Malar Kalia, BSc, DMD, General Dentist

Meet Dr. Kalia In Edmonton

Dr. Malar Kalia graduated from the University of Ottawa with a Bachelor of Science (Honours) degree, and then earned her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from the University of Manitoba. Prior to moving to Edmonton with her husband, Dr. Kalia gained experience at a large group practice in the Greater Toronto Area. She then spent two years practicing in North Edmonton before moving closer to home to work at Yellowbird Dental.

Dr. Kalia’s adventurous spirit is evident in all she does. She is very excited to bring the latest technology and techniques to Yellowbird Dental. Dr. Kalia’s warm, fun, and friendly personality shines through with each patient she meets. She is passionate about life and dentistry. Building long-term relationships with Yellowbird Dental patients is her personal goal.

Dr. Kalia loves to travel and spend time hiking in the mountains!


Michael Nawrot, BMedSci, DDS, General Dentist

Meet Dr. Michael Nawrot

Dr. Michael Nawrot earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Alberta School of Dentistry. Born and raised in Vegreville, Alberta, he is delighted to be serving his adopted hometown as a dentist in Edmonton as a member of the Yellowbird Dental team. He has participated in two Kindness In Action trips to Nicaragua and Guatemala – a non-profit organization that provides dental healthcare to underprivileged countries around the world.

When he is not in the office, Dr. Nawrot spends most of his time pursuing his other interests – like Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, where he has earned his blue belt. He relishes time in the great outdoors - downhill skiing in the winter and wakeskating on the lake in the summer. Dr. Nawrot is also an avid music enthusiast, holding a contemporary music diploma from Grant MacEwan. His talents include voice, drums, piano, and guitar. Listen closely and you may hear him humming his favourite tunes in the office!

Meet Our Dedicated Team


Lee-Anne, Patient & Scheduling Coordinator

Lee-Anne is a graduate of the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology Dental Assisting Program. She brings many years of experience both to clinical assisting and to the front desk. Lee-Anne has been with Yellowbird Dental for a long time and has had the opportunity to care for generations of fantastic Yellowbird Dental patients and families. Building long-term relationships with patients is what fuels Lee-Anne’s obvious passion for caring for people. She works closely with our the Yellowbird Dental family to make sure that everyone is truly cared for to the highest levels, whether it is maximizing your insurance benefit or simply listening to your concerns. Lee-Anne enjoys life and thrives on interacting with the great patients of Yellowbird Dental.

When not in the office caring for patients, Lee-Anne enjoys cooking, gardening, and time at the lake spent with family, friends, and her three Yorkshire terriers.


Rina, Registered Dental Hygienist

Rina graduated from the Toronto College of Dental Hygiene in 2007. She has her Local Anaesthetic certification and has a special interest in orofacial myology (the discipline that treats oral and facial muscles – their posture and function).

Rina has a wealth of knowledge and experience that she loves to share with her patients. She is always reading about current and new technology that could help patients maintain a healthy mouth. Rina is a certified yoga instructor and enjoys finding links between oral and systemic health. Her desire is to continue to educate herself and others and make every patient’s experience positive.

Rina loves travelling and has spent time in Guatemala volunteering her dental hygiene skills. In her spare time, she enjoys trying out new recipes, being creative with art projects, and spending time outdoors with her husband on their acreage.


Brandy, Registered Dental Hygienist

Brandy graduated from the University of Alberta in 2004 with both her Diploma of Dental Hygiene and a Bachelor of Science degree. She has her certification in Local Anesthetic from the University of Michigan and Advanced Periodontal Training and certification from the World Clinical Laser Institute.

As a dental hygienist, Brandy’s focus is on providing friendly, high-quality care to her patients and educating them on how to maintain good oral health. She is committed to making your dental hygiene appointments a comfortable and positive experience.

Brandy’s part-time practice in our office allows her to spend valuable time with her children, volunteering at school and attending their activities. When she finds time for herself, you may find her reading, enjoying a session of yoga, or savouring a warm chai tea.