i-Implant Dentistry
Dr. Saad Bassas, DDS

Our Team

i-Implant Dentistry

As your dental health professionals, we want you to be confident knowing that we are a team of highly trained and skilled clinicians. To that end, we stay up to date on the latest in dental techniques and products. We have invested in leading-edge equipment so we can provide our patients with state-of-the-art dental care.

We are committed to continual education and learning, attending dental lectures and dental conventions to stay informed of new techniques, the latest products, and the newest equipment so we can provide state-of-the-art dental care. Dr. Saad Bassas averages more than 250 hours of continuing education each year, which is 10 times what is required. Dr. Bassas is a formally trained surgeon who is specially trained and licensed to offer IV sedation for the comfort of all patients. He performs hundreds of implant and bone graft procedures per year, which has made him a leading expert in the field. Dr. Bassas’s concern, enthusiasm, and passion for implant dentistry set him apart from his peers.

As a practice, we are true believers in providing education for our patients. We are called i-Implant Dentistry because of our focus on being innovative, informative, and individual—for all patients. We appreciate you entrusting us to take care of your dental needs, and we look forward to serving you.

 

Meet Our Team

Dr. Saad Bassas, DDS

Dr. Saad BassasDDS

Dr. Saad Bassas brings to i-Implant Dentistry 20 years of experience in implant dentistry.

His approach to your treatment starts with patiently listening to you. Then, after a complete and thorough examination, he reviews and discusses the diagnosis and all treatment options. “I am proud to provide my patients with the highest standards in dentistry, treatment options, and patient comfort. I am very detail-oriented by nature and fully use this in my profession. It is my pleasure to address all your questions and concerns.”

Dr. Bassas is board certified in prosthodontics as well as oral implantology/implant dentistry. He is among only a handful of prosthodontists in the United States who completed dual residency and training in oral surgery and prosthodontics, which makes him highly and uniquely qualified in both placing and restoring dental implants.

In addition, Dr. Bassas is specially trained and licensed to offer IV sedation for the comfort of all patients who desire this service. He performs hundreds of implant and bone graft procedures per year, which has made him a leading expert in the field. His concern, enthusiasm, and passion for implant dentistry set him apart from many of his peers.

He has been living in Minnesota and practicing dentistry there since 2003. He is a diplomate of both the American Board of Prosthodontics (2017) and the American Board of Oral Implantology/Implant Dentistry (ABOI/ID) (2009). When Dr. Bassas obtained his diplomate status in 2009; only 359 dentists in the United States have passed this rigorous board certification process since 1969. This honorable title makes him well qualified for all dental implant and bone grafting procedures. Dr. Bassas also holds the title of master in the College of Sedation in Dentistry.

Dr. Bassas received his doctor of dental surgery degree from Aleppo University School of Dentistry in 1998, where he ranked first in his class. He then completed an oral surgery residency and graduate studies at Damascus University, where he also served as chief of residents.

Because of his special interests in implants and aesthetic dentistry, he completed the maxicourse in oral implantology at New York University as well as the postgraduate program in esthetic dentistry at the University of Minnesota.

Dr. Bassas started in 2003 as an associate dentist at Health Partners Dental in St. Cloud prior to opening his private practice in Sartell in 2006. Despite all the extra training, knowledge, and experience he had gained practicing oral surgery, implant, and restorative dentistry for 15 years, his enthusiasm and interest for more intense education and expertise pushed him to go back to school. He attended the prestigious program of Advanced Education in Prosthodontics at the University of Minnesota.

Dr. Bassas, his wife Rihab and their son, Aboud (18) and daughters Sarah (12), Leena (9) and Jenna (4) have been living in Minnesota since 2003. They love the family-friendly atmosphere and warmth of the community. His favorite activities include bicycling, soccer, swimming, and traveling. He also enjoys history, architecture, and music. “I’ve visited many states in the US,” he says, “but to be honest, Minnesotans are truly warm-hearted and friendly. It is a great place to work, live, and raise a family.”

 

Susan Hillmeyer - Office Manager

Susan has been in the dental field for 48 years and couldn’t imagine doing anything else. She loves working with people and helping them get that smile they have always wanted. Many patients have become friends over the years.

She has worked with a few different dentists over the years and started with her own family dentist, who she had seen since the age of five. Susan remembers him fondly as a wonderful dentist and man.

Starting as a dental assistant, then moving to a front office position in 2001, and now as office manager, she has learned and grown from each of the dentists with whom she has worked.

Susan has three children and six grandchildren, who are her greatest joy. She enjoys golfing, reading, and crafting, and has recently taken up quilting. She is looking ahead to retirement “soon,” but she does have mixed feelings about it!

Nicole Novitzki - Dental Assistant

Originally from Sebeka, Minnesota, Nicole received her training at Central Lakes college, with both associate of arts and dental assisting degrees. She loves getting to know the practice’s patients on a personal level. Her goal is always to make them feel more comfortable, and if she can make them laugh, she knows she has succeeded! Nicole enjoys the team at i-Implant Dentistry, appreciating the way they all go that extra mile to make everyone feel welcome and cared for. About Dr. Bassas, she says that he “is so talented, and his passion for dentistry shows in his work. He is always keeping up with the newest and best techniques.”

Nicole is busy outside the office with her three sons. Her free time is usually taken up by cheering them on at various activities, including football, wrestling, baseball, and trap shooting. When she has downtime, Nicole is always on some adventure with her family, including camping, fishing, and hunting. 

Jenene Schaubhut - Dental Hygienist

A native of Royalton, Minnesota, Jenene received her training as a dental assistant at St. Cloud Technical Vocational School and later as a dental hygienist at St. Cloud Technical Community College. She loves being part of the i-Implant Dentistry team, where she feels respected and valued. Jenene says that treatment is done with the best care in mind for the patient and explained in detail at a level all can understand. She appreciates the friendships that have formed among staff and patients over the years.

Jenene’s free time is taken up with reading, gardening, traveling, and watching her grandsons. She also teaches dental classes.