Meet The Team

  • Dr. Irina Smirnova

    Dr.Irina Smirnova lives in the Barrhaven community with her husband and two daughters. She has been part of the community for over 10 years. Dr.Irina was born in Siberia Russia and immigrated to the United States in 1999 where she attended New York University Dental School. After graduating in 2007, she completed a residency program…

    Dr.Irina Smirnova lives in the Barrhaven community with her husband and two daughters. She has been part of the community for over 10 years. Dr.Irina was born in Siberia Russia and immigrated to the United States in 1999 where she attended New York University Dental School.
    After graduating in 2007, she completed a residency program at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York. She moved with her family to Ottawa and enjoys everything Ottawa has to offer. Ottawa has the perfect balance of city life and suburbia.
    One of her long-time hobbies is figure skating, which she began when she was five years old. Ottawa, having the longest skating rink in the world, is yet another reason why she loves this city.

    When it comes to practicing dentistry, she loves working with patients of all ages, especially children. One thing you will hear Dr.Irina say is: “I love to put a smile on my patients’ faces and I want my patients to feel satisfied with my work. I take pride in making my patients happy with their new smiles.”
    “I look forward to meeting new patients as well as their families. I think that it is important for my work to get to know the families of whom I treat. My passion for dentistry drives me to give my patients the very best care”. Dr. Irina says “I always believe in giving back to the community and I want to take excellent care of the smiles in Barrhaven.”

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  • Dr. Philip Mwimanzi

    Dr. Philip Mwimanzi is a graduate of Dalhousie Dentistry, comes with vast multicultural and dental experience having lived and worked in 3 continents. Dr. Mwimanzi is a member of the Canadian Dental Association, Ontario Dental Association, and Ottawa Dental Association. Dr. Mwimanzi believes in patient-centered dentistry, with communication and establishing connections with patients as key…

    Dr. Philip Mwimanzi is a graduate of Dalhousie Dentistry, comes with vast multicultural and dental experience having lived and worked in 3 continents. Dr. Mwimanzi is a member of the Canadian Dental

    Association, Ontario Dental Association, and Ottawa Dental Association. Dr. Mwimanzi believes in patient-centered dentistry, with communication and establishing connections with patients as key to arriving at the best treatment goals through the provision of the highest quality standard of care and clinical skills and thus Continuing Dental Education is an integral part of his practice. Dr. Mwimanzi speaks fluent English, Swahili and understands Japanese.

    When he is not practicing dentistry Dr. Mwimanzi enjoys spending time playing soccer with his two boys. He is an avid Manchester United fan, he also enjoys hiking, playing basketball and cycling

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  • Amanda Hope
    Dental Assistant

    Born and raised in the Ottawa area. Amanda is a 2006 graduate from CDI College Dental Assistant program. She loves the health care profession. Her first passion was being a chef that she left to pursue a different path in the dental field.  Amanda now enjoys cooking and baking at home for her family, spending…

    Born and raised in the Ottawa area. Amanda is a 2006 graduate from CDI College Dental Assistant program. She loves the health care profession. Her first passion was being a chef that she left to pursue a different path in the dental field.  Amanda now enjoys cooking and baking at home for her family, spending her free time with her 3 young children and painting.

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  • Kimberly Pedlar
    Dental Hygienist

    Kimberly Pedlar

    Kimberly grew up in Kingston, Ontario, moving to Ottawa to attend Algonquin College for Dental Hygiene. She graduated in 2014 and has enjoyed laying roots in Ottawa with her husband. Kim’s passions for oral health and hygiene persist in her love to help people achieve their best smiles. She enjoys spending time with her growing family and dog when she’s not in the office.

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  • Angelina De Grazia
    Dental Assistant

    Angelina De Grazia

    Born and raised in Ottawa, Angelina is a 2017 graduate from Algonquin College Dental Assistant program. She loves working with children and putting a smile on there face. She also enjoys assisting the doctors with there many dental procedures. Angelina had an interest in the dental field since she was 14 years old when she got braces and was at the dental office on a regular basis. When Angelina was in high school she completed grade 11 and 12 co-ops at a dental office. In her free time, she loves going on long nighttime drives with her friends and brothers and getting ice coffee. She likes going out for nice dinners, going to concerts, and shopping.

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  • Alessandra Rocha
    Dental Assistant

    Alessandra Rocha

    Alessandra has been with our office as a Certified Level II Assistant since 2016. She began working full-time learning everything she could about sterilization, lab process and has worked her way up to be an experienced registered assistant. She works with all the doctors here and holds a big role in our office.

    She graduated from the Algonquin College Dental Assisting program in 2015 and is now going to be continuing her education as a Dental Hygienist this upcoming year at the Canadian National Institution of Health.

    Alessandra lives in Kanata and keeps busy by spoiling her two pups, Papi and Mia, and spending time being active at the gym, playing sports and hanging out with friends.

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  • Melissa O’Neil
    Admin-Receptionist

    Melissa O’Neil

    Melissa graduated from Career Canada College from Dental Assisting in 1998 and brings her vast knowledge of dentistry to the front desk in order to better assist our patients with their variety of questions. With her many years of experience in the operatories and reception, Melissa brings a calmness and confidence to our office atmosphere and is a significant team member. Melissa enjoys being busy raising her three active children in the country, along with her dog. When the hectic days dwindle she enjoys a glass of cabernet.

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