OUR TEAM

Suzanne RDA

Suzanne moved to Edmonton in 2008 and graduated from KDM in 2010. When Suzanne isn’t working she enjoys spending time with her friends and family and checking out Edmonton’s exciting food scene. Suzanne has one cat named Luna, who she rescued.

Jane RDA

I graduated from the NAIT Dental Assistant Program in 1975. I have been an RDA at North Central Dental for 37 years. I started working with Dr. Ken Hoyano in 1977 until his retirement. For the last 2 years I have been working for Dr. G. Tailleur who took over Dr. K. Hoyano’s practice. I have 3 grown children and 3 grandchildren. I enjoy traveling, crafts, gardening and golf.

Tamara RDA

Tamara is originally from Indian Head, Saskatchewan. She has been living in Fort Saskatchewan for the past 5 years, she studied at SIAST in 2005 in Regina SK. Tamara enjoys spending her time out doors with her 5 year old Weimaraner and husband Felix. Tamara and Felix are expecting their first child in Feb 2016.

Katelin RDA

Katelin Graduated from the NAIT Dental Assisting Program in 2010. After working in Sherwood Park for 2 years she found her way to North Central Dental. Katelin has a 5 year old ragdoll/Siamese cat named Deetles. She enjoys spending time with friends and family; especially her 3 nieces and nephew. Katelin enjoys traveling and has recently been to New York, France, Hawaii and Mexico.

Lynn RDA

My name is Lynn. I have been a registered dental assistant for almost 28 yrs.I am a wife and mother of 2 teenagers David and Terri-Lynn. This profession has been very rewarding over the years and I have really enjoyed helping a lot of people smile again. I enjoy visits to the mountains with my family each summer. Another trip we took as a family was to Disneyland and San Diego a trip to remember for a long time to come.

Michelle RDH

Michelle is originally from the East Coast. She has lived in Edmonton for the past 7 years. She studied at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. She keeps busy with her two beautiful little girls Reese and Lily and husband James. In their free time they enjoy camping, hiking, and walking with their Bernese mountain dog, Titan.

Leah RDH

Graduated the Dental Hygiene program with Distinction at the University of Alberta in 1993. I have been working at North Central Dental Associates for over 20 years and enjoy providing an excellent standard of care to our patients while maintaining a family friendly atmosphere.

I am married with one son and my husband and I enjoy watching him play minor hockey and other sports. We have a great dog we adopted from a rescue organization that I am currently participating in agility classes with. I golf with a “fun” ladies league in the summer and enjoy spending time with family and friends and continuing to renovate our home.

Jo-Anne RDH

I graduated with distinction from the Dental Hygiene Program at the University of Alberta in 1993, and have been a hygienist with North Central Dental for the past 18 years. I live on an acreage with a menagerie of animals including 12 horses. I have 3 sons and two granddaughters who I love spending time with. During the summer I look forward to relaxing at our B.C. property, enjoying the sunshine and the beach at Christina Lake.

Lisa RDH

I live in St. Albert with my husband Glenn and our 2 boys, Nolan and Ethan and our golden retriever named Indy. Since 1996 I have been working as a Registered Dental Hygienist at North Central Dental either full-time, part-time or as temporary staff. Currently I am working up to 3 days a week and each spring I look forward to going to NAIT to help with the students as a clinical instructor. Working part time allows me the opportunity to work in the career I enjoy, and to spend more time with my family, become more involved in their school and extracurricular activities. They are involved in hockey, snowboarding, football and baseball. During the winter we usually try to get a few ski trips in as everyone seems to enjoy the mountain experience. I am definitely the beginner skier in our family! For a few years I have enjoyed curling in the ladies league which is a lot of fun and a lot of laughs. About 5 years ago we finally built our cabin where we now spend most of our summers enjoying the lake life! Cheers!

Ruth RDH

Hi! My name is Ruth. I graduated from the University of Alberta in 1978 with a diploma in Dental Hygiene. Since then, I have worked either full time or part time in a number of dental offices in and around Edmonton. I started working at North Central Dental as a temp in 1995…..and I’m still here! This is due not only to the great people that I work with, but also because of all the wonderful patients I have had the privilege to get to know over the years.

Those who have spent time in my chair know that I love cats (even hairless ones), but I also enjoy reading, golf, travel and my weekly tap dancing class.

When asked if I am about to retire I say “I can’t yet. I still like my job too much!” Thanks and best wishes to you all!

Soniya RDA

I graduated from Everest College Ottawa, ON. I moved to Alberta four years ago. After working in Fort Saskatchewan , I found my way to North central dental. I enjoy working with Dr. Brian Hoyano. I enjoy spending time with my daughter, family and friends.

Kara RDH

I graduated from the University of Alberta in 2012, and joined the North Central Dental family shortly thereafter.

When I’m not at work I enjoy spending my time with my husband, Devin, and our amazing cats. We have Kally (a Devon Rex), Kona and Mr. Kaiser (both are tabby) and Sven (blue point Siamese).

Sheryl - Support

Sheryl has worked at North Central dental since moving to Edmonton in 1988. Originally from Vancouver B.C., this art school graduate worked as a flight attendant enjoying 11 years of travel with Canadian airlines. Living briefly in Hawaii before settling in Edmonton, her interests include skiing, jogging with her Labrador retriever, riding her horse and watching her
daughter play varsity volleyball. Sheryl’s favourite quote is “dream as if you’ll live forever, live as if you’ll die tomorrow”. Future plans include trips to Hawaii and Italy, good times with family and friends, running a marathon and continued expression through her art.

Danielle - Support

Danielle has worked for Dr. Brian Hoyano since 2008. She is married and has 2 children, with a third on the way. She loves to spend her free time with her husband Cory and children Taylor and Mason. Growing up on an acreage Danielle has a love for the outdoors , especially the mountains. Her family always looks forward to their yearly visits to Victoria, B.C to visit with family.

Allison - Support

Allison came to Edmonton 2.5 years ago from a small town in Ontario, called Port Perry. After getting used to the new Alberta surroundings she made her way to North Central Dental to join Dr. Al-Ashi and his team. Allison’s passion is fitness and dance, she danced and taught hip hop for over 10 years competitively. In her spare time she likes to stay physically active in the gym and participating in fitness classes.

Tammy Support

I graduated from the Dental Assisting program at NAIT in 1994, after many years working in the dental field I took some time off to raise my youngest 2 boys. I enjoy spending time with my husband and children and little dog Chico. I also love to travel especially to warm destinations and am hoping to explore Europe someday.