Bright Dental

About Your
St. Albert Dentist

New Patients Welcome

About Us

Our friendly team is dedicated to patient comfort and satisfaction. Feel free to contact our St. Albert dental office with any questions you have and our front-end team will happily explain anything you are unsure about.

Bright Dental team

Meet Our Team

Meet Your St. Albert Dental Team

Dr. Frank Neves

Dr. Frank Neves

General Dentist

Dr. Neves completed his Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree from the University Of Alberta in 2007. He realized his passion for Dentistry when he took his niece for an emergency dental treatment and was blown away at how efficiently and relatively quickly the dentist was able to take her out of severe pain. At the time, he was working as a nurse in Neuro ICU at the University of Alberta Hospital and was considering Medical School but ultimately decided on Dentistry because he wanted to be able to provide immediate care and relief for patients.

Dr. Neves is a proud member of the Alberta Dental Association, as well as the Canadian Dental Association. He has worked as a dentist for over 10 years and spent the majority of those years treating patients in St. Albert.

He has been married to his wife Yana since 2010. Together they are busy raising their two children Frank and Ella. In the summer months you can find Frank working on his golf game. In the winter months his family loves discovering new places around the world.

Fun Facts!

​Fave quote: “If it was easy, everyone would do it.”
Fave movie: The Matrix trilogy
I absolutely love…..soccer followed closely by golf
Fave food: rib eye steak from Ruth’s Chris
I dislike…..utensils scraping against plates

Dr. Dillan Patel

Dr. Dillan Patel

General Dentist

Dr. Dillan Patel is originally from Australia and completed his Doctor of Dental Medicine Degree from the University of Sydney in 2018. With prior experience as both a dental hygienist and dental assistant, Dillan enjoys seeing patients of all ages. He loves dentistry’s ability to immediately make a positive difference to people’s health and well-being.

He believes that technology has made dramatic changes to the way dentistry is practiced and aims to keep himself at the forefront of continuing education. As a member of the Alberta Dental Association and the Canadian Dental Association, he attends regular courses and is always learning!

Dillan made the move to Alberta a couple of years ago to join his partner Emily and loves the Canadian way of life. During his time away from the office you can find Dillan firing up the barbeque, watching soccer or exploring the world.

Fun Facts!

Fave movie quote: “life is like a box of chocolates”
I absolutely love…..travelling the world
Fave food: Sushi from Mikado

Meet Our Team

Our Manager

Roksana

Roksana

Manager / Registered Dental Assistant

Roksana completed her diploma at NAIT in 2000 and she is also a member of CDAD. She has been in dentistry for 18 years and 7 years here at this location. She has been married to Trent for 15 years and they have 1 son together. She loves to spend time with her family and going to the gym.

Fun Facts!

Fave Movie: Notebook/Dirty Dancing
Fave Food: Steak
Favourite Activity: Working out

Meet Our Team

Our Admin Team

Amanda

Amanda

Reception

Amanda has worked in the dental field since 2009 where she started as a sterilization technician and quickly transitioned into reception. She has been a part of the Bright Dental team since 2015. Since then she has got married to her husband David, raised a fur baby Maggie and had two sons Lukas and Wesley. A recent hobby of hers is gardening in the summer, so if you have any tips and tricks on how to grow some amazing vegetables don’t be shy to share your knowledge!

Fun Facts!

Fave Food: Homemade pizza
Fave Movie: Bridesmaids
Fave Activity: Spin class
…and Pet Peeves? Loud eaters/drinker

 Carol

Carol

Reception

Carol earned her diploma at Alberta College. She has been in the dental business for 30 years with 12 years at Bright Dental. She has been married to her husband Richard for 26 years and they have 2 children. Apart from work, she likes reading, camping, hiking, and spending time with her family and pets.

Fun Facts!

Fave Book: A Fine Balance
Fave Movie: Any Ryan Gosling movie
Fave Food: Desserts
Favourite Activity/Sport: Working out

Debbra

Debbra

Reception

Debbra received her diploma from NAIT Banking and Business/KDM. She found her passion for dentistry when growing up with a not so great smile and that’s when Cosmetic Dentistry and Orthodontics changed her life! She has been in the business for over 20 years. Debbra has been with her husband, Rob since 2002. They have 3 very active boys. 2 hockey players, and 1 chef! In her spare time Debbra enjoys photography, biking, and is a great spectator to her boys’ hockey passions!

Fun Facts!

Fave Quote: “Life is too short, quit the bull!”
Fave Thing to do at work: Customer communications
Fave Food: Anything…ANYTHING spicy!
Favourite Activity/Sport: Biking
…any pet peeves? Fake people! Be who you are, and not what one thinks you are 🙂

Ashley

Ashley

Reception

Ashley has been working at Bright for 10 months and she has worked in the dental industry for around 3 years.

Fun Facts!

Fave Food: Steak and Sushi
Favourite Activity/Sport: Hiking, yoga, and going to concerts and sporting events.
Favorite movies: Mean girls / Shawshank Redemption

Dianne

Dianne

Reception

Dianne has been at Bright Dental for 7 months. She has a daughter and a son. She loves warm weather and all things Justin Bieber. One the weekends you can find her at Buco St. Albert!

