Our Dental Assistants

At Chestermere Station Orthodontics, our Intra-oral (Level II), dental assistants have each undergone extra training to become orthodontic assistants.  They are an eccentric bunch of ladies who will make your visits quite enjoyable.

Meet Our Orthodontic Dental Assistants

Debbie – Registered Dental Assistant

I’m Debbie, a basset loving native Calgarian. I’m an RDA ( registered dental assistant) I did my dental assisting at SAIT and my orthodontic module at Columbia College.

I’ve worked with Dr. Huynh since 2009 when he started practicing in Calgary.In 2015 we joined  Life path Wellness where we were welcomed with open arms by this amazing group.

In my spare time, I enjoy walking and traveling, and reading. My favorite trips have been to New York City and Japan, Korea, and China. I would love to go back and revisit these places.

Amie – Registered Dental Assistant

Amie has been a Dental Assistant since 2000. Her dental assisting education was completed at KDM Dental College (Registered Dental Assisting – 2000), Columbia College (Orthodontic Module -2002) and SAIT (Preventative Dentistry Module – Scaling -2007).

In her career, she has the pleasure of enjoying a multitude of experiences. This experience includes working in general dentistry, providing dental treatment to incarcerated individuals in a Penitentiary setting, assisting at the Children’s hospital and presently facilitating patient care at both Chestermere Lifepath Wellness and Chestermere Station.

In Amie’s current position, she feels very fortunate to be able to utilize my diverse skill set. In any given week, you will find me assisting Dr. Genevieve Zuker, providing hygiene services for our teen patients and specializing with Dr. Huynh; aiding in the improvement of our patient’s beautiful smiles.

She is a proud mom to her son Justin who is in his second year of University in Nova Scotia (St. FX). She is also an animal lover and has two lovely fur babies – Milo and Miko.

Melissa – Registered Dental Assistant

I’m Melissa; I was born and raised in Whitehorse in the Yukon.  I have been in Calgary since 2000 and love it here.

I graduated with my registered Dental Assisting at Columbia College in 2012 and took my Orthodontic Module at Columbia College in 2013.  I worked as a general assistant for two years, and since 2014, I have been working in ortho.  Since September 2018, I have been a part of the Chestermere Station team.

I absolutely love working in orthodontics and seeing the beautiful smiles we help create.  I have worked with Dr. Mark Hamanishi for the past five years and Dr. Huynh since October of 2018.  I feel very lucky to be working with such a great team in an amazing office.

In my spare time I like reading, knitting, hiking and being active at the gym and can usually find me camping on the summer weekends. I enjoy spending time with my two boys Dylan and Michael and my guy Jay. We have two dogs Bailey (Havanese) and Sherman (French Bulldog).

Katie – Treatment Coordinator/Registered Dental Assistant

My name is Katie. I am a certified RDA and orthodontic dental assistant. I am currently the Chestermere Station’s orthodontic treatment coordinator.

I graduated from Dental Assisting in Ontario in 2008 and moved to Calgary in 2010. I recently completed my orthodontic module at Columbia College in 2019.

I am a lover of dogs and photography. In my spare time, I enjoy being outdoors, working out, and traveling.

I feel privileged to work with a positive and empathetic team, that puts patient care first and makes every day great.