Our History

Downtown Dental Centre, has been in operation since the 1970’s. The original owner, Dr. Mal Nattrass, sold the practice in 2012 to current owner Dr. Dennis Dodds. Dr. Dodds graduated from the College of Dentistry at the University of Saskatchewan in 2003 and was an associate dentist for a few years prior to purchasing Downtown Dental Centre. He has an eclectic background, studying theatre for his BFA degree in 1990, and then completing a Biochemistry honours degree in 1998. He is an avid soccer enthusiast, Rider fan, mountain climber, and overall sports enthusiast. Training with his three teenage children keeps him young at heart!

Dr Dodds’ wife, Gayle, also joined the practice as Office Manager in 2007. After meeting Dr. Dodds on stage in 1988, and then becoming a teacher in 1996, learning the business side of dentistry provided a good challenge! Her main focuses are staff engagement and maintaining and growing patient relationships – in other words, all the fun jobs!

Our Fantastic Dental Staff

Retaining excellent staff has always been a priority for our office. Our two dental hygienists, Barb and Michelle, have a combined total of 54 years experience! We have also made a commitment to excellent patient care by creating the role of treatment coordinator. Andrea has been with us since we purchased the practice in 2007 and has the expertise and empathy to work with those patients who may need extra time with explaining or coordinating more complex appointments. She is also our insurance guru, helping everyone to navigate the often complicated world of dental insurance.

Our three fabulous dental assistants, Chelsea, Sarah, and Kylie, have been with us since graduating from the dental assisting program at Sask Polytechnic. They are our support team and have valuable knowledge about both sides of our office: the practical hands-on side of dentistry, and the reception role. Their youthful enthusiasm provides a good balance within our staffing.

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Our Amazing Patients

At Downtown Dental Centre we believe in fostering long term relationships with our patients. In fact, we have a few patients that have been with us for 50 years and many more who have been here for 20-30 years! Our goal is to build respect for oral health, education, and professional judgement of care. Our entire team works hard to create relationships with our patients that focus not only on treatment, but on what is truly best for each patient, given their health, financial stability, and life balance.

“Dr. Dodds & staff are top notch. I cracked a tooth and they got me in very quickly. Assessed the tooth, explained my options, sent my insurer the info, prepped my tooth and had me on my way. So efficient!!! Dr. Dodds communicated with me throughout the procedure and in my opinion has skills that are 10 out of 10. Thank you for a positive experience and a happy smiling staff, it is noticed and appreciated!”

– Tony S.

We look forward to meeting you!