Dental Team - Dr. Misha Susoeff

On His Bike

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Paddle Boarding With His Kids

95%

Recommends Flossing

95%

Creates Beautiful Smiles

100%

Enjoys Oatmeal & Egg Whites

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Dr. Misha Susoeff

B.Med Sc, D.D.S.

Finally… we are opening our new practice. It has been four long years of planning & preparation & I’m sure I have thought of everything.

I am so excited to be a part of the southwest Edmonton community, this is where I live and am raising my family. Something about this part of town feels special, and I strive to provide a special experience to my patients.I am combining thousands of hours of education and some of the most amazing technology and staff under one roof to offer what I believe to be an unmatched patient experience. I’m honoured and privileged to have this opportunity to serve my neighbours.

2015 will mark my ninth year practicing dentistry and from humble beginnings feel that I am truly finding my stride. My current philosophy is shaped by my experiences in private practice thus far. When I graduated from the U of A dental program in 2006 I was asked to remain at the school as a clinical instructor. It has been said that the highest form of learning is to teach, and in my experience this is irrefutable. When I first began teaching I was surprised to be challenged again and again. The students are sharp, and they force the understanding of fundamentals to refinement and depth.

I was lucky to find an associateship at Meadowlark Dental Centre where under the guidance of two experienced mentors Dr. Ken Luft and Dr. Ed McIntyre I was encouraged to explore my interest in surgery and dental implants. I formed a relationship with Nobel Biocare, the worlds largest dental implant company, and, quite to my surprise and without intention have become one of their top partners.

Despite the success of my implant practice, general dentistry remains my focus. The most rewarding aspect of my profession is the relationships built with families, which as my career progresses, I hope to see grow many generations deep. I endeavour to treat every new patient for a lifetime. With this in mind, my treatment recommendations for each person is tailored for a good outcome for later in life, not just today.

I once attended a motivational seminar where the speaker said: “If you serve people unselfishly to the very best of your ability every time you wont be able to stop success. It will break down your door and engulf you.” I hope to prove him right.

So, with the support of my amazing family and the confidence of an incredible team we commence a new adventure.

Welcome to Southwest Smiles. I am privileged to serve you!

Dr. Misha Susoeff
Dr. Courtney Wong - Dental Team

Dr. Courtney Wong

B.MSc (Hons), D.D.S.

I am thrilled to be a part of the Southwest Smiles dental team and our surrounding community. It is an absolute privilege to be serving the people of a city I have grown to love.

Prior to studying dentistry, I completed my Bachelor of Medical Sciences degree at the University of Western Ontario where I received my foundational knowledge in medical science. Because of my interests in science, art and helping others, I decided to pursue a career in dentistry. I moved from Ontario to Edmonton to study at the University of Alberta School of Dentistry. Over the years at dental school, I came to really enjoy the city and people of Edmonton and now I am pleased to settle down in the southwest community.

Dentistry is my passion. It uses medicine and science to alleviate pain, improve oral health and give patients beautiful smiles. Your comfort and health are a priority for us at Southwest Smiles. I look forward to welcoming you to our clinic!

Dr. Courtney Wong
Dr. Jessica DeSerres - Dental Team

Dr. Jessica DeSerres

B.Sc, D.D.S.

I am so happy to be a part of the amazing team at Southwest Smiles. Together we are committed to providing exceptional patient care to all generations.

Originally from Calgary, I completed a Bachelor of Biological Sciences degree with a minor in Psychology from the University of Alberta. I was accepted to the highly competitive Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry at the University of Alberta where I completed my Doctor of Dental Surgery degree. Throughout my 9 years of university, I was awarded a number of scholarships based on academic standing and community involvement through my extensive volunteerism.

I grew to love the city of Edmonton for its world-class festivals, amazing restaurants and of course our famous river valley. My husband Josh and I have built our lives here in Edmonton and have become actively involved in the community. In my spare time, I love to travel, cook, dance and spend time with family and friends.

I love being a dentist because I am able to build a long-lasting relationship with my patients. I strive to be compassionate, approachable and to provide exceptional patient care. Some of my most rewarding experiences have come from making anxious patients feel comfortable enough that they look forward to coming to the dentist. I believe in working with patients to find the best treatment option for their specific situation.

