Phone(613) 707-6768Location208 Bridge St E, Belleville, ON

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Our Practice

Our practice focus is patient-centred and it is important to us that you have a good experience at each and every visit. We strive to provide a stress-free environment where you can receive your dental treatment in a relaxed and friendly setting. We also offer evening hours for your convenience. New patients and emergencies are always welcome at East Hill Family Dentistry.

Brett Cerqua

Dr. Brett Cerqua

Owner- Dentist

I grew up in Scarborough, Ontario and spent over 30 years in the big city of Toronto. During high school I enjoyed playing hockey and rugby and I worked as a sports and seasonal associate at the local Canadian Tire. I graduated from the University of Toronto with a degree in Neuroscience and went on to complete my Doctor of Dental Surgery degree four years later. I was voted President of the Dental Student’s Society during my final year of dental school. Following dental school, I was accepted into a general practice residency at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Center where I completed additional training in oral surgery and I received my certification in IV sedation dentistry. I am a long-standing member of the Ontario Dental Association and Academy of General Dentistry. I am a strong believer in lifelong learning and I strive to better myself with regular continuing education. Recent areas of interest include a mini residency in implant dentistry, advances in root canal therapy, and pediatric dental care. I aim to provide an environment for my patients where questions are encouraged and patients leave well informed and satisfied with the treatment I provide. I felt I needed to branch out and explore Ontario as I had spent so much of my life in the same place. I have held associateships in Toronto, Brockville, Madoc, Belleville, and Trenton Ontario. I have been a resident of Belleville since 2009 and wanted to find a practice that was close to home so I could be more involved with my growing family. Dr. Smith and I have enjoyed a good working and personal relationship since my arrival in 2009. He is a highly respected practitioner and a person that I have tried to emulate since my arrival to the Quinte Region. My personal interests include working out, playing hockey, watching movies, travelling, and playing guitar. I also enjoy cooking and giving back to the community. I support local youth hockey and soccer, Big Brothers and Sisters of Hastings and Prince Edward County, The Salvation Army, the YMCA, and the Frankford Youth Center. In September of 2011, I married a small town girl from Perth Ontario. On November 24, 2013, my wife Melinda and I celebrated the birth of our daughter Charlotte and we just recently welcomed our little boy Oliver in June 2015. I hope to meet you all very soon. Just let me know if I can help you in any way.

Andrew Faith

Dr. Andrew Faith

Associate Dentist

I graduated from Bishop's university/biochemistry honours in 1979. I earned my Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree from McGill university in 1983. I currently live in Picton Ontario. I have spent many years with the Canadian Armed forces between 1980-1995. I have many interests including music, classic cars and good food! I have enjoyed being a part of Dr. Brett’s team and I look forward to meeting you all very soon.

Dr. Rayan Ghandour

Associate Dentist

I was born and raised in Brampton, Ontario. I studied Dentistry at Beirut Arab University where I was 1 of 43 students accepted out of a pool of 800 applicants. During my time in university I also did research and had an article published in the oral health journal in September of 2014 and a poster presented at the international academy of dental research (IADR) convention in Boston, MA in March of 2015. After receiving my bachelor’s degree, I moved back to Brampton and began preparing for the rigorous National Dental Examining Board (NDEB) exams.

"I chose to go into dentistry because of my passion for the health sciences and dentistry’s unique blend of science and artistry. It gives me great joy knowing that I can enhance a patient's confidence with cosmetic dentistry and help get someone out of pain."

I have experience caring for people of all ages and backgrounds having worked in private practice, and also in non-profit settings. I am committed to providing the highest quality dental care while creating a comfortable and caring environment for my patients. I enjoy volunteering in the community and have provided dental care through the Global kindness foundation to Orphans and the less fortunate in surrounding areas of war torn Iraq .

In my downtime I enjoy reading, cooking, traveling, exercising, and meditating. I also love spending time with my family and friends, and I look forward to meeting you all very soon.

