Our Team

All professionals at Didsbury Dental Centre maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest trends in the dental industry! Please read on to learn more about us!

  • 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 restorative dentistry. He has a wide background of placing Dental implants and always abreast of the latest technology & materials.  He can provide a wide range of treatment involving dental implant placements including  bone grafting, sinus lifts & more. Dr. Krim and his team place many dental implants each month-- not only for single tooth replacement, but also for Implant supported dentures, as well as full mouth placement of Implant bridges. He can provide you with a complex treatment plan with our In office CBCT Scan,  and offer several treatment options to suit your individual needs. 

    Dr Krim also 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 Orthodontic Bracket systems.  His education in Orthodontics allows him to treatment a very wide variety of patients from very young children to older adults -- from simple cases to even more extensive and complex orthodontic problems.

    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

    Dr. Jaiswal has been with Didsbury Dental Centre on a full time basis for 5 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!

    Advancing his knowledge in dentistry  is something he enjoys. He is constantly updating his skill and education and wants to provide a wide variety of treatments to our patients. Dr. Jaiswal is trained in dental implant placement as well as bone grafting procedures. He and his team place numerous dental implants each month. 

    In addition to those treatments, the thing he is most known for in our office and the community is his advanced certification in sedation dentistry, both oral and IV techniques.  Dr J sees many patients for complicated extraction of wisdom teeth and we like to refer to him as our resident Wisdom Tooth expert! In our private operatory, he and his team see even the most apprehensive patients with the most complicated surgical extractions and put their fears to rest! All of his IV 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

    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 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!

  • Katie Coombes RDA II
    Registered Dental Assistant, Sedation Care Specialist

    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 advanced certification in IV sedation dentistry 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.

  • Danielle D.S. RDA II
    Registered 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.

  • Kayla Orr
    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. 

  • Tana Jermyn
    RDA II
    Treatment Coordinator/Dental Assistant

    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.

  • Jennifer Watson
    Resitered Dental Hygienist

    Jennifer is our newest team member to our Dental Hygiene department! She has just relocated to the area with her lovely family and we are super happy to have her come on board with us!  Jennifer brings many years of experience as a dental hygienist and has a real passion for oral and periodontal health. She looks forward to caring for your dental needs and providing you with comfortable and compassionate dental hygiene treatments.

  • 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 and attended Olds College taking Business Administration Mgmt.

    Recently she has taken some advanced esthetics courses in permanent makeup, all while working at our office to help our team provide the highest standard of infection control and sterilization protocols in dentistry!

  • 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!

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