About Us

Committed, compassionate, and caring dental care for the whole family.

Dentists

The dentists at Saskatoon Dental Group are all graduates of College of Dentistry at the University of Saskatchewan. They are all members of the College of Dental Surgeons of Saskatchewan, as well as the Canadian Dental Association and the Saskatoon Dental Society.

Dr. Lily Sammak

Dentist

President

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 a 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

Dentist

Dentist

Corey attended Limestone College in Gaffney, South Carolina to play lacrosse on an academic scholarship before returning to the University of Saskatchewan to earn DMD graduating in 2015 and joined our team in Saskatoon Dental Group right after graduation. Corey has many interests outside of work. He is looking forward to continuing to provide quality dentistry for his patients in his hometown of Saskatoon.

He has been a part of the Saskatoon Dental Group team since 2015.

Dr. Ryan Teneycke

Dentist

Dentist

Ryan was born in Saskatoon and raised in the hometown of Yorkton, Saskatchewan. He graduated from the Yorkton regional high school in 2013 and went on to continue his education at the U of S. In 2016 he received a BSc in physiology and pharmacology before being accepted into the college of dentistry at the U of S.

Ryan earned his DMD in 2020and joined us in Saskatoon Dental Group. Outside of work Ryan enjoys keeping active, playing board games with family and friends, and maintaining his home reef aquarium. Ryan has also been introduced to the art of stained glass. Ryan is looking forward to providing dental care for the people of saskatoon.

Dr. Fuad Tanha

Dentist

Dentist

Dr. Tanha was born and raised in Iran. He moved to Canada (Ottawa) to pursue his education. Before he studied Dentistry at Western University in London, he received an undergraduate degree in Biochemistry and Masters’s degree in molecular genetics at Carleton University in Ottawa.

Dr. Tanha is dedicated to improve his patient’s oral health and provide the best possible treatment. He enjoys his daily conversations and interaction with patients and is able to make a positive difference in their well-being and improve their self-confidence.

His passion for education and love for being a student motivates him to expand his knowledge and keep up with the latest best practices in the ever-changing field of dentistry. During dental school, he participated in the Dental Outreach Community Service program in order to provide free dental care for underprivileged patients.

After practicing dentistry in Ottawa, they decided to move back home to be closer to family and spend more time with them. When he’s not in the clinic, activities he enjoys outside of work include fishing, travelling, spending time with his family, especially his nephew Suren. He loves to play soccer, cycling and a number of other sports.

He is a member of the College of Dental Surgeons of Saskatchewan, the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario, the Ontario Dental Association and the Canadian Dental Association.

Dao Diep

Denturist

Denturist

Dao Diep was born in Vietnam and raised in Edmonton. She graduated with honours from Archbishop MacDonald High School, one of the most academic high schools in Edmonton, and graduated with honours from the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology Denturist Program in 2001.

After some time working in Alberta, she moved to Saskatoon in 2004 and fell in love with the city. She started her own private practice in 2006, where she has been dedicated to her passion for dentures and personal care for patients.

She continually pursues professional courses to stay current with the latest technology and information.

Dao Diep enjoys her spare time with her beautiful family, baking and supporting the local arts and businesses in Saskatoon. She volunteers her time in giving back to the community. She looks forward to meeting new people and seeing new places.

She works out of her Eastside clinic www.denturecottage.com when not in the office at Saskatoon Dental Group.

Dental Therapists

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Amy

Dental Therapist

Dental Therapist

Amy was born and raised in Saskatchewan, graduating from high school in a french immersion program and went to the U of S finishing her post-secondary studies at the national school of dental therapy in 2008.

Amy is passionate about patient education and loves to pass her many years of knowledge in dental care on to her patients, especially those who may have never visited a dental office in the past. When Amy is not in the office you can find her in the kitchen trying out a new plant-based recipe, in her garden self pollinating her tomatoes with an electric toothbrush (ask her about this-it is true) or planning her next trip abroad.

Amy’s love of travel has taken her to many countries and she has been lucky enough to practice dentistry as far north as Tuktoyaktuk, NT as a dental student and as far south as Peru with kindness in action, a volunteer dental organization. If you get the chance to sit in Amy’s chair, you are also likely to hear about her 16-year-old cat, Milo.

She has been a part of the Saskatoon Dental Group team since 2009.

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Paula

Dental Therapist

Dental Therapist

Paula is one of the Dental Therapists at Saskatoon Dental Group. She has been with us since 2019. She graduated from the National School of Dental Therapy in Prince Albert in 2008. Her passion has always been working with children, teaching them everything they need to know in a language they can understand.

She enjoys creating positive experiences for her patients of all personalities and ages.
In her spare time, you can find her with her own family, usually spending time outdoors.

Dental Hygienists

Nicole

Dental Hygienist

Dental Hygienist

Nicole was born in Saskatoon and grew up in both Regina and Lethbridge. She completed her Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH) diploma at the Canadian National Institute of Health in Ottawa. She has been part of the Saskatoon Dental Group team since 2018.

 

Anvi

Dental Hygienist

Dental Therapist

Anvi grew up in India and graduated as a dentist in 2012. In 2014, she moved to Canada where she completed her Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH) diploma at Confederation College in Thunder Bay. She really enjoys playing tennis in her spare time and love connecting with her patients.

She is new to the Saskatoon Dental Group team.

Natalie

Dental Hygienist

Dental Hygienist

Natalie grew up on Vancouver Island and completed her Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH) diploma at Vancouver College of Dental Hygiene.

Before pursuing dental hygiene she completed a BSc. at the University of Saskatchewan during that time, she fell in love with Saskatoon. She has been a part of the Saskatoon Dental Group team since 2017.

 

Dental Assistants

Shelby

Nadine

Meghan

Jhustine

Janine

Bernadette

Abby

 Dental Admin Group

Christine

Katie

Tasha