Tiffany Hansen RDH

Since graduating from Loma Linda University with a Bachelor of Science Dental Hygiene Degree in 1997, I have found dental hygiene to be an extremely rewarding career. In order to stay current and increase my capabilities, I became certified in Local Anesthesia, Periodontal Laser Therapy, Periodontal Root Planing and Restorative.

I’ve been with Dr. Ziegenhagel & Associates for the majority of my time practicing, and perhaps one of the most enjoyable aspects of my job is having the privilege of developing wonderful, long-term relationships with my patients since the time I graduated.

As well as being a practicing hygienist, I’m a freelance musician and I teach the harp. It was an honour to have been the principal harpist of the Calgary Civic Symphony for more than 14 years. My greatest challenge at the moment is keeping up with my sons, Ashton & Tyson. They are the joy of my life!

I continue to enjoy my relationship with our patients both established and new to the office.

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Keady Smyth RDH

I joined Dr. Ziegenhagel’s team in October 2017. I have worked as a dental Hygienist in Hay River, Northwest Territories, as well as Calgary. I graduated from dental Hygiene at the University of Alberta in 2015. I enjoy keeping up to date with continuing education. I am currently taking courses at the University of Alberta to complete the Dental Hygiene specialization degree.

I grew up on a farm in Central Alberta and currently live in Calgary. I have a dog named James, who is a dog park, treat and mountain enthusiast. In my spare time, I enjoy traveling, mountain trips, exploring Calgary and visiting friends and family.

Tamara Weel RDH

I joined Dr. Ziegenhagel’s team in June 2015. I previously worked in Calgary, as well as Medicine Hat. I graduated Dental Hygiene in North Bay, Ontario and prior to this, I graduated with my Dental Assisting. I enjoy contuinuing my education and keeping my skills current. I recently obtained my Local Anesthetic Certificate in March 2015 and will continue to improve myself through educational programming.

I was born in Penetanguishene, Ontario. My family lives in Ontario as well as in Austria, which I try to visit as often as possible. I have recently purchased a home in Cochrane and I am engaged to my fiance Stephen. We have a puppy named Jager. In my spare time I enjoy hunting, hiking, kayaking, down hill skiing, going for walks and generally spending as much time outdoors as possible.

Tamara is officially on her second maternity leave. Tamara and her husband Steve welcomed their first child, a son, Kipton on October 9th, 2017! We wish them all the best at this exciting and busy time!

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Kara Smith RDH

I graduated from the dental hygiene program at the Toronto College of Dental Hygiene in August 2016. After graduation and a move across the country, I started working in Lethbridge, Alberta. A relocation in September , 2017 to Cochrane, Alberta and I am now working with Dr. Ziegenhagel & Associates.

Continuing Education is very important to me. I am currently completing my local Anesthetic course. I look forward to advancing my skills throughout my career, so I can provide the best care to our patients.

When I am not working, I love spending time with family, friends and my dogs. I enjoy travelling, spending time outdoors and shopping!