When I graduated in 2006, the University of Alberta dental program asked me to stay on as a clinical instructor. The highest form of learning is teaching and I was honoured to teach the new wave of dentists in this dynamic health field.
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.
I was born and raised in south Edmonton and received a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Alberta. I was accepted into New York University’s College of Dentistry where I earned a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree. After living in a fast paced and hectic big city for four years it was a welcomed change to practice in Camrose upon returning home. I have spent the most recent years working on the south side of Edmonton.
My goal is to provide a calming dental experience for those with dental anxiety and to educate my patients as much as possible. I take great care to provide quality treatment each and every day.
In my spare time, I enjoy running, hiking, and camping. I also love spending time with my wonderful wife and three children.
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. Sher Shah is currently in prosthodontist specialty school
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.
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.
Ensuring everyone has a positive experience at Avalon Dental from the moment they walk in the door until after after they leave is important to me. I am passionate about making people smile, and helping them have healthy, happy mouths is a great starting point to achieving that! Over the past 10 years I have taken on many roles including Hygiene Coordinator, Administration, Treatment Coordinator and Accounts Coordinator.
My other passion is early learning! I am a teacher at a nearby school and a Spark unit guider with Girl Guides of Canada.
“If you see someone without a smile, give them one of yours” – Nikita
I graduated from Dental Assisting at NAIT in 1998 and continued both assisting and dental reception for many years until venturing into work with the Federal government and account management in private corporate. Originally from Whitecourt, I have lived in many places all around northern Alberta, and am a small town girl by heart. I settled down and bought a place in Edmonton a few years ago and soon found I wanted to go back to my original passion in dentistry, this time focused in the administration side. My experience provides me a wealth of knowledge in dental procedures, treatment options, insurance and finances. I find so much enjoyment in helping people understand the best treatment options for their oral health, and will always take the extra time to help explain in detail treatment and finances so everyone can make the best choices to be confident in their health and put their best smile forward.
In my free time you will find me out dancing up a storm in my Ukrainian Dance, as well as pursuing my passion of health and wellness with Arbonne, volunteering at seniors lodges and getting involved in many causes close to my heart.
I started working reception at Avalon Dental in 2018, I love getting to meet new people and building relationships with all our patients. I was born in Ireland and I moved to Edmonton 5 years ago with my fiancée. I have since had a career change into dental admin which was the best decision. We have a super friendly, fun and positive atmosphere at Avalon. It really is like home away from home.
I love to travel and explore new places. When I’m not working I’m normally with my fiancée, my 2 year old son, who loves being outside or swimming and our 3yr old black lab retriever dog who has energy for days.
I feel truly blessed to work in the dental field as I am passionate about all aspects of dental. I have found my life’s calling which helps me to create a joyful existence with positive and caring relationships with my co workers and patients. Every detail has been meticulously considered at Avalon Dental from our gold standard of care for every patient, warm customer service, instant online booking option and amazing level of clinical skill from our registered dental hygienists, assistants and dentists.
I stay active with my husband and two children by water skiing and downhill skiing together as a family. I volunteer as the Cameron Heights Community League Social Director and I am also Chair Person of the Cameron Heights Sub Committee of the Park and Playground Facility. It makes my heart sing to volunteer.