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1899 Dunmore Road SE #200, Medicine Hat, Alberta | 403-526-0777


Crestwood Dental Clinic is a family dentistry practice that aims to provide caring service using the latest treatments and procedures. Regardless of the reason for your visit, our objective is to help you achieve your oral health goals.

Green dentistry is one of the many ways Crestwood Dental Clinic contributes to our community in Medicine Hat.

In May of 2010, we installed solar panels along with our new roof. This led to Crestwood Dental Clinic saving somewhere between 25% – 35% on our total energy costs.

These solar panels do not provide all the energy needed for our clinic, but what they do produce goes directly into the grid. Additionally, the solar panels have no moving parts and are virtually maintenance free. They are expected to last about 25 years.

To learn more about our energy-saving techniques or to simply book an appointment, call Crestwood Dental Clinic. We offer general dentistry Medicine Hat residents can expect to accommodate the dental care needs of your family.

Our Doctors

Dr. Elwin Kershaw

General Dentist

Dr. Andrew Kershaw

General Dentist

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. Bob Barr

General Dentist

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. Neil Nichols

General Dentist

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. Benoit Labonne

General Dentist

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. Anne Marie O’Connor

General Dentist

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.

Canadian Dental Association
Alberta Dental Association & College
Alberta Society of Dental Specialists

Infection Control Method & Technology

The health and safety of our patients is our #1 priority. We go above and beyond to ensure that our instruments and operatories are disinfected and sterilized according to the CDSA and CDC guidelines.

Sterilization is a complex process requiring specialized equipment, adequate space, qualified staff and regular monitoring for quality assurance.

We package and seal our instruments then sterilize them in an autoclave using steam under pressure. Biological indicators are used on a daily basis to ensure proper sterilization has been achieved.

The following is a list of various technologies you can expect to see at our Medicine Hat dental office to help make your experience with us more pleasurable.


There’s no room for guess work! We want to ensure that you have all the information you need to make informed and educated decisions about you and your family’s oral health. That’s why we provide monitors in every exam and hygiene room. When your doctor is explaining your treatment plan, you’ve got all the facts, backed up by visuals.

Digital X-rays

At Crestwood Dental Clinic, we use digital x-ray technology. Not only do the clarity of the images result in a more accurate diagnosis than your typical x-ray, but the images are produced instantly, enabling us to make quicker treatment recommendations. Digital x-rays produce 80% less radiation than your typical x-ray machine!

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