Dental Surgeon

Dr. Derek MJ Turner

Dr. Derek M.J. Turner has over 40 years experience in dentistry, and is one of Ottawa’s preeminent members in the dental field.

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My Hours

Mon8:15AM – 4:00PM
Tues8:15AM – 4:00PM
Wed8:15AM – 4:00PM
ThursCosmetic Dentistry Only

About Dr. Turner

Short Bio

I am a son of a 91 year-old gorgeous mother Joan; the husband of Elaine, whom I have loved for more than half a century; a father of three beautiful human beings; a father-in-law to two wonderful people; a brother to a loving & helpful sister, Jane; a “Poppy” to an astounding grandson, Liam; and a dentist for nearly five decades serving lovely patients, all of whom have given me more than I have given them.

My life is defined by family and profession. I will never “retire” (ruled by my continuing good health) from my practice, no more than I will from my family. Retirement would be giving up a part of me.

After graduating in 1972 (high in my class and higher in OQAA football), I moved from Toronto to Ottawa, a family home base with my wife Elaine (then two years married). With good fortune I was one of five dentists creating the largest group practice in Ontario in 1973. We were first with many dental services including computerization in 1979. A decade later I built a dozen Tridont satellite offices in the Ottawa area in high-traffic and high-profile retail centres. At the time it was a brave and innovative change for the profile of dental offices.

Leaving Tridont in 1989 and finding a lifetime brother in Dr. Berne Reesor, I co-founded, with him, Holland Cross Dental Centre.

I am blessed by family, friends and thousands of dental patients throughout my 50 years of dentistry.

You are my life.

Humbly and happily,
Dr. Derek MJ Turner

I’m proud of the word-of-mouth I’ve earned!

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Contact Details

457 Metcalfe Street Ottawa, ON K2P 1T1