For the last 5 years, West 85th Dental’s highly trained staff has offered a wide range of dental care services to families living in Calgary. As a family-oriented practice, our staff makes sure our patients feel at ease, and we are happy to answer any questions you may have about our procedures.
We consist of a strong network of dental professionals who share the same philosophy and practice the West 85th Dental’s vision. Our 2 dentists, Dr. Minhas and Dr. Kaloti, have over 28 years of combined experience. Many of our staff members are long-term employees with loads of experience. This means that we can offer you a continuity of care every time you visit.
We have a new approach to dentistry, in an inspiring and relaxing environment. Our team has an active listening and holistic approach to dental health to our patients, utilizing industry leading products and offering a variety of office amenities. At West 85th Dental, we are committed to helping our patients achieve the best smile possible while we provide a full spectrum of dental services that will fit our patients budget and your dental health needs. We are welcoming new patients, so be sure to contact us to schedule your initial appointment.
At West 85th Dental, our focus is on creating a long term relationship with our patients. We have 2 owners of the practice who work towards developing a safe, friendly and educational environment for each and every patient.
It is our goal to treat you with dignity, respect and kindness and to provide comprehensive dental care for your entire family.
Meet Our Team
Dr. Reena Kaloti - Dentist
Hi, my name is Dr. Reena Kaloti, and my biggest passion, both in my personal life and work life is to help people to the best of my ability and have fun while doing it!
I always knew that I wanted to work with people. As a kid, I did a lot of babysitting and when I got to my late teenage years I started lifeguarding, teaching swimming lessons, and volunteering at a hospital in the geriatrics unit. I’ve worked with children, adults, and the elderly consistently throughout my life and my love of people is constantly growing.
In 2000, I studied at the University of Saskatchewan and graduated with my DMD. After practicing dentistry for 5 years, I decided to take some time away to focus my energy on having a family.
Wanting to return to the profession that I loved, Dr. Minhas and I partnered up to open West 85th Dental. Our vision was to create a warm, inviting office that our patients would love coming to and were able to relax during their experience here.
At West 85th Dental, we pride ourselves on providing comprehensive care to all our patients by being thorough with our examinations and thorough when explaining the results, and providing multiple choices for treatment to ensure a well-educated decision by all our patients!
When I am not working, I do charity runs, ski, do water sports, try to sneak in a Pilates class, and spend time with my family.
Dr. Raman Minhas - Dentist
Dr. Minhas was born and raised here in Calgary and, after completing his dental training in Edmonton at the University of Alberta in 2008, he returned home to practice. In 2013 he opened his practice with Dr. Reena Kaloti and has now been practicing in Alberta for 10 years.
Dr. Minhas practices all aspects of general dentistry from pediatrics (a large part of our work is children’s dentistry) to full surgical dentistry (extractions, root canals and implants). Outside of dentistry, Dr. Minhas loves to spend time with his three kids and wife Laurie. Dr. Minhas and his wife are expecting another little girl in October of 2018.
Dawn Marshall - Office Manager
Dawn joined West 85th Dental Team in 2014 as office Manager. She have known and worked with Dr. Minhas for
10 years previous to West 85th Dental. She has more than 2 decades of experience assisting and managing. As the office manager for West 85th Dental, Dawn’s job is to oversee the daily operations of the practice and make our office an amazing one by helping our patients and their families have great experiences! Her goal is to incorporate the wealth of her knowledge and customer/client service that she has acquired to help our staff to best serve our patients and their families.
Building personal relationships, working through treatment concerns, and creating financial plans creates a positive environment at West 85th Dental. We all work extremely well together to provide the best service for you, the patient. Our staff members are very warm and inviting. Dawn loves the positive energy felt by everyone and she really appreciates the attentive care our doctors and team strive to provide as individuals and collectively to each patient. Her personal time is spent with her 2 boys. Dawn loves camping and goes as often as she can in the summer and winter. Dawn enjoys meeting new people, going to new places and exploring what Canada has to offer.
Zanna Lazar - Administration
Zanna has been a dental administrator for the past 17 years. She has been part of the West 85th Dental team since 2014. What she loves about our office is the care and respect our team has for providing the best dental care for our patients. She enjoys interacting with each and every patient that walks through the door and trying to make them feel comfortable when they arrive for their appointment. Zanna also tries to make the billing and insurance process as smooth as possible.
In her free time, Zanna loves spending time with her family, baking and cake decorating and traveling to far away destinations. Some of her favorite places she has travelled to have been Spain, Turkey, Italy, Netherlands, Germany and Belgium.
Sherry Falkenberg - Hygienist
Sherry graduated from the University of Manitoba in 1997 with honours and completed her Bachelor of Dental Sciences in 2008 through the University of British Columbia. Born in Edmonton and raised in Calgary, Sherry has been practicing dental hygiene in Calgary for 18 years.
