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Our Team

Dr. Dong Li's office is dedicated to family friendly dental care for their patients. Dr. Li and his team are committed to providing outstanding quality dental care, with an emphasis on education and communication. We strive to exceed your expectations through professional results and our friendly staff.

 

Dr. Dong Li - Dentist 


Dr. Dong Li was born in Shanghai, China and moved to Toronto with his parents at the age of 17. After high school, he attended the University of Toronto. He was on the Dean's List for 4 consecutive years and graduated with Honours Bachelor of Science degree with High Distinction. He then attended the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry at the University of Western Ontario and graduated with Distinction. He was the recipient of Dean's Award of Excellence, Dr. Walter Teteruck Award in Fixed Prosthodontics and graduated within the top 5% of the class. Dr. Li then joined Dr. David Riddell and Dr. Rodger Doner at the Brockville Family Medical Center and later became the Principle Dentist of the practice.

Dr. Dong Li is a current member of both Canadian and Ontario Dental Association, and Academy of General Dentistry. Dr. Li is dedicated to providing outstanding oral health care in a friendly and caring environment. He constantly betters himself through continuous dental education and has taken a great interest in dental implant surgery. He has recently finished a mini residency program with Dr. Mark Lin in Toronto.

Dr. Dong Li is happily married to Sofia Wang, who's a charted accountant and now working in Brockville as well. They welcomed their son Benjamin Li in January, 2017. At their leisure time, they enjoy watching a good movie and taking a dive in the St. Lawrence river.

Dr. Phil du Toit - Dentist 


Dr. Prak Darbar 


Dr. Leslie Laing - Prosthodontist 


Dr. Rodger Doner - Dentist 


Dr. Rodger Doner was born and raised in Kirkland Lake, Ontario. His post secondary study was continued at the University of Toronto where he received his Bachelors of Physical Education in 1961 and went on to study dentistry and graduated from Dental School there in 1969. Rodger was awarded the Alpha Omega Award his Graduating year.  
Rodger relocated to Brockville, home of the beautiful 1000 Islands and the St Lawrence River and opened up our dental practice in May 1969. He was the sole owner of the practice for many years before meeting Dr. Dave Riddell and bringing him on to join him in the practice, which Rodger later passed onto to Dr. Riddell. Dr. Riddell retired early and sold the practice to his Associate Dr. Dong Li. Dr. Doner worked several years with Dr. Li before retiring. Dr. Doner had many years of dental experience right here in our own community. He loved seeing his numerous patients that he has come to know and that he calls friends. Rodger enjoyed many aspects of dentistry including restoring badly destroyed teeth.
Rodger has many enjoyments outside the office that involve his Family and many Friends. Rodger's main passion is sailing and has recently taken up curling in the winter. He enjoys astronomy, geology, woodworking which takes up a lot of his days off and bridge which he enjoys with his long time Friends.

Kellie - Office Manager 


Kellie is that same friendly face in our front office that you have seen for the past 16 years…so far! She grew up in Brockville and graduated from Algonquin College, Dental Assisting in 1991. Kellie worked as a dental assistant for 9 years, joined our practice in 2000 and turned her focus more to office administration and the management side of our practice. Kellie takes pride in implementing new and ever changing technology as they have become available from the dental field, to provide a better experience for our patients. Kellie’s passions are her family and travel. Weekends are spent with her family and Grandchildren. Sand, sun and surf is where you can find her during her vacations. “There is nothing better than finding a hideaway to relax and unwind.”

Bonnie - Dental Hygenist 


Bonnie’s goal is to provide the best treatment in the most comfortable atmosphere. In her 30 years of dental experience she has acquired many techniques to relieve nervousness and anxiety while providing optimal calculus removal with limited pain during your dental appointments. While focusing on her client’s individual needs Bonnie stresses to ensure her clients are treated as individuals and works hard to do what is best for each client to obtain the optimal oral health that they deserve.  She finds her job rewarding and loves to see improvements of her client’s oral health after their treatment knowing she has helped them to achieve this goal. You will often meet Bonnie volunteering at her children’s school and hockey activities or in Maitland at the Education and Recreation Centre. After recently travelling to Florida, Africa and Cuba Bonnie has caught the travel bug. When she is away she is missing her yoga and fitness classes.

