Welcome to Orchards Dental!
We are a team of professionals who are passionate about dental care and our patients' health! We are committed to providing quality, comprehensive dental care in a compassionate and conscientious way to gain the trust of our patients and the community we serve.
We believe in constant improvement, and we do our very best to produce a consistently positive patient experience through a combination of gentle care and a dedication to patient education.
Meeting new patients and getting to know you and your family is one of the best parts of our job! We'd like to take a moment and return the favor so you can get to know us better as well!
Dr. Dennis George Anithottam, B.D.S., D.M.D.
Dr. Dennis George Anithottam graduated with his BDS in 1998 from the Government Dental College,Trivandrum, Kerala University, in Kerala, India. He completed a compulsory rotating internship (equivalent to a general practice residency in North America) in 1999 after which he practiced as a general practitioner before immigrating to Canada. Dr. Dennis worked at a general dental practice in Yellowknife for 8 years with a focus on root canals and surgical extractions as well as all other aspects of dentistry.
While practicing in India, he was for a time a lecturer in The Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics at his alma mater. After immigrating to Canada, he enrolled at the University of Manitoba Dental School and graduated with his D.M.D in 2010 and has been practicing as a general dentist since. He recently moved to Edmonton and has purchased The Orchards Dental Clinic. He is excited to be in Edmonton, his new hometown with his two sons and wife, Dr. Merry Anithottam, a fellow dentist.
Dr. Dennis is certified Level 2 Basic Neuromodulators: Upper Face and Bruxism Treatment and can administer Botox for both aesthetic and therapeutic uses. As well Dr. Dennis can administer Nitrous and Oral Sedation for patients to make their treatment more comfortable for available treatments such as dental implants and wisdom tooth extraction procedures.
Dr. Dennis is excited to offer tooth replacement solutions such as dental implants in his modern facility!
In his spare time, He likes to keep his knowledge and skills updated by attending continuing education courses and is also a fitness enthusiast. He likes to work out in the gym and enjoys going out with his kids to play with them in parks. He is also passionate about getting involved in the community and helping people in need.
Dr. Merry Dennis Anithottam, B.D.S., D.D.S.
Dr. Merry Dennis Anithottam graduated with a Bachelor of Dental surgery degree from Government Dental College, Calicut, Kerala, India in 2006 and moved to Canada in 2007. After immigrating to Canada, she joined the International Dentist Program at University at Buffalo, New York and obtained her DDS. Dr. Anithottam provides quality dentistry for her patients, caring for adults and children in her practice. Dr. Merry has a very gentle approach and enjoys educating patients and helping them feel better about their dental care.
In her spare time, she loves cooking and spending time with her family.
Treatment Coordinator/Privacy Officer
Kirsten is Orchards Dental Treatment Coordinator. She comes with 17 years of dental administrative experience in both surgical and general dentistry and thoroughly enjoys connecting with patients and providing them with exceptional client service! No matter what the treatment plan, from a basic filling to dental implants, she aims to provide the same level of detail and consistency to make the treatment process as streamlined as possible. If you have any questions or need assistance with understanding your treatment requirements, insurance, or estimates, please feel free to call her!
Kirsten enjoys an active lifestyle with yoga, hiking, and working out. She loves the arts, jazz, dining out, and spending quality time with family and friends.
Shanna is Orchards Dental Dental Receptionist. She comes to our clinic with several years of experience in medical administration and brings a wealth of organization and professionalism to her position. Shanna loves spending time at home with her family and focuses daily on a healthy and active lifestyle.
Please feel free to contact Shanna with any questions related to your dental requirements - she's happy to help!
Registered Dental Assistant | Infection Control Officer
Registered Dental Assistant
Registered Dental Hygienist
Dragana graduated from the University of Alberta Diploma Program for Dental Hygiene in 2015. She decided to pursue further education by completing her Bachelor of Science with Specialization in Dental Hygiene from the University of Alberta that following year. Since beginning her career as a dental hygienist, she prides herself in providing gentle yet thorough dental hygiene therapy to help improve her patients’ oral and overall health.
Outside of work, Dragana loves to spend time with her family and friends and live an active lifestyle.
Nour Wazir, RDH
Registered Dental Hygienist
Nour graduated from University of Alberta in Bachelor of Science in Psychology then went on to pursue a Bachelor of Science with Dental Hygiene specialization in 2020. Nour is a dedicated dental hygienist that has a passion for spreading knowledge and awareness about the importance of oral health as well as providing quality dental hygiene therapy to improve patient’s dental health.
Nour enjoys to drawing and painting, being outdoors, and staying active!