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.
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:
Currently, Dr. Hullard teaches at the University of Alberta, lecturing 3rd and 4th-year students in courses on Management of Dental Trauma and Psychology.
Dr. Hulland is a well-respected, active member of the following organizations and a current or former leader of many:
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. 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.
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.
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:
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.
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.