Meet Our Dentists

Our caring, helpful team members are dedicated to serving you at Yazdani's dental clinics in Kanata and Kemptville. Meet some of the people you'll encounter and learn a little more about who we are and why we love helping our patients and giving back to the community.

Our Professional Dentist Team

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Dr. Shahrooz Yazdani
CEO/Director, All Locations

After earning his DDS degree with Honours from the University of Toronto in 1998, Dr. Yazdani completed a 2-year general practice residency in North Carolina. Residencies like this are optional; in fact, less than 1% of general dentists choose to pursue this sort of residency. Dr. Yazdani’s commitment to his trade didn’t stop there. He then completed over 1,000 hours of comprehensive continuing education offered by the Kois Center, as well as a 330-hour implant and bone grafting course through Ti-Max in Toronto.

In 2001, he opened Yazdani Dental and brought his many years of experience to clients in both Kanata and Kemptville. Dr. Yazdani believes strongly in helping others, and enjoys his work immensely. When he’s not working hard to help you with your dental and oral health needs, he enjoys sitting by the pool or beach with a good book and the company of his family.

Dr. Meredith Evans the Dentist at Yazdani Family Dentistry

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Dr. Meredith Evans

Kemptville Location

Born and raised in Ottawa in a busy household (her mother ran an in-home daycare) alongside four siblings, Dr. Evans earned a degree in Biochemistry from the University of Ottawa before studying dentistry at the University of Toronto.

Committed to lifelong learning, Dr. Evans works hard to stay up-to-date on the latest techniques and treatments. As a member of the Spears Study Club, Dr. Evans meets regularly with local dentists and specialists to further her education on occlusion and aesthetics. She has also completed a residency on dental implants. Dr. Evans holds a certificate in moderate sedation and attended a mission course in Mexico where she learned techniques to more efficiently remove wisdom teeth.

Recently, Dr. Evans sold her city home to move to the country, where she enjoys being active. She loves swimming skiing, kayaking, cycling, and even rock climbing. In her spare time, she enjoys travel, cooking, and gardening.

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Dr. Jason Sidon
Kanata Location

A proud Ottawa native, Dr. Sidon grew up in Toronto before pursuing his dream of becoming a dentist through the Doctor of Dental Surgery program at the University of Western Ontario.

He is a compassionate individual and is continuously devoted to expanding his knowledge of all aspects of dentistry. He is dedicated to providing exceptional comprehensive treatment for patients of all ages in a gentle and enjoyable manner.

As a member of Spear Education, Dr. Sidon meets with local dentists and specialists regularly to stay up-to- date on the latest advances in dentistry. He has completed extensive training in implants, esthetics, wisdom tooth removal, root canal therapy, and TMD (Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction).

When not practicing dentistry, Dr. Sidon enjoys spending time with his wife and family, playing guitar, cooking, and sports (Go Sens and Blue Jays!).

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Dr. Yi Ming Shen
Kanata Location

Dr. Shen graduated from the Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry from McGill University in 2017. He completed a General Practice Residency at Stony Brook in Long Island, New York in 2018.

Some interesting facts about Dr. Shen: His family is in Montreal and he cannot live without his cell phone. On his bucket list, he plans to travel to the Arctic and explore Antarctica. He also hopes to road trip through America.

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Dr. Sweta Bhatt
Kemptville Location

Dr. Sweta Bhatt graduated from dentistry in Mumbai in the year 2010. After working as an associate for a year, she joined her husband in his dental office. Dr. Bhatt gained extensive experience while practicing all aspects of dentistry before moving to Canada in 2013, after which she completed her DDS from University Of Western Ontario. In addition, she attained numerous Continuing Education course that includes Nitrous Oxide and Oral Sedation (Laughing gas), Extraction of Wisdom teeth and minor oral surgery, soft and hard tissues dental lasers course and Esthetic dentistry.

Dr. Bhatt lives in Ottawa with her husband and son. She enjoys trying out different cuisines and travelling to Provence in France is on her bucket list.

Dr. Sweta Bhatt the Dentist at Yazdani Family Dentistry

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Dr. Kanika Sabhlok
Kanata Location

Dr. Sabhlok graduated with a Bachelor in Science from University of Toronto with honours, She has also obtained her DDS from University of California, Los Angeles School of Dentistry.

Dr. Sabhlok has had the opportunity to live across five different countries growing up, her favourite being Canada, of course! Her family still resides in Dubai which is where she mostly grew up.

Dr. Sabhlok moved to Ottawa to join her husband two years ago and since then, they had a beautiful baby girl who keeps them very busy. She enjoys eating and trying different cuisines and proclaims that she can eat Thai food any time of the day! Her bucket list consists of a perfectly timed visit to see the cherry blossom or Sakura festival in Japan.

