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!
Dr. Sheema Samarrae
Doctor of Dental Surgery
Dr. Sheema Samarrae, DDS
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 Al-Glao
Dr. Anmar Glao, BDS
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.
Kelly (Dental Hygienist)
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 (Dental Hygienist)
Tiffany (Dental Hygienist)
Elizabeth (Dental Assistant)
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 (Dental Assistant)
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!
Sheena (Dental Assistant)
Yalin (Dental Assistant)
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!
Public Relations Admin
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.