Meet our team of qualified dentists and oral surgeons who are proud to call Capital Dental Centre their workplace:
Dr. Amar Kuruganti BHSc, MSc, DDS
Dr. Amar Kuruganti grew up in the lovely small city of Brockville, Ontario. He began his journey towards becoming a dentist at the University of Guelph where he graduated with his Honors Bachelor of Science in Human Kinetics and a Master of Science in Human Biology and Nutritional Science. Deciding to further develop his social science background, he then went on to complete an Honors Bachelor of Health Sciences degree from the University of Ottawa and graduated with highest honors (Summa Cum Laude).
Dr. Kuruganti then moved to London, Ontario where he completed his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Western University. Upon graduation, he was awarded the prestigious Canadian Dental Association’s Student Leadership Award for demonstrating outstanding leadership, scholarship, character and humanity and the Dr. John McLister Service Award for demonstrating exceptional leadership and service to the profession of dentistry. Throughout his undergraduate, graduate and dental school career Dr. Kuruganti was a prominent student leader who was involved in a vast array of volunteer and extracurricular activities.
He is a member of the Canadian Dental Society, Ontario Dental Association, Ottawa Dental Society and the Academy of General Dentistry. When he isn’t practicing dentistry, Dr. Kuruganti thoroughly enjoys travelling, live theatre, exercising, and spending time with his lovely fiancé, family and friends. He is also an avid reader who particularly enjoys books about history, ancient history, paleontology and the mystery fiction genre.
Dr. Mark McCullough BSc, DDS
Dr. Mark McCullough received his DDS from the University of Toronto, and his B.Sc from the University of Western Ontario. His lifelong passion has been dentistry; a goal he set at the young age of 12, and finally realized in 2002. Relocating to Ottawa from Peterborough in 2004, his main focus has become the implementation of all of the newest technologies as well as educating dentists nationally and internationally on these technologies.
Dr. McCullough is highly trained on Integrated Implantology. Using 3D cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) and combining it with intraoral scanning, allows Dr. McCullough to produce a 3D model of the patient. Now the dentistry and surgery he performs can be simulated first on a virtual model, resulting in definitive precision within fractions of millimeters. Another technology, CEREC (Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics), allows him to use CAD/CAM (Computer Aided Design/Computer Assisted Manufacturing) to design a tooth (crown or onlay), so that teeth can be restored in a single appointment, rather than multiple appointments.
Dr. McCullough has a continued passion for learning, both educating himself and educating other dentists. His more recent qualifications have been in IV sedation, microscope enhanced dentistry, digital dentistry, and integrated implantology. He is also trained to place full zirconia dental implants (Ceraroot) in addition to common titanium dental implants. Dr. McCullough has been teaching at Algonquin College since 2005 and sits on the college’s Dental Advisory Committee. He also lectures both nationally and internationally on dental technology and integrated implantology.
With his colleague and close friend of over 30 years, Dr. Winlow, they helped establish a program with CHEO (Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario) where they re-establish the oral health of cancer survivors in need of treatment. Dr. McCullough is an active member of the Ottawa Dental Society Council, established the Ottawa CEREC study club, co-founded Capital Dentistry and the Capital Dentistry study club, and beta tests materials and methods for many major dental companies in digital implant, restorative and sleep dentistry.
Dr. Vick Takvorian BA, DMD
Dr. Vicken Vincent Takvorian (fondly known as “Dr. Vick”) graduated with a BA in French Literature from Dalhousie University with Distinction, as well studied General Science at Concordia University. Dr. Vick earned his Dental Medicine Doctorate (DMD) from the University of Montreal in 2000, followed by two additional years of advanced studies in general dentistry in a Multidisciplinary residency program at Lutheran Medical Centre in New York City. Providing excellent dental care is of utmost importance to Dr. Vick. He regularly attends continuing education courses that allow him to stay current with the latest techniques as well enhance and broaden his knowledge and expertise. Dr. Vick is fluent in English, French, Armenian and Arabic. A Montreal native, Dr. Vick moved to the Ottawa area several years ago and likes to lead an active lifestyle including skiing, soccer and fitness training. Dr. Vick considers himself a “foodie” but he is the first to admit: he isn’t doing the cooking!
Jessica – Dental Hygienist
Jessica graduated from Algonquin College in 2005 as a Level II Dental Assistant. She spent two years working in general practice developing her knowledge and passion of the dental field. She returned to school to further her studies in dental hygiene, graduating in 2009 as a Registered Dental Hygienist. After spending a few years at Holland Cross Dental Centre and Palladium Dental, Jessica made the transition to full time at Capital Dental Centre. Jessica’s experience and extensive skill set enable her to provide comprehensive dental care. In her free time, she enjoys travelling and spending time with family and friends.
Fadia – Dental Hygienist
Born and raised in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Fadia attended Dalhousie University where she earned her BSc in Chemistry and then went on to take a two-year Diploma in the Dental Hygiene (DDH) program. After obtaining her DDH in 1996, she decided to move to Ottawa to pursue a fulfilling career in dental hygiene.
Over the years, she has said she feels very fortunate to meet and work with some very talented and wonderful professionals. Good fortune found her again! She has stated that she feels blessed to be working with such an amazing team and dental family at Capital Dental Centre. She said she looks forward to the opportunity for the office to utilize all of its skills and talents to provide and promote total health for clients, and to empower them with knowledge to maintain optimal oral health.
When Fadia is not with her dental family, she can be found spending time with her wonderful husband and two beautiful children, and of course, Charlie, their Yorkie. In the spring, summer, and fall much of their free time is spent at the cottage to enjoy boating, fishing, swimming, and relaxing. Fadia also loves to travel and spend time with family and friends.
Laelle – Dental Assistant
Laelle, a Certified Dental Assistant Level 2, is the newest addition to the Capital Dentistry family. She graduated from Trillium College in June, 2016 with a Level 2 diploma and she passed her board exams with great success and honours.
She has had a passion for the dental field since she was 13 years old and she always knew she would somehow be involved in the world of dentistry. She is extremely excited to pursue her lifelong passion and to grow along with the team at Capital Dentistry.
She loves getting to know new people and thrives on providing patients with the most up to date information and care possible. Laelle looks forward to meeting as many new patients as she can and she’s excited for the challenge!
When she is outside of the clinic, Laelle enjoys camping, travelling, and spending time with her wonderful family!
Tracy – Administrator
Tracy is the newest addition to the Capital Dentistry family and we are thrilled to have her! She will be our new front desk administrator and treatment co-ordinator at Capital Dental Centre.
Tracy was raised in the Stittsville area of Ontario and she attended Carleton University where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. She has acquired experience in a variety of fields including residential care facilities with at-risk youth, adult day programs specializing in Alzheimer’s and dementia-related illnesses, and also in dental administration. Tracy has a passion for working with others and she strives to provide exceptional care for the patients at Capital Dental Centre.
During her free time, Tracy enjoys spending time with her family, friends, and golden retriever puppy, and she also loves long-distance running.