Dr. Spencer DeSanti, BSc., DDS
The mouth is a gateway to our overall health. Our existing oral biological environment and what goes in our mouth, impacts our systemic condition. As we approach health it is imperative to consider the implications of all our actions and decisions. As a member of the IAOMT and having been SMART certified, Dr. DeSanti is committed to a holistic health-centered approach where he values the connection between oral health and systemic wellness. Dr. DeSanti truly cares for all his patients and always takes their best interest to heart.
In a world of tumultuous noise and confusion, we can easily be misdirected in what is best for our health and well-being. One of the hallmarks of Living Wellness Dental Northland is our focus on Empowered Healthcare. Dr. DeSanti embodies this philosophy. He is dedicated to helping you take control and ownership of your personal health and well-being. Understanding the treatment options, medical needs and personal values are an integral part of healthcare decisions.
Dr. Spencer DeSanti was born in Texas and grew up in the Portland, Oregon area. While at university, Dr. DeSanti met his future wife Cassandra who was born and raised in Calgary. Shortly after being married, they moved to Chicago where he attended dental school at Midwestern University CDMI. After completing dental school, they made the big move to Calgary!
Dr. DeSanti has two young children and devotes most of his time outside of work to his family. Dr. DeSanti is also a sports enthusiast. Whether as a fan or the participant, he is involved with sports one way or another. He grew up playing baseball, soccer, basketball, and enjoyed snowboarding in the winter. He is now learning to play golf and appreciates the challenge it presents.
Dr. DeSanti is passionate about dental health and is excited to help you along on your well being journey.
Dr. Kindal Robertson, BSc., MSc., DDS
We are in a time when patients are welcomed advocates for their own care. Dr. Kindal Robertson is a dentist who believes in client education as a complement to compassionate, personalized care. He treats clients like he does his own siblings, providing holistic care to promote health for the whole body, not just the teeth and gums. Dr. Robertson finds immense peace in doing what is best in each situation.
Dr. Robertson believes “A proactive approach to wellness may not be any harder than changing one element of our lifestyle such as caring for oral health and supporting health before the symptoms compound.”
Dr. Kindal Robertson grew up as the middle child out of seven children right here in Calgary. He received both a Bachelor’s and a Master’s of Science in Biochemistry from the University of Calgary, and graduated from the University of Alberta with his doctorate in dentistry in 2008. To this day, Dr. Robertson has continued his own learning process, completing training programs on an ongoing basis. He has a special interest in understanding the relationship between oral health, dental care, and general health. These interests have lead him to be a member of the IAOMT and to be SMART certified.
Dr. Robertson and his wife Treena have eight young children. The family maintains an active lifestyle that includes soccer, basketball, biking, dance, skiing, piano, and various other activities that the children love. You may have once found Kindal in a kayak or in the Backcountry in a tent in solitude, but now you are more likely to see him crammed into a bulging tent surrounded by his children.
Dr. Robertson loves providing excellent dental care in our modern, well-appointed practice at the Northland Centre.
Dr. James Redd, BSc., DDS
Dr. Redd believes in proactive dental care. It is his goal that each client has positive dental experiences under his care. He has spoken of having the goal of “helping you keep your mouth so healthy that you don’t need us to do much; and you don’t have to worry what we’ll find when you come for a checkup and cleaning.” His commitment is to “always recommend the best solution, but recognize that there are many elements that can impact the timing of treatment.” Dr. Redd has been a long time IAOMT member.
Dr. Redd received his dental degree in 1982 upon completion of his program at the University of Alberta. He has practiced here in Calgary since 1984, and enjoys living in our beautiful city with his wife Karyn. The couple has six children and fifteen and counting grandchildren.
At Living Wellness Dental Northland, we have formed a group of dental professionals based on their ability to empower and provide compassionate care to our valued clients. Our team as a whole shares the commitment to the highest standard of care, in which clients can feel comfortable in our atmosphere of trust and compassion.
Cohl: Cohl is full of energy and is dedicated to ensuring all clients have the best experience possible while visiting Living Wellness Dental Northland. He is constantly striving to uncover new knowledge, processes and information to better serve both our clients and our team!
Fun Fact about Cohl: When Cohl is not at the office, hanging out with his family, or coaching basketball, he is cruising the countryside on his motorbike!
Jenny: Jenny enjoys learning how our oral health impacts our overall well-being and is always open to new ideas and philosophies! She brings a level of positivity that is felt throughout the office and is genuinely interested in maximizing the experience of each client that passes through our door.
Fun Fact about Jenny: Jenny is extremely competitive and an excellent axe thrower.