Fun Facts!

Fave Quote: YOLO
Fave Book: Shopaholic Series
Fave Movie: Dirty Dancing
Fave Person: Post Malone
…and Pet Peeves? People who drive slow in the fast lane

Valeen

Valeen

Reception

Valeen has worked in the Dental Field for 9 years, she recently moved to St. Albert from a small town up north with her 3 daughters. Together they love to spend time outdoors, camping, fishing and boating.

Fun Facts!

Fave Food: Steak and Pickles
Fave Movie: Dazed and Confused
Fave activities: Boxing, swimming and concerts, really anything to do with music

Soki

Soki

Reception

Soki has worked in the Dental field for 10 years. She has an 11-year-old daughter, 2 rescued senior pets. She loves to spend her free time hiking in the mountains, travelling and going to music festivals.

Fun Facts!

Fave Book: Harry Potter, specifically Goblet of Fire
Fave Movie: Also Harry Potter
Fave Food: Sushi
…any pet peeves? Inconsistencies

Jennifer

Jennifer

Sterilization Technician

Jennifer is a busy hockey mom of two excellent goaltenders. She enjoys staying active. She has an adorable sheepadoodle named Ellie, and loves spending time with her and the family when she’s not in the office.

Fun Facts!

Lived in Italy for six years
Fluent in Italian
Fave Activities: Cooking and Travelling

Meet Our Team

Our Hygienists

Tina

Tina

Hygienist

Tina became a Dental Hygienist in 2005 after graduating from SIAST (Saskatchewan Institute of Applied Sciences and Technology). She has two daughters that are both pursuing careers in the dental field and has been married for 26 years. She is a very compassionate caregiver that takes pride in her ability to adapt to her patients needs while providing thorough dental care.

Fun Facts!

Fave Quote: Challenges are what make life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful. -Joshua J. Marine
Fave Book: The Book Thief / The Red Tent
Fave Movie: Drama and Romance
Fave Person: A kind one
Fave Food: Sweet, Savory, and OH a little spicy
Favourite Activity: boating….is that a sport?
…any pet peeves? clutter

Michelle

Michelle

Hygienist

Michelle completed her Diploma in Dental Hygiene at the University of Alberta in 2009 as well as a Bachelors of Physical Education from the University of Alberta in 2004. She is also a member of CRDHA, and DHAA. She has been in the business 12 years and at this office for 9 years. She has been married to Jon for 6 years and together they have one daughter and a fur baby.

Fun Facts!

Fave Book: Little Great Things, and Eat, Pray, Love.
Fave Movie: Jurassic Park
Fave Food: Lasagna
Favourite Activity: and any outdoor winter sport
If I could keep any animal as a pet, I would choose a red panda! One thing on my bucket list is a yoga retreat somewhere tropical

Brooke

Brooke

Hygienist

Brooke received her Dental Hygiene Diploma in 2017 and Bachelor of Science Dental Hygiene Specialization in 2018 from the University of Alberta. She is very passionate about dental hygiene and working closely with patients of all ages to improve their oral health and comfort in the dental chair! She is a member of the CRDHA and the CDHA. She is a 2017 graduate and has been a part of Bright Dental as of September 2017.

Outside of work, Brooke likes travelling, reading, kayaking, and scuba diving — pretty much anything that has to do with an ocean!

Fun Facts!

Fave quote: “It’s kind of fun to do the impossible!” – Walt Disney
Fave book: The Great Gatsby
Fave movie: 50 First Dates
Favourite Activity/Sport: Scuba Diving!
Fave food: Pineapple dole whip

Cecilia

Cecilia

Hygienist

Cecilia became a registered dental hygienist in 2013 as well as completed her Bachelors of Science from the University of Alberta in 2011. She is also a member of CRDHA and CDHA. She has been a part of Bright Dental as of early 2021.

Outside of work, Cecilia likes travelling, reading, watching movies and spending time with her family and friends.

Fun Facts!

Fave Quote: Life is a journey, not a destination – Ralph Waldo Emerson
Fave Movie: Wonder Woman
Fave Food: Sushi
Favourite Activity/Sport: Badminton, travelling

Erin

Erin

Hygienist

Erin completed her Diploma of Dental Hygiene in 2008 at Camosun College. She loves being a hygienist and helping people understand and improve their oral health.

She has been married for 13 years and has 2 children in elementary school. Outside of work and family, she keeps busy with swimming, baking, and reading.

Meet Our Team

Our Dental Assistants

Christina

Christina

Registered Dental Assistant

Christina received her Dental Assisting Certificate from NAIT in 2014. She has worked as an assistant and is a member of the College of Alberta Dental Assistants. She has been working in dentistry for 7 and a half years and has worked at Bright Dental for the last 7 years. Aside from working, she enjoys camping, travelling, going to the mountains, reading and spending time with loved ones.

Fun Facts!

