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.
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.
Tasha - Receptionist
Tasha is born and raised in Saskatoon, SK, BUT she is not a fan of the colder months! She started in the dental industry in 2019 and is really enjoying her new career choice as a Dental Receptionist. Away from work, Tasha enjoys spending time with her children, grandchildren, extended family, and friends. In the summer months, you will find Tasha at the lake camping as much as possible. Tasha is looking forward to a new challenge and is excited to be a part of the Guardian Dental Care team.
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.
Kailey - Registered Dental Assistant
Kailey grew up on a farm near a small town called Baldwinton, SK. Kailey is a huge fan of learning new things, especially about teeth. When she's not here taking care of our patients, you will find her at the gym, hanging with friends and family, and playing with her cat Niven, or getting an Iced Chai Tea Latte from Starbucks!
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.
Kristal - Dental Therapist/RDA
Kristal's dental career began at Sask Polytech Regina in 2000 as a Dental Assistant and quickly grew a passion for anything and everything related to teeth.
In 2005, she expanded her dental knowledge and abilities at the National School of Dental Therapy within the First Nations University in Prince Albert, SK. Providing dental treatment to community members of all ages was a rewarding dental and cultural experience for Kristal.
Away from the clinic, Kristal spends time with her husband, three kids, and two cats. The family enjoys fishing/ice fishing, boating, camping and swimming, mainly spending their time at Candle Lake during the summer months.