Doctors

Heather
Dr. Heather Anne Totten
BDS (UK) Bristol

Dr Heather Totten graduated from Bristol University, UK, in 1982. She worked in the UK in general practice and held a teaching role at Queen’s University, Belfast, before relocating to the UAE in 1987 where she took up a post at Tawam Hospital in Al Ain.

In 1989 she moved into private practice in Dubai, spending 10 years with Peter Smith’s practice in Jumeirah. She spent 8 years at the British Dental Clinic and moved to Medicentres in Motorcity in 2008. Dr Heather has a special interest in modern cosmetic dentistry including ceramic crowns and veneers.

She has recently completed the advanced Inman Aligner course and is one of a small number of dentists in the area offering this new orthodontic solution. She firmly believes in conservative ethical dentistry and enjoys treating children ‘of all ages’. Her hobbies include playing and watching golf, tennis and entertaining. She loves music and has a secret desire to be a DJ in her next life.

Rena
Dr. Rena Eva Dean BChD, MJDF RCS Eng

Dr. Dean graduated from the University of Leeds in 2008. During this time, she demonstrated outstanding academic and practical skills being awarded a prestigious Harty Medal and Prize by the British Endodontic Society.

She undertook her Vocational Training and became an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Honorary Dental Practitioner within Hospital. Dr. Dean then gained her Post-Graduate Membership of the Faculty of General Dental Surgery of the Royal College of Surgeons of England, MJDF. She has worked in multiple high end dental practices in Devon, Edinburgh, London and now Dubai. She was also an undergraduate tutor teaching at Guys Kings and St Thomas University in London.

Dr. Dean was elected as the youngest ever Board Member of the British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. In this prestigious position as Director of the Young Membership Committee, she lectures to university dental undergraduates across the UK.

She has spent years ensuring that her practice is informed by the latest cutting edge techniques and strongly believes in the tailor made treatment solutions. This enables her to offer stunning cosmetic dentistry, quick and easy tooth straightening and natural dental implants to patients who are unhappy with their smile.

Over the years, she has established excellent relationships with patients and a reputation for being a friendly, gentle, caring and highly skilled practitioner. This is reflected in the recommendations and referrals of patients wishing to be treated by her.

Hani

Prof. Hani A. Salam BSc, MSc, DDS, PhD (Mc Gill U), OMFSA (U. of Toronto) 

Prof. Hani A. Salam is a Canadian-Lebanese oral and maxillofacial surgeon. He graduated as an oral and maxillofacial surgeon (OMFS) from the University of Toronto in Ontario, Canada and obtained his PhD from McGill University, Montreal, Canada in 2001.  His PhD focused on the use of electrical stimulation and low energy lasers to stimulate bone healing around dental implants.

Dr. Hani has been offering his services in the Middle East since 2004.  He is a consultant oral and maxillofacial surgeon in Saudi Arabia and practices in UAE, and Lebanon as well.  Dr. Hani has a unique advantage of combining North American maxillofacial surgical clinical training and academic and research oriented PhD from North America.  He had 18 years university education and extensive surgical experience.

Dr. Hani combines an active private practice as well as an academic career.

His scope of practice includes surgical dental extractions including wisdom teeth, placement of dental implants, bone grafting, orthognathic surgery and reconstructive cosmetic maxillofacial surgery, maxillofacial fractures, cysts, tumors and infections as well as non-surgical and surgical management of temporomandibular joint  (TMJ) disorders including minimally invasive surgery such as arthroscopy of the temporomandibular joint and reconstruction of the TMJ.

Currently, he is a Professor and Program Director of the Postgraduate Oral Surgery and Implantology Program at Maktoum Bin Hamdan Dental University College in Dubai, UAE and a visiting Professor at Beirut Arab University.  He is also the Former Director of McGill University Continuing Dental Education in the Middle East & North Africa, a position he occupied between 2006 and 2011.

Hani has published in peer-reviewed journals and is a frequent speaker at national and international conferences.

He is a member of the American Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons, the International Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons and the International Association for Dental Research.  In addition, he is a Fellow of the International College of Dentists, a speaker of the International Team of Implantology (ITI) and the Director of the ITI study club in Dubai, UAE focusing on the most recent advances in implant dentistry.

Hani is very passionate about his work and firmly believes in paying attention to detail and treating patients with compassion, empathy, and honesty.

AirBrush_20160109141427Dr. Michel El Ossais DDS, MS Orthodontics, Ms Hospital & Healthcare Management

Dr. Michel attained both his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree and his Masters Degree in Orthodontics and Dento-Facial Orthopaedics from St. Joseph University in Beirut, Lebanon. He spent several years abroad in Europe and the United States perfecting his skills and mastering new innovations in the specialised fields of dental healthcare and orthodontics. Dr. Michel has over 14 years of experience working as a specialist of orthodontics across the MENA region.

Dr. Michel’s other qualifications include multiple certifications from the Charles Tweed Orthodontic foundation from Tucson- Arizona, which include incognito lingual orthodontic systems, lingual 2D orthodontics, the Invisalign aligner system, the Eon aligner system, Mini-screw and Micro-implant placement systems, the Damon self-ligating system, and Digital Smile Design generations. In 2005 Dr. Michel also spent two years in France getting his Masters Degree in Hospital and Healthcare Management from ESA University in Paris, where he wrote his thesis on Quality Control and Management in Dental Practices.

There are a multitude of services that Dr. Michel provides, which include fixed orthodontic appliances and devices for patients of all ages, cosmetic orthodontics, invisible orthodontics, lingual orthodontics, self-ligating and low friction orthodontics, preventive interceptive orthodontics, and Digital Smile Design concept configurations.

Dr. Michel is fluent in English, French, and Arabic and in his spare time he enjoys travelling, gardening, skiing, and photography.