About

Mission

Bytown Orthodontics is dedicated to serving the community as a caring and dedicated team of healthcare professionals with core values based on honesty and integrity. We act in the best interest of others and remain engaged with our patients, the dental community, our fellow team members and our personal professional development.

Meet The Doctors

Dr. Dave Chambers

Dr. Chambers completed his HBSc. in Mathematics (2000) and Doctor of Dental Surgery (2004) at the University of Western Ontario. He enjoyed practicing general dentistry for 7 years as a civilian with the Canadian Forces before returning to UWO for 3 years of full time study and training in orthodontics, earning a Master of Clinical Dentistry in Orthodontics (MClD). His Masters research relating to 3D dental radiography was later published in a peer reviewed scientific journal. Dr. Chambers is a Fellow of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada and an active member of local, provincial and national dental organizations. When not at the office, Dr. Chambers enjoys fishing, woodworking, camping and various sports. He and his wife Carine have two young children and are pleased to be raising their growing family in the vibrant and diverse Capital Region.

Why Orthodontics?
‘I am driven by the detailed nature of this work and entering healthcare was never a question. I appreciate and value the trust people place in me – it is my greatest reward.’

Dr. Carine Bourassa

Dr. Carine Bourassa received her Doctorate of Dental Medicine (DMD) from Laval University in 2010. She pursued post-graduate studies at the Montreal Children’s Hospital, earning a general practice residency diploma from McGill University in 2011. She was invited to continue practice at the hospital where she provided general pediatric dental care and clinical instruction for dental residents. In 2012, she travelled to Northern Quebec and Ecuador to provide dental care for those in need. Dr. Bourassa completed her orthodontic specialty training at the University of Western Ontario, earning a Master in Clinical Dentistry (MClD Orthodontics). Her Masters research relating to miniscrew placement in the palate was published in a well respected peer reviewed scientific journal. She is a Fellow of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada and an active, supporting member of local, provincial and national dental organizations. Dr. Bourassa also practices in Hull, Québec with Dr. Éric Fortier. Outside of the office, Dr. Bourassa enjoys outdoor activities, various sports, cooking and spending time with her family.

Why Orthodontics?
‘Orthodontics combines art, problem solving and the provision of a positive service to others. This combination continues to motivate me every day. I love to see the impact a new smile makes on people, I find it very rewarding.’

Meet The Team

Sylvie

Administrator

Sylvie has acquired over twenty-five years of experience in the secretarial/administrative field including customer services. Interested in broadening her experience, she joined our healthcare team and enjoys being an integral part of a dynamic, friendly and enthusiastic young orthodontic practice.

She loves spending time with her family especially her grandchildren. Gardening and acrylic painting are her passions.

Maggie

Level II Dental Assistant &
Treatment Coordinator

Maggie was born and raised in Ottawa. With a keen interest in healthcare she pursued and graduated from a level 2 dental assisting program in 2012. She has been working in the specialty of orthodontics since 2015. In her spare time Maggie loves hiking, experimenting in the kitchen and painting.

Lindsay

Registered Dental Hygienist

Lindsay is a registered dental hygienist originally from Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. Although from the east coast, she graduated from the dental hygiene program at Algonquin College in 2006 and went on to practice in an orthodontic setting in Halifax for the majority of her career. Lindsay and her family moved to Ottawa in 2015, when not at work she can be found enjoying the outdoors with her husband, 2 daughters and golden retriever Dougie.

Karine

Registered Dental Hygienist

Karine received her dental hygiene diploma from the college La Cité in 2010. She has been working in the orthodontic field for over five years. She thrives in the orthodontic environment as it is a positive, pleasing and life changing experience for many. Outside office hours, Karine enjoys spending time with her husband and their three sons at the cottage, exploring nature. Karine also likes to cook, play ball and do many other outdoor activities.
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