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Our Team

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Our Dental Care Team are a group of professionals who are compassionate, dedicated, and highly skilled individuals who truly care about you!

  • Richard Krim
    DDS

    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.

    Dr. Krim maintains a general practice geared towards prevention, with a special interest in orthodontics and restorative dentistry. Dr. Krim provides his patients with a wide range of dental procedures from Full Arch Fixed Dental Implants to Standard Dentures--and everything in between!  He and his team look forward to providing you with a variety of treatment options, offer several services to suit your individual needs. 

    Dr Krim has a personal interest in Orthodontics and has been treating patients of all ages for many years. He is an Invisalign Provider, a MyoBrace (Myofunctional Therapy) Provider and also places standard braces as well. His experience in Orthodontics allows to see patients with simple problems, all the way up to more extensive needs.

    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!

  • Hemant Jaiswal
    DDS

    Dr. Jaiswal has been with Didsbury Dental Centre on a full time basis for 7 years now. He absolutely loves meeting the wonderful people of the surrounding communities.

    Dr J as we call him, lives in North West Calgary with his wife and daughter. In his spare time Dr. J likes to hike and explore the beautiful Alberta landscapes. He is getting pretty experienced and loves discussing the beauty of the mountains!

    Always reading and learning about dentistry is something Dr J loves to do!  He is constantly striving to update his skills and wants to provide a wide variety of treatments to his valued patients.

    Dr. Jaiswal places dental implants, provides bone grafting procedures and he and his team welcome you to explore your tooth replacement options. 

    In addition to those treatments, Dr Jaiswal sees our anxious and fearful patients who are having extensive procedures and helps ease their fears with IV Sedation techniques. He and his fully certified team have helped many people gain back their oral healthcare!  Dr J also treats many patients for complicated surgical extraction of wisdom teeth in our private operatory. All of his sedation procedures are done completely in our office and you can rest assured you will get the same caring team you have grown to know and trust!

    Dr. J also does all general dentistry procedures and loves the range of treatments he can offer.  He looks forward to meeting new patients and helping them achieve the smile they've always wanted!

  • Aldwin Chan
    DDS

    Dr. Aldwin Chan has been with Didsbury Dental for well over ten years!  He also practices dentistry in NW Calgary. Dr Chan 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. Dr Chan has treated many patients with periodontal issues as well as some re-treatment root canals and other complicated dental procedures.

    Dr Chan also offers the placement of Dental Implants in his practice and loves to give you a wide range of dental options.  He truly looks forward to helping patients achieve their healthiest smile.

    In his spare time he enjoys spending time with his wife Sharon, and their dog Bowie!  Dr Chan loves rock climbing, traveling, cooking and wine tasting. He is definitely a person with a huge range of interests and we love chatting with him about his latest adventures!

  • Joey Emerson
    Office Manager

    Let us introduce our Practice Manager Joey!

    Joey started her dental career in 1990 and attended KDM Dental College Int.  in Calgary.  She immediately knew she had found her life long career! Her passion is helping patients of all ages get the dental care they want and deserve! Joey wants to make patients feel at home at Didsbury Dental Centre, as we are a large family here!  Joey first worked with us back in 2011, she did explore other dental experiences in Calgary for a few years, nut returned back with us in 2018.

    Joey loves working in the town Didsbury and she lives just east of town on an acreage with her husband and daughters.

    In her spare time, Joey loves traveling to Las Vegas and Cabo San Lucas. You'll find her constantly getting excited about her next trip away! She also enjoys spending time with her 5 horses and 5 dogs!

    Joey's oldest daughter attended Olds College for business and then permanent makeup application and her youngest attends Didsbury High school, and will be graduating in 2023.  Both her daughters danced in Airdrie for many years and know so many families in the surrounding areas.

    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!

  • Tana Jermyn
    RDA II
    Treatment Coordinator/Dental Assistant

    We proudly introduce you to Tana! Our practice was lucky enough to welcome her back to our office in 2020 and she is such an asset to our office as our Treatment Coordinator and Dental Assistant.

    Tana started her dental career with this office over 35 years ago and she is so familiar with the town and all our lovely family of patients!

    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---literally-- as she is a very avid runner and fitness  is definitely her passion--along with dentistry! Tana and her husband live right in town and enjoy hiking and camping, and exploring beautiful Alberta!

    Tana brings a wealth of knowledge in both clinical and front end dental experience and she is always happy and eager to help our team and patients achieve the best in everything.

  • Danielle D.S. RDA II
    Registered Dental Assistant, Sedation Trained RDA

    Danielle has been with our office for close to 3 years now after graduating from SAIT with her Registered Dental Assistant designation in 2019. She is very passionate about learning new dental advancements and technologies!  Danielle keeps our office organized and is our on site expert for ordering all our dental supplies for us to keep us offering all the latest in the dental industry!

    Danielle lives in Olds, where she grew up and attended 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 and family! She recently got a new puppy, Leo who keeps her busy!

    You'll find Danielle assisting with both Dr Krim and Jaiswal at our office, and she's recently been to Colorado Surgical Institute for advanced training in full arch dental implant restorations!

    Danielle has her expanded certification in Sedation Dentistry and she looks forward to helping our patients gain a new smile and better life with overall health!



