I grew up in Englefeld, Saskatchewan, a modest town of hard-working country folk, located squarely in the middle of nowhere. After completion of highschool and some time in the work force I decided to return to school and began my studies at the University of Alberta, first completing a Bachelor of Medical Science and later the Doctor of Dental Surgery program. During my training as a General Dentist I also conducted or assisted in various research projects with the radiology division, publishing papers regarding cavity detection using xray imaging and strategies to reduce radiation exposure to patients.
After completing my degrees I realized I had fallen in love with Edmonton and have practiced dentistry here ever since. I am now practicing at the Griesbach and Downtown CORE locations, and am looking forward to helping Edmontonians smile a little brighter for many years to come!
Haylee is a good spirited, enthusiastic, and motivated individual who will be graduating from the University of Alberta in 2018 with a minor in Business and a major in Biological Sciences. Haylee has grown up in Edmonton her whole life but has been lucky enough to travel to renowned destinations including Africa, Thailand, Cambodia, Australia, and Europe. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends and three dogs at her cabin in Seba Beach, Alberta. Haylee strives to complete every task thrown at her as graciously and diligently as possible, and always enjoys a challenge as it gives her the opportunity to continually grow and broaden her knowledge.
Dr. Eve Kazachenko is University of Alberta School of Dentistry Graduate. She acquired additional training on the subjects of managing patients with complex medical histories and treatment of dental emergencies at the Foothills Medical Centre Dental clinic. Dr. Kazachenko is licensed to provide dental treatment under nitrous oxide, oral and intravenous conscious sedation. Delivering outstanding dental care in a comfortable setting for both children and adults is her number one priority.
I am the office manager at Core Dental Windermere and have been working for the company since 2013. I first found my passion for dentistry when I started working at a dental office back home in Montreal.
I love being able to come into work every day with a smile on my face, knowing that what we are doing is making such a positive impact on people’s lives.
When I’m not working, you can find me spending time with my family. We love to just hang out with friends and spend as much time outdoors as possible.
I hope to continue working for Core Dental and help expand our ever growing company. I couldn’t see myself doing anything else!
Amanda N is Core Dental Group’s Operations Manager. Amanda began her experience in business management in 2007 by managing a small well-known restaurant. By 2010 she was managing a conjoined franchise. Amanda took up a part-time career as an orthodontic dental assistant in 2011. By 2012 she decided she wanted to travel across Canada, leaving behind her home in Montreal, QC. Amanda created a new home for herself in Edmonton, AB and began her career with Core Dental Group in September of 2012. Amanda is continuing her education in Business Management as well as in Psychology. Amanda strives for 100% in excellence and works with the highest level of customer service. For fun, Amanda enjoys artistic activities such as drawing, painting, and writing. Other hobbies would include Gourmet Cooking, playing video games and traveling.
Ashley is a Registered Dental Hygienist who mainly works out of our Rabbit Hill location. After working for nearly seven years in Calgary as a Registered Dental Assistant, she decided to further her career and get her diploma in Dental Hygiene. She attended Toronto College of Dental Hygiene and Auxiliaries and graduated at the top of her class with the Clinical Excellence Award. Her goal is to educate her clients in understanding the importance of their oral health and its connection to overall health, also help them achieve that sparkling white smile.
When she is not caring for her clients you will find her with her Fiancé Mark and Sphynx Cat Cleo. They love to practice yoga, travel, hike, go Mountain biking, camping and get up to all sorts of adventures together.
Hello my name is Sheena and I am currently a student to become a Holistic Nutritional Consultant. I love working with Core Dental Group because they support my studies and also the team is fun! I love to volunteer with my sister Linsay Willier and her business partner Grace Dove as they travel across Canada working with youth to inspire and motivate them to chase their dreams. I think it is important to be joyful and having fun is a part of the Core Dental culture, which I appreciate!
Hi, I’m Morgan and I’m a new registered dental assistant at Core Dental Group. My favorite thing about dental assisting is that no day is the same. There is always something new to learn and it keeps my work exciting. When I am not working, I enjoy hanging out with friends and I love Starbucks, and of course my dog!
