Welcome to Strachan Corner Dental in Medicine Hat!
We work hard to create a warm and friendly atmosphere where you can feel comfortable and welcome. Our goal will always be to provide exceptional dental care in a gentle and compassionate manner. Whether you desire to preserve or enhance your smile, you can be confident in the quality of care that you and your family will receive at Strachan Corner Dental. We are excited to meet you!
A graduate of the University of Alberta, Dr. Mark McKenna has practiced dentistry in Canmore, Calgary, and Medicine Hat. Married to his sweetheart of over thirty years and the proud father of five, Dr. Mark enjoys being active, spending time outdoors, and working out at the gym. He is also an avid reader and loves to travel. He's thankful to have had the opportunity to provide dental care in India, Sri Lanka, Mexico, Oman, and Peru.
Dr. Mark McKenna - General Dentist
Charlene - Dental Hygienist
A graduate of Saskatchewan Institute of Applied Science and Technology, Charlene earned diplomas both as a dental therapist and as a dental hygienist. She has provided dental hygiene care in Medicine Hat for over twenty-five years. Married and blessed with four children and three grandchildren, Charlene enjoys spending her free time with family. When not busy with these pursuits, she can be found running, golfing, traveling, or enjoying water sports.
Amber - Dental Hygienist
A graduate of the Vancouver College of Dental Hygiene, Amber has been practicing in Medicine Hat for over eight years. She greatly values the relationships she builds with patients, and endeavours to help each person achieve and keep a healthy smile. Amber is married with two young children, and she loves to spend time with her family. During summer months, she is often found camping and boating, and in winter, Amber loves to travel whenever she has the opportunity. Each year, she is part of the Medicine Hat Volleyball League from fall through to the spring.
A graduate of Southern Alberta Institute of Technology, Amy has over sixteen years of dental assisting experience in Calgary and Medicine Hat. She is passionate about dentistry and desires to help make a positive difference in patients' lives. In 2012, she traveled to Guatemala to assist in dental care. Amy is a people person, an animal lover, and very family oriented, and she and her husband have two teenage children, two cats, and a dog. She enjoys spending time outdoors — gardening, camping, and exploring the mountain country in an off-road vehicle.
Amy - Dental Assistant
Madi - Dental Assistant
A graduate of the College of the Rockies in Cranbrook, B.C., Madi moved to Medicine Hat in the spring of 2020 to begin her dental assisting career, and she has been loving both the city and her chosen vocation, ever since. When not busy at work, she enjoys spending time with her boyfriend, her family, and her two adorable cats. Paddle boarding and hiking are two favourite summertime activities, and during the winter season, like a true Canadian, Madi plays a mean game of hockey.
Family Dental Care
Regular dental examinations and hygiene treatment help to maintain vibrant, healthy smiles. Our experienced clinical staff are able to provide you with care for your entire family, at every age and stage of life. This includes thorough examinations, radiographs when needed, oral hygiene services, oral cancer screenings, and a wide variety of general dental services including preventative, restorative, and cosmetic options. We endeavour to catch any potential problems as early as possible by looking for changes in your dental and periodontal health, and to communicate these findings and all treatment options as clearly and thoughtfully as possible.
At Strachan Corner Dental, we support the recommendation of the Canadian Dental Association regarding the "assessment of infants, by a dentist, within six months of the eruption of the first tooth or by one year of age". Our goal is to see children before any possible dental problems can arise. We encourage parents to book appointments for their little ones accordingly and look forward to helping children appreciate good oral health, and learn the skills needed to reach this goal. With regular dental care and good oral hygiene practices at home, it is possible to reach adulthood without a single cavity!
Teenagers can be susceptible to gum disease and tooth decay problems, especially if they have inadequate oral hygiene habits, coupled with a poor diet. At Strachan Corner Dental, we believe teenagers are perfectly capable of taking care of their teeth, and we teach the importance of lifelong personal and professional care. If your teenager or child participates in contact sports, wearing a custom-made mouthguard can help
prevent serious tooth and mouth injuries. We would be happy to make a comfortable mouthguard to help protect your child from any avoidable problems.
Brushing, flossing and regular professional dental care are the building blocks behind a healthy mouth and an appealing smile. Dr. Mark and the Strachan Corner Dental team are here to help you maintain your unique smile. Whether helping to support optimal oral hygiene during pregnancy, educating parents on the proper care of their baby's gums and first teeth, whitening teeth before a special occasion, or providing regular hygiene care and the required restorations for a comfortable and beautiful dentition, we are here for you.
Dr. Mark and his dental team want you to maintain healthy teeth and gums throughout your entire life. Regular dental examinations and excellent oral hygiene are important factors in maintaining not just your smile, but your overall health. Gum disease has been linked to systemic and inflammatory conditions including cardiovascular disease, respiratory disease, and cancers. During your regular examination and hygiene appointment we monitor the health of your gum tissue, screen for signs of oral cancer, and address any further dental concerns.
Colgate Kids World provides fun and educational games for kids to play while learning about good oral care. Enjoy!