Our goal is to make each visits with your dentist an outstanding experience!
We love what we do. Our team is upbeat and friendly with a genuine interest in the people who visit our dental office.
When you enter our dental centre you become part of our team. We work together with you to determine the best course of dental treatment, listening to your concerns and doing everything possible to ensure you achieve your desired results.
Dr. Steve Petryk graduated in Dentistry from the University of Alberta in 1991. With an emphasis on cosmetic and restorative treatment, his general practice is committed to taking superb care of each individual. Dr. Petryk is a compassionate man that is filled with integrity. People are put at ease by his sense of humour and gentle touch.
Dr. Sheena Lambert earned her DDS degree from New York University College of Dentistry in 2008. Dr. Lambert focuses on endodontics (root canals), preventive, restorative, and cosmetic dentistry. She provides orthodontic treatment using Invisalign. She is a very caring individual and provides excellent patient care. She enjoys continuing her dental education to constantly broaden her scope of practice.
Dr. Mike Parchewsky graduated in Dentistry from the University of Saskatchewan. He has taken extensive training for many years in the US. His focus of practice is dental implants, surgical extractions, IV sedation and TMJ disorder treatment.
Dr. Palmer is a native of Alberta who has been practicing dentistry in Calgary for the past 20 years. He received both B.Sc. and D.D.S. degrees from the University of Alberta and also received a degree in medicine from the University of Calgary. His main focus at Solara Dental Care is endodontics (root canal therapy).
Hi, my name is Veronika and I’m the Office Manager at Solara Dental Care and Solara Health. I love taking care of my family both at home and at work! My career in the dental field started when I was fifteen years old and had the privilege of working as a sterilization assistant at the office where my mom worked. This led me to choose a career as a Registered Dental Assistant because I knew taking care of people was the right path for me. In 1996, I graduated from the Dental Assisting program at KDM Dental College.
Hello, my name is Rhonda. I have worked with Dr. Petryk since the beginning of his dental life. I am not a face that you will see often in the office as my role of Team and Practice Director keeps me behind the scenes. I find great value in developing relationships with the management team to ensure that our vision of a high standard of care with five star service is achieved. I provide personal and team development so that we can bring the best of who we are to you.
Hi, my name is Patricia and I came to Canada from Brazil. My mother-in-law introduced me to my dental career path as she’s been in the dental field for over 30 years. It’s been a great journey in sharpening my knowledge on taking good care of teeth while helping patients achieve their optimal health. In addition to learning the dental aspects of my new career, I’ve also completed a degree in bookkeeping here in Calgary and it is now my passion. I have a lovely little boy and I enjoy spending time with him and my family when I’m not working.
I chose a career in dentistry because I have always been interested in healthcare. I received my education at Bow Valley College here in Calgary. I graduated in 2013 from the Dental Business Administrator program at the top of my class. What I love about my job is making sure our patients get the best care. It’s very important to me that each patient feels taken care of. When I’m not working, I enjoy being outdoors – hiking, bicycling, traveling and walking my dog Buddy. My husband and I also love to cook together and try new restaurants.
Hello, my name is Kirsty and I’m the Treatment Coordinator at Solara Dental Care. I’ve always had a passion for health and wellness, and decided the dental field was the right fit for me. I attended the Dental Assisting program in 2011 at KDM in Calgary. I really enjoyed assisting and loved educating patients to improve their overall health. Looking for a change, I found my way at Solara Dental Care in 2017 taking on a new role which I’m very excited about. I love being outdoors and heading to the mountains with my puppy, Leo. When I’m not working I really enjoy going to yoga and spin classes, but my biggest passion is to travel and spend time with my friends and family.
Hello, I’m Charlene and I have been in the dental field for the past 36 years. Several years ago, I graduated at the top of my class and was awarded the Hu-Friedy Golden Scaler Award as a symbol of dental hygiene excellence. My passion and enthusiasm led me to become one of a few practicing restorative hygienists in Alberta. My goal is to consistently provide excellence in oral health care services in a friendly and
Hi my name is Ana, I graduated from dental hygiene school with honours in 2013. I have always loved going to the dentist, so a career in the dental field made perfect sense. I love that my job aids people in having a good overall hygiene and in turn a healthy lifestyle. I love spending my spare time with my family and two dogs. I enjoy going on hikes in the summer and love skiing in the winter.
Hi, my name is Nicole. I chose a career in Dental Hygiene because I’ve been working in the dental field since 2007 and have always been interested in healthcare. I graduated from the Dental Hygiene program in Toronto in 2010. I love my job because I get to improve my patient’s oral and overall health. I also really enjoy my Solara Dental Care team members and the great patients at this office! When I’m not working, my favourite thing to do is spend time with my family and be with my dog, Betty.
Hi my name is Marnie. I have been in the dental field since 1991 because I knew at a young age it was where I was meant to be. I started off as a dental assistant then went back to school where I graduated with honors in dental hygiene. I love educating my patients on their oral conditions and being able to make a difference in their oral health. I enjoy reading, singing and in my spare time I spend it with my family. We enjoy our summer vacations back home at our cottage. I’m a huge Calgary Flames fan and am always ready to talk hockey.
