Our Team

Our team at SOUTH PORCUPINE DENTAL.

Dr. Yasir Shakir 


Dr. Shakir is a highly skilled dentist with over 25 years of extensive experience in virtually every field of modern dentistry. He is particularly adept at oral surgery including surgical operations for removal of impacted teeth, surgical removal of cystic lesions, endontic and periapical surgery. His particular professional passion is in creating and restoring beautiful smiles. He has placed more than 300 implants and numerous crowns and bridges.  Dr. Shakir is married with two children who are the pride and focus of his life.

Dr. Mohamed Al-Sabagh 


Dr. Al graduated from Bagdad University in 1995 and has practiced for 23 years. Dr. Al recieved his Diploma in Dental Implantology at the University of Freiburg, Germany in 2012, as well as his masters degree in Prosthodontics M.Sc. He has extensive experience with Invisalign, Veneers, Implants, Crown and Bridge as well as Surgical extractions.  Dr. Al practiced at the NMC Specialty Hospital in Dubai from 2003-2013 doing prosthodontics. As a family man and father of four children, he is fully aware and sensitive to  the needs of patients with a hectic lifestyle. Dr. Al enjoys fishing and soccer. 

Amanda Michie RDH (Office Manager)


Amanda Michie, our intrepid office manager, helps organize our fast paced dental clinic to ensure our patient flow is efficient and pleasant. As a Registered Dental Hygienist, she is fully conversant with most procedures and is able to schedule the appropriate time and professional for each individual case. Amanda's family is her pride and joy, an active sports and nature enthusiast, Amanda and family enjoy the wonders of our great outdoors. 

Robin Raposo (DA)


Robin Raposo, our newest member of our team, is making a valuable contribution as a receptionist and sterilization expert. She employs a pleasant demeanour and strong dedication to ensure our patients are well served. Robin enjoys mother nature and when she is away from our dental clinic, she can be found enjoying the great outdoors. 

Kourtney Kulchar (RDH)


Kourtney Kulchar is a "Dean's Honour Roll" graduate of Fanshawe College in 2010. She enjoys all aspects of working in the dental field as a Registered Dental Hygienist. A member of the Canadian Dental Hygiene Association (CDHA) and College of Dental Hygienists of Ontario (CDHO) since 2010. Kourtney is committed to staying on top of new innovations and skills, to provide the best oral care experience for her clients. Her experience as a new mom has helped Kourtney to understand how to foster a comforting atmosphere for not only children but indeed, clients of all ages. An active sports enthusiast, Kourtney enjoys dance, softball, hockey and snowmobiling. 

Francine Vallee Groulx (DA Level I)


Francine  graduated with honours from Cambrian College as a Certified Dental Assistant and has been Nationally Certified since 1988. Completed Level II Dental Assisting a Seneca College in 1996. Francine is a member and a convenor for the Ontario Dental Assistants Association. She has been with the office since 2006. Being bilingual in French and English has proven to be an asset to our Dental Office. Francine spends her winters on a ski Hill and summers fishing for the Big One. Having raised two boys, she understands the importance of patience and gentle care in our office.

Tammy-Raposo (RDH)


Tammy graduated from the Dental Hygiene program at Cambrian College in 2011 with great distinction. She is a member of the Canadian Dental Hygiene Association (CDHA) and College of Dental Hygiene of Ontario (CDHO). Tammy's gentle nature and dedication to optimal oral health ensure her clients are recieving the best quality of care. A dedicated fisher-woman, she can most often be found on any of our many lakes and rivers in her spare time.