OUR DOCTORS

Dr. Kirk Chambers

D.D.S.

Dr. Chambers was born in Vancouver, British Columbia. After completing high school, he enrolled in Aviation Technology at Selkirk College, in Castlegar, British Columbia. He then worked as a commercial pilot for 6 years in the Canadian North. Dr. Chambers graduated from the University of Alberta with his Doctorate of Dental Surgery, 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 Hospital, 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. 

Dr. Ward Jickling

D.D.S.

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. Ward then opted to further his education and entered dental school. 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

D.D.S.

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 and 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 and racing cars.

Dr. Dany Antony

D.D.S.

Dr. Antony is from beautiful Kerala, India, where he completed his Bachelor of Dental Surgery degree in 2011.  He decided to further his education at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia and completed another Doctor of Dental Surgery degree in 2017.  He went on and completed a one year General Practice Residency at Dalhousie University before joining Dental Service Group in 2018.  Dr. Antony is married and loves to go hiking, play basketball, oil paint, and overall enjoying his new life in Edmonton. 

Dr. Matthew Cohen

Anesthesiologist, Medical Director

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 joined Dental Service Group in 2001 and has been our Medical Director since 2004. He holds a hospital appointment at the Royal Alexandra Hospital and is an Associate Clinical Professor of Anesthesia at the University of Alberta. Dr. Cohen is passionate about improving clinical care for patients throughout the Edmonton Zone.  In his spare time he enjoys spending time with his wife and three young children preferably on skis or bicycles.

Dr. Neil Klassen

Anesthesiologist

Dr. Klassen has been with DSG since 1998.  After completing medical school at the University of British Columbia, Dr. Klassen did an internship at the Saskatoon City Hospital.   Following his internship, Dr. Klassen completed his residency in Anesthesia at the University of Alberta. He decided to further his education and training through the fellowship in trauma anesthesiology at Harborview Medical Center with the University of Washington.  Dr. Klassen decided to move back to Edmonton and joined the Royal Alexandra Hospital as a Lecturer in Anesthesia and was eventually appointed to Clinical Professor with the University of Alberta.   Dr. Klassen is currently the Deputy Zone Clinical Department Head of Anesthesia Edmonton Zone.  When Dr. Klassen is not working, you can find him gardening, welding, or working on automotives. 

Dr. Sam Stetsko

Anesthesiologist

Dr. Stetsko was born and raised in Edmonton and attended the University of Alberta.  During his time at the U of A, Dr. Stetsko played for the Golden Bears Football team!  Dr. Stetsko completed his Specialty Anesthesia training in 2004 and went on to join the anesthesia team at the Royal Alexandra Hospital.  Dr. Stetsko also spent time as an Anesthesiologist in the Canadian Military in 2007.  Dr. Stetsko joined DSG in 2008 and whenever possible, enjoys helping abroad with medical mission work.  He is presently Assistant Clinical Professor in Anesthesiology at the University of Alberta and the present Secretary Treasurer for the Alberta Medical Association Section of Anesthesia.   He spent 10 years coaching high school football and is currently coaching Lacrosse and Rugby of the 15-17 year old ladies in Edmonton. Dr. Stetsko is an avid football fan and enjoys travelling with his family.  

Dr. Nikhil Kembhavi

Anesthesiologist

Dr. Kembhavi graduated from medical school from the University of Alberta and then went on to complete his Anesthesia Residency through the U of A.  He is currently an Assistant Clinical Professor with the U of A as well as a department mentor with the Royal Alexandra Anesthesia unit.   Dr. Kembhavi joined DSG in 2014.  Dr. Kembhavi enjoys traveling, biking, running, fitness, and spending time with family and friends.  He is also a music fan and you can find him playing sax with his band during his off time.  

Dr. Jeffrey Popoff

Anesthesiologist

Dr. Jeffrey Popoff was raised in Saskatoon and subsequently moved to Winnipeg to attend the University of Manitoba for his undergrad BSc and medical school.  Dr. Popoff then went on to the University of Alberta in 2000 for his anesthesia residency.  In 2005 he joined the Royal Alexandra Department of Anesthesia.  Dr. Popoff is currently the U of A academic appointment Assistant Clinical Professor where he mentors medical students in training.  Dr. Popoff joined Dental Service Group in 2010.  When he is not working you will find him spending time with his 2 young daughters, swimming, or surfing in Hawaii!

Dr. Alan Cheng

Anesthesiologist

Dr. Cheng was born and raised in Edmonton.  He completed his pharmacy degree at the University of Alberta before completing medical school at Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario.  He returned to Edmonton to complete his specialist training in Anesthesiology and currently holds a hospital appointment at the Royal Alexandra Hospital and is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Anesthesia at the University of Alberta.  Dr. Cheng joined DSG in 2014.   A Golden Bear and Queen's football alumni, Dr. Cheng enjoys staying active, travelling the world and a good book.  

Dr. Rick Haugen

Anesthesiologist

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