Meet our award-winning dental team

We know it can be difficult searching for a personal or family dentist. At our office we take pride in creating and maintaining beautiful and healthy smiles for our patients.

Who are we?

In the world of healthcare, where every smile has a story, our dental clinic stands as a source of compassionate care and unwavering commitment to oral health. Nestled within our community, we embrace a philosophy that prioritizes not only dental excellence but also the comfort and well-being of every patient who walks through our doors.

At the core of our practice is a dedication to comprehensive care. From the moment new patients step into our office, they embark on a journey of dental wellness that begins with a thorough examination. Our new patient exam, complete with state-of-the-art X-ray technology and detailed photographic documentation, allows us to understand each individual’s unique dental landscape, paving the way for personalized treatment plans tailored to their needs.

From routine fillings to intricate dental crown placements and transformative dental dentures, our range of services is designed to address diverse oral health needs. Whether it’s restoring functionality with implants, straightening smiles with Invisalign or braces, or delicately performing wisdom teeth extractions, our skilled team approaches each procedure with precision and expertise.

We understand that navigating dental care can be overwhelming, especially when it comes to insurance matters. That’s why we offer seamless insurance submission, alleviating the administrative burden for our patients and ensuring that their focus remains on their dental health

But beyond the technicalities of dentistry lies the beating heart of our practice: our compassionate team of professionals. From our kind-hearted dentists to our gentle hygienists, every member of our staff is dedicated to creating a warm and welcoming environment where patients feel valued and cared for.

In times of dental emergencies, we stand as steadfast allies, ready to provide prompt assistance and alleviate discomfort without unnecessary waiting times. Whether it’s a sudden toothache or a broken crown, our doors are always open to offer relief and reassurance.

As a family dentist, we cherish the opportunity to care for patients of all ages, including the littlest members of our community. We understand the unique needs of children and strive to create positive dental experiences that lay the foundation for a lifetime of oral health.

But our commitment to excellence extends beyond clinical proficiency. We believe in fostering meaningful connections with our patients, taking the time to listen, educate, and empower them to take charge of their oral health journey.

Because a radiant smile knows no bounds, we offer professional whitening services that illuminate smiles and boost confidence, leaving our patients ready to conquer the world with their brightest grin.

In our dental clinic, excellence is not just a goal; it’s a way of life. With a caring touch and a relentless dedication to superior care, we invite you to experience the difference that compassionate dentistry can make.

Together, let’s embark on a journey towards healthier smiles and happier lives.

Dr. Nisrine Haidar

Dr Haidar graduated from the University of Manitoba – Faculty of Dentistry, in 2008. To keep providing the best treatments to her patients, Dr Haidar is always attending courses and seminars to improve her skills. She also educated herself on new technologies available in the dental field.

Dr Haidar enjoys working with all ages and providing the best possible dental results. She is our Invisalign specialist and is a Gold Plus certified provider for the Ottawa area.

Dr. Khalil Samhat

Dr Samhat graduated from the University of Manitoba – Faculty of Dentistry in 2005. Since then, he hasn’t stopped improving his knowledge, through courses and conferences periodically.

Dr Samhat has a passion for complex cases; offering treatments such as fillings, root canals, implants, prosthetics, gum surgery, and aesthetics treatments. He believes that dental rehabilitation is rewarding because it covers all aspects of dentistry and allows him to have a major positive impact on the lives of his patients.

Outside the office, Dr. Samhat loves spending time with his family, Dr. Nisrine, and their four children, Yasmeen, Dalia, Youssef, and Ali.


Janice graduated dental hygiene at College Boreal in 2002, and returned to complete her specialty in restoration in 2008 at Algonquin College. She then moved and expanded her career into perio, and restorative focused practice in Whitehorse, Yukon. Thirteen years later she is very happy to return to the Ottawa area. Her focus is client based trough continual care.

In her spare time Janice also enjoys fitness, sports and spending time with her children.


Tatiana began her dental education in 2018, receiving her Level 2 Dental Assistant Diploma. She continued to pursue her passion for dentistry by completing the dental hygiene program. She joined the incredible team at Anata in 2023. Furthermore, she has a passion for people, and it shines through her excellent client care and treatment. She is dedicated to providing quality care gently and comfortably.

Outside of her career, Tatiana loves spending time with her family and friends, cooking, swimming, and doing yoga.


My name is Emily, I’m a dental assistant here at Anata Dental. Dr. Samhat and Dr. Haidar helped me find my passion for dentistry early on when I did my co-op period in high school with them. I absolutely loved it. I have been a dental assistant here for around 6 years. We all work as team to make the office as peaceful and comfortable as possible for our patients. We are a family & we treat our patients as part of our family.


Anissi has been a dental assistant for Dr. Samhat and Dr. Haider since 2016. She speaks both Spanish and English. She loves her career and tries to make all our patients feel comfortable and at ease. In her spare time, she loves to be with her family and friends.