On behalf of the entire team, we at Palladium Dental would like to extend to you a warm welcome to our well-established Kanata dental practice. Everyone at the Palladium Dental clinic in Kanata is committed to providing you with the very best in dental healthcare. Dr. Halim, Dr. Marko, Dr. Van der Wal, and our team of hygienists and other trained dental professionals bring a high level of commitment and years of experience to serve you at our Kanata dental clinic. We want you to feel good about going to the dentist, and we strive every day to deliver a quality experience that is consistent, reliable, and comfortable.

Our primary goal is to provide a standard of care that exceeds the standards set by our respective governing bodies. We achieve excellence in all facets of dentistry and carry out our service to you in a gentle and caring way using the latest techniques to ensure the best results. Our dentists in Kanata offer many cosmetic and general dentistry services, including but not limited to Invisalign, teeth whitening, dental implants, porcelain crowns and veneers, extractions, fillings, and many more. Our dentists keep on top of the latest techniques and best practices to better provide you with the service that you deserve. We never settle for second-best when it comes to your oral health, and neither should you.

Our dentist's office in Kanata, Ontario, is conveniently located at 308 Palladium Drive, Suite 100, close to the intersection of Terry Fox Drive, and is easily accessible by bus or car. It is also completely walker and wheelchair accessible, and offers accessible washroom facilities. If you would like to contact us to schedule an appointment, please call us today at (613) 591-0834, or make a request through the confidential contact links on each page. We welcome new patients, and our team of experienced dentists in Kanata would love to help you achieve the smile you’ve always dreamed of! Call us today to become a part of the Palladium Dental clinic family!

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  • Dr.
    Shadi Halim

    Dr. Halim has been practicing general dentistry since 1999 and is a graduate of the Dental School at the University of Alberta. Dr. Halim has a strong desire to offer his patients the latest dentistry has to offer. He is continually upgrading his extensive knowledge base with continuing education courses in a variety of areas. His practice is also expanding in the field of implantology, as more and more people in the community require implant treatment to replace missing teeth. His gentle approach to his family practice provides each patient with individual care, creating as comfortable an experience as possible.

    Dr. Halim is a member of the:

    • Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario (RCDSO)
    • Ontario Dental Association (ODA)
    • Ottawa Dental Society (ODS)
    • The Global Pankey Study Club

    Outside the office Shadi enjoys spending time with his wife, Nevine and their son and daughter. He is a cycling enthusiast, and enjoys hiking in the amazing trails around the Capital region.

  • Dr.
    Nikki van der Wal

    Dr. Nikki van der Wal

    Dr. van der Wal grew up on the west coast of Canada in Victoria, B.C. After completing a BSc in Halifax NS, she attended dental school at McGill University, graduating in 2017 with a Doctorate of Dental Medicine (DMD). Upon graduation, she received several awards recognizing her involvement in public health and community dentistry including the American Association for Public Health Dentistry Award, the Prix Michelle-Blain Prize for serving the interest of her colleagues, and the Dr. Sharok Esfandiari Award for achieving excellent academic standing while demonstrating outstanding personal initiative in social equity, diversity awareness, and community service. She has recently completed a General Practice Residency program at Dalhousie University, where she gained experience in complex dental treatment, oral surgery, implant dentistry, and hospital-based pediatric care. She also gained accreditation in oral, inhalation, and IV sedation. Nikki is motivated to stay up to date with the latest dental techniques and technologies in order to provide a high standard of care for her patients while maintaining a friendly and patient-centered clinical environment for patients of all ages. She has a special interest in pediatric and special-care dentistry and is passionate about taking the time to create a supportive dental home for her community members. Nikki is a member of the Ontario Dental Association, and the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario.  In her free time you will find her outside hiking, running, or rock climbing at the nearest bouldering gym in Kanata. She loves to be in nature and on the water, and she is excited to explore the many outdoor adventures Ottawa has to offer!

  • Dr.
    Dorothy Marko

    Dr. Marko graduated in 1980 from Western University, not too far from her childhood home in Windsor Ontario. She earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) making the Dean’s honor list. At her graduation, she was presented with several prestigious awards including the American Association of Endodontics Award, the Dr. George Bedrosian Award in Restorative Dentistry, and the Mosby Book Award in Occlusion. In 1980, she chose Ottawa to start her career as an associate and within a year purchased the practice. After 33 years of ownership, she transitioned to focus on dentistry only and left running the business to others. She is very pleased to have joined Palladium Dental and to be able to work in the community she lives in. Dorothy strives to keep abreast of the latest in dental technology and techniques. She is passionate about providing you with the best care in a friendly environment. Dr. Marko is a member of the Canadian Dental Association, the Ontario Dental Association, the Ottawa Dental Society, and the  Ottawa Women Dentist Study Club.

    In her free time, you may find her cooking up a feast as she entertains family and friends.  On a sunny day, she’ll be gardening in her backyard or golfing. She and her husband Peter have been known to be adventurous travelers checking out many corners of the world.

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  • Dental Implants

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What Our Patients Say About Us

  • "Amazing, friendly and knowledgeable staff. I put off dental visits for many years due to fears of going and thankful that got quickly turned around. Dr. Van der Wal is very professional in addition to being very friendly and personable. She explains everything that is happening, putting anyone who is nervous at ease. You actually feel relaxed being in the dentist's chair. Would highly recommend, so glad I found this practice. Thank you Palladium Dental!"
    Osama Ayyad
  • "A wonderful clinic and the staff are all cooperative, helpful and caring. Dr. Halim explains the situation beautifully and very comfortably. I thank them all"
    Safaa H
  • "Dr. Halim is very professional and accomodating. He was able to take us in for an urgent, last minute appointment. The entire staff is very friendly and are constantly making sure that their clients are comfortable. I always have a lovely experience when I visit Palladium Dental!"
    Alexandra Hanna

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