Our Team

Osanna Turfanda

Office Manager

Osanna was born and raised in Istanbul Turkey. After Graduating from high school, she moved to Canada and has been living here for 30 years. She has been working professionally in the customer service & Management, hotel & tourism industry for over 25 years. With her degree in Accounting & Business Administration, Osanna put her passion for customer service to use in the Dental Industry during 2017.

Osanna communication skills, dedication to customer service and willingness to go the extra mile makes her an asset to Howe Dentals team. During Osanna’s free time she is dedicated to volunteering with friends at local government shelters and members of her community in need. She enjoys spending time with her rescued fur babies, cooking special meals for her family and relaxing outdoors. She speaks English, Turkish and Armenian fluently.

Jessica Richardson

Admin

Jessie was born in Vancouver but grew up in Alberta for most of her life. She has been working in customer service for 10 years spending 7 of those years working in the dental field as an administrator.

She is passionate about making relationships and dedicated to providing exceptional customer experiences. She recently moved back to beautiful British Columbia to continue gaining customer service experience in the Dental Industry and further her career as a Makeup Artist. She prides herself on her ability to make people feel welcome and at ease while bringing a smile to their face with her great sense of humor! When Jessie is not doing makeup or a taking care of patients at Howe Dental, she enjoys spending time curled up with her two cats watching movies, drawing, or trying new foods!

 

Shima Taleb, DDS

Assistant

Shima was born and raised in Iran surrounded by her loved ones. She moved to Budapest to study Dentistry where she graduated from Semmelweis University in 2015 as a licensed DDS. With a passion for serving society, helping people with their oral health and well-being, Shima moved to Canada shortly after graduating.

While Shima has been taking board equivalency exams working towards her license to practice in Canada, she has joined the Howe Dental team as a chair side assistant and an important part of our practice. She believes in the power of beautiful smile and Its crucial role in displaying joy and spreading positivity. During her free time Shima enjoys spending time outdoors hiking, biking, skiing, and kayaking. Traveling holds a special place in her heart along with her friends and family.

 

Marlee Piper

Hygienist

Marlee joined our team in 2020 after graduating from Vancouver College of Dental Hygiene in early 2020 with high honors.

She values relationships with her patients, treating everyone in a kind and compassionate manner. She enjoys educating patients on prevention and treatment, tailored to their unique dental health needs.

When Marlee is not working she loves to stay busy hiking, traveling, snowboarding, or spending time with her friends and family.