Meet our Doctors
Dr. Gurneen Sidhu
I grew up in the Maritimes and always loved school. I actually entered the profession quite young being one of the youngest in my class (Dalhousie Dentistry 1996!) to graduate. I moved to Ottawa from my hometown in Dartmouth N.S.and spent the next 15 years practicing as an associate dentist. Aside from family dentistry, I have also had the opportunity to work for the city of Ottawa’s dental clinics, provide dental service to retirement homes, work as a clinical instructor in Algonquin’s hygiene program, and work for the Royal College of Dental Surgeons where I presently hold a committee position. I practice general and preventative dentistry. My aim is always to educate my patients. I think being the daughter of two teachers and having two sisters as teachers means I couldn’t do it any other way! I enjoy working in a relaxed and efficient atmosphere because it means I can focus on my patients. I am fortunate enough to be able to say that just about everyday is a good one and look forward to many years of the same. When I’m not working, I am usually at home with my husband and 2 young daughters. After over 20 years here, we continue to enjoy Ottawa like we are a couple of tourists, its distinct neighborhoods, food scene and surrounding countryside. One of our common passions is ultimate frisbee which helps keep us in shape. I can’t wait to meet you, get to know you and your family (especially the little ones) and beware if you are from Halifax/Dartmouth, I won’t stop until I find at least one person we know in common!
Dr. Keith Josephson
Keith is originally from St. John's, Newfoundland and lived there until moving away to complete his undergraduate degree at Mount Allison University (2001) in New Brunswick. While there, he graduated with first class honours and distinction with a degree in biochemistry and received the University Leadership Certificate for extensive co-curricular leadership on campus. Following this, Keith completed his dentistry degree at Dalhousie University (2005) in Nova Scotia. While there he received the Charles Bell Memorial Prize for second highest academic standing in second year of dental school, the Dr. William W. Woodbury Prize for excellence in orthodontics, and the Quintessence Research Award for achievement in research. He was also chosen by a committee of faculty members to represent Dalhousie at the 2004 American Dental Education Association conference in Maryland and was chosen by his peers to be valedictorian of his graduating class. After graduation Keith went on to do a general practice residency in Vancouver, BC where he gained some extra experience in all facets of dentistry, but with an emphasis on oral surgery. While there, he received an award for best research project. Once this program was complete, Keith stayed in BC and practiced there up until June of 2013, at which time he moved to Ottawa. Keith has continued to further his dental education by continually taking new courses. Most recently he has been progressing through the curriculum at the Kois Center, a dental continuing education center in Seattle known for is scientific and evidence-based approach to teaching.
Keith’s philosophy around dentistry is to emphasize communication with patients and ensure that people play an active role in making informed decisions about their care. He firmly believes that his job isn't to 'push' treatment, but rather to inform people about their options and allow them to make the best decisions based on their own values.
When Keith isn’t practicing dentistry, he enjoys doing CrossFit, golfing, running, skiing, watching live music, and spending time with his wife and twin daughters, Charlotte and Claire. Keith also enjoys travel. His wife Emilie is from France, so that is a common travel destination for the family. While in Europe, Keith usually plans a side-trip to a wine-growing region as wine is another one of his passions. He also used to be an avid rugby player and played provincially for his home province of Newfoundland.