been assisting patients with their dental care needs for over years, with experience in chairside assisting and receptionist roles. At Chiu Dental, I help schedule patients and work with them on any dental insurance questions they may have. I enjoy getting to know our patients and helping in any way I can! I have three beautiful daughters, and when I am not working you can find me in my garden—summer months only, of course; I will be hibernating in the winter! I look forward to working for many years to come with Dr. Chiu and our awesome team!

Tricia Leibold

Hi I’m Tricia! I work as a receptionist at Chiu Dental and have worked in dentistry for 26 years. I worked chair-side assisting for a few years before transitioning to front desk receptionist. I love greeting patients with a friendly hello and a smile when they arrive for their appointments. I enjoy hanging out with my adult kids, going for a ride on my motorcycle with my husband, and taking our dog, Daisy, out for walks.