Meet our Staff
Dedicated to Ensuring Your Comfort
Our staff at Northtown Dental Associates is dedicated to ensuring your comfort during your visit. Whether you’re visiting us for a routine check-up or a dental emergency, you can expect the same quality of care and respect from our caring team of professionals, from our front office team to our dental assistants, hygienists and dentists.
Open Lines of Communication
We also pride ourselves upon maintaining open lines of communication with our patients. You can rest assured our staff will work with you to devise treatment options that suit your lifestyle. If financial arrangements are necessary, we’d be happy to help you determine options that will put our dental treatments more within your financial reach. Should you ever have any questions about our procedures or flexible billing options, please don’t hesitate to contact us!
Meet our team of dentists who look forward to taking care of all your family’s dental needs:
Dr. John Birzgalis graduated from the School of Dentistry at the University of Alberta in 1974 and has been practicing general dentistry for over 40 years. After working at various clinics in the Edmonton area, John opened Northtown Dental Associates. During his leisure time, John enjoys spending time with his wife, four children and grandchildren, as well as participating in activities involving golfing, basketball and squash.
Dr. Joseph Raimondi
Dr. Joseph Raimondi graduated from the University of Alberta with a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree in 2000. He also completed a Bachelor of Science degree and started practicing at Northtown Dental Associates upon graduating. Joseph attends regular courses in continuing education in all aspects of general dentistry, but has a special interest in root canal therapy. In his leisure time, he enjoys spending time with his wife and two children.
Dr. Bharat Sharma
Dr. Bharat Sharma was born in India and immigrated to Canada at a young age. He graduated from the University of Alberta where he received his Bachelor of Sciences and Doctor of Dental Surgery. He is excited to have the opportunity to provide care to the city he loves and calls home. For Dr. Bharat Sharma, dentistry is a passion because it allows him to interact with his patients whilst performing a wide range of procedures for the betterment of their oral and overall health. He also firmly believes in the importance of educating his patients about their oral health and dental treatment. His practice philosophy is simple: to provide treatment he would be happy to provide his family. Aside from dentistry, Dr. Bharat Sharma is an avid sports fan, loves to read and listen to music. Most of all, he loves to spend time with his family and friends.
Dr. Anamaria Focsaneanu graduated with DDS degree from University of Toronto in 2009, after first graduating in 2001 from University of Medicine and Dentistry, Iasi, Romania. She and her family continued their Canadian adventure by relocating to Edmonton in 2013, where she joined the team at Northtown Dental Associates.
She enjoys performing a wide range of dental procedures, working with all age groups and using her knowledge and skills to help her patients achieve optimal oral health and a beautiful smile. She takes pride in staying current with all continuing education courses and is currently a member of Alberta Dental Association, Edmonton Dental Society, Canadian Dental Association and University of Toronto Alumni Association.
In her spare time, she loves to spend time with her family by keeping active, discovering outdoors and new places.