Our Staff

Mrs. Veronica Coates

Receptionist

 

Dr. Nancy Vertel, Certified Specialist - Restricted to Pediatric Dentistry UBC

Veronica was born and raised in Zimbabwe and moved to Vancouver in 2008. She received her Dental Office Certification in 2013 and has worked as a Dental Receptionist ever since.  Veronica Joined our practice in 2017 and she is looking forward to meeting our children and parents to help them make their visit a positive and fun experience.  Veronica enjoys spending time with family and friends, camping in the summer months and spending lots of time outdoors in the sunshine.

 

 

 

 

 

Ms. Stephanie Hudon

Certified Dental Assistant

 

Dr. Nancy Vertel, Certified Specialist - Restricted to Pediatric Dentistry UBC

Stephanie graduated as a Certified Dental Assistant from Vancouver Community College in June of 2016. She completed her practicum with us and was soon after hired full-time.  Stephanie has a goal of completing her undergraduate degree in Dental Hygiene and becoming a Registered Dental Hygienist. She enjoys working with children of all ages with an aim to making their dental experiences positive, educational and fun. In her spare time, Stephanie enjoys traveling abroad, volunteering, hiking, multiple community sports, running and spending time with her beloved dog. Stephanie is trained to catch “sugar bugs” and loves to see her patients with shiny smiles. She can't wait to meet many more!
 

 

Amberley Haqq

Certified Dental Assistant, DAANCE Certified (Certified to assist and monitor during moderate sedations)


Dr. Nancy Vertel, Certified Specialist - Restricted to Pediatric Dentistry UBC

Amberley graduated from CDI College for Certified Dental Assisting and joined Maple Ridge Dentistry for Kids in 2015. She was awarded 2015 Clinician of the Year by Patterson Dental and has completed her certification for assisting in pediatric oral sedation and general anaesthesia. As a former patient of a pediatric dental office, Amberley always admired the professionalism and hard work displayed to help each patient have an enjoyable visit. She believes this was a large part of the reason why she chose dental assisting as her career in the first place. She strives to take her positive experiences as a patient and pass them on to the patients who come to Maple Ridge Dentistry for Kids. In her spare time she enjoys dancing and spending time with family, friends and her dog, Zoe.

 

 

Kayla Kruger

Certified Dental Assistant, DAANCE Certified (Certified to assist and monitor during moderate sedations)


Dr. Nancy Vertel, Certified Specialist - Restricted to Pediatric Dentistry UBC

Kayla was born and raised in Langley, BC. She is a Certified Dental Assistant and has enjoyed immensely her career in Dentistry.  Working in Pediatrics is a passion of hers.  She takes true joy in working with children.  Kayla was two children of her own, aged 6 and 1.   She enjoys exploring outdoors with them during her free time. She’s been at Maple Ridge Dentistry for Kids since we opened our doors in 2015. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ginger Tchida

Office Manager and Treatement Coordinator


Dr. Nancy Vertel, Certified Specialist - Restricted to Pediatric Dentistry UBC

Mrs. Tchida has worked with Maple Ridge Dentistry for Kids for over 3 years as the Office Manager and Treatment Coordinator.  She brings over 10 years of management and customer service experience.  Ginger enjoys working with our families and their children in order to make bigger and better smiles possible. 

 

As Treatment Coordinator, Mrs. Tchida takes pride in understanding and empathizes with our patients.  Her own child has undergone dental treatment under oral sedation in the past and having had her own experiences as a parent, Ginger is well aware of a family’s concerns as they embark on their journey toward better oral health.

 

On her days off, Ginger enjoys spending time with her husband, son and family dog, camping, hiking and taking walks.  She also has a creative flare and enjoys home decorating, arts and crafts.  Come by Maple Ridge Dentistry for Kids anytime, meet Ginger and take a tour of our clinic!

Dental Visits

Whether it's your child's first dental visit or first visit to a pediatric dentist, we will make it an enjoyable and positive experience.