At Spring Dental, our entire staff is dedicated to exceeding your expectations. We look forward to helping you in your dental and oral health needs. Meet the team who will make your dental experience a pleasant one.
Dr. Rahim Ali - Dentist
Dr. Ali was born in the United Kingdom and later moved to Canada when he was sixteen. He completed three years towards a mathematics degree at the University of British Columbia before getting into dental school at the University of Alberta. He received a Bachelor of Medical Sciences in 2003 and Doctor of Dental Surgery with Honors in 2005.
Dr. Ali worked in private practice as an associate dentist from 2005 until 2013 in New Westminster, Vancouver and Delta (all in British Columbia). He also taught in the clinic to dental assisting students at CDI College for four years while he was living in BC. He and his family moved to Wetaskiwin in 2013.
Dr. Ali’s many interests include restorative and preventive dentistry. He always tells his patients “an ounce of prevention equals a pound of cure.” In his spare time he enjoys swimming, yoga, trying different cuisines and spending quality time with his family.
Simone - Registered Dental Assistant
Simone was born in Red Deer, Alberta and grew up in Wetaskiwin. She completed her dental assisting diploma in 1998 from KDM Health Careers at the age of 20 and has been working as a dental assistant for 17 years, 10 of those with Spring Dental. Simone enjoys working with patients and treasures the relationships she builds with them.
She is married and has two daughters and two dogs (Oliver and Walter). Simone enjoys spending time with her friends and family, watching both her girls participate in dance competitions, reading, walking her dog and golfing.
Jay - Registered Dental Assistant
Jay was born in India and moved to Canada in 2013. He received a Bachelor of Dental Surgery degree from India in 2011 and later completed his dental assisting diploma in 2014 from Fanshawe College in London, Ontario. Jay has been working as a dental assistant since 2014 and joined the Spring Dental team that same year. He Enjoys working as a dental assistant because he likes to see patients return and to provide them with good service.
In his free time Jay enjoys working out, keeping up to date with the news, watching movies and listening to music.
Tanya - Registered Dental Hygientist
Tanya was born in Saskatchewan, but moved to Lethbridge after high school where she lived for two years. She then moved to Edmonton but has since relocated to the County of Wetaskiwin. Tanya completed her dental assisting diploma in 2002 from KDM Dental College in Edmonton and in 2009 completed her Dental Hygiene Diploma from CIDH in Hamilton, Ontario. She worked as a dental assistant for a number of years, but has worked as a Registered Dental Hygienist since 2009, joining the Spring Dental team in 2015.
Tanya is married and has a daughter and a son, who keep her busy with all of their activities. She also enjoys working in her large vegetable garden, cooking/baking and learning to sew.
Sam - Office Manager/Receptionist
Sam was born in Karachi, Pakistan and moved to Canada in 2009. She completed a Bachelor of Science with a specialization in Computers and Networking from Iqra University in 2006. In 2008, she furthered her education and completed a Master’s degree in Telecommunications, where she also was awarded the Gold Medal.
Sam completed the dental receptionist program in 2012 from British Columbia Institute of Technology. Her past work experiences include IT Compliance Officer at Citibank Pakistan from 2006 until 2009 and an Information Analyst at Rogers Communications from 2009 until 2011.
In her free time Sam enjoys working out, yoga, listening to music and spending quality time with her family.