Our Team

Newcastle Smile Centre aims to provide individuals with a comfortable and relaxing environment where we strive to exceed your expectations through professional results and our friendly staff.

Dr. Vernon D'Souza (Dentist)

Dr. Vernon D’Souza has been practicing family dentistry for over 15yrs. After graduating from the University of Western Ontario in 2000, he completed a one year General Practice Residency at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, NY. Upon returning to Ontario, Dr. D'Souza spent 2 years as an associate in Dr. Jim Harris/Dr. Steven Bongard's dental practice in Trenton. He then purchased a general dental practice in Cambridge where he continued to grow his passion for all aspects of dentistry. 

Dr. D’Souza is married, and has two beautiful daughters with his wife, Sylvia. In order to be closer to friends and family, he and his wife recently decided to relocate to Durham region. Dr. D’Souza is a true family man; he thoroughly enjoys spending time with his wife and their young daughters, as well as with family and friends. We are thrilled to have him join our dental family at Newcastle Smile Centre!

Dr. D’Souza is a member in good standing with the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario and the Ontario Dental Association.

Dr. Lorne Newton (Dentist)

Dr. Lorne Newton has been practicing dentistry for 25 years. He graduated from the University of Toronto in 1986. Growing up in North York has given Dr. Newton a great knowledge of how to most effectively serve the people and families of the surrounding areas. As well as General Dentistry, Dr. Newton provides Orthodontic services including traditional braces and Invisalign for teens and adults. Dr. Newton is an active member of the Ontario Dental Association and enjoys supporting the Heart and Stroke foundation by actively participating in the Cancer Relay for Life.

Dr. Newton is a member in good standing with the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario and the Ontario Dental Association.

Tricia Asselin (Dental Hygienist)

Tricia has been practicing as a dental hygienist for 10 years.  Prior to dental hygiene, Tricia was a dental assistant for approximately 6 years. She believes she gained a true understanding of the dental field during that time, which then sparked her interest to further her career. She is very passionate about helping others maintain their oral health.  One of her greatest joys is to see someone who comes in fearful, leave at ease and with a smile.
When Tricia is not focusing on maintaing your oral health, you will find her spending time with her nieces, walking her dog Lilly, keeping fit at the gym or dipping a paintbrush in paint, with hopes of creating a masterpiece.