You are at the heart of what we do.
Since Copperfield Dental Center opened its doors in 2005, our team of professionals, led by Dr. Kamal Virk-Uppal, has aimed to provide quality dental care in a friendly and comfortable environment. We use the latest digital radiology and computers along with intraoral cameras to make the best diagnoses and to explain exactly what we’re doing and why. We want our patients to be knowledgeable about every aspect of their dental health.
Meet the Doctor
Meet Our Team
Michelle has been part of the team at Copperfield Dental Center from the very beginning, and over the years, she’s come to know many of our patients quite well. Catching up with them or building a relationship with someone new to the office is always a highlight of her day.
Michelle has been working in the ever-changing world of dentistry since 1992, but she says what keeps it exciting and gratifying is the opportunity to give confidence to people who are fearful of having dental work done.
She knows people can choose to see other dentists in Calgary, but believes what keeps people coming back to Copperfield Dental Center year after year, is that they truly feel cared for. Michelle says she’s proud to be a part of that.
Michelle invites you to make an appointment and experience a different kind of dental visit.
Nadine joined our team in October 2011 when moving from Peace River Alberta. This is where she practiced dental assisting for the last 23 years.
Nadine is a mom to two young children that she loves to hang out with- her family and her kids keep her busy. Nadine likes to stay active in all types of sports and activities. She enjoys visiting with friends and family.
Sharla grew up in the Crowsnest Pass and has been living in Calgary for over a decade. She misses the mountains, but enjoys her trips back to visit family. She has been a dental assistant since 1996. She is now the first smiling face you see when you walk into the office.
Outside of the office, Sharla loves spending time with her family and friends. She enjoys playing co-ed slowpitch with her husband, and teaching her two sons to hit a baseball.
Sharla looks forward to making your first impression a positive one.
An East Coast girl at heart, Sally grew up in the small town of McAdam, NB. She spent 2 years living in Halifax where she studied Dental Hygiene at Dalhousie University prior to her big move to Calgary in 2001. Sally has had the pleasure to work in several different Calgary dental offices over the years and is excited to now be part of the Copperfield Team. She looks forward to helping you keep a beautiful healthy smile for life by providing gentle quality dental care.
Outside of the office, Sally enjoys traveling, camping, and spending quality time with her husband Jason, and their two young boys.
Born and raised in Calgary, Deborah worked as a nanny for multiple families before deciding to venture into the dental field. She attended the SAIT Dental Assisting program and graduated in June of 2012, and joined Copperfield Dental right after in July of 2012. She is quite happy with her new profession and looks forward to meeting you at your next visit.
When not at work, Deborah spends time with her husband, family and friends as visiting is one of her favorite things to do. She loves camping in the summer, excursions to Banff, reading new books, loves to watch hockey/football/baseball, loves anything Disney and is an avid country music fan.
Alisha is a born and raised Calgarian. She found her love of dentistry fairly recently and graduated from SAIT as class president in 2018. She loves getting to know her patients and strives to make each one feel right at home.
When she isn’t working as a dental assistant Alisha attends local charity events as the current reining Miss Calgary World 2019. She recently won overall talent at Miss World Canada 2019 and is working towards creating new music therapy programming with CMHA- Calgary. She has a strong passion for the arts and loves to participate in Storybook Theatres musical productions. She is most recently known for playing the lead in Junie B Jones this past year.
Alisha can’t wait to meet you and help you each step of the way to achieving the healthy bright smile of your dreams.
Carrie is a true native Calgarian born and raised, and has been practicing since 2010. Her profession is really a passion for her as she enjoys working with people and developing a steady rapport with her patients, their families and staff. When you visit with Carrie, you’ll see that she likes to have fun with her patients and is always smiling and laughing. Quality care, treatment and education for her patients are of great importance and she takes pride in treating each and every patient individually for their oral hygiene needs.
When she is not being a dental hygienist she is busy being a hockey mom to her two boys!
My name is Hina. I have over 5 years of experience as an RDA. I graduated from KDM college in Calgary. I have lived in Calgary for about 15 years now, moving here from Vancouver, BC. I also have a daughter who keeps me super busy! We have a great team at Copperfield Dental, with a lot of experience to take care of your dental needs. Looking forward to meeting you soon!
