Love for Your Dental Well-Being

Glenmore Park Dental is a firm advocate for healthy smiles.
Our staff is fully qualified to provide the best care and share tips, tools, and techniques on how to maintain good oral health. Varying backgrounds among our personnel ensure that your teeth get a 360 degree inspection for a happier mouth. Protecting your oral health is our passion.

Dentists

Dr. Roma Pastershank

drroma@gpdental.ca

Roma is originally from Saskatchewan, where she graduated from the University of Saskatchewan’s dentistry program in 1991 with honors and great distinction. She and her husband Dean then moved to Calgary and started their new adventure together. Dean teaches at Calgary Academy and Roma has practiced dentistry in Calgary for more than 27 years. She’s been an instructor in the dental assisting program at SAIT, and travelled overseas to provide dental services to the underprivileged in Peru, and has worked locally with CUPS to care for the oral health of our city’s less fortunate. Dr Pastershank enjoys all aspects of general practice but her interests have focused on implant placement, oral surgery, and Botox for therapeutic or cosmetic needs.

Outside GPD, Roma is proud to volunteer at the Cochrane & Area Humane Society, where she works in the surgical department every Friday. She fosters cats and dogs, and currently shares her home with 6 (2 dogs and 4 cats) from the humane society.

Dr. Jana Frydberg

drjana@gpdental.ca

Born and raised in Winnipeg, Jana completed an honours degree in zoology at the University of Western Ontario. She continued her education in Portland at the Oregon Health and Sciences University, and after graduating was accepted into the postdoctoral Advanced Education in General Dentistry program at the University of Michigan. Here, Jana learned about the most recent advances in general and cosmetic dentistry.

She and her husband moved to Calgary in 2005. She is a certified INVISALIGN provider for orthodontics and has a special interest in endodontic (root canal) procedures and Sleep Apnea Appliances. Jana is a proud mom of three boys.

Dr. Jennifer Lee

drlee@gpdental.ca

Jennifer spent her early childhood in the small hamlet of Hay Lakes before moving to the big city of Edmonton. She attended the University of Alberta where she first obtained her Bachelor of Science followed by a degree in Doctor of Dental Surgery. After completing her studies, she could finally move to the city she truly loved-Calgary.

In Edmonton, she spent many of her weekends volunteering with the SHINE, an initiative to improve access to dental care for vulnerable populations. Recently, she traveled to underserved areas in Ecuador to provide emergency dental care. Dr. Lee loves working with all ages of patients in general practice and is also an Invisalign certified provider.

During her spare time, Jennifer likes to search and try out the lasts fitness class in town. She is also fluent in Korean and loves every opportunity to visit her friends and family living all around the world.

Hygienists

CHRISTINE BAKER

christine@gpdental.ca

Christine earned her Dental Hygiene Degree from the University of Alberta in 2000, and has been a member of the Glenmore Park Dental team since 2002. In addition to direct patient care, she also helps to oversee overall practice management. When not at the clinic, Christine and her husband are kept busy with their two young daughters. and golden retriever.

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ASHLEIGH LEWIS

ashleigh@gpdental.ca

Ashleigh joined the Glenmore Park Dental team after graduating from the Canadian Institute of Dental Hygiene in 2006. With special training in administering nitrous oxide, Ashleigh helps apprehensive patients to stay calm. In her spare time she enjoys hiking in the mountains and many other forms of activity including working out at a UFC style gym, and spending time with her partner and young daughter.

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JOANNE GUAY

joanne@gpdental.ca

In 2005, Joanne joined the Glenmore Park Dental team. She studied dental hygiene at the University of Alberta graduating in 1991. Joanne enjoys working with all types of personalities and people, She is our dental hygiene team lead. She was married in 1993 and is the mother of two busy teenagers.

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RENEE PETERS

renee@gpdental.ca

Renee has worked in the dental field in many different capacities. She joined the team at Glenmore Park Dental in 2005 as a dental assistant and then went back to school in 2010 to complete her hygiene diploma at the Vancouver College of Dental Hygiene.  Renee furthered her education in 2016 and is also a Certified Orofacial Myologist. She can help individuals eliminate oral habits such as thumb sucking, nail biting, open mouth posture, low & forward resting tongue, dental malocclusions and tongue thrust patterns. Renee loves to volunteer and keeps busy with her two young children.

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TERESA HOOGE

teresa@gpdental.ca

Teresa is from Chilliwack BC and has lived in Calgary with her husband for 4.5 years. She completed the dental assisting program at the University of Fraser Valley before she continued her education in Toronto at the Regency Dental Hygiene Academy graduating in 2010.  She has two fur babies, an orange tabby cat (Frank), and a Rottweiler (Marlon). She loves flying and is currently studying and flying to earn her commercial pilot license after completing her private pilot license in 2019. She looks forward to meeting all of our wonderful patients while Ashleigh is away on maternity leave.

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Assistants

RENEA RICCI

renea@gpdental.ca

In 2003, Renea graduated from SAIT and began with Glenmore Park Dental in 2004. Renea, has two young daughters and speaks Bosnian and Croatian fluently. She takes on the role of Treatment Coordinator for our Pediatric Program at Glenmore Park Dental.

