About Excel dental


Excel Dental office is located in the downtown Hamilton Ontario with convenient access. Click here to contact us. Free parking is provided for our patients at the back of the building.

Our Dental Office has more than 60+ year of history. It was established in 1958 by Dr. Russell Reilly. Originally it was located at 21 East Ave South. In 1964, due to building reconstruction at the old address, the office has been moved to it’s current address of 49 East Ave South. In January 2005, Dr. R. Reilly retired from the office. Ever since his retirement, Dr. Susan R. Pan and the team have continued to provide extraordinary dental care to the communities. With its 60+ years history, our dental office has earned its outstanding reputation serving Hamilton, Burlington, Aldershot, Waterdown, Dundas, Ancaster, Stoney Creek, Grimsby and their surrounding communities. Some families have been regularly visiting us for three or even four generations. Some patients come from as far as Oakville, Mississauga, Toronto, Ottawa and even North Bay. Some patients are over 90 years old, and still visit us regularly. The dedication of our patients are truly remarkable.

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Dr. Susan R. Pan, DDS

Dr. Susan R. Pan, DDS, has earned many high credentials with her engagement in the dentistry since 1986. She was the winner of Dr. Gerald Z Wright Award for graduating first in her class. She worked as a clinical instructor for new dentists at the University of Western Ontario’s School of Dentistry. She graduated from Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, University of Western Ontario and the Dental School of Sun Yat-Sen University of Medical Sciences. Dr. Pan is the 2014 and 2015 consecutive Diamond Winner of the Readers’ Choice of their Favourite Dentists of the Hamilton Spectator. Dr. Pan has been nominated as the Favourite Dentist by readers multiple times in the years 2007, 2010, 2014 and 2015.

Dr. Chenxin (Cindy) Li

Dr. Chenxin (Cindy) Li, a graduate of McGill University with a BSc in Microbiology and Immunology (2018), pursued her DDS at USC’s Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry, graduating in 2022. She earned the “Dental Journal Award” for her editorial work in the Dental Explorer. Following her dental school, Dr. Li completed a General Practice Residency at Harbor-UCLA, a Level 1 Trauma hospital, in 2023, gaining advanced skills in prosthodontics, endodontics, oral surgery, and periodontics. She is double-board certified in Canada and the USA and is authorized by the RCDSO for minimal sedation. Dr. Li’s dental philosophy centers on comprehensive, preventive care, aiming to achieve her patients’ smile goals. Her personal interests include hiking, cooking, and traveling.

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Lily Y. L. SHI, RRDH

Lily has great passion working in dental field. In 1996, she earned her credentials at Harbin Medicine and Dentistry University in China, gaining extensive working experiences in dental field. In 2011, she graduated in Dental Hygiene program and has practiced in Ontario for more than 11 years. With great enthusiasm in serving patients, she has gained in-depth knowledge and experience in dental hygiene care. In 2017, she earned a certificate in Restorative Techniques for Dental Hygienists from the Rady Faculty of Health Science, University of Manitoba. Since then, Lily has practiced in restorative dental hygiene for more than 5 years. She is a great team player with extraordinary responsibility and reliability. Lily enjoys happy time with family, and likes cooking, reading, doing yoga and meditating.

Aileen Hammonds

Aileen was born and raised in Hamilton. She started her career in the dental field as a certified dental assistant in 1983. While working as a dental assistant, she also attended Guelph University studying human biology. She left the university when she was accepted into the dental hygiene program at Fanshawe College. Aileen has worked as a registered dental hygienist since 1989 after graduating from the College. She has years of experience helping patients with various periodontal conditions Aileen has two adult children, two boys. She enjoys spending time with her family. Aileen is an animal lover and currently has one dog. Her hobbies are reading and cooking.

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Diala Alwardah, Level 2 Dental Assistant

Diala has a great passion for dentistry. She graduated from Al-Baath University in Syria with a dental degree in 2004. She worked passionately in the field for 10 years in Syria. She graduated as a dental assistant in 2018 in Canada and has been practicing it for 5 years in Ontario.

Diala loves to help people. She likes playing piano, and walking.

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Book Your Appointment

The team at Excel Dental in Downtown Hamilton Ontario is here to provide you with the best experience possible with state-of-the-art technology and comfort in mind. Ask about our digital scanner, microscope, and 3-D X-rays in-house so you don’t have multiple visits.