Edmonton Dentists | Azarko Dental Group

Azarko Dental Group: Edmonton Dentists Serving our Community Since 1979

The Azarko Dental Group believes that your Dentist should be someone that you can trust. Our team of personable and caring General Dentists takes the time to give you individualized attention, and explain all of your dental treatment options. Your oral care is our passion!  Providing our dental services in a comfortable facility with hours extending into weekends and evenings, our patients often comment on our helpful team and caring doctors.  We are proud of this distinction and are committed to building trusting relationships with all who turn to us for their dental needs.

Our team of professionals is committed to staying current with technology to provide you with comfortable dental care in a gentle and efficient manner.  We educate our clients on all of their dental treatment options, and explain complex terminology so they can make sound dental choices. Our team members will welcome you with a smile and extend every effort to provide you with the best dental care possible.  

If you are looking for caring, gentle and understanding dentists in Edmonton, who offer extended hours to accommodate your schedule, contact the Azarko Dental Group at (780) 800-7106 or (780) 800-7080. You can also email us at azarko3@shawbiz.ca.

 

Dr. Andreas Azarko

Edmonton Dentists – Andreas Azarko

Dr. Andreas Azarko graduated from the University of Alberta in 1990 after earning his Bachelor of Science degree and Doctor of Dental Surgery at the age of 21. Following graduation, Andreas entered into private practice with his older brother Dr. Enrico Azarko, establishing Azarko Dental Group. Since this time, Azarko Dental Group has grown into a group practice with numerous dedicated doctors, offering extended hours in both our West and Southbrook locations. 

Over the years, Dr. Azarko has enjoyed being involved in clinical teaching in the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry and has been particularly fascinated with the advancements in General Dentistry clear orthodontics.  Combining the advantages of clear Invisalign aligners with traditional fixed braces as necessary, Dr. Andreas Azarko is excited to offer the benefits of both modalities. Most recently, Andreas has brought complete digital integration to Azarko Dental Group including iTero digital scanning, digital x-rays and  chairside computer integration as part of our transition into a paperless treatment facility.  

Dr. Azarko is an active member of the community, supporting numerous local charities including the Goodwill Industries of Alberta, the Cross Cancer Institute and Make a Wish Foundation.  Outside of the practice of dentistry, he enjoys culinary experimentation, water sports, skiing and maintaining a regular exercise program.

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Dr. Enrico Azarko

Edmonton Dentists – Enrico Azarko

Dr. Enrico (Rico) Azarko is a graduate of the University of Alberta, receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in 1977 and a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree in 1979. Dr. Azarko, at the young age of 23, along with Dr. U. Zuch, co-founded our dental clinic at its present location in 1979.

Dr. Azarko has a diversified interest in General Dentistry performing a wide range of dental procedures including dental surgery, root canal therapy, and cosmetic dentistry techniques.

In 1980, Dr. Azarko incorporated a subsidiary side to our dental practice, namely an Emergency Dental Clinic. This has required coordination of extra staff and associate dentists, but it allows us to see people with unforeseen dental problems daily. The office is open seven days a week for this purpose.

Outside the dental office, Dr. Azarko is kept busy with his wife and two children. Skiing, canoeing, bicycling, jogging, and hiking are common family activities. Racquetball, golfing and curling are also activities that Dr. Azarko partakes in. Leisure time is for friends and family visits, videos and movies, games, and reading. When time permits, he and his family enjoy traveling and exploring new surroundings.

Dr. Ursula Szkudlarek

Edmonton Dentists – Ursula Szkudlarek

Dr. Ursula Szkudlarek, DMD, is a General Dentist with a dedication to the restoration, replacement and re-alignment of teeth. Committed to the pursuit of lifelong learning, Dr. Szkudlarek continuously seeks new opportunities to explore innovative techniques for maximum patient satisfaction. She strives to provide her patients with the most respectful, comfortable and personable dental care, ensuring that all of their oral wellness needs are met.

Dr. Szkudlarek strongly believes in empowering her patients to participate in conversations regarding their dental health. Her approach results in informed patients who understand their diagnoses, and are able to prevent treatments that result in painful, complex and costly problems.

Dr. Szkudlarek strives to provide outstanding service customized to every patient's unique needs, paying close attention to patient comfort and their long-term health overall. She is a member in good standing of the Alberta Dental Association & College and the Canadian Dental Association.

 

Dr. Allan Zhang

Edmonton Dentists – Allan Zhang

Dr. Allan Zhang graduated from the University of Alberta in 2002 with his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree.  He provides most dental services as a General Dentist, including wisdom teeth extractions, molar root canal treatment, selected implant placement and intravenous sedation.