I look forward to meeting you, building a relationship, and creating a smile that you are proud to show off.

Dr. Jessica DeSerres
Dr. Neena Lakhanpal - Dental Team

Dr. Neena Lakhanpal

B.MSc (Hons), D.D.S.

I am honored to be a part of the team at Southwest Smiles and serve the community in which I grew up and continue to reside in today.

I moved to the area when much was still under construction, and I have watched it grow from a few small neighborhoods to the diverse and flourishing community it is today. I feel grateful to have the opportunity to serve my neighbors and provide care that is personable, friendly, and understanding of individual needs.

I began my path towards dentistry at the University of Alberta, where I graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree and minor in Business. During my undergraduate years, I received an Undergraduate Scholarship for superior academic achievement and graduated with distinction. After completing my undergraduate degree, I moved to the United States to complete my dental degree at New York University, where I graduated with Honors in Faculty Practice and Honors in Research. After graduating from dental school, I went on to attain hospital based training as a General Practice resident at NYU Lutheran Medical Centre. I place a high value on the finest training and techniques, as I believe that alongside clear communication, it makes the recipe for success.

I enjoy all aspects of general dentistry, and my goals in dental care are to combine health, function, stability, and esthetics. I am a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and am an Invisalign certified provider.

A warm welcome to Southwest Smiles and I look forward to serving you!

Dr. Neena Lakhanpal
Leslie S

Leslie S

Office Manager / B.A Psychology

I graduated from the University of Alberta in 1999 with a bachelors degree in psychology. I gained much life experience by working for 10 years in the social work field with children and families. Recently, I was a stay at home mom for 6 years to take care of my 2 young children. Now I am back to work and excited to switch career gears and focus on the aesthetic goals of the practice. I enjoy abstract painting with acrylic paints and all things artistic and beautiful. I also love doing yoga while being on the grass in bare feet. I look forward to making this dental clinic the very best place to be to have all your dental needs taken care of in an exceptional, caring and positive way.

Nicole S

Nicole S

Treatment Coordinator / RDA

I was born and raised in New Brunswick. I have been in the dental field since 2002, starting my career as a registered dental assistant. After gaining experience in all aspects of general dentistry I started to become interested in advocating for patients to receive the highest standard of dental care with today’s technology and educational advancements. The opportunity to become the treatment plan coordinator at Southwest Smiles Dental Clinic affords me the privilege of being on the cutting edge of dentistry in Alberta. I love welcoming all of our new patients, I am here to register you with our practice, schedule appointments, clarify and optimize your insurance and answer any questions you may have. My focus is a comprehensive and comfortable journey to oral perfection for each patient. I love making connections with our patients as I help them achieve healthy, beautiful smiles each day. From educating patients on how to improve their oral care to promoting high standards at the office, I am passionate about my work and I truly want the best for our patients. When I am not at work I enjoy hiking, camping and spending time with my Husband and 2 fur babies!

Kasaray S

Kasaray S

Hygiene Coordinator / RDA

I am so incredibly blessed to be part of the Southwest Smiles team! I am very passionate about all aspects of dentistry; you’ll most likely see me running around the clinic trying to help everyone. I became a dental assistant because I grew up with severely crowded teeth. From then on, I knew I wanted to help others create the smile that they would feel confident in. Our top priority is for you and your loved ones to feel at ease while getting your dental procedures done.

Christina C

Christina C

Accounts Coordinator

Working in Dental has been one of the biggest pleasures and changes for me. Coming from a fashion background it was a huge shift in environments for me but allowed me to utilize my attention to detail, love of people AND be in a health professional setting. I love it! Outside of work I’m a proud mama to a daughter and enjoy taking mini weekend vacays as often as I can to be immersed in the other cultures, foods and fashions this beautiful world has to offer! As the Accounts Coordinator at SSDC I am able to assist you with your billing questions and be a familiar face up at the front desk that you can count on. (Also catch me on our social media!) I’m very passionate about oral care and the overall experience that we are lucky enough to offer our patients. It’s like a spa here for your mouth! See you soon!

