About Us

We're ready to earn your trust...
One visit at a time!

We know that almost everyone has a little apprehension about going to the dentist, and for good reason! A potential lack of trust, the fear of discomfort or judgement, and a generally uncomfortable atmosphere...

We know this isn't the way it should be and we want to change that!

At Sydney Family Dental, we'll help you reach your oral health goals and gain confidence in your smile by providing quality dentistry in a relaxed and comfortable setting.

We want you feel amazing about your dental health!

And, we promise... No judgement. Ever.

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Our values & history

Patient-Focused Care

We consider our work “patient-focused” because we like to work collaboratively with patients when developing their treatment plan. Providing guidance through thoughtful individualized discussion, we will review your options together and choose the treatment plan that is right for you.  

A History of Dental Excellence

Our dental clinic has been caring for patience since 1983, and every day we work diligently to honour the legacy of excellence that Sydney Family Dental Centre has been building since day one. Because of that dedication, many of our patients from "the early days" still seek care with us today.

Genuine Relationships

When you first visit Sydney Family Dental you become a part of the Sydney Family Dental Family! We'll get know you personally & earn your loyalty through genuine relationship. You'll see that we always look forward to visiting with you each appointment & we'll remember you by name!

Our people are what makes this clinicso great!

We truly believe our people are our clinic’s shining star!

As you might expect, our team is very experienced, professional, and efficient. But we're more than that... As a team, we've worked together for most of our professional lives! That means, we're family. We care for one another and our clients are brought right into that circle of care!

Each member of our team is important and valued.  All of us working together is what makes our clinic the warm and special place that it is. 

Because we have such committed staff, we’re able to foster, grow, and earn our client's trust!

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Dr. Stephanie Hillier
Owner & Principle Dentist

Hi, I'm Dr. Stephanie Hillier! I grew up on the Northside and I currently live in North Sydney with my husband Nathan and our sweet little cocker spaniel, Sophie.

I joined the team at Sydney Family Dental in 2016 after studying biology, math, and dentistry at Dalhousie University. I am thrilled to be home.

I took over ownership of the clinic from Dr. Mary Yurchesyn in 2018 and since then I've had so many new learning opportunities, especially having to navigated my first pandemic as a business owner. However, all in all, I feel extremely honoured and privileged to be leading this amazing team and caring for our patient family.

I enjoy all areas of general dentistry, and I appreciate the variety it provides. I believe dental care is an essential part of overall health and wellness; and I hope to inspire our community to take pride in our oral health.  The highlight of my work is seeing patients smile and their confidence shine!  

I am passionate about lifelong learning and strive to continually grow as a care provider, team leader, and business owner.

Outside of the office, I try to live my best Island life through peaceful evening harbour walks and highland hikes to big ocean vistas! I love hot tea, sunsets, science, trying new things, and being in nature. I'm also a "wanna-be" yogi!

Dr. Micheline Carabin

Micheline is a recent graduate from the class of 2021, at Dalhousie University. She started her education graduating from Cape Breton University in 2014 as a Registered Nurse, and worked in critical care before going into dentistry.

Outside of work Micheline lives in Mira with her husband Mitch, and their two dogs. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, and of course being outside with her dogs!

Micheline is very excited to start her career in dentistry and become apart of the team at Sydney Family Dental Centre!

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