At Deer Valley Dental Care, we are extremely proud of our diverse, professional team that provides the care and support for all your needs!

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Deer Valley Dental Care Team

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Craig Hayes

Position: Manager

Joined Deer Valley Dental Care: 2006

Service Philosophy: I believe in friends helping friends. Every patient every time. I’m proud of what we are at Deer Valley Dental Care, it’s important to me that patients see what I know, this team cares. I’m distressed when I see a patient in pain so my goal is to help them see how our team will walk them through the process of treating the cause of the pain.

Personal Interests: Singing playing piano, family.

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Kaitlin Pillar

Position: Assistant Manager

Joined Deer Valley Dental Care: 2008

Service Philosophy: I feel that the best patient care begins with patient education. This allows patients to have a thorough understanding of their oral health and provides them the opportunity to make educated decisions on their treatment options.

Personal Interests: Reading, Fishing, Gardening, Hiking, Camping, Baking

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Elaine Hall

Position:  Registered Dental Assistant, Assistant to Dr Ali

Joined Deer Valley Dental Care: 1995

Service Philosophy: I feel like I can help patients best when I can share my 25 years professional and personal experience.

Personal Interests: I like to travel, hike , camp, outdoor stuff, play the piano.

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Melissa Schoenfeldt

Position: Registered Dental Assistant, Assistant to Dr. Ali

Joined Deer Valley Dental Care: 2011

Service Philosophy: They show up in fear and leave wanting a hug with a smile on their face!!! Most people have terrible experiences as a child and I love showing them how far and less uncomfortable dentistry has become.

Personal Interests: I am a soccer mom, love to paint , and watch movies with my boys. I have been with the love of my life for 17 years , he’s my high school sweetheart.

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Darlene Dueck

Position: Registered Dental Assistant for Dr. Philipow

Joined Deer Valley Dental Care: 2004

Service Philosophy: I believe in providing a positive experience for each and every patient. Making their experience as comfortable and enjoyable as possible. Listening to the patient’s concerns, providing all the treatment options and supporting the patient as they choose the option that is most suited to them. Dental care can look different for each patient!

Personal Interests: Things I love to do in my spare time : reading, hiking, walking my dog, playing board games and traveling. My favourite trip was to Northern Italy and Paris with our back packs and train pass!!

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Trudi Klassen

Position: Registered Dental Assistant, Assistant to Dr. Mori

Joined Deer Valley Dental Care: 2011

Service Philosophy: To provide compassionate care.

Personal Interests: Dirt bikes!

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Hayley Mae Salingua

Position: Registered Dental Assistant, Assistant to Dr. Dhanji

Joined Deer Valley Dental Care: 2015

Service Philosophy: Give the patient the best possible care that they need and make their visit a comfortable and satisfying one.

Personal Interests: I enjoy playing musical instruments with my family. I love outdoor activities like hiking, biking, fishing and boating.

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Oksana Cherbina

Position: Registered Dental Assistant for Dr. Moussa

Joined Deer Valley Dental Care: 2011

Service Philosophy: I feel like I can help patients best when I am happy and rested.

Personal Interests: In my free time I enjoy practicing yoga. I have an active life stile. With my family I like to play tennis, bicycling, hiking. I spend a lot of time in summer gardening with my kids.

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Susan Sweetnam

Position: Registered Dental Assistant, Assistant to Dr. Don

Joined Deer Valley Dental Care: 2011

Service Philosophy: I feel like I have accomplished my goal if a patient walks in very nervous and dreading there appointment and walks out feeling good about their dental experience.

Personal Interests: Hiking is my passion and I try to keep fit by doing hot yoga a couple of times a week.

Shane Sawh

Position: Assistant to Dr. Mori

Joined Deer Valley Dental Care: 2016

Service Philosophy:

Personal Interests:

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Lamia Souraya

Position: Registered Dental Assistant, Assistant to Dr. Moussa

Joined Deer Valley Dental Care: 2014

Service Philosophy: Always be kind and understanding. I feel like I can help patients better when I put myself in their shoes.

Personal Interests: Hiking, Road trips, Concerts, Netflix-ing, Hanging out with family.

