Dr. Richard Azzi - Billings Bridge Dental Centre - Ottawa

Dr. Richard Azzi, Ottawa family dentist, joined our Billings Bride Plaza dental practice in 2006. He offers a broad range of family dentistry procedures to both children and adults in Ottawa, Ontario. He is an Advisor to the Canadian Dental Association's Committee on Student Affairs and in 2003 served as the chair of that committee.  Dr. Azzi holds a Doctor of Dental Medicine from the Universite de Montreal and studied biochemistry as an undergraduate.  He is a member of the CDA, ODA and ODS.


Melissa - Administrator

I was born and raised in the small city of Kingston, Ontario where there was never anything to do!

When it came time to decide my career path, I knew I wanted to do something that would allow me to have a lot of interaction with the public. You could say I’ve been blessed with the gift of gab! As some point I must have thought: Hey why not teeth!? After all, a beautiful smile has always been the first feature I notice.

I graduated from Algonquin College’s Dental Assisting program in 2002. Over the years I’ve gained experience in different dental practices throughout Ottawa; some of them specialists. In 2018 I decided to take on a new challenge as an Administrative Assistant and I joined Billings Bridge Dental Centre. Everyone here made me feel so welcome and, before my first day was over, I already felt like I had been here for years!

When I’m not at work, I am busy in my other role as mommy to my two amazing kids! They certainly keep me busy and life very interesting!


Sharon - Certified Dental Assistant

Hi, I’m Sharon!

One sunny summer morning many, many years ago, I stopped by Billings Bridge Dental Centre on the way to the beach with my daughter. My plan was to drop off a resume, but I attended an impromptu interview instead! Within a week I began a career I love as a Certified Dental Assistant (CDA) and, except for a brief interlude when I owned and operated a chip wagon, I’ve been here ever since.

Good solid training and old-school values are very important to me. I get frustrated when things aren’t just so. I love, love, love greeting patients who have become like friends over the years. It’s my job to make Dr. Azzi look good.

Apparently, when I think I’m alone, I’m almost always singing. I’ve been told this by my coworkers. I guess it’s hard to be alone at work!

I enjoy family, food, and hockey. I’m 100% convinced that my Toronto Maple Leafs will win a Stanley Cup any season now.