Dr. Zubaida Malik

Associate Dentist

I was born and raised in Islamabad, Pakistan. I received my Bachelor of Dental Surgery degree (B.D.S.) from one of the most prestigious universities in Pakistan. Soon after graduating, I decided to move to Canada. After moving to Canada I upgraded my dental education by successfully completing an advanced dental placement program at The University of Western Ontario and received my DDS degree there in June,2018.

I strongly believe that learning is a life long process so I have enrolled in many continuing education courses and plan on continue updating my knowledge on regular basis.
Following my graduation in Canada, I moved to northern Ontario and worked there as an associate dentist. I have recently moved to Belleville with my family and am excited to be a part of Dr. Brett's amazing team.

I believe in giving back to the community and plan on helping the less fortunate. I am a mother of a 6 year old boy and I enjoy cooking, and spending time with family and friends.

Please book your appointment today, I would love to meet you and your family.

Susan Johnston

Susan Johnston

Dental Hygienist

I have worked as a Dental Hygienist since 1988. I enjoy helping people achieve better oral health. Currently two of my three children are away at university and I spend my spare time helping on our ‘hobby’ farm. My hobbies include reading, quilting, painting and taking piano lessons.

Samantha MacDonald

Samantha MacDonald

Dental Hygienist

I was born and raised in Belleville. Started out my career as a Dental Assistant in 2004, then graduated from Dental Hygiene in 2007. I enjoy spending time with friends and family and dog Harley.

Erin McWhirter

Dental Hygenist

Tanya Palladini

Tanya Palladini

Dental Hygienist

Loralee

Loralee

Dental Hygienist

Brianna Ackers

Dental Assistant Level II

I was born in Belleville, and raised in Marmora, Ontario. I am the newest dental assistant to join the East Hill team, and this is my first career opportunity since graduating from college in April 2019. I graduated from high school in 2018, and chose to continue my educational journey into something which I loved. Ever since I was a young child, I always wanted to help people so I chose to pursue a career in dental assisting. I stayed close to home to complete my dental assisting training and graduated as a CDA ll from Durham College. In my spare time I enjoy giving back to my community, spending time with friends and family, being outdoors and being optimistic!

Kate Dafoe

Dental Assistant Level II

Lorena Dean

Lorena Dean

Dental Assistant Level II

I graduated as a CDA ll in 2000 from Maxwell College. I grew up in the Belleville area where I met my husband and now have three children. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family, travelling and camping.

Bailey Graham

Dental Assistant Level II

I was born and raised in Belleville and completed my dental assisting in Kingston Ontario where I graduated with honours in 2011. I have an 8 year old son who keeps my fiancé Mike and I busy with AA hockey and rep baseball. I still play competitive ball myself, so most of our summers are spent at the diamond. I am happy to be apart of the East Hill Dental Family and I look forward to meeting you all soon.

Nitasha Jacysyn

Dental Assistant Level II

I moved to Belleville the year I graduated from my level II assisting program in 2008. I enjoy cooking and spending time outdoors with my family. I spend many hours at the arena watching my kids play hockey.

Eliesha Rittwage

Eliesha Rittwage

Dental Assistant Level II

I graduated from Maxwell College in 2008 with honours. I’ve been working with Dr. Smith at Bridge Street Dental Center since August 2012 and have enjoyed every minute! I am a proud mother of three and enjoy being outdoors.

Cindy

Cindy

Dental Assistant Level I

I’ve been a dental assistant for over 20 years. When I’m not working in our sterile bay, you’ll find me gardening, camping , and four wheeling with my family.

Kim Chiasson

Kim Chiasson

Hygiene Coordinator, Dental Assistant level I

It has been a very enjoyable journey, as I have worked in the dental field for 30 years. My career has now taken me from Dental Assistant of 20 years to Hygiene Coordinator with the dental team I have been working with for the past 10 years. During this time I have raised 2 great sons and now enjoy the company of my beautiful granddaughter.

Rebecca McNevin

Rebecca McNevin

Office Manager/Treatment Co-ordinator