Our Team at Centrum Dental Centre | Kanata Dentistry


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 take great pride in providing our patients with a positive, comfortable, and educational dental experience. Our goal is to exceed your expectations by offering exceptional dental care and patient education. We believe that dentistry should be something that patients should enjoy and look forward to.

At Centrum Dental Centre, your Kanata dentists, we are committed to providing you with top-notch 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





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.

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. 

Dr. Habib Khoury
Dr. Khoury joined Centrum Dental in 2005. He was raised in Kuwait where he attended “The New American High School” and graduated with the highest overall ranking in the country. That same year Dr. Khoury and his family immigrated to Canada, where he attended McGill University for his undergraduate degree. Dr. Khoury attained an honors’ degree in Anatomy and Cell Biology. Soon after his graduation, Dr. Khoury completed his studies at McGill University for the Masters degree in the field of Occupational Health and Safety and graduated with a 4.0 overall average. Dr. Khoury then pursued his Dental degree at McGill University where he was the Class President for three years and later on the President of the Dental Student Society of McGill University. In addition, throughout his stay in McGill, Dr. Khoury was very involved in numerous student associations and sat on a number of university committees such as the admissions and curriculum improvement committees and the infection control committee.

Dr. Khoury received the Dr. M. Donigan Award presented to the student attaining the highest overall standing in the Introduction to the Patient and Introduction to the Practice of Dentistry unit in the Basis of Medicine component of the curriculum. Also and in recognition of his academic and extracurricular achievements and involvement, Dr. Khoury was awarded the Dr. McCutcheon gold medal upon graduation. This medal is awarded to the member of the graduating class who has demonstrated outstanding qualities of leadership, scholarship and professional achievement throughout the duration of the program.

After graduation, Dr. Khoury attended the highly acclaimed Royal Victoria Hospital’s residency program, one of the top residency programs across Canada, for a four month internship focusing on implant dentistry research. Thereafter, he worked in Northwestern Ontario serving the town of Sioux lookout and 15 first nations’ reserves for 18 months in addition to a three months placement in Nunavut. Dr. Khoury gained extensive experience in the various areas of the practice of dentistry particularly in the pediatric and elderly population and the management and delivery of public dental care.

Dr. Khoury has successfully completed the National Dental Examining Board of Canada licensing exams in addition to the American Dental Association National Boards part I and Part II. He is currently licensed with the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario, and is a member of the Ontario Dental Association and the Academy of General Dentistry.

Dr. Khoury finally settled in Ottawa in August 2004 soon after he got married to Rula. Both Dr. Khoury and his wife Rula lead and are involved with various committees, communities and association here in Ottawa. They are very passionate about their music, cooking, entertainment hosting and travelling.

Dr. Khoury, your dentist in Kanata, believes in conservative and preventative dentistry and is a strong advocate of the importance of thorough and comprehensive treatment plans that address all his patients’ concerns and is delivered by a team of dental hygienists, dental specialists and lab technicians. These patient-specific treatment plans are designed with the best interest, of the patient in mind to ensure the deliverance of the highest standards of practice and care.

Dr. Khoury looks forward to meeting you, your family and friends and appreciates the opportunity to be a part of your health delivery team in a relaxing and professional environment where quality of care, compassion and commitment to continual education is what we strive for.

Dr. Alan Tang
Dr. Alan Tang joined Centrum Dental Centre in 2015. He was born in Hong Kong but raised in Barrhaven from a young age. After finishing his high school degree as valedictorian at Mother Teresa Catholic High School, he went onto complete two undergraduate degrees. He first graduated with distinction in Aerospace Engineering at Carleton University and then graduated Magna Cum Laude in General Science at University of Ottawa before completing his Doctor of Medical Dentistry degree at Case Western Reserve University, a school known for its clinical excellence.

Dr. Tang went on to further his understanding of dentistry by undergoing an additional optional 1 year general residency at University of Tennessee with the prestigious Lutheran Medical Centre and Christ Community Health Services in Memphis, Tennessee, culminating in an Advanced Education in General Dentistry certification. The program gave him advanced knowledge of cosmetic and surgical procedures with a focus on state of the art implant placement technologies.

Dr. Tang prides himself at being able to give a nearly painless anesthesia, a skill essential for working with children and patients anxious with dental treatment. He speaks 3 languages, English, Cantonese and Mandarin fluently. He practices a conservative style of dentistry and enjoys a low pressure environment where treatment options are thoroughly discussed, allowing you to make an informed decision. Dr. Tang looks forward to meeting you and your family and providing a caring, comprehensive and thorough dental care for you.


Our Dental Hygienist Team


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.

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.

Kim (Registered Dental Hygienist)
Kim has been actively employed in the Ottawa dental community for 20 years. Kim was a Certified Dental Assistant for 9 years prior to graduating from Algonquin College’s dental hygiene program in 2005, and has been thrilled to be part of this dynamic team at Centrum Dental Centre. Continuing education and providing gentle clinical care for optimal oral health continue to be a driving force in Kim's professional goals. Kim looks forward to meeting you and helping you achieve your Oral-Health-Care goals.
 

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.

Kristi (Registered Dental Hygienist)
Kristi graduated from the Canadian National Institute of Health's Dental Hygiene Program in 2011. She joined the Centrum Dental Centre team in January of 2013 bringing with her 2 years of Dental Hygiene experience.  Kristi is proud to be part of Centrum Dental, a team that is dedicated to optimal patient care, a place where she can continue to be challenged and increase her knowledge and skills.  Kristi stays involved with the Canadian National Institute of Health's Dental Hygiene Program by sitting on the Advisory Board. She was the Advisory Chair for 2014 and 2015. Outside of work, Kristi enjoys spending time with her husband Matt and their dog Ozzy. 


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.
 

Our Administrative Team


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.

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 playing with her 2 girls, endlessly renovating her house, or reading. 
 

Sherry ( Administration Assistant)
Sherry brings to us over 20 years of experience in the dental industry.She moved to Ottawa in 2000 from a small town in Northern Ontario and enjoys the Ottawa lifestyle that combines fresh air and opportunity. Her and her husband Josh run a busy household with 2 children, 2 step children, a dog, a cat and some fish. Her interests include coming to the office to enjoy a peaceful, organized atmosphere.

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 two toddlers, three bulldogs and watching home renovation shows.
 
Our Dental Assistant Team

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. 

Besa (Certified Dental Assistant)
Besa graduated from Algonquin College as a Dental Assistant Level 2 in 2009 and joined Centrum Dental Centre shortly thereafter.  She is originally from Kosovo, and has been in Ottawa for over 10 years. Family is everything to her and she is happily married to a wonderful man and has 3 handsome boys. She loves listening to music and traveling. She believes that a great smile gives you confidence.

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. Amani 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. Amani loves food and likes to make authentic Lebanese food to share with her teammates.