Our Experienced Professionals
The Family Dental Centre Team of professionals has the experience, knowledge and personal attention our patients have come to appreciate and expect.
Dr. Abby Degaust
Owner, Doctor Of Dental Surgery (D.D.S)
Dr. Abby Degaust is from Woodstock, New Brunswick. She attended the University of Maine for her undergraduate degree where she played Division I hockey. After her undergraduate degree she moved to Boston and worked for a Harvard Medical School research lab doing Haematology and Oncology research. From there she decided that she wanted to pursue a career in dentistry, so she attended Dalhousie University where she graduated with her Doctor of Dental Surgery in 2017. Abby was class Valedictorian and won many awards such as the 2017 Dr. Frank Woodbury Memorial Prize, 2017 Canadian Dental Association Student Leadership Award, and 2017 CFAO Dr. Norman Levine Undergraduate Student Award to name a few. Abby continues to pursue leadership in dentistry and is on several New Brunswick Dental Society committees including the Peer Review Committee, Prescription Monitoring Committee and Public Education Committee. She won an award of merit from the New Brunswick Dental Society in 2021 for her leadership role in the Fredericton area.
Abby lives in Fredericton with her husband Tim, their baby girl Darby (born January 2022) and they have a baby boy on the way in September 2023. They also have a dog (Gus) and cat (Annie). Abby always finds time to give back to the community and has been participating in the Big Brothers and Big Sisters Program in Fredericton since 2018.
Dr. Degaust is dedicated to ensuring each and every patient has an enjoyable dental experience and encourages open and honest communication with her patients. She looks forward to continuing to get to know the current patients and meeting new faces as well.
Dr. Scott Myles
Associate, Doctor Of Dental Surgery (D.D.S)
Dr. Myles graduated in 1994 from Dalhousie University with his Doctor of Dental Surgery (D.D.S.). Although he practices all aspects of Dentistry, his personal niche is in the realm of surgical extractions, especially wisdom teeth and root canal procedures.
Dr. Myles is a keen listener and truly values each client’s voice and what they have to say.
In his free time, you can find Dr. Myles with his family, teaching adult Sunday School classes, and tinkering in the construction of houses.
Sarah been working at the Family Dental Centre since 2008. She is a registered Dental Hygienist who graduated as Valedictorian from Oulton College and was also awarded outstanding clinical performance in patient care. Sarah worked for three years as a Dental Assistant prior to furthering her education in Dental Hygiene.
What she loves about being a Dental Hygienist is being able to connect with patients, helping them learn more about their health and working with them to achieve a great and confident smile. Originally from Quispamsis, Sarah has lived in Fredericton since 2004. In her free time, she enjoys any type of physical activity indoors and out, and loves spending time with friends and family.
Jaime has been working at the Family Dental Centre since June 2009. She is a registered Dental Hygienist who graduated Valedictorian from Dalhousie University in 2007. Prior to becoming a Dental Hygienist, Jaime was a Level II Dental Assistant for 7 years. As the child of a military family, Jaime has been fortunate enough to have lived all over Canada.
Her family is originally from Cape Breton, N.S., where she visits often. She now calls Fredericton her home. Jaime enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She loves to travel, hike, bike, rollerblade, cross country ski, and snow shoe.
She is looking forward to helping you achieve a wonderful smile and excellent oral health for life.
I have been a Dental Assistant since 1991, but took a short break to have a family. I have two beautiful, loving daughters. One who is turning 30 and is a Dental Assistant just like her mom. My other daughter is 27, recently married and works at Fredericton Health Source. I am very proud of both my girls.
I went back to assisting in 1996 with Dr. Myles. We’ve worked together for 26 years. Now I am also working with Dr. Degaust as she bought the practice a year ago.
I have a beautiful Havenese/Maltese mix who is now two years old. Her name is Chloe. She has given me lots of love and support. She is my shadow and I love her dearly.
When not at work, I am home watching Netflix, working in my gardens, colouring in adult colouring books, scrapbooking or my newest interest is second-hand shopping for wedding items as I started a rental company called SIMPLY STUNNING Wedding and Party Rentals.
Ute came to Canada in 1989 and has had the pleasure of working at the Family Dental Centre since 1999.
She is the first person you meet when you come in for your appointment and is happy to help you with your bookings, your insurance forms and claim payments. Her goal is to see everyone have a positive dental visit.
Ute studied Home Economics and has a Business Diploma from Germany. She met her husband Mark when he was stationed in Lahr, Germany. They are blessed with three wonderful children and five grandkids whom she loves to the moon and back. In her free time, Ute loves to sew, quilt, read, cook and garden.
Something you may not know about Ute is that she loves teaching cooking and sewing classes.
Lindsay is a registered Dental Hygienist and became a member of the Family Dental Centre team in 2017. Lindsay was born and raised in Fredericton, New Brunswick.
After High School, Lindsay began her education at St. Thomas University where she earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree. Lindsay later graduated with a diploma in Dental Hygiene from Dalhousie University (2013) and loves her role as hygienist.
In Lindsay’s free time, she enjoys cooking and game nights with her family. She also enjoys dinner/movie dates with her friends and hiking, biking and canoeing with her husband, Brent & dog, Madden.
Many weekends throughout the year you will find Lindsay at her family’s cottage at Grand Lake.
Holly is a recent addition to The Family Dental Centre. She graduated from The Dental Assisting Academy of New Brunswick in 2002 and has been assisting ever since. She has ample experience working with a variety of dentists and assisting with many different dental procedures. Her favourite part of the job is talking with patients, keeping them comfortable and making sure they understand the recommended treatment.
Holly is originally from Newfoundland, but resides in Fredericton Junction now. She has two daughters, Haylie and Lily.
In her spare time, she is usually kept busy juggling her family’s extra curricular activities. She enjoys the outdoors and occasionally four wheeling when she finds the time.
Kylie is the newest member of the Family Dental Centre. She is a 2022 graduate, with honours, of the Administrative Professional program at New Brunswick Community College. Kylie has been working in customer service for the past 16 years and is passionate about creating a warm and welcoming environment for everyone who walks through the doors.
Kylie is originally from Ontario but was raised in PEI. She moved to New Brunswick in 2015 and now calls it home with her husband and daughter. She enjoys going for hikes, trying new foods, and spending time with her family.
Kylie is dedicated to ensuring all patients have a great experience visiting the clinic.