When I was younger, I was fortunate to experience life in two western provinces – Alberta and Manitoba.
The story begins in Red Deer, my birthplace. It’s Alberta’s third most populated city and is known for its rolling hills and the fact it’s a hub for oil and agriculture. I also remember my time in Winnipeg, where I studied to become a dentist – at the University of Manitoba. In 1995, I returned to Alberta and opened West Wind Dental in Calgary – about an hour-and-a-half away from where I was born.
Calgary really feels like home. I say that because it’s where I’ve put down roots – both in dentistry and with a loving family. From the people in my life to the places that make it special, I wouldn’t trade it for anything. And I don’t plan on going anywhere!
A bit about my family … I first met my wife, Christine, in our high school band in Winnipeg. We married in 1993 and have three full-grown children – Taylor (23), Zack (21), and Josh (19).
So why did I choose to pursue dentistry? At the tender age of 12, I knew I wanted to help give others the gift of a better smile. Believe it or not, I really looked forward to going to the dentist when I was a kid. I was intrigued by my dentist’s ability to improve my smile through his techniques and expertise. And … somehow, he managed to do it without causing me pain.
Once I began studying dentistry at the University of Manitoba, I realized I made the right choice. As a dentist, I’ve been able to connect with countless patients to give their smile a second chance. By taking a proactive and preventive approach, I’ve helped them better understand the importance of looking after their oral health, so they can continue to smile confidently long after treatment. Seeing patients look at their results in the mirror is very rewarding.
I have many loyal patients I genuinely enjoy connecting with and making a positive impact their lives. I’m lucky to have found my calling!
When you drop by for your next appointment, my team and I would love to get to know you better. Feel free to share your story with us. If you’re new to the area and have been looking for “Chinook family dentistry,” West Wind Dental invites you to join us.