After graduating from the University of Alberta in 1998 I came to Athabasca to work as a new graduate, after a short time the opportunity came to purchase the clinic.
I live here in Athabasca with my wife and two daughters, and enjoy golfing, travel and spending time at the lake.
I also have a firm belief that every patient gets treated as if they were my family. My number one priority is making sure my patients are comfortable and they received a valuable service.
Graduated from the University of Alberta in 1997 and started at the Athabasca Dental Clinic in September 2010. As a dentist, there are many aspects to my job. I feel the most important is to listen to the concerns of the patient and provide them with all the possible treatment options. I have taken additional training in orthodontics, root canals and one-visit crown to be able to provide as much treatment as I can here in town. As well, I try to make patient appointments as comfortable as we can by providing gentle freezing and compassionate care.
We moved to Rochester in 2010 with our three children. We were looking for rural lifestyle and all the advantages it has to offer. We really value our family time together especially on the ski hill. I enjoy playing guitar, reading and spending time outdoors when I’m away from the office I volunteer at the Rochester School as part of their Band program.
The satisfaction that comes with my job is when I help someone. What I do can make a big difference in someone’s life. Sometimes that means getting them out of discomfort with a toothache. Sometimes that means improving their smile and they feel about themselves. And sometime that means getting them through a nervous experience by giving lots of TLC. Every day presents new challenges, and dealing with people means that the unexpected always can happen.
I graduated from the University of Alberta with a Bachelor of Science, followed by a Doctor Dental Surgery degree in 2017, My husband and I always imagined ourselves moving to a small town, so we were overjoyed when the opportunity arose for me to work in Athabasca. I was immediately impressed by the caring staff at the Athabasca Dental Clinic and I knew it was the kind of environment I’d be proud to work in.
I am passionate about providing the best care possible to all of my patients. I do my best to explain all treatment options so that my patients can both understand their dental work, and make educated decisions. I always take time to make sure my patients are comfortable and pain free throughout their appointment. I love working with children and adults alike. I welcome patients of all ages. I do not take short cuts and feel strongly about providing quality dentistry.
I enjoy exercising, being outdoors, and spending quality time with my family. My husband and I are heading to Nicaragua in March of 2018 to provide dental care for a remote community in severe need of medical/dental attention. Giving back is a very big part of our lives and we do our best to take on a project every year that will in a positive way.
I look forward to becoming part of this community and making this my home for many years to come.