Meet the Dentists of Dentists at Innovative Dental Concepts

Parag R. Kachalia, DDS

Hello! I am Melissa and I am the office manager. I’ve been at WWD going on 17 years and have enjoyed getting to know everyone on of our patients, certainly doesn’t feel like 17 years! I love not only helping you with your dental care but I love building relationships!

Time away from the office brings me to spending time with my family. Being at the lake or on a nice hike is what makes me happy!

Parag R. Kachalia, DDS

I’m Jasmine, Dr. Shah’s assistant. I graduated from Red River College Dental Assisting Level II Program in 2011 and have been working with him ever since! Best part of my job is the amazing team I get to work with and making a patient forget they’re at the dentist! I love being apart of raising someone’s confidence with a beautiful smile.

My husband and I live just south of the city in Morris. When I’m not at the office, one of my favorite things to do is listen to some music while I cook up a tasty dinner with a glass of wine!

Parag R. Kachalia, DDS

I’m Lara, one of Dr. Shah’s assistant. I graduated from Red River college in June 2013 and two months later I became a part of the Westwood Dental team. Working at Westwood Dental has allowed me to make meaningful connections with our patients alongside of the wonderful team that we have! Helping my patients feel at ease in the operatory room and making a difference in their lives through the various services we offer are what I absolutely love about working here as a dental assistant.

When I’m not busy in the office, you can find me in the gym either working out or playing volleyball!

Parag R. Kachalia, DDS

My name is Jenny, and I am a Dental Hygienist for Dr. Shah. After learning the Norwegian language in 2005, I took a Bachelor Degree in Dental Hygiene at the University of Oslo’s Dental faculty, and graduated in 2009. I moved back to Winnipeg, where I grew up, to start my career. I spent a few years working out of town, and I have been with Westwood Dental for over two years now. I enjoy the team I get to work with here, the patients are wonderful! The best part is my job is having the opportunity to work with the latest technology, and helping to increase people’s quality of life by giving them a healthy smile.

Besides work, I spend a lot of time doing yoga and being outdoors doing various activities! I share my time in between Winnipeg and Kenora!

Parag R. Kachalia, DDS

Hi, my name is Erin.  I graduated as a Dental Hygienist from the University of Manitoba in 2011.  I first had the opportunity to work with Dr. Shah and his team in 2012, and started working with the office full time the following year.  I really appreciate the attention and respect that Dr. Shah has given to the hygiene program in our office, the overall oral health of our patients is our top priority!

The technology we have on hand in the office really helps us to connect with, and explain things to our patients.  We are able to show exactly what is going on, and can easily answer any questions people may have about the condition of the mouth, or an upcoming procedure.  It is great to work with a team, and a clientele, that are so invested in a healthy smile.

My family and I live in the South Osborne area, and my husband and I spend most of our time running our daughter around to her activities. When I have time to myself, I enjoy playing volleyball.  I have been playing with my women’s team for the last 7 years, and joined a co-ed team last fall.

Parag R. Kachalia, DDS

Hi, my name is Jantine. I graduated with honors from the Dental Hygiene Program at Vancouver Island University in 2011 and recently moved to Winnipeg from BC. I love nature and the outdoors so my husband and I are enjoying getting to explore a different area of Canada and see what Manitoba has to offer. So far I am particularly impressed with the prairie sunrises and sunsets!

I admire Dr. Shah’s progressive approach to dentistry and his commitment to continuing education. We are always incorporating new technologies into our daily practice which makes it a very exciting time to be working in this field!