Registered Dental Assistants

The dental assistant helps the dentist during patient examinations and treatment procedures. They sterilize dental instruments, may take x-rays, digital pictures, make dental impressions, polish, apply fluoride and sealants to your teeth.

Two of our assistants are trained in the use of whitening products, including Zoom treatment.


Phyllis was born and raised in Hong Kong. With a passion for learning, she expanded her dental knowledge at St. Albert Dental Centre after graduating from N.A.I.T. in 1991. She enjoys reading and cherishes the precious moments spent with her friends and family in her free time.


Michelle’s dental journey began with her graduation as a dental assistant from K.D.M. in 1996. Before that, she had gained two years of experience as a chairside assistant in Vegreville. She’s been working at St. Albert Dental Centre since 1998 and takes great pleasure in interacting with patients and the ongoing learning opportunities that come with being a dental assistant. In her spare time, she loves reading and cheering on the Oilers. Michelle likes reading and watching the Oilers Games in her spare time.



Candice, who graduated from Nait in 2012, completed her practicum at St. Albert Dental Centre, where she discovered her love for working closely with patients and the opportunity for growth in the field. You can find her playing slow pitch, shredding the slopes on her snowboard, and spoiling her Golden Doodle Sofie when she’s not working.


Dragica was born and raised in a small town in Bosnia. In 1996 she moved to Edmonton with her husband and two young boys, although she is yet to get accustomed to the cold weather. Dragica has been an assistant at St Albert Dental Since 2004. When Dragica is not busy caring for her three grown men, she enjoys travelling, working in her garden and finding new home improvement ideas.


Kaitlyn, a St. Albert native, graduated from NAIT as a dental assistant and was on the dean’s list. She’s excited to continue expanding her dental knowledge. In her free time, she enjoys baking, skiing, and spending quality time with friends and family.


I was born and raised in a small town called Fairview, 6 hours north of St. Albert. I moved to Edmonton in 2018 to begin the NAIT Dental Assistant program and I graduated in 2020, earning an award for academic honour standing in a number of program courses.

My small town life was filled with many school sports such as basketball and volleyball. I was also a member of the Fairview Ukrainian dance group for 14 years and traveled all across the province competing. I’ve always enjoyed the dental field and I am proud to be a part of it.

Learning new things and meeting new people everyday is very important to me.


Nazira was born in Lebanon; she moved to Canada in 1993. Being born in the Mediterranean instilled a passion for cooking and baking and a strong sense of Arabian hospitality in Nazira.
She graduated from NAIT in 1995 and is committed to serving and educating our patients on the latest dental technologies available in our office.
When not in the office, Nazira can be found taking long walks, swimming, and spending quality time with her beautiful family. She looks forward to meeting new people and making a positive impact on our patient’s oral health and is eager to continue providing exceptional care and service to our patients.


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