Administration

Nav Rangi, Office Manager

 

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.

Nav Rangi, Office Manager

 

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.

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.

Yara Alhamo, Administrator

 

I’m so excited to be a part of the team at Downtown Dental. I was born in Syria and have been in Canada for over 6 years now. It has been life changing for me to be here in Canada. I have a health science degree with a specialty as a dietician and I have over 3 years of experience as a dental assistant. Having experience in both of these fields, I can truly see the connection between your oral health and overall health and how everything starts with the mouth. I am passionate about helping patients and connecting with them on a personal level. In my spare time, I love spending time with my son and expressing my passion for art like dancing and playing the piano.

Yara Alhamo, Administrator

 

I’m so excited to be a part of the team at Downtown Dental. I was born in Syria and have been in Canada for over 6 years now. It has been life changing for me to be here in Canada. I have a health science degree with a specialty as a dietician and I have over 3 years of experience as a dental assistant. Having experience in both of these fields, I can truly see the connection between your oral health and overall health and how everything starts with the mouth. I am passionate about helping patients and connecting with them on a personal level. In my spare time, I love spending time with my son and expressing my passion for art like dancing and playing the piano.

Dental Assistant

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.

Natasha Surina, RDA

 

I was born and raised in a small town in Alberta. I’ve had the pleasure of being in the dental industry as a Dental Assistant since 2016. I’m very fortunate to have my career path lead me here to this amazing Downtown Dental Team. I love what I do and enjoy being part of a professional team that provides exceptional care. I look forward to building new relationships with patients and making them smile. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with friends, family, and hanging out with my dogs. I also enjoy travelling and playing sports, especially hockey. Whenever I can manage to get away, you’ll find me in the States watching my favourite football team, the New England Patriots, wherever they may be playing.

Natasha Surina, RDA

 

I was born and raised in a small town in Alberta. I’ve had the pleasure of being in the dental industry as a Dental Assistant since 2016. I’m very fortunate to have my career path lead me here to this amazing Downtown Dental Team. I love what I do and enjoy being part of a professional team that provides exceptional care. I look forward to building new relationships with patients and making them smile. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with friends, family, and hanging out with my dogs. I also enjoy travelling and playing sports, especially hockey. Whenever I can manage to get away, you’ll find me in the States watching my favourite football team, the New England Patriots, wherever they may be playing.

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.

Tessa Heiydt, RDH

 

I’m Tessa and I am a dental hygienist here at Downtown Dental. I am from Washington State and graduated in 2019 with a bachelor’s degree in dental hygiene with restorative and anesthetic certificates. I believe in whole-body dentistry, wanting the best for each patient’s oral and systemic health. I love working with my patients, learning about their lives, and providing them with not only optimal care but excellent education and information to help every individual make the best decisions for their health. When I am not helping my patients I enjoy spending my time reading, being with friends and family, hiking, and soaking in every minute of the sun the summer provides.

Tessa Heiydt
Tessa Heiydt

Tessa Heiydt, RDH

 

I’m Tessa and I am a dental hygienist here at Downtown Dental. I am from Washington State and graduated in 2019 with a bachelor’s degree in dental hygiene with restorative and anesthetic certificates. I believe in whole-body dentistry, wanting the best for each patient’s oral and systemic health. I love working with my patients, learning about their lives, and providing them with not only optimal care but excellent education and information to help every individual make the best decisions for their health. When I am not helping my patients I enjoy spending my time reading, being with friends and family, hiking, and soaking in every minute of the sun the summer provides.