Our Team

We understand that trust is earned. Avalon Dental has been doing just that in Edmonton, Alberta since 1986.

MEET OUR DENTAL TEAM

Dr. Misha Susoeff, B. Meds Sc, D.D.S

OWNER AND DENTIST

When I graduated in 2006, the U of A dental program asked me to stay on as a clinical instructor. The highest form of learning is teaching—and I learned a lot.

I design lifelong treatment plans, thinking ahead, so each option is positive today and also later in life. My joy is caring for families. It’s an honour to treat a patient and also look after their grandparents, parents, and children. Dentistry is relationships. They grow deeper with each generation.

Dr. Mahsa Rostami, B.HSc, D.M.D

DENTIST

I earned a Bachelor of Science with Honors from the University of Toronto before receiving a Doctorate Degree from Tufts School of Dental Medicine in Boston. I completed my General Practice Residency program at Montefiore Medical Center in Bronx, New York. I am committed to providing the highest quality care that is comprehensive with gentleness and compassion. I am passionate about postdoctoral study and I am constantly taking continuing education courses in surgery, endodontics, implant surgery and Invisalign to learn new and innovative techniques in general dentistry.

I was raised in Toronto, Canada and I have recently relocated to Edmonton. I am fluent in Persian (Farsi), as I am originally from Tehran, Iran. I enjoy travelling around the world to explore different cultures. I am open to always learning about new things. You will find me spending time with family, cooking, dancing, playing tennis and going to the gym in my free time.

Dr. Sher Shah, D.D.S

DENTIST

My career has been an adventure. I studied at Trinity College in Dublin and practiced briefly in Ireland. Then my quest began: I packed my bags, hit the road and didn’t stop until I reached Alberta. For two and a half years, I served the small community of Slave Lake. I then moved to Edmonton, a city with character and amiable people.

The adventure bug hasn’t left me completely, but now I am happy hiking or going on a road trip when I take a break from my craft. Dentistry is the science of applied arts. You’re a surgeon, a jeweler, and an artist all at once.

Dr. Sher Shah is currently in prosthodontist specialty school

 

Christie

REGISTERED DENTAL HYGIENIST & TREATMENT PLAN COORDINATOR

My hobbies include learning about and trying different wines. Playing golf (as much as possible in Edmonton’s short season), yoga, and barre. I’m also an adventurer who so far has traveled to 31 countries. I caught the travel bug early on, and it’s not going away anytime soon.

My desire to explore new places and learn new things started with Girl Guides. I’ve been involved with the organization for more than 25 years and am currently a district guider. I have a furry best friend, that would be Molly – a Border Collie cross who’s always by my side.

Sukhi

REGISTERED DENTAL ASSISTANT

I love the clinic’s positive atmosphere. It radiates from every person and throughout every square foot. Smiles drew me to the dental profession and shaped my career at Avalon. I enjoy seeing a genuine smile in and out of the clinic.

When I am not working, I garden, practice yoga, and spend time with my two children. I also volunteer in my community, teaching Punjabi and spending weekends as an administrator in a Punjabi Sunday School.

Alyssa

REGISTERED DENTAL HYGIENIST

I’m passionate about interior design, 3D modelling, crocheting, video games, and growing as a person and professionally. My boyfriend has two dogs, one of which is just a puppy. My three siblings live in Vancouver, Red Deer, and Toronto. I’m also an auntie to the nicest nephew in the world.

To me, it’s important to give back to all members of our community. In the future, I can see myself volunteering as a hygienist at the Boyle Street Dental Centre.

Elicia

REGISTERED DENTAL ASSISTANT

I grew up in Moncton, NB and studied to become a Dental Assistant at Oulton College. I graduated with honours in 2012 and moved to Edmonton where my husband and I started our family of two boys, two dogs, and two cats.

I believe the most important thing in a Dental practice is patient education. At Avalon Dental, we provide education on treatment and financial options, dental products, and identify which options would be best for each of our patients.

  1. My favourite colour is purple
  2. I am very competitive at games and my favourite game is RukShuk.
  3. I love working with kids and doing dental presentations at schools and daycares.

Sabrina

REGISTERED DENTAL HYGIENIST

Getting to interact with our amazing patients every day is the best part of my job.

