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Andrea completed her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree at the University of British Columbia in 2008, and she has been the proud owner and principal dentist of Suter Brook Dental Group ever since.
Andrea prides herself on providing a comfortable environment for her patients and staff. Whether it is achieved by empowering patients with education about dental procedures, or through the use of safe, predictable sedation services, Dr. Dernisky – along with her friendly, competent support staff – ensures that every patient feels like they are a part of our growing family.
Creating healthy, confident smiles is Andrea’s goal for each and every patient. Her modern practices offer a myriad of dental treatment, ranging from basic restorative and hygiene procedures, to sinus lifts with bone augmentation and implant placement. She aims to be able to provide all dental services anyone could ever possibly require at her two convenient locations.
Andrea is the proud mother of two wonderful little men, Arshan and Aran, and a little princess, Arya. She and her husband, who also practices dentistry, love traveling abroad and cheering on the Canucks as a family.
Dr. Murielle Arsenault – is a graduate of Dalhousie University in Halifax. She has completed a general practice residency in pediatrics at the IWK Children’s Health Centre, as well as outreach work in Tanzania, the Canadian Territories and most recently in Vancouver’s Downtown East side. Murielle sits on the board of the non-for-profit dental clinic, Strathcona Health Services. She is also an active member of an RV Tucker gold study club. In her spare time she likes bike riding and tending to her veggie garden.
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Dr. Amir Ajar graduated from McGill University with a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc) in Anatomy in 1991 and a Doctor of Dental Surgery (D.D.S.) in 1995. Upon completion of his degree, Dr. Ajar focused on dental surgery and postgraduate training in hospital programs designed to improve his surgical skills. These involved rotations in departments of oral and maxillofacial surgery, anesthesiology, internal medicine, general surgery, emergency medicine, surgical intensive care, and pain medicine.
Since moving to the Lower Mainland in 2004, his practice focuses specifically on dental surgery and implants using all forms of sedation. Dr. Ajar has lectured at the University of British Columbia, the University of Alberta, the University of Calgary, and McGill University. He currently serves as an instructor at the Faculty of Dentistry at UBC. He holds memberships in the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology and the International Congress of Oral Implantologists.
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Danielle graduated from the Canadian Institute of Dental Hygiene in 2005, and has been the head hygienist at Suter Brook Dental Group since 2010. Her gentle touch and genuine compassion for her patients provide a satisfying dental experience at every cleaning visit. Her favorite part of dentistry is working in a friendly and welcoming office environment where patients feel comfortable. Outside of dentistry, Danielle enjoys hiking, snowboarding, and spending time with her friends and family, including her handsome chocolate lab, Duey.
Amberly graduated from the University of the Fraser Valley Dental Hygiene program in 2011. She prides herself on empowering her patients through education, and is enthusiastic in discussing all aspects of dentistry with her patients. Travelling abroad is an important part of Amberly’s life. She has already been to 16 countries and spent 2 years backpacking throughout Europe and South America. She incorporated her passion for hygiene into her travels, spending time treating and educating patients in rural Guatemala. In her spare time, Amberly enjoys hiking, camping, and even running half marathons!
Parveen graduated from the dental hygiene program at George Brown College in Toronto, Ontario in 2010. She has always known that she would like to work in the dental field since she was in Middle School. She started off as a receptionist but had the great opportunity to start her hygiene career in July 2014. She loves to get to know her patients and see them smile. She takes pride in educating and answering any dental related questions patients may have. Parveen discovered a passion for art in grade 7 and loves to draw and paint in her spare time. She loves to travel and discover all the beauty that other destinations have to offer. She also loves to hang out with her family and friends, read, camping and working out.
Rita has been working with Suterbrook Dental since 2014. Her interest in dentistry started when she became a patient of ours. She was inspired to become a certified dental assistant, and is so happy to have now joined the team! Her favourite part of dentistry is being able to interact with people everyday, making them feel comfortable and seeing their smile transformation.
Outside of dentistry, Rita enjoys travelling, hiking, yoga and spending time with friends and family including her three pets Moose, Monty and Tuna!
Michaela graduated from the Certified Dental Assisting program at VCC in 2012, and has been working in the dental field since. She prides herself on having a comforting chair side manor, making the experience of going to the dentist as pleasant as she can for her patients. She is thrilled to be part of a caring and energetic team, and enjoys seeing her workmates smile just as much as she loves seeing her patients smile. Outside of dentistry, Michaela enjoys trying new things, painting, reading and eating good food.
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Heather is a new addition to our team. She did her practicum with us and became a welcome addition to our family. She graduated as a CDA from VCC in 2016. Her favourite part about dentistry is getting to meet so many people and help them maintain a happy and healthy smile. In her spare time, she enjoys doing yoga, getting outside, and spending time with her dog Coco.
Barb’s fascination with dentistry began at a young age, with her mother being a certified dental assistant. Since joining our team, and after witnessing various smile transformations in our patients, she has become ever more passionate about this profession. When Barb is not brushing or flossing, you’ll find her playing sports and traveling abroad. She is an avid softball, volleyball and dodgeball player, and loves both water skiing and downhill skiing. Her future goals include exploring every continent on the planet and continuing to volunteer for various organizations in the lower mainland.
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Kylee is the vibrant manager of our team, and is capable of helping out in every position within the office. She developed a love for dentistry right out of high school and enrolled in the Dental Administrative course immediately after graduation. Kylee takes pride in helping people make sense of the complicated world of dentistry. She is exceptional at making patients’ insurance plans work for them optimally, and at explaining and coordinating treatments. Kylee loves to spend time camping, boating and scrapbooking, and of course spending time with her beautiful daughter Ava.