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Dr. Irina Smirnova


Dr. Irina Smirnova lives in the Barrhaven community with her husband, two daughters, and a son. She has been part of the community for over 10 years. Dr. Irina attended New York University Dental School in the United States. After graduating in 2007, she completed a residency program at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn NY. She moved with her family to Ottawa and enjoys everything Ottawa has to offer. Ottawa has the perfect balance of city life and suburbia.
One of her long-time hobbies is figure skating, which she began when she was five years old. Ottawa, having the longest skating rink in the world, is another reason she loves this city.

When it comes to practicing dentistry, she loves working with patients of all ages, especially children. One thing you will hear Dr. Irina say is:  “I look forward to meeting new patients as well as their families. I think it is important for my work to get to know the families I treat. My passion for dentistry drives me to give my patients the very best care”. Dr. Irina says “I always believe in giving back to the community and I want to take excellent care of the bright smiles in Barrhaven.”

Dr. Naka Selaman


Dr. Naka Selaman obtained her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree with Honours from the University of Manitoba in 2012. Having spent her childhood in beautiful Ottawa, she decided to return upon graduation and has been practicing in Ottawa ever since.

Dr. Selaman enjoys all aspects of general dentistry and is highly regarded by her patients for her calm and friendly demeanour. She takes great pride in spending quality time with each of her patients to create a positive dental experience.

Dr. Selaman is a member of the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario, the Ontario Dental Association, the Ottawa Dental Society and the Ottawa Women Dentists Study Club.

In her spare time, Dr. Selaman enjoys exploring Ottawa with her husband and two adventurous boys.

Dr. Rithima Sokhi


Dr. Rithima’s passion for dentistry shines through in her genuine care for each patient. With a kind-hearted approach, she ensures every individual receives personalized attention and compassionate treatment. For her, dentistry is more than a profession—it’s a way to make a positive impact on people’s lives, one smile at a time

Melissa Dawn

Administrator, Manager

Melissa graduated from Career Canada College with Dental Assisting in 1998 and brings her vast knowledge of dentistry to the front desk in order to better assist our patients with their variety of questions. With her many years of experience in the operatories and reception, Melissa brings calmness and confidence to our office atmosphere and is a significant team member. Melissa enjoys being busy raising her three active children.

Angelina De Grazia

Certified Dental Assistant

Born and raised in Ottawa, Angelina is a 2017 graduate from Algonquin College Dental Assistant program. She loves working with children and putting a smile on there face. She also enjoys assisting the doctors with there many dental procedures. Angelina had an interest in the dental field since she was 14 years old when she got braces and was at the dental office on a regular basis. When Angelina was in high school she completed grade 11 and 12 co-ops at a dental office. In her free time, she loves going on long nighttime drives with her friends and brothers and getting ice coffee. She likes going out for nice dinners, going to concerts, and shopping.

Kaitlyn Yardon

Certified Dental Assistant

Kaitlyn was born in Kingston and moved to Ottawa in 2004. She graduated from Algonquin College, specializing in dental assisting. Kaitlyn enjoys nature hikes, reading and spending time with the family. She cares about helping others and loves to see patients’ smiles healthy.

Kimberly Pedlar

Dental Hygienist

Kimberly grew up in Kingston, Ontario, moving to Ottawa to attend Algonquin College for Dental Hygiene. She graduated in 2014 and has enjoyed laying roots in Ottawa with her husband. Kim’s passions for oral health and hygiene persist in her love to help people achieve their best smiles. She enjoys spending time with her growing family and dog when she’s not in the office.

Alessandra Rocha

Dental Hygienist

Alessandra has been with our office as a Certified Level II Assistant since 2016. She began working full-time learning everything she could about sterilization, lab process and has worked her way up to be an experienced registered assistant. She works with all the doctors here and holds a big role in our office.

She graduated from the Algonquin College Dental Assisting program in 2015 and is a Dental Hygienist at the Canadian National Institution of Health.

Alessandra lives in Kanata and keeps busy by spoiling her two pups, Papi and Mia, and spending time being active at the gym, playing sports and hanging out with friends.

Marissa Hall

Dental Hygienist

Marissa grew up in Nova Scotia and moved to Ottawa to attend the Canadian National Institute of Health for Dental Hygiene. She graduated in 2020 and has enjoyed laying roots in Ottawa. Marissa is very dedicated to oral health and hygiene. She enjoys letting every patient’s smile shine brighter and healthier.