A Canadian success story built with compassion & integrity
Dental Choice first opened its doors in 1990 at the Kingsway Garden Mall in Edmonton, Alberta. With a focus on redefining the dental experience, a second location was opened. Over the years, Dental Choice has continued to grow, opening multiple general dentistry clinics across Alberta. Now with over 20 locations, Dental Choice is a proven Canadian success story where teamwork, leadership and compassion have built a healthcare company that continues to thrive.
Dr. Hans Herchen
Dentist owned & dentist led
Founder and CEO, Dr. Hans Herchen graduated from the University of Alberta School of Dentistry in 1989 and opened his first clinic in 1990. Recognizing how many dentists were burdened with the endless business details of running a clinic, he decided to find a way to build his group practice operations into a model that could be easily understood and replicated for success. This transformed his business from consumer dental offices into a scalable business to business model. Since opening the first clinic, Dr. Herchen and his team have grown Dental Choice to over 20 locations and have built one of the most successful practices in Western Canada.
Our dentists make the difference
Finding the right dentist makes all the difference. You deserve a professional who listens to your unique needs, respects your time and makes the experience of visiting the dentist as simple as possible. Introducing the team of General Dentists at Dental Choice.
Dr. Amandeep Singh
Dr. Amandeep Singh graduated from the Doctor of Dental Surgery program at the University of Alberta, and now co-owns the West Edmonton Dental Choice office and takes pride in his team and practice. Dr. Singh’s winning sense of humor will help to put you at ease, and in addition to his alignment to Our Core Values, will contribute to a positive experience for patients and staff alike. Dr. Singh performs general dentistry including restorations, dental surgery, prosthodontics (crown and bridge) and root canals. In addition to these services Dr. Singh is able to offer Invisalign® and Implant placement. Dr. Singh speaks English and Punjabi, and is accepting new patients to his practice.
Dr. Aliya Rajwani
Dr. Aliya Rajwani is passionate about dentistry and enjoys to provide quality services and education to all of her patients. She performs Invisalign® and other cosmetic procedures as well as restorative dentistry. Dr. Rajwani is great with the students and faculty of the University of Calgary and promotes a positive experience for both her patients and staff alike. By aligning to the Dental Choice set of Core Values, Dr. Rajwani is committed the quality patient care and creating super satisfied patients.
Dr. Daniel Bargrizan
Dr. Daniel Bargrizan graduated from Griffith University in Australia after completing his Bachelor of Science degree at Dalhousie University. Dr. Bargrizan has quickly become a patient favorite since joining us in May 2019, with his passion for dentistry combined with outstanding chair side manner. He is also fluent in Persian. Dr. Bargrizan proudly offers all general dentistry services as well as implants and Invisalign. He also offers sedation options including oral and nitrous sedation to make make dental visits more comfortable.
When not in the office, Dr Bargrizan loves keeping busy with outdoor activities like skiing, tennis, golf and kayaking. He also loves traveling, and that is how he picked up scuba diving and has since become a PADI divemaster.
Dr. Holly Gushue
Dr. Holly Gushue is a proud Albertan having grown up in Calgary and Airdrie. She completed a Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry at the University of Lethbridge and continued studies in Chemistry at the University of Calgary before moving across the world to attend the Doctor of Dental Medicine program at the University of Sydney in Australia. During her studies, Dr. Gushue worked on multiple clinical rotations in several facilities, including a rotation with the Royal Flying Doctors Service, where she provided dental treatment to patients with limited access to care. She strives to provide the best quality care for her patients while making them feel comfortable and confident with their treatment, their overall oral health and their smile. She is happy to be back home in Calgary and enjoys spending time with her husband and son, snowboarding and playing golf.
Dr. Jason James
Dr. Jason James enjoys to spend time listening and getting to know his patients. Doing a comprehensive exam and really getting to understand his patient is something that feels rewarding for him. Dr. James received his Doctor of Dental Surgery from Howard University in Washington, DC. Before traveling to the U.S. to complete his Doctor of Dental Surgery; Dr. James attended the University of Alberta, completing both his Bachelor of Science and Master of Public Health, Health Policy and Management. During this time he was also a starting corner-back for the Golden Bears Football team.
