Dr. Andrea Oko, DDS, MSc
I am originally from the Westlock, Alberta area, having grown up on an acreage 20 minutes outside of town. Throughout my childhood I spent many hours playing sports, being most active in figure skating and volleyball. Following graduation from R. F. Staples Secondary School, I moved to Edmonton to attend the University of Alberta. In 2001 I started my Bachelor of Science Degree, receiving my BSc in Immunology and Infection in 2005. Later that year I started a Masters in Cell Biology at the University of Alberta, studying the immune systems of catfish. In 2009, during my first year of study in dentistry at the University of Alberta, I completed my Master of Science degree.
I am very excited to practice at the Westmount Dental. I pride myself on making patients comfortable and as relaxed as possible in the dental chair. I look forward to continuing my informal education throughout my career, allowing me to introduce new and advanced techniques for my patients.
I currently live in St. Albert. You may see me at the grocery store in my sweatpants! My interests include ice hockey and ball hockey, reading, watching action movies, laughing at myself, and long walks with my husband, Pete, and our Labrador Retrievers, Coal and Fergus.
Dr. Pawan Nyachhyon
Dr. Pawan Nyachhyon received his Bachelor of Dental Surgery degree at the University of Sindh in 1998. After being licensed as a dentist in Alberta, he began practicing general dentistry at Westmount Dental.
Dr. Nyachhyon is committed to provide quality dental care for the well-being of his patients. His distinctive blend of artistic and technical dexterity has succeeded to create a long-lasting smile in many patients.
While an active member of Canadian Dental Association and Alberta Dental Association, he is a stanch supporter of lifetime learning to stay abreast with current trends in dentistry in order to improve his patient’s oral health.
He is friendly, caring, and confident and looks forward to building ongoing relationships with his patients in Edmonton.
Dr. Nyachhyon loves to read, travel, and listen to the music. He volunteers in his community events, and in spare time he enjoys swimming, yoga, and spending time with his wife and children.
Dr. Shirley Chiang
I grew up in Vancouver, BC where I received my Bachelor of Science degree from University of British Columbia. My formal dental education started in Boston, where I graduated magna cum laude from Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine with my Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD).
With my passion for dentistry, I strive to provide a comfortable experience for patients of all ages, including children. I deliver comprehensive dental care and am certified in Invisalign® orthodontic treatment.
I am fluent in Mandarin Chinese and am involved in my community. In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with family and watching classic Hollywood musicals. I am very excited to be providing high quality dental care to patients at Westmount Dental.
Dr. Alrasheed Hadi
I joined Westmount Dental in March of 2015, and I feel extremely privileged to be a part of such a wonderful team. I received the Bachelor of Medical Science and Doctor of Dental Surgery degrees from Kuban Medical Academy, Krasnodar, Russia in 1997. Since then I have attended various dental conferences to continually update my knowledge and skills and stay afloat of new techniques and technologies in the dental field.
I am a certified Invisalign® provider and have completed numerous cases with excellent results. I am a member in good standing of Alberta Dental Association and College. I am fluent in English, Russian, and Arabic, and I would be happy to be your dentist as well as a translator if such need arises.
In my spare time, I enjoy hiking and playing volleyball.
John de la Cruz, DD – Denturist
I graduated from the Denturist Technology program at NAIT in 2012 and since then have been providing patients with complete and partial dentures. By understanding that each patient has different needs, I specialize in making dentures that are functional while allowing patients to regain their confident smile.
I pride myself to ensure each patient is content and feels comfortable at every appointment. I believe design, technique, and communication, are key elements to a successful outcome.
My interest includes being active as a part-time yogi and I am a seasonal marathon runner. In contrast, I do enjoy being a couch potato while channel surfing or binge watching episodes on Netflix. I also love food and I’m constantly eating!
Dr. Pratibha Bindlish, BDS, DDS
I completed my DDS (Doctor of Dental Surgery) degree from Western University, London, ON, where I also received the Dr. Kenneth Pownall Memorial Scholarship and the Dr. Gerald Z. Wright Award for the highest academic standing throughout the program. I obtained my first dental degree in India back in 2006 with distinction.
After spending more than 10 years practicing dentistry, my love and passion for this wonderful profession are more than they have ever been. I am confident in all aspects of dentistry and would love to answer any questions you may have when you come into our office. I take pleasure in spending enough time talking to my patients to understand their areas of concern and to provide the right treatment options for them.
Keeping abreast with what is current is most important for me, and I am currently certified to provide nitrous and oral sedation that allows me to provide relaxing and stress-free treatment. I am also trained in Invisalign® (clear aligners) treatments to help achieve beautiful smiles.
Besides dentistry, I love travelling, reading, trying new recipes and spending time with my family. I feel privileged to be a part of a wonderful team at Westmount Dental and look forward to meeting you during your next dental appointment.
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