Meet Our Team
Kaitlin Stirling, Manager/Business Administrator
Kaitlin has worked in dentistry for over 17 years so far, and we were pleased to welcome her to our practice in 2011. A native of Spruce Grove, she loves the positive atmosphere of the office and getting to know all of our patients so well over time. Providing excellence service to her own community is important to her!
In her spare time, Kaitlin enjoys improving her golf game, skiing, reading, and looking for new things to learn.
An interesting fact about Kaitlin: She’s had a private pilot license before!
Meg Easton, Practice Administrator
Meg’s dental career spans over 15 years. She hails from the Edmonton area and does a great job of helping keep the office running smoothly each day.
Outside of work, Meg spends lots of quality time with her young daughter and their horses. Her favorite hobbies include dressage, practicing archery, camping in the great outdoors, and curling up with a good book. She’s also a passionate traveler and has gone to several different countries with more to come in the future.
An interesting fact about Meg: She regularly competes in mounted archery competitions!
Lisa Pickett, Pratice Administrator
Lisa first joined the dental field around 15 years ago, and she’s spent roughly half of that time as a part of our practice. She feels very grateful to work alongside such talented and friendly team members each day!
Lisa is happily married and has two sons. Away from work, they spend the summers boating at the lake and regularly go ice fishing/sledding during winter.
An interesting fact about Lisa: She’s originally from a very small town called Port-aux-Basques in Newfoundland.
Dallas Wood, Registered Dental Hygienist
Dallas has been working as a dental hygienist for over 20 years now, and she joined our practice in 2008. She loves having the opportunity to get to work with a variety of patients of all ages in a friendly, welcoming environment, from toddlers to seniors. She achieved her Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene from the University of Alberta, as well as certifications in local anesthetic administration and medication prescribing.
Outside the office, Dallas is happily married with two teenage children. Her favorite hobbies include waterskiing, doing yoga, and curling.
An interesting fact about Dallas: She lived in Yellowknife for six years.
Christine Ward, Registered Dental Hygienist
Christine joined our team in October of 2020, but her overall career in dentistry spans two full decades! She completed her Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene at the University of Alberta in 2002. Today, what she likes most about her job is getting to know the patients so well while helping them maintain optimal oral health.
Away from work, Christine is married with a son and a daughter. She spends most of her free time running around as a very busy hockey/ringette/soccer mom!
An interesting fact about Christine: she was involved in a motor vehicle accident as a teen and had to have numerous dental procedures as a result. In fact, 1/3 of her teeth are dental implants.
Julia Budzinska, Registered Dental Assistant
Julia is originally from Poland. She’s been working in dentistry for over a decade now and is happy to have recently joined the Spruce Ridge team! What she enjoys most about being a dental assistant is having the ability to help patients feel at home and genuinely excited about their appointments.
Outside of working hours, Julia stays crazy busy with three kids, various sports, and a big, stinky dog. Her personal hobbies include traveling, hiking, and cooking wonderfully elaborate meals for big gatherings with friends and family.
An interesting fact about Julia: When everyone is in bed, she eats her secret ice cream and plays SNES games!
Kaitlin Dawson, Registered Dental Assistant
An Edmonton native, Kaitlin has been working in dentistry for well over a decade so far. She studied at the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology. What she likes most about her work is being able to help the patients feel comfortable and happy.
At home, Kaitlin enjoys hanging out with her husband and cat. Her favorite hobbies include working out, going running, and spending quality time at the family lake lot.
An interesting fact about Kaitlin: She’s competed in Femsport before.