About Us

At Main Street Family Dental, we strive to bring the best dental health care options to our patients. We want you to feel like part of our family, taking the time to get to know you and personalizing your treatment care. From a routine checkup to more advanced procedures, we offer a variety of treatment options right here in Shelburne!

At Your Doorstep

Our team looks forward to meeting you and providing you with the best smile possible. It’s important to see a dentist regularly and develop good oral hygiene habits. We are currently accepting new patients of all ages and we invite you to contact us for your next appointment.
A dentist holding a model of teeth.

Dr. Martin Reiss

I’m Dr. Martin Reiss, Some people call me Doc Martin (not to be confused with the shoe-maker). I’m a smile maker. I became a dentist because well I’m a nerd. I embraced the nerd at McMaster University where I graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Biology and then at the University of Western Ontario where I earned my Doctor of Dental Surgery degree and was honored with the Dr. Sam Ioannidis Memorial Award in Restorative Dentistry Schulich Dentistry Prize for Professionalism and Ethics and the award in Oral Medicine.

A different way to phrase all of that would be that I’m a life-long learner. Choosing a career in dentistry has allowed me to continue learning not only by staying on top of the latest techniques but it has helped me get to know people. As your dentist I want to learn from you.

During one of my dental outreach experiences in Nicaragua I was faced with the challenge of providing care with a language barrier. That is where I learned that communication is at the core of every healthy smile. I strive to provide a comfortable professional environment where you can share your concerns without judgement. What are your smile goals? How can I help? I will work with you every step of the way; whether it’s maintaining your oral health or transforming your smile.

That’s my new kind of dentistry.

Dr. Sze Sen Samson So

Dr. Sze Sen Samson So is a general dentist who graduated from the University of Western Ontario, where he received both his degrees in Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Dental Surgery.

Throughout the years, Dr. So has been involved in numerous international volunteer experiences such as performing dental procedures in Guatemala and Colombia. He’s also worked as a hospital dentist in northern Ontario, where he served the underserved population in Moose Factory Native Reserve.

Dr. Christopher Chan

I received my Doctor of Dental Surgery at the university of Western Ontario and was awarded the Quintessence Award for Restorative Dentistry.  Always looking to improve, I have invested in many hours of continuing education to create and maintain a confident smile.  As a result, I’ve realized that by placing your teeth in proper position, we can find a better harmony for the forces directed on your teeth so they don’t break down as easily.  This in addition to restoring your teeth, allows us to maintain your smile for many more years to come. Invisalign is one of the most popular ways my patients choose to correct their teeth alignment.

With the advances in technology, we have more tools that we can use to achieve that goal.  We are able to digitally scan your teeth to not only look for problems but also digitally plan how to improve your smile. I specialize in Itero digital scans!

Giving back has always been a priority and I have had the privilege to participate in several volunteer organizations over the years, including BMDMI in Honduras to provide dental care to remote areas as a volunteer dentist one year and as the volunteer dental team captain for another year.  I have volunteered with Rahab Ministries for their medical clinic outreach.  Inspired by the DOCs program at Schulich Dentistry, I am a board member of Filling the Gap Dental Outreach which seeks to provide urgent dental care to low income, uninsured adults in Toronto.

Frequently asked questions

Yes, Main Street Family Dental continues to grow and accept new patients. Walk-ins and emergencies are also welcome. Call us to schedule your appointment.

Yes. Please arrive 10-15 minutes early to fill out any applicable patient forms.
How often you need to visit the dentist will largely depend on your oral health and hygiene routines. It is recommended to visit the dentist at least once every 6 months. This increases the chances of catching any problems early on, allowing for a smooth and effective treatment plan.
The best way to improve the whiteness of your teeth is to first identify the cause of discoloration. Stains that are caused by coffee, wine, tobacco and other foods can be treated with take home whitening kits. For internal discoloration, composite bonding or veneers are an alternative solution.
Bleeding in the gums during flossing or brushing can often be an early sign of gum disease. The plaque and tartar can build up causing the gums to become inflamed or infected. If untreated this can become a severe condition, and can lead to receding gums and tooth loss. If you have any dental concerns please feel free to call our office.