We want to make our patients feel welcome and at ease. In the winter months, warm up beside the fireplace.
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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.
Member: Canadian Dental Assoc.
Member: Alberta Dental Assoc.
Dr. Robert Leigh -- General Dentist
The time has come, and as I am now retiring, I wanted to take this opportunity to send a special thank you to all my wonderful patients and their families. It has been a distinct privilege, and indeed a pleasure, to assist you with all your dental needs at the Leigh Smile Center in Westlock over the past 25 years. When my wife Anita, a Dental Assistant, born here in Westlock, coaxed me into moving to this area years ago, I didn’t know that it would be one of the best decisions of my life. Anita and I, and our two boys love it here and look forward to many more years ahead on our Ranch near Long Island Lake. Anita and I have really enjoyed watching some of our younger patients grow up and start to bring their own young families to the practice.
I have been placing Dental Implants now for over 38 years, but I have devoted most of my efforts Full-Time over the last fifteen years or so to my Dental Implant Practice. We have been privileged in building one of the top Implant Centers in Canada. Over the past few years, I have enjoyed passing on my knowledge of Dental Implants to other Dentists from all over North America with Dental Implant Courses at our Implant Center in Westlock.
A lot of our patients travelled great distances from areas of Western Canada to have their Implants placed and restored at our Center. Recently I have been very fortunate in finding an excellent, highly trained Dentist, Dr. Tim Barter, to carry on the Leigh Smile Center Implant Practice and to continue to provide that specialized service to our community and the surrounding region. Tim is very experienced in this new and fast-growing field of Dentistry and I have every confidence in his abilities. Tim is also adding a much-needed service for the area. He is fully accredited to provide IV Sedation (Sleep Dentistry) for Implant Surgery, Wisdom Teeth Removal, teeth extractions and many other services.
I owe a huge debt of gratitude to the talented, professional, and caring staff members with whom I have had the privilege of working alongside. I think of them as my extended family. They have kept me smiling when times were difficult and laughing at the end of a long day. You have my deepest appreciation. I will miss all of you more than you can imagine.
I can’t believe that I just celebrated my 75 th. Birthday on May 1st, (how the time has flown by) and have practiced Dentistry for almost 50 years. My family and I felt it was a good time for me to retire, slow down, spend more time with them, and enjoy the rest of my life. I will be ‘hanging up my dental drills’ so to speak and picking up my fishing rod.
I consider myself one of the luckiest people in the world. I found something in life that I loved to do, and I have enjoyed every single minute of the past 50 years practicing Dentistry and am especially proud of being a pioneer and practitioner in the newer field of Implant Dentistry.
Dr. ‘Rob’ Leigh
I will be continuing as a Consultant to the Practice and hopefully will be involved in Teaching some Implant Courses & Seminars in the future. (www.WesternImplantTraining.com)
If you have any concerns at all, please feel free to contact our Office Manager Corie Zeise at: 1-780-349-6700.
I'm very pleased that you have chosen our website for information about the placing and restoring of Dental Implants. Dental Implants are not new - in fact, the basic procedure for the replacing of missing teeth has been around since the time of the ancient Egyptians, but the major advancements in the area of Dental Implants have taken place over the last 20 years. Our Implant Info and Technology pages will give you more details about Dental Implants.
I am a General Dentist, and have been practicing Dentistry since 1975, after graduating from the University of Western Ontario Dental School with a Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree. Prior to that, I graduated from the University of Guelph with an Honours Bachelor of Science Degree. Before entering Dental School, I was working on a Master's Degree in Physiology at the University of Western Ontario.
Shortly after graduating from Western, I became increasingly interested in Dental Implants, and viewed them as a good treatment option for replacing missing teeth or stabilizing dentures, or as an alternative to standard removable partial or complete dentures. I recall, at that time, that dental implants were viewed with skepticism by some dental professionals, but are now recognized as a viable treatment option worldwide. Having a father and uncles who were Design Engineers, I saw this new treatment modality in a different light. Tens of thousands of dental implants are placed yearly by thousands of General Dentists and Dental Specialists. My Referral-based practice is limited to Full-time Implant Placement, Restoration, associated Bone Grafting, related care, and Teaching.
Like all Dentists in Alberta, as a practicing Dentist, and in order to maintain my license, I am required by the Alberta Dental Association + College to maintain an educational standard through continuing education programs. In an effort to become more proficient in my profession, throughout my career I have always kept current with continuing education in Dental Implant Treatments. Unlike the Dental Associations in other Canadian Provinces, the Alberta Dental Association + College does not permit Alberta Dentists to advertise or list on websites their memberships in any associations related to Dental Implants or Dental Cosmetics, or any credentials they may have received from those associations. I believe that it is extremely important for patients to be informed about the qualifications and experience of the dental professional who may be performing Dental Implant techniques.
I realize the importance of continuing to improve my dental implant education, skills and techniques in the always-evolving area of Dental Implants.
Member, Alberta Dental Association and College
My wife Anita, who was born in Westlock, a Registered Dental Assistant Level II, just recently completed a Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science. Our oldest son Austen just graduated from Highschool, and our youngest, Even, is in grade Eleven. We all live on our ranch just north of Westlock. My daughter, Brandy Lynn, lives and works in Victoria, B.C. We have a new Shepernese breed puppy named Roxy. Anita and I love to travel with our two sons and their older sister. We also love to spend time on our quads, boating, and enjoy the rural lifestyle. Austen loves farming and hunting, and Evan loves computers.
Personally, I look forward to meeting and speaking with new patients who want to take advantage of the benefits afforded by the placing of Dental Implants. Please contact the office to arrange for an Implant Patient Consultation or Second Opinion. I think you will find it well worth while.
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 Alberta in the placing and restoring of Dental Implants . If you are looking for Cosmetic Dental and Dental Implant treatments or other smile enhancement services, you owe it to yourself to check out the LEIGH SMILE CENTER in Westlock, Alberta.
In case of after-hours Emergencies, please contact the Westlock Hospital Emergency Department: 780-349-3301.
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