After obtaining his diploma from Western Canada High School in Calgary, Dr. Taha Chersa attended the University of Calgary where he received Bsc Honours in Environmental Science. He worked for Canadian Natural Resources (CNRL) on the Horizon Oil Sands project north of Fort McMurray. After some time, he decided to change career paths, and enrolled in McGill University’s dental program in Montreal. He loves dentistry, and enjoys working with patients to provide them with positive dental experiences, and in helping those with fear of dental treatment. Dr. Chersa has a beautiful daughter, and when not practicing he spends time outdoors with his family hiking, biking, and of course fishing.
Dr. Chu was raised in Edmonton, and is proud to call Edmonton home. He attended the University of Alberta for both his Undergraduate and Doctoral degrees, graduating with distinction. He enjoys the finesse aspects of dentistry, and is strongly committed to prevention-based dentistry. He treats each patient as an individual, and strives to address their specific needs. In his free time, he enjoys skiing and playing badminton. Don’t tell anyone, but candy and chocolate are his guilty pleasure! His passion is working with families, growing with them over his career.
Danielle’s previous background as a Dental Hygienist has allowed her to branch out into practice management. She has extensive experience in managing group practices, office startups and new business acquisitions. Her skill set includes: marketing, human resources, staff training, project coordination, website development, accounts monitoring and corporate event planning. When she’s not working, Danielle and her fiancé enjoy spending time with their Pug, French Bulldog & Hedgehog! She also holds her black belt in Tae Kwon Do and likes practicing from home whenever she can.
Born and raised in Lethbridge, Kelli moved north to Edmonton to complete her Bachelor of Science Degree in Dental Hygiene. Ever since, Edmonton has been home! She has been working for over 10 years now in the dental field and enjoys every second of her job. She loves the opportunities she encounters every day, all the way from meeting new patients, to hearing new stories from the patients she has grown to know so well. Trying to bring a little laughter and fun into the dental office is Kelli’s focus, and she is good at it! You won’t leave without a good laugh or feeling a bit more uplifted to go about your day. Kelli and her fiancée have two little daughters. Besides spending time with her family, Kelli loves doing absolutely anything fitness related and has competed in multiple fitness shows.
Originally from Nova Scotia, Kendra attended Dalhousie University and then went on to complete her diploma of Dental Hygiene at Oulton College in Moncton, New Brunswick. Kendra moved to Edmonton in 2015 with her fiancé and two cats, Loki and Freya. Kendra enjoys meeting new people and building a personal connection with each of her patients. In her spare time Kendra enjoys spending time with her friends and family and racing her jeep with her fiancé and the rest of their off road association.
Born and raised in West Edmonton, Megan attended the University of Alberta where she received her degree in Dental Hygiene. She loves her work as a dental hygienist and enjoys meeting and getting to know each one of her patients. Continuing with her education is important to her and she spends much of her time keeping up to date with new information. When not at work Megan enjoys spending her time with family and friends, and loves exploring new spots in the city!
Robyn is a Registered Dental Assistant who graduated from NAIT, and has received additional training in Orthodontics at the University of Alberta. She takes pride in staying up to date with the latest dental advancements and is enthusiastic in incorporating these into the practice. In her spare time, she enjoys doing makeup artistry, painting, and revamping old furniture. If she isn’t working or doing some sort of art, she is usually at yoga or spending time with her cat Gus.
Brianna was originally born in British Colombia, but her parents moved to Alberta when she was 10 so Alberta is now considered home. She attended Red Deer College and graduated from the Unit Clerk Program with Honours. Her previous job was working in Industrial Safety at the many processing plants in the Edmonton area so coming to Copperwood Dental was a big career change, but a welcomed one. When she is not at work, Brianna enjoys spending time with her family, friends, or travelling. She has been to 13 countries so far and can’t wait to add more to the list.
Sam graduated with honours in the Dental Assisting program at CDI college in November 2017. With several career changes beforehand, she finally decided that the dental field was the way to go. She has an enthusiastic and comedic personality which gives her the ability to easily develop relationships and make patients feel comfortable during each visit. Samantha enjoys travelling whenever she can, eating snacks, hot weather, yoga, and taking care of her many plants. Cacti are her favourite!