Dental office celebrates relocation back to original Winchester address

Staff welcomed visitors to the Dr. G.E. Carlin Family & General Dentistry open house. In front are the practice's two dentists, Dr. Leila Okhravi and Dr. George Carlin. In back, from left, Janice Hardy (hygienist), Tara Holmes (assistant office manager and receptionist), Chelsey Dooley (dental assistant), Jean Graham (dental hygienist), Angie Byers (dental assistant), Pamela Young (dental hygienist), Stephanie Mclean (dental assistant), Sandra Carlin (office manager) and (absent) Alexis Bergeron (receptionist). Zandbergen photo, Nation Valley News

Dr. G.E. Carlin Family & General Dentistry

Nelson Zandbergen
Nation Valley News

WINCHESTER — It was all smiles as Dr. G.E. Carlin Family & General Dentistry officially showed off their rebuilt facility, four years after fire razed the 539 St. Lawrence Street location.

Friendly staff welcomed visitors to the newly reconstructed dental clinic, happily touring them around the place during the Nov. 12 open house.

Carlin and his colleagues actually moved in this past June, while the building underwent “finishing touches” over the last few months, the doctor said.

It’s been a long journey since the Sept. 27, 2012 fire forced the operation into temporary digs on County Rd. 31. Groundbreaking on the new clinic finally occurred a year ago.

The new structure has approximately the same footprint as the old building, except its two stories of useable space starts with the basement. The previous building, a converted feed mill, had a regular upstairs-downstairs configuration and old-fashioned cellar, recalled Sandra Carlin, office manager. The old structure did have some additional storage space that was not replaced, she added.

The bright and airy new building features six chairs. Two dentists — Dr. Carlin and Dr. Leila Okhravi — work with several dental hygienists and assistants while serving the practice’s clientele.

Spouses Dr. George Carlin and Sandra Carlin cut the cake at the official opening. Zandbergen photo, Nation Valley News

Spouses Dr. George Carlin and Sandra Carlin cut the cake at the official opening. Zandbergen photo, Nation Valley News

The Township of North Dundas presented a certificate of congratulations to Dr. George Carlin and Sandra Carlin. From left, councillors John Thompson and Tony Fraser, the Carlins, and Councillor Al Armstrong. Zandbergen photo, Nation Valley News

The Township of North Dundas presented a certificate of congratulations to Dr. George Carlin and Sandra Carlin. From left, councillors John Thompson and Tony Fraser, the Carlins, and Councillor Al Armstrong. Zandbergen photo, Nation Valley News

Room with a view — one of six chairs at the Winchester dental clinic. Zandbergen photo, Nation Valley News

Room with a view — one of six chairs at the 539 St. Lawrence St. dental clinic in Winchester. Zandbergen photo, Nation Valley News

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