About Us - Kanata Dentist

At Centrum Dental Centre, your dentists in Kanata, we are committed to developing caring doctor-patient relationships with all of our patients by providing an unmatched level of care. We focus on improving the oral health of our patients through communication and education.

We pride ourselves on making dental visits a positive pleasant and educational experience. We are committed to providing patient education, high standards of infection control and quality preventative dental care. We believe the best dentistry is the least amount of treatment necessary to achieve optimum oral and dental health.

At Centrum Dental Centre,  your Kanata dentists, we are committed to providing you with topnotch dental care in a caring and relaxed environment. We are committed to constantly expand our knowledge through continuing education courses, thus providing you with the latest dentistry has to offer.

Our Dentists

Kanata Dentist - Yamen Ghamian
Dr. Yamen Ghamian

After 15 years of being a dentist, I still love what I do. I wake up every day in gratitude. In fact, that's how we start every day at work- by sharing what we are grateful for. 

I've wanted to be a dentist since I was 13 years old and got my braces- the movement of teeth fascinated me. I grew up in Montreal and graduated top of my class from McGill Universtiy with a Doctor of Medical Dentistry degree in 2002. I then did a one year residency at the University of Michigan, one of the top three dental schools in the United States. There I attained an Advanced Education in General Dentistry certificate. This education gave me advanced knowledge of cosmetic and periodontal dentistry. It also gave me a solid hold of behaviour modification, a skill essential in paediatric dentistry. Being married to Hadia, with three of our own little children has also given me some insights on how to best treat precious little smiles :)

I joined Centrum Dental in 2004, and have been blessed to be of service to many Ottawa residents over the years. I enjoy spending time with my patients, and getting to know them. My goal is to provide top notch dental care in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere where my patients feel listened to, cared for and welcome. I look forward to meeting you and your family and helping you achieve your oral health goals. 

Kanata Dentist - Habib Khoury
Dr. Habib Khoury

After graduating with his dental degree from McGill University, Dr. Khoury practiced dentistry for 18 months in Sioux Lookout followed by 3 months in Nunavut before finally settling into Centrum Dental Centre as co-owner in 2005.

Dr. Khoury, your Kanata dentist,  takes great pride in his ability to connect with patients on a personal level and is quite passionate about creating smiles that will last a lifetime. He enjoys treating families and generations within families; has a deep seated sense of community and feels truly blessed to be able to give back to those in need.

Dr. Khoury believes in conservative and preventative dentistry and is a strong advocate for his patient's participation when planning treatment options.

Dr. Khoury and his wife Rula are proud parents of a beautiful little girl. They love to have fun and eat out as a family. They keep quite busy with various committees, community events and organizations. In his spare time he enjoys cooking, music, entertaining and travelling with his family.

"My greatest reward is watching the positive impact from helping people get rid of their pain, overcoming their fears or simply just giving them a smile that will make them more confident by
altering their perception of themselves". - Dr. Habib Khoury

Dr. Taner Cakmak

Dr Taner is originally from Istanbul, Turkey where he graduated from the School of Dentistry in 2000. During his military service he received recognition as being the Most Meritorious Officer, giving dental treatment to 3,000 soldiers in 16 months. Dr Taner had his own multidisciplinary dental clinic for 14 years providing dental services to not only the local population but also to the patients travelling abroad in a health tourism concept managed by his wife Nilda.
Dr Taner successfully completed the National Dental Examining Board of Canada Equivalency Process in 2016 and attained his dental license and membership from the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario in 2017. He has dedicated himself to the pursuit of further education in dentistry both in Canada and overseas which has provided him exposure to a global perspective on different treatment options.

Dr Taner is a professional and dedicated practitioner in all aspects of dentistry, especially in restorative, prosthodontics, and endodontics. He is also currently registered in a dental implant residency program in Toronto.

With his ability to communicate in Turkish, English and French, Dr Taner is looking forward to serving the people of our Kanata community and developing relationships with our patients.

