It is with great pleasure that I introduce myself to you. As part of this introduction, I would like to share with you some of my qualifications: I originally graduated overseas in 2005 as a general practitioner and obtained my specialty in root canal therapy in 2008. During my studies, I focused on research of viruses that can be a participating factor in human dental infection and that is how I inspired to write my master thesis “NATURAL KILLER (NK) CELLS IN IRREVERSIBLE PULPITIS OF HUMAN DENTAL PULP”.
Dr. Seama Shalchi - D.M.D
I immigrated to Calgary in 2009. It was a great experience as I overcame the challenges of adapting to the new country and obtaining my dental degree in Canada. This has always been a goal of mine. My passion for the industry empowered me to complete the National Dental Equivalency Program with excellent results in 2014 and I have been serving my patients ever since. I am so proud to be a member of the CANADIAN DENTAL ASSOCIATION and the ALBERTA DENTAL ASSOCIATION. I am a strong believer in continuing education and will continue to keep myself and my team up-to-date to better serve and educate our patients.
Joined Douglasdale dental: August 2017
Emma Buchanan - Registered Dental Hygienist
Service Philosophy: I strive to provide advanced periodontal care and build honest and trusting relationships by paying great attention to detail and caring about the comfort and wellbeing of all patients. I recommend and encourage treatment and products that I believe in and trust to use on myself.
Personal Interests: hiking, drawing, and spending time with my family.
Joined Douglasdale dental: May 2018
Mary-Kim Vo - Registered Dental Hygienist
Service Philosophy: to build a strong trust and bond with each patient, by focusing on comfort and customized individual needs, but also trying to make dental visits more fun.
Personal Interests: Bicycling, cooking, and practicing my art skills such as painting and drawing.
Joined Douglasdale dental: September 2015
Jessica Ryan - Registered Dental Hygienist
Service Philosophy: to treat each patient with an approach that is customized to their individual oral health needs. Caring and capable, with a gentle touch.
Personal Interest: enjoying an active lifestyle and spending time with family.
Joined Douglasdale dental: February 2018
Fatima Jehangir - Registered Dental Assistant
Service Philosophy: my service philosophy is very simple. I am committed to provide high-quality state of the dental care and to make your visit to our office as pleasant and comfortable as possible. We provide an atmosphere for our patients to make positive choices for their dental health. Based on our Philosophy we believe that the foundation for better dental health is based on mutual trust, respect, communication, and understanding. Our practice provides quality care with honesty and excellence. We are dedicated to a comprehensive approach to dentistry, considering both the functional and esthetic aspects of your smile.
Personal Interest: cooking, traveling and spending time with family.
I have been involved in the dental field since 2008, working as a Registered Dental Assistant Level II. A new passion of mine is the business side of dentistry, as it challenges my abilities and knowledge in each department. Continuing education and patient care are very important to me. I believe each patient should be treated with compassion, respect, and quality treatment. Continuing education is the key to treat patients with the best treatment, due to new and advanced products, systems and equipment. In my spare time, I love to travel and spend time with my family and friends.
Terrell Driscoll - Treatment Coordinator
My name is Maria Hernandez. I am a part-time Assistant Teacher at Calgary Catholic School and part admin here at Douglasdale Dental Clinic. I can speak and understand Tagalog, English and French. I finished Early Childhood Educator at Vanier College in Montreal Quebec. I also studied Clinical Psychology at the Polytechnic University of the Philippines but I haven't got a chance to finished it due to immigrating here.