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 kid friendly office, and we want you to know that we enjoy 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. Shawn Xie (Dentist)

Dr. Shawn Xie first received his dental education and followed by specialty training in Orthodontics in 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 Ottawa area.   

Being a general dentist provides Dr. Shawn with opportunities to pursuing variety of fields of dentistry he is interested in, besides Orthodontics. He diligently takes course 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.

Francine (Administrative Manager)

My name is Francine, I graduated from Career Canada’s Dental Office and Chairside Assisting Program in 1995 and later I went to Everest College and graduated with honors from a Computer Business Program. I have been working as a Dental Receptionist for over 15 years and have gained extensive experience working in a dental office and I really enjoy it. My job is to support operations by supervising staff, planning, organizing, and implementing administrative systems.

I also assist patients in coordinating treatments, billing, financial concerns, scheduling and I help our patients understand and monitor their own individual dental insurance coverage, frequencies and limitations. At Merrickville Dentistry we all work together as a team and our goal is to bring a “smile” to your face. Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my two Daughters, my Grandson and my puppy Molly.

Jennifer (Registered Dental Hygienist)

I have been providing gentle dental hygiene care in a comfortable and caring environment as a Registered Dental Hygienist in this office since 1997.  I graduated from Durham College in 1992 as a Dental Assistant and went on to further my education by receiving my diploma in Dental Hygiene in 1996 at Algonquin College.  I strive to make the dental hygiene experience a pleasant one.  I am committed to providing excellent dental hygiene care and regularly attend continuing education courses to keep current with new dental technology.  My goal is to educate patients on how to keep a healthy smile.  I can be found at local arena's as a dedicated hockey mom of 3 children.

Jennifer (Dental Assistant, level II)

I received my Dental Assisting diploma from Canadore College in 2000.  I worked for 14 years as a dental assistant at this location and now work as a dental receptionist and really enjoy it.  I assist patients in coordinating treatments, billing, scheduling and because of my assisting background i am able to discuss their dental treatments in detail.  I also enjoy spending my free time with my husband and two young children.