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Our office is bright and open. We pride ourselves in maintaining the ADA + C's high standards of sterilization.
Our staff will answer all your questions, and attempt to make your visit as pleasant as possible.
"A team from the Athlone Institute of Technology in Ireland tested the antibacterial action of coconut oil in its natural state and coconut oil that had been treated with enzymes. The oils were tested against strains of Streptococcus bacteria which are common inhabitants of the mouth. They found that enzyme-modified coconut oil strongly inhibited the growth of most strains of Streptococcus bacteria including Streptococcus mutans — an acid-producing bacterium that is known to be a major cause of tooth decay." Source: Alpha Galileo Foundation http://www.alphagalileo.org
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Mission Statement and Staff: GENERAL DENTISTS
Our MISSION is to deliver exceptional, comprehensive dental care to our patients. We believe that our years of experience and education, coupled with our very reasonable Dental Implant Fees, professional service, and results, are the reasons for our continued growth and success in Dental Implant Services in Alberta. At the Leigh Smile Center we believe that all our patients deserve the very best in dental care, and that a visit to our office is a good investment in maintaining your oral health and wellbeing. Every day we strive to perform cosmetic and implant treatments that we and our patients can take pride in.
Whether you are a new patient to our general practice or a valued client returning for their check-up, we will endeavor to make your visit a positive experience. Our staff is always friendly and compassionate and we strive to make your time at our Center satisfying and worthwhile. Trusting the Dental Team that is going to work on your dental needs is paramount in going forward with your oral health, Smile Changes, or Cosmetic and Implant Treatment.
Dr. Rob Leigh and his experienced and caring Dental Surgical Team will do everything in their power to make your visit to our Center as comfortable as possible and to make you less anxious. Our staff will go that extra mile to make you feel totally at ease. We love our job, have lots of fun, and laugh a lot. We feel dental visits should be friendly, comfortable, and as pleasant as possible for our patients --- nothing to feel anxious or afraid of. Dental work is one of those 'love-hate' things ... you hate to go to the Dentist, but you love the results.
We provide our patients with our ‘one-on-one’ undivided attention when you are a guest in our Center. Gaining your trust and respect is very important to us and we think of all the patients in our office as friends. Many have been coming to us for years and we look forward to hearing about their lives and family members.
Our Staff and Dentists communicate with our patients in an open and honest manner, helping them find the treatment therapy that best suits both their needs and budget. Compassion, continuing education, hands-on surgical training, and years of experience, are the tools that enable the Dental Surgical Team at the Leigh Smile Center to offer a level of service in Dental Surgery dedicated to preserving, restoring and improving your oral health. We are confident that the Cosmetic and Dental Implant services provided by the Dentists and Staff of the Leigh Smile Center will exceed your expectations and make you feel right at home.
We are very proud to say that the majority of patients find us through our Website, or come to us by word-of-mouth (no pun intended). Our fun and friendly team have provided Dental Implant treatments to patients from all over Western Canada. It is not unusual to have patients in our office from Calgary, Edmonton, St. Albert, Red Deer, and Westlock and surrounding areas, all in the same day. Some of our patients have travelled from British Columbia, Saskatchewan, the Northwest Territories, the Yukon, Ontario, Scotland, and even a Doctor from Botswana, Africa.
Monday thru Friday: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. Saturdays: By Appointment
Our Team is a 20 member group of friendly individuals who want to make your visit to our Center as pleasant as possible.
Corie -- Office Manager / Accounts and Finance
Corie joined the Leigh Smile Center as office manager in 2008. After 11 years in the banking industry with Administration and Loans, and 15 years running her own business, her professionalism and work ethic is outstanding.
Her management skills and attention to detail are what keep our Center running smoothly and efficiently. She recently completed the Alberta Dental Association + College Sterilization and Infection Control program to ensure that the Leigh Smile Center meets and exceeds the professions standards. Corie has extensive knowledge in all administration areas of the clinic to enable her to step in and complete any task at any time. Her skill set provides the organization needed to ensure patient satisfaction and the smooth running of the Center.
In her spare time, Corie has been an active hockey mom for many years, and enjoys many outdoor activities such as travelling, camping and golf. She also helps her husband George run their family farm north of Westlock.
Lori -- Registered Dental Hygienist
Lori has been with the Leigh Smile Center since 2004. With over 24 years experience, she is an integral part our team. Following a family tradition of Dentistry (her father is a dentist), Lori attended the University of Alberta, where she received her Degree in Dental Hygiene. Lori is a member of the Alberta Dental Hygiene Association, and holds her Local Anesthetic Certification. Lori is a truly dedicated, kind and caring individual who is passionate about her work.