Dr. Jalal Abouhassan
Dr. Jalal Abouhassan attended the University of Alberta where he received his Bachelor of Science Degree and graduated from Midwestern University in Chicago, Illinois in 2015 with his Doctorate of Dental Surgery. He provides care in all aspects of dentistry, from pediatric care, root canals, extractions, cosmetic procedures, to crowns and bridges. Dr. Abouhassan’s main goal in any treatment is to educate his patients on why they need a certain procedure and how to practice preventative care at home. Dr. Abouhassan speaks English and Arabic, and is accepting Arabic speaking patients to his practice.
Dr. Mo Omar
Dr. Mo Omar is an across-world traveler, as he had to travel for 10,111 km from Cairo to Edmonton, where he specialized in the art of maintaining teeth and preserving gum health and aesthetics, AKA Periodontics. In addition to the three years of clinical training, he invested three more years investigating the potential role of genetics in the association between gum disease and heart disease, a project that made him the first PhD in Periodontology at the University of Alberta.
On his way from Cairo, Dr. Omar made a brief stop in Scotland, where in addition to experiencing the bagpipes and kilts, he attended a post-graduate program in Oral cancer at the University of Dundee.
In the dental chair, utilizing his surgical and non-surgical skills, Dr. Omar strives to maintain his patients’ teeth for as long as possible, and if need be, replace them with implants. He as well would help his patients achieve healthy and aesthetic gums through soft tissue grafts. Dr. Omar has a passion in teaching, so as his patient you can always expect a little bit of education.
Outside of the office, Dr. Omar can be found working out in the gym or meditating in a yoga studio, or possibly in the dog park, but most likely, along with his wife, Sara, they will be cheering on their little gymnast, Laila, at one of her competitions.
Dr. Viviane Nguyen
Growing up in Edmonton, Dr. Viviane Nguyen began her studies at the University of Alberta before pursuing her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree at the University of British Columbia. She is dedicated to delivering patient-centered care and strives to create a comfortable environment for all. Dr. Nguyen believes in helping patients understand their oral health and providing them with the information to make informed treatment choices. Dr. Nguyen enjoys learning about the latest advances to further her knowledge and clinical skills. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, catching up on TV shows and trying out new recipes.
Dr. Damola Baiyere
Z006, Wyckham House Lower Level 4825 Mount Royal Gate SW Calgary, AB T3E 6K6
Dr. Damola Baiyere’s interest in dentistry started in her elementary years, being the daughter of an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon. Dr B, as she is fondly called by patients, strives to always apply the best version of herself and is very passionate about helping to create happy smiles. She offers all general dentistry services including wisdom teeth extractions and Invisalign. When she is not working, she loves to spend time watching movies with her husband. She also enjoys cooking, hanging out and window-shopping with her two daughters.
Dr. Ahmed Mohamed
Dr. Mohamed is a member of the Canadian Dental Association and the Alberta Dental Association and College and provides all general dentistry services as well as surgical extractions and implant placement. He strongly believes in the power of knowledge and is committed to continual education and lifelong learning. Dr. Mohamed prides himself on taking his time to get to know his patients and providing a relaxing environment and enjoyable visit.
Dr. Mirna Rizkallah
Dr. Mirna Rizkallah focuses on providing quality dental work in a comfortable and caring environment. She is best described as a relationship builder, committed & conscientious person. She takes great pleasure in educating her patients on their oral health. Dr. Mirna is a member of the Alberta Dental Association and is a strong believer in staying up to date by taking courses and keeping abreast of the latest technologies that are available. Outside of the clinic, she loves spending time with her family and friends. She also enjoys cooking, traveling, and playing card games. At 17th Ave Dental Choice, we have a wonderful team working together to provide the best experience for our patients. Dr. Mirna is excited to have the opportunity to get to know you personally and help to improve your oral health. Dr. Mirna speaks English, French and Arabic.
