Our Doctors

Dr. Mehbs Ali (Dentist)

Dr Ali was born in Nairobi, Kenya and moved to Calgary when he was a year and a half old. He grew up in our community of Silver Springs and his parents still live in the same house to this day! Dr. Ali graduated from the University of Temple in 1997 and returned to practice in Calgary where he met his beautiful wife in 2000. Dr. Ali and his wife now have two wonderful children who keep them very active with community events, hockey and ringette. When Dr. Ali is not spending time at work or with his family he enjoys playing hockey and doing martial arts.

Dr. Ali loves being a dentist and enjoys spending his days with his great team members and helping his patients. With his extensive continuing education, Dr. Ali provides a great wealth of knowledge to his team. Some of his areas of clinical practice focus includes restorative and cosmetic dentistry, cerec dentistry, children’s orthodontics (including appliances and braces), invisalign orthodontics, snoring/sleep apnea appliances and TMJ treatment.

“I look forward to meeting you and having you as part of our Springhill Dental Team!” – Dr. Ali

Dr. Murai Khalifa (Dentist)


Dr. Morris Hucal (Dentist)

Dr. Morris Hucal has been at Springhill Dental Centre for over 25 years!

He graduated from the University of Manitoba as a Doctor of Dental Medicine in 1986, and moved to Calgary. After associating for a few years, he decided to open a brand new clinic in northwest Calgary, along with his dental schoolmate, Dr. Gerald Chernecki and next thing you know, The Springhill Dental Centre was born! We’re lucky to have Dr. Hucal, as he continues to be part of the Springhill legacy as one of the clinic’s long standing associates.

Dr. Hucal brings many years of experience to the clinic, and provides high quality and comfortable dentistry to his patients (many who have been with Springhill Dental since the doors first opened). Dr. Hucal is proud of the long-standing staff, several who have been with the clinic for 15+ years. Their hard work, loyalty, and concern for our patients has made his task of providing exceptional dentistry easier. He enjoys all aspects of dentistry and is committed to continuing education to keep up with the new techniques and materials to best suit his patients’ needs.

On his off hours Dr. Hucal can be found spending time with his friends and family. He and his wife Jackie have three adult children, Brianne, Marisa and Taran. He enjoys spending time at his cabin in Invermere, boating, golfing and travelling.

Dr. Salimah Dhanji (Dentist)

Dr. Salimah Dhanji, from Vancouver, BC, developed an appreciation for dentistry at an early age when a car accident required her father to undergo extensive dental care. She watched in admiration as the doctor attentively treated her father, alleviating his pain, and gave him a new smile. It was then, that Dr. Dhanji’s desire to become a dentist was inspired.

Dr. Dhanji graduated with honors from the University of Waterloo where she majored in Biomedical Sciences and minored in Biochemistry. Her aspiration for dentistry led her to the rich and historical city of Boston where she successfully earned her Doctorate of Dental Medicine from the prestigious Boston University’s Goldman School of Dental Medicine. During her study, Dr. Dhanji participated in an externship program where she worked with underprivileged patients at a community health centre. This experience enabled her to gain a profound insight to the intricacies and precision of the dental profession.

Dr. Dhanji continued her education through a post-doctoral Advanced Education in General Dentistry residency program in Billings, Montana. Through this residency, her skills were honed further by treating medically compromised and dentally complex patients earning her Certificate in Advanced Graduate Studies from Lutheran Medical Center. Her patients often praise Dr. Dhanji’s caring and professional personality, her ability to comfort by providing helpful answers on dental health, and her empathetic nature.

Dr. Dhanji enjoys travelling, shopping, crafting, and spending time with friends and family. Secretly, she loves reality television shows – her favourites are X-Factor and The Voice.