Hi I’m London I am a newly graduate registered dental assistant. My favourite thing about working at core dental group is that everyday is a new learning experience. I love getting to know our patients and educating them so they are aware of the importance of good oral health. Some of my favourite things to do include running stairs, watching hockey, and visiting my parents acreage.
My name is Krittika Bali and I am a biological sciences student at the U of A. I plan on pursuing Dentistry in the future so I want to gain experience in the field as an administrative assistant. When I’m not working at the clinic, you can find me at the swimming pool teaching kids how to swim or working in a Dental Research Lab at the U of A. I also love baking!
My Name it Taryn Belcourt (Phillips) and I am an RDA with Core Dental Group.
I worked for Core Dental Group for 8mnths prior to moving to Texas to get Hitched and they welcomed me back with open arms when I had asked to come back while I wait for my marriage visa to go through. A few things about myself, I love anything to do with health and wellness, I am a certified health/wellness coach which I worked for 4yrs before making a career change to dental. I love fitness and yoga, I am currently working towards becoming certified to teach yoga and share my love of all around wellness. I LOVE DOGS, but really who doesn’t?…
I love My family, Hubby, Friends (although I never see them) music, art, the outdoors and food! So that’s me in a nutshell.
Hello, my name is Kelsey, and I am an administrator at Core Dental Secord. I moved to Edmonton from New Brunswick with my dog Bowser. I have a passion for dentistry and was so excited for the opportunity given to me by Core Dental Group. I started my journey at Core Dental Rabbit Hill, and am now working at Core Dental Secord. I love learning and growing with my team and working for a company that allows me to achieve my goals. In my spare time, you can find me at the dog park or spending time with my friends, family, and my new nephew Miller. I also love giving back to the community and volunteering at the animal rescues in the city.
Hello, my name is Laura and I am a Registered Dental Hygienist at Core Dental Secord. I graduated with distinction from the University of Alberta in 2015 with a Diploma in Dental Hygiene. In order to provide my patients with the highest level of care, I upgraded my diploma to a Bachelor of Science Specialization Dental Hygiene in 2016.My favourite part about being a hygienist is educating my patients about their oral health and the impact it has on their whole body. I am constantly challenging my knowledge by researching and taking continuing education programs. Currently, I am working towards completing my Orthodontic module from the University of Alberta.
In my spare time, I love spending time with my friends and family. I enjoy taking frequent trips to the mountains for skiing, hiking and golfing. I have a love for animals, especially dogs. I also love to travel and one day hope to visit every continent, including Antarctica!
Jasjot is a registered Dental Hygienist with Core Dental Group. She has been passionate about the dental field since she was a teenager, and wanted to pursue a career in the industry. She received her formal education at Vancouver College of Dental Hygiene, where she received an award for Clinical Excellence. She prides herself in providing her clients with optimal care and by educating them on the importance of oral hygiene, preventive measures and proper techniques to improve oral health. Her belief is that oral health is not only important to one’s appearance and self-confidence, but it is vital to maintain the overall health of an individual. Her favourite part of the job is meeting new people and hearing their stories. Jasjot is fluent in English, Punjabi and Hindi.
When Jasjot is not seeing clients, she likes to travel and spend quality time with her family. She is also a talented dancer and has participated in many competitions. Furthermore, Jasjot is a huge Edmonton Oilers fan, and proudly cheers for the team.
My name is Lizzi and I am new to the Core Dental Group team. I love helping people achieve their goals and increase their confidence through my work at the dental office. I love my dog, and in my free time, I love working in the garden. I can’t wait to meet all of our amazing patients!
Hi! My name is Karan Sidhu. I graduated as a registered dental assistant from St. Clair College in Windsor, Ontario in 2016. I moved to Edmonton in December of last year. I started working with Core Dental Group in the beginning of January and it has been a great experience since then. The best part of this job is that I get to meet new people every day and learn new things about this beautiful city which is still new to me. I am fortunate to work with such an amazing team! When I am not at work, my other passion is working out in the gym. I love spending time with friends and family.
