Meet the dental team serving Calgary, AB with dedication
Dr. Palka Sawhney Sharma and her team welcome you to this section of the website, to get more familiar with the people who will be caring for your smile from the moment you walk through our doors. Please also consider visiting the Lake Chaparral Dental Care office at 202 – 10 Chaparral Drive SE in Calgary, AB to meet us in person!
Dr. Palka Sawhney Sharma
Dr. Palka Sawhney Sharma graduated from the University of Alberta Neuroscience program with honors. She received Dental training at University of Alberta in Edmonton and went on to complete a two-year residency at Albert Einstein Medical Centre in Philadelphia, PA (United States) where she served as chief resident for a year. In this prestigious program, she took additional training in implantology, oral surgery, cosmetic services, and general dentistry.
For more than a decade, she has applied these skills to help patients in Toronto, Hamilton, and Calgary enjoy the benefits of oral wellness. She takes great pride in caring for friends and neighbors in Calgary area and surrounding communities.
You may have seen Dr. Palka Sawhney Sharma on Global TV Morning News, where she is featured on their dental health segment a few times a year. She is married and has three children who are her biggest joys.
Meet the Calgary, AB team behind the dental masks
Kelsey Leech, RDA
Kelsey earned her Registered Dental Assistant designation at Columbia College in 2013. She also studied orthodontic assisting and welcomes opportunities to help the dentist with braces and Invisalign cases.
When Kelsey isn’t at the dental office, you might find her with her nose in a good book or hiking in the mountains. She enjoys painting, and some of her work adorns the walls of our treatment rooms.
Kimberley Smith, RDA
Kim has been with the practice for nearly a decade. She studied at Columbia College to become a Registered Dental Assistant. Since she also took the orthodontic module, Kim is well-qualified to assist the dentist with braces and appliances.
A lively household with two sons and multiple pets keeps Kim on her toes, so she and her husband enjoy an evening out at a nice restaurant to relax.
Denise Kernohan RDA II
Denise was born and raised in Calgary. With a taste for the small-town life, she graduated in 2008 at Columbia College with the orthodontic module. She feels it’s imperative to stay up to date with continuing education. She always takes pride in her work and strives to be compassionate and gentle, while also knowledgeable ensuring patients understand their treatment options. Denise is happily married with three young children who love to travel together. She also enjoys family functions as well as down time with a good Netflix series.
Ashley Corsiatto, Hygienists
Ashley has been practicing dental hygiene since 2012. She graduated with first class honors and was awarded the Canadian Dental Hygiene Association Achievement Award in 2013. This award is only given out once per graduating class out of all the hygiene graduates in Canada. Previous to becoming a dental hygienist she was a Registered Dental Assistant for 7 years.
She lives in Douglasdale with her husband and 2 dogs, and is very active in several different animal rescue groups in the city. Ashley welcomes the opportunity to help you take care of your smile!
Janelle is one of the hygienists at Lake Chaparral Dental Care. She has worked in the dental field since 2006 as a registered dental assistant. After 12 years, she advanced her career to focus primarily on the preventive maintenance of oral healthcare. Janelle loves being a dental hygienist, empowering patients by educating them in a relaxed comfortable environment and offering advice on products to help achieve strong healthy gums and beautiful smiles. When she’s not in the clinic, you will find her outdoors either hiking or traveling, but her main passion in life is art. Turning two hobbies into part time careers, as a makeup artist and interior decorator, she keeps her ongoing artistic nature happy and well balanced.
Lisa Easton, Reception
Lisa joined the Admin team at Lake Chaparral Dental Care in 2015, bringing 20 years of business experience with her.
When the office closes, Lisa looks forward to time outdoors with her husband and two children. They like to ski, hike, bike and take camping excursions across Canada and the US.