Meet Our Dentists
Dr. Rita Nijjer
Born and raised in Edmonton, Dr. Rita Nijjer initiated her studies at the University of Alberta in 1996. Rita graduated in 2003 with a Bachelor of Medical Science and Doctor of Dental Surgery degree.
Dr. Nijjer was an associate dentist in Edmonton until 2009; at this time she founded Galerie Dental Care to serve the family dental needs of Beaumont and surrounding communities. Throughout her years as a dentist, she has attended many continuing education courses and is constantly looking to stay current on the latest improvements in dental technology. She is very interested in orthodontic treatment, especially early treatment using functional appliances to help growth and minimize the future need for more extensive management.
Dr. Nijjer’s artistic side extends outside of her work in dentistry, as she enjoys painting in her spare time. Rita is married, and she and her husband love to spend their time with their beautiful daughter and son. She loves practicing yoga and has also recently taken up skiing. However most of all, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, and building long lasting relationships; just as she does with each and every patient she sees at Galerie.
Dr. Mahesh Kalia
Dr. Mahesh Kalia was born and raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba. He earned a Bachelor in Biochemistry and Biology from the University of Winnipeg before receiving a Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from the University of Manitoba. After practicing in Winnipeg for several years as an associate, Dr Kalia moved to Edmonton to be closer to the Rocky Mountains!
Dr. Kalia is constantly taking continuing education courses in various disciplines of dentistry to help provide the customized, individualized patient care. Dr Kalia is particularly interested in implants, along with crown and bridge work.
Dr. Kalia is married to his wonderful wife, Malar. In his spare time, Dr. Kalia enjoys spending time outdoors and travelling.