Dr. Lawrence Hung
After moving to Toronto from his hometown of Edmonton, Dr. Lawrence Hung obtained his Doctorate in Dental Surgery from the University of Toronto in 2013. He is passionate about providing personalized, comprehensive dental care for his patients in private practice. His areas of interest include sedation, oral surgery and implantology.
Committed to enhancing patient care and developing his clinical knowledge, Dr.Hung strives to distinguish himself through staying active in organized dentistry. From 2013 to 2014, he completed a mini-residency at the University of Toronto Graduate Periodontics Clinic to perfect his technique for implant restoration. In 2017, he was awarded a Fellowship with the International Congress of Implant Dentistry, and in 2018, he became a Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry. He is also licensed to provide moderate sedation dentistry.
Dr.Hung has traveled to Guatemala and the Dominican Republic to provide dental services to patients in need and hopes to continue providing his services to underprivileged populations. He lives with his wife, Dr. Hedy Norsen, and their two cockatiels, Jub Jub and Luna. In his free time, he enjoys yoga and snowboarding with his reluctant wife.
Dr. Hedy Norsen
Dr. Hedy Norsen enjoys working with patients of all ages. After graduating from the University of Toronto Faculty of Dentistry in 2013 with a Doctorate in Dental Surgery, she devoted herself to learning and perfecting smile makeovers, including adult orthodontics and detection and correction of early bone malformations in children. She has completed courses and mini-residencies under leaders in the field of orthodontics, including at the Faculté of Orthodontic Research, and is an experienced Invisalign provider. She is also a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and has trained with plastic surgeons to perfect her technique for cosmetics fillers and therapeutic botox therapy for TMJ pain and tension headaches.
Dr. Norsen also greatly enjoys working with children and is always gentle and accommodating for patients with anxiety and phobias. When she is not practicing dentistry, she enjoys writing and composing music. Her first children’s novel, Orchidus Academy, was published in February 2014, and she finished her Ontario-wide book tour at Chapters Indigo the summer of the same year. She has a plethora of adopted animals at home, including two cockatiels, two budgies, and a stray cat named Kiki.
Dr. Stephanie Harper
Dr. Harper began her post-graduate studies at the University of Toronto Mississauga studying physiology and chemistry, obtaining an Honours Bachelor of Science. She continued her studies at U of T graduating as a Doctor of Dental Surgery and has been practicing for the past several years in the GTA. She offers dental treatment to patients of all ages and is a certified provider of nitrous oxide sedation. She always aims to provide a comfortable experience, especially for dentally-anxious patients and younger patients who may be new to dentistry. She is an active member of the Ontario Dental Association and the Academy of General Dentistry. Dr. Harper is also an avid reader and traveler in her free time.
Dr. Sheida Norsen
Dr. Norsen graduated from the University of Toronto Faculty of Dentistry with High Distinction, after obtaining her Master’s Degree at U of T for Nutrition. She incorporates her knowledge of nutrition and overall well-being into her dental treatment for a holistic approach to dentistry. She believes strongly in patient education and autonomy, and ensures that her patients are well-informed about their oral health and involved in all aspects of their treatment. She is also extremely gentle and is excellent with kids and adults with dental anxiety. Outside of work, Dr. Norsen loves to draw, listen to crime podcasts, and play with her two rabbits, Rumple and Pumpkin.
Dr. Gavin Ip
Dr. Ip earned his undergraduate degree at the University of Western Ontario and completed his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree with Honours at the University of Toronto. While there, he received the Horace Wells Medal in his class for outstanding achievement in anesthesia. He then pursued his three-year residency and his Master’s degree in Dental Anesthesia at the University of Toronto. He now works as a part time clinical instructor at the Surgeri Center at the University of Toronto.When he’s not practicing, Dr. Gavin Ip enjoys spending time with his wife, Inez, and their daughter, Anastasia, as well as their two poodles, Mochi. He also enjoys archery, target shooting, and is a big fan of superheroes and animated movies.
Luisa graduated from Ryerson University’s Business Management program. She went on to open her own children’s clothing and shoe business for over a decade, before going back to school to earn her Dental Practice Management certificate from the University of Toronto. She has worked in the dental field for the past 20 years. Luisa always has a smile on her face and wants to make everyone that comes in the office feel like family.
