Our Team

We understand that trust is earned. Avalon Dental has been doing just that in Edmonton, Alberta since 1986.

MEET OUR DENTAL TEAM

Dr. Misha Susoeff, B. Meds Sc, D.D.S

OWNER AND DENTIST

When I graduated in 2006, the U of A dental program asked me to stay on as a clinical instructor. The highest form of learning is teaching—and I learned a lot.

I design lifelong treatment plans, thinking ahead, so each option is positive today and also later in life. My joy is caring for families. It’s an honour to treat a patient and also look after their grandparents, parents, and children. Dentistry is relationships. They grow deeper with each generation.

Dr. Sher Shah, D.D.S

DENTIST

My career has been an adventure. I studied at Trinity College in Dublin and practiced briefly in Ireland. Then my quest began: I packed my bags, hit the road and didn’t stop until I reached Alberta. For two and a half years, I served the small community of Slave Lake. I then moved to Edmonton, a city with character and amiable people.

The adventure bug hasn’t left me completely, but now I am happy hiking or going on a road trip when I take a break from my craft. Dentistry is the science of applied arts. You’re a surgeon, a jeweler, and an artist all at once.

 

Dr. Gurjeet Pal Ghuman, D.D.S

DENTIST

I graduated in 2014 in India and moved to Canada that same year. I received an award for being First in my school. I passed all the Canadian board exams on my first attempt and became one of the youngest internationally trained dentists in Canada. I have worked as an instructor at The Bredin Institute, training other international dentists, which is my passion.

I am dedicated to lifelong learning by taking continuing education courses. I treat my patients like my own family with a gentle and conservative approach and try to make their appointments comfortable, especially those who have anxiety, fear or stress. I believe in developing long-lasting friendly relationships with them. I like all aspects of dentistry. I like to educate and motivate my patients regarding oral health.

I have been spreading awareness on oral and general health by writing articles in newspapers and magazines since 2013.

When I am not working, I enjoy spending time with my loving son Fatehbir, handsome hubby Aman and caring Parents in law.

Robyn

DENTAL ADMINISTRATOR

I’ve worked as an administrative assistant at Avalon Dental for 24 happy years and genuinely look forward to coming to work each day. My co-workers and the patients here are like family. It’s my great pleasure to make every dental visit a caring and comfortable experience.

I am a born and raised Edmontonian who prides herself on being active in the community and especially at my son’s school. My husband, son, and I take long walks with our dog Buddy, a Chihuahua-Terrier cross who rules our household. When I can, I make time for reading, cycling, gardening, camping, swimming, and fishing.

  1. My first car was a Green Gremlin.
  2. I always catch the most fish, and my husband thinks it’s my perfume!
  3. My Dog hates when I vacuum, and so do I!

Ella

TREATMENT & FINANCIAL COORDINATOR

In the many years of being a Dental Assistant, I’ve gained the skills and knowledge of what dentistry is all about. The number one priority is patient care! At Avalon Dental we pride ourselves in promoting good oral health and care for our patients, we are a dental family! We have a friendly and positive atmosphere from the moment you walk through our doors.

Outside of work, I’m a wife and hockey mom. Our family enjoys hockey, skiing, traveling and taking care of our two dogs (Migi-Havanese cross Maltese & Pacino-Teacup Morkie). Another past time of ours is watching Marvel movies, over and over, my favourite superhero is Thor. My personal favorite movie and TV show respectively are Beauty and the Beast, and Game of Thrones. 

Christie

REGISTERED DENTAL HYGIENIST & TREATMENT PLAN COORDINATOR

My hobbies include learning about and trying different wines. Playing golf (as much as possible in Edmonton’s short season), yoga, and barre. I’m also an adventurer who so far has traveled to 31 countries. I caught the travel bug early on, and it’s not going away anytime soon.

My desire to explore new places and learn new things started with Girl Guides. I’ve been involved with the organization for more than 25 years and am currently a district guider. I have a furry best friend, that would be Molly – a Border Collie cross who’s always by my side.

Sukhi

REGISTERED DENTAL ASSISTANT

I love the clinic’s positive atmosphere. It radiates from every person and throughout every square foot. Smiles drew me to the dental profession and shaped my career at Avalon. I enjoy seeing a genuine smile in and out of the clinic.