Dr. Chetanya Kumar
Dr.Chetanya Kumar received his Bachelor of Science in Chemistry at the University of Alberta before attending NYU College of Dentistry to earn his Doctor of Dental Surgery. He enjoys all aspects of dentistry including root canal therapy and extractions and strives to provide a comfortable environment for all his patients. Dr. Kumar and his team take the time to educate their patients on oral health and treatment options and are committed to providing personalized care to patients of all ages.
Dr. Linsie Landa
Dr. Linsie Landa was born in a small town in Saskatchewan and moved to Vancouver as a teen. Having family members in the field of dentistry ignited her passion for the field and laid the foundation for her career.
Dr. Landa is commited to continous growth and self-improvement. Consequently, she dedicates herself to staying at the forefront of dental advancements and techniques, ensuring that her patients receive the highest standard of care. Dr. Landa and her team understand that dentistry can be an intimidating field for many, so they prioritize taking the time to actively listen to patients, addressing their concerns. She works to empower her patients with the knowledge they need to make informed decisions about their oral health.
Dr. Sabreena Bhaidani
After completing her Bachelor of Science at the University of Calgary, Dr. Sabreena Bhaidani travelled to Australia to complete the Doctor of Dental Surgery program at the University of Melbourne. After practicing in Calgary for a few years she has made the move to Edmonton and we are excited to welcome her to our South Edmonton Common team.
Dr. Bhaidani is detail-oriented and committed to providing high quality patient care. She enjoys listening to patients to understand their needs and strives to help them feel comfortable in the dental office. Dr. Bhaidani is trained in all areas of restorative dentistry and provides sedation options including nitrous, oral sedation and Botox services.
Dr. Ravin Bhavsar
296 Kingsway Mall Edmonton AB T5G 3A6
Dr. Ravin Bhavsar graduated with a Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree with distinction from the University of Western Ontario. He enjoys all aspects of dentistry including crown and bridge, extractions, and root canal treatment.
Dr. Ravin takes time to listen to patients’ concerns and explain the treatment options. He also offers nitrous oxide sedation to patients who need it. He enjoys seeing people of all ages and loves to meet new people every day. He is fluent in English, Hindi, and Gujarati and will be happy to discuss your concern during your dental visit.
Dr. Aaron Law
Dr. Aaron Law
Dr. Aaron Law graduated from the Faculty of Dentistry at Dalhousie University with his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS). He has been practicing since then in both private practice and at the Canadian Forces Base in Edmonton. Dr. Law provides all general dentistry services as well as Invisalign and sedation options. He is passionate about keeping up to date on the latest advances in the dental industry and looks forward to welcoming patients to an office where their care is his number one priority. In his spare time Dr. Law enjoys playing soccer, skiing and spending time with his family and friends.
Dr. Shivani Verma
Dr. Shivani Verma
Dr. Shivani Verma received her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree at New York University and chose to return to Edmonton to practice dentistry. She is described as friendly, caring and confident and interested in getting to know her patients. Dr. Verma and her skilled team focus on creating an atmosphere where patients won’t be in a hurry to leave, our goal is for all appointments to be on time. She practices general dentistry and offers sedation dentistry as well. We are confident that her compassionate manner and well trained team will create a dental experience you will want to return to. Dr. Verma speaks English, Punjabi, and Hindi is accepting new patients.
Dr. Erin Husack
Dr. Erin Husack is committed to quality patient care and working with you to address your concerns. She provides all general dentistry services as well as IV sedation, difficult extractions including wisdom teeth, and implant placement. Dr. Husack also provides services to patients at local hospitals and places great importance in providing friendly and compassionate care in a comforting environment. When not in the office she enjoys spending her time hiking, travelling, and cooking.
Dr. John Hart
Dr. John Hart is committed to quality patient care and working with you to address your concerns. He provides all general dentistry services as well as, sedation options including IV sedation, difficult extractions including wisdom teeth, and implant placement. Dr. Hart also provides services to patients at local hospitals and places great importance in providing friendly and compassionate care in a comforting environment.
When not in the office he enjoys finding time to be outdoors golfing, hiking, biking and snowboarding.
