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Tom Harle, BSc, DDS, D(Pros), MSc, FICD(C) - Prosthodontic Dental CareTom Harle, BSc, DDS, D(Pros), MSc, FICD(C) - Prosthodontic Dental Care

Dr. Harle

Dr. Tom J. Harle

BSc, DDS, D(Pros), MSc, FICD(C) — tom@tomharle.com

Dr Tom Harle OttawaWith gentle hands and a kind heart, Dr. Harle is devoted to giving his patients (and others) the highest quality of prosthodontic dental care. He has committed a considerable amount of his professional life to voluntarily providing dental services to impoverished people in Canada and abroad. Early in his career, he spent time helping disadvantaged native aboriginals receive needed dental care in Ontario’s Northern Communities. Concerned with the levels of poverty in developing countries over the years, he has since volunteered abroad to work in some of the most impoverished and dangerous areas of the world including such places as Peru, Myanmar (Burma), Cambodia, and North Korea.

Continuing his commitment to the community, in 2001 he lent his creativity and vision to found and lead Health Teams International (Canada) – a non-denominational Christian missionary organization which seeks to share hope and help with unreached people groups through short-term healthcare teams.

Motivated by his faith, in 2006 Dr. Harle initiated a volunteer-driven “No-Cost” Dental Centre at The Ottawa Mission that focuses on improving the dental health of Ottawa’s homeless community and those living in local shelters suffering from mental illness, poverty and substance abuse.

In 2012 he founded a new charitable dental initiative that is making oral health relevant, fun and accessible for vulnerable, young, single parent families with the launch of the Portable Ottawa Dental Service (PODS).  In operation with a mobile dental unit, donated supplies and volunteer dentists and hygienists, this portable, no-cost clinic rotates among the agencies of the Young Single Parent Support Network of Ottawa  serving pregnant and new mom teens and their children.

Dr. Harle graduated first in his class in both his undergraduate BSc. degree at Carleton University (1976) and in his Dental program of studies at the University of Toronto (1980). He also completed a Master’s of Science in 1990 in which he won a scholarship for excellence. As a certified Prosthodontic specialist, blessed with energy and commitment, he has several papers to his credit in the fields of dental health and implant rehabilitation. In 2005, he was honored with induction as a Fellow of the International College of Dentists of Canada and in 2012 was recognized with “Oral Health Promotion” and “Community Service” awards from both the Canadian and Ontario Dental Associations. He has also lent his support to professional groups including the Ontario & Canadian Dental Associations, the Christian Medical-Dental Association, and the Association of Prosthodontists of Canada. His efforts have earned him a reputation based on credibility and integrity among the dental profession. Continuing to awaken the social consciousness of others, he encourages Canadians to assume responsibility for aiding their fellow citizens in building a more inclusive and caring society.

Dr. Harle lives in Kanata with his wife Patricia, and enjoys golfing and running (two thumbs up!).


Supporting Team Members

Karen Hogan

Karen Hogan

Office Manager/Administrator — karen@tomharle.com

Karen is the first and last face you see on each of your visits to our office. Her warm, sincere manner and commitment to personal, caring service, will make your visits with us a very positive experience.

Karen Gauthier

Karen Gauthier

Registered Dental Hygienist

Karen is our friendly, gentle office hygienist. Her dedication to patient education and oral care has been helping maintain healthy smiles for many years.

Marilyn Hingorani

Marilyn Hingorani

CDA Level 2

Marilyn is one of two dental assistants to Dr Harle. Her relaxed, caring manner sets patients at ease. She is always ready to answer questions and assist patients with concerns.

Wendy Fleming

Wendy Fleming

CDA Level 2

Wendy is our other dental assistant to Dr. Harle. Her friendly outgoing personality makes patients feel right at home in our office. She is also quick to help our patients with any questions or concerns they my have.

Shannon Helleman

Shannon Helleman

CDA Level 2

Shannon is our office assistant who takes care of any needed liaison with your insurance carrier as well as the friendly voice you will hear when confirming appointments.

"You have contributed to the betterment of my life."

"I can’t thank you enough for your generosity concerning my patient. From the bottom of my heart, thank you! God bless you for your devotion."

“Just a note to let you know that the adjustment you made to my teeth a few months ago is still A-One. The thought of losing that tooth was devastating. Appreciate your kindness and expertise. Thank you!”

"I was feeling a little 'blue' when I came into your office and you really cared! You picked me up! Thank you."

"Thank you for giving me a nicer smile on my wedding day."

"I just wanted to thank you again for taking care of me. Not only are you a great Prosthodontist – you are also a great person. Much appreciated."

"I have been saving your letter since received. It has been so uplifting & sincere, you overwhelm me. Thank you for all your wonderful care. You have helped me to smile again."