About Solo's Team
Melissa Parcels RDH
Melissa is the owner of Solo, The Dental Hygiene Spa. She was born and raised in Hamilton, Ontario and moved to Calgary in 2008. She spent years as a dental assistant and administrator prior to going into dental hygiene school and opening her own practice in 2012.
She graduated with honours and the "Student of Excellence" award along with the "Golden Scaler" clinical award for The Canadian College of Dental Health. She has completed several expanded learning skills and earned certifications including; laser gum therapy, laser whitening, Nitrous Oxide sedation and her local anesthesia certification.
She has always had the goal of having her own clinic/spa where patients can have an "experience" and feel valued and relaxed. She believes in the big dream, hard work and patient centered care. She looks forward to meeting you as patients at Solo in the near future.
Melissa is the co-social director on the Mission Cliff Bungalow board and loves planning events and serving her community. She also mentors young leaders and teaches at M. Dent College when she is not in the clinic.
Karma Ritchie RDH
Karma is a hygienist at Solo. She is born and raised in Regina, Sask. Karma brings 23 years of Dental Hygiene experience to Solo, The Dental Hygiene Spa. She loves interacting and personally getting to know patients. She is passionate about educating patients on the importance of oral health and how it is related to overall health.
She is a mother of 4; 3 boys and 1 girl and enjoys being a hockey, baseball and dance mom. She keeps very busy with her children and loves spending time with family and friends!
Karma strives to ensure she patients always feel 100% informed, comfortable during their visit at Solo. The is nothing more gratifying than helping patients overcome their dental fears and make them love coming for a dental cleaning.
Solo's Mission Statement
At Solo, The Dental Hygiene Spa we take a personalized approach to evidence based dental hygiene care for each of our patients. Here you will receive education and prevention methods to achieve oral health and ultimately overall health. In our dental hygiene clinic, it is our focus to make you relaxed and valued in our wonderful spa setting. We put relationships first and strive to make your dental experience an amazing one.