Dr. Jona Szakacs
Dr. Jona Szakacs was born and raised in Calgary, Alberta. He completed his Doctor of Dental Surgery in London, Ontario at the Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry at Western University. After graduation from dental school, he completed a one-year, postgraduate general practice residency program at the University of Alberta and has enjoyed living and working in the city of Edmonton ever since.
Dr. Szakacs provides a broad scope of services including Invisalign, select dental implant placement, wisdom tooth removal, molar endodontics and is certified in providing multiple methods of sedation including intravenous conscious sedation. He understands that visiting the dentist can be a stressful experience and prides himself in providing excellent clinical care with a gentle touch.
As a former wildland firefighter, Dr. Szakacs will tell you that there is no such thing as too much fresh air. When he is not at work you can find him playing tennis in Kinsmen Park, mountain biking in the river valley, or snowboarding and splitboarding in the mountains. He looks forward to meeting you and hopes to see you soon.
Dr. Laura Sliwkanich
Dr. Laura Sliwkanich was born and raised in Edmonton, first receiving a Bachelor of Science from MacEwan University, then a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Toronto. Happy to be back in her hometown, Dr. Sliwkanich completed a one-year General Practice Residency with the University of Alberta to provide care for medically compromised patients and to learn about advanced practices in dentistry, including IV sedation and wisdom tooth extractions.
Dr. Sliwkanich strives to provide comprehensive care and comfort to her patients achieving their treatment goals. She also takes pride in teaching dental students at the University of Alberta and Glenrose hospital. In her spare time, Dr. Sliwkanich enjoys playing soccer, hiking, and traveling.
Dr. Carolyn Baergen
Dr. Carolyn Baergen graduated from the University of Alberta in 1995 and has practiced dentistry on Whyte Avenue, in Millwoods, and in Sherwood Park over the past 22 years. She can be described as friendly, personable, and a bit of a humming bird as she loves to hum a tune or two at work. She focuses on developing treatment plans that are tailored to individual needs and makes sure you are feeling confident about your care.
Dr. Emily Ervin
Dr. Emily Ervin – A University of Alberta graduate, Dr. Ervin has known she wanted to be a dentist since she was three years old. She understands that going to the dentist can often be challenging, and is committed to making the experience a positive one for all of her patients. She is friendly and compassionate, and takes the time to go through all treatment options, answer questions and develop custom treatment plans that fit each patient’s unique needs.
Dr. Ervin is comfortable working with patients with complex medical needs. She enjoys all aspects of general dentistry, including functional and esthetic restorative, endodontics, Invisalign, and surgical extractions including wisdom teeth. In her free time, Dr. Ervin is an avid reader, and loves to spend time outdoors and practice her nature photography.
Dr. Sahib Lotey
Dr. Sahib Lotey was born and raised in Edmonton, Alberta where he attended the University of Alberta for his Bachelor of Science degree majoring in Biology. He then went on to obtain his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Detroit Mercy where he was able to treat patients in an underserviced community. After graduation Dr. Lotey moved back to Alberta and wanted to continue treating patients who had difficulty accessing dental care. This is why he chose to work in the communities of High Prairie and Edson before moving to Calgary. Dr. Lotey enjoys all aspects of dentistry but loves to make personal connections with his patients. When Dr. Lotey is not working he enjoys traveling, golfing, hiking, and checking out the local food scene.
Dr. Brian Fedoretz
Dr. Brian Fedoretz has experience in different areas of general dentistry, and is able to provide Invisalign® clear braces treatment. He is passionate about dentistry and gives detailed explanations for treatment options to all of his patients. He can be described as friendly and funny, and his patients gravitate towards his positive energy!
Dr. Fedoretz was also voted the Best Dentist in Edmonton by bestinedmonton.com, due to his extensive experience, proven track record and easygoing attitude and patience with his patients.
Dr. Kristen Kezar
Dr. Kristen Kezar was born and raised in Saskatchewan. She followed her interests in biomedical sciences and completed a four year degree in Physiology and Pharmacology before going on to complete her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree at the U of S. She moved to Edmonton in January with her fiancé Michael who is also a dentist, specializing in orthodontics, at the U of A.
