Trusted Family Dentistry
River Dental at the Corners on Main is proud to be a new addition to the beautiful community of Old Ottawa East.
We are proud to be a fully bilingual dental clinic, offering a full range of dentistry services in both French and English. With over 20 years experience we take pride in our patient-centred approach, always taking the time to explain and demonstrate what work needs to be completed so our patients are comfortable and confident in their oral health decisions. Our dentists understand how important it is that you feel listened to, and together we plan and work with you to make you feel and look your best. Our staff are always cheerful, compassionate, and know all our patients by first name – because you’re not just a patient, you’re part of our growing dental family! We welcome every member of the family, so please contact us to arrange a consultation.
Standing members of the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario, Ottawa Dental Society, American Board Certified (Dr Audet), and members of the International Association for Orthodontics.
Dr. Cynthia Simon
Dr. Simon drew inspiration from her own dentist in Sudbury, Ontario when she decided to pursue a career in dentistry. She began her journey of lifelong learning by obtaining her B.Sc.(honours) at Laurentian University, before studying dentistry at l’Université de Montréal. She graduated with her D.M.D. (Doctorate of Dental Medicine) in 1997 & has been practicing in Kanata at Hazeldean Family Dental Centre ever since.
She enjoys all aspects of general, preventive & cosmetic dentistry, & attends a wide variety of continuing education courses on a regular basis. Of particular interest to her, is how breathing disorders in children can negatively impact growth & development of the jaws & lead to crooked teeth. She began taking courses on the subject in 2007 and is pleased to be able to offer early orthodontics to her young patients & Invisalign to her teen & adult patients.
Dr. Simon feels privileged to become part of the amazing community of Old Ottawa East and is very much looking forward to getting to know its residents, to help them achieve healthy, beautiful smiles.
Dr. Jacynthe Desjardins
Dr. Jacynthe Desjardins obtained her Doctorate of Dental Medicine from McGill University in 2017 where she received the Award for Professionalism from the Académie dentaire du Québec in recognition of her outstanding dedication, compassion and respect for others. She subsequently completed a multidisciplinary residency program affiliated with the Université de Montréal. Through extensive clinical work in the Departments of Dentistry at the CHUM and Sainte-Justine Hospital, as well as the university’s dental clinic, she gained valuable experience treating patients with medically complex conditions. Dr. Desjardins also holds a Master of Science in Microbiology from Université Laval as well as a Bachelor of Science specializing in Biomedical Science and a Bachelor of Education from Laurentian University.
Further, Dr. Desjardins remains invested with her alma mater, McGill University, as a volunteer clinical instructor for the Outreach Mobile Dental Clinic. She has privileges to practice in dental oncology and assist with maxillofacial surgeries at the CISSS of Outaouais hospitals.
An avid learner, Dr. Desjardins is always searching for new academic growth opportunities to deliver the highest-quality care to her patients.
Meet our team
Talin graduated from the Western Quebec Career Centre, Secretarial Course in 2011. She brings over 9 years of experience in administration. She speaks four languages and is now improving her French. She is a mother of two grown boys. Her smile and welcoming attitude is a great asset to the clinic.
Michele brings over 25 years experience in the dental field, having graduated as a Dental Hygienist in 1990. She’s fluent in English and French and is thrilled to be able to live and work in this great community of Old Ottawa East. Now that her two sons are flying on their own, she keeps busy enjoying the outdoors with her dog Brooklyn.
Marie-Soleil has over 8 years experience as a Dental Assistant and recently graduated with distinction from La Cité Collégiale’s Dental Hygiene program. Originally from Gatineau, Marie-Soleil is passionate about working in dentistry and in providing the best possible service to her clients. In her spare time, she enjoys music, singing, watching movies and workouts at the gym.
Pratima is a Dental Assistant Level 2 who trained as a Dental Surgeon abroad. She is well experienced in all aspects of dental assisting, including oral surgery, implants and orthodondics. Pratima earned a wealth of experience over 20 years working in dental clinics in Calgary, Edmonton, Sarnia, Toronto, Ottawa and abroad. A lovely mother of two beautiful daughters, she loves cooking and gardening and is a great addition to River Dental.