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Puneet Khaira

Position: Registered Dental Assistant for Dr. Waleed

Joined Deer Valley Dental Care: 2015

Treatment Philosophy: I feel I can connect very well with patients and am able to develop a friendly bond with them. I am at ease in communicating with our patients and gel very well with kids. I feel I can help reduce their anxiety about dental treatments.

Personal Interests: I am passionate about outdoors, love to travel and plan to explore around the world. I enjoy reading and cooking. I love challenges and consider myself very hardworking and dedicated. My absolute guilt pleasure is shopping and indulging in some good desserts.

Sherry Li

Position: Registered Dental Assistant, Assistant to Dr. Shwaluk

Joined Deer Valley Dental Care: 2014

Service Philosophy: I believe the patients are central to everything we do. Provide the best dental health care we can to our patients through a team effort is my goal, and seeing patients happy is my reward. I believe I have the customer service skills – and working with all our team members is certainly something I enjoy.

Personal Interests: Swimming, hiking, traveling

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Faryal Nekzad

Position: Registered Dental Assistant for Dr. Don Robertson

Joined Deer Valley Dental Care: 2013

Service Philosophy: I enjoy talking to my patients and building a relationship. I also like to explain every step of the procedure which I feel helps patients feel at ease when in the dental chair.

Personal Interests: My personal interests are taking small road trips to the Alberta Rocky Mountains, travelling and reading.

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Jackelyn Douglas

Position: Registered Dental Assistant for Dr. Waleed Al-Turfi and Dr. Kaitlin Enns

Joined Deer Valley Dental Care: 2010

Service Philosophy: I feel like I can help patients best by taking the time to explain about the treatment they need and why it is beneficial for them to do it. The pros and cons and help them make an educated decision on what is best for them.

Personal Interests: I enjoying travelling to different places in the world. My favourite is Thailand. I like hanging out with my friends and going on hikes. I enjoying family time, especially seeing my two adorable nephews!

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Jennifer Graham

Position: Registered Dental Assistant for Dr. Tobin Doty

Joined Deer Valley Dental Care: 2014

Service Philosophy: A patient is more than just teeth. Here at DeerValley their more like family!

Personal Interests: Enjoy the outdoors, swimming, painting, and animals.

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Amy Atwal

Position: Registered Dentist Assistant, Assistant to Dr. Doty.

Joined Deer Valley Dental Care: 2006

Amy makes sure that patients leave the dental office with a smile. Like the rest of the team, her goal is to see every patient happy with the treatment they’ve received.

To Amy, dentistry should always be a pleasant experience. That’s why she strives to help patients every step of the way.

When not in practice, Amy can be found busy gardening, playing badminton or volleyball, and biking. If not, she’s most likely spending time reading, cooking, or watching movies.

Meet Amy in your next visit at Deer Valley Dental Care located in South Calgary!

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Alina Ivanov

Position: Registered Dental Assistant, Assistant to Dr. Premi

Joined Deer Valley Dental Care: 2015

Service Philosophy: Treat everybody the same and help getting the best treatment option.

Personal Interests: I’m a programming tech person in my free time. Love to paint, sew, and hike in the lovely mountains back home.

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Chona Almero

Position: Registered Dental Hygienist

Joined Deer Valley Dental Care: 2012

Treatment Philosophy: I strive for excellence with every patient.

Personal Interests: I enjoy outdoor activities with family like tennis, biking sometimes mountain biking and camping in summer time.

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Colin M.

Position: Registered Dental Hygienist

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Gwen Stopanski

Position: Registered Dental Hygienist

Joined Deer Valley Dental Care: 1999

Treatment Philosophy: Work with clients to accomplish the desired goal.

Personal Interests: I enjoy reading and love animals. I also enjoy testing my skills in a challenging poker tournament.

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Shannon Zorn

Position: Registered Dental Hygienist

Joined Deer Valley Dental Care: 2006

Treatment Philosophy: Providing dental hygiene services to the community with professionalism, dedication, and compassion.

Personal Interests: Camping, Skiing, Painting, Boating, Fishing

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Jaz Tathgur

Position: Registered Dental Hygienist

Joined Deer Valley Dental Care: 2010

Treatment Philosophy: Knowledge is the key.