My name is Rylee Carson and I am the Registered Dental Hygienist at our 23rd ave location. I have been with the company since August 2015 after graduating from the Dental Hygiene program at the University of Alberta. I am certified to administer local anesthetic and nitrous oxide to put my patient’s minds at ease. I have also taken my orthodontic module and courses specializing in periodontal debridement. I look forward to continuing my dental education in the future, as well as participating in dental volunteer missions. When I am not working, I enjoy staying healthy while going to the gym, fishing, hunting and golfing.
Hello! My name is Danika and I am a Registered Dental Assistant. My favorite part about being an RDA is the variety of every procedure that our company offers making every appointment special and unique to the patient! Other than loving my job, I enjoy traveling around the world as well as being active on a daily basis. As always, I look forward to meeting new smiles!
My name is Arinne and I have worked with the CORE Dental team for almost two years now. I’m the one you see smiling at the front desk when you walk into the office. I have a diploma in Business Administration – Accounting and joined the team with limited dental knowledge. I was quickly taught everything there is to know about dentistry and fell in love. Dentistry is my passion and I love seeing patients come out smiling after each appointment. It’s my goal to ensure my patients understand their treatment plans and how their insurance policies coordinate for financial success. Nothing you wear is more important than your smile.
Anna recently joined the Core Dental team. She is one of the main administrative assistants at our Downtown location. Her favourite part about working in dentistry is helping the patients learn more about oral health and how much your teeth affect your bodies well being, she has a great personality and is always trying to make sure there is more than a doctor-patient relationship, she is passionate about continuing her education, and finding the new and best ways to help our patients.
In Anna’s free time, she enjoys the outdoors, camping, and spending time with her 2 nephews, family and friends.
Merissa is originally from Grand Forks, BC but moved to Edmonton for her family with her amazing boyfriend 4 years ago. Merissa is Dr. Mijatovic’s main dental assistant at Core Dental Downtown however, you can find her up front greeting patients as a receptionist. Merissa’s favorite part about working in dentistry is being able help people and her personality is always lifting the spirits of the patients. Merissa is always cheerful and her laughter fills the office. She believes in a healthy lifestyle and a fun work environment. Outside of work Merissa likes to travel, practice yoga, play the violin and spend time with her friends and family.
Hello, my name is Jenna. I am an administrator at Core Dental Windermere, and I also create posts for all of our social media outlets. I am a people person who enjoys getting to know patients and our team. I love the opportunity to learn and Core Dental Group is a great place to do it! I find dentistry very exciting and love how technology is constantly changing. I love educating our patients and creating a personal bond with them through our social media. In my free time, I love traveling, watching baseball, and coaching acrobatics.
Hannah has been practicing dental hygiene for 3 years and recently moved to Edmonton from Vancouver, BC with her spouse. Her favorite part about working in dental hygiene are all of the different people she gets to meet and hearing their stories. Hannah is passionate about patient education and ensuring everyone leaves with the correct tools to practice proper oral hygiene at home.
In her free time, Hannah enjoys the outdoor activities that Edmonton has to offer, spending time with her boyfriend and visiting her family in British Columbia.
My name is Alana. I graduated with distinction from the University of Alberta dental hygiene program. Prior to becoming a dental hygienist, I was a dental assistant for almost seven years. I love the dental field because I get to interact with people all day and share my knowledge. I am also constantly learning new things from my co-workers and patients, which I love!
In my spare time, I like to spend time with my family, friends and my dog Maverick. I also like to cook, exercise and play the piano.
Hi, I’m Megan! I just recently started working at Brintnell and I love it! Our patients are our number one priority and everyone works as a team to provide the best care possible. I graduated as a registered dental hygienist in 2016 and I just finished receiving my Bachelor of Science degree specializing in Dental Hygiene. I love working with people every day and learning something new from each and every one of my patients.
I am a HUGE animal lover, every single one of them, and I love traveling.
