Saman Salehi, DDS
Dentist in Ottawa
Dr. Saman graduated from Shahid Beheshti University, Tehran, Iran, in 2018, obtaining his Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree. He graduated top of his class and received the outstanding student award twice for his academic excellence. He was involved in community outreach programs during his program and helped with multiple school fluoridation projects with the Dental Public Health Unit of the Dental School. During his training, he was involved in Pathology research programs with the university and published peer-reviewed articles centred mainly on Oral Cancer research. Additionally, he participated in Endodontics research and presented during the 17th International Congress of the Iranian Association of Endodontists, for which he won first place.
Having completed his training in Iran, he pursued a career in dentistry in Canada. After clearing the National Dental Examining Board of Canada’s licensing exam with one of the highest scores in the country, he gained admission to the IDAPP/DDS program at the University of Toronto. While at U of T, he applied his previous training to excel clinically and academically in the DDS program. He was awarded the Gary Glassman Endodontic Achievement Award for his outstanding work in Endodontics at U of T. Being dually trained as a dentist, he has combined his clinical skills with the standards of care in Canada to provide exceptional patient-centred care. He is passionate about restorative dentistry, providing comprehensive treatment, and managing anxious patients in the dental setting. He is a member of the Royal College of Dentists of Ontario, the Ontario Dental Association, and the Canadian Dental Association.
Dr. Saman strives to learn more about different aspects of dentistry through continuing education programs, workshops, and study clubs. His latest passion has been in orthodontics and clear aligner therapy (e.g. Invisalign), for which he has taken multiple CE courses. He also teaches part-time continuing education courses in Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology.
Dr. Saman is a firm believer in balancing life and work. He enjoys hiking, playing the guitar, film photography, making music, & spending time with his family when he is not working.