Meet Our Team

At Parkdale Family Dental Clinic, we are a patient-centred dental team, which means we work with our patients to ensure their individual needs and values guide all clinical decisions. We are here to answer all of your questions and respond to any concerns you may have in order to provide you the most appropriate treatment plan that is realistic and achievable. We look forward to meeting you.


General Dentist

Dr. Lawton grew up in St. John’s where she attended Holy Heart of Mary Regional High School from 1972-1974. In 1975 she completed Grade 13 at Mount St. Joseph Academy in London, Ontario. After graduating from Memorial University in 1978 with a B.Sc. in Biology she then attended Dalhousie University Dental School and received a D.D.S. degree in 1982. Since then she has been in private practice in the St. John’s area and has been at her current location with her classmate, Dr. Larry White, since 1998. Early on she began serving on various committees of the Newfoundland and Labrador Dental Association including the Public Health Committee, Mediations Committee, Public Relations Committee and Continuing Education Committee before serving on the Executive Committee. In 1990-91 she served as President of the NLDA and from 1996-2001 was the NL Governor to the Canadian Dental Association. She is a Fellow of the Pierre Fauchard Academy, the Academy of Dentistry International, the American College of Dentists, and the International College of Dentists. Dr. Lawton is married and has one son. She is an avid reader and tries to finish at least one book a week, and has also been known to binge watch on Netflix!


General Dentist

Dr. White grew up in Deer Lake on the west coast of Newfoundland. He attended Acadia University, graduating with an Honours Degree in Science and then continued to Dalhousie University, where he graduated in 1982 with his Doctorate of Dental Surgery. He then returned to practise in Corner Brook and subsequently moved to St. John’s in 1984 to start his solo practice. In 1998 he was joined by his former classmate, Dr. Maureen Lawton at this current location, where they have been practising together for over 20 years. Dr. White is an avid mountain biker who can be found riding in all seasons, day or night on local trails. His interest include choral singing and anything outdoors. He is happily married to Lily Abbass, his wife of 34 years. They have four children; Anthony, Maria, Philip and Tomie.
Dr. Keefe


Co-Owner/Operator – General Dentist

Dr. Keefe is co-owner/operator of Gander Family Dental Clinic. Upon graduation in 2011, she accepted a position as a general dentist at Gander/Glovertown Family Dental. She was raised in rural Prince Edward Island and completed her BSc (Honours) at UPEI in 2007, followed by her Doctor of Dental Surgery at Dalhousie University in 2011. Her attention to detail, work ethic, and affinity for people contribute to her abilities as a dentist. She enjoys the many aspects of private practice, including restorative, crown and bridge, denture and implant dentistry, as well as the daily interaction with her patients. She is an active member of the Newfoundland and Labrador Dental Association (Oral Health in NL Committee and Hospital Committee). Dr. Keefe and her husband Shaun have two sons. Her interests include dance, hiking, travel, music, and spending time with family and friends. She is thrilled to be taking on an ownership and dentistry role in Parkdale Family Dental Clinic, and looks forward to meeting the clinic’s patients.


Co-Owner/Operator – General Dentist

Dr. Redmond is co-owner/operator of Gander Family Dental Clinic, where he has practiced as a general dentist since 1995. Raised in rural Nova Scotia and a graduate of Dalhousie’s Doctor of Dental Surgery program, he practiced in the Canadian Armed Forces for three years before moving to Gander and opening his own practice. He enjoys all aspects of general dentistry and provides services including root canals, orthodontics, wisdom teeth extractions, veneers, dentures, and crown and bridge. Dr. Redmond and his wife Madonna have two daughters, and his hobbies include tennis, squash, skiing, fishing, and volunteering. Dr. Redmond is treasurer of the Newfoundland and Labrador Dental Association, President of Gander Community Tennis Association, a Director of Tennis Newfoundland, and has been involved in many local organizations such as the Gander Airport Authority, Gander Trailways Committee, and the Gander and Area Chamber of Commerce. He plans to bring his community-focused outlook to Parkdale Family Dental Clinic and help maintain the clinic’s high level of patient care. 


Natasha Pelley

Dental Assistants

Denise Corcoran

Harley Crant

Meghan Williams


Janice Nash

Clinic Supervisor

Lesley Patey