At DSG, we fully embrace the truism that a great thing is usually best described as the sum of its parts. Every one of those parts brings value to the care that is provided to our patients which is why we ensure that there are dedicated team members representing each expertise at every level of service that we provide. This includes dentists, anesthetists (all are Canadian board certified specialists in anesthesia), registered dental assistants, registered nurses and care coordinators. Our family is here to take care of your family.
Dr. Kirk Chambers
Dr. Chambers was born in Vancouver, British Columbia in 1960. After completing high school, he enrolled in Aviation Technology at Selkirk College, in Castlegar, British Columbia. He then worked as a commercial pilot from 1979 until 1984 in the Canadian North. Dr. Chambers graduated from the University of Alberta with his Doctorate of Dental Surgery in 1989, receiving the Alberta Dental Association gold medal award for the top graduating student. Following a one year General Practice Residency at the University of Alberta Hospitals, Dr. Chambers operated a fly in dental practice serving remote communities in northern Alberta. As part of this service, he provided dental treatment under General Anesthesia for children at the High Level Hospital. He also provided dental extractions under IV sedation to several dental offices in northern Alberta. In 1997, Dr. Chambers began his general anesthetic practice in Edmonton. In 2000 Dental Surgery Group was moved to its current location. In 2013, the practice was renamed to Dental Service Group.
Dr. Ward Jickling
Dr. Jickling began his post-secondary education at Grande Prairie Regional College where he completed his first two years of general sciences. He then moved to Edmonton to complete his degree in Biological Sciences. In 1997 Ward opted to further his education and entered dental school, graduating in 2001. Dr. Jickling practiced in Manning and Peace River, Alberta for two years before moving back to Edmonton and joining Dental Service Group. Dr. Jickling enjoys spending time with his wife and 2 children.
Dr. Harry Choriatis
Dr. Choriatis was born in Montreal, Quebec and moved to Stettler, Alberta as a child. After completing high school in Stettler, he moved to Edmonton to attend the University of Alberta. In 2012, Dr. Choriatis graduated with his Bachelor of Medical Sciences and Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree. He went on to complete a one year general practice residency at the University of Alberta Hospital before joining Dental Service Group in 2013. Dr. Choriatis enjoys spending time with nieces and nephews back in Stettler. When he gets the chance, he enjoys helping his dad with his car restoration projects.
Dr. Matthew Cohen
Dr. Cohen was raised in Saskatoon, SK. After completing medical school at the University of Saskatchewan he relocated to complete his specialist anesthesia training at the University of Alberta. Dr. Cohen has been medical director at Dental Service Group since 2004. He holds a hospital appointment at the Royal Alexandra Hospital and is an Assistant Clinical Professor of anesthesia at the University of Alberta. Dr. Cohen, also, currently is the Deputy Chief of Anesthesia for Edmonton Zone; a position which allows him to advocate for and work towards improving care throughout the Edmonton region. In his spare time he enjoys spending time with his wife and growing young family.