Our Team

We think you will appreciate the warm and friendly manner in which we treat patients. Our commitment is to apply our dental knowledge and skills in a caring and gentle way, so you can feel at ease as we help you attain the smile you desire.

Through excellent preventive, restorative, and cosmetic dentistry PLUS technologies that make dental visits more pleasant than before we work with you to achieve a smile that can maximize your personal health and appearance, and raise your self-esteem. We’re also a child friendly office, and we want you to know that we enjoy seeing patients of all ages!

Dr. Shannel Yang (Dentist)

Dr. Shannel Yang is dedicated to making a difference in her patients’ lives by providing exemplary dental care. she knows that it takes more than just good technique to be a great dentist.  It takes commitment, understanding, and most importantly, a genuine interest in patient health and safety.

Dr. Shannel Yang has been serving in the Kanata area for years. In 2011, she and Dr. Shawn Xie opened Brookside Dental Centre in Kanata. Dr. Shannel Yang has extensive training in cosmetics, restorative, and family dentistry. She has profound knowledge in child dentistry as well. She has kept her clinical skills current through an ongoing commitment to continuing education courses. Dr Shannel Yang offers communication in English or Mandarin for our patients. 

Dr. Shawn Xie (Dentist)

Dr. Shawn Xie first received his dental education followed by specialty training in Orthodontics at Peking University in P.R.China, where he received his D.D.S degree in 1998, and a Master’s Degree in Orthodontics in 2001. In 2009, Dr. Shawn graduated from University of Western Ontario with a D.D.S degree in Canada, and started working as a general dentist in the Ottawa area.   

Being a general dentist provides Dr. Shawn with opportunities to pursue a variety of fields in dentistry he is interested in, besides Orthodontics. He diligently takes courses and seminars in Dental implant surgery and restoration.  His passion and extensive training render him the capability to provide more comprehensive services to all his patients. You can feel comfortable entrusting the care of your oral health to the gentle hands of Dr. Shawn Xie. Dr Shawn Xie offers communication in English or Mandarin for our patients.

Larissa Treatment Coordinator (*On Maternity Leave)

My name is Larissa, I completed my Dental Education at Algonquin College where I graduated; with honors, from the Level II Certified Dental Assisting Program in 2012. I am an active member of the ODAA and have over 8 years of experience working in dentistry. I assist our patients with coordinating treatment plans, financial questions, and scheduling. I am very happy to be part of such a wonderful team, and my favorite part of the job is seeing the beautiful smiles we help to maintain! When I’m not at work I love to spend time with my family, 3 pets, and going fishing during the lovely Ottawa Summer season!

Courtney RDH (Dental Hygienist)

My name is Courtney, I graduated from the Dental Hygiene program at the Canadian National Institute of Health in 2008 and have been enjoying working in the dental field ever since. I continue my education by attending courses and lectures to provide my patients with the latest information. I enjoy going to the gym, cooking and spending time with friends, family and my pets.

Natasha CDA II (Dental Assistant)

My name is Natasha, I reside in the growing community of Carleton place. My dental education was completed at Algonquin College where I graduated with honors from the Level I and II Dental Assisting Program. Now I have 8 years of experience working in dentistry and am fortunate to be part of a dedicated team of professionals who aim to provide exceptional education and services to our patients.

I love my job and when I'm not working I love spending time with my family, friends and pets.