Sonya F

Sonya F

Administrator

It is likely that I will be one of the first team members that you will be in contact with. Patient care is my top priority! I have been a patient of Dr Susoeff myself for 7 years and now I am proud to be a part of his team at Southwest Smiles. I have a amazing daughter and a Maltese dog to keep me busy. My friends and family means everything to me. I look forward to meeting you at our dental spa and seeing you SMILE!!

Kelly B

Kelly B

Administrator

I started working for Southwest Smiles in the summer of 2017. Though I’m fairly new to the field of dentistry, I thoroughly enjoy working in an office with such wonderful co-workers that truly put the patient experience first. My background is in science, having completed an undergraduate BSc degree from the University of Alberta in 2016. Since then, I have worked in the field of veterinary medicine, and continue to do so alongside my administrative position here at Southwest Smiles. I enjoy the variety that my work provides, with each day bringing new challenges. When I’m not at work, I enjoy cuddling with my black cat Bagheera, training with my local hip-hop crew, and spending time with family and friends. I look forward to meeting you, and I’m confident in our ability to keep you smiling!

Jane E

Jane E

RDA

Hi there, my name is Jane. I am a Registered Dental Assistant here at South West Smiles. I have had the honor of working in this fantastic dental office for the past 1 1/2 years. I have been a dental assistant now for the past 13 years after graduating from KDM College. With my many years of service, I feel I bring knowledge and experience to Southwest Smiles. I specialize in patient education and am a caring and compassionate individual with a professional attitude. My patients are super important to me, like family! When I’m not working at Southwest Smiles you’ll probably find me renovating a house somewhere in the city which is my second passion. I can’t wait to meet you!

Olivia G

Olivia G

RDA/ Dental Assistant

Growing up I had a lot of orthodontic treatment completed to create a smile that I now love to share with the world. The practice I had attended was full of happy people ready to make the best experience possible for their patients. This was something I was always wanting to have in a work environment growing up and now I luckily got my wish with Southwest Smiles! Everyone here is super friendly, understanding and willing to give the best patient care possible. On my free time outside of the dental world, I enjoy playing tennis, badminton, going for runs and horseback riding. You'll also find me tinkering around on the piano as well as teaching it to anyone who enjoys music as much as me! I hope to help give you the best patient care I have always received, as you are number one in my books. Remember that you are never fully dressed without a smile and I hope to see yours here soon!

Daniella F

Daniella F

RDA / Registered Dental Assistant

I have had a passion for dentistry since I was a child, influenced by both my beloved late grandfather and uncle who taught me the value of a beautiful smile. I became an RDA in 2013 from the NAIT program and I'm looking forward to achieve higher educational goals in the dental field. I really appreciate good dialogue, honesty, organization and teamwork. These are qualities that are essential in our work environment. I enjoy reading and good music. I also have a passion for traveling and meeting new people. Some of the great rewards of working with the Southwest team is the sense of competence and progress, the recognition and respect for professionals and patients from different parts of the world, the enhancement of relationship between patient-professional, and the enjoyable working atmosphere. I look forward to have you, the patient, as part of our team.

Megan S

Megan S

RDA/ Registered Dental Assistant

I fell in love with teeth when I was 13 years old. Going once a month to see the Dentist and all the staff that worked there, was one of my favorite things to look forward to. This experience is what made me decide I wanted to be apart of the dental field when I grew up. Fast forward to 2008 and I’m graduating NAIT with my Dental Assisting Certificate. I strive to give you the same warm and inviting experience that I had whenever I visited the dentist. When I’m not at work, I’m scrapbooking or painting. When it’s nice out, I'm biking and hiking. I feel absolutely blessed to be apart of the Southwest Smiles family. I can’t wait to meet you and your beautiful smiles!

Kaylee A

Kaylee A

RDH/ Dental Hygienist

The very first time I walked into Southwest Smiles, I knew right away that this was the kind of team I wanted to surround myself with. A Warm, Caring, and talented team, who provides outstanding client-centered care, and education to our patients. I am originally from Kenora Ontario, and fairly new to the Edmonton area. I decided to move out to Edmonton with my fiancé for work, and to be a little closer to my brother. Throughout the years I have moved around a few times, and recently I enjoy yoga, camping, the lake, shopping, music, and spending time with friends/family. I also recently tried zip-lining this fall too, and had a blast! moved from Montreal. I have always had a fascination with the dental field, and knew it was something that I wanted a career in. I completed my dental hygiene program in Montreal and I find great joy in caring for my patients and helping to keep their gums healthy. The words that I like to carry with me during my day are “treat others how you would want to be treated.” As a health professional, it’s important to me to build a great relationship with you, the patient, and make you feel comfortable during your visit.

