Dr. Antonella Trache, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon
Dr. Trache graduated from the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry at the University of Alberta in 1993 as a General Dentist. While still in Dental School, she joined the Canadian Armed Forces as a Dental Officer, where over a 21-year career she accumulated a vast array of memorable and valuable experiences from both professional and personal perspectives. After practicing general dentistry for 11 years, Dr. Trache was selected for postgraduate studies in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the University of Texas at Houston. The 4-year program was intensive, covering clinic-based and hospital-based cases in dentoalveolar surgery, dental implantology, orthognathic surgery, pathology and reconstruction surgery, and trauma surgery.
She returned to Canada in 2008, as the Atlantic Region Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon, based out of Halifax. In 2010, she was posted back home to Edmonton, as the Western Region Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon. Dr. Trache completed 2 tours of Afghanistan, in 2009 and 2011, as the Maxillofacial Trauma Surgeon at the Role 3 Multinational Hospital at Kandahar Air Field. She presented lectures and conducted workshops on various topics related to Oral Surgery to military, civilian organizations and study clubs throughout the country.
Dr. Trache holds General Practice dental licenses in Alberta and Newfoundland and Labrador, as well as a specialty license in Newfoundland and Labrador. She is an Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support instructor with the Canadian Heart & Stroke Foundation. She is a part-time Associate Clinical Professor with the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry at the University of Alberta, and in a Clinical Instructor for University of Alberta’s Implant Residency Program with the Division of Continuing Dental Education.