Meet Our Team

Every staff member at Queensbury Dental reflects our accessible and friendly approach
to dentistry, as well as the sense of excellence in our work.

Dr. Hong Duc Vo

DR. HONG DUC VO D.M.D.

DENTAL SURGEON, FOUNDER & OWNER

Dr. Le Hong Duc Vo graduated from The University of Montreal in 2001 and worked in the Montreal area before moving to Ottawa in 2005. Dr. Duc Vo has an insatiable passion for dentistry. One of his priorities is updating his knowledge through continuing education courses. He believes it is important to stay current about new products and techniques to ensure that our patients are well-informed about their best treatment options.

Dr. Vo focuses on implant dentistry and oral surgery.

In his free time, he likes to travel to discover new countries and their culture, and enjoys spending time outdoors with his family.

Dr. Vo speaks English, French, and Vietnamese.

Dr. N Sassi

DR. N. SASSI D.D.S.

DENTAL SURGEON AND OWNER

Dr. Sassi grew up in France and immigrated with his parents and two siblings to Canada in 1994. After studying Physical Re-adaptation, he was drawn to dentistry because of his keen desire to help people to live their best lives. He completed his Doctorate of Dental Surgery at Laval University, receiving several academic prizes and scholarships for his clinical skill and passion of dentistry.

In 2013 Dr. Sassi moved to Ottawa to practice dentistry and focus on sedation, advanced dental rehabilitation, periodontics and implant dentistry.

He believes in establishing a strong bond with his patients. Trust is the basis of all professional relationships and, meeting Dr. Sassi, even for a simple consultation, is no exception. He achieves top-of-the-line dental care by being gentle, friendly, and dedicated to giving patients the best care possible.

When not at work, Dr. Sassi enjoys playing, arranging, and recording music, Muay Thai and Jiu-Jitsu. Dr. Sassi, with his wife, Leigh, and daughter, Anissa, also enjoys travelling to other countries, as well as visiting family in Quebec and Saskatchewan.

In his desire to provide dental care to those who do not have access to it, Dr. Sassi has travelled to various locations to do humanitarian work. He has treated over 700 patients in Central America and Northern Canada.

He speaks English, French, Italian and Spanish.

Dr. Dong Phung Van

DR. DONG PHUNG VAN D.M.D. M.SC. D.E.S ORTHO. F.R.C.D (C)

CERTIFIED ORTHODONTIST

Dr. Van holds both a Doctorate in Dental Medicine (DMD) and a Master of Science (MS) in Orthodontics from the Université de Montréal. Because oral healthcare, and orthodontics in particular, is a constantly changing profession, Dr. Van pursues continuing education at every opportunity. With new technologies, products, and treatment methods becoming available, it’s essential she remains up to date in order to offer the best orthodontic care to her patients.

Dr. Van and our team look forward to welcoming you to our family-oriented practice, and working with you toward a healthy and beautiful smile you’ll share with confidence. For more information about our services, and to schedule an appointment for a loved one or yourself, please call.

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Kate - Office Manager

KATE

OFFICE MANAGER

I enjoy meeting interesting new people and helping them during their visits to our office. Becoming friends with our patients and watching smiles transform is incredible. Those experiences fill my days. I manage our office, overseeing reception, as well as staff management, our bookkeeping, payroll and IT. I’m always available to help a patient: please don’t hesitate to ask for assistance!

In my downtime, I’ve been trying to improve my legendary awful cooking skills. I love to travel when it’s possible and am always looking for the next adventure. You might recognize me around the community in my Beaver Scout Leader uniform!

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MELISSA

RECEPTIONIST

I have previously lived in 5 different provinces but moved to Ottawa 10 years ago and am here to stay. I have been with Queensbury Dental since December 2015.

I provide our patients with any assistance they may require such as appointment scheduling, billing, estimates, help understanding insurance policies and dealing directly with the insurance companies on their behalf.

When I’m not at the office I like to travel, see live music, play board & yard games, golf, go camping, hiking and fishing.

Robyn – Dental Hygienist

ASHLEY

RECEPTIONIST

I graduated from Dental Assisting at Algonquin College in 2016 and worked as a dental assistant before transitioning to be a dental receptionist. As a receptionist I greet patients that come into our office, schedule appointments, take payments, and communicate with insurance companies. I love working in Barrhaven, as this is where I grew up! It’s always funny to see people I’ve known outside of the office walk in and take a second to recognize me in my scrubs!

Outside of the office, I like working out and traveling when not playing with Zoe and Bentley, our family puppies.

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Robyn – Dental Hygienist

CATHERINE

CERTIFIED DENTAL ASSISTANT, LEVEL II

Having recently changed career paths from managing a restaurant to being a Dental Assistant, I believe I have found a job that fits me like a glove. I graduated from Vision-Avenir professional school in Québec in 2014 and now apply my skills at Queensbury Dental Centre. Around the office, I work side by side with Dr. Vo, assisting him during treatments, setting up surgery rooms, sterilization, helping patients feel at ease, giving post-op instructions and, hardest of all, trying to keep Dr. Vo on time. If you are a French speaking patient, let me know and we can talk “en bon Quebecois”!

Outside the office, I always have an arts and crafts project on the go. I also enjoy traveling, biking, doing home improvements and I am definitely a foodie!

Robyn – Dental Hygienist

MARLENA

CERTIFIED DENTAL ASSISTANT, LEVEL II

I was born and raised in Ottawa. I graduated from Algonquin College in 2016 with a certification in Dental Assisting levels I and II. I began working at this office in July 2017 as Dr. Sassi’s assistant. My goal coming into work everyday is to keep a positive attitude and to make every patient feel comfortable and welcome.

I am a mum to two cats and a puppy which keeps me very busy but when I do manage some time for myself, I enjoy cooking, swimming, shooting pool, skiing, playing volleyball and soccer. I have also taken an interest in travelling and aspire to visit as many places as I can.

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Robyn – Dental Hygienist

LUIMAR

REGISTERED DENTAL HYGIENIST

I first went to Algonquin College for dental assisting before pursuing a career in dental hygiene. My days are spent at the clinic providing oral hygiene instructions to my patients, teaching them how to floss and brush to achieve optimal oral hygiene and of course, getting the pearly whites squeaky clean! It’s always a pleasure to see old and new faces coming in for a good cleaning!

During the summer, I love to bring my 2 kids to the water parks where we can have fun splashing around and keep cool.

Robyn – Dental Hygienist

HEATHER

REGISTERED DENTAL HYGIENIST

I moved to Ottawa from Newfoundland in 1995 and worked as an administrative assistant at the Ottawa Civic Hospital for several years. Wanting a new challenge, I returned to school in 2005 to study Dental Hygiene at Algonquin College. I graduated in 2007 and began my career as a Registered Dental Hygienist. I love building relationships with my patients and getting to know families. My goal is to help my patients achieve optimal oral health while giving them a comfortable experience in my chair.

When I’m not working, I enjoy running with my dog Stella, playing volleyball and ultimate frisbee. I love spending time with my husband and two children. We love camping and downhill skiing as a family.

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Since 2001, Dr. Vo, Dr. Sassi and their team have endeavoured to establish long-term relationships with their patients by providing quality dentistry in a relaxed and friendly environment. As they continue to grow with the community, they look forward to the opportunity to treat your dental needs. 

The Queensbury Dental team offers general and cosmetic dentistry for all ages. They are accepting new patients & emergencies. Also, EDI direct billing to insurance companies ensures your claims are processed faster. Is time a concern? Evening and weekend appointments are available for your convenience.

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