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Who We Are › Our Dental Specialists

Dr. Drew Czernick

Dr. Drew Czernick

Drew is a native Edmontonian and completed his DDS degree at the University of Alberta in 2009.

He practiced general dentistry for two years before heading to the east coast. In 2014, he completed a periodontal residency program at the University of Boston. After teaching at his alma mater he joined the PerioPartners team late in 2014.

Dr. Nabil Nadji

Dr. Nabil Nadji

Dr. Nabil Nadji graduated with a Master’s in Craniofacial Sciences and Diploma in Periodontics from the University of British Columbia’s Faculty of Dentistry. Dr. Nadji has a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and received his dental degree from the University of Sydney in Australia. He then worked as a dentist for the Aboriginal Medical Services in Australia, a non-profit organization aimed at improving the overall health of the aboriginal population of Australia. After several months in general practice, Dr. Nadji continued his studies with a two-year residency in the Advanced Education in General Dentistry program at the University of Connecticut. During his residency at the University of Connecticut, he completed a fellowship in Head and Neck Oncology treating patients suffering from cancer.

Dr. Nadji was born in Montreal, Quebec and grew up in Yellowknife, NWT. He has also lived in Victoria, Calgary, Edmonton, Sydney Australia, Hartford USA and Vancouver.  He has competed nationally and internationally in a variety of sports and was a member of the University of Victoria’s varsity tennis team.  He currently plays recreational hockey in Edmonton and participates in several tennis tournaments over the summer.

Dr. Nadji has recently co-authored several research papers published in the The International Journal of Periodontics & Restorative Dentistry,  Quintessence International and the Global Journal of Oral Science. In addition, he is a part time clinical professor at the University of British Columbia’s Periodontics program and a full time clinician and owner of PerioPartners in Red Deer. 

Dr. Nadji strives to provide the utmost care and comfort to his clients while attending to their individual periodontal and dental implant needs.

Dr. Janel Yu

Dr. Janel Yu

Dr. Janel Yu is a certified specialist in periodontics. She studied at the University of Toronto and then obtained her doctor of dental surgery degree from the University of Western Ontario. She then completed a residency in periodontics at the Ohio State University and received a Master of Science degree for her thesis entitled "Periodontal Practice Patterns".

Dr. Yu provides periodontal therapy and dental implant surgical procedures at the Red Deer location of PerioPartners.

In her spare time Janel hikes the mountains of Alberta in the summer and is patiently learning how to snowboard in the winter.

Dr. Monica Gibson

Dr. Monica Gibson

Dr. Monica Gibson is a certified specialist in Periodontology and is working as an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry at the University of Alberta. She received her dental degree in India and then moved to the US to complete her PhD at Baylor College of Dentistry, Dallas Texas. She then did her Periodontology residency at the Ohio State University. Dr. Gibson joined University of Alberta in 2016 and is involved in bone biology research and teaching Periodontology graduate residents at the school of Dentistry. She enjoys her leisure time traveling with her husband and daughter and catching up on movies.