Meet The Team

For adults and kids looking for straighter teeth under the care of a specialist, let our
Orthodontic Certified Team will change your existing smile into the one you desire.

At Cold Lake & St. Paul Orthodontics our Team offers decades of experience, knowledge and skill.

We use state of the art technology and comprehensive orthodontic evaluations to personalize your orthodontic treatment plan.

We pride ourselves in having a strong, integrated team of Orthodontic dental assistants and administrators who are committed to providing exceptional customer care.

Our certified dental assistants have completed an advanced orthodontic module. Our administrative team will work with you to ensure that your orthodontic experience is seamless.

Our orthodontist, Dr. Deepak Arora is passionate about creating beautiful smiles and giving healthy bites to his patients at the same time.

He has dedicated his practice to provide healthy, beautiful smiles and functional bites that the patient’s desire.

After receiving his dental degrees he pursued an additional 3 years of specialized orthodontic training. Dr. Arora is a well-trained Orthodontist with 20 years of clinical experience and research behind him. He is a thought-leader in his field, often lecturing and acting as academic advice. His treatment philosophy revolves around making the patient treatment experience, as enjoyable as possible.

While improving smiles his focus is also on restoring the bite for an excellent function and for improving the health of teeth, gums and TMJ.

He is a University of British Columbia graduate and has successfully completed the national board examinations for Fellowship in the Royal College of Dentists of Canada (RCDC) to be recognized as Certified Specialists in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics in Canada.

He is a member of the Canadian and American Association of Orthodontists (CAO)/(AAO), a member of the Alberta Dental Association & College and Canadian Dental Association. He has published papers in the American Journal of Orthodontics and other reputed Orthodontic Journals.

He is a firm believer in elective early Orthodontic treatments so that case complexities can be potentially simplified in the future.

He lives in Cold Lake along with his wife, two kids, Sidd and Saachi, and takes pride in serving the communities of the Lake land area and around.

In his free time, he likes to explore newer technologies in Orthodontics, help his kids with their schoolwork, spend quality time with his family and explore the research on extraterrestrial life (Yes, that means aliens!).

Besides practicing and advocating the Kaizen technique which means “ small improvements on an everyday basis will add up to big results, he firmly believes in giving back to the community in order to stay tuned with the frequency of the universe and also with his philosophy of life.

Debbie comes from a military background. She moved to Cold Lake in 1980.

She graduated from NAIT with a business administration diploma and is also a registered dental assistant. Debbie will help you with your financial arrangements and any other questions regarding your account. Debbie is well versed in all insurance issues and concerns you might have with verification and eligibility. As the financial coordinator, you’ll find her helping our patients and families with any necessary paperwork – setting up various payment arrangements, completing financial contracts, and managing insurance.

Outside of work Debbie enjoys reading, golfing, and spending time at the Lake. Debbie is extremely helpful to our patients and always tries her best to ensure that things are done right for all our patients.

Teri is a NAIT Alumni. She completed her Registered Dental Assisting Level II program in 2001. After joining our team in 2009, Teri completed her Orthodontic Assistant training at the University of Alberta.

Teri works at both our Cold Lake and St. Paul offices. She is the proud mother of 2 beautiful little girls. Teri brings a flair and passion for creativity to our practice with her love of eclectic art and movie makeup.

Carla is originally from Regina, SK and graduated from Wascana Institute’s Dental Assisting Program. She has been living in Cold Lake for over twenty years.

Carla joined our practice in 2000 and completed the orthodontic program over the next year. Carla is also trained in the Incognito bracket system. She is one of the Orthodontic Assistants that will be putting on your braces, doing your adjustments and taking your braces off.

In her spare time, Carla likes to spend time with her family or curled up with a good book and her dogs. Carla recently became a grandma to a cute little boy. She enjoys spending time with her grandson!

Tara is originally from New Brunswick and graduated as a Dental Assistant from the academy of Dental assistants of New Brunswick in 2003. She then completed her Orthodontic module in 2004 from Holland College PEI in 2004. She further continued her University education from the University of New Brunswick until 2009.

Tara is a proud military wife and moved to Cold Lake in 2017 along with her husband Robbie and family. She has a passion for orthodontics and loves seeing those smiles change with every appointment.

Tara is blessed with two beautiful daughters and loves softball, playing with her kids, her dogs and just enjoying her time with her beautiful family.

Tayn was born and raised in Cold lake. She is our Orthodontic Assistant Level II from NAIT, Edmonton. She completed her course from NAIT and joined our Practice thereafter.

Needless to say, she’s not only got the skills but also has a passion to create beautiful smiles for our patients. Tayn has a wonderful family and is blessed with two cute boys.

Tayn loves to spend her free time at their cabin, swimming, quadding and also likes to cook.


Puja did her M. Sc Physics, B.Ed and then a business diploma from SIIT. She also completed a Practice Management course after that.

You will meet Puja at your new patient/recall appointment. Her goal is to make orthodontic treatment accessible and affordable for everyone who requires it. She will work with you to find a flexible, interest-free financing plan that meets your needs.

She will try her best to make sure that finances do not stand your way when you need Orthodontic treatment.

Other than that, Puja takes care of all other aspects of the business.

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