Meet the Team
General Dentist and Cosmetic Dental Services in Edmonton, Alberta
Deborah., Patient Coordinator
Deborah is the patient coordinator at Focus on Smiles. She was born in Quebec but traveled extensively. She has taught English as a second language in China and continues to love travelling. Deborah has worked in the medical and dental field for the past 40 years. She has extensive reception and clinical assistant experience. She brings a great balance of knowledge and superb communication skills to the team and great patients at Focus on Smiles. Her depth of understanding of complex treatments and cases as well as insurance plans is always of benefit to the patients she serves.
Outside the world of dentistry, Deborah has two entrepreneurial sons living in Fiji and loves spending time with her young grandchildren. She likes to “Live each day to the fullest with no regrets”. She exhibits this strength of character in all that she does. She is passionate about reading, walks and time on the beach, crafts, fancy baking and Zumba.
Selda S., Registered Dental Hygienist
Selda is a registered Dental hygienist at Focus on Smiles. She was born in Turkey and has lived in Canada for over 20 years. She graduated with a diploma in Dental Hygiene in 2013 and received her Bachelors of Science degree specializing in Dental Hygiene in 2015.
Edmonton is home and she has been part of the Focus on Smiles team since 2014. Selda is certified in Local Anesthesia and is trained in the use of the Soft Tissue Diode Laser. Her passion for her patients and their wellbeing shines through in every interaction…” Working with a highly-skilled team with many years experience has amplified my learning experience and brought me great insight on working with patients in order to help them achieve their Dental Health goals.”
She, like the rest of the team, is very keen on continuing education and lifelong learning.
Outside of the office, Selda volunteers regularly to provide free dental services to the homeless and under-privileged of Edmonton. She also loves doing DYI projects, yoga, and outdoor activities such as hiking, snowshoeing, basketball and volleyball.
Kelly., Registered Dental Assistant
Kelly has 37 years of experience in both reception and clinical Dentistry. She brings each patient the clam that comes from consistently seeing great outcomes for patients. As highly skilled as she is clinically, her real skills are in patient communications.
“Getting to know my patients and working with them is my passion. I really enjoy people and developing long-term relationships with patients. That is why I am at Focus on Smiles.” Outside dentistry, Kelly, spends most weekends outdoors with her husband camping, hiking, cycling and skiing are passions.
She follows an interest and lifestyle of good nutrition and wellness along with a healthy balance of friends, travel and exploration of various cultures and their cuisine. If you catch her near warm water beaches she will likely be found diving and exploring the underwater world.
Bonnie., Registered Dental Assistant
Bonnie brings over 35 years dental experience to Focus on Smiles. Continuing education is important to her especially in the area of computerized dentistry. She and Dr. Fialka have attended a number of advanced clinical continuing education courses in order to further advance the quality of care that each patient receives. Her personality and personal connection with each and every patient is what really makes her shine and standout to the patients and her teammates.
Her personal quote says it all…“ No formal educational courses, can match what my patients have taught me through the years. For those patients and their stories I am most grateful”…Out of uniform Bonnie can be found out of doors; snowshoeing, kayaking, gardening or birding.