Dr. Kim Boldt
Wife, Mother, Friend, General Dentist
Two main reasons why I became a dentist in the first place are:
When I was a child I had less-than-fun experiences with the dental therapists who worked out of my elementary school in Saskatchewan, and thought I could do better.
When I was in high school I admired my dentist who used her vacation time to go overseas and do free dental work for underprivileged people.
I have been on two dental mission trips (to Honduras and Sri Lanka) and continue to strive to be empathetic and enthusiastic with all patients, especially children.
How becoming a dentist improved my own health:
I was unaware that it is not normal nor healthy for gums to bleed, so I started flossing daily, taking food supplements, and breathing through my nose.
In addition to causing dried-out lips and bleeding gums, my lifelong chronic mouth-breathing had led to recurrent colds and ear infections, snoring, itchy hands, and the inability to run for long or to swim underwater.
Once I started using dental trainers and expansion appliances to widen my own smile and airway, I could finally breathe though my nose and my quality of life improved greatly. Now I love running, singing, the ocean and watching my nose-breathing daughters dance!
Living and practising in Summerside is a dream come true. I’m delighted to chat with you at the school, grocery store, beach club or anywhere in our growing community!
Dr. Laheeb Quddusi
Comedian, Film Artist, General Dentist
Graduating with a Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Dental Surgery at the University of Alberta, Laheeb is passionate about preventive dentistry and making the dental experience comfortable when patients are anxious about visiting the dentist. Service to others and community is an important aspect of his work ethic. He presented oral health workshops at schools and traveled to Guatemala in 2013 with a team of dental professionals providing needed care.
In 2012, Laheeb was a semi-finalist on Canada's Got Talent for comedic impressions. See his performance and videos on Youtube!
Dr. Antonella Trache
General Dentist with practice limited to Oral Surgery
I graduated from dentistry from the University of Alberta in 1993. While still in dental school, I joined the Canadian Armed Forces as a dental officer. The military afforded me a vast array of memorable and valuable experiences from both professional and personal perspectives. After practicing general dentistry for 11 years, I was selected to undertake postgraduate studies in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the University of Texas. The 4 year program was intensive, covering clinic-based and hospital based cases in dentoalveolar surgery and trauma surgery. I returned to Canada in 2008 as the Atlantic Region Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon in Halifax. In 2010, I was posted back home to Edmonton as the Western Region Oral and Maxillofacial Trauma Surgeon at the Role 3 Multinational Hospital at Kandahar Air Base. After a military career that spanned over 2 decades, I decided to take my release from the Canadian Forces as of December 10, 2013. I continue to enjoy dentistry and involvement in patient treatment, and it will be my privilege to be able to address your dentoalveolar, pre-prosthetic and dental implant surgery needs as part of your overall comprehensive oral care and health.
I hold general practice dental licenses in Alberta and Newfoundland and Labrador, as well as a specialty license in Newfoundland and Labrador. I am and Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support instructor with the Canadian Heart and Stroke Foundation and a provider in Advanced Trauma Life Support. I have been invited to present of number of lectures and workshops in my field to various military and civilian organizations and study clubs throughout the country.
My partner, John, and I are raising a spirited and very active 10 year old daughter. In our spare time, we love to cook and travel. My daughter and I also bond over passion for drawing and painting, which we find to be a very relaxing and enjoyable hobby.
Dr. Nina Valiushka
My name is Dr. Nina Valiushka and I graduated from the Belarussian State Medical University Dental School in 1993 with Distinction. Soon after finishing the Clinical Residency at the University Hospital, I became a clinical instructor at the dental school as well as maintained my private practice.
Dentistry is a passion for my whole family, with me being a third generation dentist and my daughter going on to be the fourth! She will graduate from the University of Melbourne Dental school in 2019.
