Dr. Bill Gurel, DDS
Dr. Bill Gurel, DDS, is a native Calgarian and decided to stay close to home for his undergraduate degree, a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry, which he completed at the University of Calgary. He traveled farther afield to the University of Alberta in Edmonton for his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree. Once his degree was awarded, Dr. Gurel took it upon himself to transfer to the University of Alberta Hospital and complete a General Practice Residency. He frequently served as a Clinical Supervisor to senior dental and hygiene students in clinics throughout Northern Alberta. Dr. Gurel has been providing compassionate care to the Cochrane community for over 20 years through his private clinic, Bow River Dental Centre.
Bow River Dental Centre is a well-established and high-tech dentistry with a friendly and experienced team of dental health care providers. They are equipped with the latest in dental technology such as the Waterlase MD for less invasive and faster healing dental procedures. Dr. Gurel and his team provide general and cosmetic dentistry as well as endodontics and oral surgery. Their general and cosmetic treatments consist of teeth whitening, porcelain fixed bridges, partial dentures, custom bite guards, porcelain veneers, inlays and onlays, and porcelain crowns. Dr. Gurel’s more specialized procedures include root canal therapy, tooth extractions, cracked tooth treatment and pediatric dentistry.
Dr. Richard Palmer, DDS
Dr. Richard Palmer, DDS, is an Alberta native with over 20 years of experience as a dental care provider. He attended the University of Alberta for Bachelor of Science and decided that he liked it enough to return and complete his Doctor of Dental Surgery. Still not done with his education, Dr. Palmer decided to earn yet another medical degree, this time from the University of Calgary. Throughout his education Dr. Palmer found unique ways to pay the bills including a job in the high arctic for a seismic company and as a garbage man.
Cochrane Dental Centre is a warm and friendly dental practice where everyone is welcome with no referral needed. They have extended evening and weekend hours for appointment scheduling convenience, a multilingual staff with over 20 years of experience on average, and modern dental equipment. They keep time available in their schedule specifically for dental emergencies and have various forms of sedation available for anxious patients. They know all too well that families’ budgets are often limited which is why they not only offer direct insurance billing but interest-free in-office financing as well. Dr. Palmer and his colleagues are proud to serve their community with preventative, cosmetic, restorative and pediatric dentistry as well as Invisalign orthodontics and gum disease care.
Dr. Dwayne Hinz, DMD
Dr. Dwayne Hinz, DMD has been faithfully serving the Cochrane community for over 20 years from the Cochrane Dental office. Dr. Hinz is a native of Saskatchewan and earned his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from the University of Saskatchewan’s College of Dentistry. He is devoted to continuously furthering his dental education and providing the absolute best quality of care to his patients. One way that he stays abreast of the latest breakthroughs in dentistry is through memberships in the Alberta Dental Association and College, the Calgary and District Dental Society and the Canadian Dental Association.
Dr. Hinz and his colleague Dr. Dean DeBiasio, own and operate Cochrane Dental a family and general dentistry dental clinic. Their clinic is dedicated to treating each patient as an individual, with empathy and respect. They support dental emergencies and work with insurance companies and can provide pre-authorizations so that patients know exactly how much cost will fall to them. The general and pediatric dental treatments that Dr. Hinz offers include sports mouthguards, dental bridges and crowns, bruxism splints, dental implants, oral cancer screenings, dental sealants and fillings. Dr. Hinz also provides root canals, full and partial dentures, teeth whitening, dental veneers and tooth extractions.
Dr. Ibrahim Darrag, DDS
Dr. Ibrahim Darrag, DDS, began his dental career in his native Egypt after finishing his first dental degree, a Bachelors in Dental Sciences with honours from the University of Alexandria. Some time later he and his wife immigrated to Canada and Dr. Darrag enrolled at the University of Toronto where he earned his second dental degree, a Doctor of Dental Surgery with honours. Although his move to Cochrane is relatively recent, he has been serving his communities with gentle and relaxing dental care for over a decade already.
Dr. Darrag is an invaluable member of the Cochrane Dental Centre team. Cochrane Dental Centre is a conveniently located family dental clinic with a friendly and highly knowledgeable and multilingual team. Their office has a warm and comfortable environment with a kid’s play area and modern dental technology such as low-radiation digital x-rays and a dedicated sterilization area. Dr. Darrag and his colleagues provide a comprehensive selection of dental care treatments all of which they can administer with sedation for a stress-free experience. An exam at their office includes gum disease assessment, oral cancer screening, a teeth polishing, fluoride treatment, head neck and jaw exam as well as digital x-rays as needed.
Dr. Tanya Chacko, DDS
Dr. Tanya Chacko, DDS, is an Alberta native from Medicine Hat. She decided to complete her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree in Ireland at the University College Cork. Dr. Chacko is a people person that greatly enjoys getting to know her patients. Her compassion for others extends to her regularly volunteering her services through CUPS and Kindness in Action. She and her team at Fireside Dental are also a collection point for charitable donations such as Cochrane Bowl for Kids.
Fireside Dental is a family dental clinic with a modern aesthetic and state-of-the-art dental equipment that is devoted to building relationships in their community through gentle and honest dental work. They treat patients from 1 to 100, go above and beyond for dental emergencies and stick to the Alberta Dental Fee Guide so that patients know they aren’t being overcharged. They are also members of TREC Dental which holds dental practices to a high moral standard. Dr. Chacko and her team’s services include but are not limited to wisdom tooth extractions, low-radiation digital x-rays, oral cancer screenings, Invisalign®, pediatric dentistry, TMJ treatments, immediate dentures, digital impressions and sleep apnea appliances.