Meet the Dentists of Apple's Portobello Dental Clinic
Dr. Amir Mirzaei
He started his undergraduate science degree at Concordia University in Montréal in 1987. A year later, having developed the passion for Human Anatomy and cell biology, he was admitted to the only undergraduate degree in Human Anatomy offered across Canada at McGill University. Besides all of the important anatomical courses such as Histology, Neuroanatomy, Physiology, Immunology and Microbiology, he developed a big interest in Head and Neck Anatomy. The passion for becoming a Dental Surgeon was more realistic now. While growing up, he had enjoyed doing fine woodwork and making art work such as necklaces, earrings, hairclips, penholders and jewelry boxes. “With the love for science and dentistry and being so dexterous as well as my passion towards helping people, it was just a natural choice for me to become a dentist,” says Amir.
After graduating in 1994, Dr. Mirzaei moved to Niagara Falls, Ontario as an Associate Doctor. In 1995, Dr. Mirzaei founded Apple’s Elmvale Dental Clinic. Over the past few years he has attended hundreds of hours of post graduate courses in different fields of dentistry, especially in esthetic dentistry. To do his share of teaching, he has been a part-time clinical instructor at La Cite Collegiale in Ottawa for the past few years. He is an international educator, traveling to underdeveloped countries and assisting the local dental clinics on a volunteer basis.
Life enrichment is about maintaining perfect physical, mental and social well-being in a balanced way to give us a sense of fulfillment and a stage of ever happiness. These words are the crux of Dr. Mirzaei’s philosophy about dentistry that is rooted in preventative care based on careful comprehensive dental examination and diagnosis. Dr. Mirzaei has been helping his patients achieve the healthiest and most beautiful smiles possible by combining his artistry and experience with the latest technological innovations.
It is no wonder that patients travel from all over to see Dr. Mirzaei. He listens very patiently to his patient’s concerns and offers them with different cosmetic and smile enhancement options including esthetic bonding, porcelain veneers, natural looking crowns and bridges as well as dental implants.
- Canadian Dental Association
- Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario
- Ontario Dental Association
- Ottawa Dental Society
- American Academy of Group Dental Practice
- Mountain Climbing
To climb Mount Kilimanjaro and to climb up to the base camp of Mount Everest.
- Dominican Republic
Dr. Isabelle Brosseau
Dr. Brosseau has been working at the Apple’s Portobello Dental Clinic since 2001. Previously, she graduated from l’Université de Montréal in 1996, and completed a one year residency in a multidisciplinary program at the CHUM (Centre Hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal) in 1997. She subsequently obtained a Master’s Degree in Health Administration at the same university in 1999.
From 1997 until 2001, Dr. Brosseau worked in a private practice on the south shore of Montreal and taught Denturology and Lab Techniques at Cegep Édouard Montpetit. She was on the board of directors of the Montreal Dental Society Committee from 1997 until 2001 and a member of the ACDQ (Association des Chirurgiens Dentistes du Québec) from 1997 until 2002. Dr. Brosseau enjoys all aspects of dentistry and since relocating to Ottawa she is not only working at the Portobello Dental Clinic but also taught dental hygiene students at La cité collegiale from 2001-2007, and, she is a committee member of the Ontario Dental Association.
Dr. Brosseau offer services in both French and English.
Dr. Aaron Bottner
Dr. Aaron Bottner received his dental (DDS) degree from the University of Western Ontario. After working for nearly four years as a general dentist in his hometown of London, Ontario, he then completed his orthodontic training at the University of Toronto, where he received both his Specialty Certificate and Master of Science degree. He is an active member of the Canadian Association of Orthodontists, the Ontario Association of Orthodontists, and the Ottawa Orthodontic Study Club, as well as a fellow of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada. Dr. Bottner enjoys utilizing the latest technologies available in treating his patients and has a special interest in clear aligner treatment using Invisalign. Dr. Bottner comes from a family of dentists. His father and brother both practice general dentistry together in London, Ontario, and his sister is continuing her studies to become a paediatric dentist at the University of Toronto. In addition to practicing orthodontics, Dr. Bottner likes to keep active through playing a variety of sports including basketball, cycling, skiing, and golf (although his game could use some work). He is also passionate about food and music, and plays both piano and guitar.
Dr. Hussam Ashkar
|Monday||10:00am - 8:00pm|
|Tuesday||8:00am - 5:00pm|
|Wednesday||9:00am - 8:00pm|
|Thursday||8:00am - 8:00pm|
|Friday||8:00am - 5:00pm|
|Saturday||9:00am - 2:00pm (once per month)|