In 2005, I moved to Canada with my two gorgeous children, and in 2014 I completed the National Dental Examining Board of Canada Equivalency process to practice dentistry in Canada. I thoroughly enjoy all aspects of the dental field, especially working with children of all ages, doing endodontic procedures as well as cosmetic dentistry. I am a very family oriented individual, and I am grateful for the amazing friends that I have in my life. In my spare time I love gardening and pride myself on having a beautiful orchid collection. I enjoy traveling and meeting new people while experiencing different cultures. I love animals, and have a brilliant West Highland Terrier at home, who is really like a third child to me.
Dr. Marisa Haraphongse
We are pleased to welcome Dr. Marisa Haraphongse to our team at Summerside Dental!
Dr. Haraphongse graduated from the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry in 1994. After practicing in Minnesota for 8 years, she returned home to Edmonton and has practiced General Dentistry in Edmonton for the last 14 years. Dr. Haraphongse’s hobbies include spending time with her family and travelling – especially to Disneyland where she is the proud owner of an annual park pass.
Having been married to Dr. Kim for 22 years, Curtis has been involved at Summerside Dental since we opened in 2007. With a background in marketing and finance, in 2016 Curtis transitioned from a career in the printing industry to working full time at Summerside Dental where he focuses on numbers and business development.
Registered Dental Assistant
Habiba is originally from Rwanda, Africa and studied dental assisting at CDI College in Montreal. She graduated in 2006 and has been working at Summerside Dental since 2013. She enjoy's working with our patients especially with the CEREC crowns and implants. Habiba is happily married and has three children. She enjoy's cooking and baking.
Registered Dental Assistant
Tiffany graduated from the dental assisting program at KDM Dental College in 2011. She is from a large family of 7 children, making her kindhearted, caring and compassionate. Tiffany is happily married to her highschool sweetheart. No children yet, just their puppy named Vader. She enjoys baking tasty treats, gardening and spending time with her family.
Registered Dental Assistant
While growing up, Parth was interested in Arts and Science. He chose dental field as it combined both the arts & the science. Originally from India, Parth graduated in 2012 as a Bachelor of dental Surgery (B.D.S.) in India. After moving to Canada, Parth decided to get more exposure in the dental field and graduated as a RDA from Durham College, Oshawa in 2013.
Parth is enthusiastic about newer digital technology in dentistry. He is trained in most of the aspects of general dentistry and particularly likes to work with children. His empathetic nature with humorous attitude makes patient feel at ease.
Parth likes reading, movies, sports & spending time with his family and friends in his free time.
Registered Dental Hygienist
Prior to becoming a Dental Hygienist Kendra worked as a Registered Dental Assistant. Shortly after she wanted to further her education and pursue her goal of becoming a Dental Hygienist. She attended the Toronto College Of Dental Hygiene and Auxiliaries and graduated in 2011. Kendra's love for dental hygiene fuels her desire to provide an important service to our patients. She enjoys the opportunity to help our patients understand why complete oral care is so beneﬁcial to their overall health.
Registered Dental Hygienist
Kayla is a gentle, compassionate person who grew up in Camrose and graduated with honors from the Toronto College of Dental Hygiene. She feel's that wearing her magnification glasses with illumination helps her clean teeth with excellence. Children are especially comfortable with her. Kayla enjoy's soccer, her dog, and the Blue Jays.
Lupe has been at Summerside Dental since November of 2016. She has been in the dental field for the past 3 years and has enjoyed learning new aspects of it. Her enthusiasm will put a smile on your face when she is helping you with dental insurance and booking appointments.
On her free time she has taken Improv Classes with Rapid Fire Theater, she enjoys doing sports, hanging out with her friends and family, and loves going to concerts and music festivals.
Leah has been working in the dental field for 6 years both in administration and sterilization. She feels excellent patient care starts from the moment you walk into the office and she strives to make everyone feel comfortable and taken care of.
During her free time, Leah enjoys staying active, going to the farmers market, and exploring new coffee shops around Edmonton.
Janet joined our team at Summerside Dental in February and is one of the first smiling faces you will see when you arrive at our clinic. Janet has been in the dental field for 12 years and enjoys assisting all of our guests with scheduling, insurance and the financial details of their treatment.
When she is not working, Janet loves camping, cheering on the Oilers and spoiling her nieces and nephew.