Dentistry wise, she enjoys all aspects of general dentistry. Dr. Sabhlok is constantly trying to do more continuing education courses to keep up to date. She has done a lot of outreach volunteer dental work in Himalayas, Vietnam and most recently in Guatemala.

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Dr. Anisha Sida Kemptville Location

After getting a Bachelor's Degree in India in 2015, Dr. Sida did 6 months special residency in Oral Surgery and Endodontics in a local government hospital to gain more experience.

Before coming to Canada, Dr. Sida worked in an urban dental office. Dr. Sida and her husband landed in Canada in 2017, and then her new journey began when she started to become a Canadian licensed dentist.

Dr. Sida had completed continuing education courses such as live extractions, nitrous oxide, and hands-on endodontic courses.

Dr. Sida is comfortable doing treatment on kids.

In her spare time, Dr. Sida loves to go camping to take a break from the daily routines. Travelling with friends and family is something she always looks forward to. Biking and hiking are her favourite activities to do in her leisure time. Being able to camp under the northern lights is on her bucket list.

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Dr. Kendal Creber
Kanata Location

Dr. Kendal Creber earned her Doctorate of Dental Medicine from the University of Sydney School of Dentistry.

She previously completed both her Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Western Ontario, where she focused her research on dental materials at the Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry. She has won multiple research awards.

Dr. Creber has a holistic and evidence-based approach to dentistry and enjoys continuing education to provide her patients with the latest dental treatments and techniques.

Dr. Creber is also certified to provide nitrous oxide sedation to her patients. With a special focus on gentle care and providing a pleasant dental experience, Dr. Creber looks forward to providing you with exceptional dental care.

In her free time, Dr. Creber enjoys hiking, baking, gardening and spending time with her aussiedoodle Arlo. Being able to visit Antarctica is also on Dr. Creber's bucket list.

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Dr. Mary Claire Bates
Kemptville Location

Dr. Mary Claire Bates was born and raised in Maryland, USA. She received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology from Towson University. She then went on to earn her Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the University of Maryland School of Dentistry.

While finishing dental school she took the National Canadian Dental Board Examination along with the United States Dental Board Exam in order to be licensed in both countries. After finishing dental school she moved to Asheville, North Carolina where she completed a one year General Practice Residency.

During residency she had additional training in all areas of dentistry including restorative dentistry such as fillings, crowns and bridges and complicated wisdom teeth extractions.

She also received additional training in Pediatrics. Dr. Bates is also certified to administer nitrous oxide to all ages in order to make patient’s dental appointments more comfortable.

Dr. Bates lives in Ottawa with her boyfriend where they like to explore and try new restaurants. In her spare time she likes to spend time outdoors, cook and read. Her favorite things to do would be reading a book on the beach and spending time with family and friends and travelling throughout Europe is on her bucket list.

Dr. Bates is a member of the Canadian Dental Association, Ontario Dental Association and Ottawa Women’s Dental Study Club. She is dedicated to continuing her education in order to stay up to date with new techniques and technologies in order to provide her patients with the best and most comprehensive oral care.

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Dr. Sameera Usman
Kemptville Location

Dr. Usman completed her Bachelors in Dental surgery from Royal Dental College, a very reputed institute in Kerala, India where she was awarded academic excellence during her first year.

After completing her initial years of practice, she decided to move to Canada for good with her family in 2017. After dealing with the much tougher tasks in the life of being a mother to two beautiful daughters she decided to continue what her passion was, to keep everyone smiling and worked towards getting accredited and licensed by the National Dental Board of Canada and Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario and be an active member of most Dental professional boards.

The vison of Yazdani Family Dentistry and its team is what made her sell her house in Windsor and move with her family all the way to Kemptville to be a part of the community and the vibrant team.

Her passion for the profession has always made her evolve and enhance her skills by doing various advanced certifications programs from the leaders in the dental practice and committed to progress throughout her career.

Apart from her passion, she is a whole hearted foodie and loves to spend her time with her family and friends, travelling and exploring. She strongly believes in volunteering for a lot of charity work for the deserving.

Her goal is to make the dental experience as comfortable as possible and strive to perform only the best treatment for patients by providing the knowledge needed to maintain the best oral hygiene at home and make you feel happy and confident about your smile.

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Dr. Mariska De Waal
Kemptville Location

Dr. de Waal was born and raised in Cape Town, South Africa. She obtained her Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BChD) from University of Western Cape in 2014. During this time, she received membership to Golden Key International Honour Society.

After graduation, she finished her community service year in the South African Military, which exposed her to all aspects of dentistry.

