About

Kanata Oral Surgery

Where dental surgery transcends the ordinary and becomes an experience defined by comfort, compassion, and care. Our commitment is to provide an experience that not only meets expectations but also eliminates any fear associated with oral surgery.


Absolutely incredible experience. I went in to take out two wisdomteeth today. I have only good things to say about this clinic.

The staff at the front desk were super friendly. Nurses were wonderfully friendly and efficient as well. Dr. James Yin was great! I was nervous to be put under a sedative and Dr. Yin patiently explained to me the procedure and showed no rush as I asked my questions. The nurse that provided after the procedure was done and the sedative was wearing of was very caring and careful. She was also thorough in her explanations of how to care for myself. Almost 12 hours later, and I feel great! Honestly, I could go on even more but I’ll close at I highly recommend this clinic.

SOPHIE KING

Meet your surgeon

Meet Dr. Tara Valiquette

OWNER OF KANATA ORAL SURGERY
ORAL & MAXILLOFACIAL SURGEON, D.M.D, DIP OMFS, FRCD (C)

Dr. Valiquette earned a Bachelor of Science Honours degree from Queen’s University and obtained her dental degree from the University of Connecticut School of Dental medicine. She completed a full scope residency in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery from the University of North Carolina. She received several awards during her training including the Veteran’s Affairs Dental Service Certificate of Appreciation in 2008, Professional and Academic Achievement Award in 2006, and Horace Wells Award in 2006. Dr. Valiquette practiced as an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon in North Carolina prior to returning home to Canada. She is a Fellow in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery with the Royal College of Dentists of Canada and a member of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. Dr. Valiquette specializes in wisdom teeth removal, complicated extractions and dental implant placement. She is passionate about providing surgical procedures in a caring and healing environment.

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Dental surgery shouldn’t be an ordeal; it should be a positive and reassuring experience.

The Valiquette family live on a farm in Dunrobin.  On her off-time Dr. Valiquette enjoys the outdoors with her two children, husband and animals. They feel so blessed to return home to Canada and enjoy everything the four seasons have to offer!

Dr. Valiquette is proud to represent a small percentage of female Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons in North America. She provides mentorship to students and colleagues in both medical and dental fields. She lectures on her passion for third molar surgery and advanced techniques and protocols for advances in this field. She serves her dental community on the Executive for the Ottawa Women Dentists Study Club and is past President (2022-23).

Meet our Associate Surgeon

Meet Dr. James H. Yim

BSC, DDS, FRCD(C)

Dr. James Yim received his undergraduate and dental degrees from the University of Toronto. After 6 years as a General Dental Officer in the Canadian Forces, he was selected for Postgraduate training. He completed his Residency in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2011.

James practices a full scope of oral and maxillofacial surgery including wisdom teeth, dental implants and orthognathic surgery. He is a fellow of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada as well as holds membership in the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, Canadian Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons as well as the Canadian Dental Association and the Ontario Dental Association.

James is a retired Canadian Armed Forces Major. Prior to joining Kanata Oral Surgery, he was the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon at Canadian Forces Garrison Petawawa. He enjoys spending time with family as well as in the great outdoors. He is committed to volunteer mission work, having participated in medical humanitarian missions to Peru and Nicaragua.

Dr. Valiquette is truly honoured to be able to have Dr. Yim cover her practice and continue their decades long friendship that began in surgical training. Dr. Valiquette and Dr. Yim met at the University of North Carolina in 2007 and spent their training years together.

Beyond the Smiles

A Glimpse into the Fun-Loving Spirit of Kanata Oral Surgery

Meet the dedicated team behind the smiles, ready to show you that even the most skilled professionals can let loose and have fun.

We hope this video brings a smile to your face and helps you feel comfortable knowing that our team is more than just skilled professionals; they’re real people who care about your well-being.

See why patients choose Kanata Oral Surgery for their comfort and care – and maybe even a few laughs!

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