Dr. Saleema Adatia
Dr. Saleema Adatia earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Alberta in 1998. She worked as a physical therapist for several years before deciding to return to school to pursue a career in dentistry. She earned her DMD from Tufts University in Boston in 2006 and returned home to Calgary.
Dr. Adatia is passionate about the practice of dentistry and the impact that oral health and esthetics can have on quality of life. She prides herself on making her patients feel relaxed and assured. It is her belief that it is essential for patients to be active partners in their health and this can only be achieved when patients are empowered to make informed and educated decisions about dentistry. She is committed to a lifelong journey of continuing education and has attended several courses at the prestigious Spear Education Center, as well as the Las Vegas Institute. She is a member of the Alberta Dental Association and College, the Canadian Dental Association, the Academy of General Dentistry, the Spear Education Faculty Club and the New and Younger Dentists of Calgary Study Club. In her free time, Dr. Adatia loves travelling with her husband, cooking for friends and family and has a passion for reading and spending time outdoors.
Dr. Maria Astrid Urrutia
Please join all of us at Symmetry Dental Centre in welcoming our newest team member; Dr. Maria Astrid Urrutia!
Dr. Maria Astrid Urrutia graduated from the University of Calgary in 2000 where she received her Bachelor of Science with Distinction. She was accepted into the University of Alberta where she received her Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree in 2004. Dr. Urrutia, wanting to further her dental education, attended a postgraduate program at the University of Texas Dental Branch in Houston, TX. There she received an Advanced Education in General Dentistry Diploma in 2005.
Dr. Urrutia realized her passion for dentistry as a teenager. She worked as a dental assistant for her father, a well known prosthodontist in Calgary, throughout high school and university. Dr. Urrutia continues to be passionate about the profession and is committed to a lifetime of learning. She stays current by taking several courses a year in Continuing Education. Dr. Urrutia has been involved with the Seattle Study Club, the American Dental Association and the Texas Dental Association. Dr. Urrutia is also a certified Invisalign Provider.
Dr. Urrutia, having practiced in Houston, TX for almost 11 years, has returned to her hometown of Calgary. She practices dentistry with the highest of standards. Her patients would describe her as an honest, patient, gentle and compassionate practitioner. Dr. Urrutia enjoys educating her patients on options to improve their general oral health. She is a member of the Alberta Dental Association and College and the Canadian Dental Association. In her spare time, Dr. Urrutia enjoys traveling with her family and spending time with friends. Most of all, she enjoys spending quality time with her little girl and watching her grow.
Dr. Rhona Gearty
Dr. Gearty has been treating the families of South Calgary since 1992. She grew up in Ireland and graduated as a dentist at Trinity College Dublin. She moved to Canada and enjoyed a few years living and working in Oyen, Alberta, before relocating to Calgary with her young family. She is excited by the new developments in dentistry and continues to enjoy providing quality dental care for our patients.