- Katie Konopada
Katie began her dental career early on in life. Her father, Dr. Nick Konopada, practices as a dentist and helped Katie become introduced to dentistry and how to put patients first. Katie then obtained her Diploma of Dental Hygiene at the College of New Caledonia, graduating with Honors in 2008. She worked as a dental hygienist in several towns and cities in Northern BC, including Prince George, Vanderhoof and Quesnel. A highlight of her career was when she moved to Smithers, BC in 2010 and began a career with a large dental team at Driftwood Dental. Here Katie received specialized education and training on TMD(temporomandibular joint disorder) as well as high-level communication and inter-personal skills. Moving to Calgary in 2014, Katie has again been growing her professional experience.
Katie continues to be passionate about providing individualized care to patients every day. She especially enjoys nutritional counselling, tobacco cessation counselling, and helping patients set and achieve oral and systemic health goals. Katie speaks two languages, English and Russian, and is willing to communicate in either language to improve access to dental care.
Continuing education is a primary focus of Katie's career as a dental hygienist. She is a member of the College of Registered Dental Hygienists of Alberta and the Canadian Dental Hygienists' Association. By regularly self-evaluating her knowledge and skill levels, Katie is able to select continuing education courses and seminars that best help her grow professionally.
Along with providing the best-quality oral health care to patients, Katie loves doing community volunteer activities, photography, and spending time with family and friends. She also is passionate about hiking in the beautiful Rocky Mountains!
Noren was born and raised in Calgary where she obtained her BSc in Biological Sciences prior to moving to Toronto to complete the dental hygiene program.
Noren is dedicated to providing excellent client centered care. she enjoys meeting new people every day and educating people about their oral health in order for them to achieve and maintain optimal oral health.
She really enjoys working with the team at Foothills Dental Group since everyone's goal is to provide the highest standard of care to each patient. Outside the office, Noren loves soccer, reading and travelling.
Oana was born and raised in Romania. She moved to Canada in 2000 with her parents. She graduated from Durham College in Ontario. Oana and her fiancé moved to Calgary in 2014. She is a Certified Level II Dental Assistant. She has been in the Dental Assisting profession for 5 years. She loves working with people and being part of the Foothills Dental Group team. She works alongside Dr.Abdul and believes that providing good treatment to patients and making patients feel comfortable is very important.
When Oana is not at the office she enjoys hanging out with family and friends, going hiking with her fiancé and playing with makeup. Oana loves being a Dental Assistant and is excited to be part of the Foothills Dental Group. She looks forward to seeing you at your next appointment.
Jana grew up in Medicine Hat, Alberta with her parents and 3 siblings. She recently graduated from Medicine Hat College, earning her Diploma in Police and Security. She is very interested in problem-solving, conflict resolution and de-escalating high-stress situations.
Jana loves working with people and encountering new personalities each day, which is what makes working at Foothills Dental Group so rewarding.
While not at work, Jana enjoys spending as much time as possible with her family - especially her adorable nephew. She would be happy to assist you in scheduling your next visit and addressing any questions you may have about our office!