Taneen T

Taneen T

RDH / Dental Hygienist

I graduated from the University of Alberta Dental Hygiene Diploma Program, and later went on to complete my Bachelor of Science Specialization in Dental Hygiene. I also hold my local anesthesia certification. I’m passionate about dentistry, and creating a lasting relationship with my patients. I enjoy working with individuals of all ages and making the dental experience as comfortable and informative as possible. When I’m not at work, you’ll find me boating at the lake or binge watching Grey’s Anatomy. I love spending time relaxing with family and friends and my adorable puppies Roxy and Zoey. I’m so grateful to work with this incredible team that shares my passion for creating an exceptional dental experience. I look forward to continuing my career here, and sharing this passion with all of our wonderful patients.

Nikole B

Nikole B

RDH / Dental Hygienist

I received an advanced diploma in Dental Hygiene in Ottawa Ontario before moving back to Edmonton where I was born and raised. I am so thrilled to be part of such a friendly and innovative team here at Southwest Smiles. I have a passion for travel and spent a couple years living in Denmark where I hold dual citizenship. I love to stay active at the gym and always enjoy a good high intensity spin class. When there's downtime you'll find me curled up watching 90's action movies with my cat Wesley Stripes. I can't wait to meet you all and showcase how comfortable and individualized your dental experience can be!

Maddie H

Maddie H

RDH / Dental Hygienist

Originally from Calgary, I moved to Edmonton a few years back to attend school at the University of Alberta. Growing up I was extremely drawn to healthcare, but I never quite knew exactly what I wanted to do. During my second year at University, I found dental hygiene and instantly fell in love. I obtained my diploma in dental hygiene from the University of Alberta, and will be graduating with my degree in 2018. I am a huge animal fanatic and I love to cook! During my free time you’ll find me either at the gym or trying all the fancy foods Edmonton has to offer. Life is all about balance! It is an absolute treasure to work with such a wonderful team focused on providing the best and most comprehensive care possible. For me, hygiene is much more than just “cleaning teeth”. Each day I come to work, I have the beautiful and unique opportunity to build relationships and confident smiles with all of my patients. I can’t wait to meet you and your smile!

Sabeen R

Sabeen R

RDH / Dental Hygienist

A little about me…
I am originally from Pakistan where I did my early education and received a bachelor’s degree in Dental Surgery from the University of Karachi. In 2012, I and my husband decided to move to Canada as my husband was offered an advanced training program in adult cardiac surgery. I received my diploma in Dental Hygiene from Canadian Academy of Dental Hygiene in Toronto Ontario. I moved to Edmonton 2 years ago. I always had a passion for working in the dental, healthcare field and Southwest Smiles has provided me with the right kind of platform for this very reason. I enjoy working with my patients and educating them about their oral health. At home, I love to spend time with my 6 yr old daughter. I love tourism and exploring new places as most of my childhood was spent traveling around the world. I have seen more than 60 countries and almost sailed in all of the five oceans of the world with my Dad who still works in Merchant Navy. Now I aim to achieve a higher level of education in the field of Dentistry.

Mario I

Mario I

RDH / Dental Hygienist

I absolutely love being able to work with such an amazing and cohesive team. I love coming to work and I love offering my services to the amazing patient base that Southwest Smiles has raised. Every day that I come to work, there's always something new and interesting that I will learn about my patients. I love putting a smile on people and I look forward to giving you a fun and personalized dental experience! I obtained my Diploma in Dental Hygiene at the University of Alberta and I'm trained in Local Anesthesia. Apart from being a Dental Hygienist, I will be obtaining my BSc in Honors Astrophysics in 2018. In my free time, I am either volunteering or spending time with friends. I really try to squeeze in the time to watch Game of Thrones, Black Mirror, and some other great shows. I'm excited to meet you all!