Meet Our Dentists

Dr. Raja Sandhu, B.D.S, D.M.D

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Dr Raja Sandhu is a graduate from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine class of 2004. Dr Sandhu has been practising dentistry for the last 14 years in the ottawa area with his list of credentials ever growing. To date he has successfully placed and restored over 2500 implants and has extensive experience with oral modeate sedation.


  • Tuffts University- Doctor of Dental Medicine - 2004
  • landera ranch Implant institute -Implant Mentoring - 2009
  • American Dental Implant Association fellowship and mastership - 2011
  • DOCS Education- Oral Sedation Dentistry - 2008
  • CMI Institute- mini Dental Implants and Dentures - 2010
  • Hands on Implant Placement and bone management - 2013
  • Teeth in day training under renowned surgeon Dr Mark Lin - 2016
  • Advanced Principles for Implantology: Module 1 (Indirect and Direct Sinus Grafting) - 2018

Dr Sandhu currently resides in Manotick with his wife who is a dental hygenist and part of our team , his three children and his little pet guinea pig. If you are looking for him in his spare time, he may be found on hole #9 of the golf course or out on the river with his family.

Dr. Gurfateh Sandhu, B.D.S, D.M.D

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  • Mini implant residency from Toronto Institute of Dental Excellence
  • Advance surgical training from Studia in Brazil
  • Certified in Moderate Oral Sedation with DOCS Education
  • Certified 6 Month Smile provider
  • Member of Congress of Oral Implantology
  • Member of Ontario Dental Association

Dr. Gurfateh Sandhu graduated in 2003 with a Bachelors of Dental Surgery degree in Pune, India. While earning this degree, he was actively involved in sports and dance for which he received various awards. Following his degree he moved to Boston where he attended Tufts University and received his Doctorate of Dental Medicine in the spring of 2008. While at Tufts he also served as class president.

Pursing his dream of living in Canada he moved in 2008 to join his brother in purchasing his first dental practice, [email protected] Since making Brockville is home, Dr. Sandhu has furthered his dental education and has obtained his certificate in oral moderate sedation for the comfort of his patients, completed his mini residency in dental implants, and completed advance surgical training in Brazil.

Co-founder of Sandhu Dental Group, Dr. Sandhu not only expanded his dental training, he has also expanded his dental practice and is now owner to multiple dental locations across Eastern Ontario and this has created employment for many dentists and over 70 employees.

While he does travel most days to different locations to practice dentistry he has made Brockville his home base with his wife and three beautiful children. Two boys and a girl. When not in the dental office you will find Dr. Sandhu hiking and exploring the country side and also enjoying the river with his children.

Professional Milestones:

  • Hundreds of oral sedation and dental implants completed
  • Co founder of Sandhu Dental Group

Dr. Hemal Patel

Dr. Patel received his Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) in 2007, graduating from the Coorg Institute of Dental Sciences (India). Dr. Patel received his NDEB equivalency in 2015, after completing the courses he received his Dental Licence in Canada in 2016. Since completing his licensing for Dental Implants Dr.Patel has been working with Dr. Raja Sandhu on full mouth restorations. Observing advanced techniques such as the Trefoil System. Dr. Patel strongly believes in patient comfort, and also provides Dental Sedation for any patients who may have any nerves about dental work.

Dr. Patel takes pride in his warm and professional chair-side manner and is excited to discuss any questions you may have. He also tries to be available to his patients 24/7.

When not in the office Dr. Patel loves to spend time with his family. He married the love of his life Smrutika in 2012 and welcomed a son Aarav in 2014. He can also be found working at [email protected] and [email protected] Square.

Professional Milestones:
  • Trained 300 Dentists in 3 years
  • Dental Lecturer in India
  • Completed Licensing for Dental Implants

Dr. Dexter Johnson M.D., D.D.S., F.R.C.D. (C), Dip ABOMS

Dr. Dexter Johnson

After obtaining the Doctor of Dental Surgery degree at McGill University in Canada in 1989, Dr. Johnson joined the Faculty of Dentistry at the University of Toronto as an assistant professor. He was responsible for the Northern Outreach Program, including the teaching and supervision of dental students from the University of Toronto and University of Western Ontario. He also served as Dental Surgeon in Chief at the Moose Factory General Hospital during that time.

In June of 1995, Dr. Johnson obtained the Doctor of Medicine degree from New York Medical College, following which he completed 3 years of residency training in general surgery at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. He obtained formal training in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Harvard School of Dental Medicine and the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, MA.
He opened his private practice in 2001 and has been serving the Ottawa community ever since.


  • HARVARD UNIVERSITY (1998-2001)
    Specialty Certification in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (OMFS)
    Massachusetts General Hospital (Chief Resident)
    Brigham and Women's Hospital (Chief Resident)
    Boston Children's Hospital (Chief Resident)
    Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital (Chief Resident)
    Doctor of Medicine Degree - M.D. (1995)
    General Surgery Residency
    Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree - D.D.S. (1985 - 1989)

    Bachelor of Science B.Sc. (1981 - 1984)


  • Specialty License in Ontario, Canada in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
  • General Dental License, Ontario, Canada
  • Medical License in Pennsylvania, U.S.A.

Professional Associations

  • Fellow of the Royal College of Dentist of Canada (Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery)
  • Member of the Canadian Dental Association
  • Member of the Ontario Dental Association
  • Member of the Ottawa Dental Society
  • Past student member of the American College of Surgeon

Dr. Nikunj Gajjar

Dr. Nikunj Gajjar

Dr. Nik has been part of the dental family for over 10 years. After graduating from Gujarat University in India in 2006, he went from being an associate with a well-established hospital, to spreading his wings and opening his own practice in India. Dr. Gajjar moved to Canada in 2015 and has successfully completed the National Dental Examining Board of Canada Exams.

Dr. Gajjar loves to treat patients throughout the age spectrum. As a member of the Ontario Dental Association (ODA) and Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario (RCDSO), Dr. Gajjar continues to upgrade his skills. He enjoys all facets of General Dentistry, but he has a keen interest in Root Canal Treatment and Cosmetic Dentistry. He is welcoming and personable and has the ability to make his patients feel relaxed and comfortable by getting to know them and understanding their dental needs.

Outside the office, Dr. Gajjar is a super dad to a beautiful daughter and cherishes every moment he gets with his wife and daughter. In his free time, he likes to explore new places, watching movies and playing cricket.

Dr. Raja Sandhu & Dr. Gurfateh Sandhu

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