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, we are proud of our helpful team and compassionate doctors. Azarko Dental Group strives to build trusting relationships with all who turn to us for their dental needs.
Our team of professionals is committed 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 comfortable and congenial dental care in a patient friendly environment.
If you are looking for a team of General Dentists in Edmonton offering a broad range of services and extended hours to accommodate your schedule, contact the Azarko Dental Group.
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 as a General Dentist 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.
Over the years, Dr. Azarko has enjoyed the practice General Dentistry utilizing laser treatments and micro-air abrasion techniques wherever applicable. Clear orthodontic options became a part of his practice with the advent of Invisalign®. As this product has evolved, the range of treatment options now available in General Dentistry offer many new alternatives. Combining the benefits of clear Invisalign® aligners with traditional fixed braces as necessary, Dr. Andreas Azarko recommends treatments most suited to each individual patient's needs. 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 General Dentistry, he enjoys culinary experimentation, water sports, skiing and maintaining a regular exercise program.
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 smile enhancement techniques.
In 1980, Dr. Azarko incorporated a subsidiary side to our dental practice, namely an Emergency Dental Care department. 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 is a General Dentist who joined the Azarko team several years ago, having built a strong base of faithful clients throughout this time. She is proud to work in a clinic that strives to provide solid and comfortable care to every patient.
Outside of dentistry, Dr. Szkudlarek enjoys spending her time exploring the great outdoors with her family and dogs, as well as pursuing passions such as photography and painting. Ursula is a member in good standing of the Alberta Dental Association and College and the Canadian Dental Association.
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 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.
Dr. Johnston began his career as a General Dentist 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. 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.
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 building lasting relationships with a "personal touch". Amar's patients, and their dental experience under his care, are his pride and passion.
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.