Meet the D Dental Office Team
Dr. Karim El-Samra. DMD
After obtaining his Doctorate in Dental Medicine from the University of Montreal in May 2001 and completing a multidisciplinary residency at the New York Hospital Of Queens in 2002, Dr. Karim El Samra worked with a few clinics until 2008. He then co-founded a clinic in Hawkesbury, Ontario. In 2013, Dr. El Samra realized that it was time to establish, in his hometown, an ultra-modern dental practice that focuses as much on quality care as patient comfort. So he found a great location in Dollard Des Ormeaux, and D Dental Office came to be.
Dr. El Samra devotes much of his time to developing a connection with his patients and has a passion for improving their lives and smiles. He loves that the dental field is constantly evolving and continues to perfect his knowledge through carefully chosen continuing education courses. All his patients know about his passion for Lifestyle Medicine and benefit from his holistic advice.
When he’s not in the office, he works out at home daily, practices meditation once or twice a day, and spends most of his spare time learning to grow his food and build sustainable houses.
Dr. Yousef Khalil. DMD
Dr. Yousef Khalil is a graduate of Damascus University School of Dentistry; in 2004, he continued his dental education and finished the equivalence procedures in the University of Toronto.
With over 12 years of dental experience, Dr. Khalil is qualified to help each patient he treats reach optimal oral health. He makes every effort to stay on top of current developments in dentistry. To that end, he maintains the highest levels of accreditation and takes advantage of ongoing education in both general and cosmetic dentistry.
This enables him to serve his patients’ unique dental care needs quickly and expertly, providing them with a gentle and comfortable experience every time.
No matter his patients’ concerns-emergency, restorative, or cosmetic Dr. Khalil ensures their trust is always in the best hands possible.
Sharmila Manikkavasagar, a registered Dental Hygienist who graduated from John Abbott College in 2010. She loves her job because it gives her the opportunity to educate as well as help patients achieve their oral health. What she loves about the team is that everyone always has a positive attitude and truly cares about the patients’ needs. She also prides herself on staying current with the latest research in preventive oral health care.
With Dr. Karim El-Samra, as the leader, she is proud to provide exceptional dental care in an office that upholds the highest ethical and professional standards. She is happy to come to work each day because she has the chance to do her best. She will be happy to help you have an awesome smile!
Aside from work, she loves spending time with her husband and her kids. In her spare time, she enjoys redecorating her house, shopping, yoga and cooking with her husband.
Head Dental Assistant
Mohéra graduated with honours from the “Centre Performance Plus” in 2016. She joined the field of dentistry because she has a passion for learning and helping others. She’s a highly motivated and dedicated individual who strives for success. After graduating, Mohéra joined the team at the D Dental Office. she believes that she has been very fortunate to start her career with a great team. She looks to create an atmosphere where the patient can feel reassured, comfortable and relaxed. As the industry evolves, there are many new things to learn and adapt to. It’s this constant growth that makes her want to continue learning and developing new skills. She absolutely loves what she does and looks forward to coming to work each day and making a difference in people’s lives.
Laura graduated from CDI college in 2017. She joined the dentistry field because helping people achieve a beautiful and healthy smile was something that always inspired her. Laura loves learning new things and dentistry, being a field that is constantly evolving, sparked her interest at a young age. What led her to the D Dental Office was the way Dr. Karim El-Samra educates his patients about oral and overall health. The latest technology that is being constantly upgraded and integrated into the office always keeps things fresh and exciting. She also enjoys being around a wonderful hard-working team who truly cares about the health and safety of every patient and gets great satisfaction to see how happy patients are after their dental treatments.
In her spare time, she enjoys trying new restaurants with her boyfriend, travelling, doing yoga and crochet.
Lieslie Dy was born and raised in the Philippines.
She has been an active part of the dental field for since 2012 from the Centre 2000 de Formation Professionnelle.
She strives to make patients feel comfortable and at ease. And her main goal is to provide the best quality care and have every patient leave our clinic with a smile on their face.
Lieslie loves spending time with her family and she likes outdoor activities.
Vinu Karthika Ravichandran
Vinu Karthika Ravichandran is a dental assistant graduating from George Brown College in Toronto and hailing from India.
Vinu is proud to be part of the amazing team at the D Dental office, where she works alongside others who share her passion for dentistry.
For her, nothing beats the feeling of satisfaction she gets when she sees patients leave the dentist’s chair with a beaming smile. It’s that joy that drives her to do her best every day and make a positive impact on the lives of others.
When she’s not at work, Vinu enjoys getting lost in a good book or settling down for a movie marathon. Fluent in Tamil and English, she is also currently learning French.
Fadia El Matni
Fadia El Matni, holds a Bachelor of Science degree in business management. Besides taking care of the office’s daily financial transactions, she enjoys helping our patients with their insurance claims and follow-ups. she genuinely cares about each of the clinic’s patients’ treatment needs and works closely with them to help them obtain the smile they desire. She enjoys swimming, listening to classical music and cooking for family and friends.
Fadia feels grateful to have a wonderful husband and two amazing children!
Jurey Ann Posadas
Ann graduated as a dental assistant from Lester B. Pearson in 2010. After earning her diploma, she started working full-time at a renowned dental office in Montreal for 8 years, allowing her to grow professionally as she gained more knowledge, competency, and dental skills related to various dental surgeries. In 2018, she has decided to take her credentials as a dental secretary, where she found a new home at the D Dental Office.
She has always enjoyed working in the medical field because helping and contributing positively to people’s lives even with the smallest things makes her feel happy. In fact, while working as a Scheduling Coordinator, she had decided to expand her interest in oral health and will be studying the dental hygiene program in the fall of 2022 with the goal of taking on new challenges.
On a personal note, She loves to be surrounded by family, her husband and her two beautiful daughters. In her spare time, she loves to paint, listen to instrumental cover music, play basketball, and travel the world with her loved ones.
Tamara has been in customer service for over five years.
After working for a medical research office as an office assistant, she came to love the feeling of making a difference for patients.
With her growing knowledge and empathy towards others, she continues to thrive by helping patients and co-workers feel at ease in their environment. After experiencing the industry, Tamara has decided to pursue a career in biochemistry and agriculture to fuel her passion for helping others in an environmentally friendly and natural approach.
After meeting with Dr. El-Samra, she soon realized that his goal to introduce plant-based, naturally healthy lifestyles with his patients and team resonated with her on a personal level and she felt at home and comfortable knowing that he cares deeply for his patients and colleagues.
Join the Team
At D Dental Office, we care about our patients, community, and each other. We are a high-tech, paperless, full-service general dentistry office.
We believe that to put a smile on our patients’ faces, we have to have a happy, comfortable and positive work environment.