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Meet Your Friendly Dental Team at Spruce Grove’s Ahpin Dental Centre

Dr. Peter Ahpin, B.D.S., F.D.S., R.C.S., D.Orth., M.Phil.

Dedicated to Providing the Best Possible Care

At Ahpin Dental Centre, we understand that getting to know your dental team is important to your comfort while in our dental care, and we value the trust you place in us as your choice of provider. We thank you for the opportunity to provide you and your family the best possible care, and in turn, we would like to tell you a little about ourselves.

Dr. Peter Ahpin, B.D.S., F.D.S., R.C.S., D.Orth., M.Phil.

What’s in a pronunciation?

It seems like we get all variations of such a simple name! We get a lot of Afin and Alfin, we get Ay-pin quite a bit, and even some Aspins and an Aphid or two. Think of “a pin” in a haystack – it is pronounced A-pin, but if you get it wrong, he answers to just about anything!

What do all the letters stand for?

Bachelor of Dental Surgery from the University of Birmingham, England; Fellowship in Dental Surgery from the Royal College of Dental Surgeons, Edinburgh, Scotland; Diploma in Orthodontics from the Royal College of Dental Surgeons, Edinburgh, Scotland; and a Masters in Philosophy.

Dr. Ahpin was born in Mauritius and spent his formative years in Ontario. He graduated from the University of Birmingham, England, in 1982. He then went on to specialize in orthodontics in Edinburgh, Scotland. Dr. Ahpin moved his family to Yellowknife, NWT, and worked both there and in Hay River until setting up a practice in Spruce Grove in 1993. He enjoys living here and working with the people of the community, and looks forward to serving the community for many years to come.

Dr. Suzanne Cziraki

Dr. Suzanne Cziraki

Dr. Cziraki had already attained Bachelor of Science, Master of Science in Biochemistry and Bachelor of Education degrees before an interest in orthodontics led her to pursue her Master of Science degree in Orthodontics. She is a Fellow in the Royal College of Dentists of Canada, a Certified Dental Specialist in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics with the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of British Columbia and Ontario and board eligible for the American Board of Orthodontics. Dr. Cziraki has been an accredited orthodontic specialist since 2001 and continues to study new techniques in order to provide her patients with a variety of treatment options.


Dawna Freeman (since 2012)

Emily Stanley (since 2000)

Laurie Aydt (since 2002)


Heather Easthope (since 2013)

Kristy Wayne (since 2007)

Lori Hoyt (since 2014)

Heather O’Shea (since 2015)


Vanessa Marshall (since 2015)

Kara Lamoureux (since 2013)

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