ABC Pediatric Dentistry

7015 Macleod Trail SW Suite 530
(in the Centre 70 building)
Calgary, AB T2H 2K6

7015 Macleod Trail SW Suite 530
(in the Centre 70 building)
Calgary, AB T2H 2K6

About Us

Meet Dr. Sarah Hulland

Dr. Hulland

Dr. Sarah Hulland was born in Guelph, ON, where she was very active in music, participating in many sports and volunteering with different charities.

As an adult, Dr. Hulland maintains her active lifestyle and still enjoys many of the same activities in addition to caring for her patients. For her, one of the most enjoyable aspects of being a pediatric dentist is the ability to “play” 

at work: helping children see that a healthy body and lifestyle will keep them smiling forever!

Dr. Sarah Hulland specializes in dental trauma as well as pediatric patients with special needs and complex medical issues. Many of the children she works with have significantly compromised medical conditions, severe behavior management issues, developmental delays, and autism.

Dr. Hulland is committed to a lifetime of learning. In addition to completing Specialist training in Pediatric Dentistry, she has completed an extra year of training in medically complex and special needs care.  Her ongoing pursuit of continuing dental care ensures each of her patients receives appropriate treatment for their particular interests. Additionally, Dr. Hulland presents educational seminars, participates in research, and has published numerous articles.

Currently, Dr. Hulland teaches at the University of Alberta, lecturing 3rd and 4th-year students in courses on Management of Dental Trauma and Psychology.

Education and Experience

  • Pediatric Dental Fellowship, Department of Dentistry, Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
  • Master of Science, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON
  • Diploma in Pediatric Dentistry, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON
  • Doctorate of Dental Surgery, University of Western Ontario, London, ON
  • Bachelor of Science in Biology graduated with Honours, University of Western Ontario, London, ON

Dr. Hulland is committed to continually strengthening her clinical skills and expanding her knowledge of advancements in pediatric dentistry. Her ongoing pursuit of continuing dental care ensures each patient receives the appropriate treatment for their specific needs. Additionally, she presents educational seminars, participates in research, and has published numerous articles.

As a result of her post-graduate studies, Dr. Hulland has been awarded the following Fellowships:

  • Fellow of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada
  • Fellow of the American College of Dentists
  • Fellow of the International College of Dentists
  • Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine

Currently, Dr. Hullard teaches at the University of Alberta, lecturing 3rd and 4th-year students in courses on Management of Dental Trauma and Psychology.

Professional Memberships

Dr. Hulland is a well-respected, active member of the following organizations and a current or former leader of many:

  • Canadian Academy of Paediatric Dentistry, Past President
  • Alberta Association of Paediatric Dentistry, Past President
  • Alberta Society of Dental Specialists
  • Western Society of Paediatric Dentistry, President-Elect
  • Calgary District Dental Society, Past Sponsorship Chair
  • Alberta Dental Association and College
  • Alberta Children’s Hospital – Medical Staff Association, Current President
  • Calgary Area Medical Staff Society, Representative from Alberta Children’s Hospital
  • Canadian Paediatric Society

Charitable Work

Dr. Hulland believes in using her skills and knowledge to help others. In 2011 she developed the Brushing for Brightness program. Now in year 8, this program has delivered over 70,000 oral hygiene kits to Calgary’s elementary schools.

Dr. Hulland has also volunteered for many overseas dental mission trips, with the Dentistry for All, traveling to Nicaragua and Guatemala. 

During her travels, Dr. Hulland can often be found behind a camera, capturing her passion for life through her lens. 

Many of Dr. Hulland’s “Sarah Sightings” can be seen featured in our clinic.

Dr Hulland with child

Meet Dr. Adam Siray

Dr. Siray

Dr. Adam Siray was born and raised in the foothills of Millarville, Alberta. He studied Biology at the University of Lethbridge before being accepted into the Dentistry program at the University of Alberta, where he received degrees in Doctor of Dental Surgery and a Bachelor of Medical Sciences.  After several years of practicing general dentistry in Calgary, Dr. Siray’s enthusiasm and passion for the care of children brought him to the University of Manitoba where he received his Masters of Dentistry in Pediatric Dentistry and fellowship in Pediatric Dentistry. 

