Learn More About Coaldale Dental Centre

Coaldale Dental Centre was founded in 1980 by Dr. Peter MacLean. Our second office opened in Bow Island in 1983. Dr. Jackie Pitstra serves as our general dentist and works with our staff to provide the communities of Southern Alberta with professional dental care.

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Meet The Team

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Dr. Jackie Pitstra

Dentist

Dr. Jackie Pitstra joined Coaldale Dental Centre in 2001. Born and raised in Calgary, she attended the University of Calgary where she received her Bachelor of Science Degree. In 1994, she completed her Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree at the University of Alberta. Dr. Pitstra went on to practice dentistry in Saskatoon for 6 years before moving to Coaldale. She holds a membership in the Canadian Dental Association, the Alberta Dental Association, and the Calgary & District Dental Society.

Dr. Pitstra is married and has two sons. She enjoys volunteering at the Coaldale District Chamber of Commerce and her church. An enthusiastic cyclist, Dr. Pitstra can be found cycling in the summer months on the highway between Coaldale and Bow Island.

Dr. Krysten Lohues

Dentist

We are pleased to introduce and welcome Dr. Krysten Lohues to our Clinic:

Dr. Krysten Lohues was raised in Vulcan, Alberta. She has always known since she was very young that she wanted to become a dentist, and pursued that career passionately her entire life. She graduated from University of Alberta Dental School in 2016, where she received a degree in Medical Sciences as well as her Doctor of Dental Surgery. Krysten also has a passion for treating children, and enjoys helping kids of all ages in the dental clinic. She received the Arthur D Cumming Medal in 2016 for Excellence in paediatric dentistry. After graduation, Krysten moved to Lethbridge to be closer to her family. Krysten is a member of the Alberta Dental Association & College, Canadian Dental Association, and is Level II Botox® Certified.

Krysten married Connor Lohues in 2013, and they together have their son, Aro, who they love and adore. Krysten also harbours a love for all things Disney, and very often spends her time drawing fan art and re-watching classic movies from her childhood with her son. Krysten also enjoys running, yoga, reading, and spending time with her niece & nephews. Dr. Krysten Lohues is very excited to be joining our practice here at Coaldale Dental Centre, and can’t wait to meet you!

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Cori

Cori

Practice Manager

Armed with 20 plus years of office experience, Cori keeps our Coaldale branch running at peak efficiency. Her adaptability, coupled with her natural listening abilities, help her maintain relationships within the office.

Sheila

Sheila

Receptionist

Our expert receptionist serving both Coaldale and Bow Island offices, Sheila is outgoing and loves connecting with coworkers and patients – especially with the kids! Her background in business administration allows her to keep things in order.

Kaitlynn

Kaitlynn

Receptionist

Friendly and outgoing, Kaitlynn works at both our Coaldale and Bow Island locations. Kaitlynn loves everything about her job, from helping patients feel more comfortable, to the everyday hustle and bustle at the office.

Lanae

LaNae

Registered Dental Hygienist

Dedicated to our Bow Island office, LaNae has exceptional listening skills, and a warm and friendly demeanor. LaNae has 12-years experience in the field and holds both a diploma and a degree in dental hygiene from the University of Alberta.

Kira

Kira

Registered Dental Hygienist

Kira loves to create holistic health routines for her patients in Coaldale – and give them sparkling, confident new smiles! She holds a Dental Hygiene Diploma along with a Bachelors of Science specializing in dental hygiene.

Melissa

Melissa

Registered Dental Hygienist

Working at both our Coaldale and Bow Island offices, Melissa’s desire to teach proper oral health care – along with a penchant for making others laugh – helps her build deep and lasting connections with patients and coworkers.

Joliek

Joliek

Registered Dental Assistant

Assisting at our Coaldale office, Joliek is kind, dedicated, and truly enjoys the variety of the job – especially when it comes to growing and maintaining relationships with new and existing patients.

Darcie

Darcie

Registered Dental Assistant

Darcie is a diligent worker who’s always very excited to meet each patient in our Coaldale and Bow Island offices. She’s a graduate from the College of the Rockies Registered Dental Assistant program.