The Ottawa Heritage Dental Team

Dr. John Cameron

Dr. Cameron graduated from the University of Western Ontario in 1985 with a Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree. He won awards in both Anesthesia and Periodontics in his final year. Between his third and final year of Dental School, Dr. Cameron worked in the Clinical Research Program headed by Dr. Ronald E. Jordan evaluating new plastic composite materials on clinic patients.

Dr. Cameron practices General Dentistry at Ottawa Heritage Dental. Dr. Cameron provides all aspects of General Dentistry including Basic Restorative, Oral Surgery, Periodontal Treatment, Endodontics (Root Canal), Crowns, Bridges, Implants, Esthetic Dentistry, Dentures and Invisalign. He also removes wisdom teeth and offers treatment under IV sedation while working in conjunction with our Anesthetist. Dr. Cameron has completed extensive training on CAD CAM dentistry and is now focusing on ceramic restorations (crowns, onlays, and inlays).

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Dr. Irish Malapitan

Dr. Malapatin graduated from the University of Western Ontario with a Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree in 1999. She also received a Bachelor of Science from the University of Toronto along with her Masters of Science in Immunology. Dr. Malapitan also obtained a music degree from the Royal Conservatory of Music from the University of Toronto.

Dr. Malapitan provides all aspects of General Dentistry including Restorative Dentistry, Endodontics (Root Canal), Periodontal Treatment, Crowns, Bridges, Implants, Esthetic Dentistry and Dentures.

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Dr. Mike Leeson

Dr. Leeson grew up in a small town between Ancaster and Brantford. He first studied Biochemistry at the University of Guelph and then Dentistry at the University of Toronto, where he graduated in 2015.

After graduation he and his wife moved to Alberta to experience the Rockies as they both enjoy hiking, camping, and skiing. They decided to move back to Ontario in 2019 to be closer to their families.

Dr. Leeson provides all aspects of General Dentistry including Invisalign, Restorative Dentistry, Endodontics (Root Canal), Oral Surgery, Crowns, Bridges, Esthetic Dentistry, and helping people suffering headaches and muscle pain due to poor bites and temporomandibular joint disorders.

Dr. Leeson is also a member of the American Academy of Clear Aligners and a Gold Plus Invisalign Provider.

His hobbies include skiing, hockey, golf, bouldering, and scuba diving. He is an avid photographer and loves to travel. He now has twin daughters and after Covid is hoping to start travelling with them.

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Dr. Gino Gizzarelli

Dr. Gizzarelli completed his first degree at the University of Toronto in pharmacy. He worked as a pharmacist at Toronto General Hospital for 2 years before returning to the University of Toronto to study dentistry. Following his dental degree, he continued his studies in the same university and completed a 3-year, full-time Master’s degree in Dental Anaesthesia. During these 3 years, Gino trained in the operating rooms of the Hospital for Sick Children and Toronto East General Hospital with other training rotations at Toronto Western and Toronto General Hospitals.

Dr. Gizzarelli is a member in good standing with the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario, the American Society of Dentist Anesthesiologists, and the Canadian Academy of Dental Anaesthesia. Dr. Gizzarelli is a diplomat of the American Dental Board of Anesthesiology and the National Dental Board of Anesthesiology. He is a certified specialist in dental anaesthesia (in Ontario).

Through sedation or general anaesthesia, Dr. Gizzarelli looks forward to making you or your child’s appointment very pleasant and is happy to answer any questions or concerns that you may have.

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Meet Our Certified Dental Assistants
Deeana
Dr. Leeson’s assistant
Heidi
Dr. Cameron’s assistant
Tracey
Clinical Coordinator/Sterilization Technician
Nevena
Dr. Malapitan’s assistant
Meet Our Registered Dental Hygienist Team
Karmela
Hygienist
Kristen
Hygienist
Leah
Hygienist
Cindy
Hygienist
Julia
Hygienist
Katrina
Hygienist
Tricia
Hygienist
Mandy
Hygienist
Tiffany
Hygienist
Meet Our Administrative Team
Shelley
Treatment Coordinator
Sue
Office Manager
Daniela
Treatment Coordinator
Wendy
Treatment Coordinator
Corinne
Administrative Coordinator
Chris
Administrative Coordinator
Debra
Administrative Coordinator