Our Dental Hygienist Team

Kanata Dentist - Susan
Susan (Registered Dental Hygienist)

Susy worked as a dental assistant in the Ottawa area for four years before returning to Algonquin College to attain her Certificate in Dental Hygiene. Susy joined our team as a dental hygienist in 1999. Susy has watched, participated in and experienced many of the positive changes that have contributed to Centrum Dental Centre’s growth and success. Working at Centrum Dental Centre has allowed Susy to juggle the balancing act for a successful family and professional life. In the precious spare time away from work and nurturing her daughter, Susy enjoys attending concerts.

Kanata Dentist - Carla
Carla (Registered Dental Hygienist)

Carla graduated from dental hygiene in 2000 from Cambrian College. In October of 2000 she started working at the Centrum Dental Centre. Carla is married to a great cook and has two beautiful daughters. Carla's favorite sport is hockey. She loves to read anything by Stephen King, Kathy Reichs and Patricia Cornwell.

Kanata Dentist - Bev
Bev (Registered Restorative Dental Hygienist)

Bev began her dental career in 2004 when she graduated as a Level 2 dental assistant from George Brown College, in Toronto. After working as a dental assistant / administrator for numerous years, she returned to school, graduating with honours from the Dental Hygiene program at Algonquin College in 2009. During the 8 years that Bev has been practicing as a Registered Dental Hygienist, she has maintained her passion for providing exceptional oral health care through various continuing education courses, including obtaining her Restorative Dental Hygiene credentials in 2012. Bev is truly grateful for the warm welcome she received from teammates and patients when joining Centrum's dental "family". When she is not at work, Bev enjoys spending time with her daughter, hitting the gym, laughing and loving life.


Kanata Dentist - Allison
Allison (Registered Dental Hygienist )

Allison joined Centrum Dental Centre in 2016. She obtained both her Level II Dental Assisting Certificate and Advanced Dental Hygiene Diploma from Algonquin College. She has 4 years of Dental Assisting and Administration experience prior to beginning her career in Dental Hygiene. Allison is thrilled to be a part of the amazing team at Centrum Dental Centre in Kanata and she is looking forward to building new relationships. Outside of work you can find Allison going on bicycle rides, hiking, and being in nature with her husband Patrick.

Meghan (Registered Dental Hygienist)

Meghan joined the Centrum Dental team in April 2018. She obtained both her Level II Dental Assisting Certificate and Advanced Dental Hygiene Diploma from Algonquin College. She is looking forward to building new relationships here and advancing her skills and knowledge. In her spare time, you can find Meghan at the gym, checking out cafes across the city or spending time at home with her husband Taylor and 2 cats Riley and Zoe.


Katie (Registered Dental Hygienist)

Katie joined the Centrum Dental team in June of 2019. She graduated from Canadian National Institute of Health in August of 2018 receiving her Dental Hygiene Diploma. Katie is grateful for the warm welcome into the Centrum Dental Family. She enjoys coming to work every day and being challenged to be the best she can. Katie looks forward to advancing her knowledge and skills, and to build new relationships with the wonderful staff and patients. Outside of work, you can find her spending time with family and friends, playing sports, and ultimately enjoying life. 


Our Administrative Team

Kanata Dentist - Tina
Tina (Office Manager)

Tina began her career in the dental field in 1983 as a Dental Assistant and has worked in and taught 'Dental Office Administration' for many years since. She acquired her BSc from Memorial University of Newfoundland. She has also volunteered in the community for many years with different organizations. Currently Tina is busy planning to rennovate her big old house (caught the bug from Lisa) and travelling with family. Tina’s other interests lie with family, music, art, gardening, hanging out at the lake and walking her Sheltie Iasha.


Kanata Dentist - Lisa
Lisa (Administration Assistant)

Lisa joined the Centrum Dental Centre team in early 2007. With 20 years of customer service experience she finds she still enjoys being part of the administrative team, because everyone knows that they secretly run everything!! When she isn't running around the office, she can be found enjoying time with her family, endlessly renovating her house, or reading. 


