Our Calgary Office Team
Meet Our Caring & Compassionate Team
Dr. Dwayne Kowalchuk, DMD
Born and raised in Calgary, Dr. K started on the path to becoming a dentist during his undergraduate years. He earned two degrees — one in art and another in biology. He knew that he wanted to get into some aspect of health care and liked that he could help people and put his diverse skills to good use.
“I thought that the marriage of my art experience and my biological sciences experience would work perfectly with dentistry.”
Dr. Tammie Cheung
A native to Calgary, Dr. Cheung has been working in the dental field for over 10 years. Her journey commenced after she obtained her Bachelor of Science in biology; when she began working as a sterilization technician and chairside assistant at a dental clinic. Dr. Cheung developed her passion for dentistry here and went on to pursue her dental hygiene degree in Vancouver at the University of British Columbia.
Dr. Raquel Hudson
Dr. Raquel Hudson was born and raised in Kelowna, BC where she attended UBC Okanagan. After 3 years of a medical biochemistry degree, Dr. Hudson was accepted into UBC Dental School in Vancouver. While attending, Dr. Hudson learned all aspects of general dentistry and has developed a growing passion for esthetic restorative dentistry and orthodontics. Dr. Hudson loves the meticulous, “attention to detail” aspects of dental medicine.
Our Calgary (Southport) Team
The kind and caring team members at ConfiDENTAL Health + Dental Clinic are passionate about helping patients achieve healthy, beautiful smiles.
We can’t wait to meet you!
Chantal, Treatment Coordinator
Hi! I’m Chantal, one of the fantastic members of the ConfiDENTAL team. I am a native Calgarian and have been working in dentistry for over 15 years. I am a licenced dental assistant (RDAII) but have transitioned to an administrative role. I thoroughly enjoy my profession. I love working with patients and improving smiles. I can’t imagine doing anything else for a living. Dr Kowalchuk is an excellent dentist and a great boss!!
In my personal time, I love golfing, camping and reading. I have a young son, and he keeps me quite busy. We enjoy lots of outdoor activities in the summer and hockey in the fall and winter. Yes!! I am a proud Hockey Mom.
Erin, Registered Dental Hygienist
Hello, my name is Erin. My career in the dental field started when I graduated from Columbia College, here in Calgary as a dental assistant. I worked for several years as an assistant and in those years, had a growing interest towards becoming a hygienist. I attend the Toronto College of Dental Hygiene and now am proud to be apart of the ConfiDENTAL hygiene team – educating patients on how their oral health is linked to their overall health.
I am a huge animal lover; my little puppy, Acer, just celebrated his first birthday. Some of my hobbies also include golf, Ukrainian dance and camping.
Denise, Hygiene Coordinator
Hi, my name is Denise and I am one of the friendly voices that you may hear when calling ConfiDENTAL. I joined Dr Dwayne Kowalchuk’s team in October 2017 & truly love working with this awesome group. I graduated in 1989 as a Dental Assistant/Administrator but have chosen to work in the administration side of the industry. I have been working as an administrator since November 2003 and always look forward to all the exciting challenges that this position has in store for me. I truly believe that we have a great office and we all strive to be the best dental office. Our goal is making patients feel comfortable and providing excellent care.
When I am away from the office I have a wonderful husband and two grown children as well as a loyal companion, Keela. We love to spend time with family, travel, play games and enjoy the outdoors all year round.
Tara, Registered Dental Hygienist
Hi, my name is Tara. I’m one of the Registered Dental Hygienists here at ConfiDENTAL Health + Dental Clinic. I’ve been in the dental field for 22 years now and love every moment of my work. I have a strong passion for helping our patients with their dental needs and based upon my years of assisting and hygiene experience, I can explain almost any dental procedure.
I graduated from Confederation College in Thunder Bay with a Dental Assistant Certification and then followed up with a 3-year Advanced Diploma in Dental Hygiene. I also received my Sedation Assistant Certification from the University of Alberta, which means I can help my patients feel more comfortable at their appointments through the use of local anesthetic and nitrous oxide.
When I’m not here at the office, you will find me with my hubby and 2 daughters. The past year has given us more of an appreciation for family and a greater understanding of medical issues as my younger daughter was diagnosed with a soft tumour cancer of the abdomen. She is a fighter and is currently doing well. We recently got a black lab pup named Jack who we adore. I also like camping, hunting & shopping.