meet the White Oak Dental Team

Dr. Swapna Menon

Dr. SwapnaDr Menon graduated from University of British Columbia. She is a member of the Alberta Dental Association and College and the Canadian Dental Association.

Dr. Menon is well trained in latest dental techniques and places strong emphasis on newest advancements that are continually being made in dental technology in order to enhance patient experience and well being. She is passionate about dentistry, and her patient’s comfort and satisfaction have always been her number one priority. She continues to advance her knowledge in all areas of general dentistry including Invisalign, Root canal, Botox and Orthodontics.

When she is not at the clinic Dr. Menon enjoys spending time with her family, friends and travelling.

Dr. Nahal Vessal

Dr.Nahal-01Dr. Nahal Vessal is a Certified Endodontist (a specialist in performing root canals). She is a Fellow of the Royal college of Dentists of Canada, and a member of the Alberta Society of Dental Specialists (ASDS) Calgary and district dental society (CDDS), Canadian Dental Association (CDA) and also a member of the Alberta Dental Association and College (ADA and C).

She renewed her license in Endodontics in the University of Toronto faculty of dentistry. She is passionate about her work and strives to do her best to make the patients comfortable during  and after root canal treatment. She continues to advance her knowledge in Endodontics by attending continuing education courses in order to stay updated with new technology and advancements in this field. She speaks two languages (English and Farsi) and is also a certified interpreter with the Calgary board of Education. In her free time she enjoys swimming, reading and hiking and spending time with her husband and two sons.

Teigan – Dental Business Administrator


I graduated from Bow Valley College’s Dental Business Assistant course in 2013. I am happy to have found a clinic that teaches me more each day and I am honored to be part of the team.

I am truly Calgarian and live here with my young family. I enjoy spending time with them and making memories on my days off.


Lynette – Registered Dental Hygienist

lynetteI have been working in the dental field since 1987 and started working at White Oak Dental in 2004. I enjoy being part of such a fantastic dental team and staying up to date with technology and treatment options.

The best part of my job is working with patients and building the personal relationships I have developed over the years. I also enjoy being part of our team’s commitment to personalized treatment promoting overall health.

In my spare time I enjoy warm holidays, painting, and spending time with family and friends.

Kelsey – Registered Dental Assistant

kelseyI graduated from the dental hygiene program at the University of Alberta in 2008, and then again with my Bachelor of Science in 2009. I joined White Oak Dental in 2014 and have truly enjoyed working with such an amazing team ever since. I strive daily to build lasting relationships with patients, while helping them achieve a great smile and improve their overall health and well being.

I am actively involved in the dental charitable organization Kindness In Action; and have provided volunteer dental care in Cambodia, Peru, Guatemala and many other countries around the world. In my spare time I enjoy traveling, spin class and spending time with family and friends.

Justine – Registered Dental Assistant

justinenewI graduated from dental assisting in 2012, from my hometown in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. I’ve been working with Dr. Menon for three years now and love her dedication and enthusiasm towards our patient’s oral health goals. In my spare time I love exploring the outdoors with my two fur babies and spending time with my family and friends.