Dr. Asil Abdul obtained her first dental degree, Bachelor of Dental Surgery, from the University of Baghdad, Iraq in 2000, subsequently working at the Baghdad Teaching Hospital - a multidisciplinary hospital where she was exposed to a vast variety of dental procedures. After moving to Canada, Dr. Abdul graduated in 2008 with Honors from John Abbott College in Quebec, obtaining her Diplôme d’Etudes Collégiales in Dental Hygiene. Dr. Abdul then pursued her dental education further and joined the International Dentist Degree program at the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg and, in 2013, graduated with Honors as well from the University of Manitoba receiving her Doctor of Dental Medicine Degree. Dr. Abdul strives for excellence and, during the course of her education, received several scholarships and awards for her academic and professional excellence including the Mary Jane Ego Scholarship for Excellence in Oral Surgery, the American Academy of Operative Dentistry Award for providing the most outstanding restorative care to her patients, and being named to the Deans Honors List for achieving high academic standing. In February of 2014, Dr.Abdul has successfully completed the Curriculum for the Intravenous Conscious Sedation Program conducted by The University of Alberta, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry.
Dr. Abdul also takes tremendous pride in being able to provide comprehensive dental care for patients of all ages owing to her wide range of experiences in Pediatric Dentistry, Endodontics , Oral surgery , Prosthodontics and Cosmetic Dentistry.
In May of 2014, Dr Abdul purchased Dr Greg Yates dental practice and they have been working together since. Dr Abdul wanted to recruit a unique dental team who is passionate, caring, people oriented, and dedicated to deliver the best quality service. Then Foothills Dental Group team was established and the vision became a reality with the hard work of Foothills Dental Group team.
Dr. Abdul also speaks three languages - English, Arabic and French - which is a great asset in establishing good communication with her patients and overcoming language barriers. She believes that dentistry is first and foremost about caring for her patients and striving to deliver excellent dental care and service in a relaxing, friendly environment.
As an active member of Alberta Dental Association and College and the Canadian Dental Association, Dr. Abdul keeps up-to-date on the latest techniques by regularly attending continuing education courses and seminars to continually refine her skills and standards of patient care. When not practicing dentistry, Dr. Abdul loves spending time with her husband and three children. She is also a sketch artist and enjoys travelling and photography.
Dr. Yates graduated from the University of Alberta Dental Faculty in 1977. After graduation Dr. Yates worked with the North Calgary Dental Associates Group.
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!