Administration

Nav Rangi, Office Coordinator

 

I have had the pleasure of being part of this excellent, nurturing, and motivated team since 2014. I began my career as a Registered Dental Assistant in Toronto. After our move to Calgary, I joined Downtown Dental as a Hygiene Coordinator and then transitioned to an Office Coordinator position. I am the friendly face and voice that you see first before seeing the team of tremendous dental experts. I am passionate about being a patient advocate. There is nothing like seeing the look of satisfaction on a patient’s face when they have navigated through the confusing world of Insurance/ finances and unknown treatment to come out the other end with an even bigger beautiful smile.

I look forward to coming into work each day knowing I will be working with a tremendous team and will be able to help our kind and lovely patients obtained the healthy and beautiful smiles they deserve. Working with Dr. Yont and Dr. Whitney made a positive and powerful impact on my professional career. I am so enthusiastic and excited to start my Bachelor’s degree in Business Management in October of 2021. This would’ve not been possible without Downtown Dental support. Outside of work, I truly enjoy spending time with my husband and my two incredible boys. I find peace and happiness when I hike with my friends and family in the Mountains. I am a great believer in luck and my luck brought me to this beautiful team of Dental professionals. Follow your dreams, believe in yourself, and don’t give up.

Sharri McCullough, Office Manager

 

Welcome to our practice! I am one of the friendly faces at the front desk. I love to find ways to help people smile and that includes building confidence to share their smile! I am happy to answer your questions, plan for appointments, help resolve concerns and make your visits positive. It is important to me that each of you enjoy a feeling of ease and confidence in our office. I have been with Downtown Dental since 2009. I appreciate how positive the environment is here. We all work extremely well together to provide the best service for you. Our staff is very warm and inviting. I love the positive energy felt by everyone and I really appreciate the attentive care our doctors and team strive to provide for each patient.

My husband and I have two children (Ethan & Benjamin) As a family, we love doing anything outdoors, or a family movie night. I also have a side business and passion for baking custom sugar cookies.

Sharri McCullough

 

I have been a proud member of the Downtown Dental family since 2009.I have enjoyed my many roles within the practice, starting from reception, to assisting, to now Managing. I love interacting with our clients and watching their families grow.

In October 2017 my husband and I celebrated our 4 year wedding anniversary, as well as our son’s first Birthday. In my spare time I enjoy being a Mom, creating art, sewing, and being outdoors with family and friends.

Elizabeth Lee, Treatment Coordinator

 

I have been in dental for seven years and the ever changing science and philosophy of dentistry continues to intrigue me. Being able to contribute to providing patients with the best care while upholding a safe, comfortable environment for them is a gratifying reward.
I’ve been with Downtown Dental for over two years and working with an ethical, reputable team is invaluable. It truly has been the epitome of my professional development and an embodiment of my personal growth. I look forward to continuing to provide exceptional patient care and continuing to serve my community.

I’ve enjoyed making Calgary my home for four years and I’ve always taken every opportunity to take in our abundant backyard. Having the best of both seasons, winter and summer, I indulge in it all from sunrise hikes to snowed-in cabins, rooftop dinners to ballet, books, banquets, and charity fundraisers, I try to experience as much as I can and give back into the community as much and as often as I can.

Dental Assistant

Cindy Power, RDA

 

Originally from Vancouver Island, I relocated to Calgary for a new experience. With over 10 years of experience as a dental assistant, I have been a proud member of the Downtown Dental team. I enjoy providing quality care and connecting with patients not only professionally but personably too. In my spare time, I enjoy spending it with family and friends and adventuring with my dog.

Deb Macphee, RDA

 

I have had the pleasure of taking care of patients at Downtown Dental for over 30 years. I love what I do and enjoy being part of a professional team that provides exceptional dental care. One of the things I most enjoy about dentistry is seeing how changing a person’s smile can transform their lives.

In my spare time, I enjoy traveling, skiing, snowshoeing, reading and entertaining.

Deb Macphee, RDA

 

I have been a dental assistant for over 20 years. I love what I do and enjoy being a part of a professional team that provides exceptional dental care. One of the things i enjoy most about dentistry is seeing how changing a patient’s smile can transform their lives.

In my spare time I enjoy exercise, reading, travel and entertaining. I have two amazing children, Samantha and Liam, who brighten my every day.

