Meet the Doctors...
DR. KIANNA M. SIMMONS
Dr. Kianna Michelle-Vernae Simmons graduated from Bermuda Institute in 1999. She matriculated to Oakwood College in Huntsville, AL., where she received her Bachelor's degree in Science, majoring in Biology with a minor degree in Chemistry.
In 2003 she began pursuit of her dental degree at the University of Pennsylvania's School of Dental Medicine. After receiving her Doctorate of Dental Medicine degree in the spring of 2007, Dr. Kianna continued her studies at the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine's Oral Medicine Residency program. After completing a year of training she returned to Bermuda where she entered private practice as a part-time associate practicing general dentistry and oral medicine.
On May 1st, 2010, Dr. Kianna was blessed to become the owner of her own practice, KErin Oral Care, where she continues to practice.
Dr. Kianna is also very community orientated and is actively involved in a number of local community and professional organizations. She has served on the Executive of the Bermuda Dental Association for which she remains a member. In addition, for a period of three years she was an appointed member to the Bermuda Dental Board, serving a year in the position of Chairman of the Board. She continues to enjoy serving her patients as well as the community as a whole by affecting change, where she can, to better oral healthcare in Bermuda.
DR. ROBERT E. GIBBONS
Dr. R. E. Gibbons is the former owner of the dental practice. Prior to the transition, Dr. Gibbons had been in practice serving and treating patients, some for generations. Dr. Gibbons graduated with his dental degree from McGill University in Canada in the early 1960's. Upon completion of his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree he returned to the island and shortly thereafter purchased the building "Erin" in 1963. It was at that time he began treating patients on his own. Over the years he has employed many hygienists and other dentists, often helping them start their careers. In 2013 our office celebrated 50 years of dedicated dental service to his patients and the community of Bermuda. Though his hours are reduced he continues to come in and treat patients four mornings a week. He continues to show his love and passion for the field of dentistry and his patients, and they too love and support him. We appreciate and look forward to Dr. Gibbons's continued commitment and service for as long as he desires to continue sharing his time and experience.
Meet the team...
JOANNE TUCKER - CERTIFIED DENTAL ASSISTANT
Joined the KOC team April 2013
YEARS OF EXPERIENCE: 25+
RHONDA SIMONS - OFFICE ADMINISTRATOR
Joined the KOC team January 2010
YEARS OF EXPERIENCE: 3+
RENEE LAWRENCE - ACCOUNTANT (ABS LTD.)
Joined the KOC team May 2010
YEARS OF EXPERIENCE: 10+
LAUREN SIMMONS - FINANCIAL/RESTORATIVE ADMINISTRATOR
Joined the KOC team April 2014
YEARS OF EXPERIENCE: <1
PAM SWAINSON - REGISTERED DENTAL HYGIENIST
Joined the KOC team February 2015
YEARS OF EXPERIENCE: 15+
CAROL MARTIN - REGISTERED DENTAL HYGIENIST
Joined the KOC team (parttime) - 2011
YEARS OF EXPERIENCE: 20+
VERONICA MANDERSON - DENTAL ASSISTANT
Joined the KOC team February 2016
YEARS OF EXPERIENCE: 10+