Norma - Receptionist
Norma graduated from NAIT as a dental laboratory technician in 2004 but missed interacting with patients. She transferred her knowledge of dental services and combined it with her people skills into a position in dental reception. Norma is married and has two wonderful young boys who keep her busy when she is not in the office.
Joelle - Receptionist
Joelle is new to dentistry and is truly loving it! She has learned so much since starting with Petrolia Dental and will continue to embrace any new learning opportunities along the way. In her spare time away from the office, she enjoys playing with her dogs, working out at the YMCA with her boyfriend, and travelling when she gets the chance.
Pat – Office Manager
Pat has been the office manager at Petrolia Dental since 2001. She organizes our office efficiently and coordinates the complex layers that make up our business from scheduling our staff and ordering supplies to managing our payroll and doing our accounting. Pat began in our office as our receptionist and after three years, settled into her current position. She is passionate about her work and continually attends classes and seminars to improve her office management skills and develop her knowledge base.
In her spare time, she enjoys travelling and spending time bonding with her family. She has travelled to places such as Las Vegas and southern California to visit with friends and family. She enjoys shopping with her daughter, exploring beaches with her son, and attending concerts (especially Steely Dan) and wine tastings with her husband.
Pat really enjoys her work at Petrolia Dental. She loves the challenge involved in juggling and reconciling numbers. She enjoys the flexibility that comes with her position and enjoys working with our team.
Arlene – Registered Dental Assistant
Arlene grew up in Edmonton and graduated from NAIT Dental Assisting in 2005. She did her practicum at our office and was hired. Arlene is also trained in Invisalign.
During her free time, Arlene enjoys music, crafts, and spending time with family.
Vaishali – Registered Dental Hygienist
Vaishali graduated with a Diploma in Dental Hygiene in 2012 from the Canadian National Institute of Health in Ottawa. She continued her education by receiving her Bachelor of Science Dental Hygiene Specialization degree from the University of Alberta. Vaishali is always striving to stay current and is passionate about continuing education to better herself in her practice. Vaishali enjoys spending time with her fiancé and their springer spaniel. Her hobbies include snowboarding, hiking, yoga, and travelling.
Amberly – Registered Dental Hygienist
Amberly has been with Petrolia Dental since March 2016. She graduated from the University of Alberta diploma program in 2015. She continued her education while working as an RDH and completed her Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene. She is certified in local anesthesia and hopes to continue learning new skills by taking additional courses. Amberly was married in August 2016, and loves cycling, yoga, art, and travelling! She is passionate about client care and enjoys working as a team to help each person achieve their optimal oral health.
Kelly – Registered Dental Hygienist
Kelly graduated from the University of Alberta, Augustana Faculty with a Bachelor of Science in Biology in 2007. She continued her education at the University of Alberta where she received her Dental Hygiene Diploma in 2009. Kelly began working with Petrolia Dental in 2009. She is certified to administer local anesthetic and to provide laser treatment for periodontal disease. Kelly will be taking Botox training as well.
She loves movies and enjoys travelling with her husband and their English bulldog. Kelly is passionate about helping clients to achieve their optimal oral care through education and regular hygiene appointments.
Currently on maternity leave until October 2017
Cindy – Registered Dental Hygienist
Cindy has been with Petrolia Dental since 1980 (with previous owners) after graduating as a dental hygienist from the University of Alberta.
Over the last 34 years, she has seen many changes and growth within the dental field, including the implementation of computer technology, the use of digital radiography, and the computer driven Wand local anaesthesia.
When she is not practicing dental hygiene, she thoroughly enjoys travelling and spending time at the family cabin with her husband, four children, and new grandson.
Sonya – Registered Dental Hygienist
Sonya graduated from the University of Alberta with a Bachelor’s degree in Science in 1980 and a Diploma in Dental Hygiene in 1981. Throughout her career as a hygienist, she has enjoyed helping people achieve optimal dental health.
Sonya is married with one daughter and enjoys spending time with her family, skiing, travelling and scrapbooking.
Currently on personal leave
Rebecca – Sterilization Technician
Rebecca joined our team in 2008 and took her training as a Sterilization Technician through SAIT. Being aware of all legislation and policy regarding infection control and safety is her main priority. She is also responsible for maintaining the equipment and keeping our supplies stocked and organized.
Rebecca enjoys her job at Petrolia Dental and strives to do her best to be efficient and effective. When not working, she spends time with friends and her two teenage children.