My name is Kristal. I am a Registered Dental Assistant and the Office Manager at Brintnell Dental. I have been at Brintnell since the day we opened in November 2014.
The dental field has been my passion for the last 10 years. Before Brintnell, I worked as an assistant in numerous other dental offices, including prosthodontic and oral surgery specialty clinics. My previous experiences have been an asset, allowing me to help make Brintnell run efficiently for each and every patient. I am very happy that I have the opportunity to be at this amazing office.
We have a great team of dedicated professionals that I have become very close to. Everyone believes that patient needs come first, and we all work together as a team to ensure this happens. I spend time with each patient at the end of every appointment to ensure that they understand the recommended treatment and are aware of the associated costs. I also ask if there is anything we could have done better, as we are always trying to improve the patient experience.
My family is very important in my life. I have 3 daughters, a 7-year-old, a 13-year-old, and a 16-year-old. I have a cat and one dog. This makes for a very busy personal life. I volunteer with my daughters’ activities, enjoy working out, cycling with my children and spending time with my extended family.
Hi! My name is Erin and I’ve been with Brintnell Dental since January 2016. I have been assisting since 2009 but took some time off to be at home with my 2-year-old daughter. I love all the new experiences and opportunities that Brintnell provides. I’ve never worked with a better team!
My daughter keeps me pretty busy, but I like to read and walk our 2 dogs in my downtime. I also enjoy spending time with my family out at our cabin!
My name is Lisa. I am a registered dental hygienist who is passionate about my career. I have been working at Brintnell Dental for over a year. In order to provide my patients with the highest level of care in hygiene, I completed additional training and received my Bachelor of Science specializing in dental hygiene from the University of Alberta. Before that, I obtained my hygiene diploma from a Toronto dental academy in 2012.
As a health professional, I recognize the importance of oral health, and my priority is to provide comprehensive care that is tailored to the need of each individual. I love being a dental hygienist and building long-term relationships with patients. Most importantly, I love my Brintnell team! When not working, I love to eat. I am a total foodie! I also like to travel and spend time with family and friends.
Dr. Mijatovic graduated in 2002 with honours in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and is happy to provide care in both English and Portuguese. Dr. Mijatovic believes that good oral health is essential to your genuine well-being and happiness. Her passion and dedication are to provide you with the best oral health possible. In order to provide you with the latter, she will continue her love of learning and stay updated on all technical advances.
Dr. Mijatovic values family and community and strives to make positive life choices. Dr. Mijatovic is married to a wonderful husband and a mother to an amazing daughter. In her free time, Dr. Mijatovic enjoys reading, swimming, running, traveling and spending time with friends and family.
My name is Michael and I’ve been a part of the CORE Dental Group working at Brintnell Dental since June 2015. I grew up in Hamilton, Ontario. I completed my schooling in Ontario as well. During university, I spent a summer vacation working at the Banff Springs Golf Course. Growing up I spent a lot of time outdoors, and after a summer in the Rockies, I knew when I finished my degree I wanted to come back to Alberta.
During my undergraduate degree, I knew I wanted to go into healthcare. I was torn between medicine and dentistry. A group of dentists that my grandpa used to guide at a remote fly-in fishing lodge in Northern Ontario found out I was thinking of going into dentistry and let me shadow them in their offices. Spending time with them convinced me that dentistry was the right fit for me. I’m glad I made that choice as I love being able to come into the office and make an impact on the oral health of my patients through education. I strive to take the time to explain everything to my patients and answer any questions they have about their mouths. I also love meeting new patients and developing long-term relationships with them. I’ve enjoyed every minute of being a dentist and want to continue to improve my knowledge and skills.
I worked in a couple of offices before Brintnell and can honestly say Brintnell has the best team environment I’ve worked in. Everyone helps to make sure each patient gets the best treatment while having the best experience possible.
During my time off you’ll find me skiing, hiking or camping in the Rockies. I fished bass tournaments with my father growing up in Ontario, so I am hoping to convert to a trout fisherman now that I’m in Alberta. I also play many sports and am hoping to get back into triathlons in the next couple of years. Recently, I took advantage of Edmonton’s great winter weather to learn how to curl and cross country ski.