At the age of 17 my love of healthcare pointed me in the direction of dental assisting. I moved to Edmonton and enrolled into NAIT, once graduated I moved to Grande Prairie and worked in general practice for 5 years. Looking for a change I decided to move to Calgary and started working in Orthodontics for the next 3 years. I took some time off to travel and found my way to Solara Spring 2016. I love working with patients, and the Solara family to create a fun loving environment. In my spare time I enjoy baking, fitness and visiting my family at the farm.
My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style. I have come to learn that people will forget what you said, and what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel. When I was researching the dental assisting field I felt confident I could be a caregiver. I applied and was accepted in to the Douglas College Certified Dental Assisting program in New Westminster B.C and graduated in 1996. After about 15 years as a RDA II
I graduated from the SAIT dental assisting program. I have enjoyed my career very much as I continue to learn new and innovative technology in the dental field. It is also very rewarding working with patients and getting to know them on a personal level over the years. I have met many wonderful people and watched them journey through their lives from graduation, to establishing a career, to marriage, to starting a family, to retirement, etc, etc. When I’m not at my dental job, my passion is creating with textile medium. I enjoy creating art quilts and sometimes traditional quilts. This past year, I have taken up drawing. I am also very fortunate to be able to share these passions with my 10 yr old daughter, who also enjoys the visual arts.
I graduated from Queen’s University with a degree in Nursing. I ended up in the dental field after raising my family. I love helping everyone in the office help others with improving their smiles! When I’m not at work I love to spend time with my family, knit and cuddle my cat.
During my appointment today, Charlene put me at ease. She was very efficient, professional, considerate and kind. This is my second appointment with Charlene and both treatments have been perfect. This was also my first pain free injection. Thankyou.
— Aimee L. Apr, 2013.
Solara has practiced dental care of the most professional and modern up-to-date equipment and care giving attendants.
— Gordon W. Apr, 2013.
As always, my experience at Solara Dental Care has been pleasant, efficient, and informative. Throughout the years, I have always been pleased with the level of care and expertise demonstrated by both clinical and professional staff members. Keep up the great work!
— Debi A. Apr, 2013.
I thoroughly enjoyed my visits to Dr. Lambert and believe that your colleague will as well. She is very professional, and I feel she genuinely cares about what is in the best interest of her clients. My previous dentist recommended a myriad of dental work and after getting a second opinion from Dr. Lambert, she suggested some less aggressive solutions. My gums are now pain free and my teeth look great.
In addition, the office has free underground parking (a nice bonus downtown) as well as beautiful, calming office environment!
I highly recommend Dr. Lambert!
— Moji A. Aug, 2012.
The first time I visited your office I was greeted with a warm welcome from both receptionists, I was offered something to drink, and was directed to a tastefully decorated lounge, complete with exotic flower arrangements done by Pushing Petals! As I relaxed in the serene atmosphere, I thought, “Solara Dental Care is not your average dental office.”
Last May I was periodically having severe jaw pain, and I had been to my doctor and to my former dental office and no one could find the cause of my pain. I came to Dr. Sheena and she found a hairline crack in a rear molar and repaired it for me. My jaw pain stopped and I was able to function again.
Thank you Dr. Sheena, I appreciate your sincere manner, your professional wisdom, and the exceptional customer service and inviting atmosphere you offer at Solara Dental Care, aptly named, I might add. I am honored to be your client and will continue to refer my family, friends, clients and colleagues to you.
— Carol Schurink. Nov 27, 2012.
Not only does Ali always have a warm, welcoming demeanor, she always lets me know exactly what’s going on so that I feel informed and a part of my dental care. I recommend her and the team at Solara extremely highly!
Just had my first hygienist appointment with Ali in a couple of years – I’d forgotten what a good, thorough job she does. Her excellent work is very much appreciated.
Steve specializes in ensuring the ultimate customer comfort experience when in the dentist chair. I’ve had all of my silver fillings replaced by Steve using an innovative “one stop” process where no return visits are required. The process was painless and most importantly the results are impeccable. I’d recommend Steve for any dental requirements, but especially if you require complex work. His patience, attention to detail, and his insistence on perfection are second to none. Best of all is that as a customer I could not be happier with my results.
— Greg Hill. May 31, 2012.
Steve and Solara Dental provide a very relaxing enjoyable atmosphere. Steve is a very dedicated knowledgeable person who epitomizes professionalism.
— Sean O’Connor. May 30, 2012.
When asked what they liked most about our office, our patients responded: “The overall relaxing, professional attitude of making you feel like “WE DO CARE!” Dr. Petryk, is very much a perfectionist! What a “RARE” find in dentistry he is!!!
The staff is friendly, the hygienists excellent and Dr. Petryk made me feel very comfortable while I was in his chair. That makes him very special.