Meet The Team
Maria – Dental Hygienist
Maria became a Registered Dental Hygienist in 2018 and received her diploma from the Canadian National Institute of Health during the previous year. Her passion for helping others and meeting new people led her to pursue this profession. Her aim is to make clients’ experience in a dental setting pleasant and enjoyable as well as share her knowledge in oral hygiene care so that clients can love their smiles more.
Currently, Maria is pursuing her Bachelor’s degree in Health Sciences at Queen’s University. As a fitness enthusiast, Maria enjoys training and keeping an active lifestyle. Maria also loves trying different types of cuisines and learning about different cultures. In her spare time, Maria likes going for runs throughout the city and spending time with friends and family.
Jesseca – OFFICE COORDINATOR/DENTAL Assistant
Jesseca is an Extended Function Certified Dental Assistant Level II. She graduated from the Dental Assisting program Level II from “La Cité” College. She has been thriving in dentistry since 2015 and had opportunities to gain experience in multiple dental specialties.
Providing outstanding care to the community, her main goal is to make every patient feel comfortable to achieve optimal dental health. Resourceful and dedicated, Jesseca is versatile in the office where you can find her working clinical or performing administrative tasks. Fully bilingual, Jesseca is happy to assist you in English and French. She has an incredible amount of experience in customer service and really shows it in her care with our patients.
Outside of work, Jesseca enjoys Hot Yoga, swimming, cooking, DIY projects, and loves to travel and spend time with her loved ones.
Anane – Dental Assistant
Anane is originally from Ethiopia and grew up in Norway. She studied Dental Assisting at Oslo Treider College and graduated in 2015. Anane moved to Canada in August 2018 and began working at The Downtown Dental Clinic. She is a very kind and helpful person who enjoys interacting with our patients.
Anane has a passion for learning and most recently completed a course on Invisalign treatment to keep her knowledge current and up to date. In addition to the recent course, Anane has been learning about the dental digital world and also about laser dentistry. In her free time, Anane enjoys spending time with her husband, her friends, and her beautiful daughter.
VOLCAN – Dental Assistant
Volcan recently immigrated from Afghanistan to Canada. She is a graduate of the Faculty of Stomatology in Kabul, class of 2021. She also completed a Dental Radiography certificate course from Willis College, Ottawa. With a wealth of experience in the dental field, she plays a crucial role in ensuring that every patient receives the highest standard of care during their visit.
Volcan, exudes warmth and affability, creating a welcoming ambiance for patients of all ages. From the moment you step into our clinic, she is resolute in ensuring your experience is positive and comfortable. Patients value her adeptness in addressing concerns and providing unwavering support throughout their dental journey.
Outside of dentistry, she enjoys cycling around Ottawa and exploring new locations for yummy food. Reading books before bedtime is always a must-do for her.
Saima – Dental Assistant
Saima is originally from India where she graduated with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery from the University of KIMS, School of Dental Sciences in 2019. Since then, she has gained experience in the dental field by volunteering and working in India as well as in Canada. She is a HARP-certified Personel from Willis College, Ottawa. Saima has a meticulous approach towards her work with her skills, as well as a calm and reassuring demeanour that instantly puts her patients at ease.
Saima has a passion for learning and growing further in the field of dentistry and providing the utmost care to the patient in four different languages: English, Urdu, Hindi, and Marathi.
Beyond her dental profession, Saima is passionate about exploring new places, soccer, swimming, and DIY projects and loves to spend time with her loved ones.
SOLMAZ – Administration
In 2020, Solmaz obtained her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree in Tehran, Iran. She moved to Canada in late 2023 and since then has worked as a dental receptionist while studying for her equivalency exams.
Kate – Administration
Kate was born and raised in Ukraine and moved to Canada in 2016. She has a master’s degree in International Management from Ukraine and graduated from Algonquin College in Ottawa in Office Administration.
Kate joined our team in 2022 and is a reliable and hard-working administrative professional with over 10 years of experience in the field of client services.
She is fluent in Ukrainian, Russian, and English and wants to study French in the near future. In her spare time, she likes to read books, watch anime, or play video games with her husband.
Farnaz – Administration
Farnaz, with a Master’s degree in International Business Management, brings a wealth of experience to our dental clinic. With a decade-long tenure as the Head of the Sales Department at a prominent banking company in Iran, Farnaz has extensive expertise in sales and the import of medical and dental equipment.
Having spent over five years working in a dental clinic in Iran, Farnaz is committed to providing top-notch dental care in both Farsi and English.
Beyond her professional pursuits, she has a passion for music and dance. Farnaz is dedicated to helping patients and ensuring a positive experience at our clinic.