When I am not working, I garden, practice yoga, and spend time with my two children. I also volunteer in my community, teaching Punjabi and spending weekends as an administrator in a Punjabi Sunday School.

Urshila

REGISTERED DENTAL ASSISTANT

At Avalon Dental, everyone is so kind and helpful. That great work environment resonates with our patients.

I completed the NAIT Dental Assisting Program in 2004 and then became a domestic engineer (housewife) for six years and a dental assistant for eight.

Originally from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, I’ve lived all over North America: Ontario, Tennessee, Illinois, Kentucky, Washington, California, and now Edmonton (aka, The North Pole). My family includes two beautiful daughters, Mischa and Ayisha. We enjoy travelling, watching movies, swimming, skating, playing tennis, trying new restaurants, picnicking in the summer, playing board games, and, of course, shopping.

Alyssa

REGISTERED DENTAL HYGIENIST

I’m passionate about interior design, 3D modelling, crocheting, video games, and growing as a person and professionally. My boyfriend has two dogs, one of which is just a puppy. My three siblings live in Vancouver, Red Deer, and Toronto. I’m also an auntie to the nicest nephew in the world.

To me, it’s important to give back to all members of our community. In the future, I can see myself volunteering as a hygienist at the Boyle Street Dental Centre.

Chelsea Duke

REGISTERED DENTAL HYGIENIST

Working in the dental profession has been a tremendous experience. My passion is for patient education, and I truly believe that we are saving the world one smile at a time! Most importantly, Avalon stands behind the exceptional level of patient care we provide, which is ultimately what makes our jobs rewarding.

On a personal note, I am lucky enough to be part of a blended family, including 3 beautiful daughters. I enjoy travelling, long distance running, a variety of sports, and I have a background in dance. I love any live music, and sampling new food and wine. I am also originally a Saskatchewan girl, so I love lake life and prairie sunsets.

Sabrina

REGISTERED DENTAL HYGIENIST

Getting to interact with our amazing patients every day is the best part of my job.

When I am not working, I spend time with my husband of 12 years, our 18-month-old daughter, and our dog, who is 110 pounds of black, furry glory. I bake, cook, swim and get crafty with fun projects. I’m a die-hard, rabid Oilers fan, who bleeds orange and blue. When I can, I bird watch, although work and family don’t leave a lot of time for binoculars. And I am festive–at the office and at home. If you see balloons, streamers, and odd stuffed animals positioned about, it’s me, going all out with my decorating.

Kari-Lynn

REGISTERED DENTAL ASSISTANT

Many families have been coming to Avalon Dental for years. The open, friendly, and organized atmosphere is so welcoming.

I like to spend my time being active at the gym and outdoors. During downtime between school and work, I rest and relax, often watch the latest and greatest shows on Netflix. I have a cat back in Grande Prairie and may adopt a bunny rabbit in the near future.

Elicia

REGISTERED DENTAL ASSISTANT

I grew up in Moncton, NB and studied to become a Dental Assistant at Oulton College. I graduated with honours in 2012 and moved to Edmonton where my husband and I started our family of two boys, two dogs, and two cats.

I believe the most important thing in a Dental practice is patient education. At Avalon Dental, we provide education on treatment and financial options, dental products, and identify which options would be best for each of our patients.

  1. My favourite colour is purple
  2. I am very competitive at games and my favourite game is RukShuk.
  3. I love working with kids and doing dental presentations at schools and daycares.

Nikita

SENIOR ADMINISTRATOR AND TREATMENT COORDINATOR

Making sure everyone has a positive experience at Avalon Dental means a lot to me. I am a people person. Friends and co-workers call me “bubbly.”

I am a Girl Guides of Canada Spark Leader and the drama club programmer at Delton Elementary school. My dream is to pursue a master’s degree in Early Childhood Learning and Inclusive Education. I want to work with cognitively delayed children. I love kids and am deeply passionate about learning and leadership.

I have been working in the dental field for nine years and have experience in coordinating administration, hygiene, and treatment plans. I have an Imperial Shih Tzu named Moolatte and think about travelling and teaching English abroad in the summer. Perhaps, I’ll start with Bali.

  1. I am a Sparks unit guider with Girl Guides of Canada 
  2. I have a little dog named Moolatte 
  3. I am going to be a teacher