Trisha - Dental Hygenist 


Growing up in the Brockville area Trisha enjoys continually growing and building personal relationships with old friends and of course new clients as well. For the past 10 years Trisha has enjoyed the one-on-one experience she has with her clients and enjoys educating them on the importance of their dental health and how it affects their overall well-being. Clients tell us that because of Trisha’s yoga background she has a natural ability to make them feel at ease and relaxed when they are in her chair. By building confidence, trust and friendships with every client Trisha is able to encourage clients to make their dental health a priority by tailoring their unique needs at home to complement their office experience. Trisha is a local performer with song and dance and has entertained not just our office but the Brockville and area with many local concerts.

Kayla Mercier - Dental Hygenist 


Kayla was born and raised in Athens, Ontario. She attended Canadian National Institute of Health to purse her career in Dental Hygiene. Kayla is ready for the next chapter in her life and is embarking on an exciting journey by joining our dental practice at Dong Li's Family Dentistry. Kayla enjoys providing a comfortable space to educate her clients on the importance of their optimal oral health and overall well-being while making her clients feel at ease throughout their dental visit. Kayla's goal is to help her clients make informed choices regarding their oral health and to gain the confidence they deserve in their smile. You can often find Kayla enjoying Charleston Lake with Family and Friends or spending time with her Nephew.

Lucy - Dental Assistant 


For the past 23 years, since Lucy graduated from Canadore College in North Bay, she has strived to help provide your top quality dental care. You can see her extending herself to patients in providing information and education regarding treatment and treatment options. Lucy has always found enjoyment in organizing and maintaining order at work, therefore, Lucy is our Chief Purchaser of dental supplies because of her incredible organizational skills. She must have a “Masters in Inventory Changement” (sometimes we can’t find where supplies were last placed!). Lucy is a fitness enthusiast and is quick to encourage and suggest healthy options. But we know her favorite Blizzard flavour is Georgian mud fudge.

Debbie - Dental Assistant 


Ever since Deb graduated from Career Canada College, 30 years ago, she has always loved to spread joy and happiness to everyone she meets and in everything she does. While chairside assisting Deb enjoys helping patients feel relaxed during dental procedures and is happy that our patients feel better about the dental care that we provide. Debbie provides a calming atmosphere and gets to know our patients on a more personal level. She loves to see how changing a patient’s smile transforms their lives for the better. Deb has gained experience in all aspects of general dentistry by attending continuing education courses in a variety of cities. In her off hours Deb and her Husband find pleasure in cycling and teaching downhill skiing at Calabogie Peaks. Their favorite mountain to ski, so far, is Whistler/Blackcomb.

Lisa - Receptionist 


Lisa joined our practice in 2011 and has loved the opportunity of getting to know our patients and their families and following their dental care. She is always happy to answer all your dental questions, help resolve any concerns and make your visits a positive experience. Lisa will accomodate your busy schedule by offering you appointments that best fits into your schedule and providing you with the best care possible. Lisa enjoys spending time with her family and friends and being outdoors.

Lori - Receptionist 


Lori enjoys the best of both worlds with our practice. Her dual position gives her variety and enables her to interact with our patients both at the front office and chairside assisting. She has the opportunity to guide patients with every aspects of their dental care. Lori will help you at the front office by working with you and your insurance company with your financial aspects in regards to your dental claims and treatment estimates. Chairside Lori is very passionate about patient care and wants your every experience with our office to be gentle, friendly and caring. In Lori's spare time you can find her outdoors with her dog Zoe, at the ball diamond, swimming, skiing or in her yard gardening. Lori enjoys knitting, painting and crafts.