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the simpli dental team

name: Jessie Cho

position: Dental Hygienist

hometown: Calgary

how long have you been working in this position? Since 2018!

when did you know you wanted to get into this position? While applying for universities.

who/what encouraged you to take this career path? The hygiene program itself.

do you have any hobbies or interests? Tell us about them: Being active! Ranging from hiking, camping, indoor rock climbing to badminton, going to the gym, and swimming. Also, trying all the new exciting restaurants in the city.

you’ve dedicated your life to people’s smiles, so what makes you smile? My cats, family, friends, and dessert.

What’s your favourite childhood memory? Moving to Calgary at age 7 and making an igloo with my brother with the most amount of snow I’ve ever seen in my life!

name: Mohamed Awadalla

position: Associate Dentist

hometown: Cairo

how long have you been working in this position? Over 10 years

when did you know you wanted to get into this position? Back in the high school when I first noticed that this profession is about art and science together!

who/what encouraged you to take this career path? Drawing smiles and being part of changing people’s lives are big reasons to keep giving more and more.

do you have an idol or role model? No doubt my parents!

do you have any hobbies or interests? Tell us about them: Swimming, horseback riding and hiking.

you’ve dedicated your life to people’s smiles, so what makes you smile? Small gestures and act of kindness from people makes me smile.

favorite place in the world? Where my favorite people are at!

name:  Arun Garg

position: Associate Dentist

hometown: New Delhi, India

how long have you been working in this position? Over 14 years

when did you know you wanted to get into this position? I always wanted to be associated with healthcare. After high school, I had the opportunity to get into Medical or Dental. I decided on dentistry for its artistic appeal.

who/what encouraged you to take this career path? My parents encouraged me to pursue dentistry as they knew I will be happy doing what I love the most, which is to make a positive impact on people’s lives.

Do you have any hobbies or interests? Teaching, Swimming & Skiing

you’ve dedicated your life to people’s smiles, so what makes you smile? A kind heart with a positive attitude makes me smile.

what do you do when you are not working? In my downtime, I spend most of it with my son playing different board games :)

name: Sunday Obei

position: Registered Dental Assistant

hometown: Calgary, AB

how long have you been working in this position? 2.5yrs

when did you know you wanted to get into this position? Working in the dental/health care field has always been something I’ve wanted to pursue since I was younger.

who/what encouraged you to take this career path? Working where I can help others has always been my goal which is what lead me take this career path.

do you have an idol or role model? I’ve had many role models growing up including teachers, coaches and of course my mom who have taught me very valuable lesions/skills to use in my daily life.

do you have any hobbies or interests? Tell us about them:  I’m into art and staying active!

you’ve dedicated your life to people’s smiles, so what makes you smile? Being around my friends/family and watching my favorite TV shows.

favorite place in the world? Neighborhood adventures with my sister.

name: Austin Leis

position:  Administrative Manager

when did you know you wanted to get into this position?

I was seeking a new career path and after speaking with Dr. Mitchell during our initial phone interview I was immediately excited about what this position would offer me now and grow into in the future.

do you have any hobbies or interests?

I really enjoy cooking and fashion.

you’ve dedicated your work to people’s smiles, so what makes you smile?

My dogs or a glass of red wine (California Cabernet Sauvignon or Argentinian Malbec)

favourite place in the world?

My favourite place in the world is Ireland, its scenic coastal landscapes are breathtaking and urban cities maintain a beautiful historic feel.