Dr. Mandana Nikoui

Dr. Mandana Nikoui received her Doctorate of Dental Surgery in 1992 from the University of Nice-Sophia Antipolis, in France. Upon graduation, she was admitted to the Pediatric Dentistry program at the University of Montreal and successfully completed a two year residency program at Ste-Justine Hospital for Children in 1995.

While practicing in Toronto, Dr. Nikoui continued her studies and research and obtained a Master of Science degree in the field of dental traumatology from University of Toronto in affiliation with the Hospital for Sick Children. Shortly after, Dr. Nikoui moved to Ottawa with her family where she opened her practice dedicated to “kids and teens”.
Since 2000, Dr. Nikoui has been staff pediatric dentist at the Children’s Hospital for Eastern Ontario. She is also a fellow of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada and an active member of the American and Canadian Academy of Pediatric dentistry, Canadian Dental Association and the Ontario Dental Association. She continues to attend numerous continuing education seminars each year to keep her in the forefront of Pediatric Dentistry. In her spare time, Dr. Nikoui loves to paint, play the piano and bake. She is also a true cat lover!

“I truly love working with children and providing them with the best dental care! I always wanted to become a specialist for children. Each child is unique and very special. My vision was always to create a welcoming and entertaining environment for both kids and teens alike to give them the sense of joy and comfort for a long lasting and positive experience. I have a team that shares the same vision and is compassionate about children and their healthy smile. I value your trust and the privilege to treat your children with the goal to keep them cavity free leading to a lifelong of good oral health”.

Dr. Christine Corbeil

Dr. Christine Corbeil obtained her Doctorate of Dental Medicine at l’ Université de Montréal in 1997. She completed a two-year Specialty in Pediatric Dentistry and residency program with Ste-Justine’s Hospital for Children in 1999.

Dr. Corbeil practiced her specialty at two private dentistry clinics in her hometown of Montréal before moving to Ottawa and joining Kids and Teens Dentistry. Dr. Corbeil has also practiced at the Centre Hospitalier de la Vallée des Outaouais (now the CSSS Gatineau) and at CHEO (Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario) where she remains on staff.

She is a Fellow of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada, and has been an Examiner for the pediatric specialty since 2000. She has assumed many leadership roles including Chief Examiner for Pediatric Dentistry and Examiner-In-Chief, representing all recognized Canadian dental specialties. She is a member of the American and Canadian Academies of Pediatric Dentistry, the Ottawa and Outaouais Dental Societies, and other dental associations, actively pursuing continuing education to provide her patients with the best treatments and outcomes available.

She has been invited to speak in various capacities to improve the level of care being offered by other dentists in the region. On a personal note, Dr Corbeil enjoys hiking, stand-up paddling, and spending time outdoors as well as travelling with her two sons.

I always used to love visiting my pediatric dentist as a child. At the age of 10, I announced to my parents that I would become a pediatric dentist; I appreciate the support and encouragement they have shown me throughout my journey. I have always loved working with kids. In my mid-teens, I enjoyed working with children as a track and field coach and as camp counselor. Once in university, a summer internship at the dental department of a pediatric hospital confirmed that my childhood dream was meant to be. I met Dr Nikoui in 2003 while practicing in Montreal when she shared her vision for her future dental practice. I decided to join her new clinic so I have been blessed to work with a wonderful team ever since.

Dr. Aimee Castro

Dr. Aimee Castro was born and raised in Montreal. She is fluent in English and French. Her love for Pediatrics stemmed from growing up in a big family surrounded by children, and from caring for close relatives with special needs, including her mother.

Dr. Castro earned her Doctor of Dental Medicine from McGill University (2010). She then completed a residency program at the BC Children’s Hospital (2011), which ignited her passion for caring for medically compromised and special needs children. She subsequently completed a three year Pediatric Dentistry specialty program at the University of Toronto while obtaining her Master of Science and Diploma in Pediatric Dentistry (2014). Prior to moving to Ottawa, Dr. Castro worked in Calgary as an Associate in a private clinic and as a part-time Staff dentist at the Alberta Children’s Hospital.

Dr. Castro values lifelong learning and is committed to the dental profession. She is a Fellow of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada, a member of the American and Canadian Academies of Pediatric Dentistry, as well as the Ontario and Canadian Dental Associations. She is also a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and was the past President of the Alberta Academy of Pediatric Dentistry.

Outside of the office, Dr. Castro enjoys yoga, pilates, reading, traveling, and anything related to food! She especially loves spending time with her family, including her son, daughter, and husband.

Children are my passion. Working with children and raising my own uplifts me. My goal is to develop a long-lasting relationship of trust with children and families. I value quality dentistry and the important impact of good oral health on overall health. I think every interaction with children plays a key role in shaping their future, and I am privileged to be able to have these interactions.

Dr Liu

Dr. Shuang Liu is a newcomer to the Ottawa region, after growing up in Montreal, Quebec and extended stints working in Brooklyn, New York and St. John’s, Newfoundland. She received her Doctor of Dental Medicine from McGill University in 2012 and went on to complete a general practice residency at the Montreal Children’s Hospital. 

After working in Indigenous communities in Northern Quebec, Dr. Liu went on to complete her specialty residency in Pediatric Dentistry in Brooklyn. After several years working in private practice in beautiful St. John’s, Dr. Liu and her husband figured it was time to move back closer to their families on the mainland and decided Ottawa was the perfect place to call home. 

Dr. Liu is a member of the Ontario and Canadian Dental Associations as well as a fellow of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada, and a diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. 

Aside from taking care of the oral health of children, Dr. Liu is passionate about travel, her two pet dogs, the performing arts, and trying out all kinds of new cuisines.

“It’s an absolute privilege to get to care for and support children in their healthcare needs. And while I hope that my demeanour and my work will have a positive impact on every kid who comes to see me—not only on the day of their visit, but also in their lives overall—thanks to all the things they’ve taught me through the years, I know my patients have truly had the biggest impact on me.”

Dr. Mahta Hazaveh

Dr. Mahta Hazaveh grew up in Sweden and is fluent in English, Farsi, Swedish and Spanish. She graduated in dentistry from the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm in 2014 and then went on to complete a Master of Science degree in Dental Sciences from McGill University, Montreal, in 2017. She practiced dentistry in the public setting in Sweden for a few years before moving to the United States, where she completed her residency in pediatric dentistry at Rutgers University in 2021. She received the annual New Jersey Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (NJAPD) resident recognition award for her exemplary services as a pediatric dental resident at the Rutgers School of Dental Medicine. She is also a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and received the Richard C. Pugh Achievement Award for scoring in the top three percent of candidates on the written portion of the American board of Pediatric dentistry examination.

Outside of work, Dr. Hazaveh enjoys spending time outdoors, reading, and travelling with her husband. 

“As a pediatric dentist, I’m dedicated to creating a welcoming and joyful environment for children. With a passion for promoting good oral health from an early age, I strive to build trust and provide personalized care to every child I treat. I firmly believe that every interaction with a child has the potential to positively impact their future, and I am honored to play a role in promoting good oral health and overall well-being. I look forward to welcoming your child to our practice and helping them achieve a lifetime of healthy smiles.”