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Our Team

Dr. Siavash Alam

(General Dentist)

Born in London, Dr. Siavash Alam grew up in Vancouver, where he completed high school, and went onto UBC to complete his Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry. He prides himself on the quality of restorative, aesthetic, and implant dentistry he provides for his patients. Dr. Alam is a caring, calm, and enthusiastic dentist, and does exemplary dental work, and has many years of experience working with anxious and nervous patients. His philosophy focuses on prevention, helping his patients achieve and maintain healthy mouths and beautiful smiles.

Dr. Alam is certified as an Invisalign provider, which enables him to provide orthodontic treatment without the use of traditional wire braces. He believes that a balanced bite achieved through orthodontic treatment is the key to the longevity of teeth.


Dr. Alam uses 3D scanning technologies, and 3D printed surgical stents to place implants in the safest and most predictable manner. He has received training in placing/restoring dental implants at the West Coast Institute at UBC and AIC (Advanced dental Implant research and education Centre) of Canada. In addition, he has finished continuing dental education at UBC for soft tissue grafting (gum grafting).

Dr. Siavash Alam also believes in using botulinum toxin (Botox/Dysport) for aesthetic and therapeutic (Migraine and myofascial Pain) purposes. He has finished his advanced training at Pacific Training Institute in Vancouver.

Dr. Alam is a member of the Canadian Dental Association, the BC College of Dental Surgeons, the BC Dental Association.

When he’s not at the clinic, he enjoys running and hiking in the summertime and snowboarding during the snow season, taking advantage of BC’s beautiful mountains and slopes.

Dr. Robert Johnson

(General Dentist aka The Denture King!)

Rob graduated from the University of Alberta in 2009. He has been practicing in Salmon Arm ever since and he is excited to join the team at Montebello Dental. He has spent the majority of his career trying to find a better way to help people improve their health. He is passionate about helping people understand the connection between facial development and TMJ issues and sleep apnea. Dentistry should be at the absolute forefront of improving people’s overall health, and Dr. Rob is glad to be on the leading edge of changing healthcare paradigms.

Dr. Rob also loves to explain to patients that dentures and oral surgery were the only two good parts of an otherwise worthless program when he went to dental school. So, his other main passion is helping people replace their missing teeth. If you are struggling with dentures that are loose or uncomfortable, or you have teeth that can’t be repaired and you need to get dentures for the first time, book an appointment with Dr. Rob today.

In his free time, Dr. Rob spends as much time with his kids as he can – taking them to the beach and the waterslides in the summer, and skiing and sledding in the winter. You might also find Dr. Rob golfing or sky diving!

Carrie Otto RHD

(Registered Dental Hygienist)

Carrie hails from Edmonton AB. She completed her diploma in dental hygiene in Toronto Ont. Graduating in 2010. She began her career in her hometown of Edmonton but after the birth of her first child the decision was made to make the leap. Moving to the Okanagan almost 8 years ago for family, lakes, and mountains! Now she feels like she’s found her forever home.

Her passion for dentistry and her patients drives her to find the best ways to provide preventative dentistry. Helping you reduce the overall break down of your teeth, gums and even sleep and breath better Helping her patients understand that your overall general health starts in the mouth.

Carrie prides herself on making a genuine connection with her patients. Her compassion, knowledge and nonjudgmental attitude help her, help you navigate your oral health care needs.

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