Dr. Philip Williamson is passionate about the specialty of orthodontics. He appreciates the change that a beautiful smile and a functional and healthy bite can make in someone’s life, and enjoys getting to know his patients.
Originally from Nova Scotia, Dr. Williamson has lived in Alberta for over 30 years. He studied kinesiology and basic sciences prior to entering dentistry and earned Bachelor’s degrees (BPE and BSc) and later, a Master’s degree (MSc) in the area of Exercise Physiology. He subsequently went on to complete his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree with Distinction at the University of Alberta in 1993. Following two years of general dentistry practice, Dr. Williamson returned to the University of Alberta to pursue further study in the specialty of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics. He completed his orthodontic specialty training (MSc in Orthodontics) and Royal College examinations in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics in 1998.
Dr. Williamson holds the position of Clinical Professor in the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry at the University of Alberta where he instructs in the Graduate Orthodontic Program. He is also a past president of the Alberta Society of Orthodontists and recently served on the Board of Directors of the Canadian Association of Orthodontists.
Dr. Williamson enjoys spending time with family and friends and enjoys a variety of outdoor recreational pursuits. When not in the office, he spends as much time as possible in the nearby mountains on his skis or on a bike of some description!
Meet Our Staff
Chelsea, Registered Dental Assistant
I graduated from the dental assisting program at Columbia College with honors in April of 2010 and joined Dr. Williamson’s team in December, 2011. I truly enjoy all aspects of orthodontics; there is no better feeling than giving someone the amazing smile they deserve. I am proud to work with a team who are all so dedicated to the practice and our patients. Outside of work, I spend most of my time outdoors camping and playing slow-pitch baseball.
Terri, Treatment Coordinator
I have been working with Dr. Williamson since March, 2002. I have been in the orthodontic industry for many years. I enjoy my position as treatment coordinator because I am always meeting new people and I enjoy explaining their orthodontic treatment. I feel very fortunate to be working with such a great team where we create beautiful smiles. In my spare time, I enjoy travelling with my husband to our favorite places: Mexico and Oregon. We have two adult sons with whom we enjoy travelling as well.
Annalise, Registered Dental Assistant
I graduated from SAIT dental assisting program in 2015, and this is my first foray in to the world of orthodontics. I enjoy the new challenges and smiles that each new day brings, and I am happy to be part of such a dedicated, professional team. In my spare time I enjoy hiking, camping and getting lost in a good book.
Brianne, Registered Dental Assistant
A graduate of SAIT, I have been a registered dental assistant since 2010. I enjoy being able to help patients restore and maintain a healthy mouth. I appreciate when a patient leaves the office having learned something they never knew before. When I am not assisting I love being outdoors travelling and playing soccer. I love to orgainze things ( even when they don't need organizing), going to church potlucks, and spending time with my husband, family and friends.
Nicole, Registered Dental Assistant
I have been a dental assistant for 24 years, nine of them with Dr. Williamson. I love orthodontics! It gives me the opportunity to be a part of a fantastic practice and to work alongside a wonderful boss who allows me to be helpful in creating beautiful, healthy smiles. My husband and I live here in Calgary. During my spare time, I love to play slow-pitch, golf, and competitive broomball.
Hi, my name is Val. I’m the newest member to the OrthoGroup West team as their receptionist.
I graduated from Mount Royal University with a degree in the Medical Assistant and LPN programs.
I am married with two grown children which allows me to spend a lot of my free time doing volunteer work and enjoying the outdoors- especially competing in triathlons.
To me, there is nothing more rewarding than to see the beautiful smiles Dr. Williamson and his team create when their orthodontic treatment is completed.