Meet Our Surrey Dentistry Team
Discover the friendly staff behind our Surrey dental care office.
Unit 103 - 5680 152nd Street, Surrey, BC
Contact : +1 (604) 575-1555
Discover the friendly staff behind our Surrey dental care office.
Since graduating from UBC Dental School in 2001, Dr. Bhatha worked as an Associate dentist downtown until 2005 at which time he took over ownership of a practice in downtown Vancouver. In 2006, he designed and created his second practice, Southridge Dental in South Surrey. In 2011, Dr Bhatha sold his downtown practice to focus on Southridge Dental.
Richard was born and raised here in Vancouver. He studied at UBC and graduated with a degree in dental medicine in 2007. After graduation Richard gained clinical experience working in Calgary before moving back to Vancouver in 2009. He is a member of the Canadian Dental Association, College of Dental Surgeons of BC, BC Dental Association and ...
After completing her undergraduate studies at the University of British Columbia, Dr. Khalaj moved to Toronto where she earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree with Honours from University of Toronto. She joined the Southridge Dental team in September 2016 and is once again embracing life in the West Coast. Read More
Kendall has been working in the dental field since 2000. She took time off to start her family and persue her love of fitness. She then went on to manage a gym and own her own business before returning to the dental field.
In her spare time she teaches fitness classes (9 per week) and takes care of her young family.
Kendall is proud to be part of a team whose vision is to provide patients with outstanding care and customer service. She is thrilled to be able to provide patients with a health oriented philosophy for their dental care using state of the art equipment and techniques.
After graduating high school, Alyssa was looking forward to finding employment in a job where she felt well suited working with people in a team oriented environment. She held a variety of positions focusing on customer service before deciding to pursue her career in dentistry. As the first step, she has completed her Dental Receptionist Certification in 2014.
Alyssa is happy to put the skills learned in school to work with the team at South Ridge Dental as she gains valuable experience in a fun, progressive office. She is eager to learn and grow as much as she can in this industry. In her spare time she enjoys a variety of outdoor activities as well as travelling to other countries exploring tropical destinations.
We would like to welcome Carly as one of our senior Administrative Assistants she has been a great asset to the Southridge team. She completed the Reception program and received her Reception Diploma from Langley Continuing Education and has been in the Dental Field for over 11 years. She takes pride in the rapport she has with her patients and team members and loves helping people be their most healthy selves. Carly is raising her two young children in Langley BC and when not working she loves to go to Camping and Kayaking with her friends and family.
Shelby has been involved with customer service for over 8 years and working with the public is her niche. She decided to pursue a career in dentistry a few years after high school and has loved it so far! She is especially excited to be a part of such an innovative dental office and great team.
Shelby is ready to put her skills to the test and provide the best customer service possible to our patients!
In her spare time, Shelby enjoys hanging out with family and friends, going to yoga and spending time outside with her dog.
Alysha is relatively new to the dental field, but that does not mean she is any less of an asset to our wonderful team. She has been involved with working with the public since she first entered the job market. Filled with a motivation to continue a healthy lifestyle, not only for herself, but for those around her as well.
She has recently completed her Bachelor of Arts Major in Psychology and minor in Criminology and still somehow finds time to dedicate to her community through volunteer initiatives. Helping out her local community is her passion, which Southridge dental shares with her. When she has a moment to spare in her busy schedule, you can find her hiking a mountain or planning her next vacation get away.
Originally from Ontario, Elyse received her Diploma in Dental Hygiene at Cambrian College in 2008. She moved to British Columbia in 2009 with the hopes of continuing her profession and education in the field of dentistry. In 2012 she completed her Dental Assisting certificate and has worked as both Dental Assistant and Hygienist. Her favourite part about her job is working with a variety of people, being able to put them at ease as well as educate them about their oral health.
Aside from her job she continues to enjoy living in BC and explore everything the province has to offer. Elyse loves the outdoors and does as many hikes as she can in the lower mainland which will include the west coast trail this summer (on the island) as well as camping including the winter, white water rafting and biking. Besides the outdoors and enjoying the beautiful west coast she enjoys watching movies and spending time with my cats and dog.
Trudi has been in the field of dentistry since 1997. Trudi practiced as a Certified Dental Assistant for two years before graduating from the Dental Hygiene Program at Camosun College in 2000.
Trudi joined the Southridge Team in 2007 and works hard to provide meticulous oral hygiene care to her patients. Over the years, Trudi has established wonderful relationships with her patients and enjoys visiting with them during their Oral Health visits. Trudi is a member of the College of Dental Hygienists of B.C. and the Canadian Dental Hygienist Association.
Outside the office, Trudi is passionate about baking. In 2012, she earned her Diploma in Baking and Pastry Arts and today spends much of her spare time operating her baking business.
As a recent Graduate from the Certified Dental Assistant program at Douglas College, Cherise has been looking forward to starting her career in the Dental field. With the positive and encouraging environment at Southridge Dental, she is excited about her future career. She was always interested in working with the public, and becoming a CDA allows her to work with people of all ages on a daily basis.
Being a part of the team at Southridge Dental, Cherise is able expand her knowledge and learn new skills each day. She is glad to be a part of such a supportive group, who really care about the patient’s comfort and well-being above anything else.
Cherise is very excited for her future as a Dental Professional and hopes to continue furthering her career. When she is not at the office, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, travelling and doing local outdoor activities.
After 10 years in the service industry, Tracy decided that her talents would be put to better use in a different field. She loves working with people and making them smile so the choice was clear. She received her training at Vancouver Community College and has been a Certified Dental Assistant for 7 years.
Tracy lives in Abbotsford with her husband and two young boys. They love spending time outdoors either gardening, camping or just horsing around. Indoors they all love reading or just horsing around!!
Tracy is really excited and proud to be a part of a cohesive team whose primary goal is providing patients with outstanding care. She is looking forward to the next phase of her life with her new Dental family at Southridge Dental.
Heather has been a dental assistant for 13 years, graduating from Vancouver Community College in 2005. Heather is a very friendly, outgoing individual. She loves working with patients of all ages, especially children. She takes pride in the relationships she builds with patients. Heather attends many dental seminars to further her education so that she can provide the best care to patients.
Heather is new to the Southridge team and very excited to be part of an amazing team where she can learn new skills and be the best certified dental assistant she can be.
When not at the office Heather enjoys spending time with her husband and daughter. They spend a lot of time outdoors, gardening, hiking and camping.
Leanne has been working in the Dental field as a certified dental assistant since 2007
Leanne really enjoys working with the amazing team at Southridge Dental, as they share the same goal of creating the best experience possible for every single patient, every single time! Leanne is looking forward to furthering her education and experience in dental with Southridge Dental.
In her spare time, Leanne enjoys spending time with family and friends.
Maria born and raised in Russia where she worked as a nail technician before moving to Vancouver with her parents in 2006. Maria grew up in a medical family and couldn't imagine her life not being in the medical field of some capacity. She then graduated as a Certified Dental Assistant from CDI College Burnaby in 2009. Maria then continued her education and completed the Orthodontic Module with CDI college in 2014.
Maria has worked in various dental offices around Vancouver and has learned many new skills along the way. Maria enjoys how passionate and forward thinking Southridge Dental is. She is very excited to join such positive team to provide the best care for patients.
In her free time Maria enjoys spending time with her husband, 2 boys and dog. They love exploring local parks and new restaurants. She also loves books and listening to loud music!