Dr. Todd Sheppard
Dr. Todd Sheppard
Dr. Todd achieved his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree at the University of Manitoba. With Alberta in his heart, he returned to our province in 1995 and opened the doors of West Wind Dental.
Focusing on ensuring each patient receives an exceptional personal experience with never-failing compassionate care, Dr. Todd is committed to keeping a small office, one which he and his team has built on personal relationships and clear open communication.
With his wife Christine, Dr. Todd has three children, 2 boys and 1 girl. He often provides volunteer dentistry in under-developed countries, with Kindness In Action, and with the Calgary Urban Project Society (CUPS). With Christine, he enjoys travelling, skiing, gardening, and hiking.
Dr. Shawna Kufley
Dr. Shawna Kufley
Dr. Shawna graduated from the University of Manitoba’s Faculty of Dentistry in 2014. She practiced for two years before joining us at West Wind Dental in 2016.
Dr. Shawna’s mission is to provide proactive preventive dental care to all her patients. Making dental information available to you is an essential part of her care. Like Dr. Todd, she’s also very involved with volunteer dental care – Kindness in Action and CUPS. A favourite part of being a dentist is meeting people, working with her hands, and helping others – a perfect fit with dentistry!
Dr. Shawna grew up on a farm near Dauphin MB, about 3.5 hours northwest of Winnipeg. She loves the outdoors and every moment she can, she’s out the door to snowboard, cross-country ski, hike, bike, play tennis, wakesurf … you name it! Yoga provides the perfect balance.
Our West Wind Dental Team
Our dedicated team of professionals is committed to making your family’s dental experience calm and relaxing while our doctors help
you achieve the smile of your dreams. Whether you are looking for convenient appointment times, have questions about treatment
recommendations or your dental insurance, or need a refresher on your oral homecare routines, our team is always here to ensure
that your dental care exceeds your high expectations.
Cheryl, Office Manager
With 30 years of experience working in dental practices – from reception to management – Cheryl is a wonderful addition to our front office team. A true people person, Cheryl is happiest at work when she is meeting new people.
Away from the practice Cheryl likes to rodeo and volunteers her time with animal rescue and rehab. She shares her property with 6 dogs, 5 cats, and 6 horses.
Jennifer, Administration & RDA
Jennifer assists our doctors chairside and can also be found at the front desk when you come for your visits. Dedicated to learning, Jennifer is always eager to add to her knowledge base.
Away from the practice, Jennifer has a daughter and two dogs, is also a Pilates teacher!
Kim has been with the West Wind Dental team for more than 15 years. With a degree in Dental Hygiene and a focus on oral dental health, Kim is truly dedicated to helping our family of patients be proactive with their health.
Away from the practice, Kim and her husband Rob have one child. In her spare time Kim enjoys golfing and exercise.
Laura has been providing for our family of patients for 21 years. With her focus on you and ensuring your regular hygiene fits a schedule that best fits your individual needs, Laura is happiest when she is working with her patients.
Away from the practice, Laura enjoys travelling.
For more than 8 years, Desiree has been supporting our patients on their oral health journeys by providing compassionate oral hygiene care. She earned her RDH II diploma from the Toronto College of Dental Hygiene.
Away from the practice, Desiree enjoys downhill skiing, running, practicing hot yoga, hiking, and spending time with her partner Kellen.
Karla earned her Dental Assisting credentials from KDM Dental College and assists Dr. Kufley chairside. She loves people and with compassion makes it her focus to keep patients as comfortable as possible during treatments.
Away from the practice Karla enjoys camping and being outdoors.
Melissa holds an RDH II diploma and has experience providing Botox and Pinhole gum care. With her main focus on running the back office smoothly for patients and our team, Melissa also loves meeting new people.
Away from the practice, Melissa enjoys spending time with her son, travelling, and is involved with her church and CUPS.