Dr. Adam loves to see all the smiling faces that come to ABC and is dedicated to serving the pediatric population throughout the Calgary and Foothills region.  His favorite part of the day is taking the time to chat and getting to know all the kids visiting the clinic, especially finding out their favorite movies!  He especially loves anything Star Wars, and thanks to his daughters, he has a thorough knowledge of all the famous Disney princesses.  He believes communication is essential to creating a calm and trusting atmosphere.

During his studies and in collaboration with The Children’s Hospital Research Institute of Manitoba, Dr. Siray pilot-tested a new Canadian caries risk assessment tool for preschool children.  The findings of this study demonstrated the impact that nutrition and preventative factors had on infant and preschooler oral health.  As such he is passionate about emphasizing preventative dental care and educating patients and their families about children’s special oral care needs.

Outside of work, Dr. Adam loves to spend time with his wife Stephanie and his 3 beautiful children Ava, Ciara, and Luke. You can often find them exploring the mountains in the summertime camping, hiking, and biking, and in the winter hitting the slopes on their snowboards.  

Meet The Team

Calgary Pediatric Dental Team

Office Administration

Heather

Heather

Practice Coordinator

Our dental office administrators generally perform clerical duties, such as handling phone calls and scheduling appointments, as well as dealing with accounts payable and receivable and insurance claims. While they do not directly treat patients, they are essential to our office’s ability to provide the standard of care our patients deserve.

You may see our administration team greeting patients, answering the telephone, and managing our schedule. They are also available to help with collecting insurance data and communicating benefits, verifying patient eligibility and filing completed claims for payment and making financial arrangements, and collecting payments from patients.



Our Registered Dental Assistants

Tammy

Tammy

Dental Assistant

The dental assistants at ABC Pediatric Dentistry are part of our integrated healthcare team that provides oral care to patients. They perform a number of duties throughout the day, including collecting patient information, preparing and maintaining dental instruments and equipment, assisting Dr. Hulland’s inpatient care, and preparing dental materials for restorations. A vital aspect of dental assisting involves communication with patients to achieve and maintain optimal oral health as an integral part of well-being.

Our Dental assistants have all successfully completed high school with an emphasis on sciences including biology and chemistry. Dental assistant programs provide training in areas including microbiology and infection control, preventive dentistry, dental radiography, clinical assisting procedures, and community dental health. In addition, all of our Dental Assistants maintain a valid CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) Level C certificate.

Our Registered Dental Hygienists

Elizabeth

Elizabeth

Registered Dental Hygienist

John

John

Registered Dental Hygienist

Kari

Kari

Registered Dental Hygienist

Our dental hygienists are proud to educate and empower Canadians to embrace their oral health for better overall health and well-being. They specialize in the promotion of oral health and prevention of oral disease, working alongside Dr. Hulland to provide high-quality oral healthcare. Dental hygienists are also highly educated and capable of planning and implementing oral care strategies while offering motivation and good communication to build trusting relationships.

In addition to earning a diploma or bachelor’s degree in dental hygiene from a college or university accredited by The Commission on Dental Accreditation of Canada, practicing dental hygienists must be registered with the dental hygiene regulatory authority in their province or territory. Once registered and practicing, most provinces and territories require dental hygienists to successfully complete a number of professional development initiatives each year.

Myofunctional Therapists

Dr. Hulland collaborates with myofunctional therapists to treat Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders (OMDs), which include disorders of the muscles and functions of the face and mouth. OMDs may affect breastfeeding, facial skeletal growth, and development, chewing, swallowing, speech, occlusion, temporomandibular joint movement, oral hygiene, stability of orthodontic treatment, facial aesthetics, and more.

Myofunctional therapists work to:

  • Eliminate bad habits (thumb sucking, tongue thrusting, etc.)
  • Teach nasal cleansing and nasal breathing
  • Provide muscle therapy exercises to stretch, tone, and develop proper function
  • Introduce the proper chewing and swallowing patterns
  • Develop proper head and neck posture

Along with myofunctional therapists, Dr. Hulland allies with professionals such as general dentists, orthodontists, and osteopaths to ensure that her patient’s needs are addressed and handled appropriately. We feel that in order to be successful, treatment needs to be looked at from a variety of approaches.

Office Tour

The ABC Pediatric Dentistry office features a nature and forest animal theme. We use as much natural sunlight as possible. Our office, your family, and each child we serve are part of the natural world and play a unique role in it. We seek to make their oral health an integral focus.