Sherry has a passion for dental hygiene. A life-long learner, Sherry has taken many opportunities to expand her knowledge in dentistry and hygiene through industry courses and experiential learning. This proactive attitude and strong work ethic has aided Sherry in accumulating a wealth of knowledge in many facets of the dental industry. Sherry has acquired certification in the administration of local anesthetics and in providing laser-assisted periodontal therapy.
As a dental health professional, Sherry possesses a dedication to comprehensive and empathetic patient-centered preventative care. She perceives dental hygiene to be an integral and invaluable aspect of every patient’s oral health. Sherry consistently strives to exceed expectations both within industry and with her patients through excellence in knowledgeable application of dental hygiene.
Sherry and her husband are parents to a wonderful son and daughter. She has been involved with a
Calgary based Ukrainian dance ensemble for many years and recently performed for its 40th anniversary celebration. Sherry can be found in her spare time sitting on volunteer boards, or enjoying running, reading, and being active in the outdoors with her family.
Juliana - Hygienist
Juliana is originally from Thunder Bay, Ontario. She moved to Calgary in 2005. From 2000-2002 she completed her Dental Assisting Diploma, then went onto dental hygiene, graduating in 2004. She has been a hygienist for 14 years. After working as a dental hygienist in Ontario for a year, Juliana ventured out to Calgary, where she has been working full time ever since.
She is very interested in continuous learning, and is always striving to educate herself and expand her knowledge.
Juliana has completed many courses, focusing on client/patient centered care, and is passionate about her career. In 2006 she completed her Local Anaesthetic Certification from the University of Alberta. She is motivated to help patients achieve their optimal oral health and loves developing professional relationships with her patients.
She has previously worked with Dr. Kaloti around 2005/2006 for over a year and a half, when Reena went on maternity leave.
Outside of work, Juliana is very active, enjoying the mountains, skiing, kayaking, hiking and socializing with friends and family.
Juliana is eager to meet you and accompany you on your dental journey.
Lindsay Heuchert - Dental Assistant
Lindsay is a 2004 graduate from Columbia College in Calgary, Alberta. With 14 years of chairside and dental administrative experience. She has taken some additional courses, including cosmetic dentistry LVI, Invisalign and orthodontics.
Lindsay has been assisting Dr. Kaloti for 13 years and has a drive for delivering high standards in patient care and efficiency.
She enjoys spending time at her family cabin, travelling, taking outdoors adventures, spending time with friends, walking with her 2 dogs, drinking a good glass of wine and doing yoga and spin classes. Lindsay lives in Cochrane with her husband and 2 boys, and she loves small town living.
Assisting as a career has allowed Lindsay to have flexibility in balancing her work and home life. She is passionate about ensuring children have positive lasting dental experiences as well as working on cosmetic design cases, transforming patients’ confidence through their smiles.
Genna Baldonado - Dental Assistant
Born and raised in Calgary, Alberta, Genna graduated with honours from Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT) in 2014. She has been working alongside Dr. Minhas and Dr. Kaloti ever since.
Genna finds that the variety of care that West 85th has to offer is very rewarding—whether it is helping create beautiful smiles in esthetic cases, getting patients out of pain with restorative and endodontic treatments, or just helping our young patients overcome their fear of the dentist.
She takes each day as a new learning opportunity to improve her skills and to expand her knowledge in the dental field, as she holds high standards for herself as a dental professional. Outside of work, Genna likes to keep fit by strength training and boxing when she can. She spends as much time with her family as she can. She also loves being an aunt to her niece and nephews, and a puppy mom to her English bulldog, Kaia.
The amenities we offer our guests include:
Private dental suites
Personalized music choices
Dental suite with massage chair
Oral and nitrous oxide sedation
Our practice is completely digital, which means we offer:
Soft tissue laser for gum treatments
Intra oral cameras
Admira fusion ceramic fillings BPA free fillings
J5 TENS unit for neuromuscular treatments
XG-3D panoramic for 3D images of the jaw for implants and root canals
If there is an amenity you do not see available on our website feel free to ask our team about it, and you may find it available the next time you visit us.
New Patient Experience
First impressions are powerful. We believe that the new patient experience is the foundation for a healthy and happy relationship based on trust and mutual respect.
Your new patient experience begins the moment you enter our office and are greeted by our friendly reception team. You will meet with our hygienists and our doctors for complete exam (which includes x-rays and camera images.) Afterwards we talk with you one-on-one to discuss any findings. Once you understand what you’re up against with your oral health, we lay out a plan of action designed to meet your dental hygiene needs.
From simple dental cleanings to more complex dental implants, we do it all. No matter what you need to keep your dental health at optimum levels, our team is ready to provide all new patients with the care and education required to meet your oral health goals.
Contact our office today to schedule an appointment with our kind and caring staff.