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Sandy Hill Dental Near Ottawa University

Close to uOttawa Campus.

Our dentist's office is located 2 blocks from the University of Ottawa! Map & Directions >>

Flexible Payment Options, Ottawa Dentist

Extended hours for your busy schedule.

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Fillings, Sandy Hill Dental, Ottawa Dentist

Fillings & Crowns

Fill cavities or repair broken and cracked teeth. Learn More >>

Wisdom Tooth Extraction, Ottawa University Dentist

Wisdom Teeth Extractions.

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Welcome to Sandy Hill Dental, Ottawa University

Welcome to Sandy Hill Dental Centre in Ottawa

Your Ottawa Dental Professionals

Sandy Hill Dental Centre, located at 222 Daly Street in Ottawa, has been serving the Sandy Hill community for over 30 years. Our team of dental hygienists and dental assistants can work with our dentist, Dr. Catherine Major, to guide you through each appointment.

Our team offers various dental services ranging from fillings for cavities, to dental crowns, to even Invisalign®.

The Sandy Hill Dental Centre office is close to the University of Ottawa, meaning we serve many uOttawa students. We also offer bilingual services to accommodate our patients. We strive to create a relaxed atmosphere, with the goal of making you feel more like you are visiting a friend's home rather than a dental office!

If you live in Ottawa, ByWard Market, or Lowertown, or are a University of Ottawa student, contact us today.

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Meet Our Ottawa Dentists

Aiming for a healthier smile? Our team of dental professionals are here to help.

Our Dentists
  • Dr. Catherine Major, DDS

    General Dentist

    Dr. Catherine Major completed her Doctor of Dental Surgery at the University of Western Ontario.

    After practising in Stratford, Ontario, Dr. Major moved to Ottawa, her husband’s childhood home.

    Dr. Major has volunteered in Zimbabwe, Laos and Sri Lanka where she needed both compassion and patience to guide many patients through their first dental experience.

    Her highest priority is building a relationship of mutual respect and trust with her patients through open communication.

    Dr. Major tries to listen to the concerns of her patients and explains and discusses the available options so that patients can choose the one that best addresses their needs and budget.

    Dr. Major’s goal is to provide the highest level of professional care while making her patients feel comfortable with her friendly and relaxed approach.

    The Sandy Hill Dental Centre team, along with Dr. Catherine Major, will do what we can to try and make your visit an enjoyable experience.

  • Dr. Yusum Ahmed, DDS

    General Dentist

    Dr. Ahmed is a highly qualified professional who obtained his Honours B.Sc. in biochemistry from the University of Ottawa and earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Toronto. With extensive experience in all areas of dentistry, he is particularly passionate about oral surgery.

    Dr. Ahmed provides compassionate care to his patients and is committed to staying up to date with the latest developments in the field of dentistry. Beyond his professional endeavors, he enjoys spending time with his friends and family, playing pool, and reading.


Sandy Hill Dental Centre is located near the University of Ottawa.

Frequently Asked Questions

Aiming for a straighter, whiter smile? Our team of dental professionals are here to help.

  • Do you accept emergency patients?

    We understand that dental emergencies can happen unexpectedly. Our team will attempt to accommodate you as soon as we can.

  • How do I prepare for my first appointment?

    For your first appointment, here’s how you and your family can prepare:

    • Have your identification and insurance cards ready.
    • If applicable, fill out any digital intake forms you may have received.
    • Bring a list of any medications you are taking.
    • If possible, bring copies of previous dental records and X-rays.
    • Plan to arrive about 10-15 minutes early to complete any last-minute paperwork.
    • Note any questions or concerns about your oral health to discuss with the dentist.
    Following these steps can help ensure a smooth and efficient first visit, allowing you to focus on discussing your dental health with your new dentist.

  • What languages do your staff speak?

    The dentists and team at Sandy Hill Dental Centre in Ottawa speak English and French to serve our diverse community better. Our team strives to provide clear communication and comfortable dental experiences for all our patients. If you need help in a specific language, let us know! We'll check if we have someone at the clinic who can speak with you in your language.

  • Do you offer financing options?

    Understanding that dental care is a key part of overall health, for certain treatments financing options may be available. Our team at Sandy Hill Dental Centre is happy to discuss your options and help you plan your treatment. We aim to make dental care manageable and affordable for everyone in our community.

  • Are you accepting new patients?

    Absolutely! We are always happy to welcome new patients into our dental family. Whether you’re seeking routine care, have a specific dental issue, or are interested in cosmetic procedures, we’re here to provide personalized dental care. Please contact our clinic to schedule your first appointment. We look forward to meeting you and helping you achieve your best smile!

  • Do you provide dental services for children?

    At Sandy Hill Dental Centre in Ottawa, we’re proud to offer comprehensive dental care for children. Our team is experienced in working with young patients and is committed to making their dental visits as enjoyable and stress-free as possible. We provide various dental services to support your child's oral health journey.

  • What services do you offer?

    At Sandy Hill Dental Centre, our team is committed to providing personalized dental care for the entire family. We offer a broad range of services to maintain and improve oral health, including children's dentistry, teeth whitening, veneers, emergency dentistry, teeth extractions, and more. We strive to create a comfortable, welcoming environment where your comfort and dental wellness are our top priority.

Featured Services

Sandy Hill Dental Centre offers a range of dentistry services for children, adults, and seniors.

General Dentistry

General Dentistry

We provide our patients with fillings for cavities, or crowns for broken or cracked teeth that need to be fixed.

Cosmetic Dental Services, Ottawa Dentist

Cosmetic Services

Sandy Hill Dental offers cosmetic services including teeth whitening, veneers and implants.

Invisalign®, Sandy Hill Dental Centre, Ottawa

Invisalign®

We offer Invisalign® services for patients looking for orthodontic solutions for their smiles.


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