About Dr. Magathan
"I like to see my patients smiling when they arrive and when they leave my dental clinic."
Growing up, I was always afraid to go to the dentist. Having had experienced the fear of going to the dentist first hand helps me to understand the fear my patients experience. Fear is a reasonable response to the pain and displeasure we associate with dental work. It is also a response we can reduce or eliminate completely.
No matter how big or how little those fears are they are real. The best way to deal with fear is to make every visit to the dentist as relaxing and pain-free as possible.
I’ve seen reluctant patients become willing patients who no longer anticipate pain and anxiety when they visit me. Together we decide on the best way to make sure their visit is as relaxing and stress-free as possible. When my patients are relaxed that means I can focus on taking good care of their teeth. Sedation can help you to overcome these fears very quickly and eliminate the anxiety associated with a visit to the dentist.”
– Doctor Johanna (Jose) Magathan
Dr. Magathan is the founder and principle practitioner of the Magathan Dental Centre.
In addition to over thirty years in private practice, including more than 20 years administering general anesthesia and sedation, Dr. Magathan has taught Restorative Dentistry and Local Anesthesia at the University of Alberta and University of Toronto. She has also been Didactic Program Director of the University of Alberta Conscious IV Sedation Course for 2 years. Dr. Magathan has been a board member of the Edmonton and District Dental Society and has worked on several committees with the Alberta Dental Association & College.
Dr. Magathan is a general dentist and is qualified to administer general anesthesia. Dr Magathan has been providing anaesthesia service in Edmonton for the past twenty years. At the Magathan Dental Centre we take a personal interest in our patients and their health. Dr Magathan and her team welcome you to a rewarding dental experience. Our clinic will give you a clear understanding of what needs to be done and what the outcome might be with treatment options.
- B.Sc., Doctor of Dental Surgery – University of Alberta
- Dental Anaesthesia Diploma – University of Toronto (2 year program)