Welcome to Pretoria Bridge Dental. We’re proud to have been a family-focused practice here in Downtown Ottawa since the 1950s. Through thoughtful communication and thorough examination, we take the time to meet each patient’s individual needs. Using modern technology and advanced techniques, we work with our patients to provide gentle, professional dental care in a warm, comfortable environment. Dr. Hoeschen, Dr. Watkins, Dr. Wong, and the entire team at Pretoria Bridge Dental believe in establishing strong, trusting relationships with our patients. Our highly-trained staff is dedicated to restoring, enhancing, and maintaining your oral health. At Pretoria Bridge Dental, our focus is on comprehensive dental care and exceptional results — every time. We look forward to seeing you soon.
Dr. Tim Hoeschen was born and raised in Morden, Manitoba. He was a student at the University of Winnipeg, graduating with honours in 2002 with a Bachelor of Science degree. He continued onto graduate from the University of Manitoba in 2006 with a Doctorate in Dental Medicine with the assistance of UMSU bursarys and the 50th Reunion Faculty of Dentistry bursary.
Dr. Serena Wong received a Bachelor of Science in Biopharmaceutical Sciences (summa cum laude) from the University of Ottawa in 2005. With the assistance of a National Science and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) Graduate Award of Excellence scholarship, she continued her graduate studies at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute in 2007..
Dr. Jessica Gubernat was born and raised in Mississauga, Ontario. She graduated from the University of Guelph with a Bachelors of Science with Distinction in BioMedical Science where she was also on the Deans Honour list. Dr. Gubernat then went on to complete her Doctor of Dental Surgery at Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry with Distinction at the University of Western Ontario where she was on the Deans Honour list and in the standing first quarter of her class.
Keith is originally from St. John’s, Newfoundland and lived there until moving away to complete his undergraduate degree at Mount Allison University (2001) in New Brunswick. While there, he graduated with first class honours and distinction with a degree in biochemistry and received the University Leadership Certificate for extensive co-curricular leadership on campus.
Patients count on our experience & expertise for accurate & diagnoses.
Our doctors have a depth of training for advanced dental care.
Our experience translates to a smooth, seamless patient experience.
We want to be your partners in dental health.
“I've been going to Pretoria Bridge Dental since I was a kid and the experience has always been extremely pleasant. I've seen different staff throughout the years but they have always been amazing. Even after moving further away, I would still come back for the wonderful service. Highly recommend.”
“The best dental clinic that I know of. Dr. Hoeschen gave me 8 veneers and they look fantastic! I am always receiving compliments about them and I no longer try to hide my smile. The procedure was done very professionally and I was comfortable the entire time over multiple appointments. He and Aline are an amazing team that will deliver exceptional care. The whole office is an exceptional team. It really shows that he has a passion for dentistry and has pursued advanced dentistry to the best level possible. I myself am a dentist and he is one of the only dentists I would trust with my teeth!”
“The staff at Pretoria dental are amazing they are knowledgeable caring and empathetic especially to those patients who have a bit of dental anxiety! Procedures are thorough, and current. Recently renovated the facilities are streamlined and state-of-the-art! Front of house staff are welcoming and treat you with warmth and respect! Ashley is completely and totally awesome and very talented! Highly recommend”
“If I could give this office 10 stars I would. The receptionist was very friendly. Dr. Gubernat was amazing as well as her assistant.they made you feel very relaxed and they are very professional. Sophie the dental hygienist was also amazing. Very happy with their services and I highly recommend.”
“I have enjoyed every experience I've had at Pretoria Bridge Dental and as someone who used to dread dental visits, that's not something I thought I'd ever say. The front staff are knowledgeable, efficient and friendly. The hygienists and dentists I've seen are the same! So knowledgeable and patient answering any questions I have. The facilities are very modern, clean and I love that there are screens in the rooms where the dentists can show and explain the photos and x-rays of your teeth.”
“I have been a patient at Pretoria Bridge Dental all my life (since I was 3-4 years old). I have had the pleasure of seeing multiple hygienists and dentists over that period and I've had an excellent experience each time. All the staff are very friendly and competent. And the office is very well set up (the new renovations are excellent). Also, the central location is convenient as I have moved numerous times around Ottawa (East, West, South). I highly recommend Pretoria Bridge Dental to anyone looking for a dentist in Ottawa.”
We have two free parking spaces in our clinic lot. Also, there are five parking spaces at the Ottawa Chinese Bible Church (on the corner of Main and Graham). On Graham Avenue you will find two-hour parking available; while there is also parking on Hawthorne Street from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., and then again from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.