Shannel: Shannel has a free spirit and a soft soul! Her compassion mixed with her knowledge of dental procedures and holistic principles make her an incredible Treatment Coordinator and Dental Assistant. She instills a great level of confidence and comfort in all of our clients.
Fun Fact about Shannel: Sunshine and fresh air fuel her soul! She spends as much time as possible playing outside!
Stacey: Stacey is extremely passionate about holistic health and incorporates our philosophy into her daily life. She is full of knowledge and is constantly researching and learning new information to help serve both her family and the clients she interacts with.
Fun Fact about Stacey: She loves unique and deep conversations!
Pam: Pam’s goal is to help people develop confidence in their smiles, and at the same time win back their self-esteem. Pam is always learning and enjoys teaching the important connection between oral health and full body health to our clients.
Fun Fact about Pam: She loves doing family ancestry work.
Josie: Josie is extremely resourceful and creative which makes her a joy to be around! She implements holistic practices in her daily life and enjoys learning new information that she can then share with her clients.
Fun Fact about Josie: When Josie was 19 she rode a motor bike down to Arizona with her dad (with no cruise control…. or license…)
Kristin: Kristin is a passionate educator. She encourages every patient to take control of their oral health and enjoys sharing in their small and large victories! She is full of knowledge, experience, and passion!
Fun Fact about Kristin: Kristin is also an active realtor who is full of industry expertise!
Holly: Holly grew up in a holistic home and learned how to approach health and well-being with whole-body mindfulness. She is committed to providing positive experiences and cultivating meaningful relationships with her colleagues and clients!
Fun Fact about Holly: Holly owns a coordinated vintage outfit for every holiday (including Stampede).
Michelle: Michelle is a ball of energy and is one of those people that exudes extreme joy. She is from Nova Scotia and loves working in dentistry. She is a welcome addition to a holistic firm that aligns well with her approach to living a healthy lifestyle which sees her run about 5 kilometers every day!
Fun Fact about Michelle: She loves to paddleboard, is terrible at snow skiing, and she is fluent in sign language.
Elly: Elly is from British Columbia. She possesses a wonderfully gentle nature and is extremely helpful around the office. She is a dental assistant that is excellent at her craft and looks for ways to innovate and improve the provision of holistic dental care to our clients.
Fun Fact about Elly: She can sing and play the guitar.
Catherine: Catherine started her dental career the week Dr. Robertson’s 5th (out of 9) child was born, in 2009. Catherine has a strong background in holistic dentistry and enjoys helping our clients come up with innovative strategies to achieve their optimal oral health. Action and setting non-negotiable goals are important to her. She has a wonderful presence around the office.
Fun Fact about Catherine: Catherine is a Tik Tok savage with a delightful sense of humor. She set a personal goal to exercise at least 30 minutes a day and has recently passed day 584!
Savannah: Savannah exudes happiness and positivity. She loves living a healthy and active lifestyle which is what drew her to Living Wellness Dental. Savannah is a client-focused employee who is concerned with ensuring each and every client leaves our office knowing their concerns have been addressed and feeling like they are part of the family.
Fun fact about Savannah: In her spare time, Savannah is a yoga teacher and makes macrame wall hangings and plant hangers.
Tamara: Tamara is a skilled hygienist who joined us in 2020. She has a keen passion for biological dentistry focusing on empowering our clientele through sharing professional knowledge and innovative options to enable personalized treatment and long-term oral health. Thanks to her well-rounded chairside expertise, Tamara has a wonderful ability to develop strong relationships of trust.
Fun Fact about Tamara: Tamara once won a trip to South Africa for a 2-week safari where her vehicle was almost impaled by a rhinoceros!
Keesa: Keesa joined our team in March 2021, bringing with her a wealth of hygiene knowledge! She was born and raised in Calgary. Keesa is passionate about healthy living which she achieves through a commitment to exercise and plant-based eating habits. She is thorough yet gentle in her approach to hygiene and takes time to build individualized care with clients in a collaborative fashion, towards achieving desired health goals.
Fun Fact about Keesa: From an early age Keesa originally wanted to be a dolphin trainer. However, wearing braces as a child sparked her interest in joining the dental profession.
Lindsey has been a fantastic addition to our dental assisting team since January 2021. She hit the ground running with enthusiasm and ingenuity. Lindsey loves interacting with clients and is phenomenal at working with children and others who may be apprehensive of dental visits. Lindsey is skilled at her craft and a strong communicator.
Fun Fact about Lindsey: Lindsey enjoys the outdoors and loves to long board; a sport in which she has never suffered any injuries, aside from a broken clavicle!