Deanne was born and raised in a small town outside of Calgary. She attended the Dental Assisting program at Vancouver Island University in 2010 and has since then been working in the dental field as an Administrator. She enjoys meeting new patients and seeing familiar faces. Her favorite part of work is connecting with the patients and making their experience a positive one. When not at work Deanne has three kids that keep her on her toes.
"WOW! All I can say is that Dr. Virk is amazing. She always does a fantastic job, and she makes sure that all of my concerns are heard. She takes the time to answer all questions."
"Have been going here for years and keep coming back because the staff and dentist are great. They take the time to thoroughly get to know you as well as thoroughly walk you through any and all recommendations and answered all my questions around certain procedures including mouth guards, crowns, and wisdom teeth extractions. everyone here is super friendly and my cleanings are quick and painless."
"This dentist really helped me when everything was shut down. I was freaking out over my daughter's tooth and she came in when the clinic was closed to check her teeth. Everything turned out fine. She reassured me that I could call her and even left an emergency number for me. I appreciated that so much because I was so stressed out. She is always so pleasant and explains everything so well! I'm sending my whole family here now."
"Our family is new to this dental office and we love it. Very friendly staff and they are great with kids! They also direct bill which is nice. It’s great to find a dentist you can trust!"
"I was having a bad day. And I hate dentists. And I hate freezing. But I went to my appointment to be frozen and have the filling at the dentists who I hate. And I have to say, I came out feeling better than I did. They are all so pleasant and friendly and VERY patient."
"I have had an unexplained toothache for a while and nothing ever showed up on xrays. So I kept going in to have it looked at. Not once did Dr. Virk-Uppal make me feel silly for going on about something that wasn't really there. She would always thoroughly check it every time, and eventually, we did figure out the cause of it. But I do appreciate being treated well every time."
"Despite all of the craziness going on, everyone in this office is so friendly and happy! I feel safe going in as their protocols are top-notch. Good job, Copperfield Dental Center!"
- R VA
Utilizing Technology to Provide the Highest Quality Dental Care
We use the latest dental technology including Velscope and Soft Tissue Laser equipment in order to provide the highest quality family and cosmetic dental care for our patients.
Our digitized radiography system provides dental images with 80% less radiation than conventional x-rays. Unlike small x-ray films, digital x-ray images can be magnified up to 300 times their normal size and can be viewed instantaneously on a screen right beside you!
Digital radiography is an invaluable tool for diagnosis. We can adjust contrast and colour to reveal hidden problems, make more accurate measurements, and even back-light teeth to see things that can’t be seen with conventional film. Our high-magnification camera and large-screen monitor allow you to see exactly what we see. We want you to understand the treatment we recommend.
Velscope is a dental tool that is available for discovering irregularities in the mouth. Velscope’s blue light is used to distinguish healthy tissue from tissue that is traumatized or diseased. Healthy tissue fluoresces in a pattern that is distinctly different than non-healthy tissue, and Velscope can aid health care providers in finding concerning developments before they are visible to the naked eye.
Because Velscope can discover issues early on, life-threatening conditions such as oral cancer can be caught before they spread, potentially saving lives. Ask one of our trained staff members for more information.
Soft Tissue Laser
Soft tissue lasers are effective in a number of different ways. We can use the laser to greatly enhance the appearance of your smile by contouring your gums in a minimally disruptive way. This involves no bleeding and is a relatively pain-free procedure.
Our soft-tissue laser can also be used to prevent a cold sore from developing. When you feel a cold sore starting, come in, and we can laser it off. This will prevent the sore from growing, essentially stopping it in its tracks.
Ask us about the different ways in which our soft tissue laser can help you achieve your ideal smile!
We want you to leave relaxed, happy and excited to show off that beautiful smile!
iTero Element Scanner
The iTero Element Scanner is a digital impression system that eliminates the need for messy putty in your mouth. With our iTero Element Scanner, we can digitally capture a detailed 3D model of your teeth and gums. Not only is this process far more comfortable than the old putty based impressions, but it’s faster and can offer a clean clinical endpoint.
- No goop or gag to worry about
- Fast, accurate impression
- Ideal for crowns, bridges, implants, and Invisalign® clear aligners and retainers
- See a simulation of your potential Invisalign treatment outcome
During the impression process, you can breathe or swallow as you normally would. You can even pause during the process if you need to sneeze or just want to ask a question. The scanner gives us a 3D model of your mouth that can be used for your dental services including the Invisalign Outcome Simulator to show you what your new smile might look like.