Angela Edwards

Practice Manager

Why did you decide to get involved in dentistry?

At 25 took a Career aptitude test on a course: 1. Judge/Lawyer, 2. Doctor/Dentist, 3. Dental Hyg/Assisting. Had never thought about a career in dental before this and was looking for something new. Thought I’ll try Dental Assisting and make my way from there. From day one I knew it was a good choice for me. I thought about pursuing further education to become a dentist but as time went on I decided to further my career in a different direction.

What’s your favourite part of working at True Dental?

The SMILES. Love seeing patients happy with their results. Whether it’s a cleaning or anterior crowns, it’s always a joy to see patients happy. It’s the best feeling to know that you are part of a team that made that possible.

What education have you completed or training you’ve accomplished?

Along with being a Practice Manager and all the continued training and development that comes with the role I bring with me 16 years of Certified Dental Assisting experience with a focus on Orthodontics and 10 years of Customer Service and Administrative experience. As a member of the dental community, we are always continuing our education.

What’s one aspect of True Dental that you think makes it stand out from other dental offices?

Everyone really tries hard to ensure that, as a team, we are providing our patients with the best timely and thorough care. True Dental is a patient focused team.

If you were going to be stranded on a desert island and could only take 3 movies with you, what would they be?

Probably would prefer books but…. Gilligan’s Island Series … I’ll need some laughs and lessons in survival skills.

What’s your #1 piece of advice about taking care of your oral health?

Don’t forget about the gumline. Gentle brushing along the gumline not scrubbing raw.

What’s one piece of info that you wish people knew about your job?

Everyday presents itself with new challenges and there are never 2 days the same or dull days.

What activities or hobbies do you enjoy doing in your spare time?

If I’m not working I’m at the lake… walking, floating, boating, reading, eating, drinking… soaking up the beautiful Okanagan

What’s your most bizarre or unique talent?

Don’t have one… “jill of all and master of nothing” I like to dabble in a lot of things

What advice would you give people interested in getting into dentistry?

Do it. It is very rewarding. Dentistry is a world of endless learning, opportunities to grow and develop, and filled with possibilities for advancement. Working both independently and a team leads to more potential to develop your skillset and discover your passions within the many different procedures we perform on patients. As a dental professional you have the opportunity and pleasure of providing care to a wide variety of amazing patients which is so rewarding.

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