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. 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. Winnie Cao

Dr. Winnie Cao obtained her dental degree with honours from the esteemed Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry at the University of Western Ontario in 2010. She has been practicing in Ottawa since graduation and truly enjoys educating and treating patients of all ages. Her enthusiasm and love for dentistry combined with her compassion and care for patients allows her to provide treatments of the utmost quality. Dr. Cao regularly attends seminars and courses to allow her to practice with the most advanced technologies and materials. She is certified in Invisalign and minimal sedation and is fluent in Mandarin Chinese. During her free time she enjoys reading, practicing yoga, and spending time with her husband, daughter and their little dog, Maddie.


Kayla, Treatment Co-ordinator

Kayla has been working in the dental field as an Administrative Assistant and Office Manager for over 10 years, becoming a part of our team in 2016. After her maternity leave, she returned to our clinic part time as our Financial Coordinator. Kayla excels in dealing with insurance claims and getting the most out of your benefits, and explaining complicated financials.  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 and be a sympathetic ear. In her spare time, Kayla enjoys reading, baking, and spending time with her twin daughters, husband, and animals. Kayla is the financial coordinator at all three offices, and can be contacted directly at gwdepays@gmail.com.


Rebecca, RDH

(vacation coverage and saturdays!)

Rebecca, RDH

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.


Vanessa, RDH

Rebecca, RDH

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.


Amber, RDH

I was born and raised in Kitchener, Ontario. I moved to Ottawa seeking a career in healthcare, since I knew that what I wanted to do most in my future career, was to help people achieve optimal health. Dental hygiene stood out as a career path that I wanted to take since I would be able to not only build relationships with such a diverse community, but also help them achieve optimal oral health. I joined Gateway Dentistry in 2018 and I am very passionate in what I do and love to educate my patients. Coming from a family that has always struggled with oral health, I am proud to be able to advocate for dental health in and out of the office and make a difference.


Jamie, RDH

Jamie is a Registered dental hygienist with a passion for microbiology and oral health promotion. Jamie was born and grew up in Kanata, and spent time working in Jasper National park. Jamie has worked in the hospitality industry and attended Algonquin College for an advanced diploma of Dental Hygiene here in Ottawa. In her spare time she might be found at a local hockey rink with her son Luka, or at the dog park with her dog Walley. In the summer Jamie loves to camp in Algonquin Park. Jamie enjoys meeting new patients, and collaborating as an oral health prevention specialist. It is Jamie’s philosophy that each patient has unique needs, and will happily modify her technique while upholding best practices set out by the College of Dental hygienists of Ontario.


Marilu, CDA Level II


 Indra Bhattari, CDA Level II

I have recently joined Gateway Dentistry as a Dental Assistant. I got into dentistry because of my passion to spread awareness about oral hygiene and its important in overall health. My goal is to help every patient keep their teeth healthy and strong. My favorite part about dentistry is educating my patients and seeing the results. Outside of the dental office is I like to write poetry. I love cooking and experimenting with different flavors of food. I have a strong presence in my community and have organized multiple events such as picnics and programs for the neighborhood.


Farida Ghazaal, Floater

I am currently a full time student at the University of Ottawa studying Health Sciences. I am trilingual in English, French and Arabic. While in high school, I completed my co-op placement at Gateway and have been working here ever since! I have this amazing team here at Gateway Dentistry to thank for my love and passion for healthcare, as well as my plans on continuing on this path in the future.

Helping everyone around the clinic such as dentists, assistants, hygienists and admin staff has really given me great insight into many aspects of the dental field. Due to my experience in the clinic, you can ask me just about anything and I will most definitely help you out, or direct you to the right person! My goal is to always ensure that all patients are 100% satisfied with their visit!