1399 Wellington St West Ottawa, ON

Meet the Staff

We all welcome you to Island Park Dental

The moment you walk in our doors, you’ll feel comfortable and at ease knowing that your oral health is in expert hands. Patient satisfaction and a commitment to excellence are the keys to the success of Island Park Dental.
Island Park Dental Ottawa ON, Staff Photo
Top left: Ingrid, JoAnna, Dr. Rai, Samantha & Schona; Bottom left: Michelle, Denise & Tammy

As your dental health professionals, we want you to be confident knowing that you are in experienced hands. You can always count on us because we believe in commitment and quality treatment with utmost care. We ensure a comfortable environment for you always. Patient satisfaction and a commitment to excellence are the keys to the success of Island Park Dental. We ensure that your receive regular and thorough examinations and routinely help you explain about all the available treatment options so that you can make informed decisions about your dental care.  This collaborative approach and our top quality results have meant that our practice is filled with friends, referred family members, and friends of friends. At the Island Park Dental, we are dedicated to providing quality service and satisfaction to all our patients. From teeth restoring to improving your oral health, we ensure you receive quality dental treatment, maximum life benefit and sport a beautiful smile always.



Denise is the familiar Irish voice you will hear when you call our practice. Having been with the practice for 17 years, she knows most of our patients by their first name. Denise is a very friendly, energetic and lively person and her laughter can be heard throughout the office. She prides herself in making the administrative aspects a breeze for our patients and helping to navigate through treatment and insurance plans.Denise was born and brought up in Dublin, Ireland. When not at work, she loves to spend time with her husband and daughter and working out at the gym is an integral part of her life.



Joanna is our newest addition to our team; however she has been in the dental field since 2002. She joined us as our Dental Hygiene coordinator and Receptionist in 2015.  She has a strong passion for assisting the patients in every way possible and provides exceptional customer service at the reception desk.Her goal is to make sure that your experience at Island Park Dental is pleasant and that your smile is bigger when you leave. Her other passions are going to the gym regularly, living a healthy life style, her two sons, family and friends. Looking forward, she wants to travel the world.

Samantha Dental Assistant


Dental Assistant

Samantha graduated as a Level II Dental Assistant from Algonquin College in 2014 and joined our team at Island Park Dental in the winter of 2017.She is very passionate about Dentistry and loves to help create a positive, comfortable experience for every patient. She has a very positive attitude towards life and her cheerfulness and bubbly personality is always spreading happiness around the office.Samantha has lived in Ottawa from a very young age and just loves the city. When not at work, she is exploring Ottawa’s beautiful paths on her bicycle, camping and trying out new recipes in the kitchen.


Dental Hygienist

Ingrid was born and raised in Ottawa and she is a 2008 graduate from Canadian National Institute of Health. Before pursuing a career in dental hygiene, she was a dental assistant for 5 years. Ingrid joined our office in 2009 and has been a part of our family ever since. She is one of the most gentle persons you’ll ever meet in your life and she’s always very eager to help the people around her. Ingrid’s attention to detail and drive to deliver the best care to her clients makes her a very valuable member in our team.Ingrid is proud mother to a very cute and beautiful girl who brightens up the office every time she visits us. Ingrid enjoys spending her free time with her family and friends.

Tammy Dental Assistant


Dental Assistant

Tammy is a new addition to our team but she has been in the field for almost 11 years as a Dental Assistant. She is very hard working and extremely focused on patient care.Outside the office, Tammy enjoys spending time with her family. She has a strong passion for fitness and is an avid gym goer.


Dental Hygienist –  (B.A., D.A. II, R.D.H.)

Michelle has been a part of the practice since 1999, just a few months after she graduated from Canadore College’s Dental Hygiene Program. Michelle builds caring and trusting relationships with her patients and likes to help them improve their oral and overall health by educating them about preventative and self-care techniques .Michelle is originally from Newfoundland. When not in the office, she likes to spend time with her partner Steven and their 4 boys. Her passion is running, especially marathons and adventure racing.


Dental Hygienist

Schona has been with the practice for 10 years. She started her career in Ottawa and graduated from Algonquin College. She is very passionate about dentistry and she applies her experience and knowledge gained from continuing education courses to educate and advise her patients regarding their oral health conditions and needs.Schona was born and raised in Ottawa. When not working, she enjoys spending time with her family, friends and at the family cottage.

Call our office or use our online form to schedule an appointment with Dr. Saral Rai & Team at Island Park Dental today!