Heather Murray, RDA

 

I was born and raised in Calgary and really love the city. I have been with downtown dental for 33 years — part of a team of dental assistants who ensure that our patients get the best possible experience. I really enjoy getting to know our patients, and after this many years I feel fortunate to have met some very wonderful people. Outside of work, I have been a volunteer with the Calgary stampede for 18 years. I proudly served on my condo board for 11 years, working to make the building a beautiful place to live. Also, I enjoy a variety of handcrafts, gardening, cooking and entertaining and have summered at Mara lake, Sicamous B.C. for over three decades.

Lily Geltke, RDA

 

My name is Lilli Geltke. I was born and raised in Germany. I have been a dental assistant for over 27 years. I enjoy meeting new people and I think that all the patients are wonderful. One of the things I really enjoy about dentistry is seeing how changing a person’s smile transforms their lives.

What I love most about my job is caring for patients and providing them with the best care possible. I am so grateful to work with a team that is always willing to help out and who are caring and compassionate about what they do. I love the family atmosphere at downtown dental and I can’t imagine working with a better group of people.

Lily Geltke

 

My name is Lily Geltke. I was born and raised in Germany. I have been a dental assistant for over 22 years. I love meeting new people and I think that all the patients are wonderful. One of the things I enjoy most about dentistry is seeing how changing a person’s smile transforms their lives. What I love most about my job is caring for patients and providing them with the best care possible. I love working with a team that is always willing to help out and who are caring and compassionate about what they do. I love the family atmosphere at downtown dental and I can’t imagine working with a better group of people.

Dental Hygienist

Simona Lazar, RDH

 

I am originally from former Czechoslovakia and lived in Vancouver, BC for 29 years prior to moving to Calgary, AB in 2019. My dental career began in dental assisting which then prompted me to pursue a carrier in dental hygiene, which I am passionate about. I successfully completed my dental hygiene education with a Bachelor’s degree at UBC followed by an MPH at the University of Victoria.

I take pride in providing the best care possible by actively listening to my clients and working closely with them. My goal is to ensure a positive dental hygiene experience and providing my clients with information on how to improve and maintain their oral health. In 20+ years of working in the dental profession, Downtown Dental has proven to meet high levels of care for their clients which makes me excited to be part of the team.

Outside of the office, I enjoy reading, photography, and exploring new places in Canada and overseas with my best travel companion, my daughter Jessica.

P.S. All smiles are beautiful.

Peggy Cochrane, RDH

 

I am a university of Alberta dental hygiene graduate with over 30 years of experience. I truly love my profession and I am committed to offering all my patients the highest standards of care and patient service. I appreciate that our dental team regularly attends continuing education courses and we are always learning new techniques and information to improve and optimize the level of care we provide. I recognize that all our patients are individuals with a different set of concerns or circumstances and I am here to listen and provide the caring personal attention you deserve. I chose my dental career because I enjoy educating and offering guidance to help my patients improve their current dental status. A healthy mouth has a positive impact on one’s mind, body, and social well-being….. I love to see my patients’ smile! Outside the office you will find me downhill skiing and snow shoeing during our cold winter months and hiking, biking and of course golfing during the summer.

Peggy Cochrane, RDH

 

I am a university of Alberta dental hygiene graduate with over 30 years of experience. I truly love my profession and I am committed to offering all my patients the highest standards of care and patient service. I appreciate that our dental team regularly attends continuing education courses and we are always learning new techniques and information to improve and optimize the level of care we provide. I recognize that all our patients are individuals with a different set of concerns or circumstances and I am here to listen and provide the caring personal attention you deserve. I chose my dental career because I enjoy educating and offering guidance to help my patients improve their current dental status. A healthy mouth has a positive impact on one’s mind, body, and social well-being….. I love to see my patients smile! Outside the office, you will find me downhill skiing and snowshoeing during our cold winter months and hiking, biking, and of course golfing during the summer.

Michelle O’Neill, RDH

 

Hello! My name Is Michelle O’Neill and I am a fairly new face at downtown dental. I have been a hygienist for 18 years but joined the team recently and couldn’t be happier! The team at downtown dental is amazing and shows great care and dental excellence for all the clients. I personally have a passion for helping people improve their overall health through a healthy mouth and have worked in a periodontal specialist office in the past. As a BSC graduate from U of A, I am keenly aware that we must look beyond the mouth to achieve optimal dental health.

I am originally from Nova Scotia and as an inquisitive Maritimer, I can’t wait to meet you and learn all about you and your family. As far as my family goes I have a great husband and 2 amazing kids and I won’t mind bragging about them a bit but only if you ask!