Our philosophy at MacNeill & Spinnato Family Dentistry is to address all of your oral health care needs.
We accomplish this by:
- Taking a patient-centred approach. Each patient is unique with individual needs. Through one-on-one conversations we will work together with you to provide the ideal approach to address your preventative, restorative and periodontal dental care needs.
- Informing our patients of all aspects of their dental care needs, we build confidence in our patients that the right decisions have been made and that the most effective care plan has been developed.
- Staying up-to-date in dentistry is crucial. We pride ourselves in offering our patients care that incorporates the latest developments and techniques in the field of dentistry. We are constantly learning and improving to provide our patients with the utmost care.
Dr. Jovan P. Spinnato
Dr. Jovan Spinnato received his Honours Bachelor of Science (Hon. BSc.) from the University of Western Ontario in 2009. He then went on to receive his Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree (DDS) with distinction in 2014 from the University of Western Ontario Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry. Dr. Spinnato was the recipient of the Paul S. Sills Award in Prosthodontics and attained Deans Honour List in all 4 years of his dental degree. He also completed a summer pediatric program in his final year of dental school. Dr. Spinnato joined the Board of Directors at Canadian Mental Health Association.
Dr. Spinnato is devoted to delivering the optimal care to his patients and regularly attends continuing education courses in order to provide the best care for all his patients.
Dr. Spinnato was born and raised in Sarnia. He is happily married to his wife Laura and has one son named Julian. In his leisure time, Dr. Spinnato enjoys playing soccer, travelling and spending time with his family. He is happy to be back practicing dentistry in his hometown.
Dr. Don C. MacNeill
Dr. Don MacNeill has been practicing dentistry in Sarnia since 1980. He is often referred to as Dr. Don by his patients and staff. Dr. Don began his path to dentistry in 1972 with a 3 year diploma in Science Technology Lambton College in his home town of Sarnia. He then received his Hon. B. Sc. Biology from the University of Western Ontario and went on to receive his Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree (DDS) from the University of Western Ontario School of Medicine and Dentistry followed by a General Practice Residency at St. Joseph’s Hospital in London, ON. Dr. Don received numerous awards while attending the University of Western Ontario including;
- Graduate Fellowship Award – Medical Research Council of Canada
- Johnson and Johnson Award for Operative Dentistry
- Senior Award for Periodontology
- Canadian Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons Award
Dr. Don is a life-long learner and believes that continuing education is one of the most important components to providing up-to-date dental techniques and knowledge to his patients.
Don is the proud stepparent to Cassidy and Christian and the very proud papa of granddaughter Ava. In his leisure time, his passions are Olympic Weightlifting and cooking! He holds many National and International Titles, is a Level 3 Coach, IWF #1 Referee and Vice President of the Canadian Weightlifting Federation. He most recently was the representative in organizing the Weightlifting competition for the Pan Am Games in Toronto and has been selected to Referee at the Olympics in RIO in August 2016.
Our Front Office
Sharon holds the title of “longest employee” having worked with Dr. Don since 1984. Sharon emigrated from England in 1967 and is proud to be a Canadian Citizen. She is happily married with 2 grown children.
Cheryl joined the practice in 2016 and brings with her over 10 years of experience in the dental field.
Cheryl relocated back to Sarnia with her 2 sons and husband.
Stacey has been in the dental field since 1985, she began her career as a Certified Dental Assistant. She joined the MacNeill dental family in 1999 as their front desk receptionist and in 2014 became the treatment coordinator for the office. Stacey was born and raised in Sarnia, has been happily married to Jeff since 1989 and has furry 4 legged child named Zoe.
Our Dental Hygienists
Trish has been working with MacNeill & Spinnato Family Dentistry since 2001. She was born and raised in Sarnia and is happily married with 3 children and an awesome golden retriever. Trish works Monday through Thursday.
Kim joined MacNeill & Spinnato Family Dentistry in 2016 and has 20 years of dental hygiene experience. She is a Sarnia resident and feels very pleased and proud to be part of such a caring and talented dental team. Kim is happily married to her husband of 32 years and enjoys travelling, bowling, playing bridge and volunteering.
“A warm smile is the universal language of kindness.” – William Arthur Ward
Julie graduated from Dental Hygiene in her hometown of Ottawa in 2007 where she practised until 2019. Julie and her family moved to her husbands hometown of Sarnia in October 2019 and joined our team in December. In her free time she enjoys travelling and spending time with her family. She is fluent in French.
Sterling is a Registered Dental Hygienist and a Fanshawe College graduate of 2019. She enjoys going on adventures, creating art and spending time with family. Sterling is thrilled to be a part of our dental team and is looking forward to grow and continue her career as a dental hygienist with us.
Our Dental Assistants
Linda has been with MacNeill & Spinnato Family Dentistry since 1994 and has worked as an Assistant for over 25 years. Linda is happily married with 2 boys. The whole family has earned their Black Belts from Bluewater Taekwondo.
Linda is a Level Ⅱ Dental Assistant and has been in the industry since 1992. She has been with MacNeill & Spinnato Family Dentistry since 2002. Linda lives in Sarnia with her husband, 2 sons and cats – Dottie, Millie and Lillie.
Natasha has been working as a Level Ⅱ
Dental Assistant for 5 years and is the newest addition to MacNeill Family Dentistry. Natasha lived in Sudbury while completing her Dental Assisting studies in French. She currently lives in Sarnia with her boyfriend and 2 retired racing greyhounds. She loves to camp and be outdoors in her time off.
“A smile is a curve that sets everything straight.” – Phyliss Diller
Esther has been working as a Dental Assistant since 1996. Esther is married with two children. Her busy family likes to travel and play sports.
Kaitlyn is a level II Dental Assistant. She graduated from Fanshawe College in May 2018 and completed her placement with us in June 2018. She joined us as a full-time employee shortly after placement. Kaitlyn was born and raised in Sarnia, enjoys traveling, and spending time with her family.
Laura is a Registered Nurse and received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BScN) from the University of Western Ontario in 2010. She then went on to complete her Masters of Science in Nursing in 2014 from D’Youville College. Laura joined MacNeill & Spinnato Family Dentistry in 2018.
Laura is happily married to Dr. Spinnato and has one son named Julian.