About Us at Oakridge Denture Centre
At our Calgary Denture Clinic, we are pleased to provide patients with a warm and relaxed atmosphere.
We are open Monday through Thursday from 8:00 am to Noon, and 1:00 to 4:00 pm, Fridays from 8:00 am to Noon. We can arrange for special appointments for early or evening times and weekends if necessary.
Scroll down to meet our team!
Charles is a BPS* Certified Practitioner and our clinic is an approved facility.
* Registered trademark of Ivoclar Vivodent
Charles Gulley, DD, F.C.A.D.
Charles is our Denturist in our Calgary denture clinic. The last of seven children, he was raised in a healthcare environment with his father being an Orthopedic Surgeon and mother a nurse.
He studied health sciences at Camosun College in Victoria, BC, before transferring to the NAIT Denturist Technology Program in Edmonton, Alberta, where he was an award winning student. After graduation in 1984 and completion of the two-year internship, Charles established a practice in Rocky Mountain House, Alberta in early 1987, which he ran for thirteen years prior to relocating with his family to Calgary. While in Calgary he provided denturist services both in a Calgary Dental Clinic and as an Associate Denturist in a High River Denture Clinic.
Charles subsequently moved his family to Edmonton to take the position as the regulatory body's CEO, Registrar and Complaints Director. After his tenure in that position, Charles once again relocated his family back to Calgary.
Charles has been in the profession for over 30 years and has been active in the profession's association and regulatory body for almost the entire time in the profession; from being an Executive Member and the President of the former Alberta Denturist Society, to being a lecturer at multiple conferences for the profession, to his position with the College of Alberta Denturists. Charles was bestowed as a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Denturism on September 30, 1989. He is an advocate of continual learning, and Charles brings to his patients full viable and current treatment options for their consideration in his Calgary denture clinic.
When not at work, Charles will either be spending time with his wife and one son, cycling, finding something to take a picture of, reading or finding a new recipe to cook!
Armella Gulley, B.Ed
Armella is our Office Manager and bookkeeper at our Calgary denture clinic.
Dealing with the business end of the practice is Armella's main duties, however, she also helps cover in our reception area when needed.
Anna Thoresen- Receptionist
Anna Thoresen has been with our practice for several years and has both denture clinic and regular dental reception experience.
Anna has lived in Calgary all her life and loves it here. In her words, "There a few spots where you see the mountains in full view, it's my favorite thing about this city. When I am not at work I am spending time with my family and friends. A few hobbies that I enjoy are camping, baking and scrapbooking. "
Linda Weisbrod- Receptionist
Linda has been in the dental field for over 25 years as a dental receptionist and Registered Dental Assistant and now as a denture clinic receptionist and denturist assistant.
When not working, Linda enjoys spending down time with her husband Jan, her granddaughter and her dog "Charlie". During the summer months, you can find Linda golfing and gardening!
Born and raised in Calgary, Linda has spent her life here except for a three year stint in California.
We are happy to have Linda on our team.
Vartgis Saiad Shirabad - Dental Technologist
Vartgis is our Registered Dental Technologist who has more than 30 years of experience. An active member of the College of Dental Technologists of Alberta, Vartgis is very passionate about his work and learning new and different techniques in his profession.
When not working, Vartgis enjoys spending time with his wife and playing sports such as Pickleball and Tennis, walking in the natural areas of Alberta, visiting with his two grown children, and walking the dog.
We are pleased to have Vartgis as part of our team, helping to provide the best treatment we can for our patients.