Our Team

Welcome to the dental clinic

Dr. Serene Yu


Born and raised in China, Serene came to Canada at the age of nineteen. She obtained her undergraduate degree in Biology and Chemistry at Ryerson Polytechnic University. She then entered the dental school at the University of Toronto (U of T) with an entrance scholarship. In 2001, she graduated from the Faculty of Dentistry at U of T with honors. She then completed one year of residency program in a hospital in the United States. Upon returning to Canada, Serene worked in multiple rural practices before starting her own practice in 2007.
Serene is fluent in English, Cantonese and Mandarin. She and her husband currently live in the south part of Ottawa. In her leisure time, she enjoys cooking, reading and spending time with her two children.

Dr. Jesse Palleck


Dr. Palleck grew up in Kanata and even back in high school he was very interested in dentistry. He went to the University of Ottawa and graduated with an Honors degree in Biology. He then graduated with a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Western University in the year 2000, and has been working in Ottawa ever since.
Over the years Dr. Palleck has taken many continuing education courses, and he always tries to keep up to date on any advances in dentistry to better serve the patients. When not doing dentistry, Dr. Palleck enjoys skiing, tennis, camping and hanging out with friends and family.
Both Dr. Yu and Dr. Palleck are members of the Ontario Dental Association and the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario.

Tiffany Dental Assistant | Dr. Yu Dentistry | Nepean Ottawa


Dental Assistant level II
I was born and raised in the Ottawa area and have been in the dental field for 17 years.
I have assisted dental procedures chairside as a level 2 dental assistant for more than half of this time.  The rest of my time has been spent on administrative duties, patient education and treatment co-ordination.  Overall, I am well trained in multiple facets of the day to day operation of the dental practice.
In my spare time, I enjoy  professional baking, cooking, gardening, and all kinds of different cuisines.  I enjoy spending time with my new puppy “Benny” and also enjoy spending time with my family!

Yetenayet “Yet”

Dental Assistant level II

Graduated as a level I dental assistant from Career Canada College in 2002, Yet then became a level II certified dental assistant after Algonquin College. Yet is also a member of the Ontario Dental Assistant Association.

She has had the pleasure of meeting many of the patients since joining the practice. She enjoys working in dental offices specialized in general dentistry. In her spare time, she loves to spend time with family, friends, reading, cooking and playing with her new puppy.

She is happy to be part of a great team of dental professionals.


Registered Dental Hygienist

Anne is the newest member in this office and she is excited to be working with a friendly team of dental professionals. She is looking forward to meeting our patients and helping them achieve a healthy and beautiful smile!

Anne has a university degree from Carleton University and she is an honours graduate of Algonquin College in the Dental Hygiene program. Anne is a member of the Ottawa Dental Hygiene Society and Ontario Dental Hygiene Association.

Anne enjoys all aspects of being a registered dental Hygienist. She strives to create positive dental experiences for all patients, while maintaining a light and gentle touch to make each patient feel comfortable in the dental chair. Anne promotes oral health by helping people understand oral diseases, and how our services along with your home care routine will help to minimize or slow down the progression of gum disease. Our patients are Anne’s number one priority.

At home, Anne enjoys spending time with family and friends, gardening, biking and long walks with her dog.



I joined the office of Dr. Yu in 2019. I am so lucky to work in an office with many wonderful dental professionals. I have worked in the dental field for over 15 years. With this experience, I bring a thorough knowledge of dental office administration. When you call the office, I will be one of the friendly voices to help you. I am always willing and ready to help and assist you as needed. If I am unable to assist you, I will be happy to direct any questions or inquiries to the appropriate care provider. I enjoy meeting and getting to know people while helping them feel comfortable and welcoming during visits. I enjoy travelling, watching movies, and spending time with friends, family and my grandchildren.

Aneta Receptionist | Dr. Yu Dentistry | Ottawa


Saduf | Hygienist | Dr. Yu Dentistry | Ottawa