Our Team & Who We Are
The Downtown Dental Clinic team aims to provide the best services with the latest techniques and technology paired with the highest skill and dedication. We provide a relaxing and comfortable environment to ensure piece of mind while we work on returning your beautiful and confident smile.
We also welcome patients in emergency circumstances and understand the importance of reducing pain as soon as possible. Our focus is to bring relief and happiness back to your day. Our clinic also provides direct billing for most insurance purposes to facilitate your appointment and payments.
Our clinic also prides it self on it’s multilingual staff offering service in languages such as English, French, Arabic, Russian, Polish, Ukranian, Albanian, Norweigan, Amharic and Oromic.
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Dr. Shahriar Jalali
Dr. Shahriar Jalali received his DDS from Isfahan University of Medical Science in 1994, and his MSc in 2012 from RWTH Aachen University prior to immigrating to Canada. Dr.Jalali owned and operated a highly equipped dental office in Iran for 18 years. Upon his immigration to Canada, he wrote and passed all National Dental Board exams consecutively and received his licence in General Dentistry. He is an eminently qualified dentist who has made numerous oral presentations in cosmetic and laser dentistry in local and international dental circles.
Based on his education in Laser Dentistry, he has a wide variety of laser equipment in this office and offers different types of treatments using laser. Dr.Jalali is also highly trained in Integrated Implantology. Using 3D cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT) and combining it with intra-oral scanning. This allows Dr.Jalali to produce a 3D model of the patient and the ability to perform implant surgery with less bleeding and only cutting tissue in the most appropriate place and size. He is also trained in Invisalign Orthodontics, which combined with scanning teeth and their relation with intra-oral camera offers an excellent result.
Dr. Jalali has a continued passion for learning. He trained for CAD/CAM, which scans and produces a crown or several crowns and onlays in one appointment. In his free time, he enjoys being with his family, biking, and camping.
Dr Maryam Karami
Dr. Maryam Karami received her Doctorate of Dental Surgery in 1995 from Isfahan University of Medical Science, in Iran. Right after the graduation, she was enrolled in the Pediatric Dentistry Specialty program at the Mashhad University of Medical Sciences in Iran. She successfully completed the three-year residency program and obtained her Master of Science degree in Pediatric Dentistry in 1998 and shortly after opened her practice dedicated to treating children and teenagers.
From 1998 until 2016 Dr Karami also served as Associate Professor at Pediatric Dentistry Department of Isfahan Azad University, educating dental students and Pediatric Dentistry residents as well as doing researches. She was one of the founding members, and main architects of the Specialty Program in Pediatric Dentistry, and the Hospital Dentistry for Children with Special Needs, at Isfahan Azad University in 2008. She engaged in many research projects leading to publication of over 30 articles in peer-reviewed dental journals. She has been presented with awards for her research and was voted as the Distinguished Top Researcher at Isfahan Azad University for three consecutive years from 2010 to 2012. For more information regarding her publications and background please visit: Linkedin Here.
In 2012, Dr Karami with her husband, Dr Jalali, and their two children moved to Canada and completed successfully the National Dental Examining Board of Canada (NDEB) Process and received her certification as a general dentist in Canada in 2016.
She is now a fellow of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada and Canadian Dental Association and the Ontario Dental Association. She continues to attend numerous continuing education seminars each year to keep her in the forefront of dentistry.
Although she is practicing general dentistry for all age groups now, her passion still is to provide wide range of dental services for kids and teens. For this reason, The Downtown Dental Clinic is now equipped with a “just for kids” room to facilitate providing the highest quality and most comfortable dental care in a fun and caring environment for your kids.
In her spare time, Maryam enjoys painting, doing photography as well as spending time outdoors with her family and their dog, Happy.
“Our goal is to introduce dentistry to your child in a fun and pleasant environment. We strive to provide the best dental care and a positive experience for them. Our friendly team is prepared to care for your child with a wide range of dental services. A great portion of our focus is on preventive dentistry, which is necessary to keep children caries-free. Healthy children have healthy smiles!”
Shannon graduated from Cambrian College’s Dental Hygiene program in 2007. She specialized and gained her experience while working in Periodontology in her home town of Peterborough before making the move to Ottawa. In 2013, Shannon continued her education and became Diode Laser Certified at the University of Sherbrooke in Montreal. She has been with The Downtown Dental Clinic for 6 years now and has built a great rapport with many of her clients and their families!
Shannon works hard to ensure a top-notch patient experience. She displays an exceptional amount of patience, kindness and compassion in her delivery of care. She helps our patients and their families by giving them one-on-one attention. Her organizational skills and spirit shine throughout the office & her warm smile and gentle hand keep her patients coming back.
Outside work, Shannon enjoys spending time with friends and family, traveling and staying active. She’s always up for any new adventure and always planning her next trip around the world!
Melissa joined the downtown dental clinic in October of 2018. She brings with her 19 years of dental experience as a certified dental assistant, receptionist and office manager. Melissa started her career as a certified dental assistant and has transitioned into managing and has enjoyed doing that since 2010.
She loves to spend time outdoors and enjoys being around family and her dog Lily!
Sahar moved to Canada in 2001 from Afghanistan. She joined our team in March of this year and really enjoys interacting with the public and helping out wherever she can.
Sahar also attended Algonquin college in 2001 where she studied to be a social service worker. Sahar loves to go shopping, spend time with family and enjoys dealing with the public and is a wonderful additional to our team.
Anane is originally from Ethiopia, and grew up in Norway. She studied Dental Assisting at Oslo Treider College and graduated in 2015. Anane moved to Canada in August 2018. She started at the office in August and began working at The Downtown Dental Clinic. She is very kind and helping person who enjoys interacting with our patients.
Anane has a passion for learning and most recently has completed a course on Invisalign treatment to keep her knowledge current and up to date. In addition to the recent course, Anane has been learning about the dental digital world and also about laser dentistry. In her free time, Anane enjoys spending time with her husband and her friends
Abby graduated in 2018 with an Advanced Dental Hygiene Diploma at Algonquin College. She pursued a dental hygiene profession because of her community focused and health driven ambition. With Abby’s friendly and detail-oriented personality, she will ensure that every one of her clients will have a comfortable and pleasant experience.
Abby has recently completed a course on Invisalign treatment and is eager to offer her knowledge to our patients on this treatment. In her spare time, she can be found painting her grandma’s nails, spending quality time with her family, and skiing with friends. Abby looks forward to applying her knowledge and skills to the dental world one smile at a time.
Majid has years of combined clinical and technical experience involving denture treatment. He strongly believes it is very important to keep current with all innovations in the industry. He puts his believes into his practice with continual training education each year, which enables him to provide the best possible denture solutions to meet his patient needs.
Networking within our profession and collaborating with General Dentists, Oral Surgeons and Periodontitis helps build a strong foundation in providing comprehensive care to all of our mutual clients.
Majid enjoys fostering strong relationships with his patients. He does this by listening to their concerns, helping them understand what options are available to resolve their concerns and proceeding when the patient is happy and comfortable with the proposed course of denture treatment.
We know the new dentures will help improve your confidence through improved facial contouring and a smile to be proud of. Majid most looks forward to being able to deliver attention to fine detail and to deliver successful dental treatment to his patients when providing his service direct to the public. Majid has specialized in providing a range of removable prosthetics including complete dentures, partial dentures and implant dentures.
Majid is an active and proud member of three professional & regulatory bodies: the College of Denturists of Ontario (CDO), Denturist Association of Ontario (DAO), and The Denturist Association of Canada (DAC) in good standing.
Bring back that healthy smile!