Our Practice

Leaf Dr. Robert Penning

Dr. Penning prides himself on providing patients with excellent dental care with a unique, refreshing attitude and outlook.

He graduated from the University of Toronto as an Engineer and worked for IBM in Toronto. He then earned his dental degree in Manitoba and has been practicing dentistry for over 15 years. His great desire to face new challenges has taken him from environments as rugged as flying in remote Arctic communities to the thrill of opening his own urban, high-end cosmetic dental practice.

Throughout his career, Dr. Penning has received academic awards, business excellence awards at IBM, dental excellence awards including two first-place honors in smile gallery competitions. In 2007, Dr. Penning’s dentistry was featured in Dentaltown Magazine. Dr. Penning is married and is proud of his two sons. He is a director of the Toronto Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and is also a volunteer for the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry’s Give Back A Smile Foundation.

Leaf Ryan Assal, Denturist

Since 1993, Ryan Assal has been a professional dental/denture technologist and has worked in professional labs throughout England, the Middle East, and Canada. Through this global experience, he has mastered the craft of not only making dentures, but also manufacturing crowns, bridges, and orthodontics.

Since 2000, he has operated his own clinical lab and continues to provide technical services to nearly two dozen dentists around the Greater Toronto Area. In addition, Ryan operates the Caledon Denture Clinic in Bolton. Ryan takes great pride in the quality of his work, commitment to customer care, and the level of service he provides to his clients. He is happy to be part of the Schomberg Dental team, adding another dimension of care for our clients and friends.

Leaf Rose Registered Dental Hygienist

Rosemary Prost is a Registered Dental Hygienist, Red Seal Certified Chef, and the mom of four awesome children.

Her love for people, combined with her passion for optimal oral health, made the choice to become a dental hygienist an easy one for Rose when her kids were grown. Her world travel experience, and her involvement in multiple varied cultures gives her the ability to connect with her patients on both a professional and personal level.

In her time away from the dental chair, and when she isn’t being creative in the kitchen, Rose can be found in her vegetable garden, working on DIY projects in her home, or spending time with her four grown children.

Rose holds a Dental Assisting Diploma from Algonquin College, a Chef and Culinary Management Degree from Toronto’s Culinaria Chef School, and a Dental Hygiene Degree from the Toronto College of Dental Hygiene.

Leaf Breann Office Administrator

Breann has been a patient of ours for many years and recently joined our Team as she decided to take a year off school to explore her many talents and interests. She is currently attending George Brown to learn Sign Language. Breann enjoys spending time with her dog Fuzzy and shopping.

Leaf Ilenia Public Health Process Specialist

Ilenia is currently applying for dental school in hopes of becoming a dentist. She has graduated from the University of Guelph with a major in Biological Sciences and a minor in Nutrition. Ilenia loves to travel and is always willing to try new experiences. She can speak Italian and some French, although she is very eager to be fluent in both languages.


Leaf Shawna-lei Reception

Leaf Kristy Lead Registered Dental Hygienist

Kristy graduated from Canadore College in 2008 with honors and has been employed with us since 2009. During the summer, she spends time at her family cottage with her husband Nick, son Carter and daughter Sadie and their dogs Maia and Nala. In the winter, Kristy enjoys baking and watching movies with her family.

Leaf Tama Certified Dental Assistant II

Tama is a certified intra-oral level II dental assistant and certified dental receptionist. She graduated with honors in 1999 from Ontario Business College in Barrie. Tama has been actively working in the dental field over 14 years now.
She will always greet you with a warm smile and a friendly hello. Making a client feel at ease, reducing fear and anxiety are of utmost importance to her. Tama believes that every smile is beautiful and tries her best to get one out of you.
Tama has two sons that she adores. She also loves nature and in her free time she goes biking, camping, and loves to read.

Leaf Terri-Lynn Office Manager

Terri-Lynn enjoys being able to interact with our patients and helps to keep them smiling. “Connecting with our patients and their families and helping them with their treatment and financial planning is very fulfilling for me. I experience great satisfaction in making your experience an awesome one!”
Terri-Lynn enjoys spending time with her family. She loves camping, and traveling.

Leaf Sandi Bookkeeper

Bookkeeper for both practices for over seven years, Sandi has the important task of keeping our books in top shape – and that helps keep our offices running smoothly for you! Sandi is a busy bee, working a second job as a bookkeeper and office manager at a hydroseeding/grading company; but she loves the change of pace that comes from working at our practices.
Sandi grew up in the Buffalo, New York area and moved to Canada when she was married. She has one daughter and she loves spending time with her two grandchildren! In her free time, Sandi enjoys watching soccer, figure skating, and spending time with her crazy cat, Cruiser.

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