She also went on mission trips providing dental care on the Phelophepa Health train and several communities where access to health care is limited. Dr. De Waal finished the NDEB Equivalency process in 2024.

Dr. De Waal is a big sports fan and loves to be outdoors. If time and money were not a factor, she would travel the world and try different foods.

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Dr. Hafsa Cherid
Kemptville & Carleton Place Locations

Dr. Hafsa Cherid grew up in Ottawa where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from Carleton University with highest honours as well as a Master of Science degree from the University of Ottawa. Dr. Cherid obtained her Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) degree from McGill University in 2020. She then completed a one year Advanced Education in General Dentistry program with NYU Langone, USA in 2021.

Dr. Cherid takes pride in her ability to connect with patients on a personal level and is passionate about creating smiles that will last a lifetime. She enjoys treating families and generations within families. She has a deep-rooted sense of community and feels blessed to be able to give back to those in need.

Dr. Cherid believes in conservative and preventative dentistry and is a strong advocate for her patient's participation when planning treatment options. Her goal is to provide top notch dental care in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere where her patients feel acknowledged, heard and cared for.

Dr. Cherid and her husband Haytham are proud parents of a beautiful little girl. They enjoy trying different cuisines and love exploring the world to learn about different cultures.

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Dr. Mrunali Desai
Kemptville & Carleton Place Locations

Dr. Desai completed her BDS from Dharmsinh Desai University in Gujarat, India. It is considered one of the best Universities for Dental in the State of Gujarat. Dr. Desai graduated in 2016.

After coming to Canada, Dr. Desai completed her NDEB equivalency in 2021.

Dr. Desai has completed her nitrous oxide sedation certification and plans on doing many others in the future.

Dr. Desai likes to know about different languages and cultures. If time and money were not a factor, Dr. Desai would take up courses from the best Universities.

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Dr. Anika Shah
Kanata Location

Dr. Shah graduated in 2015, from McMaster University with Honours from Life Sciences and University of Toronto, from the Doctor of Dental Surgery program in 2023.

Dr. Shah is also certified in nitrous oxide minimal sedation.

Dr. Shah enjoys nature and wildlife photography and recently got to capture some great shots while on a safari in Kenya.

If time and money were not a factor, Dr. Shah would travel to Switzerland to hike through the Swiss Alps and see the Matterhorn.

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IV Sedation Services

We Offer IV Sedation Appointments Once a Month in Kemptville And Every Other Month in Kanata.

Dr. Sacha Singh the IV Sedation Dentist at Yazdani Family Dentistry

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Dr. Sacha Singh – IV
Sedation Dentist |
Kemptville & Kanata

According to his friends, Dr. Singh expressed an interest in dentistry early in high school. While he disputes this, he did pursue a career in dentistry and earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree at the University of Toronto. Following a one-year general practice residency at Mt. Sinai Hospital in Toronto, he completed a Masters Degree and specialty training in Periodontology, also at UofT.

His dental career took him to Whitehorse, Yukon and then Chapel Hill, North Carolina before he settled in Ottawa in 2002. In 2013, Dr. Singh refreshed his training in single-drug IV moderate sedation and has been providing this service in the Ottawa area since then.

When not helping patients relax, Dr. Singh unwinds by hiking, biking, running and skiing, and also enjoys reading and photography. Travel is also an activity he pursues when possible.

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Dr. Angel Gabev – Dental
Surgeon | Kemptville Location

Dr. Gabev is the fourth generation of doctors and third generation of dentists and was exposed to dentistry at a very young age growing up in his father’s and grandfather’s clinics. He decided to break the family traditions and obtained his Chemistry Engineering Bachelor and Master’s Degree from Bulgaria, accomplished a year long externship at Imperial College of London University and acquired a Masters Degree in Economics from Humboldt University (Berlin, Germany).

Even though Dr. Gabev has many degrees; he was always connected to dentistry, involved in research projects and collaborated on hydro-distillation and ultrasonic herbal extraction technique for preparation of a mouth wash.

When he moved to Canada, his passion for dentistry and surgery made him pursue the family legacy subsequently completing his B.Sc. in Biology from Concordia University (Montreal, Canada) and Dentistry Degree (DMD) from McGill University (Montreal, Canada). Dr. Gabev went on to complete a comprehensive advanced multidisciplinary residency program at the Eastman Institute for Oral Health – a Rochester University affiliated Hospital (Rochester, NY, USA) emphasizing on implantology, socket preservation, ridge augmentation, impacted/third molar extractions, surgical extractions and preprosthetic surgery. He regularly attends surgical continuing education courses and seminars staying up to date with new materials, techniques and procedures.

Dr. Angel Gabev the Dental Surgeon at Yazdani Family Dentistry