  • Katie Coombes RDA II
    Registered Dental Assistant, Sedation Trained RDA

    Katie has been with Didsbury Dental for close to 7 years now! She grew up on a farm west of Olds and she also has a twin sister who is her only sibling!   Katie is a ray of sunshine, and she's always laughing and making us all Smile! She knows so many of our wonderful patients and she loves catching up with everyone at their dental visits. If we need someone to brighten our day, we know it will be Katie! Her vibrant and outgoing personality is such a value to all our team!  

    Katie and her boyfriend live in their first new home in Olds. They enjoy camping and spending time with friends and family and their two dogs! 

    With Katie's skill and experience in the dental field, she is sure to make you feel comfortable, cared for and safe. Katie prides herself on the utmost of patient care and attention and she will always make you feel welcome and at ease during your treatment.

  • Kayla Orr
    RDH
    Registered Dental Hygienist

    Kayla joined Didsbury Dental Centre the summer of 2020 but brings close to 15 years of dental hygiene and periodontal expertise! Kayla has obtained expanded skills and education in dental hygiene, and can provide local anesthetic (freezing) to those patients who may require during their hygiene visits.

    Kayla is our senior dental hygienist and works with us on a full time basis, Monday to Friday and the odd Saturday! Kayla is very passionate about providing the most thorough care to her patients and she is very passionate about her career and patients! 

    Kayla lives in Airdrie with her husband and two boys! She has obtained alot of happy and loyal patients who love to come and see her and we are very happy she calls our office her dental home!   

  • Braidy Tienkamp
    RDA II
    Registered 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. 

  • Jennifer Watson
    RDH
    Resitered Dental Hygienist

    Meet Jennifer, One of our amazing Dental Hygienists! She brings many years of experience to our office and  is just such a lovely addition to our team.

    Jennifer and her husband (who is a pilot!) relocated to the area a couple of years ago and live in Carstairs with their 3 little kids! She works with our office 3-4 days per week and we are delighted to have her on the team!!

    Jenn looks forward to caring for your dental needs and providing you with comfortable and compassionate dental hygiene care.

  • Leah D.
    Sr. Dental Administrator

    Leah is one of our Senior Administrators at the office. She has been such a refreshing addition to our front end team and she brings many years of knowledge and experience! 

    Leah and her fiance live in Carstairs with their two dogs!  Leah is a very funny and witty person who loves to chat to people of all ages! She definitely keeps us laughing every day! That great sense of humor along with her dental experience and superior skills has been just what we have longed for to become a permanent part of our team!

    Leah hopes to welcome you to the office when you come on in for your visit! :)

  • Alana M.
    RDA, Administrator

    Alana is a brand new Dental Assistant who just joined our office in June. She finished up her schooling for dentistry at SAIT and is now with us on a full time basis. Alana lives in Sundre with her fiance. She has been a welcome addition to our team and helps out in a few different areas to help keep us organized and on time!

    Come on in and welcome Alana!

  • Avery Emerson
    Sterilization Technician

    Avery is a resident of Olds and has been living in the area for the past 8 years. She graduated from Didsbury High School in 2018 and then attended Olds College, taking Business Administration Mgmt.

    Recently she has taken some advanced esthetics courses in permanent makeup, and is specializing in eyebrows! She works with us part time on our busier days and also works at a spa in Olds. She lives with her boyfriend and her very special dog Ginger!

    Avery helps the entire team provide the highest standard of infection control and sterilization protocols in dentistry!

  • Kara Steenbergen
    Orthodontic Assistant

    We introduce Kara to you....again :)

    Kara worked with our office years ago when she was a young dental assistant. She then she got married, had 3 children and now we're happy to have her back with us!

    Kara and her husband have a farm near Red Deer and she keeps very busy with her 3 little ones! She has come on board with us as our orthodontic expert assistant! She has many years experience working at a Orthodontic Specialty office in Red Deer and brings us many years of skill!

    In her spare time, she loves working out with Beachbody and enjoys spending time with her horses as well.

    Currently Kara handles our orthodontic patients for Dr Krim on Tuesdays, so come on in and meet her!

  • Caroline B.
    Dental Administrator

    Caroline started with our office in November this year and we are delighted to have her! She has recently moved to the Carstairs area but is originally from Ontario.

    Caroline worked in the dental field many years ago and even has some experience with managing offices. She is loving being back in dentistry and learning all the new technology and treatments available today!

    Come on in and say Hi to Caroline! :)

  • 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!

  • Ash Gill
    Registered Dental Hygienist

    Ash has been with our office since 2019 as a part time Dental Hygienist. She lives in South Calgary, but she loves our office so much, that she makes the drive out to treat our amazing patients!


    Ash loves to travel and spend time with her sister and many cousins. She is always on the go doing something exciting and new!

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DIDSBURY DENTAL CENTRE

Monday:

7:00 am-5:00 pm

Tuesday:

7:00 am-5:00 pm

Wednesday:

8:00 am-6:00 pm

Thursday:

7:30 am-6:00 pm

Friday:

7:00 am-4:00 pm

Saturday:

8:00 am-4:00 pm

Sunday:

Closed