Meet the Team


At the core of our dental practice is a friendly team of professionals that are dedicated to your utmost comfort and optimal oral health. We view each patient as a unique individual, and tailor each treatment to your specific needs. As part of our commitment to providing close, personalized attention to every patient, we want to encourage patient communication. Please know that we are here to provide outstanding patient care, and that we value the trust you have placed in us.

Margot, Office Manager

Margot's passion for providing exceptional dental care to all our patients began with 30 years of dental experience as a hygienist (over 18 years with Dr. Abel). She feels that a great patient experience encompasses all aspects of a visit (from the first phone conversation to the last moment of an appointment), and is always looking for ways to ensure every patient feels welcome, comfortable, and cared for.

Margot enjoys skiing in the winter, playing slo-pitch in the spring and summer, and walking her two big lovable dogs year round.


 Our Hygienists:

Jillian, Registered Dental Hygienist

Jillian was born in Singapore and moved with her family to BC when she was four years old. She attended the University of British Columbia, graduating with a Bachelor's degree of Dental Science in Dental Hygiene. Jillian’s philosophy of care as a dental hygienist relies upon evidence-based principles that enable her to provide comfortable and comprehensive care for her patients.

Jillian has been practicing with Dr. Terry since 2014. She lives in Langley with her husband and dog, Cooper. She is a self-proclaimed foodie who loves to travel and enjoys spending time with family and friends.

Barb, Registered Dental Hygienist

Barb studied Dental Hygiene at St Clair College in Windsor, Ontario, and has been practicing for 20 years. Prior to practicing dental hygiene, she was a dental assistant for 2 years in Ontario, where she was born and raised. Barb has worked with Dr Abel for over 12 years and is grateful to be a member of this team and family. She enjoys building relationships with our patients and making it a positive experience for them.

Barb has a wonderful husband and 3 active children. When she is not working, she is busy being a mom and enjoys watching her kids play soccer and many other activities.

Kelsey, Registered Dental Hygienist

Kelsey graduated from Toronto College of Dental Hygiene and Auxiliaries in 2012.She spent the first few years as a hygienist in Ontario before moving back home to BC. She has a gentle and kind nature that allows her patients to feel at ease. She thrives on ensuring her patients are comfortable while providing evidence-based care.

Kelsey is recently married, living with her husband and their bundles of fur! Her interests include staying active, whether it be going to the gym, hiking, tennis, snowboarding, or just playing some board games with her family and friends.


 Our Assistants:

Denise, Certified Dental Assistant

Denise earned her Dental Assisting Certificate in 1987 at VCC, and has attended numerous conferences and continuing education courses throughout her career. She has been working with Dr. Abel since 2010, assisting him with dental procedures and attending to the children in our practice. Also trained as an Education Assistant with BC Independent Schools, Denise enjoys teaching little ones about their dental health, making it a positive, fun experience with balloons and prizes!

In her spare time, Denise enjoys hiking and snowshoeing in the woods. She loves to travel, and has been to Africa with Dr. Abel on several medical and dental missions.

Lauri, Certified Dental Assistant


Lauri graduated in 2001 after taking CDA training in Victoria where she grew up. She relocated to the mainland in 2005, and has called this home since. Lauri joins us with much experience and a positive attitude. She has a ready laugh and enjoys being part of giving a great dental experience to each of our patients.

Lauri has  two daughters with whom she loves being around. In her spare time, she enjoys spending the time with her family exploring the outdoors with trips to the lakes and camping.


 Our Administrative Team:


Annetta has worked with the Abel dental team for over ten years. Annetta's cheerful smile and warm personality make all patients feel welcome the moment they arrive. She takes pleasure in assisting each patient in any way necessary to ensure a positive experience and the best dental care possible.She also finds it exciting to work in a practice that has advanced with the latest technology and continuing education for all the team.


Kim has worked in the field of dentistry for 20 years, with the five most recent being a team member with Dr. Abel. Her kind manner combined with her wealth of experience and attention to detail allow her to provide excellent administrative assistance to all our patients. Kim enjoys working with Dr. Abel, as he genuinely cares for his patients, and as part of a team which is dedicated to teamwork.


Michelle has been involved in the dental field for 27 years, mostly in the Langley area. She came to our office two years ago in a temporary role, and has chosen to remain with our team permanently. Her upbeat and positive attitude allow our patients to feel comfortable and valued at all times.

Healthy Smiles

What does your smile say about you? Let us help you radiate confidence with a healthy smile.