Dental team

Sharmila Manikkavasagar - Dental Hygienist

Sharmila Manikkavasagar - Dental Hygienist

My name is Sharmila Manikkavasagar. I am a registered Dental Hygienist who graduated from John Abbott College in 2010.

I love my job because it gives me the opportunity to educate as well as help patients achieve their oral health. What I love about our team is that everyone always has a positive attitude and truly cares about the patients' needs. I also pride myself in staying current with the latest research in preventive oral health care.

With Dr. Karim El-Samra, as our leader, I am proud to provide exceptional dental care in an office that upholds the highest ethical and professional standards. I am happy to come to work each day because I have the chance to do my best. Come in and visit us! I will be happy to help you have an awesome smile!

Aside from work, I like spending time with my husband and our wonderful little girl. In my spare time I enjoy redecorating my house, shopping, yoga and cooking with my husband.

Mohéra Choquette - Dental Assistant

Mohéra Choquette - Dental Assistant

My name is Mohéra Choquette and I am a Dental Assistant. I graduated with honours from the «Centre Performance Plus» in 2016. I joined the field of dentistry because I have a passion for learning and helping others. I am a highly motivated and dedicated individual who strives for success.

After graduating, I joined the team at the D Dental Office. I have been very fortunate to start my career with a great team. I look to create an atmosphere where the patient can feel reassured, comfortable and relaxed.

As the industry evolves there are so many new things to learn and adapt to. It's this constant growth that makes me want to continue learning and developing new skills. I absolutely love what I do and look forward to coming to work each day and making a difference in peoples' lives. During my spare time I like to be outdoors with my loving boyfriend and family. I also enjoy reading and practising taekwondo.

Catherine Etchenique - Dental Assistant

Catherine Etchenique - Dental Assistant

My name is Catherine Etchenique. I am a certified Dental Assistant and received my diploma in 1999. Across the years I was fortunate to work with many great people who I learned a lot from, ranging from cleanings and fillings to orthodontics, root canals, surgeries, implants and patient consultations. I have been working alongside Dr. El-Samra since the opening day of the office back in October 2013.

The comfort of my patients is the most important thing to me and I aim to always be pleasant, courteous and professional all while making the patients feel at ease, as much as possible! I love forming new relationships with the patients that I meet, then building those relationships over the years. The opportunity to provide the highest quality care in a warm, comfortable, caring and compassionate environment really fuels my passion for what I do. On a more personal note, I have two beautiful kids whom I adore and spend as much of my free time as I can with. I love movies, reading, Zumba and spending quality time with my family. I look forward to helping you keep that gorgeous, healthy smile!

Roxana Vornicu - Administrative/Patient Coordinator


My name is Roxana Vornicu and I have been part of the D Dental Office family since 2017; my positive nature, passion for working with people, as well as a previously earned "Secretarial Studies in Dentistry" certificate guided me towards this career change. A webmaster college degree and my high determination to succeed helped me make the best of the past decade spent in the legal and aerospace industries - where my customer service, administrative and project management skills were strengthened. My primary goal in my current job is getting to know our patients on an individual basis and helping them with their administrative, scheduling and payment arrangement needs. I truly enjoy working with our team towards building relationships with our patients, encouraging and helping them to get the treatments they need to enjoy healthy smiles.

I spend all my free time with my husband and our beautiful daughter, reading, writing (novels and children books) and experimenting with healthy cooking. I am also a holistic health enthusiast with a deep interest in nutrition and a certified practitioner of “Therapeutic Touch” (energy healing modality) since 2010. All in all, I deeply value the optimistic energy of our highly skilled Dr. Karim El-Samra and of our amazing D team; our common purpose is to help YOU and we thank you for allowing us to do so every day!

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