The Concept Dental Team

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Dr K. Appalraju- General Dentist

Skill and compassion go hand in hand when providing exceptional patient care. As a dental professional, I stay up to date on the latest advancements in dentistry in order to provide the most current treatment options for my patients. As a Dentist, I recognize that my patients are unique individuals who have placed a great deal of trust in me and my team. That is just one reason why I value each and every patient relationship. Many of my patients have not seen a dentist in years because of fear and anxiety:

“I distinctly recall an elderly lady who avoided the dentist for 50 years but who summoned strength to come to see me because of dental sedation. In the end she just needed someone to feel comfortable with and trust. It turned out no sedation was needed! There are many similar stories” I truly cherish helping these patients get the care they require with or without sedation dentistry.

I believe education is one of the pillars of any dental practice. Both my staff and I spend extensive time furthering our skills and training. We constantly educate our patients on all aspects of dentistry from simple preventive care to more complex implant care and bone grafting.

Outside of my dental practice I enjoy spending time with my family and hitting the golf course. I also love a fantastic gourmet meal with friends.

Having grown up in both South Africa and Canada has cultivated a love of travel. One of my favourite places is Bora Bora but I also love the history found in India. This interest took me to the Caribbean for 6 years to live and study.

I have been an active member of the Alberta Dental Association & College for over 16 years.

I appreciate the time you’ve taken to visit this site and find out more about this dental practice, my team, and the many services we can provide to help you achieve optimum oral health.


Dr M. Gidda – General Dentist

I was born in Kelowna, British Columbia and then spent the next decade and a half of my life moving from city to city across Western Canada due to my parents work. Finally we settled in Calgary, Alberta which is where my family has been for the past now 17 years. I went on to study at the University of Saskatchewan where I earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Human Physiology. I made the decision to become a dentist within my first year and committed myself to achieving that goal. I completed my Doctor of Dental Medicine degree in Sydney, Australia.

Constantly being on the move was a great life experience for me. It allowed me to learn to adapt to new environments, interact with new and different people at a high rate. This is what I apply to my patients. With each new patient is a new and different experience. A dialogue, as well as an understanding must be established that is unique to each person in order to create a comfortable, trusting and pleasant environment.

Outside of the dental office I enjoy watching and playing sports, working out, trying out new restaurants and food, spending time with my family and even just lying in bed and having nice date with some Netflix.

My goal at Concept Dental is ensure a pleasant and educational experience for my patients where they leave with some understanding of what was done and for what reason. Instead of me simply telling them and expecting them to agree. All this while striving to improve my skills and expanding my knowledge base. I have learned that education and work never settles; you must constantly strive to improve yourself in every facet in order to truly become great at what you do.


Dr. S. Patel – General Dentist

I am excited to join Concept Dental. I have been with this great group since June 2018. I hail from India and worked there for 5 years as a dentist. I have been working in Red Deer, Edmonton and various smaller communities in Alberta for the past few years while challenging Canadian Exams. Having passed all accreditation examinations on the first attempt I am eager to meet and care for the citizens of Red Deer.

I speak 5 languages and enjoy travelling and cooking with my spouse.


Krystal – Director of Operations

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Shemina – Treatment Coordinator

As the Treatment Coordinator, Shemina enjoys helping patients understand the treatment they need and guiding them through the process. With her knowledge of various insurance companies, she is able to help patients utilize their benefit plan to the maximum while getting them the treatment they require. Shemina finds it rewarding to see patients restore their overall oral health and gain back their confidence!

Outside of the workplace, Shemina loves spending time with her beautiful daughter, family and friends. Shemina also enjoys all-inclusive getaways and fine dining.


Deysi – Office Admin

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Kate-Lynn – Admin Staff

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Shannon – Registered Dental Assistant

After graduating from SAIT in Calgary,  Shannon returned to Red Deer, where she grew up, to work with Concept Dental. Each day she is excited to work with a passionate group of people who are devoted to providing the most spa-like dental experience to every patient.  Shannon loves the great outdoors and enjoys camping, golfing, skiing and walking her dog.

Shannon looks forward to helping you with any of your dental needs.


Kara – Registered Dental Assistant

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Bry – Registered Dental Assistant

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Marianne – Registered Dental Assistant

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Rachel – Registered Dental Hygienist

Rachel was born and raised in Red Deer, and has recently moved back after a few years away, living throughout Ontario and Southern Alberta. Rachel has several years of experience in the dental field as a Registered Dental Assistant and then decided to expand her education and graduated as Registered Dental Hygienist. She is thrilled to be joining the incredible team at Concept Dental, and looks forward to being involved in your positive, spa-like experience at our office.

Rachel is excited to be back in Red Deer to spend time with friends and family. She also enjoys travelling, golfing, camping, and playing soccer year-round.


Karly – Registered Dental Hygienist

Karly began her journey as a Registered Dental Assistant in 2010 then attended school in Toronto to complete her Hygiene Diploma in 2012. She has been with Concept Dental for almost 3 years. Karly enjoys educating patients on their oral health as well as their overall health. She can treat your needs painlessly and efficiently covering all ranges of health from gingivitis to advanced gum disease.

​Karly enjoys going back to the the family farm, travelling and playing numerous sports.

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