MEET THE TEAM
DR. TANYA CHACKO
I grew up in the friendly city of Medicine Hat in Southern Alberta. After graduating from the University College Cork in Ireland, I returned to my Alberta home where I enjoy practicing dentistry.
What I love about my job is the time I get to spend with you and your families. I make sure that you understand your dental health and the treatment that suits your needs best. Outside of the clinic, I enjoy going to courses and seminars on the latest dental techniques, so I can better serve you.
My team and I are grateful to give back to the community. We collect donations and take part in local charities, for instance, Cochrane Bowl for Kids. Also, I highly value volunteering with Kindness in Action and CUPS, providing free dentistry for those in need.
Here at Fireside Dental, we are committed to serving our patients with gentle treatment and the greatest level of comfort. We have an outstanding team that is passionate about dentistry and we strive to deliver exceptional care to you and your families.
DR. DAVID HUA
Born and raised in Sydney, I spent my first few years practicing dentistry in Australia, having graduated from the University of Sydney. I moved to Calgary in 2019, with a suitcase short of winter clothing but not without my passion for providing the best possible care to meet the needs of every patient. I strive to apply the best practices from my professional activities here and abroad to create a personal and comfortable experience for every visitor to Fireside Dental Clinic. Apart from practicing in clinics, I have also had the opportunity to volunteer by providing dental care to patients in Guatemala and Vanuatu. I cannot wait to join our team on their volunteer trips abroad in the near future. Outside of dentistry, I enjoy watching and playing sports; currently on my list is learning how to play hockey!
I grew up in Ontario where I graduated from dental assisting school. I made my way out to Alberta in 2012 making this my home!
What I love about my job is helping make our patients feel comfortable, helping people understand the importance of oral health and answering any questions they may have. I feel fortunate to have had the opportunity to have started with Fireside Dental when they first opened, the community has been amazing and I feel good to be a part of it. The staff have become a family making it easy to come to work everyday.
Standing with TREC makes me feel proud to be in dental we have high values and standards we pride ourselves in. I also enjoy the volunteering opportunities and continuous learning they provide us.
When I am not at work you can find me enjoying the outdoors and traveling!
I was born and raised in Lewisporte, Newfoundland spending most of my childhood competitively figure skating but still findings lots of time to cruise the Atlantic Ocean on my family's boat.
Upon completion of high school I attended Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia completing my Diploma in Dental Hygiene. I then worked in my hometown for 5 years before making the move to Calgary.
After working in the city for a year I knew I had to get back to a small town feel and Cochrane is just that!
I love creating connections and building relationships with my patients to provide a comfortable experience, while treating each patient to their specific needs.
When I'm not at work, I am always up to something with my family, friends, my dog and horses!
Raised in Toronto, Ontario. My interest in the dental field started early on. I began working in the field as an office administrator in 2006, going on to graduate from Regency Dental Hygiene Academy in 2010, where I then decided to move to Alberta to begin my career in Dental Hygiene. I love educating patients on their oral health and I strive to make every patient's dental experience a positive one!
When I'm not at work I enjoy spending time with family and friends as well as exploring Alberta by motorcycle with my husband!
I am a proud Albertan, born in Calgary and raised on an acerage just outside Calgary.
I graduated from Dental Assisting from Columbia College in 2010, making my way to the TREC Dental Family in 2014, and making Fireside Dental Clinic my home in 2018.
I love working in dentistry as the field is constantly evolving and there is continuous education opportunities. I love making people feel comfortable in the dental chair and helping them overcome dental fears.
When I am not at work you will find me enjoying time spent with my fiance, puppy, family, and friends.
Saskatchewan born and raised, my love for the mountains brought me to Alberta! I have a love for physical fitness and am an avid crossfit lover.
I am proud to be a part of a clinic that serves the wonderful community that I now call home. Fireside Dental has given me the opportunity to provide quality care for many familiar faces while also introducing me to new members of the Cochrane area. I love the continuous educational opportunities that the dental industry provides, while allowing me to be social and active within my community.
I graduated from the Dental Administrator Program at CDI College in 2006. I have been working in the dental field ever since. I love getting to know our patients and being part of their oral health needs. I am very blessed to be able to call Cochrane home and work at such an amazing practice.
When I am not at the practice I am on adventures with my husband, 2 kids and dog.