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Amani – Office Manager

Amani has been working at THDCC for few years now. Having past experience in medical administration in Alberta has enabled her to excel in the dental administration field. She enjoys learning and working in the dental field. She also enjoys spending time with family and friends. Amani is fluent in English and Arabic.

Dr Carl Brownstein

Dr Carl Brownstein has been practicing dentistry for over 25 years. He enjoys all aspects of Dentistry. He is married to his beautiful wife Margaret and has three beautiful children. Dr. Brownstein enjoys all aspects of dentistry and is an active member of the Canadian Dental and Ontario Dental Associations. Dr Brownstein has hospital training with The Toronto Western Hospital . This experience and knowledge provides exceptional care to our patients. He makes patients very happy with his great sense of humor. DrBrownstein is accepting new patients.

Dr. Sherif Elsaraj

Dr. Elsaraj, also known among his patients and colleagues as “Dr E” was raised in Ottawa where he completed high school followed by a Bachelor in Biochemistry (BSc.) from Carleton University. He then moved to Manitoba for 8 years, where he completed a Master of Science in Oral Biology (MSc.) and a Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry (DMD) degrees from the University of Manitoba. He subsequently worked in Rural Manitoba and Winnipeg for 2 years after graduating in 2010. In August of 2012, Dr. E successfully completed a year of advanced dental training residency in Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology at the University of Toronto where he learned how to interpret cbCT scans and MRIs. He is a published author in well-respected scientific journals. Dr. E has over 400 continuing education hours in temporomandobular disorder (TMD) Disorders and Sleep Therapy and is currently completing requirements for a PhD in Dental Sciences and Epidemiology with emphasis on Orofacial Pain and TMD . Dr. E is an active member of the Canadian Dental Association, Ontario Dental Association, American Academy of Orofacial Pain, American Academy of Craniofacial Pain, International Association for the Study of Pain, Ottawa Public Health and the Ottawa Dental Society. In 2017, Dr. E received an award for top three dentists in Ottawa. He is known among his patients as a caring, respectful, funny and compassionate dentist who works very hard to allow patients to have an exceptional caring experience at their scheduled appointments. Dr E is accepting new patients.

Dr. Nabil Achache

Originally from Algiers, Dr. Nabil Achache is a Canadian and American board-certified dental surgeron. He obtained his Doctorate of Dental Medicine with high distinction from the University of Montreal in 2015, earning recognition as a member of the Dean’s Honours List and receiving an Award of Excellence from the Faculty of Dentistry. Prior to obtaining his Doctorate, Dr. Achache studied Chemistry at the University of Quebec. During this three-year period, he conducted research in Organic Synthesis of Natural Products of which findings were published in two major American and European scientific journals. Dr. Achache is also a recipient of the American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology Dental Student Award for his aptitude and achievement in the field of Oral Medicine and Pathology. His background and interest in research has influenced his practice toward evidence-based dentistry. He is a member of the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario as well as the Ontario Dental Association. Furthermore, Dr. Achache completed more than 300 hours of post-doctoral instruction in implant dentistry, performed implant cases and passed the first part of the Associate Fellow examination of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry. He is also an authorized Dental Scan Prescriber as well as a certified Oral and Intravenous Sedation Provider. Dr. Achache believes in dedication, hard work and continuous education. He is committed to listening actively to the needs of his patients, and providing the highest standard of dental care. He is accepting new patients.

Dr. Mathu Thillai

Dr. Thillai completed her dental degree at the University of Liverpool (BDS) UK in 2006. She holds an internationally recognized Diploma at the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of England (MJDF RCS Eng). Over a decade of practicing in Wales, Hampshire and London, Dr. Thillai went on to complete the Canadian National Dental Examination Board equivalency process. Dr. Thillai is a passionate dentist with a comprehensive and holistic approach to dentistry. She is a caring, sympathetic dentist who dedicates her time to understanding her patient’s expectations. She attended many courses in the UK, Canada and America ensuring that her patients receive the most advanced technological procedures. Dr. Thalli is an active member of the Canadian Dental Association, Ontario Dental Association and the Ottawa Dental Society. Dr. Thillai is currently accepting new patients.

Elissa – Dental Hygienist

Elissa has been a registered Dental Hygienist since 2006. She graduated from Algonquin College. Elissa is passionate about oral health and continuing education. She is fascinated by dentistry and is currently working part-time and hopefully becomes a full time hygienist at THDCC. She is described by her patients as caring, gentle and funny. When she is not working, she is either reading a book, geocaching or hanging out with friends.

John – Webmaster

John has a Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.) in Accounting & Finance from the University of Winnipeg. He attended Post graduate studies in Toronto at York University and has taken several continuing education courses across Canada. He continuously travels to the United States where he takes courses in I.T. advancements and Online Marketing. John is responsible for The Hope Dental Care Centre's beautiful website. He also takes care of our Search Engine Optimization. John's favorite quote is by Colin Powell: "There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure."