Our Guardian Team
Dr. Katherine Roche
Owner, Dentist, DDS, BSc (Eng)
Dr. Katherine Roche graduated from the University of Alberta with a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree in 2008. Previously she graduated from the University of Alberta with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. She is proud to be using her engineering skills when building teeth. She is a busy parent with two kids. Dr. Roche is committed to minimally invasive dentistry and customized care and runs her practice in an eco friendly manner. When not dentisting, she is probably quilting (or buying fabric).
Dental Hygienist, RDH
Britt graduated from Southern Illinois University in 2014 and holds both her American and Canadian Dental Hygiene License. She takes great pride in providing comfortable and thorough cleaning appointments. Away from the office, her adventurous side gets to flourish while hiking, running, and hanging out with her pals! She is a determined bicycle commuter (even in -30!) Britt teaches part time at the University of Alberta Dental Hygiene clinic training new practitioners.
Dental Hygienist, RDH, COM, Andau Medical rep Edmonton
Leanna is a fantastic practitioner! She is so motivated to help others learn and be their best. She has a gentle touch, but will never leave calculus behind. Leanna has worked in a variety of offices, including periodontal and implant clinics so she has expertise in providing care and tips for your individual needs.
Leanna as a Certified Oral Myologist also looks at tongue posture and function and how it is impacting health of the mouth, airway, jaw joints and sleeping. A full assessment with Leanna's 'Jaw Gym' is an enlightening experience, and her customized myofunctional sessions can be transformational.
Leanna also sells ergonomic loupes to medical practitioners of all kinds, improving care and posture!
She is an enthusiastic skier with a dance and gymnastic background.
Dental Assistant II
Varinder is essential at Guardian Dental. Her skills beside the dentist makes everything run smoothly, from passing the pointy things to the dentist to providing pillows for patient comfort. She organizes, sterilizes and does beautiful behind-the-scenes lab work making our custom whitening trays. She also works part time at the Glenrose Hospital Dental office in Edmonton which provides essential dental care to elderly and high needs patients.