SOURCE: Spearmint Dental

Spearmint Dental is a leader in Edmonton dental cosmetics and comprehensive dentistry.

October 20, 2014 18:24 ET

Edmonton Dental Practice Adds New Dentist Skilled in Orthodontics and Pediatric Dentistry

EDMONTON, AB--(Marketwired - October 20, 2014) - Dr. Sean Bhasin, a premier Edmonton cosmetic dentist, has added an experienced and qualified dentist who is highly trained in all aspects of dentistry.

Dr. Nathan Kern, the team dentist for the NHL Edmonton Oilers, joined the staff at Spearmint Dental on Sept. 23. He is a 1994 graduate of the University of Alberta and a general dentist skilled in orthodontics, dental implants and pediatric dentistry. Spearmint Dental's staff said its dedicated patients are already impressed with Dr. Kern's professional and gentle chair-side manner.

He will be available for appointments at Spearmint Dental's Southwest Edmonton location from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays and again 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursdays at the Northwest Edmonton dental clinic site. Dr. Kern is welcoming new patients at Spearmint Dental as well as patients he has treated for years while practicing in Edmonton.

"Dr. Kern has an extremely loyal following of patients who are excited about this new chapter in his career," said Dr. Bhasin, the owner and operator of Spearmint Dental. "With his extensive experience in providing excellent cosmetic and restorative dentistry, we are certain Dr. Kern will be a perfect fit for our patients." Through his position with the Edmonton Oilers, Dr. Kern has an extensive background in assessing and repairing tooth trauma and sports-related injuries to teeth. He also travels abroad to treat children who are living in developing countries without access to dental care.

"Our patients and staff are excited to work with Dr. Kern, who has proven to be a tremendously versatile dentist and great humanitarian," Dr. Bhasin said.

Dr. Kern and his wife Patti have three children: Jacob, Cameron and Kendra. Dr. Kern is an avid sportsman and currently coaches his sons in volleyball.

Spearmint Dental's quality staff offers a multitude of services and treatments, including preventative care, cosmetic dentistry, crowns, dental implants, All on Four dental implants, bridges, dentures, wisdom teeth extractions, restorations, teeth whitening, veneers, Invisalign, root canals, sedation dentistry, endodontics and dental appliance sleep apnea treatment.

Dr. Bhasin holds a bachelor's degree from Wayne State University in Detroit and a master's degree from the School of Dentistry at the University of Detroit Mercy. He has been practicing dentistry since 1998. Before he bought his first private practice in Michigan in 2002, Dr. Bhasin completed his residency in the United States Air Force, where he earned an honorable discharge.

Dr. Bhasin moved to Edmonton in 2009, and in 2011, he completed his 500 hours of continuing education and passed a rigorous examination to earn the honor of Fellowship from the Academy of General Dentistry. Dr. Bhasin is currently working to achieve a Mastership level from the Academy of General Dentistry, a prestigious recognition earned by fewer than 5 percent of dentists practicing in North America.

Dr. James Thomas, an Edmonton native, graduated from the University of Alberta School of Dentistry in 1978. Following graduation, Dr. Thomas opened a practice on the west side of Edmonton, which is now part of the Spearmint Dental practice. Dr. Thomas has worked as a part-time clinical instructor at the University of Alberta and volunteers at the SHINE Dental Clinic, which is managed by university students. The clinic provides free dental services to Edmonton youth. Dr. Thomas has a passion for providing dental care to children, having completed eight mission trips to developing countries.

To learn more about affordable dental implants, how much teeth veneers cost or any other Spearmint Dental service, or to speak with an oral health professional, visit the website at or call the offices at 780-438-0045 (11440 17 Ave., Southwest Edmonton, AB) or 780-481-3216 (7554 178 St. Northwest Edmonton, AB).

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