Meet The Team

Meet The Team



Kelly has been a dental receptionist for over 20 years. She loves her annual vacations to Hawaii, curling, walking, biking, yoga and reading murder mysteries. She is also a cat lover and recently adopted two rescue kittens from Katie's Place.


Sue has been in dentistry since the age of 16, first as a certified dental assistant both in England and Canada and now as a dental receptionist. She loves to sing and sings with the group Collage. She enjoys playing pickleball, hiking, curling up with a good book and playing with her grandchildren.



Mairead (rhymes with Parade!) is originally from Ireland. She is fairly new to dentistry having had a career in sales and marketing. She is a former horse owner and loves all animals. She volunteers at North Fraser therapeutic Riding Association in Maple Ridge and loves biking, hiking, skiing and yoga.


Cheryl graduated as a  Dental Receptionist from VCC in 1991. She has worked in a variety of dental offices and specialty practices and has found her forever home here with Dr's. Herberts and Choi and their amazing team! She enjoys nature walks and is a true animal lover and has a rescue cat named “Miss Penny Blossom”.  She enjoys painting and we are fortunate to have one of her paintings in our waiting room.

Certified Dental Assistants:


Mona has been a dental assistant for over 35 years and has completed the Prosthodontic Module. Her hobbies include reading, movies, walking her dog and shopping. She loves to socialize and enjoys getting together with friends for walks and dinners.


Sharon has been a dental assistant for over 25 years and has completed the Prosthodontic Module. She loves a good cup of coffee, as well as running, cooking, gardening, fitness, yoga  and family dinners. She loves animals and is a volunteer at Katie's Place.

Registered Dental Hygienists:


Siamak got his Bachelor’s of Science degree in his home country of Iran and completed his dentistry degree in Turkey. He met his wife in dental school and both worked as dentists in Istanbul for a few years. He has been a dental hygienist in B.C. for over 25 years. His hobbies are soccer, swimming, tennis, chess and is very involved in promoting human rights awareness in the Middle East. Siamak is fluent in Farsi and Turkish.


Parm first trained as a certified dental assistant before becoming a dental hygienist. She has been a dental hygienist for over 10 years. Her hobbies include fitness and cooking and spending time with her daughters Syna and Sahiba. She lights up our office with her laughter. She is fluent in Punjabi and Hindi.


Ashley was born in Scotland,  and grew up in Montreal before moving to B.C. She was a certified dental assistant before becoming a hygienist and has been a hygienist for over 20 years. Ashley loves baking, spending time with her son, travelling, hiking and camping. She loves to read especially if there is a beach or pool  involved or a hot cup of tea and a comfy chair in the winter. She also teaches Sunday School at her church.


Kim began her career as a dental assistant before graduating from VVC as a dental hygienist in 1987. She has three children and 5 grandchildren and absolutely loves being a grandma. Her interests are gardening, cooking, camping, sewing but her passion is making homemade chocolates at Christmas. The office loves this too as she is kind enough to share!


Diane is our Saturday girl. She also fills in for us when staff are sick. In her free time you will find Diane outdoors with her camera. She is an avid birdwatcher and photographer and has captured some beautiful images. 


Sylvie was born and raised in Ottawa. She started out her career in 1984 as a CDA, met her husband Ian, then decided to go back to school and become a RDH in 1997. Together they decided to take a chance and moved out west when Ian retired. That was 22 years ago. She loves her 2 fat cats, Stanley and Oliver, and loves to feed people her famous chocolate banana bread and chocolate coconut oatmeal cookies. She is fluent in French.


Ready to Get Started?

Quality professional team members that pride ourselves in furthering education to ensure you get the quality care you deserve.

Book Now

Come See Us

#4-1471 Prairie AvenuePort Coquitlam, British Columbia V3B 1T3Get Directions604-942-0323


Port Coquitlam Dentist, Dr. Emil Sztopa & Dr. Michael Herbertsis are dental professionals dedicated to General, Family & Cosmetic Dentistry such as Dental Exams, Cleanings, X-rays, Fluoride, Dental Makeovers, Teeth Whitening, Veneers, Crowns, & more. Please come and visit our Port Coquitlam, BC family dental office.

2023 Dr. Yoon-Jai Choi Inc. Dr. Michael G Herberts Inc.