Dr. Kezar believes in dental care being an inclusive and welcoming experience—because everyone deserves to have a smile they love! She takes a personalized approach to treating patients and enjoys practicing all aspects of general dentistry.
In her spare time, Kristen uses every free moment to visit, laugh and spend time with friends and family. She loves animals, especially her pup, Sherpa, as well as spending time outside, whether that’s hiking, fishing, or a cool drink on a patio!
Dr. Shayan Hamzehi
Dr. Shayan Hamzehi has completed his degree in dentistry with distinction from Griffith University in Australia after completing his Bachelor of Science in Chemistry with honors from Ryerson University in Toronto. He continues to further his knowledge and skills through study and training. Dr. Hamzehi has interest in all areas of dentistry with special interest in crown and bridge, cosmetic dentistry and root canal therapy. He has a friendly and calm chair side manner and is great with patients who are anxious about oral care or treatment.
Dr. Amin Datu
Dr. Amin Datu completed his degree in dentistry at the University of Alberta and has over 25 years of experience providing all general dentistry services including wisdom teeth extractions, root canal therapy and Invisalign treatment. It is important to Dr. Datu to provide quality dentistry and welcome his patients to an office where their care is his number one priority. We are confident that his friendly and compassionate manner will create a comforting environment for all of his patients.
Dr. Dwayne Kowalchuk
Dr. Kowalchuk was born and raised in Calgary. He attended Boston University School of Dental Medicine, graduating top of his class in 2006. Working in health centers and community clinics gave Dr. Kowalchuk experience with many diverse patients and procedures, and he learned how to help all different types of patients.
Dr. Kowalchuk takes pride in staying up to date on the latest developments in dentistry. He believes that it’s important that he and his team are constantly developing their skills to take care of patients. He offers a range of general dental services and ensures that each person leaves with a plan in place to tackle their dental needs.
When not in the office, Dr. Kowalchuk can be found with his wife and seven children hiking, travelling or supporting several charitable and community organizations.
Dr. Oleksandr Boyko
Dr. Boyko earned a Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from the University of Saskatchewan where he was recognized for his performance in Endodontics, Prosthodontics, Periodontics, Restorative Dentistry and Oral Medicine. He focuses on comprehensive care and enjoys educating patients about their dental health to help them make informed choices and maintain their smiles for lifetime. He is passionate about the outdoors and especially enjoys spending time in the mountains hiking or scrambling.
Dr. Frank Szojka
Dr. Frank Szojka has been practicing dentistry since 1988, he is an alumni of the University of Alberta. Dr. Frank enjoys all areas of general dentistry and is known for creating long lasting relationships with his patients. He prides himself on investing time with patients to ensure each one of them is educated and provided with the best care possible. When not practicing dentistry you can find Dr. Frank relaxing with family and friends and enjoying the outdoors.
Dr. Kavisha Patel
Dr. Kavisha Patel has been providing dentistry services to Alberta Communities since 2020 and is excited to have returned to Edmonton. She enjoys practicing all aspects of general dentistry and strives to provide comprehensive dental care to all patients in a safe and comfortable environment. Dr. Patel and her team work to create a warm and welcoming environment for all patients including anxious patients and children. She offers sedation options as needed.
Outside of the office Dr. Patel enjoys spending tie with her husband and son, trying new recipes and hiking. She enjoys visiting the mountains and lakes.
Dr. Sonu Punjabi
Dr. Sonu Punjabi is devoted to providing comprehensive treatment to his patients in a comforting manner with the goal of improving their oral and general health. Understanding that each patient’s needs are different, Dr. Punjabi values open communication and strives to match every patient with the ideal treatment plan tailored to their individual needs, desires, as well as budget. He balances his free time with continuing education courses to help improve his skillset in all aspects of dentistry to provide the best care possible.
When not at the office, Dr. Punjabi loves to spend his time with family and friends, is an avid sports fan and grew up playing several sports, including soccer and basketball. In his free time, you can catch him getting a workout in at the gym, indulging in the local food scene, and cheering for his favourite sports teams.
