We are Outdoor Dental

Dr. Jay Patel – friendliness and comfort in practice

Dr. Patel aims to provide Calgarians with comprehensive oral health and preventive care. He does so by aiming to improve your confidence and physical wellbeing. This shows in Dr. Patel’s focus on preventing diseases and achieving effective dental results through dental technology.

Born in London, UK, Dr. Patel moved to Alberta at the age of 2. Having grown up in Medicine Hat, Dr. Patel enjoys being in the outdoors. Aside from dentistry, he’s passionate about hiking, biking, skiing, snowboarding, and hockey. Ask him about movies, DIY projects, and throwing backyard BBQ’s. Now, are you still wondering why we’re called Outdoor Dental?

Training and Education at a glance

Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry – University of Manitoba, 2015
Bachelor of Dental Surgery – University College Cork, 2011
Bachelor of Science – University of Alberta, 2006
Qualified dentist in many countries


Dr. Sonia Benavides – passionate about your care and comfort


Dr. Benavides provides general dental procedures in a caring and comfortable manner. She makes each patient feel at home and works to improve her patients’ oral health.

Dr. Benavides is down to earth, friendly and passionate about Dentistry. She is happy to help you in either English or Spanish.

Born and raised in Mexico, Dr. Benavides decided to move to Canada to be with her husband. She has lived all over Canada such as Ontario, Saskatchewan, BC and chose Calgary as her home. She loves spending time in the mountains and she loves being outdoors. Dr. Benavides is proud to call herself Canadian. In her spare time, Dr. Benavides loves camping, backpacking or walking her puppy. In the winter, she likes snowshoeing and trying to stay upright on skis.

Feel free to ask Dr. Benavides about hiking, travelling or her favourite recipe.

What she loves about Calgary: The mountains and the amazing lakes we have; the diversity of culture and people; the restaurants in town!

Candyce Romo – Business Manager

Candyce grew up in Medicine Hat and moved to Calgary in 2004. She became a dental assistant from Columbia College in 2008 and has since continued her education in business and human resources. When not at work she is chasing her toddler around or finding her next psych thriller to read.

What Candyce loves about Calgary: The mountains being in our backyard!


Nicole RDA, PDM, Ortho – Office Coordinator

OUTDOOR.dental’s friendly office & social media manager, Nicole has been with the practice since its beginning stages.

Nicole grew up in southern Calgary and graduated with honors from Columbia College in 2005. In 2011, she received her Orthodontic Specialty Training. Shortly after, Nicole spent 5 years perfecting her skills in the orthodontic field before transitioning back to general practice. Nicole has also added another skill under her belt, completing the hygiene program at SAIT.

What Nicole loves about Calgary: I love seeing how much Calgary is growing and developing. There is always something to do and something to see.


Juliana RDH – Dental Hygienist

Juliana joined the Outdoor Dental Team in Oct 2017. She is a Registered Dental Hygienist & attended the University of Alberta graduating with honors in 1993. She is also an instructor at SAIT specializing in Preventative Dentistry. Juliana is licensed in local anesthesia and has extensive experience in periodontics.

Outside the office, Juliana enjoys gardening & spending time with her family in the Okanagan camping.

What Juliana loves about Calgary: So close to the mountains!


Josee RDH – Dental Hygienist

Josee was born and raised in High River, Alberta. She is a Registered Dental Hygienist and graduated with honours from the Vancouver College of Dental Hygiene. Josee is licensed in local anesthesia and enjoys all aspects of hygiene. In her free time, Josee likes to be as active as possible whether that’s going on a hike or spending time at the gym.


Kiran RDA – Dental Assistant

Kiran is the newest member of the Outdoor Dental Team joining us in May 2019. She is a Registered Dental Assistant and graduated with honors from Columbia College in 2015. Kiran works alongside Dr. Patel and enjoys all aspects of dentistry. Kiran is compassionate, friendly and enjoys interreacting with her patients.

Outside of the office Kiran enjoys travelling, working out and hiking.

What Kiran Loves about Calgary: The people and there is always something to do.


Kyla – Admin Assistant

Kyla joined the Outdoor Dental Team in 2019 as an Administrative Assistant.

Kyla is originally from Grande Prairie Alberta and moved to Calgary in 1997,
She comes from a background of Funeral Services but recently switched careers. So far she loves working in the dental field and enjoys interacting and getting to know our patients.

Outside of the office you can find Kyla spending time with her family
camping, hiking and anything outdoors.

What Kyla Loves About Calgary: The mountains are so close to the city!


Why Outdoor Dental?

Outdoor Dental is about friendliness, your comfort, and your wellness. We are a progressive family dental clinic dedicated to using technology to make your visit effective. Located in the Calgary neighbourhood of Seton, we deliver cosmetic, neuromuscular, and restorative dentistry.

Dental technology at a glance


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Outdoor Dental in Seton, Calgary SE