When I am not working, I spend time with my husband of 12 years, our 18-month-old daughter, and our dog, who is 110 pounds of black, furry glory. I bake, cook, swim and get crafty with fun projects. I’m a die-hard, rabid Oilers fan, who bleeds orange and blue. When I can, I bird watch, although work and family don’t leave a lot of time for binoculars. And I am festive–at the office and at home. If you see balloons, streamers, and odd stuffed animals positioned about, it’s me, going all out with my decorating.

Nikita

SENIOR ADMINISTRATOR AND TREATMENT COORDINATOR

Ensuring everyone has a positive experience at Avalon Dental from the moment they walk in the door until after after they leave is important to me. I am passionate about making people smile, and helping them have healthy, happy mouths is a great starting point to achieving that! Over the past 10 years I have taken on many roles including Hygiene Coordinator, Administration, Treatment Coordinator and Accounts Coordinator.


My other passion is early learning! I am a teacher at a nearby school and a Spark unit guider with Girl Guides of Canada.

“If you see someone without a smile, give them one of yours” – Nikita 

Crystal

Treatment Plan Coordinator

I graduated from Dental Assisting at NAIT in 1998 and continued both assisting and dental reception for many years until venturing into work with the Federal government and account management in private corporate. Originally from Whitecourt, I have lived in many places all around northern Alberta, and am a small town girl by heart. I settled down and bought a place in Edmonton a few years ago and soon found I wanted to go back to my original passion in dentistry, this time focused in the administration side. My experience provides me a wealth of knowledge in dental procedures, treatment options, insurance and finances. I find so much enjoyment in helping people understand the best treatment options for their oral health, and will always take the extra time to help explain in detail treatment and finances so everyone can make the best choices to be confident in their health and put their best smile forward.

In my free time you will find me out dancing up a storm in my Ukrainian Dance, as well as pursuing my passion of health and wellness with Arbonne, volunteering at seniors lodges and getting involved in many causes close to my heart.

Mikehiela

Registered Dental Hygienist

I’ve been a patient at Avalon Dental since I was 4 years old, and my WONDERFUL cleanings with my hygienist Sabrina sparked my interest in dental hygiene. I have always had a passion for human anatomy.

I started my dental career after graduating my dental hygiene program in Toronto in 2018 with honours, and applied at Avalon Immediately upon landing the airplane. I believe in comprehensive, individualized dental care and building great relationships with all of my clients, so I am very excited to have started my career with such a wonderful family here at Avalon where they share the same philosophy.

I spend my free time at the gym or anywhere I can release my craziness, painting, and laughing at my own jokes. I originate from lower mainland British Columbia so I LOVE being outside and the smell of rain.

I plan on having 10 kids so my partner and i can play 5 on 5 basketball with 2 subs each. My greatest pride is being told I look like the Disney Princess, Merida.

Rachel

Registered Dental Hygienist

I’m one of the hygienists here at Avalon and am happy to have found such an awesome team. I’ve been working in the dental industry for over 8 years. I began my career as an orthodontic dental assistant in 2011, and loved helping my patients achieve their perfect smile. I eventually made a career change and transitioned to dental hygiene. I enjoy working with my patients to achieve optimal oral health and aim to make each dental experience as comfortable as possible!

In my spare time I’m often walking my dog in the river valley, staying active in the gym, traveling with my fiancee, and baking. I’m also a huge animal lover so be prepared to show me pictures of your pets!!!

Roisin

Dental Administrator

I started working reception at Avalon Dental in 2018, I love getting to meet new people and building relationships with all our patients. I was born in Ireland and I moved to Edmonton 5 years ago with my fiancée. I have since had a career change into dental admin which was the best decision. We have a super friendly, fun and positive atmosphere at Avalon. It really is like home away from home.

I love to travel and explore new places. When I’m not working I’m normally with my fiancée, my 2 year old son, who loves being outside or swimming and our 3yr old black lab retriever dog who has energy for days.

Leslie Susoeff

Chief Financial Officer

I feel truly blessed to work in the dental field as I am passionate about all aspects of dental. I have found my life’s calling which helps me to create a joyful existence with positive and caring relationships with my co workers and patients. Every detail has been meticulously considered at Avalon Dental from our gold standard of care for every patient, warm customer service, instant online booking option and amazing level of clinical skill from our registered dental hygienists, assistants and dentists.

I stay active with my husband and two children by water skiing and downhill skiing together as a family. I volunteer as the Cameron Heights Community League Social Director and I am also Chair Person of the Cameron Heights Sub Committee of the Park and Playground Facility. It makes my heart sing to volunteer.