Get To Know The Staff

At Apollonia Dental Clinic, our team is dedicated to providing quality and friendly patient-centered care to our community. From the moment you walk into our doors, you are a part of our dental family. Our focus is not only on providing great dental work, but also giving you the tools and information you need to keep your mouth healthy, functional and beautiful.

We take pride in our great office space and making visits comfortable for families, children and adults of all ages.

Ask The Staff

See how they answered below.

  1. If you could spend a week anywhere in the world, where would it be? And with who?
  2. If you could choose any career (outside of Dentistry) and money were no object, what career would you like to do?
  3. What’s on your bucket list?

Doctor of Dental Surgery

Dr. Michelle Lee

Doctor of Dental Surgery, University of Alberta, 2007

  1. If I could spend a week anywhere in the world, I would want to spend it with my husband, parents, sister and brother.  I love spending time with them so it wouldn’t matter where in the world we were, it would be great!  But I guess if I had to pick a place…. It would probably be Hawaii!
  2. Is it sad if I say I would still want to be in this profession??  I actually really love it! But ok, if I have to choose…and assuming I could sing…I would be a singer!  But if I couldn’t sing (which is the case)…then I’d love to be a food critic or the person that tests waterslides to ensure they are still fun (yes, that’s an actual job!)
  3. My bucket list is to travel the world!  And perhaps go on the Backstreet Boys cruise with my sister. HA!

Dr. Indira Kalia

Doctor of Dental Medicine, University of Manitoba, 2006

  1. If I could spend a week anywhere in the world, I would choose a week in Hawaii with my husband and children.
  2. If I had to pick a career outside of dentistry, I would choose to be on the Disney creative design team.
  3. Bucket list: Visit a rainforest, ride a Segway, take a helicopter ride, volunteer abroad

Registered Dental Hygenist

Jill

Diploma in Dental Hygiene, University of Alberta, 1997

  1. I would love to spend a vacation in New York City with my family – exploring & enjoying broadway and tv shows, bridges, parks, Times Square, historical sights, and really good pizza.
  2. I think being a tour guide in an amazing location (I would have to do a bunch of travelling to figure out where!) would be a fun job.
  3. Someday I hope to zipline through the jungle, South America perhaps?!

Rebecca

Bachelor of Science specializing in Biological Sciences, University of Calgary, 2009. Diploma in Dental Hygiene, University of Alberta, 2012

  1. I would travel to Singapore with my parents and siblings.  It’s where my family is from and I love visiting the city and embracing my culture. Not to mention eating, eating and eating some more!
  2. If money were no object, I imagine I would enroll myself into culinary school and start my own bakery.
  3. I’ve always dreamed of living somewhere outside of Alberta for a bit. I don’t know where…I guess wherever life takes me! I would also like to complete my Masters one day…one magical day…far far way. Haha

Trisha

Diploma in Dental Hygiene, University of Alberta, 2005.  Bachelor of Science specializing in Dental Hygiene, University of Alberta, 2006

  1. I would love to volunteer to go to a third world country and participate in a dental mission.  The location wouldn’t matter, but I would love to be able to take my husband and children with me to experience another culture as well as participate in the work and help others.  I think it would be a valuable experience for us as a family and something we would always remember.
  2. I would love to open a farm sanctuary where I could rescue animals of all kinds.  It wouldn’t be anything fancy, just a place for animals to go and live out their lives in peace and happiness.  It would be open to the public where people could come and meet the animals and spend time with them if they’d like.
  3. My bucket list includes a few things, but what probably stands out the most is that I’d like to write and publish a book.  I have no idea what it would be about though, because I have so many interests and ideas it’s hard to say what topic I would choose.

Registered Dental Assistant

Melissa

Certificate in Dental Assisting, KDM Dental College, 2013

  1. I would spend a week anywhere tropical. Hawaii has always been a place I wanted to visit with either my family or friends.
  2. If money were no object I would either be a fashion stylist or food taster.
  3. A few things on my bucket list are to ride in a hot air balloon, travel to more places, and visit famous landmarks around the world.

Robin

Certificate in Dental Assisting, KDM Dental College, 2010

  1. If I could spend a week anywhere in the world it would definitely be on a beach.  My dream vacation is to stay in a hut on the water in Bora Bora. My travel partner would be my hubby, Avram.
  2. My life goal is to run my own animal rescue. It would have be someplace warm all year round, Mexico would be nice!
  3. One of my “bucket list” items is to pack a bag, head to the airport and hop on a flight to a random destination with no itinerary.

Taryna

Certificate in Dental Assisting, CDI college (Burnaby BC), 2006.

  1. Bali islands with my husband!
  2. Veterinarian
  3. Ski-diving and Spartan race

Michelle

Certificate in Dental Assisting, Columbia College (Calgary), 2008

  1. If I could spend a week anywhere in the world, it would be in Bali. I’d hike the volcano (the one that you get up at 3am for), enjoy the sun and the sand and get my yoga on. Who would I want to spend with? Why my amazing sister of course! She shares a lot of the same interests as I do so I know we’d have a blast.
  2. My dream job would be to own a restaurant and have it be successful. I love to cook in my spare time. I’ve been told I’m a good cook. I guess you can say I’ve turned into a foodie. Food+ flavour=love
  3. So far my bucket list includes getting a tattoo which is huge for me because I do not like needles. I also would love to do a wine tour through southern America or Italy. Or both.

Support Staff

Karen

Certificate in Dental Assisting, NAIT, 1973

  1. I would spend a week on the east coast in the fall and would go with my sister Lori.
  2. I would get a degree in dentistry as it was my wish when I was younger.  But it wasn’t because of money, at the time, they didn’t accept women in the program.
  3. My bucket list is not very long. I want to travel to the East coast, Austin Texas and New Orleans.

Kim

  1. If I could go anywhere it would be Maui with my husband and kids. I love it there.
  2. My career choice would be an elementary school teacher because I love kids.
  3. My bucket list includes going to a live taping of the ellen show, going bow hunting, taking my kids to Disneyland when they get a bit older and adopting a rescue dog.

Donna

  1. Australia with my husband, children and grandchild
  2. I would be travelling the world as a photographer
  3. Travel to New Zealand