General Dentistry and Emergency Patients Welcome

Ph: 306.978.1700 | Fax: 306.978.1732 | 3110 Laurier Dr. (map)

email:  westenddental@sasktel.net

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Our Staff

  • Dr. Shaun Brakstad

    Dr. Brakstad graduated from the University of Saskatchewan College of Dentistry in 1993. Shaun has worked at Westend Dental since 1993 and became the owner of the clinic in 1994. He has been a clinical instructor since 1994, currently teaching dental implants to the students. Shaun has completed many comprehensive additional courses in Implants, CERAC, iTERO, and Orthodontics. Shaun maintains a general dentistry practice as well as oral surgery, implantology, orthodontics (brackets and Invisalign). Away from the clinic Shaun loves spending time outside golfing, fishing, hunting, quadding, lake time in the summer and snowmobiling in the winter.

  • Dr. Robb Penkala

    Dr. Penkala graduated from the College of Dentistry at the University of Saskatchewan in 1994. He has practiced at Westend Dental ever since. Robb has taken comprehensive additional training in othodontics, and is Cerac, Itero, and Invisalign certified. He maintains a general dentistry practice that includes orthodontics, crown and bridge, endodontics, oral surgery and restorations of dental implants. Away from the office Robb is active in Tae Kwon Do, hockey and snowmobiling. He enjoys traveling and snow boarding with his family. They are avid outdoor enthusiasts and enjoy spending time at the lake fishing and exploring the surrounding wilderness.

  • Dr. Karl Martin

    Dr. Martin began his career at Westend Dental in 2009 after graduating fron the University of Saskathewan. In 2010, he traveled to South America with the volunteer dental group "Kindness in Action" to provide pro-bono dental treatment to children in Guatemalan orphanages. He has served as a part-time clinical instructor at the College of Dentistry since 2009, is a member of the E. E. Ambrose Operative Dentistry study club, and Saskatoon Dental Society. When Dr. Martin is not at the office or university, he enjoys spending time at the lake, cooking, and traveling.

  • Dr. Shane Mamer

    Dr. Shane Mamer grew up two hours east of Saskatoon on a small family farm. He moved to Saskatoon to start his academic career attending McKay Tech for Massage Therapy and graduated with a diploma in 2000. He then did a four year Bachelor Degree in Psychology at the University of Saskatchewan and graduated in 2004. After taking two years off school to fulfill family pursuits, he started dentistry at the U of S and graduated in 2010. Dr. Mamer maintains a general dentistry practise and is trained in CAD/CAM CERAC, and Invisalign Orthodontics. When he is away from the office, Dr. Mamer enjoys spending time with his wife and children, especially time at the lake in the summer. Dr. Mamer's twin brother Shawn, is a dentist at Kenderdine Dental Center.

  • Tim Madarash, Dental Therapist

    Tim graduated from The National School of Dental Therapy in 1999 and began practicing at Westend Dental since 1999. Tim specializes in fillings and extractions on patients of all ages. Outside of work, Tim enjoys many activities such as spending time at the lake fishing, quadding and being with family and friends. In the winter, Tim can be found snowmobiling and playing hockey.

  • Bonnie Pease, Dental Therapist

    Bonnie has been part of the Westend Dental Team for nearly 18 years. She began as a Dental Assistant in 1997 working with Dr. Penkala. In 2001 she returned to school to train as a Dental Therapist at The National School of Dental Therapy in Prince Albert, Sk. Bonnie graduated in 2003 and returned to Westend Dental to begin her new role as a Dental Therapist. Bonnie is married and has two very energetic little boys. She enjoys camping and traveling and is very interested in genealogy and history.

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Dental Therapists

Dental Therapists are specifically trained to meet the basic preventative and restorative dental needs of children and adults alike.

For our younger patients, one of the primary focuses of training is to interpret the child’s level of dental anxiety, to develop a method of delivering dental care in the most positive individual way possible. Each child is given the opportunity to be as involved as possible in the dental process through a show and tell approach. This method is used to alleviate fear of the unknown, to build confidence, to open avenues for discussion between the child and dental therapist and to ensure a positive and rewarding dental experience.

Hygienists

HYGIENE

Dental Hygienists are registered oral health care professionals whose primary focus is to educate our patients about oral health and to take care of mouths, teeth and gums. At Westend Dental we are proud to promote and provide individualized treatment dependant on the needs of our clients.

Besides the familiar preventative care (removal of deposits on the teeth and below the gum), Dental Hygienists are educated to provide a variety of treatments from oral cancer screening, dietary consultations to helping you chose the right over the counter products to use.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding your oral health or would like a routine cleaning, please make an appointment and we would be more than happy to help you.

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