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 August 2019

Dental Risk Factors for Cardiovascular Disease
By Dr. Habib Khoury and Dr. Yamen Ghamian

Many factors go into determining a person's odds of having a heart attack and stroke. These are two factors you may not be aware of.

Sleep Apnea is a breathing disorder that occurs at night while you sleep and may put you at increased risk of both heart attack and stroke. How are these two things connected? At night when a person falls asleep the soft tissue in the upper airway (tongue and soft palate) collapse when you relax into sleep and prevent air from travelling to the lungs which causes the person to arouse from sleep. This can happen hundreds of times per night and decreases oxygen saturation in the bloodstream. Sleep apnea can also raise adrenaline (the fight or flight chemical produced by the body) when your brain needs to wake you up as your airway obstructs - if this happens many times every hour as in moderate-severe apnea, it's like running a marathon every night and if you have any underlying cardiac conditions, this will increase your risk of heart attack.
Patients who have symptoms of sleep apnea such as snoring, daytime fatigue, morning headaches or arouse during sleep frequently should see their physician. At Centrum Dental Centre we work hand in hand with our patients and their respective physicians to ensure that we screen our patients and refer accordingly for treatment. Depending on the severity and other factors, a dental appliance may even be an option for you.

Periodontal Disease may increase your risk of cardiovascular disease. When you eat, food becomes trapped between your teeth and gums. When this food sits it is consumed by oral bacteria and turns into soft dental plaque. The bacteria and the toxin laden plaque lies against the soft tissue in the mouth which irritates it and an infection/inflammatory response begins. The inflammatory response brings many types of blood cells to the site to start fighting the "infection" that is present and in turn inflammation in the body is increased which raises the risk of cardiovascular diseases.

To reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease floss daily. Brushing can remove plaque above the gum line, but it cannot reach the harmful plaque and bacteria that is lodged underneath the gums-it is this plaque that is the most harmful to the gums, bone and other supporting structures of the teeth. It is recommended to have harmful plaque and tartar removed a minimum of 2 times per year in a healthy mouth. If diseases such as gingivitis or periodontal disease are present, it is recommended to have teeth cleaned by the dental hygienist 3-4 times per year.