Our aim is to partner with other dental health professionals, such as your general dentist, to achieve the dental health, beautiful smile, and function you desire.

Welcome to PerioPartners™

At PerioPartners™ our aim is to partner with other dental health professionals to achieve optimum oral and whole -body health for our patients. A relationship with us is a relationship with our entire dental team. Your smile and periodontal care is our priority. Patients are the focus of everything we do. Our goal is to serve them in ways that help them become healthier. We seek to make your visits as comfortable and stress-free as possible.

The role of a periodontist

A periodontist is an expert who specializes in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of gum disease and the placement and care of dental implants. They are knowledgeable in the latest techniques and trained on cosmetic periodontal procedures used to address periodontal disease.

Depending upon your needs, your periodontist will collaborate with your dentist on a personal treatment plan. The end goal is to have your oral care to yours, and our standards, post care and treatment.

We’re always available to listen to your concerns. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions about treatment or procedures.

We will be happy to help!

Our Periodontists

Dr. Drew Czernick


Dr. Drew Czernick 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. 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 the 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 travelling with her husband and daughters and catching up on movies.

Dr. Teresa Debevc


Dr. Teresa Debevc focuses her dental practice on the specialty of periodontics. She is currently a professor in the discipline of periodontics at the University of Alberta, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, School of Dentistry, where she is responsible for teaching and administering undergraduate periodontics education. She is currently responsible for the institution’s undergraduate curriculum renewal of the periodontics discipline. She was also previously a clinical professor, clinical instructor, and lecturer on this subject.
Dr. Debevc is committed to quality care, customer service, and relationship building with her patients, particularly as she holds close relationships within the local Edmonton community. She is passionate about the practice of periodontics and brings years of experience to her practice at PerioPartners.

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Infection Control Methods & Technology

The health and safety of our patients is our #1 priority. We go above and beyond to ensure that our instruments and operatories are disinfected and sterilized according to the ADA&C, CDC guidelines.

Sterilization is a complex process requiring specialized equipment, adequate space, qualified staff and regular monitoring for quality assurance.

We package and seal our instruments then sterilize them in an autoclave using steam under pressure. Biological indicators are used on a daily basis to ensure proper sterilization has been achieved.


There’s no room for guess work! We want to ensure that you have all the information you need to make informed and educated decisions about you and your family’s oral health. That’s why we provide monitors in every exam and hygiene room. When your doctor is explaining your treatment plan, you’ve got all the facts, backed up by visuals.

Digital X-Rays

PerioPartners™ uses digital x-ray technology. Not only do the clarity of the images result in a more accurate diagnosis than your typical x-ray, but the images are produced instantly, enabling us to make quicker treatment recommendations. Digital x-rays produce 80% less radiation than your typical x-ray machine!

Laser Gum Recontouring

If you feel like you have a “gummy” smile, or your gums are too low (receding gums), you may be a good candidate for laser gum recontouring. Laser gum recontouring is the process of surgically correcting and reshaping the gums. While this can be considered a cosmetic dentistry procedure, gum surgery is often required as an integral part of various dental surgeries and restorative treatments. Laser gum recontouring is a minor procedure with a typically quick healing time.

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