All of our professional team members at Didsbury Dental Center maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest trends in dentistry.
Dr. Richard Krim grew up in a rural community in Northern Alberta and graduated from the University of Alberta in 2001. Since graduating, he has continued to show a vast commitment to providing his patients with the most up to date evidence based treatment, and has often taken more than 160 continuing education hours per year when the requirement is only 30. He has graduated from the prestigious Kois Center for Advanced Dental Studies (koiscenter.com).
Dr. Krim maintains a general practice geared towards prevention, with a special interest in orthodontics and implants. Dr Krim obtained advanced education in Orthodontics from a University in Germany and therefore can treat some of those more advanced cases. He is a preferred provider of Invisalign, Myobrace as well as Damon Braces. His education in Orthodontics allows him to treatment a very wide variety of patients from very young children to older adults.
Outside of dentistry, Dr. Krim enjoys spending time with his family, and stays active working out, playing tennis, squash, hockey, golf, and hiking. He has two teenage sons who are very involved with soccer in Calgary and Dr Krim also helps coach the teams! He loves watching soccer games on tv too and often we find him catching up on the games!
Dr. Jaiswal has been with Didsbury Dental for over 4 years now and he absolutely loves meeting the wonderful people of the surrounding communities.
He lives in North West Calgary with his wife and teenage daughter. Dr. 'J' does many advanced dental procedures and is trained in dental implants and bone grafting procedures. He also has advanced certification in sedation dentistry, both oral and IV techniques. We like to call him our resident Wisdom Tooth expert!
Dr. Jaiswal takes pride in constantly updating himself in the latest education and dental technology. He is proud to offer a very wide range of treatments to patients of all ages.
In his spare time Dr. J likes to hike and explore the beautiful Alberta landscape! He looks forward to meeting new patients and helping them achieve the smile they've always wanted!
Dr. Aldwin Chan has been with Didsbury Dental for many years. He also practices in NW Calgary. He is a native of Calgary and completed his dentistry at the University of British Columbia in 2008 with distinction and further completed a general residency at University of Toronto and the prestigious Mount Sinai and Sick Children's Hospital. He has extensive background in periodontal dentistry and endodontics. Dr Chan also recently furthered his training in Dental Implants from the University of Chicago. His wide variety of experience allows him to treat many patients right in our office without having to refer out to
Specialists. Dr Chan looks forward to helping patients achieve their healthiest smile.
In his spare time he enjoys spending time with his wife and new puppy! Dr Chan loves rock climbing, traveling, cooking and wine tasting.
Joey EmersonOffice Manager
Joey started her dental career in 1990 and attended KDM Dental College in Calgary. Her passion is helping patients of all ages get the dental care they want and deserve! She truly wants to make patients feel at home at Didsbury Dental. Joey first started with DDC in 2011. She was with us up until 2015 and then returned in 2018. Joey loves working in Didsbury and she is ecstatic to be back in her 'hometown' community!
In her spare time, Joey loves traveling to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico with her husband and 2 special daughters, spending time with her horses and dogs! Her oldest daughter attends Olds College and her youngest attends Didsbury High school. Both her children used to dance in Airdrie and have many friends in Airdrie, Carstairs, Didsbury, Olds and Sundre!
Anytime you have any questions or concerns, we encourage you to call Joey at anytime! She's happy to help with all your dental needs!
Sandra N. RDA IIRegistered Dental Assistant
Sandra has been with Didsbury Dental Centre for over 10 years now! Sandra lives right in town with her husband and two children, a boy and a girl who attend school in Didsbury as well. In her spare time she enjoys camping and being outdoors with her family and dog! Sandra also loves horses and being out in the country.
Sandra knows so many of our valued patients and sees a lot of the more anxious dental patients. She has her advanced certification in sedation dentistry and assists with our IV and Oral sedation treatment.
Sandra is very passionate about making people feel welcome and comfortable!
