Certified Dental Receptionist:
Trish

Certified Dental Assistant:
Urszula

Registered Dental Hygienist:
Melissa

Part-time Receptionist:
Virginia

Part-time Receptionist/Dental Assistant:
Amanda


Our Team

Great People Make a Great Team

Doctor: Dr. Ayman Samra
Doctor: Dr. Reta Al-Rais
Certified Dental Receptionist: Trish
Certified Dental Assistant: Urszula
Registered Dental Hygienist: Melissa
Part-time Receptionist: Virginia
Part-time Receptionist/Dental Assistant: Amanda

To meet our high standards, we work continuously to upgrade our knowledge through dental courses and seminars. Our ongoing education in the newest technological innovations and treatments in the dynamic field of dentistry ensures that we are ready and able to provide you with the best possible care.

Dr. Ayman Samra

Dr. Samra

Dr. Ayman Samra obtained his NDEB Doctorate of Dental Surgery in 1997 at the University of Toronto. He associated in BC, and then practiced in Orangeville, prior to moving to Waterloo, and opening Bridgeport Weber Dental Centre in 2000. Dr. Samra provides all aspects of General Dentistry including Basic Restorative, Aesthetic Restorations, Oral Surgery, Periodontal Treatment, Endodontics, Orthodontics, Crowns, Bridges, Dentures and Implants. He has completed a post graduate residency for Implant Surgery and Prosthetics at the University of Toronto, and attended the Nobel Biocare International Implant Symposium in New York. Dr. Samra has taken Oral Sedation and Nitrous Oxide Sedation training as well as Medical Emergencies at the Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto. He is licensed by the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario for Oral Moderate Sedation. Dr. Samra has current CPR/AED HCP training. He participated in an extensive Occlusion Correction course, advanced concepts in Aesthetic Restorations, as well as a hands-on Orthodontic Courses for the General Practitioner. A firm believer in continuing education, Dr. Samra regularly attends seminars and courses to build upon his skills. He is a member of the Waterloo-Wellington Dental Society, Ontario Dental Association, Canadian Dental Association, and the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario.

Dr. Reta Al-Rais

Dr. Reta Al-Rais

Dr. Reta Al-Rais graduated with distinction from the University of Western Ontario, in the Internationally Trained Dentist Program, and has received several awards throughout her academic career. She is especially interested in Prosthodontics and has worked in a Dental Laboratory to increase her knowledge and proficiency in this area. Dr. Al-Rais provides most aspects of General Dentistry including Restorative, Endodontic, Crowns, Bridges and Dentures. She continues to stay abreast of the latest advances and developments in the dental field by participating in postgraduate education. She has recently completed courses focusing on Occlusion, Endodontics, Implant Prosthetics, Complex Restorative, and Nitrous Oxide. She is a member of the London & District Dental Society, Ontario Dental Association, Canadian Dental Association, the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario and the Academy of General Dentistry. Dr. Al-Rais enjoys practicing dentistry, and in her spare time she likes to spend time with family and travel.

Trish

Trish

Trish manages our Front Desk. She is a Certified Dental Receptionist and Certified Dental Treatment Coordinator who has worked at Bridgeport Weber Dental since 2002. A lifelong resident of Waterloo Region, she comes with many years experience in dentistry. Trish has always been involved with her professional organizations; and is a past president of the local, provincial and national dental assisting associations. A strong commitment to continual learning and her extensive training in administrative and dental procedures enables her to handle all of your questions and concerns knowledgeably and with confidentiality. She likes spending time with her family and her many friends, as well as reading, gardening, travelling and zumba fitness. Trish's favourite colour is blue.

Urszula

Urszula

Urszula began her career as a Level I dental assistant in 2001. She upgraded her training in 2003 and graduated from Niagara College as a Level II dental assistant. Her goal is to make all your visits pleasant and comfortable. Her friendly personality will put you at ease, and she looks forward to welcoming you to our office. Urszula regularly participates in educational programs and seminars to remain up to date with new techniques and products. In her spare time she likes to paint and sculpt. Urszula's favourite colour is yellow.

Melissa

Melissa

Melissa is a Registered Dental Hygienist. She is originally from Owen Sound, and graduated from Niagara College’s Dental Hygiene Program in 2008. Melissa has worked at Bridgeport Weber Dental since February 2010. She is constantly updating her skills to provide the most recent recommended therapies available and stay abreast of new technologies. Her outside interests include working out at the gym, biking, pampering her dog Gus, and travelling. Melissa’s favourite colour is turquoise.

Virginia

Virginia

Virginia is our part-time receptionist. She is the familiar voice you hear on the phone for scheduling your check up and cleaning appointments. Virginia was born and raised in Waterloo. She is a graduate of Bluevale Collegiate Institute and is attending the University of Waterloo for Social Development Studies. In her free time she enjoys reading, walking and volunteering at various clubs and events around the community. Virginia's favourite colour is red.

Amanda

Amanda

Amanda graduated from the Level II Dental Assisting program at CDI College with honours in 2006. She is originally from Toronto and now lives in Cambridge with her family. Amanda joined the team at Bridgeport Weber Dental in 2014 as our receptionist on Friday’s. She loves meeting new people and enjoys helping others with any dental questions or concerns they may have. She likes to spend time with family and friends, travelling and reading. Amanda’s favourite colour is red.