Meet The TEAm
Denese started her career in 1996 as Dental Administration. She chose to expand her patient care capabilities and graduated from the Certified Dental Assisting Diploma Program at Douglas College in 2002. She has worked as a CDA in general dentistry and has helped treat people of all ages but her primary focus was with children. She expanded her scope of practice and joined the Oral Surgery community in 2011 and completed her Dental Assistants Anaesthesia Certification Exam soon after. She has a great affinity for Oral Surgery and takes immense pride in her work. Her primary focus is patient care and comfort.
Stacey graduated from the R.N. program at Health Sciences School of Nursing in Winnipeg Manitoba in 1984. She worked in the Children’s Burn Unit for 8 ½ years and then moved to B.C. where she continued to work in pediatrics. For the last 7 years she has worked casual at Chilliwack General Hospital in ambulatory care, eye surgery and for the Chilliwack Public Health Unit. She now joins our team with Dr. Esmail.
Lana is our Practice Manager along with our Implant and Hospital Coordinator. She brings a wealth of experience to the practice as her career in dentistry has spanned over 25 years and has been primarily in oral surgery. She maintains a productive and efficient working environment for our office. Patients and referring offices appreciate the caring and professional demeanor that Lana brings to her position. Lana’s management and organizational skills, along with her experience in human resources is a great asset to the practice.
Carrie is our Patient Care and Treatment Coordinator, working at the front desk greeting our new and returning patients with her welcoming smile. Carrie started working in general dentistry in 1994 as a Certified Dental Assistant (CDA). Four years later she returned to U.B.C. for additional orthodontic training, working the next 14 years in an orthodontic practice as an Ortho CDA/Treatment Coordinator prior to joining our Oral Surgery team. Carrie strives for excellence in all that she does, and it is her goal that every patient that visits Dr. Esmail’s office experiences quality patient care and satisfaction.
Robyn comes to us with over 23 year’s experience in a variety of dental specialties. Along with being our Surgical Administrative Assistant, Robyn’s primary responsibility is dictation and all of our medical/legal correspondence. Robyn brings with her knowledge, compassion and a happy, positive and professional attitude. She looks forward to meeting new patients, assisting you with treatment planning and the scheduling of your appointments.
Anna joins Dr. Esmail’s Oral Surgery Team with over 20 years experience in General and Pediatric Dentistry. Anna’s role in our office is primarily as our Account Receivable Administrative Assistant. She deals with insurance plan’s, pre-determinations and payment of dental treatment performed. Anna is available to assist you in all or any questions regarding your dental insurance plan. Anna also enjoys meeting new people and looks forward to helping patients with scheduling their appointments.