Meet Our Dedicated Team of Dentists
Dr. Ulka Parmar, DMD
Dr. Ulka Parmar is a 1996 graduate of the Faculty of Dentistry and Medicine at the University of Saskatchewan. Upon completing her degree and in that same year, she returned to Calgary where she began practicing dentistry at Sunridge Mall Dental Clinic. In 2002, Dr. Parmar became co-owner alongside Dr. Gunadi Wibowo and the two went on in 2010 to open a second practice in the neighbourhood of Skyview Ranch in northeast Calgary. In the south of the city, the passion of Drs. Parmar and Wibowo for providing excellence in patient care has expanded to Strathcona Dental Works where it's individual care, one smile at a time.
Although Dr. Parmar practices in all areas of general dentistry, she particularly likes working with children and devotes several days of the month to exclusively seeing her younger patients. Cultivating long-lasting, personal relationships with patients is one of her favourite aspects of dentistry. Recognizing that each patient is an individual, Dr. Parmar's personalized approach includes tailored treatment planning, patient education, and encourages patients to be active participants in their oral health programs.
A proud Calgarian since 1996 Dr. Parmar enjoys spending time with her husband and two daughters. She also enjoys pastimes such as travelling, playing golf and skiing. Fluent in English and Gujarati, her love of travel has taken her overseas where she has had the opportunity to provide dental care to communities in need, most recently in Peru.
Dr. Parmar is an active member of the Canadian Dental Association, the Alberta Dental Association and College, the Calgary Distinct Dental Society, and other dental study and collaborative groups in Calgary.
Dr. Sung Hwang, DMD
Dr. Sung Hwang, DMD, grew up in the Eastern Townships of Quebec. He attended the University of Montreal and received his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree in 2012. He is fluent in English, French and Korean.
He continues to update his dental knowledge by regularly attending conferences and courses nationally and internationally.
He enjoys volunteering with CUPS (Calgary Urban Project Society) where he offers free dental surgery treatments for the less fortunate of Calgary. He also likes to do short-term missions to help people in foreign countries. Dr.Hwang loves the simple things of life and hiking.
Dr. Brandon Hiang, DMD
Dr. Brandon, as most of his patients know him, has been practicing in Calgary since March 2011. Prior to coming to the prairies, Dr. Brandon lived on the west coast for 28 years, where he graduated from the Faculty of Dentistry at UBC. A Vancouverite at heart, he has come to appreciate Calgary for its friendly people, clean air, and beautiful backyard. He will even root for the Flames as long as they're not playing the Canucks. On the weekends he can be found in the mountains hiking and snowboarding during the day, and trying one of Calgary's many eateries at night.
Dr. Brandon firmly believes in making every visit as positive as possible. He knows that being in the dental chair can be a stressful experience so he does what he can to make patients feel comfortable and relaxed, sometimes with a joke, and sometimes with a tune - he doesn't whistle while he works but you might catch him humming along with the radio! His patient-centred style of dentistry extends to his treatment planning and work, where the patient's best interest is always his first priority.
Our Dental Team
Jennifer is our Office Administrator. With nearly 30 years in dentistry, including many years as a dental assistant, she has the knowledge and experience to answer any questions patients may have about their treatment. Her amazing people skills are why she is commonly known as Ms. Congeniality with both patients and our team.
Donna's title is Office Manager but she is much more than that. She is the person who always knows the right answer, or question, for us when we are at a loss. In short, she is a friend you can lean on and a person you can trust. She will often contact a patient, new or old, to see how they are feeling as a part of our dental family and she helps us keep to our vision of truly "Individual Care, One Smile at a Time". Donna is looking forward to getting to know you.
Priscilla is one of our office administrators. She is dedicated in guiding you through all the processes necessary for you to achieve your dental objectives. Any administrative needs or just a friendly hello, will readily be provided to you with a smile. Priscilla is happy to help you with any dental questions that you might have, whether it be related to dental treatment, scheduling or financial arrangements.
Originally from Brazil, Patricia came to Canada over 10 years ago to brave the Canadian climate and raise a family. She not only knows how important it is to dress in layers, she has become rather adept at packing healthy school lunches! A bookkeeper by trade, Patricia has been a apart of our team at Strathcona for 2 years, where she dedicates her valuable bookkeeping and administrative experience.
Liana is proud to be one of the registered dental hygienists here at Strathcona Dental Works. Prior to graduating at the top of her dental hygiene class, she had previous education and experience in dental lab technology and received her bachelor's degree in biological sciences. In addition to caring for each patient's periodontal and preventive needs, she loves connecting with patients and educating them on their oral health needs. She also loves to make time for traveling, dancing, volunteering and enjoying a good piece of cake!
Susan is our Office Administrator. She and her family have been patients since moving back to Calgary in 2006 and she loves being part of the team at Strathcona Dental Works. Susan looks forward to serving you and your family.
Kahla, who graduated from the Vancouver College of Dental Hygiene, loves being one of the Registered Dental Hygienists here at Strathcona Dental Works. She was born and raised in Calgary and worked as a Dental Assistant before completing her Dental Hygiene program, where she received the Clinical Excellence Award. Kahla is passionate about working together with her patients to help them reach their oral health goals. Outside of the dental office she enjoys a wide range of activities including: skiing, soccer, wakeboarding and playing the piano. She also loves to spend time with her new puppy, Harley. Kahla looks forward to meeting and working with you soon!
Kirsten is a Registered Dental Assistant who brings a vast knowledge of dentistry to our team. Kirsten has been in the dental industry for 23 years! She is our Clinic Coordinator, who leads us in providing excellent customer care and service while assisting the dentists. Kirsten has a very good sense of humour; she often has the team and patients laughing. Kirsten has a great love for family, when not in the office you can count on her to be spending time with them. She loves travelling and being out in the sunshine! Kirsten looks forward to meeting you soon.
Shrushti is a Registered Dental Assistant. Shrushti joined our "Dental Family" in 2015. Over the past while she has learned a lot about the world of dentistry. Shrushti first held the role of an IPC Sterilization Assistant where she became a valued team member who could often be found offering a helping hand in the clinic. Shrushti was very interested in the dental industry and went to KDM College to study and has recently graduated, rejoining our team in the capacity of a Registered Dental Assistant. When Shrushti is not in the office she loves to spend time with her family and friends.