We are a family friendly general dentistry clinic in Red Deer County, AB serving a patient base from all over Central Alberta. In 2019 we outgrew our downtown location (where we practiced general dentistry for years as Whitehead Family Dental) and moved our dental practice to Gasoline Alley where we continue to serve our growing patient family. Same genuine dental care, same great staff, different location!
Dr. Darren Whitehead
Darren grew up in Southern Alberta where he developed a love for all things outdoors; he continues to pursue this passion as often as he can with his wife and three kids.
After graduating with a Bachelor of Science from the University of Lethbridge in 2009, Darren attended Dental School at the University of Detroit Mercy. He graduated in 2013 and has been practicing dentistry in Red Deer since then. He has a wide range of clinical experience and a solid knowledge base that he continues to develop through a passion for learning. Darren is proud to continue to offer the legacy of excellent care that has been provided by our staff to you, our patient family, as we transition to a different practice location.
Darren would like to extend a very warm welcome to our patients from us here at Gasoline Alley Dental!
Christa has been a dental assistant for over 35 years; 26 of those years have been spent working side by side with Dr. Whitehead and his predecessor. She enjoys meeting and working with all of our patients and is excellent at explaining procedures to help educate and ensure a positive dental experience for each individual.
In her spare time, Christa enjoys travelling, especially if a beach is involved, skiing, and cycling with her family. She has recently become a grandma and has had her heart stolen by two new grandchildren!
Ell graduated as a Registered Dental Hygienist from the University of Alberta in 2010 and has been cleaning teeth and taking care of patients at our dental practice for three years. She grew up in Innisfail and is happy to call Red Deer home. Ellisha enjoys getting to know patients of all ages and is a very likable hygienist with a gentle but effective touch.
Outside of work, she enjoys skiing, travelling, reading, and camping with her husband. Ell is currently on maternity leave where she is enjoying some rest, relaxation, and snuggle time with her first baby!
Pam graduated as a Registered Dental Assistant from Columbia College in Calgary in 2000 and has been working on and off in our dental practice for 15 years. She has an easygoing personality and adaptability that allows her to enjoy working with our young patients and patients that are young at heart!
In her spare time, Pam likes to hang out with her husband and daughter doing work around their acreage and playing with their dog.
Jessica graduated with Honors from Texas State Technical College in 2011 as a Registered Dental Hygienist. She began her hygiene career in a dental office in Saskatchewan before moving with her family to Red Deer where she joined our practice in the spring of 2017. Jessica loves the variety of patients she gets to treat in our office and enjoys being able to offer a range of skills and knowledge to promote and help our patients achieve excellent oral hygiene.
When she isn’t busy cleaning teeth, Jessica enjoys spending time with her husband and two young boys, being active both indoors and out.
Michelle is the newest member of our team, but she isn’t new to dental hygiene. She has been a Registered Dental Hygienist for ten years, graduating with Honors from Oxford College in Toronto. Michelle enjoys building relationships with our patients of all ages and likes interacting with each of them on a regular basis.
In her spare time, Michelle enjoys spending quality time with her husband and two girls doing things like bike riding on the trails in the city, swimming, camping, and just being together.
Crystal brings a plethora of customer service experience to the dental office, having worked in the spa industry for over 16 years. She decided to change career course a bit by taking the Dental Office Assistant course at the Academy of Learning in Red Deer in 2017. Shortly after graduating, Crystal came to work in our office and has become a valuable asset to our administration team.
In her free time, Crystal enjoys being outdoors with her husband fishing, camping, sitting around the fire, and visiting their Southern Alberta stomping grounds.