Katie C. RDA IIRegistered Dental Assistant
Katie grew up on a farm west of Olds and she has a twin sister who is her only sibling! She has been with Didsbury Dental for almost 6 years now and she loves her job--and loves life! Katie is a ray of sunshine, very friendly and she enjoys seeing people she knows from the community come in to see us! Katie always knows how to brighten our day every morning with her vibrant personality!
Katie also enjoys camping and spending time with her boyfriend. They recently purchased her own home and enjoy time with their dog!
She has advanced certification in sedation dentistry and enjoys making people relax and feel taken care of.
Janae Daley RDA IILead Administrator / Registered Dental Assistant
Janae was first with our office several years back and did her practicum from college here. She returned to Didsbury Dental Centre the fall of 2019. Janae is a Registered Dental Assistant however she primarily works on our front desk keeping things organized. You'd most likely hear her upbeat and friendly voice on the phone confirming your dental appointments!
Janae and her fiance live in Bowden and are busy planning their wedding for this upcoming summer! Janae is passionate about working out and eating very healthy! She has done some competing in competitions as well for physique and fitness.
She welcomes you with her sweet personality and friendly smile!
Danielle D.S. RDA IIRegistered Dental Assistant
Danielle joined Didsbury Dental June of 2019 while completing her practicum from her dental training at SAIT. She was such a great addition to our team we decided we had to keep her!
Danielle enjoys learning new things daily and it already seems like she's been in the field for a long time! We have been so impressed by how far she has expanded her skills in such a short time.
Danielle lives in Olds and also grew up there, attending Olds High School. Her first career choice was social work, however we are very happy she chose dentistry! In her spare time she loves to travel and spend time with friends.
Braidy TienkampRDA IIRegistered Dental Assistant
Braidy joined our office right after our re-opening post Covid 19 closure. She brings 3 years experience as a dental assistant and a lovely upbeat friendly smile with a contagious laugh!
Braidy lives in Carstairs with her spouse and young daughter. They enjoy camping in their spare time.
You may find Braidy assisting Dr. Krim with his ortho patients as Braidy has just successfully finished her ortho module.
Nikki WardRDARegistered Dental Assistant / Administrator
Nikki joined our office June of this year! She is our new orthodontic dental assistant and she has been just a breath of fresh air to the office! We call her our little fireball! She brings a wealth of knowledge in the area of Orthodontics and will be the senior Ortho assistant helping Dr Krim stay organized.
Nikki has 7 years experience as a dental assistant and currently lives in Airdrie. She has 4 children and stays extremely busy!
I am sure you'll love her bubbly personality as much as we do! Nikki looks forward to meeting you on the front desk as well as she will be doing administrative duties 2-3 days a week.
Melody Coulas MartensRDHRegistered Dental Hygienist
Melody just recently came on board to our team as a full time dental hygienist, however she has been with our office on a part time basis since the spring of 2019. You will find Melody working Monday to Thursday each week. She brings a wide background of dental skills with past experiences in the administrative and assisting areas, before furthering her education 7 years ago in Dental Hygiene. She truly prides herself on the care she provides and ensures she is thorough and meticulous.
Melody has expanded skills in hygiene with certification in local anesthesia so she can treat those patients who may have some periodontal concerns. She treats her patients with great attention and she has such a calming and comforting personality.
For the past 7 years she has lived in Airdrie with her spouse and children, and they also have one tiny little dog! Melody has a very interesting background of living in many different countries as well as different provinces in Canada, including the Maritimes. She was born in South Africa and has an absolutely delightful accent that we love to listen to!
Melody welcomes you and looks forward to caring for your dental hygiene needs.
Kayla OrrRDHRegistered Dental Hygienist
Kayla is new to Didsbury Dental Centre but brings close to 15 years of dental hygiene and periodontal experience. She will be working with our office on a full time basis and believes in providing the best care and attention to her patients. She does have expanded hygiene skills and certification in the area of local anesthetic as well.
Kayla lives in Airdrie with her husband children and we're happy she decided to make this her dental home. We are sure that you will be as pleased to meet her as we were to have her join the team! So come on in today and meet your new hygienist today!
