Dr. Matthew Karavos has been practicing dentistry for over 35 years and has worked throughout Ontario and Alberta. Dr. Karavos strives to provide the upmost care in all of his clinics and ensure that his teams are well supported. He has a strong interest in cosmetic dentistry, implant dentistry and technology. Dr. Karavos practices dentistry part time in order to ensure that he has enough time dedicated to smooth running of his business, mentoring of junior dentists in addition to acquisitions of new potential clinics.
Dr. Karavos began his career after graduating from University of Western Ontario in 1982. Dr. Karavos excelled in his profession very quickly and became an owner within the first 6 (six) months of his career. Within his first two years he owned and assisted in the management of 6 Tridont Dental practices. Since then Dr. Karavos has been involved with over 100 transactions in the dental space.
While still dedicated to the profession Dr. Karavos’ goal is to have a dental business with multiple locations and continues to grow and improve its processes. It is important to Dr. Karavos to be able to provide an environment where newly trained professionals and practicum students can enter the dental field and have a positive and nurturing environment.
Dr. Matthew Karavos
Dr. Gosia Morley
Dr. Gosia Morley graduated from the dental program at the University of Saskatchewan in 2007 with great distinction and outstanding achievements in study of prosthodontics. Dr. Gosia thoroughly enjoys the practice of general, cosmetic dentistry, endodontics and surgery. She has completed courses in Laser dentistry in San Diego and facial aesthetics courses in Edmonton. Dr. Gosia has practiced in and around Calgary for 10+ years.
Dr. Gosia is happily married and has a wonderful son and two daughters with whom she enjoys being outdoors participating in many sports and loves to travel. Dr. Gosia is enjoying working at Valley Ridge Dental Centre and takes pride in providing her patients with top quality care and attention.
Dr. Jordan Nishi is originally from Calgary and graduated from the University of Alberta where he received his Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Dental Surgery degrees.
During his time at dental school, he found interest in working with kids as well as underserved populations, both at home and abroad.
Dr. Nishi is passionate about dentistry and strives to provide the best possible care for his patients. First and foremost he takes the time to ensure that patients feel comfortable in the dental clinic environment and are fully informed of the dental health. He thoroughly explains all treatment options, strives to deliver comfortable and pain free care, and follows up with patients to ensure their continued well being.
Outside of the clinic Jordan enjoys spending time with family and friends, travelling, golfing and cheering on his Calgary Flames.
We would like all of you to help us welcome Dr. Jordan Nishi to our dental family at Valley Ridge Dental as he continues the tradition of excellent dental service to the people we are privileged to serve.
Dr. Jordan Nish
Meet Colleen, she is one of our talented dental assistants. Colleen graduated from Columbia College, and started her career in periodontics where she stayed for 18 years. She joined us here at Valley Ridge Dental two and a half years ago. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her husband and her two kids, as well as taking care of her elderly mother. She also enjoys travelling, going to fitness classes, and spending time with her three dogs. Colleen loves all aspects of dentistry with lots of experience with dental implants. She is a five star assistant, and we are so lucky to have her as a part of our dental team!
Colleen Blain RDA II
Meet Priya, she is one of our talented hygienists. Priya graduated valedictorian and class president of her class in 2010. She attended Oxford College in Toronto. In her free time she enjoys cooking, taking her dog Missy Elliott to different dog parks in the city, and checking out new restaurants. She is also a freelance makeup artist in her spare time for weddings and special events. Priya is passionate about her patients and helping them achieve optimum oral health. The most rewarding part of her job is seeing a patient return with improvements in their teeth and gums!
Meet Samantha, she is one of our office administrators. Samantha joined our team in December 2018. Samantha has been working in dental since 2015.
In her free time she enjoys reading, travelling with her Fiance, and spending time with her German Shepard Aries. When the weather is nice she enjoys camping, and hiking. Samantha is originally from Calgary.