Meet The Team
The experienced and friendly team at Glenora Family Dental are here
to ensure that every step of your visit is as comfortable as possible.
Dr. John VandenBrink, DDS
A passionate Edmonton Dentist with over 25 Years of Experience
“I love dentistry for its many challenges, and how it combines a lot of my favorite hobbies including the opportunity to be artistic. What I most enjoy is getting my patients through their dental procedures with a smile – it’s very rewarding.”
As a native of Edmonton, AB, Dr. VandenBrink currently resides in Sherwood Park with his wife and three beautiful children. With a degree in Dentistry and Chemical Engineering from the University of Alberta, Dr. VandenBrink has been practicing dentistry since 1992.
Encompassing expert clinical skills, admirable attention to detail, and what his patients can only refer to as a “caring demeanor, and warm and playful personality”, Dr. VandenBrink is devoted to changing the stigma about visiting the dentist by making dental “fun”.
Dr. VandenBrink offers patients a wide array of dental services including preventive care, dentistry for children, emergency dental care, cosmetic dentistry and restorative procedures such as teeth whitening, ceramic crowns, bridges, and veneers.
On his free time you can find Dr. VandenBrink barbequing, cooking and cycling with his family, golfing, spending time at the gym, reading, and model-making. His bucket list items include visiting Asia and seeing “Big Rock” in concert.
Janice Phillip, Registered Dental Assistant
“I love working with my patients and the rest of the team at Glenora; I’m lucky to have such great co-workers!”
Janice is an experienced and talented Dental Assistant, born and raised in Fort Saskatchewan, AB. She has been a Dental Assistant since 1983, and has been working with Dr. VandenBrink at Glenora Family Dental for over 20 years.
Her favourite part of the day is treating and caring for her patients – she’s extremely passionate about oral hygiene best-practices, and ensuring her patients take good care of their teeth and gums.
Samantha Heron, Registered Dental Hygienist
“I love my patients at Glenora, and the staff go above and beyond what I ever expected from a dental office.”
Sam was born in Edmonton, AB, and has been a devoted Dental Hygienist at Glenora Dental for over 8 years! Sam earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Dental Sciences and Hygiene at the University of British Columbia in 2012 and received her Master in Medical Sciences with a focus in dental hygiene from the University of Alberta in 2019. Since then, she has started working part-time as a Regional Hygiene team-member for Canadian Dental Services, helping hygienists increase patient care across Alberta. Sam also serves as the Chairperson for the Registration Committee for the College of Registered Dental Hygienists of Alberta (CRDHA).
In her downtime, Sam loves to bake, cross-stitch and embroider, make her own soaps, snowboard in the winter with her family, and spend as much time with her partner, Dan, as possible. She is the youngest of four sisters and a very proud Aunt to seven nieces and nephews.
Andria Wester, Registered Dental Hygienist
Andria joined Glenora Dental’s team in September 2020 as one of our Dental Hygienists.
Graduating from the U of A in Biological Sciences, Andria then went back to complete the Dental Hygiene program. With over 10 years of experience in her chosen field, she has a friendly and kind demeanor that allows patients to feel at ease in the dental chair. She listens to concerns and tailors her treatment to what becomes a personalized visit for her patients.
“I love seeing improvements in the teeth and gums after a dental hygiene treatment. It is also great to see improvement based on patient’s hard work and effort at home.”
Having moved to Edmonton in 2002 for university, Andria now stays busy with her husband and children
When she is not at the clinic or taking care of her family, Andria loves scuba diving and has spent time volunteering in the South Pacific for marine research. Her bucket list includes the opportunity to scuba dive the Great Barrier Reef. She also enjoys travelling, hiking, and baking. She is very good at baking, as the team here will agree with, and you can find treats in our kitchen thanks to her handy work.
Diana Truong, Registered Dental Hygienist
Diana has called Edmonton home her whole life. She attended the University of Alberta for undergraduate studies in Sciences. She found a particular interest in dental hygiene when she was working as a dental administrator in Fort McMurray and Edmonton. She completed her dental hygiene diploma in Toronto, finishing her degree at the University of Alberta. When she’s not with her Glenora Dental family working with patients or eating pizza, Diana tries to stay active by rock climbing, traveling, and spending time with her family.
“I’m no “flossopher” but your teeth are like relationships - be true to them and they won’t be false to you.”
Arianna Marsden, Registered Dental Hygienist
“I love the interactions that I get to have with people! I enjoy learning about people’s lives and building relationships with them. Having smooth clean teeth is a great feeling and it’s satisfying to me to make them that way.”
In 2021 Arianna, affectionately called Ari, joined Glenora Dental as a Registered Dental Hygienist and we could not be more pleased to have her. With her gentleness and light touch, she makes patient’s comfort a priority.
Born and raised in Edmonton Ari started her dental career as an assistant and worked chairside with a dentist for 7 years. Then deciding to further her education Ari packed up her life and went to the warmer weather of Arizona where she graduated from Rio Salado College in Tempe Arizona as a Hygienist in 2014. Practicing there as a hygienist for a few years, Ari found a reason to come back to our chilly winters and returned to Edmonton in 2018 to be with her special someone.
Ari is an avid Oiler fan and is so happy to be back to cheer on her hometown team. Ari also has a love for Marvel movies and Will Ferrell, so it is easy to say, she fits right in with Glenora Dental. When Ari is not in clinic you can find her baking sweets, cuddling with her Husky-mix, who by the way she has taught to say I love you, which is one of her proudest achievements to date.
|Monday||7:00 am - 3:00 pm|
|Tuesday||7:00 am - 3:00 pm|
|Wednesday||7:00 am - 8:00 pm|
|Thursday||7:00 am - 8:00 pm|
|Friday||8:00 am - 4:00 pm|
|Saturday*||9:00 am - 2:00 pm|
* Alternating weeks open
Dr. John VandenBrink
Tel: (780) 452-5700
10534 124 St. NW #112