Tana J.RDA IIClinical Coordinator, Treatment Coordinator
We are absolutely ecstatic to welcome Tana back to our office! Tana started her dental career with this office over 30 years ago and has just returned to us --and we could not be more excited.
Tana is a very long term resident of Didsbury and she is one of the most kind and genuine people you'll ever meet. Many people may see her running around town as she is a very avid runner and it is definitely her passion--along with dentistry! She brings a wealth of knowledge in both clinical and front end dental skills and she is always happy and eager to help our team and patients achieve the best in everything.
McKenzie K.RDA IIAdministrator, Registered Dental Assistant
McKenzie has recently joined our office in the roll of front end administrator. She is a Registered Dental Assistant with over 3 years experience but has wanted to try out the administrative end of dentistry and we have to say that she suits the roll well! McKenzie has a very relaxing way about her and she always welcomes everyone with a smile.
McKenzie has many dogs and does a lot of training with her dogs for various competitions. She also rides horses and grew up west of Olds.
We are excited to have her join our office and bring her excellent ideas to the team! Give McKenzie a call if you would like to schedule your visit today!
Donna BehnsenRecare Coordinator
Donna joined Didsbury Dental Centre in early 2019. She is a long time resident of Didsbury and she and her husband are very involved with the ride for Dads fundraisers.
Donna is our team member who reminds everyone they are due to come in and see us! So give Donna a call today and she will help you find a time that's great for your schedule!
Ash GillRDHRegistered Dental Hygienist
Ash has been working at Didsbury Dental Centre on a casual basis since last summer. Recently she has accepted a position with us for 3-4 days per week.
She studied her Dental Hygiene in Ontario and is continually expanding her skills. Ash lives in Calgary with her family and she is such a sweet person with a lovely chair-side manner.
Ash likes to travel and spend time with family and she also really loves to shop! She will be certain to welcome you to the office and help you achieve the smile you've always wanted!
Crystal T.Accounts Administrator
Crystal was with Didsbury Dental Centre for many years previously and returned in 2018. Crystal used to be in dental full time but she now works full time for an auto company in Carstairs as that is her true passion. She mostly works with our office in the evenings and weekends to keep our insurance payments and submissions up to date!
Crystal lives in Carstairs with her family and is very involved with vintage car and truck restoration and rallies!
Sherry Mann****RETIRED MARCH OF 2020****Registered Dental Hygienist
UPDATE MAY 2020:
We are both excited and saddened to announce the retirement of Sherry, our senior long term dental hygienist! Sherry was going to retire at the end of the year, but with the Covid pandemic and her new grand-daughter--she has taken this as an opportunity to retire early for her much deserved relaxed lifestyle!
Sherry was so dedicated to the office and patients of this community for so long, she is a huge loss to us, but she worked tirelessly for years and we cannot thank her enough for the over 10 years she was here. We will still be seeing a lot of Sherry as she comes to visit lots and those living in town, I am sure will bump into her from time to time as well!! Enjoy that grand-baby Sherry, we miss you so much already!
Sherry Mann lives in Didsbury and enjoys the relaxed, small town lifestyle knowing that Calgary, Red Deer, Sylvan Lake, Canmore and Banff ski areas are only a short drive away.
Sherry has many years of experience in the dental field first as a dental therapist/hygienist in Saskatchewan and later as a hygienist in Alberta and BC. She has experience working with Public Health, Periodontal Specialty Practice and Family Dentistry.
Sherry has administered local anesthetic for many years to ensure a comfortable and relaxing dental experience. Five years ago she took advanced training in Laser Assisted Periodontal Therapy and Root planing at the University of Alberta.
Sherry and her husband Ken have 4 daughters and two son-in-law, and one pampered dog named Harley! poodles. The kids have left home but she keeps very busy visiting them! Their family enjoys travel as well as outdoor activities such as hiking, fishing, downhill and cross country skiing.