Saskatoon Dental Group
3-411 Confederation Drive
(in the parking lot near Superstore)
Saskatoon, SK
S7L 5C3

About Us

Dr. Lily Sammak

Lily was born in Tehran, Iran, and moved to Toronto as an adult after finishing her M.Sc. in Genetics. After some time working at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, she decided to move to Saskatoon to begin her Dental education at the University of Saskatchewan.  

Lily is a loving wife and dedicated mother. Though she has enjoyed living in various places (such as the Middle East, Europe, and Canada), she derives true happiness from taking care of her young son and spending time with her family. Lily is as likely to be found swimming, going for long walks, or doing yoga as she is relaxing over coffee and fine pastries with close friends.

Through her years of dedicated dental practice, Lily has come to find enjoyment in pediatric dentistry, esthetic dentistry, and oral surgery. In particular, however, she loves developing life-long relationships with patients and the inevitable friendships that develop.

Dr. Corey Hayward

Dr. Corey Hayward attended Limestone College in Gaffney, South Carolina to play lacrosse on an academic scholarship before returning to the University of Saskatchewan to earn his DMD, graduating in 2015.

Corey is a member of the College of Dental Surgeons of Saskatchewan, Canadian Dental Association and will be joining the Saskatoon and District Dental Society this fall.

Last year, Corey travelled to Kandy, Sri Lanka to provide volunteer dental care for Work the World at Kandy General Teaching Hospital. 

Corey looks forward to providing quality dentistry to his hometown of Saskatoon.

Photo credit: Ian Chang of Ian Chang Photography 

Our Clinic

Our clinic's philosophy is to treat the patient as a whole, and not one tooth at a time. For this, we work with MD's, specialists and other health care providers. To extend the very best to our patients, we have employed the services of excellent, state of the art dental labs and forged relationships with leading specialists in Saskatchewan and Alberta.

For very young patients, or those who are mentally and medically compromised, or those who are extremely apprehensive about dental care, comprehensive services are offered under general anesthesia in a hospital setting. There are also various sedation techniques used by the very caring and highly qualified personnel at the Clinic.
From your most basic to most complicated treatment options, the team at Saskatoon Dental Group will be with you every step of the way.

Oral Health Care Professionals

Dental Therapist

Dental therapists are primary oral health care professionals who are trained to perform basic clinical dental treatment and preventive services within a variety of practice settings. As members of a multidisciplinary team, dental therapists provide restorative dental treatment services, disease prevention and oral health promotion programs to maintain and improve health. Dental therapists also advocate for the needs of clients, assist them in accessing care and refer them to other health professionals for services beyond the scope of the dental therapist’s practice.

Dental Assistant

A dental assistant is a dental health professional who works closely with and under the supervision of a dentist. They work with patients by performing tasks before and after the dentist meets with the patient as well as assist the dentist during certain dental procedures. Dental Assistants perform a variety of tasks and depend upon provincial regulations, however following are some specific tasks dental assistants may perform:
  • Assisting the dentist and hygienist during a variety of treatment procedures;
  • Taking and developing dental radiographs (x-rays);
  • Asking about the patient’s medical history and taking blood pressure and pulse;
  • Serving as an infection control officer, developing infection control protocol and preparing and sterilizing instruments and equipment;
  • Helping patients feel comfortable before, during and after dental treatment;
  • Providing patients with instructions for oral care following surgery or other dental
  • Treatment procedures, such as the placement of a restoration (filling);
  • Teaching patients appropriate oral hygiene strategies to maintain oral health (e.g., toothbrushing, flossing and nutritional counseling);
  • Taking impressions of patients’ teeth for study casts (models of teeth);
  • Performing office management tasks that often require the use of a computer;
  • Communicating with patients and suppliers (e.g., scheduling appointments, answering the telephone, billing and ordering supplies); and
  • Assisting with and helping to provide direct patient care in all dental specialties, including orthodontics, pediatric dentistry, periodontics and oral surgery.

Dental Hygenist

A career as a dental hygienist offers a wide range of challenges. In the dental office, the dentist and the dental hygienist work together to meet the oral health needs of patients. Since each state has its own specific regulations regarding their responsibilities, the range of services performed by hygienists varies from state to state. Some of the services provided by dental hygienists may include:
  • patient screening procedures; such as assessment of oral health conditions, review of the health history, oral cancer screening, head and neck inspection, dental charting and taking blood pressure and pulse
  • taking and developing dental radiographs (x-rays)
  • removing calculus and plaque (hard and soft deposits) from all surfaces of the teeth
  • applying preventive materials to the teeth (e.g., sealants and fluorides)
  • teaching patients appropriate oral hygiene strategies to maintain oral health;
  • (e.g., tooth brushing, flossing and nutritional counseling)
  • counseling patients about good nutrition and its impact on oral health
  • making impressions of patients' teeth for study casts (models of teeth used by dentists to evaluate patient treatment needs)
  • performing documentation and office management activities

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