About Our Staff
Patients feel right at home with the warm, compassionate team of dentists, hygienists, and assistants at Smile Associates in Canton, New York. Our highly talented professionals maintain the highest levels of accreditation and exceed yearly state mandated continuing education requirements. Our dental team takes time to really listen to patients’ needs and exceed dental expectations every step of the way. Smile Associates offers comprehensive treatment for children, teenagers and adults in Canton, NY and surrounding communities in Northern New York. We look forward to your first visit!
Bryan B.D. Francey, DDS, FAGD
Dr. Bryan Francey was born and raised here in Saint Lawrence County in Lisbon, NY. He is a graduate of Saint Lawrence University, earning his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and Chemistry in 1995. In 1999, he earned his Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the University of Buffalo School of Dental Medicine. In 2000, Dr. Francey relocated to Salt Lake City, Utah, where he completed a one year residency in general dentistry at the VA Medical Center. He then moved back home to Canton, NY with his wife, Doreen. After working at Smile Associates as an associate with Dr. Mark Moreau for four years, he purchased the practice in 2004. Dr. Francey has a true passion for dental excellence and is committed to exceeding patient expectations. He is board-certified through the American Board of Dental Examiners and the National Dental Board and is a fellow of the American Academy of General Dentistry. In 2014, he was acknowledged as one of America’s Top Dentists by the Consumer’s Research Council of America. He has completed comprehensive Orthodontic coursework with Invisalign (2008) and Progressive Orthodontics (2010). Since this time he has provided orthodontic treatment to hundreds of patients giving them healthy, beautiful smiles. Starting in 2009, Dr. Francey completed extensive dental implant coursework in Mahwah, New Jersey, as well as, a Fellowship (2013) with the International Dental Implant Association which has allowed him to surgically place and restore dental implants for our patients. He currently maintains professional memberships with the American Academy of General Dentistry, University of Buffalo Alumni Association, and the Saint Lawrence County Dental Society. When Dr. Francey is not at the office, he enjoys spending time with his wife and four children. Family time is what renews his energy, nurtures his spirit, and allows him to be grateful for everyday life has to offer. He also enjoys playing basketball, hiking, skiing, and fishing.
Ann M. Hazan, DDS
Dr. Ann Hazan hails from metro-Detroit, Michigan and has been a part of the Smile Associates team for over ten years. Dr. Hazan graduated in 2004 from Michigan State University Honors College with a bachelor of science degree in Nutritional Sciences. In 2008, she received her Doctorate in Dental Surgery from the University of Michigan School of Dentistry. She then completed a one year residency in general dentistry at the University of Toledo Medical Center in Toledo, Ohio. She is board-certified through the American Board of Dental Examiners and the National Dental Board. She is currently a member of the Academy of General Dentistry and the Saint Lawrence County Dental Society. Dr. Hazan enjoys both pediatric and adult general dentistry. She is committed to treating each of her patients as if he or she were members of her family. While away from the office, Dr. Hazan enjoys spending time with her husband and her two children. She also enjoys cooking, reading, and traveling to see family and friends.
Dental Hygiene Team
Carla, Tiffany & Judy
Our goal is to help you improve your dental health by increasing your dental awareness. Motivation and education are the key components we utilize. Not only is it important to achieve and maintain healthy teeth and gums, but a beautiful smile increases your confidence and self esteem. Carla and Judy provide compassionate and precise care utilizing their 60 years of combined experience. They can provide treatment for the entire family and they are also great with kids. We will do our best to offer flexible scheduling and help you get the care in the midst of your busy schedule. We hope to gain your trust so that you feel comfortable and relaxed for your hygiene visits. Your goals and concerns are our top priority. Let us help you achieve the smile you've always wanted.
Dental Assistant Team
Chelsie, Betty, Cassie and Betsey
Our goal is to assist the dentists and make your visit more comfortable. Successful comprehensive dental care requires a well-trained team, which is why our assistants are all certified and licensed dental assistants. Our dental sssistants have advanced training to help achieve the results you desire. They also make your treatment as pleasant and as comfortable as possible with televisions, music and headphones, blankets, and pillows. They will do whatever it takes for you to be relaxed and anxiety free during your dental treatment.
Aneta O'Shea, CDA, FAADOM
Our office manager is a stellar example of our core values. She is here to help you with your financial concerns and offer affordable options to all our patients who require extensive treatment plans. As the team leader, she supervises, coordinates, and evaluates the activities of all personnel. She helps the team stay focused on our goals and mission, in order to keep your experience and our office systems exceptional. Highly organized, enthusiastic, and committed to exceeding your expectations, Aneta is able to keep our practice running with great success.
Patient Care Coordinators
Emily and Meggan
Our front desk office tem greets you and welcomes you into a friendly, inviting atmosphere. Their compassionate and prompt service will allow you to get the care you deserve. Emily and Meggan keep our practice running smoothly everyday with their mindful attention to detail. They try to work around your busy schedule when scheduling appointments. They can answer many of your questions concerning appointment information, treatment plans, insurance, and finances in order to help transform your smile and enhance your dental health. It all starts here.
We have a great deal of experience when it comes to dealing with insurance companies. We realize that a smile makeover, restorative dentistry, or simply maintaining your dental health is an important family investment. Our insurance specialist will help provide you with the financial information you need in order to make your goals a reality. Ask Peggy how you can maximize your dental insurance benefits and estimate what your co-payments would be. She works diligently to get insurance companies to pay the benefits that are due to our patients. We also educate our patients about their dental plans and spend a great deal of time researching what will benefit our patients based on their plan.