Meet the Team - Orthodontist Shawnessy Calgary AB

We recognize that all our patients are unique and deserve to receive orthodontic care that reflects their individual needs. Our team is committed to working with you and your family to create a comfortable, stress-free, and rewarding orthodontic experience every time you visit our practice.

We are pleased to welcome you and your family, and we look forward to working with you.

meet the team


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Suzana

Office Manager

I am the office manager at InLine Orthodontics, where everybody calls me Suzi. I have dedicated myself to dentistry since I was 18 years old and I truly enjoy every moment working with Dr. Trpkova and her wonderful team.

My family and I moved to Calgary to be close to the Rocky Mountains, where we spend most of our time downhill skiing and hiking.

 
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Pat

Orthodontic Administrator

I am one of Dr. Trpkova’s dental assistants and administrators, and I have been with InLine Orthodontics since 2004. I enjoy working in such a positive and fun environment, and so proud to be part of a team of people who truly care about building relationships with patients and providing patient care.

At home, I have a wonderful husband, two fun children, and a rescue dog named Bandit. I use my free time to go biking, spend time with family, and take Bandit for walks.

 
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Laina

Registered Dental Assistant

I graduated from the dental assisting program at Northern Alberta Institute of Technology in 1994. I worked for ten years in general dentistry before making the move to assisting in orthodontics. I really enjoy working alongside Dr. Trpkova because she has such a positive attitude and takes great care of her patients. What I like the most about working in orthodontics is the relationships I establish with the patients, and having the ability to provide them with great care.

Outside work, I love spending time golfing and skiing with my husband and our three children.

 
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Candace

Registered Dental Assistant

I’ve been working as Dr. Trpkova’s assistant since June 2011, after I completed the dental assisting program at Columbia College. I work hand-in-hand with Dr. Trpkova and the other assistants changing wires, taking impression or scans, and reviewing oral hygiene instructions. However, the best part of my job is creating lasting relationships with patients!

I married my awesome husband in October 2014. Our little family includes a very cute puppy named Hudson and a big horse named Cool. In my spare time I enjoy walks or hikes with my puppy and husband, and spending time with my horse. You can also find me at my local spin and yoga studio taking classes!

 
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Agnieszka

Registered Dental Assistant

I was born in Poland, where I began my career in dentistry. I lived and studied in the city of Cracow, one of the oldest and most beautiful cities in Europe. After graduating in dental technology, I reentered school to study dental hygiene. In 2003, my husband and I came to Canada and made it our new home. I graduated from the dental assisting program in Calgary in 2009. I love being able to use my skills and experience to provide great care to our patients.

Apart from work, I love creating beautiful flower arrangements.

 
 
 
 
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Lily

Registered Dental Assistant

I am one of the seven dental assistants at InLine Orthodontics. I graduated from Red River Community College in 2004. I find interacting with patients one of the most satisfying aspects of my position. My favorite part about this job is seeing the great end results. I also enjoy working with such a vibrant and fun team.

I am married and I have a beautiful son named Milosh. When I’m not running after my busy son, you can find me reading or crocheting.

 
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Debra

Sterilization Technician

I have been working as a part-time sterilization technician at InLine since 2007. I really enjoy coming to work because we have such an upbeat and positive staff. My job is a lot of fun because it’s so detail-oriented and fast paced. Seeing our patients’ beautiful smiles is great, too!

I’ve lived in Calgary for 25 years but am originally from Vancouver Island. I have three sons who are all very active in hockey and refereeing. I spend a lot of time in hockey rinks in and around Calgary!

 
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Rebecca

Sterilization Technician

I have been working at InLine Orthodontics since 2010. My duties include sterilizing all instruments and tools needed for patient care, preparing trays for each individual patient, and ensuring overall function of sterilization department. I feel very fortunate to work in such a great practice, where my coworkers have become my friends.

I have been married for 27 years and have three sons and a daughter. I enjoy spending my free time watching baseball, shopping, and reading.