Dr. Dahan is the co-founder of Kemptville Smiles Dentistry. He was raised in London, Ontario and moved to the Ottawa region after high school. He graduated from Carleton University with a degree in Science. He then completed his Dental degree from McGill University in 2005.
He has been practicing Dentistry in the Ottawa region for over 10 years. Dr. Dahan is a lifelong learner; he recently completed a Ph.D. in Dental Sciences and Clinical Fellowship in Orofacial Pain from the Massachusetts General Hospital.
He currently teaches part-time at McGill University and the Montreal General Hospital, where he is a clinical instructor. Dr. Dahan has published three scientific papers, and has lectured at Harvard University, Tufts University and McGill University.
Dr. Dahan is married and has two young boys. He enjoys drawing, creative writing and gardening. He loves the outdoors and enjoys biking, hiking, and camping. Dr. Dahan cares about every one of his patients and works hard to make their dental visits enjoyable. You can reach Dr. Dahan through his blog: www.haissamdahan.com
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.