Meet Our Team

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Our Doctors


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Dr. Terri Pukanich

I received my Bachelor of Science and my DDS from the University of Alberta, and I take more than 100 hours of continuing education per year. My main focus is in orthodontics and complex restorative treatments.


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Dr. Natalie Stone
Associate Dentist

My name is Dr. Natalie Stone. I have been an associate at Slave Lake Dental since 2006. I was born and raised in Edmonton. I graduated from the University of Alberta in 2002 and I did a residency at the U of A hospital for a year. My husband Greg and I are very blessed to be parents to our little boy Ben, who sure keeps us on our toes. I love to travel, go camping and enjoy markets and festivals. I am also a part of our clinic’s dental brigade. We have travelled to various parts of Central and South America helping children in need.


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Dr. Rajiv
Associate Dentist

Bio still to come


Our Clinical Team: Hygienists & Dental Assistants


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Rudi Woolston
Registered Dental Hygienist

My name is Rudi. I grew up in Slave Lake. I was a dental assistant for 4 years before going back to school to become a hygienist. I have been working at the Slave Lake Dental clinic since 2009.


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Aimee Bradley
Registered Dental Hygienist

I moved here from Ontario to Slave Lake in the summer of 2005. I was the first Registered Dental Hygienist to work in Slave Lake ever. I strive for excellence and am committed to continuing education. I have taken additional courses to expand my scope of practice. I volunteer on the College of Registered Dental Hygienists of Alberta Council as a board member, setting the direction of the College and looking out for the safety of Albertans. I enjoyed the experience of volunteering in Guatemala, providing dental services to those in need. I am married and have a rescue dog. I volunteer outside of work with most of my spare time and enjoy cooking, reading, camping, swimming and going to the movies.


Erin Robichaud

Erin Robichaud
Registered Dental Hygienist

Hi there, my name is Erin and I work as a dental hygienist at our wonderful practice. I moved here from Edmonton over a year ago. Outside of work I like to think of myself as a Good Samaritan, washed-up athlete, and especially gifted napper. In my spare time I like to go back to the city and spend time with my friends and family.


Sukhi Saggu

Sukhi Saggu
Registered Dental Hygienist

Hello! My name is Sukhi and I am a Registered Dental Hygienist here at Slave Lake Dental. I am so fortunate to be working with an amazing and passionate dental team who takes pride in what we all do. We Strive to establish relationships and custom care from beginning to end for every one of our patients. At Slave Lake Dental it is important to us that we assure every visit is a comfortable experience for you.
In my free time I like to read, spend time with my family and friends, watch hockey (Go Oilers!) and play sports.


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Stephanie Richardson
Registered Dental Assistant Level II & New Patient Coordinator

My name is Stephanie Richardson, I started working at Slave Lake Dental in 2006. I am a Registered Dental Assistant and primarily work with new patients and orthodontic patients. I was born and raised in Slave Lake. My favorite things to do other than working ;) are wakeboarding, reading, cooking and spending time with my husband Rob and my dog Koda.


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Lisa Teasdale
Registered Dental Assistant

My name is Lisa Teasdale, I’m a dental assistant here at Slave Lake Dental. I have been assisting since 2006 and have worked in the office here since 2008. I moved to Slave Lake from Nova Scotia 6 years ago and I love it here. I feel so lucky to be a part of such a great team.


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Susie Ritchie
Registered Dental Assistant

Hello, my name is Susie Ritchie, I am a Dental Assistant and have been working at Slave Lake Dental since 2006. I am originally from New Brunswick but work brought my husband Chris and I west. I am the proudest Canadian out there and hope to travel our entire country with our children. We have 3 daughters. We also have 2 dogs and 2 cats. We love to go 4-wheeling in the summer/fall and our lives are pretty much consumed with Hockey in the Winter. I also enjoy skiing, skidooing, gardening, going to the beach and biking with the kids. I am very energetic and love being a part of the Slave Lake Dental team.


Krista Henstridge

Krista Henstridge
Registered Dental Assistant

Hi my name is Krista, I moved to Slave Lake in 2001 from Newfoundland with my husband Shannon. I am a dental assistant and have been working at Slave Lake Dental since 2001. We have two beautiful kids who keep us busy with swimming and hockey. I am going on my second volunteer dental brigade this year to Nicaragua. I love to travel, fish, go camping and enjoy the beach here in Slave Lake.


Katie Severson

Katie Severson
Registered Dental Assistant

Hi, my name is Katie. I’ve lived just 15 kms west of Slave Lake, in Widewater, for 24 years now. I moved to Calgary to attend dental assisting school at Columbia College and graduated August 2012. I lived and worked in downtown Calgary for 1 year before I decided that Slave Lake was where I wanted to be. Home really is where the heart is. I started working here at Slave Lake Dental in 2013 and it has been fantastic, I couldn’t ask for a better office or group of girls to work with. Outside of work, I enjoy pretty much anything that involves being outdoors. Quadding, snowmobiling, fishing and hunting are some of my favorite pass times. My family is the most important aspect of my life, hence why I just had to move back home! I surely am a small town girl to the bone.


Amery Davison

Amery Davison
Patient Care Provider Support

Hi my name is Amery Davison, I have been working at Slave Lake Dental since 2013. I have lived in Slave Lake since 1996 but grew up in the Grande Prairie area, and then graduated high school in Hinton after living there for about 4 years. I am married and we have a beautiful little girl named Ashlyn and a handsome little man, Aiden. We love to travel, and go camping and fishing all summer long. We also make frequent trips to Campbell River, B.C to visit my husbands family, its one of our favorite places to be, it has the ocean and the mountains, so we love it!!


