Dynamic Dental Team in North Battleford
Battlefords Dental Centre invites you to meet our dynamic team. Our Dentists, Dental Therapist, Hygienists and Receptionists are committed to creating a comfortable experience whenever you visit us. Good oral hygiene is important not only for your smile but for your overall health. Gum infections and periodontal disease can increase your risk of heart disease, stroke, preterm labour and low birth rate. With regular dental exams and cleanings, these and many other health problems can be prevented. Our team will provide you with tips to improve your oral hygiene.
The team includes our dentists: Dr. Glen and Dr. Aucamp, our dental therapist: Caitlin, our hygienist: Allison and assistants: Pam, Paula, Ashish and Dianne. Kendall and Mila are at reception.
Dr. Aucamp and Dr. Glen are members of the College of Dental Surgeons of Saskatchewan and the Canadian Dental association. We invite you to stop in and meet us.
DR. JUANITA AUCAMP B.CH. D
Dr. Juanita Aucamp graduated from high school in Windhoek Namibia in 1993 and qualified as a dentist from the University of Stellenbosch in South Africa in July of 2000. She did a year of community service for the South African government until July of 2001. She then worked for the big mining company, Anglo America, in South Africa for about 6 months before moving into private practice. She began first as an independent contractor and later as an owner for 7 years of her private practice in South Africa. During this time, she received a post graduate diploma in Clinical Dentistry and Implant Dentistry from the University of Western Cape in South Africa. She moved to Canada in 2009. She took a break from dentistry for a few years while adjusting to her new life here and preparing for her Canadian Dental Board Exams. She became a Canadian Board Certified Dentist at the end of 2013. In 2013 Dr. Aucamp welcomed her brother, his wife, niece, and nephew to North Battleford. She is very proud that she obtained her Canadian citizenship in the fall of 2015, and she is very grateful for the community that embraced her and her family.
DR. FRASER GLEN D.M.D.
Dr. Glen graduated from the University of Saskatchewan, college of Dentistry in 1983, and has been practicing dentistry for more than 35 years.
He has practiced in the hospital dentistry residency program (1983/84), in private practice since 1984, as a clinical instructor at the College of Dentistry (1985 – 1994), as a consulting dentist for the Saskatchewan Dental Plan (1985-87), and, since 1990, as Dental Program Director for Battle River Treaty 6 Health Centre and associate/partner at the Battlefords Family Dental Centre. His focus is on oral surgery for young children.
Dr. Glen is married, with 2 grown children and a grandchild.
Dianne Lacoursiere is Dr Glen’s assistant in the operating room at Battleford Union Hospital. She has been in the profession for over 35 years.
CAITLIN KEMPS SDT – Dental Therapist
Caitlin joined our team in July 2015. She graduated from the National School of Dental Therapy in 2011. Since then she has worked in a private practice setting such as ours. She also has experience working in the public setting providing dental health education focusing on prevention. Caitlin worked in a school program where she provided dental treatment to the school children.
She is determined to provide all our patients with the best dental experience possible.
ALLISON FU - Hygienist
Allison is a Saskatchewan registered dental hygienist with more than ten years of experience. From Hong Kong, Allison speaks Cantonese, Mandarin and English. She received an SIAST Campus Achievement Scholarship, Kelsey Campus Distinguished Graduate Award and Golden Scaler Award. Her love for dental hygiene fuels her desire to provide the most comfortable service to our patients. She strives to help patients understand why oral care is so beneficial to their overall health. As every patient has unique needs, Allison provides preventive oral care with positive motivation and corny antics. Jokingly, her motto is "What happens in the dental office, stays in dental office!"
Pam Belland graduated from McKay Tech Dental Assisting Program in 1993 and has been a Dental Assistant for over 25 years. She was raised in North Battleford and has three grown children. She has been a wonderful member of the Battlefords Family Dental Centre since 2014. She says, “I love my job and all the people I have met along the way.”
Paula Clarke was born and raised in Newfoundland and spent 18 years in Medicine Hat, AB. She moved to the Battlefords in June 2016 and began work at Battlefords Family Dental Centre. She has been a dental assistant for over 30 years. She has a grown son and daughter. She loves to keep things light and enjoys her work. She is an amazing addition to our clinic.
Ashish Patel graduated from the Ahmedabad Dental College and Hospital in India in 2007. He started working at the Battlefords Family Dental Centre in 2018 and is registered with the Saskatchewan Dental Assistants’ Association. He is married with a young son.
Mila Baker was born in Iqaluit and raised in Prince Albert. She is married with two kids and enjoys spending time with her family, reading and martial arts.
Kendall Salzl was born and raised in beautiful northern Saskatchewan, but North Battleford has been home for a while now. She is a registered massage therapist by trade. She previously worked as a dental aide which has inspired her to start studying chairside assisting in the near future. She has 3 wonderful kids and 3 fur babies and loves the great outdoors.
Pippa La Cock has recently move to Battleford from South Africa to be closer to her grandchildren. She is responsible for accounts receivable and accounts payable and works at Battlefords Family Dental Centre on a part time basis, she is also a school bus driver.
Battlefords Family Dental Centre (BFDC)
The Battlefords Family Dental Centre (BFDC) was originally started as part of an initiative of the Battlefords Tribal Council and BTC Indian Health Services Inc., to establish a multi-purpose health centre with a welcoming environment, open to all residents of North Battleford and area, in the city’s downtown core.
The dental clinic was established, along with the Battlefords Family Health Centre and 12th Ave Pharmacy in 1998.
Battlefords Family Dental Centre opened its doors for business in the fall of 1998.
12th Ave Pharmacy opened for business in June, 1998.
The Battlefords Family Health Centre was established as a pilot site for a Primary Health Care Centre, by BTC Indian Health Services, in partnership with the Prairie North Health Region and the Saskatchewan Ministry of Health. It officially opened its doors for business on January 31, 2000.
Battlefords Family Dental Centre (BFDC) was operated for the first two years (1998 – 2000) by Dr. Parviz Yazdani.
In subsequent years, BFDC was operated by Dr. Fraser Glen and other partner dentists, including Drs. Jeff Ham, Ali Hooshangui, Matt Pruden, Juanita Aucamp and Anis Haji
In the summer of 2015, Dr. Aucamp purchased Battlefords Family Dental Centre.