Lori and her husband Marty, and their five children, enjoy acreage living. In her spare time she enjoys reading, running, yoga and working on various art projects. We have been told by many of our patients that Lori is the gentlest hygienist they have ever had, and we all agree.
Delia -- Registered Dental / Surgical Assistant
Delia joined the Leigh Smile Center in 2007, after graduating from the NAIT (Northern Alberta Institute of Technology) Dental Assisting Program with Honours. She is a member of the Alberta Dental Assistant Association, the CADA and EDAA, and recently completed the Cone Beam CT program at the University of Alberta. Delia strives to continually upgrade by adding to her dental knowledge base.
As a key member of Dr. Leigh's Dental Surgical Team, Delia brings energy and experience that our patients highly value when they are considering and proceeding with surgery. She is also lots of fun and keeps our patients entertained. Delia coordinates the fabrication of our Implant Surgical Guides with our planning centers in both Boston and Atlanta in the USA. In addition to spending time with her husband and three children, Delia is an avid athlete who enjoys women's hockey, volleyball and outdoor activities.
Michelle -- Registered Dental / Surgical Assistant
Michelle has been with the Leigh Smile Center since 2007. After graduating from NAIT for RDA, and SAIT for her RDA Orthodontics Module, Michelle has over 17 years of dental experience.
Her expanded skill set includes being a key member of Dr. Leigh's Dental Surgical Team, along with years of bleaching application experience. Michelle is a member of the Alberta Dental Assistant Association as well as the CADA and EDAA, and recently completed the Cone Beam CT program at the University of Alberta. Her ease with patient relationships, and conscientious approach, makes her a tremendous asset to our clinic. She loves dental laboratory work, and is instrumental in fabricating most of our temporary appliances.
Michelle is also an avid photographer. In her spare time, she enjoys skiing and snowboarding with her husband and two young children.
Kerrie -- Registered Dental Assistant
Kerrie joined our RDA team at the Leigh Smile Center in 2010. After completing the Dental Assistant program at NAIT, along with her Orthodontics Module, she gained extensive experience in various clinics in Edmonton and surrounding areas.
She brings with her over 20 years of dental experience, and is an active member of the Alberta Dental Assistant Association, the CADA, and EDAA. With Orthodontics Assistant training, Kerrie offers varied and broad experience to our office. She is a positive addition to the team, and offers an upbeat enthusiasm that our patients enjoy. Kerry is now responsible for the design and fabrication of our ceramic crowns, using our new E4D CAD-CAM milling machine and our computer-linked scanner.
Kerrie has two children, and enjoys running, reading and home renovations in her spare time.
Holly -- Sterilization Technician
Holly has been a key part of the Leigh Smile Center for over 12 years. A graduate of the NAIT Office Administration program, she has continually upgraded her knowledge by attending various Dental and Administration conventions over the years.
Holly is our clinic Sterilization and Infection Control Technician. She has many years experience in Administration and front end duties, enabling her to step into various roles in our clinic and help wherever needed. Holly is married, has two children, and enjoys a busy lifestyle of extracurricular activities that include hockey, basketball, volleyball, music and more.
Debra -- Dental Implant Treatment Coordinator
Deb joined the Leigh Smile Center four years ago as a key member of our front desk staff. She quickly made the transition into working with the Implant Surgery Team and coordinating Implant surgeries for Dr. Leigh.
She holds a Diploma in Marketing and Communications from the Institute of Canadian Advertising; and, after 20 years at an international advertising agency, Deb brought her exceptional people skills to our clinic. Her background more than prepared her for the tasks of managing patient appointments, clarifying insurance needs, and enabling her to offer personal service. She makes sure our patients feel comfortable and informed with their dental decisions. In her free time, Deb enjoys travelling with her husband and two children and discovering new adventures around the world.
Heather -- Receptionist and Patient Coordinator
Heather has worked in the dental field for 16 years. She has extensive front line and Administrative experience. From scheduling appointments to making sure the office runs smoothly, Heather is a valuable asset to our dental practice.
A well known and active member of the dental community, Heather is a dedicated and keen member of our team, and her broad knowledge and helpful attitude with patients is second to none.
She enjoys spending her free time with her husband and three children camping and travelling.
Anita -- Registered Dental Assistant & Office Computer Technician
Anita has been in the dental field, and a Registered Dental Assistant, for over 28 years. She graduated from NAIT in Dental Assisting, where she also completed a Diploma in Architecture. She then returned to NAIT for her Expanded Duties Modules. She has completed her Bachelor Of Science Degree in Computer Science through De Vry College.
