Our Kanata Staff
Our team consists of dedicated individuals who are kind, friendly, and caring. Our staff is here to ensure a pleasant experience during your visit to our office.
Our team includes experienced and energetic people whose goal is to communicate well with our patients and provide the best care possible.
Dr. Baldeep K. Saran
Dr. Saran has been serving the Ottawa area for over 20 years. She graduated from the Université de Montréal in 1995 and opened her rst practice in 1996. Her passion for dentistry and compassion for patients have geared her to provide the latest in technology, including laser gum therapy (LANAP), Healozone, Cerec, Invisalign and traditional orthodontics, as well as snoring & sleep apnea treatment. She is pleased to offer her skills in English, French, Punjabi, and Hindi. As a mother of three children, she welcomes patients of all ages, including the younger ones.
Dr. Donald H. Young, DDS
Dr. Young graduated with his Bachelor of Science, and his Doctor of Dental Surgery from University of Toronto . He is accredited by the Canadian National Dental Examining Board, and the American Dental Association Council on National Board Examinations. He is a member of the Canadian Dental Association, and The Toronto Crown and Bridge Study Club. Dr. Young was born and raised in Ottawa , and lives in Manotick with his wife Kathryn and their three Bernese Mountain dogs.
Dr. Young works part-time with the City of Ottawa , and is a consultant with Health Canada . His latest continuing education courses included the World Clinical Laser Institute Symposium in Quebec City , and Anterior Implant Restorations: When Biology Meets Esthetics.
His hobbies include flying, scuba diving, and boating. His daughter Julie is a professional photographer, his son Kyle is student at Carleton University .
I began my career in dentistry as an assistant where I learned a lot about dental health and how different procedures are completed. The knowledge I gained in my time as an assistant has only helped me excel at the administration side of dentistry. Not only do I understand the steps in the process to complete your recommended treatment plan, but also how to use your insurance to the best of it’s ability so there is minimal cost to you. I value all of my patients and always have time to explain things in more detail and to discuss pros and cons of any situation. I treat my patients like I would a best friend. I love to get to know you in the time we have before the appointment and it is my goal to make sure you leave our office completely satisfied and looking forward to your next visit.
Joanne, Treatment Co-ordinator
I have been in the dental field for 27 years. I hold my Certification in Level II Dental Assisting and Reception. I have also had the privilege of being a College Instructor for the Dental Assisting program at Everest College. As your Treatment Co-ordinator, it is my job to help plan and guide you through any needed treatment so that we are providing the absolute best treatment and care possible for you and your loved ones. My experience in dentistry makes me a well of information and I gladly welcome any questions you may have. Born and raised in Ottawa, I have never felt the need to leave our beautiful city. In my spare time, I love to cook, be outdoors and spend time with family.
I am available to help you in any way I can, please don’t hesitate to ask.
Kayla, Treatment Co-ordinator
(On Maternity Leave)
Kayla has been a part of our team since July of 2016, and has been working in the dental field as an Administrative Assistant and Office Manager since 2009. Kayla’s fear of the dentist as a child is what drove her in to the dental field, in hopes to help alleviate the stress she once felt for anyone else who may struggle with the same fears. She has a great love of people, and is always willing to help with any questions or concerns that you may have. In her spare time Kayla enjoys baking, reading, and spending time with her husband and animals.
I had worked in the medical field as a coordinator/administrator for about 3years and wanted to try learning about different health care aspects so I took a shot in the dental field. Why I chose reception was because I love being the frist contact between patient and business. First impressions are very important and I hope to provide a polite and patient experience for all. In my spear time I love spending time with my family and baking.
As a newer resident to the Ottawa area, I am thrilled to be part of this dynamic team. A Cambrian College graduate of Dental Hygiene with 25 years of dental experience, I offer gentle clinical skills, soft tissue management knowledge, and answer any questions you may have regarding different procedures we perform here. My goal is to maintain or improve your oral health and keep you smiling through life. Come for a visit to a state of the art practice.
I was born and raised in Pembroke, ON, graduated Dental Assisting in 2012 from La cite collegiale. Continued into Dental Hygiene and graduated in 2016. I am one of the newest member of the team and absolutely love the office and the people. I enjoy playing lots of sports/outdoor activities and spending time with my family/friends.
Melanie was born and raised in Newfoundland. She completed Level 2 Dental Assisting in 1998 from College of the North Atlantic. She practiced in Nova Scotia and Newfoundland, enjoying the dental field she decided to expand her duties. In 2003, she graduated from Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia.
After graduation, she worked in Nova Scotia for 1 year. In 2004, an adventure started with her soon-to-be Husband to Petawawa, Ontario, 2006 to Goose Bay Labrador, 2008 Ville de Quebec, Quebec, 2009 Fort Hood Texas, 2011 to Gagetown, New Brunswick.
Living in various places, has allowed her to practice dental hygiene in general private practice, some specializing in children, sedation, restorative, military, even a contract in Hall Beach, Nunavut. She currently works part time general practice in Fredericton.
Melanie loves to spend time exploring local areas where they live with her Husband, Joel, Son, Thomas- with a second on the way in December 2013. Enjoying time with extended family, various outdoor and fitness activities, reading, volunteering within local groups.
I grew up on a beautiful little island in the caribbean called Barbados.
It was there that I was an orthodontic assistant for three years. After becoming more familiar with different aspects in the dental field I found myself being drawn more to dental hygiene. I attended Oxford College in Toronto, and graduated in 2009. I returned to Barbados where I worked as a registered dental hygienist until July 2016,when I moved to Ottawa.
I am excited to be a part of the team, at Gateway Dentistry, and to work alongside talented and caring professionals. Even though I miss the warmth and island life, the friendly personalities from everyone in the office make up for it.
For me, it is important that you are comfortable, and I like to devote time to listen to your concerns and hope to address them so you can achieve realistic goals.
I recognize and understand each person as an individual, and I want us to work together to help you meet your own specific oral hygiene needs. I look forward to making your experience at Gateway Dentistry a pleasant one.
As a native of Ottawa, I am pleased to provide dental hygiene services in the community where I live. I graduated as a dental hygienist from Algonquin College in 2003 and have worked in general dentistry, for Health Canada and the Ministry of Health, and as a clinical instructor. I love being a part of Gateway Dentistry’s dynamic and cutting edge team providing quality services. It is my goal to keep you as comfortable as possible while we work together to achieve your oral health goals.
Yessie, CDA Level II
I graduated from Trillium College in 2013 as a certified Dental Assistant. Since then , I have been a part of this wonderful team. I strive to make your visit as comfortable as possible. Please let me know what else I can do to make the visit even better ! I enjoy cooking, music and spending time with my family. I look forward to seeing you.
Bio coming soon.