Meet the Doctors And Our TeamNorthern Horizon Dental aims to provide individuals with a comfortable and relaxing environment where we strive to exceed your expectations through professional results and our friendly staff.
Dr. Steve Chang (HBSc, DDS, MS)
Dr. Steve Chang, H.B.Sc. D.D.S., graduated with distinction from the University of Western Ontario (UWO) with his Honours Bachelor of Science Degree in Genetics. Dr. Chang is also a graduate of the School of Dentistry at UWO where he earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree.
While Dr. Chang continues to expand his education in all aspects of dentistry, he is especially interested in the study, diagnosis and treatment of craniofacial pain, which includes temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders, sleep disorders and head and neck pain. Having just completed his Masters of Science Degree in Craniomandibular Disorders and Orofacial Pain from the Tufts University in Boston. Patient care is something that Dr. Chang is dedicated to and as a result has a strong passion in many different fields of dentistry. Some of which include sedation dentistry, implant dentistry, orthodontics, endodontics and dental treatment planning. After several years of practicing family and cosmetic dentistry in the Greater Toronto Area, Dr. Chang purchased Northern Horizon Dental in South Barrie. Dr. Chang, currently resides in Vaughan, Ontario, with his wife Sarah and their daughters Emma, Isabelle and Sophie Rose.
Dr. Daniel Sullivan (HBSc, DDS)
Dr. Daniel Sullivan received his Doctor of Dental Surgery from the University of Western Ontario, and graduated with distinction. Before attending Western, he received his Bachelor of Science in Biology from Dalhousie University, 2 hours from where he grew up in New Brunswick. Dr. Sullivan takes pride in helping his patients achieve their aesthetic and functional needs, whatever they may be, and believes in a team-orientated approach that includes the patient’s wishes and input at the forefront. In his spare time, Daniel likes to golf, stay active at the gym, try new restaurants, and of course catch up on TV shows!
Marj is a graduate from the Dental Hygiene program at Cambrian College. She has 5 years of dental experience as a dental hygienist as well as a dental administrator. Marj has the desire to promote a positive dental experience and brings with her a gentle yet thorough approach to helping patients achieve their optimal oral health. She enjoys participating in continuing education courses to keep her knowledge and skills current, and to provide patients with the best care. Outside of work, she enjoys spending her time with her husband and two young boys.
Heather has been in the dental field since 2002, and graduated with Honours from the Georgian College Dental Hygiene program in 2006. She has a gentle, thorough approach to dental hygiene and makes people of all ages feel comfortable in her chair. Heather likes to spend her free time with her three kids, making sushi, playing poker and extreme couponing!
Melissa graduated in 2002 with honours from the Durham College Dental Hygiene program. She is a member of the College of Dental Hygienists of Ontario (CDHO), the Canadian Dental Hygiene Association (CDHA), and the Ontario Dental Hygienists Association (ODHA). Melissa enjoys working most with children and those that are fearful of dental treatment, helping them to have a positive, comfortable experience. She continues to take courses to learn the most current dental procedures to provide patients with the highest level of care and maintain their optimal oral health. While not at work, Melissa enjoys time with her husband and two kids, playing hockey, and working with various charities to raise funds for local groups.
Anna graduated from George Brown College in Toronto in 2005 as a certified dental assistant, level II. She continues to update her skills to stay current with the most recent dental products and new technologies. Dentistry is filled with challenges and education, but she loves putting all she knows into helping someone smile. She is originally from Poland, is married, and has one daughter. Anna enjoys the outdoors and going for walks with her family and dog.
Alyssa graduated from Georgian College in 2011 as a certified level II dental assistant. She is a member of the Ontario Dental Assistants Association. As a certified dental assistant, you make a commitment to stay up-to-date in your knowledge and skills. Alyssa enjoys participating in continuing education courses and staying current with the most recent dental products as well as the newest technologies. “I’ve learnt that education follows you your entire life and I’ll continue just that” She enjoys spending time with her family,friends as well as her beloved cat, Chestnut; horseback riding, working on the farm and besides the love of dentistry, she gives it all to animals.
Denise – Patient Co-Ordinator
Denise graduated from Durham College from the dental assisting program. She has 25 years’ experience in the dental field as a dental assistant and receptionist. Denise, our patient coordinator, works at our Innisfil location. Denise loves to spend time with her husband and 2 boys playing sports, camping and enjoying the outdoors.
Juan – Implant Coordinator
Juan is originally from Guatemala but now calls Canada home. He recently joined our team as patient coordinator. Juan has been working in the customer service industry for several years and is proud to say he is able to serve in both English and Spanish. You can be assured that you will always be greeted with a smile and a welcoming demeanor. Juan is excited to be part of such a vibrant team and is looking forward to learning many new aspects of the dental industry to be able to provide you with the utmost in customer service. In his spare time, he enjoys camping, spontaneous trips, walking his dog and spending time with friends and family.
Dale joins our team as our operations manager. He has extensive experience in the dental industry as well as many years in the accounting field. Dale enjoys working with a well round cohesive team and found a great fit with the members of the Northern Horizon Dental Team. During his down time, he enjoys motorcycles, sports and spending time with friends and family. While in our office drop by and say hello.
Hollie (Dental Assistant)
Hollie graduated from Georgian College in Barrie in 2014 with Honours as a certified level II Dental Assistant. She is a people person and loves working with and learning about our patients. The combination of working so closely with patients and the incredible opportunity to continue her education with the latest advancements in dental care makes this the perfect job for her. When not at work she enjoys spending time with her boyfriend, two daughters and their two dogs Cooper and Benjamin. Hollie also has a love for astronomy and you can often find her under the stars with her telescope.
Dr. Golnaz Basseri
Dr. Basseri is a graduate of Western University. She is excited to join our practice in the vibrant community of Innisfil. Dr. Basseri is fluent in Farsi and looks forward to serving the community and hopes to see patients from her Persian family.
Stephanie joins our team as dental receptionist. She comes to our office with 11 years dedicated excellent customer service experience. Stephanie went to Canadore College where she graduated from the Business Administration and Human Resources program Stephanie brings a infectious smile and welcoming demeanor to our office. In her free time Stephanie enjoys food and being active.
(Senior Patient Coordinator)
Shannann has been in the dental field for over 6 years now, as a dental technician and dental receptionist She graduated from Fleming College with a Medical Ward Secretary Diploma. She takes pride in making every dental visit a good one, and is always welcoming with a warm smile. When she’s not at the office, she loves gardening and reading as well as spending time with family and friends.