Nashila was born in Dar Es Salaam, Tazania. She moved to Toronto in 1987 and completed her Grade 13, OAC at Coxwell High School in Toronto before attending Ryerson University. In 1992 she said goodbye to the East and hello to the mountains when she moved to Calgary. Here she attended Columbia College and completed her RDA II in 1993.
In 2008, Nashila completed the PDA (Preventive Dental Module), adding more weight to her resumé. She believes in working with you as a patient, and strives to be a part of improving your health, and this belief has made her a valuable asset at Northmount Dental Care. She also worked with the previous owners of the practice for 20 years and has built a wonderful long-term relationship with many of the clinic's patients.
"I don't think a lot of us are aware how much our mouths contribute to our overall health."
Bring your dental concerns to Nashila and benefit from her wealth of knowledge and experience. Nashila is married and has two children and in her free time she enjoys reading and spending time with her family.
Minaaz has a passion for getting to know you as a patient. She always has a moment to chat or offer a warm beverage and she's usually one of the first people you'll meet in the office.
With a wealth of knowledge on insurance coverage, she'll be sure to help answer your questions and make your visit run as smoothly as possible.
As an engaged learner, Minaaz is always eager to learn and share new dental procedures and treatment plans with you.
Sam says that it's an honour to be part of the great team at Northmount dental with dentists who are so passionate providing the best care to their clients.
Samila also known as Sam, has a diploma in dental hygiene from University of Alberta in 2012 and from BSc from the University of Calgary in 2010.
Sam has travelled a lot, and was born in Afghanistan, lived in India, and then moved to Canada in 2000.
She loves sports especially volleyball and admires the beauty of nature. She likes to hike, bike and stay active and in the future, would love to dedicate her time volunteering and providing dental care to the rural areas of developing countries.
Lisa is a native Calgarian. She graduated from Columbia College in 2007 and brings almost 10 years of experience to the team here at Northmount Dental Care.
Lisa enjoys the diversity that assisting can bring to a day, from varying procedures and surgeries to helping with administrative duties. The aspect of the job that Lisa enjoys most, is meeting and speaking with so many different patients from all walks of life.
Lisa enjoys learning about the new developments in the industry, from different dental techniques to new technology. Lisa has a personal approach with her clients, and can talk to you about Invisalign first hand as she is currently going through treatment!
Friendly and outgoing, Lisa is a caring individual, who will help to answer any dental questions you may have. Outside of the office, Lisa Loves animals, enjoys spending time with friends and family, indulging in Starbucks as often as possible and hanging out with her hubby James.
Pia has been a dental assistant for over 15 years now and always enjoys coming into work! Pia enjoys all aspects of dentistry and how over the years responsibilities of assistants have changed and grown. Pia likes that her role is a constantly changing career with new technologies, new procedures and new products to learn.
For Pia, meeting new people is always special, “We all have different life experiences and I find it interesting and we can learn from others constantly.”
Along the way Pia have been given some great reading recommendations and some amazing places to go visit.
Pia loves spending time with her family. With 3 kids and all of their extracurricular activities they keep Pia hopping, but she still finds time for herself for crafts and enjoying the outdoors. Pia and her family also spend a lot of time together camping and discovering new places to travel.
Sarah graduated Dental Hygiene with honours from Niagara College in 2002. Brining close to 15 years of experience to the team at Northmount; she has had the opportunity to practice Dental Hygiene in Ontario, British Columbia and even Switzerland before she arrived in Alberta ten years ago. (She can even speak a little bit of German in a pinch!)
She is passionate about providing the best care possible to every patient she meets, and prides herself on gentle comprehensive care and putting everyone at ease in her chair.
"I feel that the foundations of good dental hygiene care begin with communication and education, I am happy to take the time to help our patients really understand the importance of optimal oral health and how it can impact our lives systemically and esthetically."
Sarah grew up on a horse farm near Barrie, Ontario. Sarah has a wonderful, loving husband and 2 amazing kids who bring her joy everyday. She loves spending time with her family, gardening, camping, travelling and listening to all kinds of music.
While studying psychology Lisa helped her newly graduated sister by working the front desk at her dental clinic in Edmonton. She enjoyed it so much she made the switch from psychology to dental and has worked as a dental administrator for over 20 years now.
Lisa couldn’t be more pleased to be working in such a positive and caring office. "The team always goes the extra mile for their patients."
In her spare time Lisa loves spending time with her husband Sheldon, her daughter Hanna and their Wheaton terrier Sookie. They love the Okanagan and spend their summer holidays enjoying the beautiful lakes and country side.
Kim completed the dental office administration program in 1993 and throughout her 23 year dental reception career, had an opportunity to work in the arctic where she enjoyed being able to see and work in a new diversified culture.
Kim has a very positive attitude and great sense of humour, which allows her to get to know patients on a more personal level other than being just a patient. Kim treats every patient as an individual. With Kim, your concerns will be her primary focus.
In her spare time Kim enjoys going to the gym, taking long walks with her dog and all sporting activities. She dabbles in painting, pottery, playing guitar and reading non-fiction.
Jerrold graduated from the dental assisting program at CDI College in 2018 and joined Northmount Dental Care in August 2022. He was born and raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba which is where he previously worked as a medical laboratory assistant. He moved to Calgary in 2014 and from there on he decided he wanted to pursue a career in dental assisting. Jerrold has always been intrigued by the practice of dentistry and always strives to learn more about the industry. The dental treatment he received as an adolescent really made a positive impact on his life and he wants others to have the same great experience. His favorite part about the job is the relationships/connections he makes with the patients and the knowledge he learns with every clinical case.
Jerrold’s goal is to make patients feel comfortable during the appointment and to make sure that the office runs as smoothly as possible.
In Jerrold’s spare time you can find him going for long walks, looking up new technology, watching documentaries and spending quality time with family and friends.
Ashley was born and raised in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia and moved to Alberta in 2007. Although she misses the ocean, she now considers Alberta home.
Ashley graduated from the dental assisting program at SAIT in 2012. She has worked in many different areas of dental including Pediatric dentistry, dental surgery and dental administration. She joined Northmount Dental Care in April 2022 and is happy to be part of the Northmount Dental Care team.
Shelli is a life long Calgarian with several years in customer service. In 2009 Shelli attended and completed the dental business administration course and knew she found her niche.
Shelli loves working as a dental administrator especially with the caring and supportive team at Northmount Dental Care.
In Shelli‘s spare time she enjoys being at the river, hanging out with family and friends, crafting, reading, football and spoiling her two cats
Katiya, born and raised in rural British Columbia on a beef ranch spent her summers driving tractor and tending to animals. In 2012 she moved to the big city of Calgary to attend Columbia College, where she graduated from dental assisting. She has a passion for helping people through their dental fears, while creating new connections.
Now Katiya spends her time painting, exploring nature on her longboard or hiking through the mountains with her husband and their pug.
Katiya is thrilled to be part of the Northmount dental family and loves everyone she works with.