Our goal is to provide exceptional dental care for your whole family at Crestwood Dental Clinic.
Crestwood Dental Clinic welcomes you to our Medicine Hat location. We’re located at 200 – 1899 Dunmore Road SE, a location central to all Medicine Hat communities. We look forward to serving you and administering optimal dental care.
Dr. Kershaw was born and raised in Medicine Hat and his father, Elwin, practiced at Crestwood Dental Clinic for 40 years. From an early age, he knew he wanted to follow in his dad’s footsteps. In 2010, he graduated from dental school at the University of Alberta and joined Crestwood Dental. His philosophy has always been to provide patient-centered care of the highest quality.
Dr. Kershaw met his wife, Sharah, in Medicine Hat, prior to dental school, and they were married in 2008. They now have a daughter and son, who keep them very busy! A healthy lifestyle is very important to Dr. Kershaw. In his free time, he enjoys golf, squash, cooking, travelling, and spending time with his family.
Growing up in Medicine Hat, he has been surrounded by so many friends and family. This has provided him with a strong connection to the community, and it carries over to his profession. Honesty, integrity and the patient’s best interest are vital to his dental practice.
Dr. Kershaw is thankful to Medicine Hat for embracing his practice and looks forward to continuing to serve the community as a next-generation caregiver.
Dr. Barr was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, but left for Thunder Bay, Ontario as a teen. He attended high school and met his high school sweetheart and future wife, Dawn.
After receiving an Honors Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology at Lakehead University, Robert and Dawn were married. Dr. Barr and his family moved back to Winnipeg, where he completed his Degree in Dentistry at the University of Manitoba. Upon graduation, Dr. Barr moved to Medicine Hat to join his cousin, Dr. Cliff Hrankowski, the founder of Crestwood Dental. Dr. Barr and Dawn quickly fell in love with Medicine Hat and have been blessed to raise their two daughters, Chelsea and Erica, in this terrific community.
Being a part of the community has always been paramount to the Barr family.
Dr. Barr has balanced his passion for community volunteering with his love of dentistry. Serving as Secretary Treasurer, and later, President of the Medicine Hat Dental Society. Dr. Barr was also Chief of Dental Services for the Medicine Hat Regional Hospital for many years. Currently, Dr. Barr is a member of the Knights of Columbus. He hopes to continue being a part of the volunteer community for many more years to come.
Dr. Barr has practiced dentistry at Crestwood Dental for over 35 years and aims to continue serving his wonderful patients and many friends for years to come.
Dr. Nichols was born and raised in Yorkton, SK. In 2004 he completed his Doctor of Dental Medicine at the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon. This is also where he met his future wife, Lisa.
Upon graduation, Dr. Nichols and Lisa moved to Medicine Hat to start their careers. Dr. Nichols has been serving the community of Medicine Hat and the surrounding area for more than 18 years. He is proud to call the city home and raise his children here.
In his free time, Dr. Nichols enjoys sports, reading, golf and cooking, but his main pastime is chauffeuring his two very active daughters to their many activities, and he wouldn’t trade it for anything.
Dr. Nichols is thankful for his patients, hardworking team and the community, that have helped support and build his practice over the last two decades. He looks forward to serving his patients at Crestwood Dental for many more years.
Dr. Labonne was born and raised in Dawson Creek, Northern British Columbia. Dr. Labonne attended Grande Prairie Regional College for two years and further completed his Bachelor of Science with a double major in Biochemistry and Biological Sciences at the University of Alberta in Edmonton. In the summers between his academic years, Dr. Labonne worked for Oil and Gas, Forestry, City of Grande Prairie, and a building moving company in Spruce Grove. He is familiar with Alberta’s industries and communities. He was accepted and completed his Bachelor of Dental Surgery with honours in Cork, Ireland.
During his time at the Cork University Dental Hospital, Dr. Labonne had clinical rotations through numerous specialties in both Dentistry and Medicine. He found a special interest in his patients’ oral prosthetic occlusal rehabilitation, oral medicine, and restorative treatment. He prides himself on giving his patients all the information to help them with disease prevention and achieve their oral health goals.
Dr. Labonne met Dr. O’Connor in Ireland. Medicine Hat was an ideal city to settle in for these doctors because they both enjoy the community and are within travelling distance on weekends to many of their favourite destinations.
Dr. Labonne enjoys kayaking, fishing, hockey, and basketball. He hopes to make life-long connections in Medicine Hat by volunteering, buying local, and providing personal care through his clinic.
Dr. O’Connor was born and raised in Cork, Ireland, in a family with six siblings. Dr. O’Connor found herself passionate about medicine after her oldest brother and sister were accepted and completed their training as physicians. She went on to job shadow her own dentist and found that dentistry combined aspects of engineering that she was interested in at a young age, along with medicine which she developed later.
Dr. O’Connor graduated from Cork University Dental Hospital with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery. During her time at the dental hospital, she had the opportunity to rotate through many specialties in Dentistry and Medicine. During her academic pursuit, she met her partner, Dr. Labonne, in Ireland and invited him to work on the dairy farm. In turn, Dr. Labonne invited Dr. O’Connor to Canada in the summer of 2019. After spending the summer in Canada, Dr. O’Connor really enjoyed how friendly Canadians are and decided she wanted to come back to work as a Dentist after graduating.
In her free time, Dr. O’Connor enjoys squash, tending to her many animals, hiking, and is a high-performance vehicle enthusiast. She thoroughly enjoys Medicine Hat, where she strives to make life-long connections with her patients and support the community through volunteering, buying local, and providing personal care through her clinic.