Our Team

Meet our team at Dr. Alden Hurtig's Office

Dr. Alden Hurtig (Doctor)

Dr. Hurtig graduated in 1975 from the University of Manitoba, in Winnipeg. That same year, he completed a one year oral surgery residency in the Winnipeg General Hospital. During this time, he rotated through different medical specialties such as plastic surgery, obstetrics, and anestheseology for two weeks at a time. The next year, Alden moved to Calgary and opened his practice. Since then, his practice has been focused on reconstruction, aesthetics, and overall patient wellness . Alden has extensive training in oral surgery, prosthetics, occlusion and TMJ therapy, and family dentistry.  He is also now performing Botox Cosmetic in the office.

A member of numerous professional organizations, including the Alberta Dental Association, the American Dental Association, and the Calgary District Dental Society, Dr. Hurtig has kept his clinical skills current through an ongoing commitment to continuing education courses.

When not designing youthful, healthy smiles for his patients, Dr. Hurtig enjoys time with his family, collecting wines from all over the world, travelling, and catching all of the Calgary Flames games!

Merle (Administration/RDA)

Merle was born and raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba. As the longest member of our team (20+ years!), Merle is very educated and thorough. Her main focus is keeping our office running smoothly, but she is also a registered dental assistant.

Merle is an avid runner, soccer player, mother, wife, and friend. She also loves hiking, traveling, and always having a good time! Merle will be the first friendly face you see in our office, and also the last!

Kelly (Registered Dental Hygienist/RDA)

Kelly was born in Dauphin, Manitoba and raised in Kenora, Ontario. She completed her dental assisting in Thunder Bay. Kelly graduated from the Dental Hygiene Program at the University of Manitoba in 2003. She has been practicing hygiene for 10 years at Dr. Hurtig's office and has been in the dental field for over 15 years. Kelly also has her local anaesthetic certification as well as her prescriber authorization to provide dental prescriptions. 

In Kelly's free time, she enjoys reading, spending time with her family, traveling, and teaching Zumba. She also loves to ski, camp, and spend time back home on Lake of the Woods.

Kayla (Dental Assistant)

Kayla is the newest member of our team.  She grew up in Bow Island, Alberta and moved to Cranbrook, British Columbia to take her Dental Assisting.  She worked as an assistant up in Fort McMurray for six months before deciding to relocate to Calgary.

She loves to spend as much time as she can in the water during the summer months, and snowboarding in the mountains in the winter with her three siblings.  Kayla is twins with one of her sisters.

Dana (Administration)

Dana graduated in 2011 with a B.A. in Psychology from Mount Royal University. In 2013, she graduated from the Education program at the Universty of Calgary.  Currently she is working full-time as an elementary teacher in the Calgary area.  Despite her busy schedule, we are lucky that she still finds time to help us at the office from time to time, especially with the creative side of things. Dana is the youngest member of Dr. Hurtig's family.

Previous to university, Dana was a national age level synchronized swimmer for 8 years. When Dana is not at school or work, she loves to cook, bake, and travel with her friends and family.  She is getting married in the summer of 2015!