Welcome to River Dental!

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Conveniently located on 1st Street in Medicine Hat, our team at River Dental has been serving the community together since 1979.

What makes River Dental different?

Our team is composed of seven dentists! With an experienced professional always on hand to help, we pride ourselves on convenient and thorough care for each and every one of our patients. Our practice is open early, and we work as a team to deliver dental care to you and your family. We proudly serve the communities of Medicine Hat, Redcliff, Dunmore, Irvine, Elkwater, Oyen, Bow Island, Taber, Lethbridge, Suffield, Brooks, Bassano, Burnstall, Richmound, Fox Valley and Maple Creek.

No matter where you are, we're here for you!

Medicine Hat Dentist

Our Dental Hygienists

Dental hygienists at River Dental are dedicated to providing personalized, friendly and professional hygiene treatment to our patients.

Our Patient Services Team

Our dedicated patient services team enjoys taking care of every member of your family from children to grandparents.

Our History 

The original dental clinic located at 569 2nd St SE was opened some time in 1945 or 1946. The unique group practice was created by dentists A.E. Slack, Ted Slack, Lyle Wyatt and Elmo Fletcher.

In 1950, Al Soklofske replaced Dr. Fletcher, who moved to Lethbridge. In 1956, Jack Snedden replaced Dr. Soklofske who had started his own practice in the Town Theatre building. 1n 1957, Dr. A.E. Slack passed away, and was replaced by Dr. Bob Gray in 1958. Dr. Wyatt retired in 1961 and was replaced by Dr. Al Garden. 

Drs. Snedden, Gray and Garden moved their practice to our current building on 1st Street in February 1979, and we continue to serve the community and pay homage to our original founders.

Our Mission

Our team provides dental services in a warm, courteous environment. We take pride in being your choice for dental care. River Dental is a place where people care about people.

Patient Focused Service

We treat all patients like family. We strive to provide dentistry to people from all walks of life and we have a strong commitment to serving our community.


Our team never stops learning. With a strong belief in education, our team is absolutely committed to learning, staying up to date with changes in the industry, and being open to ideas. 

Dynamic & Diverse

At River Dental, we have seven general practitioners. With such a large team, we are able to diversify and concentrate our energy in becoming well-versed in different areas, and offer our patients a broad spectrum of dental services. This includes orthodontics, endodontics, oral surgery, cosmetic services and sedation services

Questions about our services? Ready to book an appointment?

Contact River Dental today.

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(403) 526-5991