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
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
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.
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.
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
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.