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Southridge Dental

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Who We Are

At Southridge Dental, your smile is our priority! Our dental clinic in Lethbridge is committed to offering our patients a full array of dental services, from general dentistry to cosmetic care and restorative practices. We’re proud to treat patients of all ages throughout southern Alberta and we’re always ready to accept new patients at our modern clinic. We have three highly trained dentists in Lethbridge on-site to help deliver patient-focused care to everyone who chooses Southridge Dental.

No matter what sort of dental services you or your family need, you can trust Southridge Dental for reliable service every step of the way. We’re pleased to also provide emergency dental services as well as insurance claims assistance to the Lethbridge community.

Committed to Excellence in Southern Alberta

The staff at Lethbridge’s Southridge Dental aims to make your appointment as comfortable and as stress-free as possible. Our inviting office, friendly staff and experienced dentists in Lethbridge will make you feel comfortable and our gentle dental services will ensure you leave our office with a fresh, radiant and confident smile.

Dr. Clayton Strong

I was born and raised in the Southern Alberta area and completed my primary schooling with honours. I participated in many extra-curricular activities, including basketball, soccer, mountain biking, rock climbing and enjoying the outdoors. I then went on to start my post-secondary education at the University of Alberta, where I completed a degree in the sciences. I also had the opportunity during this time to complete a two year service mission in Seoul, Korea. After returning from Korea I met and married my wife Amie (Evans).

My wife and I then moved to Indiana where I was accepted to Indiana University School of Dentistry and went on to complete the four year program. While there I received an award for my abilities in Prosthodontics (crown, bridge, veneers and smile makeovers).

After graduation my wife, myself and our first child returned to Canada and Southern Alberta to purchase Dr. Strong Senior’s practice and to raise our family. Our family has grown since that spring of 2005; we now have four children (two girls and two boys) and still love life here in Lethbridge and Southern Alberta.

My team and I relocated to our new location in 2010 and we have enjoyed being able to provide our patients with a more comfortable environment designed to benefit and enhance our patient’s dental experience. It has been great settling into this area and providing ways to better serve our current and future patient base.

I look forward to continuing to bring modern treatment options to our patients and always staying on the “cusp” of future technologies which will benefit them.

Dr. Patrick Selk

Dr. Patrick R. Selk was born in Alberta and raised in Lethbridge. He attended and graduated from many local schools including Fleetwood Bawden Elementary, Gilbert Patterson Junior High, and Lethbridge Collegiate Institute High School.

He excelled in many classes and graduated with an Advanced Diploma from LCI. Patrick enjoyed taking a large variety of classes from Fine Arts to Physical Education. Throughout his schooling, he received many awards for his artistic creative endeavours and considered pursuing a career in art.

Following a two year service mission, Patrick was enrolled in Biochemistry at the University of Lethbridge transferring to Weber State University after two years of studies. There, he pursued his goal of dental school acceptance, studying in the field of Zoology for another two years. After interviewing and getting accepted to multiple dental schools, Dr. Selk chose University of Louisville in Kentucky.

During Patrick’s four years at the University of Louisville, he was trained in all major procedures of general dentistry including extractions, root canals, fillings, veneers, implants, diagnosis, periodontics, and cosmetic dentistry.

After graduating dental school, Dr. Patrick Selk worked with his father Dr. Ruedon Selk for a few months, after which Dr. Ruedon Selk retired from 43 years of dentistry.

Dr. Patrick Selk enjoys his family life having been married to his wife Jessie for over 16 years and has four wonderful children. Patrick spends a lot of time at home with his wife helping to raise their children.

He enjoys golfing, mountain biking, snowboarding, and art. Patrick spends a significant amount of time coaching high school wrestling throughout the city.

Dr. Patrick Selk and his team enjoy coming to work everyday and providing high quality dental care for their patients new and established.

Dr. Dustin Payne

Dr. Dustin Payne was born and raised in Cardston, Alberta. His undergraduate studies included three years at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah and one year at the University of Lethbridge. He attended Indiana University School of Dentistry in Indianapolis, Indiana from 1999 to 2003. After completion of dental school he moved to Yakima, Washington where he was the Dental Director at Yakima Neighborhood Health Services for three years.

Dr. Payne moved back to Southern Alberta in June 2006 where he bought his father’s dental practice of 30 plus years at the Family Dental Centre.

Dustin has a wife, Jessica, and six children which keep him busy at home. He enjoys playing most sports, being outdoors and spending time with his family.

Dustin is committed to excellence in all areas of his practice. He realizes that people are living longer and want to have the technology available to them that not only enables them to have optimum health, but also to have a smile that is aesthetically appealing and functional.

Dr. Payne enjoys continuing education and feels that these courses are of vital importance to achieve the level of excellence he desires. In fact, he often will exceed the number of required hours for continuing education in a two year period needed for licensure.


Our Services

–  Cleaning & Gum Disease Treatment

–  Crowns & Bridges

–  Dental Implants

–  Dentures & Partials

–  Invisalign

–  Non-metal Fillings

–  Porcelain Veneers

–  Root Canals

–  Teeth Whitening

–  Wisdom Teeth Extractions

Contact Details

Opening Times

  • Monday 8:00 AM - 6:30 PM
  • Tuesday 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Wednesday 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Thursday 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Friday 8:00 AM 2:30 PM
  • Saturday CLOSED
  • Sunday CLOSED

Other Information

  • Email office@southridge-dental.ca

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