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Meet Our Grande Prairie Dentists

South 40 Dental has a team of dentists who are dedicated to maintaining smiles in Alberta! If you live in the Grande Prairie area, one of our dentists would be happy to meet with you to discuss your oral health options.


Dr. Todd McClenaghan, Grande Prairie Dentist

Dr. Todd McClenaghan
Principal Dentist

Dr. Todd McClenaghancompleted his dental training at Midwestern University (Phoenix, AZ). He has a passion for Comprehensive Esthetic Dentistry, including Invisalign, veneers, and same day crowns. He was born in Northern Alberta and after being away for a number of years, he decided to return and make Grande Prairie his home.  Dr. Todd is married to his wife, Ashley, has two sons, Eli & Bentz, and a daughter named Tatum.

Months after completing high school, he spent two years in Queensland, Australia to serve a two-year church mission. Upon his return, he earned his undergraduate degree with a Bachelor of Science, majoring in Exercise Science at the University of Alberta and the University of Lethbridge. 

As a general dentist, he has a passion for helping people keep their teeth healthy and restoring the beauty and function to those who have lost confidence in their smiles.

"I feel very strongly about providing the best value to patients," says Dr. Todd. 


A few fun facts about Dr. Todd McClenaghan:

  • He earned his undergraduate degree with a Bachelor of Science and Exercise Science from the University of Lethbridge.
  • He won the CIS National Championship with the University of Alberta Golden Bears Basketball Team in 2001.

Dr. Greg Turgeon, Grande Prairie Dentist

Dr. Greg Turgeon
DDS

Dr. Greg Turgeon was born and raised just outside of Edmonton, Alberta. Dr. Greg grew up on a farm, which has been a part of his family for over 120 years!

After a two-year service mission in South America, he attended the University of Alberta, where he received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree. Since then, he has returned back to South America to help with dental services.

As one of the dentists of South 40 Dental, Dr. Greg loves his amazing dental team and all the great patients.

"I am passionate about helping people have a better understanding of their oral health," explains Dr. Greg.


Outside of the office, he enjoys spending time with his wife, Jordan and his three kids, Scarlett, Oliver, and Theo. He volunteers as a local leader at his church organization each week. Also, Dr. Greg loves being adventurous! He enjoys activities such as wake surfing and snowboarding.

A few fun facts about Dr. Greg Turgeon:

  • He served a service mission from 2002-2004 in Ecuador.
  • He speaks Spanish.
  • He went to Peru in 2013 to provide dental care to those in need.
     

Dr. Fraser Peterson, Grande Prairie Dentist

Dr. Fraser Peterson
DDS

Dr. Fraser Paterson grew up in a small farming community in Southern Alberta. After graduating high school, he attended Brigham Young University in Utah for a year, followed by Grant MacEwan University for 3 years. Dr. Fraser attended the University of Alberta where he completed the dentistry program.

"I wanted to join a practice where I could be apart of a team which provides dental care to patients in a relaxed and professional environment. I enjoy the ability to help patients achieve their aesthetic and oral health goals. South 40 Dental was a perfect fit!" says Dr. Fraser. 

A few fun facts about Dr. Fraser Paterson:

  • He loves spending time outdoors.
  • He enjoys playing sports and has amazing wake surfing skills.

Dr. Amir Nazemi, Grande Prairie Dentist

Dr. Amir Nazemi
DDS

Dr. Amir Nazemi was born in Tehran. His family moved to Vancouver when he was 9 years old. He attended Simon Fraser University in 2011 and attained his Bachelor’s of Science with a major in Chemistry.

He was always intrigued by science, so he continued doing research at 4D Labs at Simon Fraser University for two years. He completed dental school and attained his DMD in 2017.

Dr. Amir became a dentist because he enjoys the social aspect of communicating with his patients and enjoys helping people in need.

"I really love dentistry and I hope I can transfer some of that passion to each patient I meet," says Dr. Amir.


A few fun facts about Dr. Amir Nazemi:

  • He enjoys travelling.
  • He loves skiing, snowboarding and working out.

Dr. Chris Cantlon, Grande Prairie Dentist

Dr. Chris Cantlon 
DDS

Dr. Chris Cantlon was raised in Southern Ontario and lived in the farmhouse which was built and owned by his great grandparents.  From a young age, he as always had a passion to help those around him.

After graduating from high school, he volunteered in a humanitarian church mission throughout Romania and Moldova.

He learned to speak Romanian fluently while teaching English classes and volunteering at schools, hospitals and orphanages.

Upon his return home from Eastern Europe, he received his Bachelor’s Science in Nursing.  Dr. Chris completed his dental training at Midwestern University in Phoenix, Arizona. 


Dr. Chris met his wife, Amanda during his undergraduate degree and they are the proud parents of their son Beckham. Amanda is a dental hygienist and they both share a passion for oral health and treating patients as family.

He enjoys caring for patients of all ages and builds lasting friendships. "My nursing background has instilled within me a unique interest in understanding the relationship between oral health, dental care and general health," says Dr. Chris.

He ensures to create a personalized dental plan that provides each patient to maintain strong teeth, healthy gums and a healthy smile.

A few fun facts about  Dr. Chris Cantlon: 

  • He enjoys cross-country skiing, hiking, swimming, biking and running.
  • His family has completed several Ironman races during the last few years.

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