Anita is married to Dr. Leigh (the reason he moved to Westlock, Anita’s home town) and they have two young sons. Anita is an excellent cook and enjoys walking, reading and spending time with her family when she is not studying. She has achieved Honours standing in her college courses and is on the Dean’s List. She is looking forward to using her computer knowledge to keep the Leigh Smile Center in the forefront of dental technology. She loves to attend Dental Conferences throughout North America and travel with her family
Kayla - Registered Dental Assistant
Kayla is another new addition to the Leigh Smile Center. Fresh from graduating last November from KDM Dental College in Edmonton, Kayla is eager and ready to learn. She enjoys working with our dentists and is always happy to step in to help with sterilization or any other clinic duties. She makes the patients feel comfortable and at ease, and brings a fresh face to the team. In her spare time Kayla is busy planning a summer wedding and looking forward to her new life ahead.
Jessica -- Registered Dental Hygienist
Jess is a welcome new addition to the Leigh Smile Center. Her positive attitude and calm demeanor make her a huge hit with the patients. She is always smiling and ready to step in when needed. She is very proactive, and a great benefit to the patients and the Smile Center team. Jessica graduated from dental assisting in 2006 from NAIT. She worked as an RDA for five years, then decided to go back to school for Hygiene. Jessica attended The Ontario Dental Education Institute and graduated in 2011 as a Registered Dental Hygienist. Jess is an active member of the EDAA, CDA, ADHA and CDHA. Jessica is a new mom, and enjoys balancing her part time work with family time, with her husband and son. In her spare time she enjoys reading, playing baseball and helping with her parent’s farm.
Robin - Receptionist
Robin is the other half of our dynamic front desk team. Always compassionate, friendly, and ready to help out the patients. Her smile immediately puts people at ease. Robin joined our team a year ago and has learned dental administration quickly. Her background in running her own family farming business has helped her with prioritizing and decision making. Robin always puts the patient first. In her spare time she is an avid and active member of 4H. Always attending meetings and making sure things run smoothly for the group. She is also a very busy mom, following kids around to extra- curricular and sporting events. She enjoys outdoor activities like camping with her family in the summer months.
Emily -- Sterilizing / Front Desk Assistant (Part Time)
Emily joined the Leigh Smile Center team two years ago as a welcome addition. She currently attends Edwin Parr High School and works at the clinic during the summer, and on weekends and holidays. She has been trained as a Sterilization Assistant and front desk relief, and enjoys helping out during surgeries by taking case photos. Emily’s future plans include attending the University of Alberta to pursue a career in Dental Hygiene. In her spare time she stays busy with basketball practice and drama rehearsals. We believe that with Emily’s drive she will be very successful in her future career.
Abby -- Front Desk (Part Time)
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Dr. Schuster received his Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Alberta in 1983, and his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree in 1985.
Ken, a General Dentist, has provided his patients with conscientious and compassionate dental care throughout his career. A recognized name in the dental community, he prides himself on attention to detail, and precision dentistry. Westlock is Ken’s home town.
In his spare time Ken enjoys coaching hockey and lacrosse, and spending time with his wife and two young adult children. They just recently moved to their home at Long Island Lake, and Ken is enjoying some of the trials and tribulations of home renovations.
Dr. Pejman earned her honours degree in Chemistry from the University of Western Ontario, London. She then pursued her Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree and graduated from the University of Detroit Mercy in 2015. She immediately applied to the Graduate Prosthodontics Program in order to further her knowledge in restorative dentistry and implant therapy. She plans on using her background in Chemistry to further improve dental materials through research and clinical application. She enjoys reading and writing in her spare time.
Dr. Robert Leigh
A graduate of the University of Western Ontario Dental School in 1975, “Dr. Rob” (as some of his patients call him) also received his Honours Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Guelph, where he played for the University's ‘Gryphons’ football team. Skiing and tennis were his passions in the past, and his daughter and sons all enjoy these sports today. As a General Dentist, he has successfully placed & restored dental implants throughout his dental career.
Dr. Leigh loves riding his ATV, and spending time with his family and their dog and cats at his ranch north of Westlock. He is an avid reader, enjoys swimming, boating, fishing and travelling. He and his family attend many implant meetings and conferences all over the world. His daughter Brandy lives and works in Victoria, British Columbia. The Leigh family has just completed their timber frame home after almost three years of (sometimes frustrating) construction. “Dr. Rob” is a member of the Canadian Dental Association, and the ADA&C.