Smiles are around the corner

At Dow’s Lake Dental we pride ourselves in offering an approachable atmosphere. While our equipment is sterile, our personalities are anything but, and we look forward to catching up with you on your next visit!

Smiles are around the corner

SevicesAn unwavering commitment to convenient dental service

Get ready for accommodating opening hours, efficient and modern equipment, welcoming walk-ins, text message appointments, service in English, French and Arabic, and much, much more.

Service Family Dentistry

Family Dentistry

We are committed to providing the most convenient dental service in the region. Dow’s Lake Dental is available to serve all your dental needs!

Service Cosmetic Dentistry

Cosmetic Dentistry

Whether you’re looking for a simple checkup or a cosmetic procedure, at Dow’s Lake Dental we pride ourselves in offering an approachable atmosphere.

Service Sedation and TMJ

Sedation and TMJ

Dow’s Lake Dental is excited to offer the latest in dental techniques and technology to ensure your visit is pleasant and efficient.

Restorations & Fillings

Dental fillings and repairs using restorative materials used to repair teeth which have been compromised due to cavities or trauma.

Sealants

Dental sealants, usually applied to the chewing surface of teeth, act as a barrier against decay-causing bacteria. Most often, the sealants are applied to the back teeth, e.g., premolars and molars.

Root Canal Therapy

Root canal treatments on diseased or abscessed teeth. Once a tooth is injured, cracked or decayed, it is necessary to open the tooth and clean out the infected tissue in the center. This space is then filled and the opening sealed.

Crowns & Bridges

Crowns are dental restorations that protect damaged, cracked or broken teeth. Dental crowns often referred to as caps, sit over the entire part of the tooth that lies above the gum line. Crowns are also placed on top of dental implants. Bridges are a method to replace a missing tooth or teeth. Bridges are false teeth anchored in place by neighboring teeth. A bridge consists of two crowns on the anchoring teeth along with the false tooth in the center.

Extractions

A severely damaged tooth may need to be extracted. Permanent teeth may also need to be removed for orthodontic treatment.

Extractions

Implants are complete replacement of missing teeth. A titanium screw is placed in the bone and a crown is placed on top of the implant to provide a new tooth.

Dentures

Dentures are prosthetic devices replacing lost teeth. There are two types of dentures – partial and full. Full dentures are often referred to as “false teeth”.

Oral Cancer Examination

Oral cancer starts in the cells of the mouth, tongue or throat. Oral cancer screening is usually a routine part of a dental examination. In this exam, your dentist will feel for lumps or irregular tissue changes in your neck, head, face, and inside your mouth. Your dentist will also look for sores or discolored tissue in your mouth.

Teeth Whitening

Teeth naturally darken with age, however staining may be caused by various foods and beverages such as coffee, tea and berries, some drugs such as tetracycline, smoking, or a trauma to a tooth. There are various teeth whitening options available, including at-home bleaching.

Veneers

Veneers are strong, thin pieces of ceramic or resin materials that are bonded to the teeth. Veneers are used to repair chipped, decayed or stained teeth and may help in closing gaps between teeth.

Gum Hygiene Treatments

Periodontal or gum disease is an infection that affects the gums and jaw bone, which can lead to a loss of gum and teeth. There are two major stages — gingivitis and periodontitis. Gingivitis is the milder and reversible form; periodontal disease is often more severe. In some cases, gum surgery will be required to reverse the effect of the disease.

IV Sedation

The most powerful method of sedation available in general dentistry. A method of conscious sedation where you will feel relaxed and sleepy throughout the appointment and then have no recollection of it afterwards.

Conscious Sedation

With conscious sedation, you will remain awake throughout your procedure but will be in a deep state of relaxation. It is recommended that patients receiving conscious sedation have a parent, spouse, or friend accompany them to appointments because it can take several hours for the sedative to wear off and driving may be unsafe.

TMJ and Migraine

Pain or noises in the jaw and the surrounding muscles may mean you have a problem with your TMJ. Some conservative treatments that we offer include oral splints or night guards, trigger point injections, and botox.

Sleep Apnea & Snoring Appliances

Snoring may be a sign of a breathing problem called obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Both can be treated with a simple custom-made oral appliance that is worn at night.

Dr. Haissam Dahan

Dr. Haissam Dahan

Dr. Haissam Dahan was raised in London, Ontario and moved to Ottawa after completing high school. He attended Carleton University and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry. He then pursued his passion by completing a dental degree from McGill University in 2005.

He is a lifelong learner and jokes that he has every academic degree possible; he has a Masters and a Ph.D degree in Dental Sciences from McGill University and completed a Clinical Fellowship in Orofacial Pain from the Massachusetts General Hospital.

Dr. Dahan is happily married and has 2 boys and a baby girl.  On his free time, he enjoys painting, creative writing, and drinking lots and lots of Bridgehead coffee.  He is the 2017 recipient of the Forty Under 40 Award for up-and-coming business leaders who exemplify business accomplishment, professional expertise and community giving.  Dr. Dahan likes to stay in touch with his patients through his blog: www.haissamdahan.com

Dr. Rania El-Hawary

Dr. Rania El-Hawary

Dr. Rania El-Hawary was born in Toronto, Ontario. She graduated from University of Ottawa in 2004 where she earned both a Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry as well as a Bachelor of Applied Science in Chemical Engineering. She then pursued her dental degree and graduated as a D.M.D. from McGill University in 2008. She then completed a General Practice Residency, also at McGill University.

