Our Team

Dr. John Lovell, B.Sc., D.D.S.
Dental Surgeon


Dr. Lovell is a highly skilled, experienced dentist who enjoys all aspects of dentistry.  He graduated from the dental school at the University of Western Ontario and completed a one year internship at University Hospital and St. Joseph’s Hospital in London. Dr. Lovell then joined Dr. Glenn Walker at the Arkona Dental Office.  During that time he was also a Clinical Instructor at the UWO Dental School. Dr. Lovell purchased the dental practice from Dr. Walker in 1987 and has continued to provide his patients with the best possible dental care.  All his patients thoroughly trust him to properly diagnose and treat all their dental needs.  Brenda, his Certified Dental Assistant, Level II, has been with him throughout his career.  Their patients enjoy the friendly comraderie and feel confident and comfortable in their care.  When not practicing dentistry, John can be found enjoying watersports or skiing, snowboarding or ‘sledding’ with his four sons.

Jeff Lovell, B.Sc., D.D.S.


Dr. Lovell and the staff at The Arkona Dental Clinic would like to take this opportunity to congratulate Dr. Jeff Lovell on his acceptance into the highly competitive Oral Surgery/Medicine program at Western University. As many of you are aware, Jeff began his six year journey this June and is excited for the opportunity to specialize in an area that he is so passionate about.   Dr. Jeff will continue to work with his dad, doing specialized procedures in conjunction with The Arkona Dental Clinic!  We are all so proud of your efforts, Jeff and look forward to what the future has in store for you!


Jeremy McCallum, B.Sc. (Hons), MSc., D.D.S.


Dr. Lovell and the staff are delighted to announce that Dr. Jeremy McCallum will be joining the Arkona Dental Clinic.  Dr. McCallum graduated from Western University with high standing and then completed a General Practice Residency at LHSC in London. He has been working in London for the past 4 years.  Dr. John Lovell and staff are enthusiastic and confident in the future together with Dr. Jeremy McCallum, serving patients in south western Ontario. Dr. McCallum will be starting this fall.


Jess & Cathy

Certified Dental Assistants


Katie & Marsha
Registered Dental Hygienists

katie marsha

Our team of Registered Dental Hygienists help to educate our patients in all areas of oral health and periodontal concerns.  Marsha graduated from the hygiene program at Fanshawe College and has been working with Dr. Lovell for 27 years.  Katie graduated from Fanshawe College in 2007 and has been working with Dr. Lovell for 10 years.   Katie has lived in Forest (Lambton Shores) her whole life and looks forward to seeing familiar faces from the community in the office.

At each preventive care appointment, (also known as your checkup and cleaning) we will evaluate your gums for any signs of periodontal disease, assess your soft tissue for any unusual appearances, and gently remove plaque, tartar, and extrinsic stain by performing a teeth cleaning (scaling).  The dentist will also evaluate your teeth for any signs of tooth decay or other concerns.

Periodontal maintenance appointments are scheduled according to each patients’ individual needs.  For some, this may mean appointments every 6 to 12 months.  For others, appointments every 3 to 4 months may be required to halt the progression of periodontal disease and bone loss.

We enjoy continuing education and see it as an opportunity to advance our knowledge, as dentistry and technology are constantly changing and improving.  We are always happy to discuss any concerns you may have, as well as implementing proper home care to improve your oral health.  We strive to provide professional, skilled care on an individual basis and look forward to caring for your oral health.

Erica & Sue
Administrative Staff

When you call the Arkona Dental Clinic, or upon arrival at our office, you will be greeted by one of our friendly, knowledgeable front desk team members.  They can assist you with appointment times and treatment information and will strive to accommodate your appointments to fit your schedules.  They will be happy to complete any insurance estimates or claims for you, and if possible, send your insurance claims electronically through our computer.  Should you have any dental insurance questions or if you have questions about any aspect of our office, please feel free to give one of them a call!  They are always happy to assist you.