OUR DENTAL CARE TEAM
Marla - Office Manager
Prior to joining our clinic in 2013, Marla spent many years helping people with their finances and supervising a team. Marla enjoys working with the computer systems and ensuring our data is accurate and organized. Marla maintains an efficient clinic and ensures our patients' receive the best possible experience. Marla enjoys getting to know the patients and helping them in any way she can.
Lana - Receptionist
Lana moved to Saskatoon in 2006 from her family farm, where she grew up her whole life! She went to school to be Medical Office Assistant and has since worked in the dental industry. Lana is a superstar when it comes to making patients feel at ease. She has worked in dental administration for 12 years prior to becoming a proud mama of 2! When she isn't hard at work, she enjoys spending time with her family, travelling, camping and sewing clothes!
Lamanda - Receptionist
Lamanda moved to Saskatoon from Moose Jaw in 2018 and brings to our clinic a positive attitude and many years of customer service experience. Lamanda is a proud mom of four who enjoys spending time with her family, going for walks, taking the kids to the park, swimming and movie nights.
Kyla - Registered Dental Assistant
Kyla knew she wanted to work in the dental field since she was 8 years old. She grew up on a small acreage just north of Warman. Kyla has her Care Aid course and worked at a care home facility for many years prior to taking her RDA (Registered Dental Assistant) course. In her free time, Kyla loves fishing and snowmobiling at the lake with her friends and family.
Morgan - Registered Dental Assistant
Morgan completed the dental assisting program in 2018. She enjoys dentistry and her friendly personality is comforting to patients. Morgan is originally from La Ronge and moved to Saskatoon after she graduated. Morgan enjoys spending time up north with her family and friends and she loves drinking mint tea and beading!
Marta - Dental Aid
Marta has a degree in nursing and has extensive experience working as a dental nurse. While born and raised in Ukraine, Marta moved to Canada with her family and joined the Guardian Dental Care team in 2012. Marta never stops developing her professional skills and acquiring new knowledge. In addition to her nursing degree, Marta received a certificate in Phlebotomy after attending multiple courses in Saskatchewan Polytechnic in 2014. Her medical background and phlebotomy skills vastly contribute to a dental surgery practice.
As a dental aid, Marta is passionate about her work, and her priority is to provide high-quality dental care making patients feel comfortable and confident in the service they receive. In her spare time, Marta enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, and playing with her sons.
Jessie - Registered Dental Hygienist
Jessie was born and raised in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan. Following high school graduation, she followed her sister, who was a clinical assistant, into the dental field. After working as a clinical assistant for 3 years, she decided to pursue a different field of work and was employed for three years as a pharmacy assistant. It was then she decided, she missed the dental field and went back to school to study dental hygiene. She graduated with a Dental Hygiene diploma with Great distinction in 2011.
Upon graduation, she moved to Edmonton, to begin her dental hygiene career. There she worked in a clinic which followed a more natural, biological approach to dentistry. She is excited to put the knowledge she learned at this clinic, into practice at Guardian Dental Care.
In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her son and partner, working out at the gym, learning about nutrition and wellness and travelling to sunshine and beaches.
She is excited to see clients at Guardian Dental Care and help them achieve optimal oral health.
Cheryl - Registered Dental Hygienist
Cheryl's career in the dental field began in 1981. She worked as a Dental Therapist with the Saskatchewan Dental Plan for 6 years. In 1989, Cheryl graduated as a Registered Dental Hygienist, and has worked with Dr. Knudsen since 2009. Away from work, Cheryl enjoys traveling, gardening and spending time with her two adult children.
Candace - Registered Dental Hygienist
Candace very much enjoys her chosen profession. She started her dental journey as a dental assistant in 1989 in the Northern Dental Program. Candace to this day still enjoys the beauty of the Northern Lights. Candace returned to school and completed motherhood and a diploma in dental hygiene at the same time. Having twin boys in her first semester of school turned out to be a bit of a challenge.
Candace along with her BEST half Grant, have made Saskatoon their home. She believes your SMILE is your SUPERPOWER and she has traveled to other countries to help others with their smiles. Candace has volunteered in the Philipines, Vietnam ( 2 trips) and Nepal. Candace and her husband love to travel and explore. Candace loves her family, her pets, cooking and beautiful sunsets. TOOTHFULLY, Candace is very happy to be working with the Guardian Dental Care family.