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
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 |
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.
Dr. Jason Sidon | Kanata &
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!).
Dr. Hasan Ahmed |
Dr. Hasan Ahmed has a firm belief in thorough diagnosis and consultation before starting any treatment, knowing that careful and comprehensive treatment plans are key to successful treatment outcomes and long lasting results. He is passionate about keeping up to date with the latest techniques and technologies in order to provide the highest standard of patient care.
Dr. Ahmed graduated from the prestigious Army Medical College, National University of Sciences and Technology in 2012 with a degree in Dental Surgery. After moving to Canada in 2014 he completed the Canadian licensing process and went on to become a clinical instructor for these exams. He has attended a broad range of continuing education courses at the University of Toronto and completed the Ti-Max AAID implant maxi course.
He is certified in nitrous oxide sedation and extensively trained in the placement and restoration of dental implants. He is proficient in all aspects of general dentistry from basic restorative procedures such as fillings, extractions including impacted wisdom teeth, root canals and crown/bridge work.
He lives in Ottawa with his family and in his spare time enjoys swimming, hiking and travelling to different parts of the world.
Dr. Yi Ming Shen |
Kemptville & Kanata
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.
Dr. Kanika Sabhlok |
Kemptville & Kanata Locations
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.
Dr. Roshanak Jalali |
Dr. Roshanak Jalali (Roshi) completed her degree in dentistry at the Ajman University of Science & Technology in Dubai in 2011. She moved with her family to Canada in 2012. After Graduating from the National Dental Examining Board of Canada, Dr. Roshi worked as an associate dentist in Toronto and the GTA and decided to move to the west coast (Vancouver) where she practiced dentistry full-time, she was in such a big demand that she worked double chairs day in/ day out. In 2019 she decided to move back to the east coast and chose to settle in beautiful Ottawa with her family.
She is well versed in the latest developments in dentistry and is continuously looking for new challenges. Dr. Roshi is a member of the Canadian and Ontario Dental Association. Her attention to details and thorough explanations during care puts patients at ease. She can also provide Nitrous Oxide sedation ( laughing gas) to ease your experience and make you even more comfortable.
She is dedicated to her job and continuously learning about the newest dental sciences and treatments. She loves all aspects of dentistry but her favorite procedures are; Root-canal, surgery and cosmetic dentistry. Dr. Roshi’s friendly and gentle approach is an attractive element for kids and she thoroughly enjoys working with them. In her spare time, she loves spending time with her family and her newborn son. She enjoys reading books,sports, outdoor activities and travelling the world.
Dr. Sweta Bhatt | Kemptville & Carleton Place Locations
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. Mathura Thillai | Kemptville & Carleton Place Locations
Dr. Mathura Thillai completed her dental degree at the University of Liverpool (BDS) UK in 2006 and holds an internationally recognized Diploma at the Royal College of Surgeons of England (MJDF RCS Eng).
After several years of practicing in Wales, Hampshire and London, UK, Dr. Thillai went on to complete the Canadian National Dental Examination Board equivalency process. She has been an active member of The Royal College of Dental Surgeons of England and currently The Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario and The Canadian Dental Association.
Dr. Thillai is a passionate dentist with a comprehensive and holistic approach to dentistry. She is a very caring, sympathetic dentist and dedicates her time to understanding her patient’s expectations as well as providing a relaxing environment for her patients.
In pursuit of her desire to provide the very best dental care for her patients Dr. Thillai enjoys honing her skills and knowledge in the field of dentistry. Has attended many courses in the UK, Canada and America ensuring her patients benefit from the most comfortable dental techniques and procedures. She completed a certification in restorative and cosmetic dentistry, which aimed at providing beautiful natural smiles. She is also well reputed for her aptitude in pediatric dentistry.
Experienced in all areas of dentistry with a particular interest in Root canal treatments and restorative treatment such as filling, crown & bridgework, veneers and teeth whitening.
She currently has 2 kids, 3 year old girl and a 7 month baby boy who keep her active. She enjoys making wedding and elaborate birthday cakes for her friends and family. Learning the art of French Patisserie is on her bucket list.
Dr. Mary Claire Bates |
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.
Dr. Aisling O'Connor |
Dr. Aisling O'Connor graduated in 2017, from Trinity College Dublin, where she worked for 2 years before moving to Ottawa from Ireland.
Dr. O'Connor loves to run and has played soccer for 2 years in the Women's National league in Ireland. Naturally, running a marathon is on her bucket list.
OTHER DENTAL SERVICES
IV Sedation Services
We Offer IV Sedation Appointments Once a Month in Kemptville And Every Other Month in Kanata.
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.
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.