Kanata Dentist - Angie
Angie (Administrative Assistant) 

Angie joined our team in the fall of 2015 to fill in for a maternity leave and she decided to stay! She graduated from Algonquin College as a Level 2 Dental Assistant in 2008. Angie started her career in dentistry assisting on clinic side but eventually found herself enjoying the administrative side more. In her spare time she can be found running around after her three young children, three bulldogs and watching home renovation shows.

Sammy (Administrative Assistant)

Sammy joined the Centrum Dental team in October 2018 shortly after completing her BSc. in Environmental Science. In her spare-time she loves spending time with her family, travelling, baking and exploring nature trails with her sister.


Sarah (Treatment Coordinator)

For more than 13 years Sarah has worked in the dental industry. First as a Dental Assistant for a short period before being accepted into the Dental Hygiene program and went on to work as a dental hygienist for 10 years. She recently joined the team at Centrum Dental Centre as Treatment Coordinator. During her spare time she loves taking Honey, her 7 year old Nova Scotia Duck Toller Retriever, on nice long walks. Gardening is another passion of Sarah's and baking has become her newest hobby.

Our Dental Assistant Team
Kanata Dentist - Kristy

Kristy (Certified Dental Assistant)

Kristy joined the Centrum Dental Centre team in 2004 after graduating from the Dental Assistant Level 2 program at Algonquin College.  She is a member of the Ontario Dental Assistants Association. In addition to being Dr. Khoury’s “right hand woman”, she can also be found occasionally helping out at the front desk. When she has spare time you can find her running marathons with her husband or running after her two kids Noah and Lexi. 

Kanata Dentist - Amani

Amani (Certified Dental Assistant)

Amani started her journey with Centrum Dental Centre during her work placement when studying to become an advanced dental assistant in CNIH School. Her energy and enthusiasm were infectious and after she graduated in 2015, she joined our Centrum Dental family. Amani came from Lebanon 4 years ago to join her hubby Bilal. She likes to spend her time outside during the summer taking care of her garden. Amani loves biking in her neighborhood and taking in the scenic views of Kanata. She loves food and likes to make authentic Lebanese food to share with her teammates. 

Emily (Certified Dental Assistant)

Emily graduated from Level II Dental Assisting program at Algonquin College 6 years ago. She was lucky enough to have the opportunity to work with a Periodontist for 3 years before joining the Centrum Dental team in the summer of 2018. Emily loves to smile and is always up for a good laugh. She continues to love learning in the dental field and looks forward to passing her knowledge and experiences onto our patients. When she is not working, Emily likes to hit the gym or relax with a good book.

Irina (Certified Dental Assistant)

Irina graduated with her Level II Dental Assisting Certificate from Everest College in Ottawa in 2011 and has been working with the Centrum Dental team for close to a year. She loves getting to know each of her patients and she enjoys learning about different cultures and traditions. Irina speaks English, Russian and German. In her spare time, Irina loves to explore nature in summer time with her family, inline-skating, and skating on the Rideau Canal in the winter.

Sunny (Certified Dental Assistant)

Sunny joined the Centrum Dental team in 2018 after finishing maternity leave. She graduated from Algonquin College with her Level II Dental Assisting Certificate in 2012. She is a member of the Ontario Dental Assistants Association. Sunny is originally from China and has been in Ottawa for 8 years. She loves working as part of a team and always has a “sunny” smile. Sunny’s top priority is patient comfort and care. She speaks English and Mandarin. When she has spare time, Sunny likes to do yoga and play with her young daughter.

Miranda (Certified Dental Assistant)

Miranda joined the Centrum Dental Centre team in 2018 after falling in love with the clinic and patients following a short period of temporary assisting. She graduated from the Dental Assistant Level II program at Algonquin College. She is a member of the Ontario Dental Assistants Association. Miranda’s infectious laugh can be heard throughout the clinic as proof that she truly enjoys what she does. When she has spare time, you can find Miranda bouldering and hiking the trails. 

Last Updated On 2020-09-23