Read about our team of Ottawa dentists, hygienists and assistants below. Our staff is well trained and can provide you with an excellent degree of oral healthcare, as well as fully bilingual service in many cases. They are always friendly, and always ready to help you smile.

Get to know them below!

Our Ottawa Dentists

Dr. Samarrae is a true woman of the world. She was born in Scotland, moved to Baghdad when she was one year old, where she dreamed of one day becoming a dentist. In 1998 she graduated from the University of Baghdad with a BDS degree, those dreams became a reality, and spent time working at the American University in Dubai before finally coming to Canada to pursue dentistry.

After graduating from the University of Western Ontario with a Doctor of Dental Surgery, she began working as an associate in Ottawa. And the rest is history.

She is a member of the Canadian Dental Association, the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario, the Ontario Dental Association, the Academy of General Dentistry, the American Dental Implant Association, the International Team for Implantology and the International Association for Orthodontics, among other organizations.

The staff of The Teal Umbrella knows her as a smiley, humble and easy going person. She works hard to help her patients maintain good oral health. She is compassionate, and works to put the needs of her patients first and foremost.

When she isn’t at The Teal Umbrella, Sheema can be found at home with her three children. She loves and enjoys art and hand crafting.

Dr. Anmar loves to see people smiling with confidence. Helping people to do so is what he enjoys so much about his profession. He has been practicing dentistry since 1999. He enjoys spending time with his family, playing basketball and overall being a Dad.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


A proud Ottawa native, Dr. Sidon grew up in Toronto before pursuing his dream of becoming a dentist through the Doctor of Dental Surgery program at the University of Western Ontario.
He is a compassionate individual and is continuously devoted to expanding his knowledge of all aspects of dentistry. He is dedicated to providing exceptional comprehensive treatment for patients of all ages in a gentle and enjoyable manner.
When not practicing dentistry, Dr. Sidon enjoys spending time with his wife and family, playing guitar, cooking, and sports (Go Sens and Blue Jays!).

 

 

 

 

 


Hygienists and Assistants



In her spare time, the dynamic Kelly Livingston likes to bake, read, run, play tennis and salsa dance. She enthusiastically pursues these hobbies, and she puts just as much energy into her work.

Her goal is to provide the best care she can, while keeping you as comfortable as possible. You are her number one priority. Like all of our hygienists, Kelly is a great listener. She’ll make sure you remain informed about what she’s doing, all while providing you with a deep cleaning.

She joined our team because she “wanted to work with people who are ethical, who care about clients and take pride in their work.” Isn’t that a nice thing to say? Thanks Kelly!

 

 

 

 


Adrienne was born and raised in Ottawa and attended Algonquin College for the Dental Hygienist Program. Makeup,ice cream, video games and watching Netflix are her guilty pleasures and she is obsessed with Pugs! One day Adrienne hopes to attend Dental School and become the next Dentist here at The Teal Umbrella.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Tiffany graduated from the Dental Hygiene program in 2010. She starter he career in Montreal and moved to Ottawa in 2015. She now lives in Kanata with her husband Cody. She loves the outdoors, traveling, spending time with friends and learning new languages. Right now Tiffany is fluent in French, Spanish and Hindi.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Elizabeth Robinson is a Certified Level II Dental Assistant and she joined our dynamic team in 2014! Elizabeth has been interested in dentistry since she was very young; she tells us that one of her biggest role models growing up was the dentist that she visited throughout her childhood. Today, Elizabeth has more than 10 years of experience in the dental field! A true professional, Elizabeth loves to stay busy and she works extremely hard behind the scenes to keep things in the office running smoothly. Like all of our other assistants, Elizabeth is passionate about providing dental experiences that are comfortable for our patients. Be sure to ask her about our Comfort Menu at your next visit!

Originally from Guadalajara, Mexico, Elizabeth has been a proud Canadian for over 19 years! Fluent in both English and Spanish, Elizabeth has built quite a following of patients who enjoy practicing their Spanish with her during their dental visits! Elizabeth is a true people person. She draws from the positive energy of our patients and loves the daily interactions of our office. With her warm and outgoing personality, Elizabeth is quick to make all of our patients feel more than welcome!

 

 


Erin Winter is a Level II Dental Assistant for all of the right reasons! She loves working with the public. She has begun to build an excellent rapport with our patients and she has even told us that her favourite thing is to listen to all of the stories that people share with her when they come in for their dental appointments! Erin takes an enormous amount of pride in making sure that all of our patients are as comfortable as possible while they are in our chairs; she loves promoting our Comfort Menu! One of Erin’s goals throughout her career has always been to work closely with patients to help them achieve and maintain optimal oral health.

Erin studied dental assisting at CDI College right here in Ottawa and has over 15 years of experience in the dental field! What a great asset for our team!

 

 

 

 

 


Cassandra is a graduate from Trillium College. She has always known that she wanted to be a Dental Assistant and loves challenging herself and takes everyday as a new lesson. You can often find her and Dr. Anmar laughing and chatting with patients. Cassandra considers herself a foodie and is always looking for restaurant recommendations !

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Sheena graduated from Algonquin College as a Level II Dental Assistant. Her aim is to make her patients feel relaxed and comfortable by making sure each of their dental appointments are pleasant. She is an Ottawa native and loves spending time with her friends and family. In her spare time she enjoys reading and watching comedy and sports. GO SENS GO!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Yalin graduated from Algonquin College as a Level II Dental Assistant. Her aim is to make her patients feel relaxed and comfortable by making sure each of their dental appointments are pleasant. Yalin is fluent in Chinese, Cantonese and Mandarin. In her spare time Yalin enjoys playing video games and considers herself a movie junkie.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Administration



Tina Poirier is a jack-of-all-trades. She originally joined our team as a Dental Assistant where she worked hard to ensure that all dental procedures ran smoothly all while maintaining the comfort of her patients. She has seamlessly transitioned into the role of Treatment Coordinator where her goal is to always to keep patients well informed.

Tina has a diverse background that has undoubtedly contributed to her success in the dental field. Before taking the Certified Dental Assisting program at Algonquin College, Tina had studied graphic design and was a personal trainer. If you’re wondering what hard work, organization and attention to detail look like in practice, look no further!

When she isn’t at the office, you can find Tina spending time with her 7 year old daughter, Mackenzie. She also enjoys reading, running and working out. She often participates in Spartan Races and is working hard to convince the rest of the office to join her one day!

 

 

 

Chrissy is a graduate from Laurentian University. She first started at The Teal Umbrella as a receptionist however her passion and education brought her to her position today as the Public Relations Administrator. Chrissy grew up in Niagara Falls and she is outgoing, bilingual and always smiling. She enjoys spending time with her friends,family and her Boston terrier Russell.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Kate has years of Dental Experience under her belt. She started her dental journey as a Dental Assistant and has completed positions beneath the Dental umbrella such as treatment coordinator, office manager and reception. We are so lucky to have her.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Patti is our newest staff member and we are so happy she is part of our team. She is calm and collected with years of Dental Background. Welcome to the Team Patti we are so happy to have you!