Our Team

At Bells Corners Dental Studio, our goal is to take care of you and your family in the most comfortable and convenient way possible. As a locally owned clinic, we pride ourselves on building long lasting relationships while greeting you with familiar smiles each time you visit. It is also our pleasure to support local charities, associations, and fundraising events.

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Ryan Kirschner

DMD, MSc Dentist

Welcome to Bells Corners Dental Studio. I am the owner and dentist. Since 2014, I have been helping patients of all ages achieve optimal oral health. Our team is dedicated to providing oral health care in a comfortable, compassionate, and fun atmosphere. We are here to listen and guide you on your path to overall health. Patients become family because we are committed to building lifelong relationships.

About my family: My wife and I were born and raised in Montreal. In 2017, we moved to Nepean with our 4 month old daughter and in 2019, we welcomed our second daughter. In our spare time you can find us on nature walks, playing sports, singing and dancing. I am a fan of baseball, hockey and golf and I enjoy trying new recipes on the BBQ! One day I hope to plant that vegetable garden I always wanted.

*Dr. Kirschner graduated from McGill University with a Bachelor of Science in Anatomy and Cell Biology in 2007, a Master of Science in Dental Sciences in 2010, and a Doctorate of Dental Medicine in 2014. He went on to complete a Certificate in Advanced Graduate Studies in Advanced Education in General Dentistry from Boston University in 2015 . Dr. Kirschner continues to advance his studies with many hours of continuing education on various topics.

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Brandon Hersh

DMD, Dentist

My goal is always to provide ethical, pragmatic, and patient-centered care to my patients. I am a firm believer in conservative dentistry and the power of prevention. In general, when recommending treatment I take the approach of asking myself the question “what would I want done if it were my tooth?”.
Oral healthcare is a team effort and I do everything I can to ensure I build collaborative and trusting relationships with my patients. It’s my favorite thing about being a general dentist.

I was born and raised in Montreal and moved to Ottawa with my wife in 2022. In my spare time I enjoy staying active by running, bouldering, and playing tennis as well as playing various puzzle/strategy games. Looking forward to meeting you!

*Dr. Hersh graduated from McGill University with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science in 2015 and a Doctorate of Dental Medicine in 2020. He went on to complete a certificate in Advanced Graduate Studies in Advanced Education in General Dentistry from University of Rochester in 2021.

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Paul Bresee

RDH, Lead Hygienist

I’ve been helping people take care of their oral health for 20 years so far, and I’m still just as passionate and probably more than I was when I first started! When I see someone for an appointment I don’t want to “just scale” their teeth, I want to have a connection with that particular person at that time and get to know them, understand where they are in terms of comfort level at the dental office and also have some really good laughs (yes that’s possible in a dental office!). I’ve helped people that have claustrophobia, dental anxiety, going through very stressful life events to people that just hate having their teeth scaled get completely comfortable in coming in for their appointments. Many of the people that I have seen for the last 15 to 20 years actually love coming into the office for our semi-annual dose of laughs and “catch up” time. I’ve come to realize that you can’t win every case of periodontal disease but if you can keep people from dreading going to the dental office and provide them with great continuous care then you’ve done a great thing. 

When I’m not connecting with or having laughs with my patients at the office you can find me with my family and my pooch Coco. I also love to kayak, workout, play tennis or shoot hoops and I enjoy keeping up with the latest in dentistry. Just remember, when you see me for an appointment that you’re not just another patient to me and in a time where staff come and go I’ll be here for you. 

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Celia Zhang


Celia is a dedicated dental hygienist with a passion for promoting oral health and wellness. She is thrilled to have the opportunity to share her expertise and provide exceptional care to her patients.

She graduated from CNIH as a Dental Hygienist in 2013 and completed an undergraduate degree in Biochemistry from University of Ottawa in 2015.

Outside of the office, She cherishes spending time with her loved ones, including her little one. Parenthood has enriched Celia’s life in countless ways, instilling the values of patience, compassion, and empathy—qualities that she brings to her interactions with patients each day.

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Saundra Brodkin

MEd, ACC Office Manager

Hi there and welcome! I have the honour of being office manager and part owner of our clinic. I have a diverse background with a combination of experience in entrepreneurship, accounting, teaching, counseling psychology, and life coaching! My responsibilities include mental health support for patients and team members, day to day operations, as well as cultivating relationships with our referring offices. When not in the office, you can find me out and about with my husband (Dr. K!) and our two daughters, we love exploring and taking road trips to visit family in Montreal and Detroit!

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Kate McLean


Hi, I’m Kate! I joined the dental world in 2021 after a long run of bartending and running restaurants. Multitasking is my middle name; I thrive in a busy environment where I can continuously learn about something new. The atmosphere here makes you feel like you’re at home and a team that challenges each other everyday in the best ways.

I love spending my free time with my family, reading, going to the movies with my hubby and going on adventures with our dogs.