About Our Dental Team

We think you will appreciate the warm and friendly manner in which we treat patients. Our commitment is to apply our dental knowledge and skills in a caring and gentle way, so you can feel at ease as we help you attain the smile you desire.
Through providing preventive, restorative, endodontic, surgical, implant and cosmetic dentistry PLUS technologies that make dental visits more pleasant than before we work with you to achieve a smile that can maximize your personal health and appearance, and raise your self-esteem. We’re also a child friendly office, and we want you to know that we treat patients of all ages! As well, the office is wheelchair accessible and in January 2105 we have devoted an entire new suite for wheelchair accessibility with the first in Canada, Diaco Wheelchair Dental Chair!

Dr. Sara Elhawli moved to Sarnia 2010, became a member of the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario 2014 and since then she served Sarnia and Wallaceburg area with great professionalism and relationship-based comprehensive care. Now she calls Sarnia home where she is raising her two children Jenna and Zain. Dr. Sara Elhawli is a member of RCDSO (Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario), ODA, CDA, AGD, Ontario Academy of General Dentistry, AAID (American Academy of Implant Dentistry). Continuing her education, she has received advanced training in orthodontics, endodontics, paediatric dentistry, CBCT imaging, implant dentistry, dental surgery and laser dentistry. Dr. Sara Elhawli and Oak Acres Dental team are passionate about improving smiles everyday through the many services they offer; hygiene, restorative, cosmetic and orthodontics whether braces or Invisalign . We are dedicated to provide our patients with the personalized gentle care that they deserve. Our CBCT machine facilitates root canals, wisdom teeth extraction and implant placement with higher precision.

Dr. Soden is a graduate of the University of Toronto, Faculty of Dentistry and is a member of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists,  Ontario Dental Association, Canadian Dental Association,  Chicago Dental Society, Lambton County Dental Society and the Royal College of Dental Surgeons Ontario. Dr Soden also holds a certificate from the University of Toronto in Cone Beam CT and holds a Royal College of Dental Surgeons Ontario Dental CT Scanner Facility Permit.

Dr. Soden was named to "The Mayor's Honour List" for the City of Sarnia in 2015 for outstanding service to the People and City of Sarnia.  Also Dr. Soden received the "Exceptional Accessible Physical Environment Award"  from the City of Sarnia and Breaking Barriers to Business 2015 for ensuring exemplary physical accessibility for Persons with disabilities.
Meet our Team!


Dental Surgeons:  Dr. Sara Elhawli and Dr. Larry Soden
Practice Manager: Fady BE CS., ITP
Hygienists: Todd   B.Sc., RDH ,  Heather RDH
Assistants: Sarah CDA I   Becky CDAII  
Administrators: Adrienne CDA, Cristal & Diane