Our goal is to treat our patients in the most professional manner

We offer individualized care in a warm, friendly and relaxing environment. Our experienced team is happy to take the time to answer your questions and provide information to help you make informed decisions about your dental health care. We are conveniently located at Clyde and Merivale in the Bleeker mall and offer free parking.


Dr. Valerie Archibald's services include preventative care, cosmetic dentistry, restorative dentistry, root canal treatment, and invisalign orthodontics.

Preventative Care and Hygiene

Check-Ups and Cleanings, Periodontal Scaling, Polishing, Fluoride Treatments, X-Rays, Pit and Fissure Sealants, Gum Treatments, Night Guards and Sport Guards, Oral Hygiene Instruction and Nutritional Counselling

Cosmetic Dentistry

This includes: Porcelain Crowns, Inlays, Bleaching, Porcelain Veneers, Bonding to Repair Chips and Cracks, and Bonding to Close Gaps or Straighten Teeth.


Dr Vichos is pleased to offer Invisalign orthodontics to straighten teeth. Invisalign uses clear, thin yet strong aligners to slowly move the teeth into position. They allow for easier flossing during the straightening process and are barely visible when worn.


More commonly called Root Canal Therapy, this treatment allows an infected tooth to be saved by removing the contents of the root canals and pulp chamber and filling the root canals with a rubbery material called gutta percha. The alternative to root canal therapy is the extraction or removal of the tooth. Endodontically treated teeth are more fragile and most need to be crowned.


We love seeing little children at the office. Until children are 10 years old they only see the dentist. That way, if they need treatment, they already know and feel more comfortable with the dentist. At first visits, children help to examine our stuffed donkey Roderick before having their own exam. Parents please brush your child’s teeth as soon as they erupt until grade 3 and floss any teeth that touch until age 10. No fluoride toothpaste until age 6! But do have your children drink water from the tap to get the perfect 1 part per million of fluoride to build stronger teeth!


Dr. Archibald has over 30 years of experience restoring implants with crowns and bridges. Implants are a great way to replace missing teeth. After an oral surgeon or periodontist has placed the implant in your bone, a crown or bridge can be attached. They can also be used to make partial and complete dentures more secure.


Dr. Valerie Archibald and her experienced staff at Clyde and Merivale in Nepean, offer friendly, compassionate and professional dental care.


Dr. Valerie Archibald


Dr. Valerie Archibald has been proudly caring for patients for over 23 years.


Dr. Naka Selaman



Dr. Eleni Vichos


After 41 years of compassionate care, Dr. Vichos has retired.


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Dear Patients:
It is hard to believe it is almost 2 years into the pandemic. All of our staff are fully vaccinated with boosters. On the downside, Omicron is highly contagious and so we must keep vigilant. I assure you we will continue to do everything we can to keep you safe. We are following all guidelines set out by the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario and Ottawa Public Health and trying to surpass those standards where possible.
Here is a review of what we have done and what to expect:
-Our staff wear PPE appropriate to the services they are performing. For example, for aerosol generating procedures we wear scrubs, gown, N95, Level 3 surgical mask, glasses, face shield, hair coverings and gloves.
-We have installed tempered glass doors on all operatories and Surgically Clean Air machines in every room. Click on the banner to find out all about our fabulous Surgically Clean Air machines which remove 99.998% of viruses from our rooms in very little time.
-A plexiglass shield has been installed at the reception desk.
-We limit the number of people in the office. Only one caregiver per patient or one parent of care giver per child (no siblings).
-You must arrive early and call us from your car at 613-224-3900. We will let you know when to come up. Face masks must be worn in the building and in our office until you are in the treatment room.
-When we call to confirm your appointment we will ask you many questions. These will help prevent you being turned away at the door. Some of these questions are about your social activities and travel outside your home. We truly appreciate your candor. It keeps us, our families and other patients safe.
-When you arrive, you will be asked questions again, your temperature will be taken and you will be given hand sanitizer. If you haven’t already, you will be asked to sign a Patient Acknowledgement of Covid-19 Risk Sheet. This is posted here on our website so you can read it in advance.
- Due to the dramtic increase in our PPE and material costs, there is a surcharge of $12 on every appointment. This charge is not covered by insurance.
-If you or someone you have had contact with has travelled within 14 days of your appointment, or has tested positive for Covid-19, please inform us as soon as possible prior to your appointment and do not come to the office. We will re- book your appointment.
-We are now open Monday through Thursday and Wednesday evenings.
- Patients who are fully vaccinated can have normal cleanings and treatment. For unvaccinated patients hygiene appointments are hand scale and examinations only and aersol generating treatment is limited to urgent and emergent care only.

We appreciate patients not increasing our already very high risk of contracting Covid-19. Please do your part, wash hands frequently, clean commonly touched surfaces often, cough into your sleeve, wear a mask, and get vaccinated as soon as it is offered to you and supply is available. Maintain social distance and do whatever public health authorities ask with respect to socialization so we all can get back to normal sooner.
Stay home, stay safe, get vaccinated, and let’s all get through this safely,

Valerie Archibald DDS

An Important Notice to all Patients of Dr. Archibald and Dr Eleni Vichos

I am writing to let all my patients know that Dr. Eleni Vichos, after a long and distinguished career, is retiring and that after a long and exhaustive search by me, Dr Naka Selaman has agreed to join us.

Dr Vichos practised since 1981 and served our community with clinical excellence and compassion, including several years as the Dental Director at the Ottawa Hospital, Civic Campus. Dr Vichos joined us in 2015 and I have learned so much from her about dentistry for the medically compromised. She has been a valued and well liked team member in the office and we will miss her very much and wish her the very best in her retirement. I knew that this day would come for 2 years now and I searched hard to find the right person to serve our patients with the same dedication. I believe I have finally found the right person in Dr. Selaman.

Dr. Selaman grew up in Ottawa and moved to Manitoba when she was 14 years old. She completed her schooling in Manitoba and graduated from the Faculty of Dentistry at the University of Manitoba in 2012.

Dr Selaman has practised for 10 years and has the degree of experience and compassion you as patients have come to expect at this office. She is personable, kind and knowledgeable with a solid reputation for good quality dentistry. She enjoys all general dentistry, particularly restorative dentistry and crown and bridge, and working with children. She is an experienced surgeon and can handle emergencies with ease.

I am very pleased that she is able to join our team and am sure you will be too.

Valerie Archibald DDS