Meet the Strathcona Dental Clinic Team
Located in the heart of South Edmonton in Old Strathcona – just off Whyte Ave and minutes away from the University of Alberta, Strathcona Dental Clinic has cared for the dental needs of Edmontonians for many decades. Multiple generations of the same family call this dental clinic their own.
At Strathcona Dental, we value our patients’ health and comfort, and we continuously strive to incorporate the latest advances in general and cosmetic dentistry, pain management and anxiety control (through sedation dentistry). We have helped many overcome their fear of dentistry and maintain their beautiful smiles and look forward to helping you. Book a checkup/exam or request a consultation for an upcoming procedure with Dr. Wehbe or Dr. Bergh.
Dr. Abdul Wehbe – General Dentist
Our team at Strathcona Dental Care will give you a warm welcome and our ongoing commitment to your dental health.
With over 20 years of experience, Dr. Wehbe makes continuing education in the latest dental research a priority. His philosophy is that the best dental health is achieved when the dentist is educated in current research and maintains an ongoing relationship with each patient. He looks forward to working together with you to achieve and maintain a healthy smile.
Dr. Wehbe has trained with some of the world’s most prominent Anxiety Free Dental Specialists (sedation dentistry) and is a member of the Edmonton Dental Society, the Alberta Dental Association, and the Canadian Dental Association.
Dr. Devon Laatsch - General Dentist
Dr. Devon Laatsch is a 2012 graduate of the University of Alberta, and is pleased to have joined the team at the Strathcona Dental Clinic. He enjoys all aspects of general family dentistry, from young children to complex adult restorative cases.
“I have a conservative approach to dentistry and feel that patient education and involvement are paramount to my practice. I appreciate patients that are interested in their treatment and are comfortable with communicating their dental needs. I understand the invasiveness that our profession entails and try to make the experience as comfortable as possible.”
Dental missions are an important part of Dr. Laatsch’s career. He is committed to Guatemala dental mission every 2 years with a large Edmonton team. It is an amazing opportunity to provide access to care for people in pain and suffering.
Away from dentistry, Dr. Laatsch is married with a young son. His hobbies include aquariums, fishing and the outdoors.
Dr. Barry Bergh - General Dentist
Born and raised in Edmonton, Dr. Bergh graduated from the University of Alberta in 1982. With over 30 years of experience, Dr. Bergh is able to provide expertise in a wide variety of treatment options for his patients, including specialization in cosmetic restorative and implant dentistry, and Botox for TMJ Treatment.
Dr. Bergh is a member Edmonton Dental Society, Canadian Dental Association, & Alberta Dental Association and many study groups, which ensure that he is kept abreast of the very latest in research and technology.
Dr. Bergh was recently honored with induction as a fellow of the International College of Dentists, which reflects both his professional achievements as well as his community and professional volunteerism.
While Dr. Bergh has now retired from full-time dentistry, he still works on a part-time basis covering for the dentists at Strathcona Dental.
Dr. Fern Leavens - General Dentist
Dr. Fern Leavens has now joined the dental team at Strathcona Dental Clinic. Fern grew up in the East Kootenays of British Columbia and now calls Edmonton home. She originally completed a degree in Mathematics before moving to Edmonton and joining the University of Alberta for her dental education.
Dr. Leavens strives to constantly grow and expand her skills through furthering her education in order to provide the best care for her patients. For that reason, she has spent the last year completing a general practice residency training program at the University of Alberta with a special interest in dental sedation, dental implants, and emergency dentistry. She believes every dental visit should be a positive experience and is committed to providing quality dental care in our comfortable and welcoming environment.
In her spare time Fern enjoys traveling, spending time with her family and anything that involves getting outdoors. She feels it is important to give back to the local South Edmonton Community and loves getting involved with organizations such as SHINE dentistry and dental mission trips to help underprivileged people in the developing world.
Fern is excited to be joining the Strathcona dental team and can’t wait to help her new patients reach their goals of a healthy and beautiful smile.
More Friendly Faces You May See While Visiting Us
Iman – Clinic Manager
As a dental hygienist, I understand the clinical team’s needs and time constraints. I enjoy handling daily operations of the clinic so my colleagues can focus on patient care.
Tammy - Dental Assistant
I have enjoyed working in the dental field for +25 yrs. I joined Dr Wehbe's team 4 years ago and I love working with everyone here, meeting new people and making them feel comfortable.
Maya - Dental Assistant
I have been a dental assistant for 7 years. I enjoy working with everyone at Strathcona Dental and I take pride in ensuring all patients leave with a positive experience.
Nicole - Dental Assistant
I love interacting with our fabulous patients. Some days don't even feel like work. It is very rewarding to see nervous patients relax and no longer fear dentistry.
Jaclyn- Hygiene Coordinator
I love helping our patients schedule their visits and understand their oral health needs. I look forward to getting to know each and every one of our wonderful patients.
Addie - Hygienist
I have been providing exceptional dental hygiene care in Edmonton for over 30 years. I am friendly, thorough yet gentle and enjoy helping improve my patients' oral health.
Darlene - Hygienist
I am a dental hygienist with over 30 yrs experience, many of which have been at this clinic. I enjoy getting to know my patients and making them feel comfortable. I treat my patients like family.
Anastasia - Hygienist
I am a caring and gentle dental hygienist. I have a great personality and will ensure you have the best dental hygiene experience. I love to travel and experience new cultures.
Jennifer - Hygienist
I became a dental hygienist in 2004 and have been working at this office since! I've met some wonderful people, both colleagues and patients, and look forward to many more!
Lauren - Hygienist
I graduated with distinction from the dental hygiene BSc program at the University of Alberta. I am caring, gentle, and passionate about improving patients' oral health.
Betty - Hygienist
I am a dental hygienist with +30 yrs of experience. I'm caring and love what I do and the patients I meet. I have also traveled twice to Guatemala to provide dental hygiene in rural communities.
Nichole - Hygienist
I graduated from the U of A and have been working as a dental hygienist for the past 3 years. I am passionate about improving my patients' oral health and take pride in providing gentle, caring and stress-free hygiene.
Romylin - Sterilization Tech
I really enjoy working with everyone here. I take pride in ensuring that all instruments are sterile and ready for the team to use and all supplies are ordered and available.
Claire - Receptionist
I have been working as a dental receptionist for almost 20 years, nine of which with Dr. Wehbe and our wonderful team at Strathcona Dental. I enjoy interacting with our amazing clients and colleagues.
Lianna - Dental Assistant
I am a dental assistant with over 25 wonderful years of experience. I enjoy getting to know each of our patients as individuals and providing them with a positive dental experience. I love traveling and have been fortunate to volunteer for dental missions in central America. I look forward to meeting all of you!