Leduc Denture Clinic is run by a team of dental professionals to ensure that all clients who visit us are satisfied and happy with our services. Meet our staff and discover the various options that are available for you, through our years of experience in providing quality dentures.
Get to know our hardworking team.
I have done my entire denturist career in Leduc. After graduating from NAIT in 1984, I worked as a student denturist until I got my license in 1986 and bought the clinic from my employer. Since that time, I have served my profession in various capacities on both association and regulatory boards. I have had the pleasure of mentoring several student denturists, including my daughter, who have all gone on to successful careers. I have always taken pride in my work and enjoyed working with the public. I still find success and happiness in helping people and making a difference in people’s health, appearance and confidence. In 2018 I had the honour of being presented the Alberta Denturist “Award of Merit” for outstanding service and contribution to the profession. My wife and I raised our three daughters and some furry friends in Leduc and have enjoyed the community involved and friendships we established over this time.
I received my Diploma in Denturist Technology in June 2018 and became a licensed denturist August of 2018. I completed my practicum here as a student denturist throughout the year of 2017 and then carried on my career here in this clinic once I became licensed. I am passionate about helping others and I know how much a smile can change a person's life. I love how rewarding it is to see an individual's confidence and health increase after receiving treatment here at Leduc Denture Clinic. I strive to be as personable as possible and love listening to each patient, making sure each and every person I treat is happy and satisfied under my care. I love to learn and I’m always finding new and improved ways to benefit my patients through continued education. Come say hello and I’m sure you’ll leave with a smile!
I have worked at Leduc Denture Clinic since 2001. I started working as the cleaning lady and the following year I became the receptionist at the Devon office, River Valley Denture Clinic. I have thoroughly enjoyed my time at both clinics talking and interacting with the patients. My time in Leduc is now spent in the office paying bills and doing payroll which makes me a favourite with my coworkers. I have been involved with the relocation of both offices. I have also enjoyed working with everybody along the way. I love what I do, where I work and the laughs we share. How many people can say that?!
I am Samantha Weech. After lots of hard work and pushback due to the pandemic, I finished up dental technology studies and NAIT in August of 2020. I am committed to making sure the finest work is put into every project I handle at the clinic. I love the creative aspect of my job, seeing how happy our patients are with their new smiles.
I started talking to patients at Leduc Denture Clinic 17 years ago and thoroughly enjoy getting to know the person behind the smiles we create. My background as a certified dental assistant has given me the knowledge to inform our patients about what is involved with their treatment. I have been part of Leduc’s community since 1988 as I have raised my three children here. I also recently became a grandma.
Q: What are immediate dentures?
A: Immediate dentures are dentures that are placed in your mouth as soon as your teeth are extracted. The dentures are made prior to your extraction date so that you don’t have to go without teeth. By inserting them immediately, you start to get used to having them in your mouth right away which can make the transition to dentures easier. It also helps protect the tissues by acting as a “Band-Aid”, helping control bleeding and swelling. They also help keep food particles from getting in the extraction sites, reducing irritation and possible infection. There are plenty of follow up appointments to do with immediate dentures, as your tissues are shrinking as they heal. In order to combat the shrinkage, we place temporary linings in the denture. These fill the areas in the denture where your gums have shrunk, improve the fit and your comfort level. These liners are placed in the denture every 4-6 weeks as necessary for at least 6 months before we do a “permanent reline”.
Q: Are my teeth going to look fake?
Q: Can my dentures be sharpened?
Q: How long will my dentures last?
Q: How much do my dentures cost?
Q: If I have a partial and I lose another natural tooth, do I have to get a whole new partial?
Q: Why doesn’t my lower denture fit as well as my upper one?
Q: Why are my dentures getting loose?
Q: What is a reline?
Q: How long does it take my gums to heal after my teeth are pulled?
Q: Does the roof of my mouth have to be covered by the denture?
Q: What are implants?
Q: If I’ve had my teeth out for a long time, can I still get implants?
Q: Does it hurt to get implants?
Q: How many implants do I need?