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SHAWNA LAMARSH

shawna@gpdental.ca

When Shawna is not volunteering with parent council or playing at the park, you can usually find her cycling to work at Glenmore Park Dental. Not only is she a dedicated athlete, but also a dedicated mother. Shawna graduated from SAIT in 1997, and joined our team in 2010. Currently, she is the Treatment Coordinator for our Implant and Botox Programs.

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BRENNA MCIVOR

brenna@gpdental.ca

Brenna has been with the Glenmore Park Dental team since 2014. She helps out both in reception and with direct patient care. She is also in charge of Glenmore Park Dental’s social media. In her spare time she enjoys knitting, reading, and going to concerts.

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LINDA LAUTNER

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Graduating from SAIT in 1988, Linda began with Glenmore Park Dental in 2009 and takes on the roll of New Patient Treatment Coordinator. Linda is a mother of two talented daughters and lives in the neighborhood.

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DIMPLE GARCIA

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Dimple has been with GPD since 2013 and controls sterilization and infection protocols provided by the Alberta Dental Association to ensure that our facility stays clean and maintains a high quality service for our patients. She enjoys quality time with her husband and daughter when not a GPD.

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Office Staff

JERILYN MORTIMER

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Jerilyn joined the Glenmore Park Dental team in 2011.  She oversees the coordination and booking of all patient appointments.  Jerilyn is also a certified fitness instructor, and enjoys hiking, biking, and generally anything active along with chasing around her young daughter in her leisure time.

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Environment & Community

Recycling

Dental services consume a lot of environmental resources, from compressors and vacuums to the plastic barriers needed for infection control.
As people who recycle devotedly in our homes,
we make recycling and resource conservation a top priority in our office—and hope to set an example that inspires other dentistry practices to prioritize environmental responsibility. We recycle absolutely everything we can.

Community

The doctors and staff volunteer for multiple local societies and charities. Giving back to the community is part of the office culture and is recognized and encouraged within the team. The office has donated to fundraisers and auctions that are important to our patients, and we support local businesses when possible. We have supported patient businesses for the creation of graphic designs, printing and installation of the designs for our windows, for cleaning the clinic, for courses such as self-defense
and dance classes.

Office Policies

Information for New Patients
INITIAL CONSULTATION

Here’s what to expect at your first visit:

What to bring

Please bring your dental insurance or benefits information. The details of your dental benefits don’t influence our recommendations for your treatment in any way, but they make it easy for us to bill your insurer directly on your behalf. Please also bring a completed new patient form and consent form.

OFFICE POLICIES

Informed consent

We only perform treatments for which we’ve received informed consent from our patients. What this means is that we’ll provide a thorough and clear explanation of your recommended treatment and our reasons for recommending it. We’ll also let you know how long the treatment will take, how much it will cost, and what side effects you might experience. Once we’ve answered any questions you may have, it’s your choice whether to decline or consent to the recommended treatment.

Canceling and rescheduling

We value our patients’ time, so we do our best to stay on schedule. In turn, we ask that our patients arrive on time for their appointments. Please let us know at least two business days in advance if you need to cancel or reschedule. If you fail to show or don’t give sufficient warning to reschedule, you may be charged a fee. If this occurs more on more than one occasion, our office will unfortunately only be able to book you on an emergency basis.

Payment

Payment is required at the time when service is provided. We accept debit, cash, Visa and MasterCard. Once you’ve provided your benefits details, we’ll process your claims for you. Your insurance company will reimburse you directly for items for which you have coverage.

**To assist our patients, our office will submit the completed procedure codes to your insurance company.

After Hours Emergencies

In the event of an after hours dental emergency, please call the clinic at 403-685-3727  to be informed of the doctor on call.

DENTAL EMERGENCIES

Here are some common dental emergencies and how to handle them.

Toothache

First call your dentist. Explain your symptoms and ask to be seen as soon as possible. Then ease the pain. Take an over-the-counter pain medicine that works for you, but do not put the pills on your sore tooth. Hold an ice pack against your face at the spot of the sore tooth.

Do not put a heating pad, a hot water bottle, or any other source of heat on your jaw. Heat will make things worse instead of better.

Chipped or broken tooth

Broken teeth can almost always be saved. Call your dentist and explain what happened. If it’s a small break, your dentist may use a white filling to fix the tooth. If the break is serious, a root canal may be needed. Your tooth may also need a crown (also called a cap).

Knocked out tooth

If the knocked-out tooth is an adult (or permanent) tooth, your dentist may be able to put it back. You must act quickly. If the tooth is put back in place within 10 minutes, it has a fair chance of taking root again. After 2 hours, the chances are poor.

If the tooth looks clean, put it back in its place (its socket). If this is not possible, or if there’s a chance that the tooth might be swallowed, put it in a container of cold milk. Go to your dentist, or to the nearest dentist, right away. If you get help within ten minutes, there is a fair chance that the tooth will take root again.

Injured lip or tongue

If there is bleeding, press down on the part of the mouth that is bleeding. Use a clean cloth to do this. If the lip is swollen, use an ice pack to keep the swelling down. If you are not able to control the bleeding call us. You may need stitches.

Something stuck between teeth

First, try using dental floss with a knot tied in it very gently and carefully, to remove the object. Never poke between your teeth with a pin or similar sharp, pointy object; it can cut your gums or scratch the tooth surface. If you can’t get the object out, see your dentist.

Lost filling

Put a piece of softened sugarless chewing gum in the spot where the filling was lost. This will protect the area for a short period of time. See a dentist as soon as possible.