Our Team

Meet the Team - bite Family Dentistry

The team at bite Family Dentistry is made up of knowledgeable, caring, and experienced people. The team works hard to ensure you feel comfortable and are well cared for during your visits. We are always happy to answer your questions, so don’t hesitate to ask.

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Dr. Natali Schindler

Dentist

Dr. Natali Schindler loves being a dentist and helping her patients achieve a lifetime of healthy and beautiful smiles.  She believes that the dental health and overall health of her patients are equally important and will look at the whole picture when creating a treatment plan that is individualised to each patient. In order to provide her patients with the most up to date dental care, Dr. Schindler is committed to staying current with the latest developments in the dental field and attends many continuing education seminars and conventions.  

Dr. Schindler was born and raised in Ottawa and obtained her Bachelor of Science and Doctorate of Dental Surgery degrees from McGill University in Montreal, receiving the AW Thornton Gold Medal  for highest standing in all four years of the dental program. She has practiced dentistry in Ottawa, New York City, Pond Inlet(Nunavut), Guatemala, Golden and Jasper.  Finding her ideal home in Banff in 2003 she settled here with her husband and established her dental clinic in 2005. Dr. Schindler is a member of the Alberta Dental Association and College, the Canadian Dental Association, the Calgary and District Dental Society, and the International Association for Orthodontics.

When not practicing dentistry, Dr. Schindler enjoys everything the beautiful Town of Banff and the Canadian Rockies has to offer such as hiking, biking, cross-country skiing and touring.  She is actively involved as a volunteer in her community and member of the Board of Directors of the YWCA of Banff.  We keep our FACEBOOK page current with lots of dental information, preventive advice and news so please check us out and become friends!


Leah

Treatment Coordinator

Leah graduated from Columbia College in Dental Assisting in 2006.  After graduating she found her first dental job in Banff and has been living  in the Bow Valley since.  She is the treatment coordinator at our office and loves to use her dental knowledge and experience to help patients understand their treatment and insurance.  In her spare time, Leah enjoys finding various adventures to go on with her husband, riding her bike, snowboarding, and cuddling her cats.


Jackie

Registered Dental Assistant

Jackie, one of our Dental Assistants is a long term Bow Valley local! After a brief stint as a Manitoban, Jackie returned to the Bow Valley in high school and married and made her home here. In September 2013 she became a Registered Dental Assistant and shortly after joined the bite Family Dentistry team. Her hard work and positive attitude are her assets and her soliloquys are constant entertainment!


Molly

Dental Hygienist

Molly, one of our dental hygienists, was born in Banff and raised in Canmore, and despite leaving to go to school in Toronto, she has lived in the Bow Valley her entire life. After graduating from Dental Hygiene, Molly immediately moved back to the Valley and joined our team. Molly is actively involved in the community, coaches basketball in Canmore and enjoys everything the Rocky Mountains has to offer. You will be sure to appreciate her kind and gentle nature at your next visit.


Amber

Dental Hygiene Coordinator

Amber joined the bite team in April 2019. Amber grew up in Kelowna B.C and decided to move to the Rocky Mountains in 2016. She enjoys the outdoors and spends a lot of her time hiking, camping and exploring all the beautiful lakes in the area. She loves to travel and has done lots of backpacking trips over the years. Her most recent trips have included Australia, Asia, Central America and South America. You might be hearing from her to book your next dental check up!


Tara Baum

Registered Dental Hygienist

She graduated from Dalhousie University in 2011. She joined the bite Family Dentistry Team in March 2019. She is married to Kelly and has three little boys Hunter, Brock and Waylon. She has lived in Cochrane the last 12 years excluding a couple years in Halifax, NS and Golden, BC. She ski raced competitively until 2004 and then coached for 5 years. She loves to be outside with her family, camping and enjoying what the outdoors have to offer!


Jan-lynn

Steralization Assistant

Jan-lynn graduated from Banff Community High School and moved to Calgary to study as a Medical Office Assistant and Unit Clerk. After graduating this
past September, she came back to Banff to work at bite Family Dentistry as our Sterilization Assistant. Jan-lynn loves the sun and enjoys hiking on her free days, making vlogs and taking long walks with her dog Mayo. We love her attention to detail and friendly spirit!