Travel and food are passions for me. I’ve traveled and consumed the local delicacies in 25 countries in Europe, Central America, and Southeast Asia. South America is next for me, as an avid scuba diver my ultimate bucket list item is diving the Galapagos islands.
Dr. Saran received her Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree from the University Of Toronto Faculty Of Dentistry and has Bachelor of Dental Surgery Degree from Manipal University, in Manipal, India. During her time in southern India, Dr. Saran dedicated time to rural outreach programs designed to provide oral hygiene, dental education, and accessibility to dental care. During her time at the University of Toronto, Dr. Saran gained valuable work experience by taking part in clinical rotations at Mount Sinai Hospital and Sick Kids Hospital. Dr. Saran is committed to comprehensive, and patient-focused dentistry. She takes pride in getting to know her patients and concentrates on understanding and carefully addressing their concerns. In order to provide patients with up to date techniques and treatments, Dr. Saran invests in Continuing Education courses in the area of Esthetic Dentistry, Orthodontics, Sleep Apnea, Implant Dentistry, and is an active member of several study clubs. When she is not practicing dentistry, Dr. Saran enjoys traveling and spending time with her family and friends.
Dr. Sanmartin completed her Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree from the University of Toronto, Faculty of Dentistry, and also has a Bachelor of Health Sciences Degree from McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario. Shortly after graduating, Dr. Sanmartin packed up her things and headed west to live closer to the beautiful Rocky Mountains. Dr. Sanmartin believes in a patient-centred approach to dentistry, and enjoys getting to know each of her patients and addressing their individual needs and concerns. She strives to motivate her patients to achieve optimal oral health. In her spare time, Dr. Sanmartin enjoys playing sports, travelling, scuba diving, and being with family and friends.
“Let your smile change the world, but don’t let the world change your smile” Hi! My name is Aman. I’ve been with Brintnell Dental since the very beginning in Late 2014 and with the wonderful people at CORE Dental Group for 2 years now. I was born and raised in North Edmonton and proudly had the opportunity to complete both my medical science and dental degrees at the University of Alberta. My favorite thing about working at Brintnell Dental is interacting with everyone from the community I was raised in. It is so great not only seeing familiar faces but meeting new ones and learning about how our paths have crossed in the past, or about our experiences in the area. I also love working with the great team we have here, it is an absolute pleasure going in everyday! I have always liked working with my hands. Whether it was fixing cars at a young age or doing any kind of renovations I could, I was always getting my hands dirty. While in school, I knew I wanted to be in healthcare and genuinely make an impact but also didn’t want to lose what I grew up loving. Dentistry has been the perfect balance, allowing me to help patients achieve their dental goals and the creating the smiles they deserve while still getting to use the skills I’ve developed. Outside of work, I still love working on cars when I have time. As an avid oilers fan (unfortunately at times), I enjoy watching games with my friends and family. I play a few different sports casually but my passion lies in ball hockey, which I try to play as often as I can. I hope in the future to spend more time traveling outside of Canada. I would love to travel throughout Europe or do a road trip down the west coast down to LA. Next on my list though is Chicago. As a huge music fan, I cannot wait to experience the culture and music scene down there.
Dr. Farid graduated with his Bachelor of Science, BSc. Anatomy and Cell Biology in 2013 from McGill University. He then moved on to further his education, Doctor of Dental Medicine, DMD at Tuffs University in Boston, where he received the Tufts University Dental Alumni Association Award for Clinical Excellence in Oral and MaxilloFacial Surgery. In the same year he also received The Robert O’Neill Award for Oral and MaxilloFacial Surgery. From here it was clear that Dr. Farid had a passion for oral surgery. Dr. Farid cares for patients at our Whitemud Meadows and Ellerslie locations. Dr. Farid is passionate about offering outstanding dental care in a comfortable relaxed environment. He also offers his services in English, French and Arabic.
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