Meet Dr. Saso

Michael Saso, DDS

You can experience fear-free dentistry with Dr. Saso’s sedation techniques. He received his DDS (honours) in 1987,Dr. Michael Saso, reconstructive dentist and his Diploma of Dental Anaesthesia in 1990, both at the University of Toronto. Only one dentist per year in Canada graduates with this advanced level of training in anaesthesia.

He began his career as a Dental Intern at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Toronto, learning advanced dental procedures from various dental specialists and furthering his knowledge of anaesthesia and medicine. In 1990, Dr. Saso relocated to Ottawa, Ontario where he joined a group dental practice that focuses on sedation dentistry. Currently, he offers his services at the private practice Dental Anaesthesia Group and provides consultations for the Ottawa Hospital Department of Dentistry. His practice is limited to patients who require advanced techniques of pain and anxiety control.

He is active in many local, national, and international dental associations in the fields of dental anaesthesia, cosmetic dentistry, laser dentistry, implant dentistry, and CAD/CAM dentistry. In 2002, Dr. Saso was selected to be a member of the Pierre Fauchard Academy, which recognizes dentists worldwide for outstanding achievements in their field. Dr. Saso enjoys teaching and has given lectures at provincial and national dental meetings.

Dr. Saso also understands the value in keeping pace with current techniques and procedures. This ensures that he is always able to provide quality care to his patients. He is currently working on expanding his knowledge of surgical and restorative techniques with several internationally respected dental professionals. Many dental professionals refer to and trust that their most sensitive patients will be treated with exceptional care by Dr. Saso.

Dr. Saso continues his education by studying under the mentorship of well renowned experts in the dental world. Currently, he is studying with Dr. Frank Spear, founder and Director of the Seattle Institute of Advanced Dental Education. Dr. Spear is recognized as one of the world's premier educators in esthetic and restorative dentistry. The goal of the training is to provide the most conservative, longest lasting, most esthetic restorations possible based on sound scientific evidence. Dr. Saso is also studying with Dr. Carl Misch on the latest advances in dental implant surgery and restoration at The Misch International Implant Institute. Dr. Saso has been studying closely with Dr. Thomas Balshi of the Institute of Facial Esthetics in Fort Washington Pennsylvania. Dr Balshi was one of the first dentists in the world to study the Teeth in a Day (TIAD) and Teeth in an Hour Guided Surgical procedures, and has been providing these services for over 30 years. He is widely recognized as a world authority on implant therapy. Dr. Saso is also working with Drs. Puri and Mirzayan of Cerecdoctors on advanced Cerec restorations.

When Dr. Saso is not in the office, he enjoys spending time with his lovely wife and their two children. He strives to stay active by skiing, running, and traveling.

Professional Organizations

Academy of Laser DentistryMisch International Implant InstituteInternational Congress of Oral ImplantologistsAmerican Dental Society of Anesthesiology   Spear Education

Call today if you or someone you know needs comfortable dentistry from a dental anaesthesia specialist. Dr. Saso provides Ottawa and Gatineau-area patients with extensive dental reconstruction and advanced anxiety control.

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