Personal Interests: I enjoy spending my time with my cousins and going out and trying new restaurants. I love arts and crafts (a lot of DIY) along with been physically active 😉

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Sue Burgess

Registered Dental Hygienist

Joined Deer Valley Dental Care: 2003

Treatment Philosophy: I love being a dental hygienist. I hope that when you leave from an appointment with me that you will understand the importance of oral health and how it plays such a big role in your overall health. I feel I can help patients best when I know as much about them as possible, find out what is important to them, acknowledge their needs and fears. An appointment with me is not just about scraping teeth!! A cleaning may take a number of appointments or be as quick as 20 minutes. Every patient is an individual, every one is different.

Personal Interests: I love my family and try to put them first. However after all these years I am just learning how to take some “me” time. I try to work out at the gym, watch my diet and include something I love for “just me” in my day. I love to read and complete puzzles–any puzzles, logic, suduko, jigsaw, etc. I love to travel! Anywhere warm!! Ask me any questions about Disney vacations or cruising. I have been on a African safari to Kenya and Tanzania….driven across Europe. I love to hear where people originate from—many people are so brave to move to Calgary. I am a second generation Calgarian. I love watching tennis!! My dream is to attend every grand slam event and meet Roger Federer!

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Tanya Portnoy

Position: Registered Dental Hygienist

Joined Deer Valley Dental Care: 2013

Treatment Philosophy: I strive to use al my knowledge and experience to improve patient’s Oral and Overall Health. Through my practice of Dental Hygiene, I hope to enhance people’s dental experience while providing them with a friendship built upon trust, honesty, and privacy.

Personal Interests: I enjoy reading books, going for bike ride, travelling and spending time with family and friends.

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Wendy Berg

Position: Registered Dental Hygienist

Joined Deer Valley Dental Care:

Treatment Philosophy: I like to work along side of our patients to help them reach their dental health goals.

Personal Interests: Baking Bread, reading, cater to my children and drive them everywhere, road trips.

 

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Brieanna Duffy

Position: Registered Dental Hygienist

Joined Deer Valley Dental Care: 2015

Patient  Treatment Philosophy: I feel like I can help patients best when we work as a team. Whether it be the support and advice from fellow co-workers or communicating with a patient to help optimize their oral health and provide them with the best dental experience possible, working together is the key to success.

Personal Interests: I enjoy doing anything active and adventurous. My favourite activities include soccer, running, field hockey and ringette. In the next few years, I am hoping to travel more frequently and volunteer in underprivileged countries. However, I am most frequently flying back home to Ontario to visit my family and friends.

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Nosheen Khan

Position: Registered Dental Hygienist

Joined Deer Valley Dental Care: 2016

Patient  Treatment Philosophy: My favourite thing about being a hygienist is helping my patients improve their dental and overall health.

Personal Interests: Painting, cooking, spending time with friends and family and travelling whenever I get the chance.

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Hawa Jackson

Position: Continuing Care Coordinator

Joined Deer Valley Dental Care: 2013

Service Philosophy: I feel I can help patients best by being empathetic , sympathetic and being a good listener. always putting theirs needs first.

Personal Interests: Outdoor life, cooking , reading, and  gardening.

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Liucija Markeviciute

Position: Treatment Coordinator for Dr. Waleed Al-Turfi and Dr. Premi

Joined Deer Valley Dental Care: 2015

Service Philosophy: My goal is to provide each patient with high quality customer service. I feel like I can help patients best when I treat them with respect, compassion and understanding. Same way I would treat my family and friends. I work hard to accommodate all of patients’ needs, answer all of their questions and make sure financial part of their treatment is as smooth as possible and with no surprises.

Personal Interests: Books, movies, bicycle riding, badminton, being outdoors…

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Joshna Odedra

Position: Treatment Coordinator for Dr. Dhanji and Dr. Headley

Joined Deer Valley Dental Care: 2014

Service Philosophy: Helping patients with insurance, billing, and answering any questions they have. Always be there when patients need help.

Personal Interests: Cooking, reading, and hiking.

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Jody Chaffin

Position: Treatment Coordinator for Dr. Don Robertson and Dr. Salame

Joined Deer Valley Dental Care: 2001

Service Philosophy: I enjoy working in this office and have for many years as we are
an office dedicated to quality patient care .

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Norma Winget

Position: Treatment Coordinator for Dr. Ali and Dr. Enns

Joined Deer Valley Dental Care: 2015

Service Philosophy: I feel like I can help patients best by doing my best to handle all of their questions and concerns about their treatment plan.

