Dr. Patel aims to provide Calgarians with comprehensive oral health and preventive care. He does so by aiming to improve your confidence and physical well-being. This shows in Dr. Patel’s focus on preventing diseases and achieving effective dental results through dental technology.
He was the first dentist in Calgary to offer drill and needle-free fillings with the SOLEA Laser - say goodbye to dental anxiety!
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. Tania Cheema has joined our practice after completing her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree in Portland, Maine from the University of New England.
She then lived and worked in Jacksonville Florida where she developed a love for the salty ocean air but not the humid heat.
Dr. Cheema enjoys all aspects of dentistry including cosmetic procedures and working compassionately with patients to improve and maintain their oral health in a way that is manageable. She takes the time to make patients feel comfortable and understood in the dental chair.
Dr. Cheema has lived in Calgary most of her life and is happy to be back near the mountains and wonderful people in this community. She enjoys spending time with friends and family in her free time, whether that’s getting outside and finding an adventure or trying out new local restaurants.
The newest member of our Outdoor Dental family. Roni is a second generation denturist, who developed a passion for dentures at a young age while visiting his Dad often at their family denture clinics back home in Toronto. He graduated in 2016 from a well known and highly accredited school ; George Brown College where he obtained his license to practice as a Denturist across Canada.
In his free time Roni likes to spend it outdoors fly fishing for trout, playing basketball , hockey and of course spending time with family and friends.
Roni is always putting his patients needs first, using his excellent level of commitment, skill and patience in both his professional and personal life ( we all know the patience you need to catch a fish)
His words to go by are “changing lives one smile at a time” which he strives to achieve with every patient.
Sandra was born in El Salvador and moved to Canada in 2010. She attended SAIT and received her dental assisting diploma in 2017. She loves all aspects of dentistry with a special interest in surgery.
Outside of work she likes to spend time with friends and family, see a movie, eat good food and work out.
What Sandra loves about Calgary: It is one of the sunniest and cleanest cities in Canada!
Erin is a Registered Dental Assistant who grew up on the Great Lakes of Ontario and relocated to Calgary in 2013. She began her career in the dental field when she completed her practicum program at Outdoor Dental; prior to graduating with honours from Columbia College in 2017.
Since then Erin’s passion for all things dental has led her to pursue further education in Orthodontics and Dental Implants.
Erin is a true kid at heart and has experience with pediatric dentistry. She loves being the “cool aunt” to her two young nieces.
When she’s not working she lets her inner child run free in the mountains as much as possible.
What Erin loves about Calgary: big city amenities with a small-town feel.
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!
Originally from Saskatchewan, I moved to Calgary in 2005 and became a dental assistant. Shortly after, I moved to Mississauga Ontario to become a dental hygienist. After graduation I came back to Calgary and have been working as a dental hygienist since 2009.
I am a mom of 2 sweet kids that keep me on my toes. I love spending my days off with them enjoying beach days at the lake. In the winter we enjoy sledding, skating and building snow men.
What Stephanie loves about Calgary - Spending time with her family outdoors year round!
Akis moved to Canada on Canada Day, 2014 from India where he did his Bachelors in Dental Surgery. After the move, he attended Confederation College in Thunder Bay, ON where he graduated with honours from the Dental Hygiene program in 2016.
After graduating, he spent some time in Manitoba and then made his way further west towards Calgary. Outside of work he enjoys music, driving, hiking, biking, and BBQing with friends. And yes, it was the beautiful Rockies that made him move out here!
What Akis loves about Calgary: The Rockies!
Deidra graduated as a Registered Dental Assistant from CDI college in 2020. She loves how every day is different in the dental field and loves the technology at Outdoor Dental. When Diedra is not at work she enjoys 4 wheeling and camping and spending time outdoors with her family.
What she loves about Calgary: I love all the hidden gems you can find in Alberta/Calgary when it comes to camping spots and 4 wheeling trails.
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 joined the Outdoor Dental Team in 2019 as an Administrative Assistant. She 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!