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.
Chantel Brulotte, Registered Dental Assistant
“I love working with my patients, making them feel comfortable, and ensuring they understand the importance of good oral hygiene.”
Originally from Abbotsford, BC, Chantel graduated from the Dental Assisting program at the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT). Now happily married and a permanent resident of Edmonton, AB, Chantel enjoys the peaceful atmosphere that comes with working at Glenora Family Dental, and the calmness of Dr. VandenBrink and team. On her spare time she taps in her musical side by playing the violin and clarinet.
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.
Karanbir Sidhu, Registered Dental Assistant
Karanbir, affectionately called Sid, was born and raised in India and graduated in 2013 as a trained Dentist. Sid decided to move to Canada in 2016 and loving dentistry decided to continue his dream here. He graduated from St. Clair College of Sciences in Windsor Ontario as a Registered Dental Assistant and moved to Edmonton shortly after.
Sid joined Glenora Dental in October 2018 and works alongside Dr. VandenBrink and Dr. Milne, both who are mentoring him as he works on his long-term goal as graduating as a Doctor of Dental Surgery in Canada.
“I love working in the dental field, especially when it comes to educating our patients about oral hygiene. Ensuring that all our Glenora Dental patients receive excellent service at each appointment brings out their beautiful smiles.”
Sid is happily married and you can find him in his spare time lifting weights and training people in the gym. He is Glenora Dental’s fitness go-to guru.
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.”
Samantha was born in Edmonton, AB, and has been a devoted Dental Hygienist at Glenora for over 4 years! In addition to the strong opinion that “teeth are cool”, Samantha earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Dental Sciences and Hygiene at the University of British Columbia. Naturally ambitious, Samantha is currently working towards her Masters in Dental Hygiene at the University of Alberta.
Samantha spends her downtime cuddling with her beloved cat, Jagger, and hanging out with her tight-knit family of three sisters, two nieces, and a nephew, at their lake house just west of Stony Plain.
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.”
Nissreen Aboudib, Registered Dental Hygienist
Nissreen has spent 7 years working in the dental field.
Graduating from NAIT in 2012 as a Registered Dental Assistant, she worked with both General Dentists and Orthodontic Dentists. She also spent time volunteering as an assistant in Cambodia in 2013. After working chairside with patients, Nissreen found a passion for preventative dentistry growing inside her as the link between Oral Health and Body Health became very important to her. Moving to Ontario, Nissreen furthered her dental education and graduated as a Registered Dental Hygienist in 2018.
Nissreen joined the Glenora Dental family in January 2019, she is a great addition to our team.
Recently married, Nissreen resides in Edmonton with her husband. They are looking forward to traveling to as many places as possible during their adventures together as newlyweds.
Alyssa Manzevich, Dental Administrator
Born and raised in Edmonton, Alyssa has recently started a new chapter of her life moving to Spruce Grove and raising a rescue puppy.
Alyssa started her dental career in 2014 as a chairside assistant and after 4 years of helping on the clinical side of dentistry, Alyssa decided that she wanted to learn the administrative side of the industry, joining our team at Glenora Dental.
“January 2019 the Glenora Dental Family opened their doors to me and every day since has been a great experience. I am grateful to have the opportunity to spend my days with such a great group of people, coworkers, and patients.”
In her free time, you can find Alyssa spending her summers at the lake, sipping coffee on the deck and making sure to get in a few golf games when the weather cooperates. During the winter, she breaks up the long cold months with a yearly mother/daughter tropical vacation. You can find them on a beach someplace amazing.
Stephanie Robson, Dental Administrator
Stephanie is a true Edmontonian, born and raised in our lovely city, she resides her with her husband and 2 children.
Spending the last 15 years in the dental field, Stephanie graduated from Norquest College as a Dental Administrative Assistant. Our newest Glenora Dental family member joined us in the summer of 2019 and we are so pleased to have her with us.
“Working at Glenora Dental has been a breath of fresh air! The patients are awesome and the team are easy going and love to laugh. It makes coming to work fun!”
Stephanie is a die-hard Harry Potter fan (go ahead and ask her anything Hogwarts related), loves reading, watching movies and spending time with her loved ones at home.
Amy Emerson, Clinic Manager
“Glenora Dental is my second home. I always love coming into the clinic, spending my time with our patients and the Glenora Team. I couldn’t ask for a better place to spend my days.”
Born and raised in Edmonton, AB, Amy has been surrounded by dental professionals in the family her whole life. It’s no wonder she’s grown to love dental and has been working in the industry for almost 20 years!
After graduating from NAIT with a diploma in Dental Assisting Technology, Amy’s career started at Glenora Family Dental in 1999 when she worked as a chairside Dental Assistant to Dr. VandenBrink until starting her family in 2003.
Amy rejoined the office in 2013. As familiar face upfront, you can now find her in the Manager’s office, managing day-to-day administrative tasks for the clinic. Let her know when you are here, Amy will always find the time to come up and say Hi!
Amy absolutely loves her patients and gets a thrill out of helping them every day. She’s passionate about the practice, ensuring patient management is well managed and enjoys being a part of the family-oriented and friendly atmosphere at Glenora Family Dental.
When Amy is not at the clinic you can usually find her at home spending time with her husband, three children, and their two dogs. When they aren’t keeping her on her toes, Amy loves to wind down by grooving to cool tunes, reading books and watching anything to do with scary and spooky stories.
Schedule an appointment at Glenora Family Dental, today
|Monday||7:00 am - 3:00 pm|
|Tuesday||7:00 am - 3:00 pm|
|Wednesday||7:00 am - 8:00 pm|
|Thursday||11:00 am - 8:00 pm|
|Friday||8:00 am - 4:00 pm|
|Saturday*||8:00 am - 4:00 pm|
* Alternating weeks open
Dr. John VandenBrink
Tel: (780) 452-5700
10534 124 St. NW #112