Dr. Prathana Davla has been practicing dentistry for the past 20 years since graduating from dental school in India. She has since practiced dentistry in India, Dubai, and Canada.
Dr. Davla’s passion for dentistry is rooted from her devotion to great patient care. Although, Dr. Davla is well versed with major dental procedures, she continues to education herself on the latest in dentistry by attending courses and workshops regularly. Dr. Dalva looks forward to greeting you at Dr. Ali Farahani DDS and making your dental experience pleasurable. During her free time, Dr. Dalva enjoys spending time with her family. Her favorite activities include going on hikes around the city, painting, and reading a good book.
Trudi is the newest administrative member of Dr. Farahani’s team, and is the voice behind the phone. She brings a considerable number of years of medical background with her, having a strong focus on patient compassion and care. Trudi enjoys walking with her dog, camping in the beautiful provincial parks that surround us, and spending time with her children and grandchildren. She is passionate about animal welfare, starting her early medical career in the world of veterinary medicine. Trudi takes the time needed to reassure our patients, answering their every question and addressing their concerns. She will always make every effort to assist our patients in accommodating their dental needs.
Marg is our R.N. during more complex treatments requiring IV sedation. Marg has worked in many areas of nursing on a part time and full time basis. She started in general surgery, then pediatric. She worked ICU, telemetry and as a float nurse and most recently in emergency. She is grateful for all that she has learned from her patients, colleagues, and teachers and looks forward to continue learning and growing through her experience in working with this great dentistry team. Marg is married to David and together they have eight adult children and 6 grandchildren. Her favourite activities are playing with the grandchildren, gardening, reading, cross country skiing and travelling. Marg’s warm bedside manner is a source of great comfort and reassurance to her patients.
Olivia is the newest member of Dr. Farahani’s team. He recruited her into dentistry out of coffee culture and now she applies her craft to helping our patients achieve optimal dental health and overall health. Olivia also has a background in paramedics and she completed her Level II dental assisting program at Medix School in 2012. She is constantly evolving with Dr. Farahani through continuing education courses so that she can provide our patients with the best care. Besides spending time with family and friends. In her spare time Olivia spends her winters coaching hockey – being a goalie herself. In the summer, she is one the soccer field almost every night. Olivia’s easy going personality helps put our patients at ease and makes them feel right at home.
Alicia started off in a traditional dental office, but now she is grateful to work in a holistic practice that is aligned with her personal health beliefs. Alicia graduated with an Honours English and Psychology degree from Western Ontario in 2012. She enjoys playing hockey on and off year round as a goaltender. Recently she has taken up soccer again. The other girls in the office consider her the “office mom” because she always wants to help everyone. Alicia loves to learn new things and often spends free time doing research. She also enjoys knitting, reading, experimenting with cooking and baking, and listening to music.
Mandi is our dedicated and wellness-minded, Registered Dental Hygienist. She graduated from the dental hygiene program at the Canadian National Institute of Health with Honours in Ottawa in 2008. She has been caring for our patients with her famous ‘soft touch’ since 2010. Inspired to deliver the best care to our patients, Mandi strives for excellence using continuing education and self-learning to implement natural approaches to dental hygiene care. She enjoys the versatility that her career provides on a daily basis, meeting new people and loves to help them achieve healthy smiles and confidence as well as help guide them along their transformation towards total body wellness. You can see Mandi’s caring nature in our video on how you can care for your teeth at home. In Mandi’s spare time, she enjoys living an active lifestyle including spending time outside running, biking, and hiking with her dog Charlie. She also enjoys seeing and trying new things and traveling. When at home, she likes watching various genres of movies and teaching herself how to play guitar, ukulele and piano as well as finding yummy healthy recipes to bake and cook. She loves spending time with her friends, her family and her boyfriend Pedro. She has recently started training for Tough Mudder with her boyfriend, which is an endurance event series in which participants attempt 20km long course of mud and obstacles that tests mental as well as physical strength. Her new goal is to try and learn to speak Spanish.
“What is the most I can do to achieve excellent dental and complete health for my patients?”
That is Dr. Farahani’s drive and philosophy in one sentence. Since graduating from Dalhousie University in 2000, he has dedicated his professional life to learning from the “Masters in Dentistry” on everything from Whole-Body Dentistry to Dental Implants to Neuromuscular dentistry to Bone and Gum Regeneration. His passion is to rejuvenate the mouths and overall health of his adult patients who are looking to reverse the potentially toxic effects of past dentistry, restore their confidence in their smile and chewing by replacing missing teeth, missing bone, missing gums and rehabilitate their mouth with the best available technology and techniques. Personally, Ali is happily married to Cindy and has 3 wonderful children. He enjoys spending time with his family, playing soccer, living an active lifestyle, boxing, eclectic music (which you will hear at the office), coffee culture (which you will taste at the office) and of course travel.