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. Read More
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 ... Read More
Dr. Khalaj moved to Coquitlam, BC from Iran at the age of 12. She attended Pinetree Secondary School while being active in her community teaching at summer arts camp. She studied for two years at the Simon Fraser University and completed her undergraduate studies at the University of British Columbia in Cell Biology and Genetics. 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.
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 for 10 years. Before graduating from the Dental Hygiene Program at Camosun College in 2000, she practiced as a Certified Dental Assistant.
Trudi enjoys working with the Southridge Dental team and works hard to provide meticulous oral hygiene care to her patients. In addition to attending dental seminars throughout the lower mainland, Trudi belongs to the Langley Dental Hygiene Study Club to stay current on dental hygiene related issues.
Leonarda knew she wanted to be part of the dental field ever since she was a teenager. "I had braces for 4 years, so I was in the office every month for my ortho appointments," she says. "I loved the ambience at the dental office and knew that was something I wanted to do some day and be part of."
Leonarda is excited to working at Southridge Dental, where she has been able to expand her knowledge and skills as a CDA. After having worked for 6 years in the field, she finds it to be an enlightening environment since it permits her to constantly learn new things on a daily basis allowing her to grow as a dental professional.
In her spare time, Leonarda likes to listen to music, read, jog, watch foreign films, loves to spend time with her family and travel.
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.
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.