They’re fun. They’re fearless, and they’re anything but fearsome. They’re our dentists. And before they meet you and your child, you’re invited to click a name and get to know them a little first.
DR. J. BRADLEY KRUSKY
Dr. J. Bradley Krusky D.M.D., M.S
Though he was raised right here in Calgary, Dr. Brad originally hails from Ann Arbor, Michigan. After completing dental school in Boston, Massachusetts, he returned to his birthplace to become a specialist in pediatrics at the University of Michigan, training at Mott’s Children’s Hospital and Hurley Medical Centre. He then repeated his childhood jump to Canada, moving right back home to Calgary in 1999, and straight into practice at the Marda Loop Pediatric Dentistry Station.
Since 2003, Dr. Brad has also been the Executive Director of Dentistry for All, DFA for short. DFA is a humanitarian dental mission traveling and volunteering in some of the most remote and underserved parts of Central America, delivering dental services to people who might otherwise never see a dentist in their lifetimes. Over the course of his tenure, he has helped establish two community clinics, served thousands of people and performed tens-of- thousands of procedures.
When he isn’t at the office or somewhere in the Guatemalan hinterland, you’ll find Dr. Brad at home with his family in Bragg Creek where the hiking, biking and skiing he loves are as close as the back door.
DR. OREST PILIPOWICZ
Dr. Orest Pilipowicz D.M.D., M.S
Born and raised in Winnipeg, and with a name like Pilipowicz, it should come as no surprise that Dr. Orest is a member of the city’s Ukrainian community. What may surprise you is that he was an avid Ukrainian dancer for over 30 years – performing all across Canada and Ukraine in Winnipeg’s Rusalka Ukrainian Dance Ensemble, as well as in Calgary’s Tryzub Ukrainian Dance Ensemble.
But the dance can’t go on forever, and so, after earning his dental degree from the University of Manitoba (Go Bisons!), Dr. Orest went on to earn his pediatric specialty master’s degree from the University of Michigan (Go Blue!). It was here that he met Dr. Brad who convinced him that the lakes of Manitoba had nothing on the mountains of Alberta. The rest, as they say, is history.
Together with his wife and two young children, Dr. Orest now calls Calgary home. If he’s not at the Marda or Lincoln Park offices, you’ll find him cooking, hiking, working out, raising his totally cavity-free kids, and possibly even planning another backpacking tour of Europe.
DR. SHIRIN SHEINY
Dr. Shirin Sheiny D.D.S., M.S.
Dr. Shirin was born and raised in Tehran, Iran and is fluent in Farsi. After flying half way around the world and landing in the U.S., she completed a post- doctoral program in pediatric dentistry at the University of Michigan (the Michigan connection – again!), eventually earning a masters in science in pediatric dentistry.
Dr. Shirin is now a fellow of The Royal College of Dentists of Canada. She is married with two kids, Arash and Lily, with whom she loves to travel, hike, ski, and watch movies.
DR. CHOO-KAR KUA
Dr. Choo-Kar Kua D.D.S Cert (Pedo)
Dr. Choo-Kar was born and raised in Alberta, growing up right here in Calgary. After high school, he moved to Toronto where he lived for eight years while attending university and dental school. After graduating, he moved back to Calgary and worked for five years as a general dentist. Though Dr. Choo-Kar was already an accomplished dentist, he felt he could better serve the community by specializing in pediatric dentistry. This led him to New York City for intensive training, and that in turn led him back to Calgary and Chew Chew.
Dr. Choo-Kar now works at Chew-Chew’s Marlborough office in NE Calgary, not far from his home. In his free time he plays hockey, goes for runs, does obstacle racing, weight lifting, archery, and when time permits, video games – COD FTW!
DR. Sean Beattie
Dr. SEAN BEATTIE D.D.S., M.S.D
Dr Sean was born and raised in a small town in southwestern Ontario. He decided early on that he liked school and completed a degree in Math from the University of Western
Ontario and then a dental degree from Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. After finishing dental school, he completed a general practice residency at the Long Island Jewish Hospital in New Hyde Park, New York.
Dr. Sean worked as a general dentist for a couple of years before finding his true passion in pediatric dentistry. At this time he returned to school to complete both a Masters degree and Pediatric Specialty Certificate at Indiana University.
In 2010, Dr. Sean returned to Ontario, where he worked in private practice as a pediatric dentist for eight years. During this time, he enjoyed many volunteer trips to Guatemala to provide dentistry for those in need.
Dr. Sean and his wife are now excited to call Calgary home, with big sky and incredible mountain views.
Outside of Dentistry, he can be found on the golf course, or playing with his Bearded Collie.
One complimentary bear hug with every check-up. Ok, maybe two.