Dr. Zhang is proud of his daughter who is also attending the University of Alberta in the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry.  Obviously conversation at home is centered around dentistry.

 

Dr. Doug Johnston

Edmonton Dentists – Doug Johnston

Dr. Doug Johnston was born and raised in Edmonton and earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the  University of Alberta in 1990.   Doug has maintained a close friendship with Dr. Andreas Azarko since their graduation as classmates and is looking forward to celebrating an upcoming 25 year reunion.  

Dr. Johnston began his career with the Academy Dental Group in 1990, practicing in a large group practice in downtown Edmonton for four years. Thereafter, Dr. Johnston spent the next 11 years as a busy rural dentist in the town of Swan Hills, Alberta, before joining the Azarko Dental Group in 2005. He enjoys golf and hockey, and has 4 children.

 

Dr. Tonny Tang

Edmonton Dentists – Tonny Tang

At the age of 17, Dr. Tonny Tang entered the University of Alberta where he was granted acceptance into the Faculty of Dentistry after only two years in the Bachelor of Science program. Two years into the dentistry program, Dr. Tang earned his Bachelor of Science Degree.  A graduate at 23 years of age, Dr. Tang obtained his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree in 2000 and has practiced as a General Dentist with Azarko Dental Group since 2007.

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Outside of his professional life, Dr. Tang has a great passion for golf. Other sports of interest are snowboarding, playing volleyball, and basketball. He also appreciates fine dining and enjoys being creative in the kitchen as he develops his culinary flair. Dr. Tang’s personal time is most enjoyed by spending it with friends and family as his relationships with others is a longstanding priority.

 

Dr. Tanya Mundt

Edmonton Dentists – Tanya Mundt

Dr. Tanya Mundt grew up in Regina, Saskatchewan. She graduated from the University of Regina with a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry in 2001. In 2005, she earned her Doctor of Dental Medicine at the University of Saskatchewan’s dental college.

Dr. Mundt is very family-oriented. She has 2 children and loves working with children. She is a patient General Dentist who strives to prevent problems before they start and wants every patient to leave every appointment happy. Dr. Mundt is very understanding of patients who experience anxiety and wants to do everything she can to make every appointment a positive one.

In her free time, Dr. Mundt enjoys playing competitive soccer, bikes, and runs. She is a proud supporter of the Canadian Cancer Society, the Humane Society, and is a volunteer for the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

 

Dr. Brett York

Edmonton Dentists – Brett York

Dr. Brett York is a graduate of the University of Alberta, receiving a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree in 2007. After graduation, Dr. York practiced dentistry in the Edmonton area for one year before moving his practice to Kelowna, British Columbia. While in British Columbia, he practiced within a large family practice including extractions/tooth removal, endodontics, and surgical placement and restoration of dental implants.

Dr. York truly enjoys his profession as a General Dentist and is delighted to offer his services treating regular patients and dental emergencies on Sunday's.  While maintaining a regular schedule at Azarko Dental Group during the week, the addition of Sunday's has been a rewarding experience to provide dental care on a day patients may urgently require a dentist.

In his free time, Dr. York enjoys downhill and cross-country skiing, sailing, travel, and spending time with family.

 

Dr. Amar Panesar

Edmonton Dentists – Amar Panesar

Born and raised in Edmonton, Dr. Panesar earned Bachelor of Science Degrees  in Neuroscience and Psychology from the University of Alberta. He then went on to complete a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree in 2005 from the University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario. As a General Dentist, Dr. Panesar is an advocate of gentle dental care, and remains committed to excellence in dentistry.

Dr. Jason Steed

Dr. Jason Steed was born and raised in south Edmonton and received a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Alberta in 2005. He was accepted into New York University's College of Dentistry where he earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery in 2012.  Jason joined Azarko Dental Group as a General Dentist in 2014.  

In his spare time, Dr. Steed enjoys running and has completed a number of marathons, a highlight being the New York Marathon. He also loves spending time with his wife and two wonderful daughters.

Dr. Jin Lee

Dr. Jin Hwa Lee was born and raised in South Korea and moved to Canada in 2002.

Dr. Lee earned her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree at the University of Saskatchewan’s dental college in 2011. Before joining the Azarko Dental Group as a General Dentist, Dr. Lee practiced in Vegreville, Alberta and a dental clinic in Edmonton. 

In her spare time, Dr. Lee enjoys golf and yoga. 

Dr. Jennifer Coutu

Dr. Coutu completed the Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree at the University of Alberta.  After graduation, Dr. Coutu worked as a General Dentist in Drayton Valley, Alberta but settled back in Edmonton in 2011. 

Outside of the office, Dr. Coutu enjoys travelling, hiking and yoga.

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