Dr. Ron C Witzke founded Southside dental in 2012 with the primary objective of creating a dental clinic that could deliver affordable quality care for the people of Medicine Hat and the surrounding area. His second goal was to ensure every person in Medicine Hat and area had access to all possible dental treatments without having to leave the community. Working in association with local medical and dental professionals this goal has also been achieved.
Dr. Witzke sees patients Monday to Friday during regular business hours and is available on an emergency basis evenings and weekends.
Dr. Witzke enjoys all aspects of dentistry and has spent the last twenty years learning the latest techniques and combining them with traditional dental treatments to create a practical approach to dental care that focuses on offering the patient a multitude of options to care for their mouths.
Dr. Witzke received many academic awards during high school and college in Medicine Hat. Following college he moved to Edmonton where he received his B.ScMedSci from the Faculty of Medicine and Oral Health Science followed by his Doctorate in Dental Surgery from the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry. During his time at the University of Alberta he received awards in Fixed and Removable Prosthodontics, the restoration of teeth both present and absent for functional and cosmetic reasons.
Dr. Witzke then opened his first dental clinic in Russell, Manitoba which he still maintains and where he was fortunate to work with Dr. Vern Rosnoski who had over forty years of experience in the dental field. Dr. Rosnoski was kind enough to share his vast knowledge of and experience in traditional dental practices giving Dr. Witzke the ability to perform a number of procedures which he can now offer as alternative treatments for his patients. Being over four hours from the nearest major centre also required that Dr. Witzke obtain extra training in and become adept at many procedures that are normally referred to specialists. This included handling major traumas at the local hospital, complex dental surgeries, comprehensive orthodontic treatment, and treating special needs patients.
While based in Russell, Dr. Witzke spent three years practicing Dentistry in New Zealand where he was introduced to innovative and alternative treatments which he incorporated into his practices allowing him to offer an even broader set of options to his patients. After returning to Russell he relocated back to Medicine Hat. After two years he opened Southside Dental, a practice where he could use the knowledge and experience he had obtained to deliver the kind of care he would wish to receive in a positive environment.
Dr. Witzke’s latest project is the construction and operation of a hospital grade operating theatre with his father Dr. Ron W Witzke. This will allow the people of Medicine Hat and area to obtain Medical and Dental procedures under sedation and general anaesthesia in a state of the art facility eliminating the need to travel to other cities.
- Dental Council of New Zealand
- Certified Canadian Dental Examining Board
- Certified American Dental Examining Board
- Certified Academy of General Dentistry Fellowship Recipient
- Canadian Dental Association
RochelleHi, I'm Rochelle, a registered Dental Hygienist and Assistant at Southside. In my spare time, I enjoy camping, fishing and spending time with my family.
Medical Office Assistant
MeghanI'm Meghan. I grew up in Lethbridge and moved to Medicine Hat five years ago. I took the Medical Office Assistant course here in Medicine Hat. My husband and I started our own welding company a few years ago. When I have free time, I can be found in Cypress Hills camping with my husband and three kids, or taking the jeep out muddin'. I have a love for riding on the motorcycle, running mud obstacle races and hitting the gym. Anyways, I look forward to seeing you at Southside Dental.
Registered Dental Assistant
MichelleHi, my name is Michelle. I am a registered dental assistant. I have been a dental assistant for twelve years and took my course in Halifax, NS. I was born in NS but grew up in Brooks, AB and moved to Medicine Hat in 2011. I enjoy travelling and camping, and relaxing with my cat Raven.
JennyJenny attended Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, completing the Dental Hygiene program and receiving a Bachelor of Science in Biology. Jenny spent time working in Nova Scotia and Northern Alberta before moving to beautiful Medicine Hat in 2011. Jenny enjoys traveling, cooking, physical fitness as well as spending time with her husband and two young children.
CatrinaCatrina grew up in Eston Saskatchewan. After graduating from high school, she moved out to Medicine Hat to study arts and science at the college. She then returned back to Saskatchewan to take her dental assisting in Regina at SIAST. Catrina then worked as a dental assistant for over a year being accepted into the Dental Hygiene program at SIAST in Regina. Now, living back in Medicine Hat as a registered dental hygienist, Catrina prefers to spend her spare time with her dog, family and friends. When not here in Alberta, she heads home to Saskatchewan to visit family and friends in her hometown or at her family's cabin at Clearwater Lake regional park. Among many of her interests, Catrina also has a passion for art and traveling when she can.
Registered Dental Assistant
HeatherHi! My name is Heather. I am a registered dental assistant and took my training at SIAST in Regina. I am married to Richard and we have one son. My husband farms in Saskatchewan and we enjoy going to Candle Lake. I have been lucky to travel to many countries and hope to see more. I have a passion for golf and spending time with my friends.
Registered Dental Assistant
BritneyHey! My name is Britney. I am married to Randy and between us we have 3 beautiful girls. In my spare time, I enjoy downhill mountain biking, snowboarding and spending time with my family. I am a registered dental assistant and took my training through Vancouver Community College. I joined the team at Southside Dental in October 2013 and am very passionate about dentistry and helping people.