Our Team

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.

  • Richard Krim

    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 his Masters in Orthodontics from a University in Germany and therefore can treat alot of advanced cases in Ortho. He is a preferred provider of Invisalign, Myobrace as well as Damon Braces. His advanced 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 wife and two boys, and stays active playing tennis, squash, hockey, golf, and hiking. His two sons are very involved with soccer in Calgary and Dr Krim also coaches soccer! He loves watching soccer games on tv too and often we find him catching up on the games!

  • Aldwin Chan

    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.

  • Hemant Jaiswal

    Dr. Jaiswal has been with Didsbury Dental for over 3 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. Jaiswal 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.  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. Dr. Jaiswal looks forward to meeting new patients and helping them achieve the smile they've always wanted!

  • Joey Emerson
    Office 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!

  • Sherry Mann
    Registered Dental Hygienist

    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.

  • Sandra N. RDA II
    Registered 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! 

  • Melissa McFarland
    Registered Dental Hygienist

    Melissa joined our office in 2018 and brings many years of dental experience as a dental hygienist and dental assistant.

    Before starting with our office she was living and working in South Calgary. Melissa and her family now live in Olds. She has 2 children and her husband works in the Sundre area. Her advanced training in dental hygiene allows her to provide local anesthetic and laser treatments for periodontal and hygiene procedures.

    Melissa looks forward to meeting all the wonderful patients of Didsbury Dental and providing you with optimum hygiene and periodontal treatments.

  • Danielle Davis
    Registered Dental Hygienist

    Danielle joined our office the fall of 2018 and is our full time Dental Hygienist, working 5 days a week. We have been honored to have her as part of our team and she is enjoying the patients of our office! 

    Danielle, her husband and 3 children live in the area. They are originally from Windsor, Ontario and moved here approximately 5 years ago. Danielle is very outgoing and loves patients of all ages. Danielle loves to keep herself up to date on all the latest dental hygiene techniques and taking continuing education courses.

    She looks forward to caring for the needs of all our lovely patients! 

  • Katie C. RDA II
    Registered Dental Assistant

    Katie grew up on a farm west of Olds! She has been with Didsbury Dental for almost 5 years now and loves her job. Katie is very friendly and bubbly and enjoys seeing people she knows from the community come in to see us as patients. 

    Katie also enjoys camping and spending time with her boyfriend.

    She has advanced certification in sedation dentistry and enjoys making people relax and feel taken care of.

  • 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!


  • Danielle D.S. RDA II
    Registered Dental Assistant

    Danielle joined Didsbury Dental Centre last summer while doing her practicum from her dental training at SAIT. She was such a great addition to our team we decided we had to keep her! She enjoys learning new things daily and it already seems like she's been in the field for a long time!

    Danielle lives in Olds and grew up there, attending Olds High School. In her spare time she loves to travel and spend time with friends.

  • Taylor V. RDA II
    Registered Dental Assistant

    Taylor joined us last fall. She has been in the dental industry for approximately 6 years. She has worked in dental offices in BC, as well as other towns in Alberta. Taylor has her orthodontic module and helps on our very busy Ortho days!

    Taylor and her husband have one young daughter and have recently purchased a home in Carstairs. They love traveling to Mexico and being active. Taylor loves to eat healthy and learn new ways to lead a healthy lifestyle.

  • Janae S. RDA II
    Registered Dental Assistant / Administrator

    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!


  • Donna Behnsen
    Recare 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!

  • Sheila M.
    Sterilization Technician

    Sheila joined Didsbury Dental Centre as our Steri Tech in early 2019. She and her husband are long time residents of Didsbury and have two teenage children who attend school in Didsbury.

    Sheila has previous experience in a denture clinic and is the one who keeps our busy office running smoothly, ensuring top notch sterilization protocols are followed. She also assists the clinical team in many other areas so we can deliver optimum care and standards to our patients. Sheila also has some experience on our front desk and does help out with administrative work from time to time.

  • Cindy MacPherson

    Cindy joined our office in the spring of 2019. She works part time with Didsbury Dental Centre 3 days a week and helps out on a variety of administrative tasks.

    Cindy grew up in Carstairs and did attend school there as well. Her and her husband have one daughter who loves to dance! They enjoy camping as a family and going to the lake in the summertime.

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