Family & Emergency Dentist in Kanata - Centrum Dental Centre

Welcome to Centrum Dental Centre, an established dental office in Kanata that has been located in the Centrum Plaza for over 25 years. We are the "Helpful Dental Office". If you are looking for a dentist in Kanata, for your family and implant dentistry needs, you have come to the right place!


Dr. Yamen Ghamian, Dr. Habib Khoury, Dr. Taner Cakmak and their team are here to help you find your best smile.  You can count on us to make your dental appointments more pleasant than any you have ever experienced.  We strive to provide the very best comprehensive dental care for you and your family, in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere where we listen to your oral health goals and help you achieve them.

We are YOUR Dentists in Kanata!

Centrum Dental Centre

Why Choose Us?

We take the time to get to know you, to listen to your needs and come up with solutions that meet your long term goals in a cozy and home style environment. We offer state-of-the-art dentistry with exceptional quality of care.


We provide the following for your comfort: 

High-Tech, Soft Touch dental care
Early mornings, evening & Saturday appointments
Sedation dentistry for our anxious patients
All aspects of general and cosmetic dentistry
Diagnostic lasers and digital x-rays
Dental implant placement and restoration
• Snoring & sleep apnea treatments
• Orthodontics and Invisible braces
• Aromatherapy and noise cancelling headphones
TV's in every room & relaxing music
Emergency dental care
Dental claims electronically submitted to insurance
Payments accepted via cash, debit and credit cards
• Wheelchair accessible


Centrum Dental Vision

Our team works together to give our best to our patients. We create an environment of trust and professionalism where patients feel listened to, cared for and welcome. We love what we do and we do it with a smile!

We are your dentist in Kanata

Our Purpose

Who are ‘We’?

We are a supportive team who share a common purpose, to which we are all committed. We are empowered to set goals, solve problems and make decisions in terms of dentistry. Our common purpose is to give our personal best at what we do and to do it with a positive and friendly attitude. 

What do ‘We’ do? 

We provide individualized care to our patients as though they are part of our family. We do so with honesty, professionalism, and a commitment to always improve our knowledge and skill sets. 

Whom ‘We’ do it for?

We provide care to those who see oral care as an integral part of their overall health. Our patients want honest professional advice from their dentist, to know their options and to be involved in the decision making process.

Archive for June 2013

Soda and Illegal Drugs Cause Similar Damage to Teeth 

CHICAGO (May 28, 2013)—Addicted to soda? You may be shocked to learn that drinking 
large quantities of your favorite carbonated soda could be as damaging to your teeth as 
methamphetamine and crack cocaine use. The consumption of illegal drugs and abusive intake of 
soda can cause similar damage to your mouth through the process of tooth erosion, according to 
a case study published in the March/April 2013 issue of General Dentistry, the peer-reviewed 
clinical journal of the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD). 

Tooth erosion occurs when acid wears away tooth enamel, which is the glossy, protective outside 
layer of the tooth. Without the protection of enamel, teeth are more susceptible to developing 
cavities, as well as becoming sensitive, cracked, and discolored. 
The General Dentistry case study compared the damage in three individuals’ mouths—an 
admitted user of methamphetamine, a previous longtime user of cocaine, and an excessive diet 
soda drinker. Each participant admitted to having poor oral hygiene and not visiting a dentist on 
a regular basis. Researchers found the same type and severity of damage from tooth erosion in 
each participant’s mouth. 

“Each person experienced severe tooth erosion caused by the high acid levels present in their 
‘drug’ of choice—meth, crack, or soda,” says Mohamed A. Bassiouny, DMD, MSc, PhD, lead 
author of the study. 
“The citric acid present in both regular and diet soda is known to have a high potential for 
causing tooth erosion,” says Dr. Bassiouny. 
Similar to citric acid, the ingredients used in preparing methamphetamine can include extremely 
corrosive materials, such as battery acid, lantern fuel, and drain cleaner. Crack cocaine is highly 
acidic in nature, as well. 
The individual who abused soda consumed 2 liters of diet soda daily for three to five years. Says 
Dr. Bassiouny, “The striking similarities found in this study should be a wake-up call to 
consumers who think that soda—even diet soda—is not harmful to their oral health.” 

AGD Spokesperson Eugene Antenucci, DDS, FAGD, recommends that his patients minimize 
their intake of soda and drink more water. Additionally, he advises them to either chew sugarfree gum or rinse the mouth with water following consumption of soda. “Both tactics increase 
saliva flow, which naturally helps to return the acidity levels in the mouth to normal,” he says. 
To see photos showing the similarities between damage caused to teeth by the soda abuser and 
the methamphetamine user, email 
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