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!