Personal Interests: Camping and boating.

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Helen Park

Position: Treatment Coordinator for Dr. Shwaluk

Joined Deer Valley Dental Care: 2012

Service Philosophy: I am a staff here, and a client at the same time. I try to look at all the services in the eyes of a client whether we are providing satisfactory services to them.

Personal Interests: Cross country skiing, walking, aqua aerobics, arts and crafts.

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Alyssa Cornelson

Position: Treatment Coordinator for Dr. Moussa

Joined Deer Valley Dental Care: May 2016

Service Philosophy: I feel like I can help patients best when I take the time to go through all of their needs and concerns and answer any questions they may have so they have the best possible understanding of their treatment and they can leave here smiling.

Personal Interests: I enjoy long walks, trying out new food and spending time with friends and family.

Corina Neagu

Position: Treatment Coordinator for Dr. Tobin Doty

Corina Neagu became part of the Deer Valley Dental Care family in June 2016.

As a Treatment Coordinator, Corina makes sure to listen to patient needs. She’s always been passionate for acute care and loves sharing her expertise with people in need of assistance.

To Corina, it’s most important to serve with a kind word and a smile. She sees to it that patients feel comfortable receiving necessary dental care.

When not in the dental office, Corina spends time reading, caring for and learning more about plants and animals, particularly cats and horses. She loves cooking for her family and also enjoys bonding with her daughter, who loves riding horses, at the barn.

Let Corina help you understand your dental treatment options better. Schedule your next visit to DVDC today!

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Jen Jalink

Position: Greeter

Joined Deer Valley Dental Care: 2009

Patient Service Philosophy: To greet every patient as they come in and make sure that they are taken care of.

Personal Interests: I enjoy reading, walking, dancing and being with friends and family.

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Shareen Amershi

Position: Greeter

Joined Deer Valley Dental Care: 2014

Service Philosophy: I feel like I can help patients best when I am calm and empathetic towards their needs.

Personal Interests:  Reading, spending time with family, travelling, and I enjoy playing Candy Crush.

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Susan Kieswetter

Position: Greeter

Joined Deer Valley Dental Care: 2008

Service Philosophy: When patients come in I always greet them with a friendly smile and make them feel as comfortable as possible. I enjoy the interaction I have with our patients, and always make them feel as comfortable as I can and offer coffee and water too, with that friendly smile!

Personal Interests:  Long walks, chalk painting, spending time with family and friends, enjoying the great outdoors.

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Clair Chow

Position: Accounts Receivable

Joined Deer Valley Dental Care: 2008

Service Philosophy: Brushing & flossing twice a day helps keep the dental bill at bay.

Personal Interests:  Biking & hiking in the summers, reading, gaming. Looking to learn how to play electric guitar & take up boxing.

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Kodie Page

Position: Assistant to Manager, Phlebotomist

Joined Deer Valley Dental Care: 2014

Service Philosophy: I feel that I can help patients best when I can pull knowledge from our other team members. We have a great team at Deer Valley Dental Care that is always looking out for the patients in our office.

Personal Interests:  Computers, games, video’s. Enjoy physics, biology and politics; any lecture or seminar is great.

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Michelle Eades

Position: Assistant to Craig Hayes

Joined Deer Valley Dental Care: 1996

Service Philosophy: My philosophy in life and at work is do unto others as you would have them do unto you. I believe in giving our patient’s the best customer care I can give, as I appreciate their business and feel happy knowing I have done my best to help them.

Personal Interests:  I enjoy walking, hiking, golfing and watching my son compete slope style skiing and my daughter compete in the jumpers with her horse.

Ashley Knibbs

Ashley Knibbs joined Deer Valley Dental Care team November 2016.

As a receptionist, Ashley makes sure to stay organized so she can help patients best. Ashley is passionate about providing quality dental care services to everyone. She believes this is always possible with hard work and dedication.

When not in the office assisting patients, Ashley gets busy baking, making crafts from home, and at times playing Wii U or SUper Nintendo. She also goes to the gym and enjoys outdoor activities as well. Hiking, swimming, and motorcycle/ATV riding are among her favourites.

Say hi to Ashley in your next visit at Deer Valley Dental Care Clinic!