Dr Grout (or Dr. Phil as he usually goes by) graduated from the University of British Columbia with a Bachelor of Science in 1995, then attended the University of Alberta and graduated with his Doctor of Dental Surgery in 2000. He then practiced in Jasper, AB and Valemount, BC for 2 years.
Dr. Grout moved back to Calgary, where he worked for 3 years in Okotoks, High River, and Calgary. In 2005 he built his own office in south Calgary, where he practiced for the next 8 years. Dr. Grout cherished his time in Calgary, but decided to move his family to Edmonton to be closer to family.
Dr. Grout is the proud father of 3 children and spends much of his time enjoying his family. In his spare time you can find him surfing, snowboarding, mountain biking, and road riding.
Favorite karaoke song: Home For a Rest by Spirit of the West
Dr. Jang is a University of Alberta Graduate who’s received his Bachelor of Science and his Doctor of Dental Surgery Diploma. He moved to Canada when he was 9 years old from Korea and has lived in Edmonton ever since. Jun is excited to serve his community and enjoys the excitement of dental challenges every day. His passion is to educate patients and help them keep their teeth for many years to come!
When not in the office you can find Dr. Jang participating in a variety of sports especially playing hockey, skiing, and hiking. Any chance he can get he is off on a plane somewhere around the world indulging in cultural experiences. To relax he enjoys hanging out at home with his cat Mili whom he adopted last year from a local rescue.
Other languages spoken – Korean
Favourite karaoke song: Take Me Home, Country Roads by John Denver
Melanie joined our clinic in early fall of 2014. She brings with her a plethora of dental and insurance knowledge as well as a smiling, positive attitude that can’t go unnoticed. Melanie started her career by obtaining her certificate in Dental Reception with Dental Start Academy years ago and continued her education gaining knowledge in accounting, as well as business/dental management courses. Prior to joining our team Melanie has acquired 4 years dental experience and loves every aspect of this field. Melanie’s favorite part of the day is when she is able to interact with patients and make their visit as comfortable and enjoyable as possible!
When she’s not balancing accounts and helping out with daily functions of the office, you can find Melanie in a variety of hobbies; snowboarding instructor, practicing at the gun range (I.P.S.C), playing in competitive poker tournaments and early morning hot yoga help keep her busy. She also enjoys taking road trips back to British Columbia with her dogs to visit family.
Favorite karaoke song: Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen
Tracey has over 20 years of experience in the dental field. She started out as a dental assistant and went on to dental hygiene which she practiced for 15 years. After having her son, Tracey took a couple of years off and then rejoined the dental field in an administrative role. Tracey is from Ontario and moved to Alberta 2 years ago when she joined our team.
She enjoys helping and interacting with patients. Our patients and staff enjoy her bubbly and positive personality. In her free time, Tracey loves to spend time with family, going camping, and walking her chocolate lab.
Favorite karaoke song: Sweet Caroline by Neil Diamond
Vanessa moved to Alberta from the east coast, she’s a Haligonian at heart. She attended CDI College and started her dental career as a chairside assistant but found her love in administration instead.
She has a wonderful husband and two children; a boy and a baby girl. In her spare time, she likes to be outside as often as possible (unless it’s the wintertime, then she hibernates!) and enjoys gardening. She loves drawing and painting and on the weekend she’d rather be somewhere singing karaoke. She’s a silly, fun-loving type of person who probably watches too much reality TV.
Favorite karaoke song: This is how we do it by Montell Jordan
Kim graduated with her diploma in Dental Hygiene in 2006 from the University of Alberta. Kim is passionate about the profession of hygiene and enjoys getting to know her patients and providing customized quality care.
In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her husband and three beautiful daughters. She also enjoys working out at the gym, camping, gardening and travelling.
Favorite karaoke song: Girls Just Want to Have Fun by Cyndi Lauper
Elizabeth (or Ellie and some call her) moved to Toronto in 2018 to attend the Toronto College of Dental Hygiene and graduated in 2020. She had a desire for dentistry ever since she was young and loved doing work that contributed to helping others. Ellie’s biggest joy is seeing a patient smile after completing a cleaning and educating them on something new. In Ellie’s spare time, she loves being outdoors doing activities like biking, snowboarding, hiking, and going on road trips. When at home you can find her cuddling with her Shitzu Bella!
Other languages spoken – Vietnamese
Favorite karaoke song: Super Boss by Nicki Minaj
Jade grew up in a small town in Saskatchewan. She completed the University of Alberta’s Dental Hygiene Program with Distinction in 2009, and now has over ten years of experience in both general and specialty dental practices. Jade enjoys providing a friendly and trusting atmosphere to help patients enjoy their experience, and makes sure all questions and concerns are fully addressed.
Jade enjoys spending her free time with her husband and young daughter doing as much outdoor sports and recreation as possible. They look forward to welcoming their new baby boy in Fall 2021!
Favorite karaoke song: Dance Monkey by The Tones and I!
Madison graduated from KDM Dental School in 2013. Her favourite thing about being a dental assistant is chatting with patients and helping out with wisdom teeth extractions.
In her spare time she likes to bake and spend time with her pug, Jaxx.
Other languages spoken – French
Favorite karaoke song: Don’t Stop Believing by Journey
Kristina is ecstatic to join the Hollick-Kenyon Dental team early 2017. After moving from Vergeville, Alberta to attend school in 2013, she graduated from KDM Dental College in 2014. Her greatest enjoyment about being a dental assistant is being able to answer questions and explain procedures to help ease patient’s worries or concerns. Her favourite procedure to assist with are root canals!
In her spare time Kristina likes to snowboard in the winter and play kickball in the summer.
Favorite karaoke song: Friends in Low Places by Garth Brooks