Our Team

“I ensure my patients understand the treatment plan before work begins.”

Dr. Marilyn Given

DMD

Dr. Marilyn Given (DMD)

Dr. Marilyn Given DMD always wanted to have a career in the healthcare field. Since graduating from the University of Manitoba in 2001, she has practiced dentistry in Airdrie. Before beginning any dental work, Dr. Given goes through the treatment plan with all patients so they understand what is being recommended. She is also a big believer that prevention is crucial; she works with her patients to motivate them to practice good oral healthcare at home, so problems don’t develop.

“I’ve always found orthodontics especially interesting and enjoyable because both the dentist and patient can see an obvious result. I like to work through the treatment plan from beginning to end.”

In her spare time, Dr. Given is involved in several outdoor activities including skiing and hiking. When she’s not in the mountains, she enjoys acrylic painting and spending time with her husband and two young children. Contact Railway Avenue Dental for your next dental appointment and change how you feel about going to the dentist!

“I ensure my patients understand the treatment plan before work begins.”

Dr. Brayden Adair

DDS

Dr. Brayden Adair (DMD)

Dr. Brayden Adair graduated from the University of Manitoba as a Doctor of Dental Medicine along with Dean’s Honours and awarded the Gold Medal for highest GPA.

Brayden was born and raised in Calgary, Alberta before moving to Winnipeg for his post secondary education.

Brayden enjoys all aspects of dentistry but has great interest in areas such as orthodontics and periodontics where he graduated top of his class. He has a passion for dentistry and big on life long learning. Building relationships with his patients and staff are Brayden’s top priority alongside providing the highest quality of care to all. Brayden is excited and grateful to be apart of this practice and the community. He looks forward to sharing his passion of oral healthcare with the community and welcomes all new patients

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Tiffanie

Practice Manager

Tiffanie is one of the friendly faces that you will find here at Railway Avenue Dental.  She knew at a young age that she was interested in dental health care due to some dental issues of her own. She started her dental journey by taking a 12 month course at Okanagan College. She graduated with honors and now has a certificate as a dental business assistant.  She moved to Calgary in 1997 and started her dental career.  She worked as a treatment coordinator and assisted the doctor chair side from time to time. In her 17 years of working in dental offices she have learned about many different procedures from general dentistry, orthodontics, as well as dental implants.  Tiffanie is very happy to share her knowledge to help educate patients on procedures they might be requiring. In 2007 she moved to Airdrie and shortly after accepted a position with Dr. Marilyn Given. It’s exciting working with Dr. Given and she enjoys belonging to a great team. Outside the office she spend her weekends with her husband and fur family. She enjoys camping, golfing, riding motorcycles, and pretty much anything else you can do outside.  Tiffanie looks forward to seeing you soon!

Alyssa/Shannon/Andrea

OUR HYGIENESTS:

Alyssa was born and raised in Airdrie.  After graduating from the University of Wyoming in 2012 with a Bachelors Degree, she worked in northwest Calgary for a few years before joining the Railway Avenue Dental team in February of 2014.  In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her 3 daughters, husband and Kevin the dog.

Shannon has been working with Dr. Marilyn Given’s team since 2010.  She graduated from the Toronto College of dental Hygiene and Auxillaries in 2010 with a degree in dental hygiene, and has advanced her training in local anaesthetic.  Her passions within hygiene are directly related to promoting her patient’s oral health through education, and she takes great pleasure in seeing the improvement/ maintenance of their oral health.  Shannon is a country girl.  She enjoys being outdoors doing anything from skiing, camping, and hiking to dirt biking.  She loves spending time with her family and friends, be it baking or taking road trips together.

Andrea brings 20 years of dental experience, starting out as a dental receptionist in 1999 she quickly realized her passion was chair side and headed back to the classroom.  She graduated from NAIT as a dental assistant in 2004 before heading back to school again to become a Dental Hygienist graduating in 2007 from Oxford College in Toronto.  She has a strong passion and dedication in expanding her knowledge continually in order to help others maintain their oral and overall health. 

Meagan/Karina/Kama

OUR ASSISTANTS:

Meagan grew up in a small town in New Brunswick. She moved to Alberta in 2009 and made Airdrie her home in 2011.  She enjoys biking, golfing, yoga, and travelling back to N.B. to visit her family.  She did her dental assisting training at Oulton College in Moncton, N.B., and graduated in 2007.  She completed her Orthodontic module in 2010 at Columbia College.

Karina grew up in rural Alberta and now lives in Carstairs with her fiancé and two dogs.  Karina went to Columbia College two years after graduating high school to complete the Dental Assisting program in 2017.  She has also completed her orthodontic module.  Karina has worked at Railway Avenue Dental ever since graduating from the assisting program.

Kama grew up in Regina, Saskatchewan. She has been living in Airdrie for 10 years. She is a busy mom who lives in the hockey arena and dance studio! She did her dental assistant training at Columbia College in Calgary, AB and graduated in 2000. She completed her orthodontic module in 2007.

Janna/Terri-Lynn

OUR TREATMENT COORDINATORS:

Janna graduated from SAIT as a dental assistant in 2002 and worked chair side for general dentists and orthodontists until 2006 when she had her son.  After staying home with him for 3 years she re-entered the dental field as a treatment coordinator.  Janna grew up in a small town north east of Airdrie.  She enjoys the small town feel of Airdrie and the friendliness of our patients.  In the summer, Janna enjoys playing slo-pitch, golfing, photography,and camping.  The winter activity for Janna is usually limited to spending time at the hockey rink, although she likes skiing and geocaching as well.  She looks forward to seeing all of you in the office. 

Terri-Lynn was born and raised in a small community close to Airdrie, and has family ties to the city. She graduated from KDM Health Careers in Calgary as a level II Dental Assistant with expanded duties, and achieved her National board Certification as well as her provincial registration in the fall of 1996. She started her career at a small practice in Calgary, but soon chose a position which would allow her to move closer to home and family.  She has worked with Dr. Marilyn Given since 2003, and is dedicated to her role as a Treatment Coordinator and RDA II within the practice.  She enjoys spending time away from the office in the outdoors with her daughter and husband, and has a special interest in photography and quilting.