Dr. Glen Zenith
Dr. Zenith brings practical experience and personal attention to each one of his patients. Born and raised in Edmonton, Dr. Zenith graduated from the University of Alberta in 1981. That same year he started ZenithDental in the very same location it is today. Since then, Dr. Zenith has proudly served the needs of Edmonton’s growing community. Dr. Zenith is happily married with four beautiful children and three wonderful grandchildren. In addition to
dentistry and spending time with his beloved family, Dr. Zenith is an avid photographer, supporter of the performing arts and Oilers fan.
Dr. Tammie Cheung
Dr. Cheung, a native to Calgary, has been working in the dental field for over 10 years. Her journey commenced after she obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in biology; when she began working as a sterilization technician and chairside assistant at a dental clinic. Dr. Cheung developed her passion for dentistry here and went on to pursue her dental hygiene degree in Vancouver at the University of British Columbia. After practicing as a dental hygienist for a few years, Dr. Cheung decided to return to school to become a dentist. She wanted to be able to do more for her patients.
Her journey took her on an adventure to Australia, where she received her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from the University of Sydney. While studying dentistry, Dr. Cheung participated in extracurricular elective programs in endodontics and emergency dentistry. She also completed a rural placement where she served communities with limited access to dental care.
This is something that she wishes to continue in the future. Dr. Cheung enjoys all aspects of dentistry and most of all, she loves building lasting relationships with her patients. Outside of dentistry, Dr. Cheung’s other passions are food and cooking. She enjoys travelling and spending time in the outdoors. Dr. Cheung recently welcomed a baby boy and loves spending time with him and her family.
Dr. Jennifer Li
360, 2500 University Drive NW, Calgary, AB T2N 1N4
Dr. Jennifer Li received her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Calgary followed by her Doctor of Dental Medicine from the University of Saskatchewan. It is her goal to provide a comfortable experience for all patients while building long term relationships with them. Dr. Li provides all general dentistry services including Invisalign and wisdom teeth extractions.
Dr. Andrea Piccoli
Dr. Andrea Piccoli moved to Canada from Argentina in 2003 and has been practicing general dentistry since 1992. She enjoys providing all general dentistry services including root canal therapy and Invisalign treatment. Dr. Piccoli is passionate about educating patients on their oral health and helping them make informed choices to maintain their smiles for life. Dr. Piccoli loves traveling, hiking and fitness and she is fluent in both Spanish and English.
Dr. Maryla Mollania
Dr. Mollania received her Dental Medicine Doctorate (DMD) at UBC’s Faculty of Dentistry. She provides all general dentistry services including implants and sedation options. It is important to Dr. Mollania to provide her patients with all treatment options and information to allow them to make informed decisions regarding their dental care. In her free time, Dr. Mollania enjoys spending time with her family and enjoys dancing. She speaks English, French, Farsi and rudimentary Arabic and is accepting new patients at Rabbit Hill Dental Choice.
Dr. Keegan Scott
Dr. Keegan Scott graduated from the University of Manitoba and went on to practice in Winnipeg before moving to Calgary.
Dr Scott’s focus is on providing his patients the highest standard of care and he brings a genuine passion for dentistry to every patient interaction. Patients can expect a personalized treatment plan tailored to their needs and coupled with a warm and comfortable environment. Dr Scott provides all general dentistry services including root canal therapy, crown and bridge and surgical extractions. The ability to help people is what drew Dr. Scott into dentistry and providing compassionate care is of the utmost importance to him.
When he is not at the office, Dr Scott enjoys cycling, golf, and the Toronto Raptors. He loves to travel both within Canada and around the world.
Dr. Timothy Itamah
Dr. Timothy Itamah provides all general dentistry services including restorative services, oral surgery, endodontics, and prosthodontics. He also offers Invisalign services, providing patients with a discreet and effective way to achieve the smiles they’ve always wanted.
Dr. Itamah is an advocate for lifelong learning and places a strong emphasis on continuing education. He takes the time to listen to patients’ concerns and goals, tailoring their treatments to align with individual needs. This personalized care creates a warm and inviting atmosphere where patients feel seen and heard.
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