Dental Assistant Recognition Week

March 6, 2018

Dental Assistants Are Specially Trained To Serve You


Dental Assistant Recognition week is held the first full week in March every year. This year it is March 4-10, 2018 and we are so excited to introduce you to all of our wonderful Registered Dental Assistants in our dental family!




Our dental assistants are an invaluable part of our team and practice–to be honest, we couldn’t get much done without them! This week we will celebrate by honoring our dental assistants for the variety of duties they perform and the quality care they provide our patients. An assistant on our team can be found working chairside with our dentists, managing various aspects of the dental office or laboratory, sterilizing equipment and rooms, working in dental sales and providing comfort to our patients. Today, dental assistants are role models of a professional and progressive force in the field of dentistry. Our dental assistants are specially trained to serve YOU–our valued patients!





Amery Davison


Amery joined the Slave Lake Dental team in 2013. She just recently became a certified Registered Dental Assistant!  She is quoted as saying “I love my job, this team and my boss!”

Amery says “It is amazing that she gets to work with most incredible group of people everyday!” This proud mother of two loves spending time with her children, husband and their pets. They all enjoy their summers camping, fishing and boating, while skiing in the winter.

This is what our team has to say about Amery:


"Amery takes initiative, is a busy bee and is always on the ball! She is always anticipating all of our needs. Her contagious positivity and laugh are amazing. Amery cares that things are done right; she knows every task and detail matter in the big picture."



Asha Sargunaraj


Asha began Dental Assisting at Slave Lake Dental in 2014. She received her Dental Assisting License in 2012 and completed her Scaling Module in 2017. Asha grew up in Slave Lake and loves to spend her free time with family, friends and coaching figure skating. While at work, Asha loves to work with kids and work down in our Lab.


Asha has said “It’s great being a  part of such an enthusiastic group of people who are all working towards the same vision of creating Raving Fans of Slave Lake Dental!”

This is what our team has to say about Asha:

"Asha is our Lab Technician extraordinaire! She is extremely efficient, straight to the point and is awesome at making kids feel safe and comfortable! She jumps into any role at any time, and has since day one. She proves that everyone’s job is everyone’s job!"




Brooke Wilson


Brooke joined the Slave Lake Dental team as a Registered Dental Assistant in 2016.  She received graduated as a Dental Assistant in 2011 from SAIT  Polytech in Calgary. Brooke’s favorite part of her job is helping patients fix their smile, overcome fears and making them happy to smile again!

Brooke was born and raised in Slave Lake and has beautiful little family consisting of her husband Jayme and her young daughter Shelby. While being a mom takes up a lot of time, Brooke also makes time to curl at least once a week. During her free time Brooke loves spending time with her big extended family. They camp by the lake all summer and travel as much as possible during the colder months.

This is what our team has to say about Brooke:

"Brooke always puts the patient first while continuing to be super efficient and confident in every procedure that she does. Brooke is trustworthy, calm and open. She easily connects with patients, making them comfortable and building relationships with them. Brooke adapts quickly to change and is always willing to help wherever she can. She’s very efficient, always positive and 100% reliable. Cool as a cucumber and a blast to work with."




Katie Severson


Katie joined the Slave Lake Dental team in 2013 and says she couldn’t ask for a better office or group of girls to work with. She graduated from Columbia College in 2012 from the Dental Assisting Program. Katie grew up in the Slave Lake area and loves being outdoors. Her favorite areas of dentistry are assisting in surgeries and cosmetic dentistry.

Katie is a very family orientated person who would rather play outside in the mud instead of playing with hair and makeup. She is looking forward to becoming an aunt for the first time this year! Katie’s favorite pastimes include spending time with family, snowmobiling, quadding, hiking, hunting, being in the mountains and anything outdoors. To Katie, home is where the heart is.

This is what our team has to say about Katie:

"Katie is a thorough, precise, consistent and hard working team member. She works well under pressure while maintaining a very high quality of care for our patients. Katie has the biggest heart with the most honest intentions. She is so meticulous in everything she does. When she is given a job, it always gets done to perfection."



Krista Henstridge


Krista joined our team in 2001 after moving here from Newfoundland. She completed her Dental Assisting at the Career Academy in 1998. Krista’s said ” I love working in such a wonderful office. I really love helping people get the beautiful smile they really want.”

