Dr. Fialka Eshenko
Dr. Christine Fialka-Eshenko has been practicing dentistry in Edmonton for over thirty years. “In the last three decades, dental materials and clinical techniques have been constantly changing and advancing…” I have made it a priority and am committed to continuing education so that we can provide our patients with the best dentistry has to offer. “The dental team has accompanied Dr. Fialka-Eshenko to these courses, so they are able to work together to provide patients with great smiles and excellent oral health. “We all go above and beyond the basics and are dedicated to treating each of our patients just as we would like to be treated.”
They have incorporated new technology into the practice when it gives rise to an improvement in patient care. The addition of 3-D Cad-Cam dentistry (CEREC) has provide her with greater quality control and patients can often have what would have been a multi-visit procedure done in a single visit i.e. crowns. She has incorporated the laser for non-surgical treatment of periodontal or gum disease. She has incorporated TENS for patient comfort and some very technical jaw tracking hardware and software to help her with advanced jaw issues and trauma cases.
We continue to incorporate the latest advances in Dental Technology & this year we are using the Tek Scan which is a digital way to analyze the timing and the intensity of the bite.
She strongly believes that each patient should take an active role in their own care and thus spend a great deal of time getting to know each patient and working with them individually in order to reach the patients desired outcome. This is exhibited by a quote about her personal treatment philosophy.
“Our philosophy is simple: we listen carefully to our patients, and we encourage patient participation in the treatment and planning process. We provide each patient treatment options that include the most current solutions dentistry has to offer, and we then let them choose what they feel works best for them. We pride ourselves on doing a comprehensive examination.”
Dr. Fialka-Eshenko graduated from the University of Alberta Faculty of Dentistry in 1979. During her residency at the University of Alberta Hospital Dental Residency Program, she was exposed to many different cases that are not often observed in private practice. This allowed her to gain experience in providing dental care for patients with complex medical histories. She has completed the training’s and is a regular attendee at advanced clinical continuing education courses.
Member, Canadian Dental Association
Member, Alberta Dental Association & College
Former Instructor, University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry
Past President, Edmonton & District Dental Society
Fellow, International College of Dentists
Commitment to Excellence
Dr. Fialka-Eshenko deeply believes in giving back to the community in which you live, both professionally and personally. She also believes it is both an honor and a privilege to serve the residents of Edmonton and the surrounding areas by providing comprehensive dental care and treatment. “We do everything in our power to put nervous patients at ease and we assure all of our patients that we will create a treatment plan that suits their specific needs.
Dr Fialka-Eshenko continually gives back to the profession and has served on numerous committees. She was invited to be an Examiner with the National Dental Examining Board of Canada and has done so for a number of years. Being chosen by her colleagues to help determine who can qualify to be a dentist in Canada is quite an honour for her.
Dr. Fialka-Eshenko’s husband is a retired principal with the Edmonton Public School Board. They have two children. Her son completed his Masters in Petroleum Engineering. Her daughter completed a BSc in Physical & Environmental Sciences. They have 4 lovely granddaughters to spoil, ages 5, 3, 1, and a newborn. They look forward to regular Sunday dinners with their family. The family enjoys traveling and staying healthy and fit. The family is also active in raising for funds for Breast Cancer.
Hello, my name is Katrina!
You’ll see me up at the front, but I am also a registered dental assistant! I love being a part of the “Focus on Smiles” team because we all share a mutual goal of wanting to do the best for our patients!
Favourite food: Pizza and cheesecake
Likes: Spending time with my dogs, shopping, and scary movies!
Dislikes: Airplanes, absolutely terrified.
Hobbies: Anything outdoors especially a hike with a view!
Hello everyone my name is Annmarie. I am the latest member of the Focus on Smiles Dental team. What an amazing team! I am a graduate of the NAIT Dental Program as a RDA, I take great pride in my work. I really enjoy my career choice. I like interacting with and helping our patients. It gives me great satisfaction when they leave our office with a smile on their face.
Favorite food: I love trying foods from different cultures, Heritage Days is always a treat!
Likes: I love cooking and entertaining, spending quality time with family and friends. I also enjoy traveling, reading and dancing.
Dislikes: Well that’s easy, winter driving!!
Wish for the future: For each individual to have the opportunity to realize and fulfill their potential and be happy in doing so.
Advice: Take the time to reflect on all the good things in our lives we should be grateful for.
I am a registered Dental Hygienist who graduated in 1996 from the University of Alberta Dental Hygiene program. I’ve worked over 22 years with many highly skilled senior colleagues which allowed me to broaden my knowledge at dental offices in Edmonton. I am originally from Trinidad and Tobago, and now have lived in Canada for over 35 years.
In my spare time, I love to cook, enjoy dancing, fitness and travel.
At Focus on Smiles, I can achieve my goal of a shared vision of best practises in the dental industry.
Hello, my name is Jonathan Mahapat.
I am originally from the Island of Trinidad and Tobago and came to Canada to join my wife in 2018. I became part of the Focus on Smiles team approximately 1 Year ago.
I am in charge of sterilizing and preparing for patients. My goal is to ensure that the utmost care is taken in having all procedures completed so that our patients can feel safe and confident that all Alberta Health and Alberta Dental Association standards are met. I strive to be the best in whatever I do and will always go above and beyond for patients' well-being. I love interacting and working with my dental team and I am always excited to be at work. In my spare time, I enjoy biking, fitness, traveling, and music.
New Patients Welcome
Your initial consultation will be highly individualized and designed to provide you with an overview of your dental options and answer any questions you might have.
We provide general dentistry services to meet hygienic and preventative needs. Visit twice a year for cleanings and oral cancer screenings to ensure optimal oral health.
Suffering from chronic jaw pain can be painful, but we can help. Find relief from TMD and TMJ with the help of an experienced, neuromuscular dentist.
By combining the science of dentistry with the artistry of modern, surgical techniques, cosmetic dentistry services can provide you with the smile you have always dreamed of.