In her spare time Luisa loves to travel, cook and bake, and go for hikes with her coonhound Luna. She’s also fluent in Italian.
Daiana comes to us with thirty years of dental experience. She graduated dental assisting from Seneca College and after years of working as an assistant and administrator, she went on to study Treatment Coordination at George Brown College. She loves to help her patients work out their insurance and financial questions to help fit their smile improvements into their budget.
When she’s not with her work family, she enjoys family movie nights with her husband and daughters, as well as walking her dogs Sonny and Chase.
Julia enjoys working in the dental field and loves meeting and communicating with all our great patients. She believes in a healthy lifestyle, harmony of the mind, body and spirit, enjoys working out, yoga, spin and running as well as connecting with friends and family.
Susan is a proud, dedicated mother of two and takes pride in her career. She graduated with honours in the Intraoral Level II Program at Everest College and has eight years of dental experience. When she’s not working, she enjoys camping, swimming , fishing, jogging, hanging out with friends and watching comedies. She always looks forward to building new relationships and sharing many smiles with all the patients at Smiles on Queen Dentistry!
(Dental Assistant, Infection Control Officer)
As a graduate of George Brown College’s Dental Administration and Level II Dental Assisting program, Mary Grace is very passionate about dentistry. She always enjoys seeing familiar faces and meeting the new smiles that come through the door everyday. You will see her hip to hip with our wonderful dentists in the back making sure that your visit with us is comfortable! Aside from dentistry, she enjoy travelling and playing with her two wonderful dogs Merry & Leia.
(Dental Assistant and Administrator)
Michelle graduated from George Brown with a degree in Dental Assisting, and she is currently completing her degree in Dental Hygiene. She is gentle and a great listener, and her calm demeanor will put the most anxious patient at ease. When she’s not studying, she enjoys spending time with family, friends and her dog Bear. She also enjoys fitness and trying new foods!
Alessandra (Dental Assistant)
Alessandra originally came from Rome, Italy in 2015 and speaks fluently in both Italian and English. She graduated from Anderson College from the Dental Assistant program. She loves helping people to feel comfortable and secure with their smile, and she is currently working at Smiles on Queen while also completing her Dental Hygiene program at the Toronto College of Dental Hygiene. Outside of work, she loves cooking, hiking, camping, and playing with her dog Rufus.
Arian (Dental Assistant)
Arian has been a dental assistant since graduating from George Brown College in 2017. She strives to make patients feel comfortable and at home when receiving dental treatment. When she isn’t working, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling, and trying new foods.
Tania (Dental Hygienist)
Tania is a caring and gentle dental hygienist who strives to make every visit at Smiles on Queen a positive and enjoyable one. She loves meeting new clients, helping them feel at ease and using the latest technology to improve their experience. Tania studied at Cambrian College in Sudbury, receiving her Dental Assisting degree in 1993 and graduating with Honours in 1995 from the Dental Hygiene program. She is a bilingual French Canadian.
She has worked as a hygienist for the last 25 years, 23 of which she has lived in Bolton with her husband and two sons. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her family and her dog Stewy.
Julie Ann (Dental Hygienist)
Julie Ann graduated with Honours from the Toronto College of Dental Hygiene and Auxiliaries, and she enjoys working with patients of all ages. She strives to combine thoroughness and gentleness in all her cleanings, to provide excellent patient care while putting those with dental anxiety at ease with her calm demeanor. In her free time, she loves spending time with family and you can usually find her at Toys R Us or an indoor playground with her daughter.
Zoe (Office Manager)
Zoe is our Office Manager at Smiles on Queen Dentistry. She worked as an Emergency Room Respiratory Therapist in the U.S. for many years before moving back to Canada in 2006 to pursue a slightly less stressful line of work. She completed her training in Dental Office Administration and Office Management at George Brown College, and has since devoted herself to streamlining your dental office visit by dealing with the paperwork and insurance side of treatment, so that you don’t have to! She is the perfect person to talk to when you have questions regarding your insurance coverage, payment plans, booking an appointment, and an initial explanation of all your dental services. In her free time, she enjoys nature walks and online shopping.