Krista loves spending time with her husband and two beautiful girls. In fact, her favorite thing to do is to watch her oldest daughter play hockey and her youngest daughter dance. Other pastimes that Krista enjoys is traveling, fishing, camping and enjoying our beautiful Slave Lake beach in the summer.

This is what our team has to say about Krista:

"Krista is a wonderful, silent leader. She is well composed, loyal and patient. She is an awesome clinical trainer. Krista has a calming effect at all times, especially with patients, which helps her to establish such a good rapport. Krista takes pride in her work, and her hard work shows in every patient that she sees. She makes sure that every patient is getting the best experience and the best dentistry possible."




Lisa O'Brien


Lisa started working on the Slave Lake Dental team in 2009. She earned her Dental Assisting Level II from Nova Scotia Community College in 2006. Lisa loves to do lab work and assist with orthodontics. Lisa said that her favorite thing about working at Slave Lake Dental is being a part of such a great team.

Lisa moved to Slave Lake from Nova Scotia, and now lives here with her husband. Her favorite activities are camping, hiking, and hunting. Especially when she gets to enjoy those activities in the mountains.

This is what our team has to say about Lisa:

"Lisa is a selfless person who is never too busy to help anyone. She shrugs off negativity and focuses on the positive, always looking for and finding solutions. She is a master of her craft. Lisa never takes shortcuts or does anything less than 100%. You can depend on her because she will never let you down."




Rebecca McGlynn


Rebecca became a part of the team in 2011.  She graduated as a Dental Assistant in 2011 from KDM Dental in Edmonton. Rebecca started at Slave Lake Dental working in the office as a Patient Care Coordinator in the reception area and transitioned into her assistant role.

Rebecca has a wonderful little boy who just turned one, she and her husband are expecting another little boy in February. Rebecca grew up in Smith, Alberta but moved to Slave Lake to become part of our team. Her favorite thing to do at work is to meet with new patients and to celebrate patients’ successes. Rebecca loves to spend time with her family after work hours.

This is what our team has to say about Rebecca:

"Her calm, comforting, empathetic manners allow her to be a wonderful asset to our patients.  Rebecca is considerate, well mannered and just plain nice! She wants to do the best job everyday and never rushes; making sure our patients have the best care. Rebecca is so caring and thorough, she excels with our patients and is wonderful at creating raving fans!"




Stephanie Richardson


Stephanie is one of our seasoned veterans and joined our team in 2006. She graduated as a Dental Assistant in 2010 from NAIT. Stephanie loves her relationships with her patients and our team.  Her favorite procedures to assist with is any type of orthodontic procedure.

Stephanie was born and raised in Slave Lake and currently lives in Widewater with her husband and fur babies. She has a passion for water sports like wake boarding, water skiing and tubing but she also loves cooking and reading.  Stephanie is passionate about her career and strives to ensure our patients have an excellent experience while they are at our office. Giving back is important to Stephanie and she thoroughly enjoyed going to Nicaragua on a dental brigade to provide dental services to those who would not normally have access to any.

This is what our team has to say about Stephanie:

"Stephanie is indispensable! She is a great team leader and cheer leader! Stephanie is always providing constant encouragement for the whole team. She is a solution seeker who is open minded and leads by example. Stephanie takes on any responsibility and never expects anything in return. She knows her purpose and takes pride in all that she does." 




Susie Ritchie


Susie joined the Slave Lake Dental team in 2005. She moved to Slave Lake from New Brunswick with her husband. She believes that she is the proudest Canadian out there and hopes to travel our entire country with her husband and three daughters.

Susie’s favorite part about her job is working with the greatest group of people. She also loves the small town community feeling in Slave Lake that allows her to really get to know her patients. She also loves to assist in surgeries, orthodontics and to order supplies. Susie loves to go 4-wheeling in the summer and fall and says that her family’s lives are pretty much consumed with Hockey in the winter. She also enjoys skiing, skidooing, gardening, going to the beach and biking with her family. She is very energetic and loves being a part of the Slave Lake Dental team.

This is what our team has to say about Susie:

"Susie creates organization and is always available for a laugh, hug or a selfie! She’s like a pressure cooker! She works so well under pressure. Susie is dedicated in everything that she does! She always manages to stay one step ahead of everything while keeping everyone laughing."













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