Meet Our Team
Dr. William Yoo
Dr. Yoo joined the Roots on Whyte team from Vancouver, BC. He graduated from the University of Sydney and has been working on the west coast and in Northern Canada until his move to Alberta. Dr. Yoo is passionate about oral care and ensures each patient gets the best care possible during their visit to our clinic. In his spare time he enjoys fishing and exploring Edmonton’s restaurant scene with his wife, Kelly.
Dr. Ruby Aujla
Dr. Aujla is excited to be a part of the Roots on Whyte Dental team. At work she devotes her time to provide the best in a wide range of dental services, including preventive care and restorative dentistry. Being from a culture that coined the greeting of Namaste, she understands the necessity of healthy choices in ones life. This is the mantra that she pursues while striving to provide the best treatment possible. Outside of dentistry, Dr. Aujla enjoys travel, the great outdoors and experimenting with healthy spices while cooking for her family.
Dr. Terence Clark
Dr. Clark graduated from the University of Sydney and has been practicing dentistry for many years. He has proven that he is passionate about providing minimally invasion dentistry. Dr. Clark is highly educated in alternative health pathways and modalities, this is demonstrated by his approach to treatment planning with the patients’ overall health in mind.
Dr. Shahzad Atashband
After graduating from the University of British Columbia with a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics, Dr. Atashband attended the University of Sydney’s School of Dentistry and graduated with Honours.
Dr. Atashband is known for his caring, humorous and professional chair-side manner. He treats his patients as one of his family members, and attempts to provide treatment alternatives and dental care as such.
He especially enjoys performing cosmetic services and working with children. He is affectionately known as Dr. Shaz by staff and patients.
Sarah Johns, RDH (Registered Dental Hygienist)
Sarah was born and raised in Exeter, Ontario and moved to Edmonton in October 2014. She graduated from Georgian College in Orillia, Ontario in 2010 and has been helping patients improve their oral health ever since. Sarah enjoys travelling, baking, and spending time with her 1 year old niece.
Aileen Kirk, RDH (Registered Dental Hygienist)
Aileen graduated from the University of Alberta where she received her Diploma in Dental Hygiene, BSc. She has demonstrated her friendly and caring nature while providing service for our patients. She is currently working part-time while she furthers her education by attending the U of A and completing her perio module.Back
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The care I received was courteous and very professional. The dentist was extremely gentle. She replaced a filling which I had lost and all I can say is “It’s BEAUTIFUL!”. The experience was painless and actually pleasant. My concerns about dental amalgams and root canals were taken into consideration and I felt like I was genuinely listened to. I highly recommend this dental office!
Very positive experience. The reception was friendly and helpful. I am a little apprehensive, as are most I think when visiting the dentist, but this team was kind, gentle, but also very informative. Dr. Aujla has a very peaceful demeanour, I would definitely recommend this team for a stress free dental experience.
The lovely woman who did my cleaning was warm and welcoming, and I felt so at ease with her that it was almost as good as getting a massage! It was the most relaxed I’ve ever been at the dentist. Also, I loved how she was caring and didn’t make fake “small talk” with me. A total delight! The dentist was also warm, gentle, sweet, and she seemed so relaxed. It was kind of like being in the hands of angels. Not exaggerating! Thank you, Lara
Thank you for the great first impression! As someone who has worked in the service industry for more than 30 years I can tell you are doing a great job! I was greeted by 2 lovely assistants at the front desk one of which actually remembered my email address when I mentioned who I was – that’s a clear sign of paying attention to details and connecting to the clients who are coming in. The rest of my visit was as welcoming and also incredibly informative. I learned more about my teeth and loved the digital imaging that really showed me what Dr. Ruby was explaining. I’ve already recommended the office to my 2 daughters and their families and I will continue to spread the word. Thank you again for the great experience I look forward to my next visit!
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