At Panatella Dental in NW Calgary, our dental hygienist work hard to meet your oral health needs. Our hygienists provide services from taking digital x-rays to removing plaque to applying sealants and other preventative materials to your teeth. Get to know the dental hygienists NW Calgary’s Panatella Dental employ by reading their bios below. If you would like to know more about our dental services or would like to book an appointment, please contact Panatella Dental today.
Karen is a native to Calgary. She completed her certificate in Dental Assisting at SAIT and then joined the Northern Hills Dental team in 2005 as an Office Administrator. In 2006, Karen decided to slightly change career paths and made the move to Ontario to further her education at the Canadian Institute of Dental Hygiene in Hamilton. She now rejoins us as a registered Dental Hygienist. Karen knows how important care, service and quality are, so she makes it her goal to provide her patients with an exceptional dental experience.
Shirley has been a Registered Dental Hygienist since graduating from the University of Alberta in 1998. She has practiced dental hygiene in Edmonton, Medicine Hat and Calgary. Shirley has 2 active boys who are involved in hockey, playing in the Simon Valley Hockey Association. In the wintertime, when she's not driving the boys around to hockey, the family enjoys snowboarding in the mountains. In the summertime, the family loves weekend escapes to go camping.
Branka finished her dental hygiene training at the University of Manitoba in 2004. Since then, she has practiced hygiene at several offices in Calgary including the dental office at Foothills Hospital. Branka worked at the Foothills Hospital dental office for almost a year, taking care of medically compromised people who not only needed exceptional dental hygiene care and education but significant emotional support as well.
Branka loves interacting with patients of all ages and nationalities and makes them feel at home when they come to visit our office. In her spare time, Branka likes meeting friends and her two sons, Nick and Jack who are the sunshine of her life! Branka also loves to visit Copenhagen to visit her dad, sister and her sister's family.
Ramanvir moved to Canada from India in 2006 and pursued her ambition of becoming a Registered Dental Hygienist. She graduated from Canadian Business College in Toronto in 2009 and joined the Panatella Team in 2010. Her passion is working and interacting with clients and promoting high-quality dental care. In her spare time Ramanvir loves spending time with her husband and their two beautiful daughters. She also enjoys cooking, traveling and is a huge action movie buff!
Tanya started in the dental field as a Dental Assistant, obtaining her certification from Columbia College in 2006. After spending some time working as a Dental Assistant, Tanya wanted to grow in the dental field and chose to return to school to become a Dental Hygienist. After graduating from Toronto College of Dental Hygiene in 2010, she returned to Western Canada. Tanya possesses a calm, patient demeanor and works hard to make all her patients feel comfortable. When not at the office, Tanya enjoys hiking, yoga, and spending time with her husband and two young children – Daniel and Emma.
I was born and raised in the city of Calgary. My career so far has been full of many unique opportunities, from working as a Disney princess to working on a remote archaeological dig in Australia. I've even been a waitress for the New Zealand national rugby team and Governor General. However, I always had an interest in the world of dentistry. In 2013 I obtained my Dental Hygiene Diploma with honours from the APLUS Institute in Toronto, Ontario. I was privileged to be named valedictorian of my class. I am very passionate about my profession and find great satisfaction in helping others. My main focus as a dental hygienist is to ensure high quality patient care and comfort. Outside of work, I absolutely love to travel the world and experience new cultures with my partner, Dan. I am also very passionate about cooking, the arts, music and spending time outdoors.
Kadian is a former Dental Assistant and received a First Class Honors Diploma in Dental Hygiene from The Ontario Dental Education Institute in 2014. Kadian believes "when you know better you'll do better," and so strives to provide excellent patient education with compassionate and gentle care. Outside of the dental world, Kadian is a former club promoter who loves her native reggae/dancehall music. She's a self-proclaimed girly girl; she loves makeup, hair extensions and is a shopaholic. When not discovering the wonderful experiences of the west, you can find Kadian in one of Calgary's many malls or being a proud soccer mom.
Born and raised in Calgary, AB, Christina moved to BC and graduated with honors from the hygiene program at the Vancouver College of Dental Hygiene. Christina loves interacting with patients and tries to make every visit an awesome one. Christina loves trying new food, whether it be cooking it herself or just eating it. She enjoys hanging out with friends and family and likes visiting Vancouver whenever she can. In her spare time, you can find her playing basketball around the city, or at home catching up on some of her favorite shows like The Big Bang Theory or having a Netflix marathon.
Sukhi was born and raised in Edmonton, Alberta. She graduated from the Toronto College of Dental Hygiene in October of 2013. She has practiced Dental Hygiene in Slave Lake, Edmonton and Calgary. Patient comfort, building relationships and ensuring high quality care are her priorities. Outside of work, Sukhi enjoys spending time with her family, doing hair and crafting! Calgary is home to Sukhi now, but she will forever be a die hard Oilers fan!