Dr. El-Hawary became a clinical teacher at McGill in the Dental Residents Clinic in 2009. Subsequently, she also moved into private practice in both Montreal and Toronto. Dr. El-Hawary travelled to the USA to complete a certified training course in IV sedation in 2010. Dr. El-Hawary enjoys all aspects of general dentistry and keeps up to date with a variety of continuing education courses.

One of Dr. El-Hawary’s passions is helping the underprivileged and those who cannot access oral healthcare. She travelled to Ecuador with a Dental Mission Group to provide free dental services to impoverished families in 2009.  Dr. El-Hawary continues to provide dental services on a volunteer basis to those in need in partnership with Ottawa Public Health and the Ottawa Mission.

Dr. El-Hawary lives in her hometown of Ottawa with her husband and two young children. She spends her free time reading, exercising, baking; and enjoys most to spend time with family and friends.

Theresa Salonen, CDA

Theresa Salonen, CDA

Always ready with a quick smile and a reassuring word, Theresa has been working in the dental field for over 20 years in the capacity of office manager, receptionist, and dental assistant. Theresa graduated as a certified dental assistant from St. Clair College in Windsor Ontario in 1996.

In her free time, Theresa enjoys participating in many physical activities with her husband including yoga, cycling and cross country skiing. She also has a love for travel and experimenting with food in the kitchen.

 

“All the employees are very pleasant and welcoming. They go the extra mile to ensure you have a good experience whether it’s a cleaning or cavities.”

– Vikki J.

This is the best equipped dental office I have been to in years! Delicate meticulous cleaning done by a very cheery technician. I have had 2 dentists here to do fillings and both took care and pride in doing the job. Virtually Painless as fillings can go.

– Robert F.

Wonderful experience! Not only are the dentist and the staff proficient and knowledgeable; they are reassuring and personable.

– Lyn M.

Wonderful front desk people and awesome dentist. We are feeling the love and care.

– Hanna V. S.

TeamEnergetic. Efficient.
Compassionate.

Dr. Haissam Dahan and Dr. El-Hawary, both graduates of the renowned McGill University dental program, have a combined experience of over 18 years of professional practice.

Dr. Haissam Dahan

Dr. Haissam Dahan

Dr. Haissam Dahan was raised in London, Ontario and moved to Ottawa after completing high school. He attended Carleton University and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry. He then pursued his passion by completing a dental degree from McGill University in 2005.

Read more about Dr. Dahan

Dr. Rania El-Hawary

Dr. Rania El-Hawary

Dr. El-Hawary was born in Toronto, Ontario. She graduated from University of Ottawa in 2004 where she earned both a Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry and a Bachelor of Applied Science in Chemical Engineering. She then pursued her dental degree and graduated as a D.M.D. from McGill University in 2008.

Read more about Dr. El-Hawary

Theresa Salonen, CDA

Theresa Salonen, CDA

Always ready with a quick smile and a reassuring word, Theresa has been working in the dental field for over 20 years in the capacity of office manager, receptionist, and dental assistant. Theresa graduated as a certified dental assistant from St. Clair College in Windsor Ontario in 1996

Read more about Theresa Salonen

Free teeth whitening for life!

At Dow’s Lake Dental we always want you to look your best. That’s why we’re happy to offer free teeth whitening for life, to all our patients!

Discount for Seniors and Students!

At Dow’s Lake Dental one of our missions is to make dental health accessible to all. That’s why we offer a 10% discount for all students and seniors!

Free Dental Exams for children under 5 years old!

Drs. Dahan and El-Hawary believe that every child deserves a healthy smile. If you are a parent with a small child, they invite you to book your child for a complimentary dental exam.

FeaturesEnjoy state of the art dental
techniques and technology.

Whether you’re looking for a simple checkup or a cosmetic procedure, Dow’s Lake Dental is excited to offer the latest in dental techniques and technology to ensure your visit is an efficient and pleasurable one.

Convenient

Convenient Location in the Heart of Little Italy and accessible by public transport.

Eco-friendly Clinic

LED lighting throughout, water purification system, digital radiographs and paperless charts.

Calming & Friendly

Calming & Friendly

We strive to provide a fun and friendly atmosphere, and look forward to your next visit!

Massaging Chair

Massaging Chair

Get a massage on our dental chairs and watch movies on the ceiling while you get dental treatments!

Dow's Lake Dental

LocationIn the heart of
Little Italy

Conveniently located in downtown Ottawa,
our practice boasts easy access by bus, O-Train, bike and plenty of street parking for those travelling by car.

Office Hours

Mon – Tue    10.00am – 6pm
Wednesday    7.30am – 4pm
Thursday               9am – 2pm
Friday               7.30am – 1pm

484 Preston St, Ottawa
ON K1S 4N8

613.406.6464
info@dowslakedental.com

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