Meet the Team
The Evergreen Family Dentistry Team is made up of dedicated professionals who are caring, friendly, have a wealth of experience, and are committed to delivering you the best care possible. You will be clearly presented with the options available for necessary and elective dental treatment. Our goals are not only to take care of your specific oral health needs, but also to ensure a pleasant experience during your visit to our office; you are treated like family!
Our team makes the difference . . .
Dr. Ron Haines
Dr. Ron Haines was born in Lancaster, England, the son of a British war bride and a career Canadian Army officer.
Dr. Haines attended schools in Ontario, Quebec, and the Yukon before graduating from high school in Regina, Saskatchewan. He was the first Boy Scout from the Yukon Territory to be invested as a Queen's Scout. After completing his Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Dental Surgery at the University of Alberta, he served in the Canadian Armed Forces; he was the first dental officer to complete the Airborne Regiment Basic Parachutist Course, and the first to complete post graduate training in Forensic Dentistry, Walter Reed Army Medical Center/Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, Washington, D.C.
In 1976, following his military service, Ron, with his new bride Jan, returned to Alberta, taking up residence in Spruce Grove and then Parkland County, there raising their four children and umpteen other animals.
In 2005, he was a member of the Canadian Disaster Victim Identification Team that was sent to Phuket, Thailand, to assist with the ID of victims of the SE Asia tsunami. When not practicing dentistry, consulting on forensic dental cases, or furthering his professional education, Ron enjoys, acreage life, travel, sailing, dog training, and teasing anyone that meets his fancy or happens to be around, but particularly his grandchildren.
Dr. Haines is passionate about dentistry and dedicated to his dental practice, establishing close and long-lasting ties with many of his patients. He enjoys working on children, one of the reasons that he has been providing orthodontic services (braces) for 20 years.
Dr. Mike Nichol
Dr. Nichol, a graduate of Spruce Grove Composite High School, studied dentistry at the University of Manitoba, graduating with a D.D.M. with distinction and receiving numerous honors and awards for academic achievement and clinical excellence. He has completed advanced training in the use of ‘snoring appliances’ and nitrous oxide sedation and offers these services to our patients. Mike now resides in Parkland County with his wife, and four children. In his spare time, he enjoys being active outdoors with his family, hiking, fishing, camping, and various other sports.
Dr. Nichol's professional goal is to provide quality family dentistry in a gentle and comforting manner. He believes in developing and maintaining quality relationships with his patients so that they can achieve optimal oral health. To help patients reach this goal, he believes in taking the time to explain all treatment options and recommendations while promoting open lines of communication.
Leandra - Administrative Assistant
Leandra was a diehard Edmontonian until she met her true love; she and her husband ‘Muffin’ now live in Stony Plain. She tried several career paths, including that of a qualified esthetician, but following the completion of a Medical Office Assistant Certificate, a practicum with Evergreen Family Dentistry, and a Dental Reception Certificate, she has decided that dental office administration is her niche. Leandra is a fast and eager learner and under the tutelage of Randa and Michele, is developing into a pleasant and reliable Dental Office Administrative Assistant. When not working, Leandra enjoys practicing esthetics, camping, gardening, photography and baking.
Suzie - Administrative Assistant
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Rachel - Administrative Assistant/Treatment Coordinator
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Shauna - Clinical Team Lead/Registered Dental Assistant Level II
Shauna’s home turf is Stony Plain. She graduated in Dental Assisting from KDM College, Edmonton. She brings invaluable knowledge and experience to our office, having worked as a civilian dental assistant for the Canadian Forces Dental Service and as an assistant in oral and maxillofacial surgery, prosthodontic, and periodontal specialty practices; she has advanced training in oral radiology and recently completed her orthodontic module through the University of Alberta. In her leisure time, Shauna is a volunteer with animal rescue groups and has recently started a small business baking and selling dog treats. When not working, she enjoys gardening and spending time with her dogs Rory and Ruby.
Stacy - Registered Dental Assistant Level II
Stacy is a graduate in dental assisting from KDM College, Edmonton, and has completed the orthodontic module through the University of Alberta. She brings fifteen years of training and experience to our practice. She is a valuable member of our team, working as a dedicated and very competent clinical assistant, often sharing a laugh and a smile with our patients. In her free time, Stacy likes travelling and camping.
Janine - Supply Sergeant/Registered Dental Assistant Level II
Janine was born and raised in the west end of Edmonton, but could not resist moving to Spruce Grove in 2002. She graduated from the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT) with a diploma in dental assisting and has completed the orthodontic module through the University of Alberta. Along with 13 years of dental experience, several years as a civilian dental assistant for the Canadian Forces Dental Service, Janine brings a very positive and upbeat attitude to work and a sincere concern for the welfare of her patients. At Evergreen Family Dentistry she has the vital role of maintaining our dental supply chain as well as happily filling in as a clinical assistant when and where she is needed. What free time she can find she loves spending with her four lovely daughters and camping.
Sherry - Dental Hygiene Lead/Registered Dental Hygienist
Sherry had earned a Bachelor of Science in chemistry before graduating from Toronto College of Dental Hygiene and Auxiliaries with her Diploma in Dental Hygiene; she has continued to upgrade her education having become certified in local anaesthesia and orthodontics through the University of Alberta. "My professional goal is to provide excellent oral hygiene care for my patients by continuing to update my knowledge of oral health, soft tissue management, periodontal health and disease, and management of pain and discomfort." In her spare time, Sherry enjoys family time with her husband and their young son Neakon and keeps busy by running Neakon to swimming, skating, gymnastics, and soccer.
Laura - Registered Dental Hygienist
Laura graduated from the University of Alberta with her Diploma in Dental Hygiene in 2001. She has further upgraded her education by completing her Bachelor of Science and becoming certified in administering local anaesthesia. She was born and raised in Stony Plain where she is now raising her three beautiful children that keep her smiling every day. Laura loves her job and enjoys all aspects of her profession.
Jan - Accounting
Jan is probably the most popular girl in the office because she is the one who pays the bills . . . and our paychecks! Jan and Ron met at CFB Toronto while both of them served with the Canadian Forces; she worked for the Base Administration at the time. After Jan left the military she was employed for a few years with the Federal Business Development Bank. Jan does not have any free time. If she is not at the office, she is working at her pottery, often at the Parkland Potters’ Guild, gardening or with one or more of their grandchildren.