829 Saddleback Rd NW, Edmonton, AB T6J 5R4

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The Team

B.Sc., D.M.D

Dr. Malar Kalia, BSc, DMD graduated from the University of Ottawa with a Bachelor of Science (Honours) degree, then went on to graduate from the University of Manitoba as a Doctor of Dental Medicine. 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 a North Edmonton practice prior to moving closer to home to work at Yellowbird Dental.

Dr. Kalia loves to travel and spend time hiking in the mountains!
Dr. Kalia’s adventurous spirit and love for all mankind 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.

B.MedSc., DDS

Dr. Michael is a graduate of the University of Alberta School of Dentistry and has been practicing as a general dentist. Born and raised in Vegreville Alberta, he is delighted to be serving his adopted hometown of Edmonton as a member of the Yellowbird 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. Michael spends most of his time pursuing his other interests - like Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, where he earned his blue belt in April of last year. He relishes time in the great outdoors; downhill skiing in the winter, and wakeskating on the lake in the summer. Dr. Michael 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 favorite tunes in the office.

 

Registered Dental Hygienist

Rina graduated from the Toronto College of Dental Hygiene in 2007. She has her Local Anaesthetic certification and a special interest in orofacial myology. 

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 to continue to educate herself and others make every patient's experience positive. 

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

Registered Dental Hygienist

Brandy graduated from the University of Alberta in 2004 with both her Diploma of Dental Hygiene and a Bachelor of Science Specialization. She has her certification in Local Anesthetic, University Of Michigan 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 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 activities. When given the time for herself, she most likely would be reading, enjoying a session of yoga and savoring a warm chai tea.

Patient and Scheduling Coordinator

Lee-Anne, Patient and Scheduling Coordinator, is a graduate of Northern Alberta Institute of Technology, Dental Assisting Program. She brings many years of experience both as a clinical assistant but also at the front desk. Lee-Anne has been with Yellowbird dental for a long time and has had the opportunity to care for numerous generations of fantastic Yellowbird patients and families. This building of long-term relationships with patients is what fuels Lee-Anne’s obvious passion of caring for people. She works closely with all of the Yellowbird family to make sure that each patient is truly cared for to the best of her abilities. Whether it is maximizing a patient’s insurance benefit or simply listening to patients 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.

Registered Dental Assistant

Marla has been part of the team at Yellowbird Dental for over 5 years. She completed dental assisting school in Ottawa 10 years ago and she absolutely loves her work! Marla goes out of a way to help patients in any way that she can!

When not in the office Marla enjoys spending time with her growing family. Her daughter Azalea just celebrated her first birthday and keeps Marla on her toes. Marla also enjoys going for long walks with her dog Indigo, working out, and cooking for her husband Matthew.

Registered Dental Assistant
Amanda graduated from KDM dental college in 2014 and has been practicing in the Edmonton area for 5 years now. Amanda is thrilled to be working with an awesome group of people here at Yellowbird Dental. She is committed to making every patient feel happy and comfortable, and goes out of her way to make sure they leave with a big smile!
When she is not at work, Amanda loves spending time with her husband Nathan, their dog Parker, and two cats Tiki and Lily. She loves to go camping and boating and can talk about her love for animals all day long!
Registered Dental Assistant

Rakia is from Lethbridge, AB. She moved to Edmonton to pursue her long-time passion for dental
assisting. She graduated the summer of 2019 and during that time fell in love with the city and decided
to make It her new home. Rakia and her husband have 3 children, who she spends much of her time
with. She enjoys helping at the local farmers market, exploring and travelling Canada and having quiet
nights in with family and friends!

Yellowbird Dental

829 Saddleback Rd NW, Edmonton, AB T6J 5R4

+1 780-435-5576

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Opening Hours

Mon/Tues: 9-6 Weds: 12-8 Thurs: 9-4:30 Fri: 8-2

Appointment Booking

smile@yellowbirddental.ca
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