Let Us Introduce Ourselves

The team at Dr. Raouf Alshahwany Dental Clinic is proud to provide you with expert consultation and treatment.

Dr. Raouf Alshahwany, BDS, DDS

Dr. Alshahwany obtained his Bachelor of Dental Surgery degree "B.D.S" from the University of Baghdad College of Dentistry in 1996. He has extensive experience in dentistry through practicing in multiple countries. In 2002, he received the American National Board Dental Examinations certificate while working in California. Dr. Alshahwany went on to persue his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Western Ontario and has been practicing in Ottawa since 2010. He attends continuing education courses on a regular basis to keep up to date with the latest methods and materials in dentistry.



Gail Parker


Gail is a mother, a grandmother and a caring spouse of forty-plus years! Her career years began working with the RBC, followed by an accounting/MTO firm, and the last 30 years have been in the field of dentistry making everyone proud of their pearly whites!

Gail's outside interests are her church, and her community- she has spent twelve years in municipal politics as a counselor in the Township of North Dundas. She always tries to offer a helping hand and remind people to keep smiling--life is precious!



Paula O'Riordan, CDA II

Paula got her introduction into the dental profession at the age of 13 when she was hired by a dentist in her home town where she worked during the summer from grade 9 to grade 13. Paula was then accepted to Algonquin College and graduated in 1985.

In 1998 Paula returned to Algonquin College and graduated with honours from the Preventive Dental Assisting Program and went on to recieve a Level II Diploma. Paula belongs to the Dental Assisting Association and the Ontario Dental Association. Her interests include the area of Geriatric

Dentistry as well as cooking, knitting and shopping for antiques.

Amy Giroux, RDH


Amy graduated with honours from Algonquin College as a Registered Dental Hygienist in 2001.  She returned to Algonquin in 2010 to work part time as a Clinical Dental Hygiene instructor. Amy joined our team part time in January 2013 and quickly gained full time employment. When not at work Amy is a busy mom of a little boy.