We have 6 highly trained Registered Dental Assistants in our practice: Phyllis, Michelle, Candice, Gillian, Sherry, and Dragica.
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. She enjoys learning and has been expanding her dental knowledge at St. Albert Dental Centre since she graduated from N.A.I.T. In Phyllis’ free time, she enjoys reading and cherishes the time she gets to spend with her friends and family.
Michelle graduated KDM as a dental assistant in 1996. Michelle spent two years prior to school in Vegreville as a chair side assistant. Michelle has been a dental assistant at St Albert Dental Centre since 1998. Michelle enjoys working with people and getting to know patients, she also enjoys the constant education she receives by working as a dental assistant. In Michelle’s spare time she like reading and watching the Oilers Games.
Candice completed her practicum at St Albert Dental Centre and graduated from Nait in 2012. The combination of working closely with patients, and the incredible opportunity to learn, and grow makes dental assisting the perfect job for her. Outside of work she enjoys playing slow pitch, snowboarding and spending time with her energetic Golden Doodle Sofie.
Gillian joined St Albert Dental Centre in 2009, and she is a graduate of the Nait Dental Assisting Program. Gillian’s favorite parts to her job are patient interaction and keeping up with her dental assisting skills. Outside of work she enjoys travelling, walking her dog Maggie and being with family and friends. Gillian is also a certified yoga instructor.
Sherry has been a proud team member at St. Albert Dental Centre since 2007.She graduated with honours at CDI College in Ontario in 2006.
Sherry prides herself in always being kind and welcoming to patients. She loves to learn new things and has a keen interest in learning new procedures and techniques.
In her spare time, Sherri enjoys being outdoors; camping, hiking or walking with her dogs. She also loves to bake, read and travel.
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 taking care of her three grown men, she enjoys traveling, working in her garden and finding new home improvement ideas.
Kaitlyn was born and raised in St. Albert, she recently graduated from NAIT as a dental assistant on the dean’s list. Kaitlyn enjoys having her dental knowledge expanded day by day. Outside of work Kaitlyn enjoys baking, skiing and getting to spend time with family and friends.
Liz was born and raised in Mexico, where she attended the University of Ciudad Juárez, and graduated as a Doctor in Dental Surgery in 2009. Years later Liz married the love of her life, an Albertan local, and moved to Canada to be with him.
Now a Registered Dental Assistant through the NDAEB, Liz is happy to be able to work in the dental field that she loves. Liz has been with St. Albert Dental since 2018 where she enjoys working with patients, teaching about dental health, and learning the latest procedures/techniques in the dental field.
In Liz’s free time she enjoys going for drives in the country, and walks around Edmonton with her daughter, two chihuahuas, and husband.