Meet Dr. Sheema Samarrae

Dr. Sheema Samarrae is an internationally trained dentist, graduated in 1998 with a degree in Dental Medicine and Oral Surgery from the University of Baghdad in Iraq. Working between Baghdad and Dubai and then moving to Canada, Dr. Samarrae graduated with a degree in Doctor of Dental Surgery from Schulich Dental School at the University of Western Ontario in 2008. She is a member of the Canadian Dental Association, the Academy of General Dentistry, The International Team for Implantology, The International Association of Orthodontics and a Fellow of the American Dental Implant Association. Dr. Samarrae is highly dedicated for ongoing education to acquire new knowledge and experience in order to offer her patients the best dental healthcare possible. She was able to collect more than 1,800 CE courses in the past few years from highly accredited institutes like Toronto Implant Institute, Pikos Implant Institute, Misch International Implant Institute, Pankey Institute, Kois Center, Digital Smile Design Residency and many more. Dr. Samarrae is also keen toward helping the community and other dentists to provide excellent services in Implant and other restorative dentistry by providing mentoring and training courses to other dentists. 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.

How do patients describe our office?

Just had two appointments over the last few weeks and could not be happier with the experience. I'd had some lingering tooth pain that had gone undiagnosed/unresolved at previous offices, but Dr. Anita finally realized I had several cavities that needed to be filled. I was naturally nervous to go back for my first ever fillings, but between Stevie, Elizabeth, and Dr. Anita (and some help from the gas they offer to anxious patients) it went more quickly and smoothly than expected! They were even able to do all three without any freezing.
Michel A.
Michel A.

Your Family Dentist in Ottawa
The Teal Umbrella

A dentist for the whole family! We offer complete dental services, with dental checkups, treatments, cosmetic dentistry, orthodontics, dentures, and dental surgery, all under one roof! We offer a complete range of dental services, including preventative dentistry, restoration services, and cosmetic procedures to give you a healthy mouth and a healthy smile.

The Teal Umbrella has a warm, family-friendly atmosphere. Our knowledgeable, friendly dental professionals specialize in holistic dentistry, dentistry for kids, and dental implants. Conveniently located in Ottawa, we put the patient first and deliver first-class dental care…with a smile.

Come to The Teal Umbrella for…

Complete, holistic dentistry | Dental implants | Kids dentist | Invisalign® | Sedation dentistry | Dental surgery

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Our Services

I've been to numerous dental offices in the past 15 years and this is the first office that feels simply comfortable! I admire Dr Samirae for her listening to my concerns and accommodating my requests. I have extremely sensitive teeth and ran to many problems prior to knowing Dr Samirae.
Melanie T.
Melanie T.

For New Patients

Your first visit is all about you — your comfort, happiness, and health. During our time together, we’ll…
  • - Review your dental and medical history
  • - Use digital x-rays and high-tech intraoral cameras to create high-definition images of your mouth
  • - Conduct a gentle oral cancer screening
  • - Examine your teeth and gums for cavities and signs of tooth decay or gingivitis
  • - Give you lots of time to ask questions
Your dental cleaning is scheduled separately from your new patient appointment. This gives Dr Samarrae the chance to evaluate your health and determine what type of cleaning you need.


Preventive care and regular exams at our Ottawa dentist office are important for maintaining healthy teeth and gums. But even if it’s been years since your last visit to the dentist, it’s never too late to take control and restore your health. Our general dentistry services:
  • - Cleanings & Exams
  • - Crowns & Fillings
  • - Gum Disease Treatments
  • - Root Canals
  • - Extractions
  • - Sleep Apnea
  • - Emergency Appointments


Do you hesitate when you smile? Feel embarrassed about dental imperfections? You deserve a smile as beautiful as it is healthy. Using modern techniques and advanced materials, Dr. Samarrae can improve the appearance of your teeth and help you achieve a beautiful, natural smile and all the benefits that come with it. Our cosmetic dentistry services:
  • - Crowns
  • - Bridges
  • - Veneers
  • - White Fillings & Bonding
  • - Dentures & Partial Dentures
  • - Dental Implants
  • - Teeth Whitening

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About Us

At The Teal Umbrella, the patient comes first. We provide personalized comfort and complete care for the whole family. From the friendly, inviting atmosphere to our first-class dental services to our convenient scheduling and payment options, we want you to feel comfortable and cared for.

Here is a small sample of the dental care we offer for patients in Ottawa: new patient exams, routine exams, flouride treatments, gum therapy, fillings, crowns, bridges, tooth replacement, dental implants, wisdom teeth extraction, root canal therapy, mouthguards, teeth whitening, bonding, veneers, enameloplasty, and orthodontics.

We have innovative, safe solutions for a range of oral health issues, including cavities, tooth decay, enamel loss, missing teeth, cracked teeth, tooth discolouration, tooth pain, toothache, tooth misalignment, impacted wisdom teeth, and emergency dental care.

Our Merivale Dentistry is conveniently located on Merivale Rd. to provide care for patients in Ottawa, Nepean, Barrhaven, and throughout the Ottawa-Gatineau region.

Nervous about your first appointment?

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We’ll give you a tour of the office, answer questions, and help you feel more comfortable.

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The Teal Umbrella Family Dental Healthcare

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