Dr. Christian Chao graduated from the University of Alberta with a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree following a Bachelor of General Sciences. During his training, he received the Canadian Academy of Pediatric Dentistry Award. Dr. Christian is committed to providing comprehensive dental treatment with a patient-centred care approach.
Dr. Christian has been volunteering at SHINE Dentistry to provide dental care to inner-city children and joined Kindness in Action dental mission trip in Peru. He’s looking forward to the next opportunity to travel to help patients around the world.
Dr. Christian was born and raised in Paris, France and made Alberta home since 2006. In his spare time, you can find Christian hiking the Rocky Mountains as well as running, playing tennis, and walking his dog with his wife.
Dr. Christian is fluent in English and French. He practices all aspects of general dentistry and is accepting new patients.
Dr. Kyle Debungie is an Anishinaabe from Rainy River First Nations, in Ontario. He earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery at Creighton University School of Dentistry in Omaha, Nebraska. He enjoys all aspects of general family dentistry, from young children to complex adult restorative cases. He is a member of the Canadian Dental Association and the Alberta Dental Association and College.
Dr. Kyle met his wife while attending Weber State University in Ogden, Utah. They have two young children and are excited to have another baby coming in January 2022. Dr. Kyle enjoys the outdoors, taking portraits of his children, playing sports, especially hockey and walking his dog, Ghost.
Dr. Alyssa Orobko completed her doctor of dental surgery (DDS) degree in 2013 from the University of Alberta. She has always wanted to give back to her community and has been working with Dr. Crowfoot and associates since she has graduated. One highlight of becoming a dentist has been going on multiple trips with Kindness in Action to provide dental care for those in need in other countries. In addition to providing excellent care for her patients, Dr. Orobko loves to get to know each of them and is committed to finding out what their goals are. In her free time, she loves to hang out with her husband and son in the outdoors. Hiking, camping and snowboarding are among her hobbies. She is excited to get to know you all at Edmonton West Dental Clinic.
Dr. Deb Crowfoot is a First Nations native born and raised in Alberta, Canada. Dr. Crowfoot comes from a progressive family of ten children; all of whom are educated and possess Bachelors of Science, Masters, and Doctorate degrees in education, social work, business administration and medical field (dentistry).
Dr. Crowfoot is the second recorded First Nations Native Doctor in Dentistry to practice in Canada. Dr. Crowfoot completed his undergraduate studies at Brigham Young University, in Provo Utah and then finished his doctorate degree from one of the top dental schools in the United States from Washington State University. Dr. Crowfoot’s entrepreneurial spirit was developed at ai1 early age; while attending dental school, he started his own business in painting houses to support his family and his education expenses.
Upon graduation, Dr. Crowfoot relocated to Phoenix Arizona to complete his internship where he used his intuitive entrepreneurial and marketing skills to create a mobile dental practice to serve under-represented areas on the Native American reservations. Dr. Crowfoot desired to always become a dentist and to give back to his community. Later, he relocated back to Alberta, Canada and opened his own private practice on the Siksika Nation reserve.
The success of his dental practice with Siksika Nation has allowed Dr. Crowfoot to develop other dental clinics in the Provinces of Alberta and Saskatchewan. Dr. Crowfoot’s fulfillment is not in the successful development of his business but in helping to increase his patient’s self-esteem and self-worth, especially when they look in the mirror and smile with confidence and joy. Dr. Crowfoot’s interpersonal and proficient dental skills have created a high demand for his services; consequently, he sees more native children than any other dentist in Canada.
Dr. Crowfoot’s entrepreneurial skill is not limited to dentistry. Dr. Crowfoot established Ultrex Laboratories, manufacturing custom orthopedic inserts. He also opened a dental laboratory, making dental appliances, such as Dentures, crowns and splints. Both businesses are located on the Maskwacis reserve to promote local employment and encourage educational diversities. Dr. Crowfoot’s wife, Lorraine, and their family of seven children come first in his life. Dr. Crowfoot’s life is grounded in his religious values. It’s often been said “It is not his vocation or contribution to society that defines him, but more importantly his calling as a husband, father, and friend that defines him and where he finds tl1e most joy.”