Our Team

Dr Cassia Braulio (DDS)

Dr. Cassia, received her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree in 1995, in Sao Paulo , Brazil, where she was born and raised.  Right after finishing  school she was accepted  to the Endodontics Specialty  course, which granted her root canal specialist degree.  Parallel to working at her office work, she was also involved in teaching at the University Paulista, Faculty of Dentistry, in Sao Paulo.  She was a clinical instructor at the Department of Medically compromised children.

In a search for a better quality of life, she immigrated to Canada and in 2004  she was accepted in the Dental Qualifying Program at the University of Western of Ontario, where she validated her DDS  degree. Since then, she has been practicing Dentistry in Canada.

However it was long before  Canada that her interest in Dentistry surfaced. When she was only 16 years old, she accepted a  volunteer summer job at a dental office. She had the chance to work with two amazing individuals, both passionate professors that loved teaching. Their passion for dentistry extended to her and Dentistry has been with her ever since.

She has also been involved in teaching university students at clinical level, at the University of Toronto, Faculty of Dentistry, Restorative Department.

When Dr Cassia is not working, she is spending quality time with her family, friends and pets. 

She looks forward to meeting you.

Debbie De Canhas (Treatment Coordinator)



is our treatment coordinator and  has been in the practice for more than 30   years.  She is an extremelly valuable member of our team. She  will assure  that all your questions  and dental needs are addressed properly. 

Her  overall dental health knowledge is elemental to the well being of patients.  She will do whatever it takes to help you understand the recomended treatment plan.

Her friendly personality will guarantee you have a great time at our office. Her truly caring character will make you feel unique.

Be prepared to be greated by her contagious smile. 


Vesna Vrbat (Registered Dental Hygienist)


Vesna came to our team in 2014, bringing over 10 years of experience in the dental field. She worked as  a receptionist, dental assistant and finally found herself loving been a hygienist.
Vesna is calm, caring, meticulous and gentle in her approach. She is very good with kids and adults alike. Her smiling face and  effective technique brings a sense of calm and peace to everyone in her care.

She keeps her training current and is constantly updating her skills and learning new techniques and materials that could improve our patients oral health.

She is looking forward to see you at your next cleaning appointment.  Vesna will tell you all the news about her becoming a mom. Little Luka  who was born on July 21, 2017. He is a happy, healthy, smiley boy.


Shawny Balman (Dental Assistant and Receptionist)




Shawny is our certified dental assistant (CDA) and receptionist.  
She joined our team in 2013 and has been a va
luable  member ever since. She has been a CDA for 15 years and can assist in a variety of dental  situations from complex implant cases to pediatric procedures. When Shawny is not assisting Dr. Braulio, she can be found manning the reception desk. She will help you with your appointments, questions, and she will be glad to help you coordinate them with your insurance provider. Shawny has a sharp eye for detail,is conscientious and  hard working,  with a pleasant laughing demeanour.She will do whatever it takes to help and assist you during your appointments


Beata Smus (Certified Dental Assistant)

Beata has been assiting Dr Braulio since October 2014. She is a valuable part of our team. Beata has a unique inquisitive personality. Her daily enthusiasm makes our days easier and her cheerful smile makes patients  feel comfortable.

She has this "can do" attittude to perform any given task. Her goal is to learn new things daily.

Making sure you feel comfortable and all your dental needs are directed is her priority. Do not hesitate to talk to her and ask questions about your treatment or a way of easing your dental worries.