Dr. Manish Goel, BSc., DDS.
I believe that relationships with our patients, through excellent communication and trust, are essential to great dentistry. It is therefore my goal to always ensure that my patients understand every aspect of their dental care, while making their experience enjoyable.
When I was young, I moved to Calgary from Montreal, which might explain my lifelong loyalty to the Habs (I would also continue to cheer for the Expos if they had managed to keep themselves in existence). For high school, I attended William Aberhart.
I began studying at the University of Calgary and graduated from the University of Alberta Dental School in 1993 with a BSc. and DDS.. I began practicing at Braeside Dental Center in 1994, every year working with the intention of improving the clinic and our skills, thereby ensuring that it is of the highest quality for all my patients. It has been more than 20 years, and I still have a strong philosophy of self-improvement and expansion of thought.
In order to stimulate the enrichment of my knowledge, I am a member and alumni of the Pankey Institute, member of the Alberta Dental Association and College, Spear Education, Calgary District and Dental Society, and the Canadian Dental Association. I also facilitate a study group for dentists around Calgary in order to promote community, continued education, and elevate the level of dentistry.
I have been married to my wife, Maninee, for over 20 years and have three lovely kids. Throughout the years, I’ve coached my eldest son in hockey, my youngest son in badminton, and all three of my kids in soccer. Not only does this allow me to spend more time with my kids, but it also gives me the opportunity to give back to my community.
When I’m not at work, coaching, or watching their extracurricular events, I’m most likely cheering on the Habs, playing board games (which become quite competitive), or watching movies with my family. In addition to being an overly devoted hockey fan, I curl at the Calgary Curling Club with some of my colleagues and swim with the Calgary Masters Swim Club every week.
Ultimately, I understand what it means to want to have quality service for you and your family, something I always keep in mind when making decisions regarding the clinic. Over the years, I have had the pleasure of watching families grow, often seeing the children of the once young patients I had 20 years ago.
Braeside, my staff, and your smile are my top priorities.
I look forward to seeing you soon!
Dr. Robert Jost, BSc., DDS.
Helping people improve their health is the most rewarding part of dentistry for me.
I was born and raised in Red Deer, Alberta. My father trained in Germany as a Cabinet maker or Millwright. Growing up, I spent a lot of time in my father’s workshop. He instilled in me the importance of craftsmanship and integrity. I have always enjoyed working with my hands and so, for me, dentistry was a great fit.
What I have learned over the years is that it is not enough for me to do the best technical work. It is also very important for me to get to know you first, to be able to recommend treatment options that are appropriate for you. To me, appropriate dental care is care that is well thought out, predictable, and unique to your goals.
I graduated from the University of Alberta - School of Dentistry in 1996. This was the beginning of my love of learning about dentistry and its many facets. I am an alumnus of the Pankey Institute, Spear Education and have been very active in Study Clubs over the past 20 years. I am also licensed by the ADA to provide IV sedation. I chose to do additional training in this area because I understand that fear is a legitimate obstacle to care. By providing support and providing sedation when needed, I have been able to help many people be successful in achieving their dental goals. I am inspired by their courage and honoured by their trust.
I have been practicing in the Calgary area since 2001. My wife, Jodi Prichard, and I owned a practice in Douglas Dale from 2002-2016. It was very rewarding to grow that practice, making many new friends and developing a great team that supported us. In order to have more time and energy for our family, my wife and I decided to sell the practice. This allowed Jodi to pursue a fine arts degree at ACAD here in Calgary and for me to join my good friend and colleague in his practice. I am very grateful to work with Dr Goel. He is truly a dedicated and compassionate person.
My children Alex and Matt are growing fast and furious. They like to keep Jodi and I on our toes. They are my main focus outside of work. I am also an avid skier and love to be outdoors as much as I can. In the summer I enjoy cycling and kayaking. Year round I practice tai chi and mindfulness.
I look forward to making many new friends at Braeside dental.
- Dr. Jost
It is our pleasure to introduce Dr. Jost to Braeside Dental Centre as of May 1st, 2018.
Dr. Adam Mireault, BSc., DDS.
I suppose we are all shaped by our parents and our life experiences as we tumble along this path of life. In my particular case, I am the 7th son of 8 children. Dad was a company man with Northwestern Utilities and my mother’s family of 9 worked coal mines throughout Alberta until settling in Edmonton. Dad’s work had us regularly relocate to different small towns throughout NE and central Alberta. I would count Camrose and Red Deer as my home towns.
Possibly due to the number of moves my family took, I settled my mind to raising my family in one spot and grow our roots deep. To that end, Calgary has been my wife Shauna’s and my home for the last 26 years. (Coincidentally enough, the amount of time I have been practicing dentistry at Braeside Dental Centre).
Our two children are now graduates of the University of Calgary and have started their adult lives here in Calgary as well. Years of minor hockey, ringette, soccer, and the like has managed to build a firm foundation of friendship and community spirit.
The skill set they taught me at University of Alberta dental school has served me well but has been greatly enhanced by years of continuing education and time. Time has allowed me to more clearly empathize with the myriad of life situations in my patient’s experience. Communication and life priorities that we all face at different times combine to form an interesting and challenging mix. At this point in my career, I find myself using the word appropriate more and more. I am committed to delivering the appropriate level of care to each and every one of my patients depending on their individual wants and needs.
I’m not so sure if it’s an older person thing to want to listen more than to talk, but I suspect it is. If you have questions or concerns, I’d be pleased to listen and eager to help you explore the options for the care and maintenance of your dental health.
- Dr. Mireault