Fave Movie: Forrest Gump
Fave Food: Any brunch food
Favourite Activity: Travelling
Favourite Person: My Grandmother

Jenni

Jenni

Registered Dental Assistant

Jenni received her Registered Dental Assisting Certificate from NAIT in 2014 and is a member of the College of Alberta Dental Assistants. She has been working in dentistry for 9 years and has been at this office for 7 years. Jenni has interests in traveling the world (17 countries and counting), doing activities with her family, and is an animal lover. She enjoys spending time with her family, eating pizza, and travelling the globe.

Fun Facts!

Fave Person: My daughter, Madi
Fave Food: Pizza
Favourite Activity: Travelling the globe

Mackenzie

Mackenzie

Registered Dental Assistant

Mackenzie received her Dental Assisting Diploma in 2021. Outside of work she enjoys hiking, baking and spending time with her family out in B.C.

Fun Facts!

Fave quote: When you focus on the good, the good gets better
Fave food: Ice Cream
…any pet peeves? Loud chewing or drinking

Breanna

Breanna

Registered Dental Assistant

Breanna always had a passion for teeth from an early age and since then has graduated from the dental assisting program at NAIT in 2018. She has been working at Bright dental for the past year and has been enjoying helping patients achieve their perfect smile with Invisalign. Outside of work she likes to spend time with her family, significant other (Wylie) and her two rescue dogs (Oscar and Nia.) During the summer she enjoys going out to the lake and relaxing under the sun with her two pups.

Fun Facts!

Fave Movie: Anything Disney!
Fave Food: Tacos
Favourite Activity/Sport: Bowling and Skiing

Sheena

Sheena

Registered Dental Assistant

Sheena received her Dental assisting diploma from KDM Dental College in 2021. Outside of work she spends her free time working out and spending time with her friends and family. She enjoys being outdoors in the mountains hiking/backcountry camping, skiing and snowboarding.

Fun Facts!

Fave quote: Don’t count the days, make the days count
Fave book: 101 Essays That Will Change the Way You Think
Favourite food: Seafood! And gravy.. on everything
… any pet peeves? People who leave their shopping carts in the middle of the parking lot

woman in dentist chair

Languages

Our Languages

Do you prefer to speak another language other than English? We offer dental appointments in French, Polish, and Portuguese. Just let us know what you prefer when you book with us.

Fees & Insurance

Our Fees & Insurance Options

We direct bill insurance and offer affordable fees.

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young girl with braces hugging mother

Community

Our Community Involvement

We love being a part of the St. Albert community. Some of our most recent involvement this past year includes: donating to Outloud St. Albert, donating to Santas Anonymous, donating to the Alberta SPCA, being sponsors of the new Woodlands Skate Park, donating to the Saving Grace Animal Society, donating to the Children’s Heart Society of Edmonton, and donating to Stop Abuse in Families.

Our Reviews

Dental Reviews From Our Patients

Bright Dental
Reviewed from Google

4.8 out of 5 stars

Lisa B
Lisa B

5 out of 5 stars

posted 2 hours ago

Bright Dental is amazing! I can't say enough great things about this dentist office! Dr. Frank and all of his staff take the time with their patients and really care! My hygienist, Tina is awesome. She is very knowledgeable and does an awesome job on my teeth every time! I wouldn't go anywhere else. From the moment you walk in, the front desk staff are always smiling and welcome you. I highly recommend Bright Dental! Awesome place to go!!!!

Jo
Jo

5 out of 5 stars

posted 3 months ago

Dr. Frank was so good and caring. I have an EXTREME fear of going to the dentist. Dr. Frank and his staff were very attentive and sensitive to my needs and did everything they could to reassure me and make me as comfortable as possible. Dr. Franks also listened and took my concerns seriously. He went the extra mile to show me that everything was okay; explaining in plain language why there was no cause for alarm. He did all this with a great smile and an amazing sense of humour! I would recommend Dr. Frank and his staff in a heartbeat!

Carlin Stanley
Carlin Stanley

5 out of 5 stars

posted 1 month ago

Bright dental is top notch when it comes to getting work done on your teeth. Every time I'm there I'm confident that I am in good hands. On top of that the staff is phenomenal. So friendly and professional. I always have a good time chatting with Dr. Frank and Roksanna.

Brittney Lyons
Brittney Lyons

5 out of 5 stars

posted 2 months ago

We came for our first visit today after my parents reccomend we switch here. Our other Dentist is retiring so we wanted to find another. It was also the first visit for our 2 year old. Everyone was incredibly friendly and patient. Dr. Frank was witty and very knowledgeable! They were handing out roses for International Women's Day which was incredibly thoughtful and sweet! We will definitely be back and will be switching the entire family to here. It also only took less than 2 weeks to get evening appointment to look at her teeth. Great experience! Would give them more than 5 stars if I could!

theresa bowman
theresa bowman

5 out of 5 stars

posted 1 month ago

Bright Dental is a fantastic dental office! The staff are professional, courteous, friendly, helpful and prompt. I am always seen at my scheduled appointment time. Any procedures being done are always explained, both before and during the procedure. I highly recommend Bright Dental.

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