Meet Our Doctors

At Jacobs & Associates, we have a caring and friendly team that has been serving the Oakville community since 1985. For every patient, we encourage communication at all levels, and we value listening to our patients to understand each patient's individual needs and goals. This allows our dentists and our staff to tailor our treatment plans to meet each patient's unique needs. We also have an excellent referral network for any more specialised needs!

Dr. Jacobs of Jacobs & Associates in Oakville, ON

Dr. Jacobs

Dr. Jacobs loves all aspects of family dentistry. He is an experienced dentist with a skill set that includes CAD/CAM Dentistry, Orthodontics, Oral Surgery, Implant Surgery, Occlusion Design, Full Mouth Rehabilitations as well as Moderate IV Sedation. Dr. Jacobs has attended numerous Continuous Education courses and hands-on programs. His goal is to stay ahead of the ever-changing field of dentistry.

Dr. Jacobs is a member of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID), the Ontario Dental Association (ODA), The Canadian Dental Association (CDA), The Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) and he also maintains his membership at the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA).

Dr. Jacobs spends most of his free time with his lovely wife, Alet and their three children. He enjoys most outdoor activities, including cycling, swimming, hiking, scuba diving and skiing.

Dr. Atwaul of Jacobs & Associates in Oakville, ON

Dr. Atwaul

Dr. Atwaul pursued her dental education at Schulich Dentistry - University of Western Ontario, where she earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree. Seeking to broaden her expertise, she embarked on a journey to New York City, where she completed a rigorous General Practice Residency program. Shortly after, Dr. Atwaul joined our practice in October 2023. With a deep commitment to excellence, Dr. Atwaul enhances her skills through continuing education courses, ensuring her patients receive the highest quality care. Outside of dentistry, she enjoys hiking scenic trails, and has a passion for travel and adventure.

Dr. Shaar

Dr. Shaar

Dr. Lina Shaar is a general dentist who is dedicated to providing gentle and personalized dental care. With a passion for educating her patients, Dr. Shaar helps them improve their oral health and achieve their dental goals. She loves every aspect of dentistry, bringing extensive experience from her years of private practice and training in Canada and the UAE.

“I enjoy meeting new people from diverse backgrounds and interests. It’s incredibly rewarding to see how my work directly enhances the quality of life for my patients. My daily satisfaction comes from knowing I’ve created high-quality, long-lasting dental restorations and healthy smiles.”

Dr. Shaar’s commitment to excellence is reflected in her academic achievements. A consistent Dean’s Honor Roll student, she has received numerous prestigious awards. She earned her undergraduate degree with honors in Chemistry & Biochemistry from Western University in London, Ontario, in 2005, and her DMD from the University of Manitoba – School of Dentistry in Winnipeg, Manitoba, in 2009.

As a lifelong learner, Dr. Shaar continually enhances her skills with additional certifications in Invisalign, Comprehensive Dental Implant Training, CEREC, and cosmetic dentistry. She is an active member of the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario (RCDSO), Canadian Dental Association, Ontario Dental Association, and Halton-Peel Dental Association.

Outside of her professional life, Dr. Shaar loves spending time with her husband and three young boys. She enjoys tennis, reading, and traveling.

Dr. Buchanan of Jacobs & Associates in Oakville, ON

Dr. Buchanan (RETIRED)

Dr. Buchanan is a long time Oakville resident married with four grown children. He graduated from the University of Toronto. Dr. Buchanan has practiced at this current location for 24 years now. Whenever time allows he enjoys playing golf and hockey.

Dr. Shaughnessy of Jacobs & Associates in Oakville, ON

​Dr. Shaughnessy (RETIRED)

Dr. Shaughnessy grew up in Oakville. He graduated from the University of Toronto as a general dentist. He has been practicing in Oakville for over 30 years. He and his wife have three grown daughters and now three grandsons. Dr. Shaughnessy enjoys hockey, curling, golf and spending time at his cottage, especially with his family.

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