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Karen Thunder
Registered Dental Assistant

Hello! My name is Karen. I am a Registered Dental Assistant. I am originally from BC but I am loving Slave Lake, especially with all the fun activities there are to do in the summer and winter. See you around!


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Asha Sargunaraj
Registered Dental Assistant

Hey everyone! My name is Asha. I have lived in Slave Lake since I was 3 years old. I am a Registered Dental Assistant – level 2, and am part of the 2012 graduation class at NAIT. During my spare time, I coach figure skating and I enjoy spending time with my family and friends. I started working here at the beginning of 2014 and I love being a part of such an enthusiastic, encouraging team. I grew up living next to the Dentist who previously owned this clinic. Four years later, I moved to a different part of town and Dr. Pukanich moved in a few houses down. I thought it would be appropriate for me to work here since I can’t seem to get away from them. They always say… if you can’t beat em – join ‘em!!


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Kaitlyn Buntain
Patient Care Provider Support

I’m Kaitlyn, I was born in Charlottetown, PEI and eventually ventured all the way to Slave Lake. I am currently supporting the hygiene team at the clinic, but I will be attending school in Toronto come September to become a Dental Hygienist.


Our Administrative Team


Jessica Staab

Jessica Staab
Patient Care Coordinator

Bio still to come


Vanessa Slanina

Vanessa Slanina
Patient Care Coordinator Support

My name is Vanessa Slanina, I work mainly behind the scenes answering phones, and other regular administrative work. I moved to Slave Lake 4 years ago from Kitimat, BC which was where I grew up. I moved here with my boyfriend and our dogs, whom I love to spend my time with! We spend most of our time outside doing absolutely anything whether it be walking, hiking, quading or hunting.


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Stacey Anderson
Patient Care Coordinator

I work as part of the administrative team. I answer the phones, schedule appointments for patients and help work with them to maximize their insurance benefits. I love working with our team as they are very knowledgable and accommodating to our patients individual needs. I moved here one year ago, I am married to Rob and have a son Jace.


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Jayde O’Keefe
Team Leader Support

Hi, my name is Jayde. I started here at Slave Lake Dental in 2012. I work with John and Dr. Pukanich doing some of the behind the scenes work here at the office, so you might not see me around during your visits. I was born and raised here in Slave Lake and have no plans of ever leaving. I live in Canyon Creek with my boyfriend, Kolby and our puppy, Jax. We love being outdoors, so we spend our time hunting, quadding, sledding, paddleboarding, and seadooing, we spend almost the entire summer out on the lake!


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John Pukanich
Team Manager

Welcome! I am in charge of all the behind-the-scenes work to help the practice run smoothly. I am the lucky man who is married to Dr. Terri Pukanich, and am always impressed at how happy our patients are with her work. Our practice is like a big family, and we want to welcome you here! At home, I have two wonderful kids. Cooper and Darby. During my downtime I am an avid quadder and hunter!


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Karie Parks
Patient Care Coordinator Support

I am part of the administrative team. I answer phones, assist patients with booking appointments, and help patients figure out the highest level of benefits from their insurance. I’m also the go to girl in the office for anything orthodontics related. I love being able to help patients with their individual needs. I moved to slave lake In 2006 with my boyfriend and we have 2 dogs.

Featured Articles
The Cole Family -
“I just had a cleaning at the clinic a few weeks ago and I was really impressed to see how white my teeth were after. My entire family goes to Dr. Terri P. and well we really love her and her team of professionals! They are always friendly and informative and have the most up to date techniques for your teeth! I love this clinic's new look and I feel so happy to have this exceptional practice in our community! Great job!”
Katherine G. -
“I am super happy with Slave Lake Dental, particularly my dentist, Dr. Natalie Stone! I had gum graft surgery last year and was even texting pictures of the graft site to Dr. Stone at 10pm!! Dr. Stone genuinely cares and I feel very valued as a patient and confident that she does her best for me. Our family (2 adults, 2 children) travel over an hour one way to Slave Lake from High Prairie for our appointments and the staff are very accommodating in trying to fit us all in together whenever they can. Wonderful staff & service!”
Janet P. -
“I have been a patient at this dental clinic for over 30 years always been treated well by all the previous dentists but Terri and her staff have go over and above. Amy is very considerate when I have my cleaning and check up knowing I have sensitive teeth. Natalie has done excellent dental work when it was needed. I am most appreciative of Terri for her exception kindness to my granddaughters, thank you for all you do.”
Rolanda B. -
“Very friendly staff. They made my son's first visit to the dentist a great experience!”
Kimmy E. -
“Great experience! I had fillings replaced last year and have had no issues what so ever. I have also had my teeth cleaned numerous times and the girls are amazing and very thorough. If you want a super friendly staff who will take very good care of you, SLD is the place to go!”
Samar B. -
“Always a friendly, comforting staff; very clean, and modern technology. Great reminders by text and email, make appointments easy to keep track of. Overall, great customer service.”
Deborah K. -
“Having moved to Slave Lake from a larger centre I am always impressed with the professionalism and currency of the staff at Slave Lake Dental. Your facility rivals that of any larger centre and you are always up-to-date with new techniques and services. Great Work!”