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Rick is one of the Denturists at Advanced Technique Denture Centre Ltd.
Rick was born and raised in Lethbridge, Alberta. In 1995, Rick left Lethbridge and re-located to Edmonton, Alberta to attend the Dental Laboratory Technician Program at the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (N.A.I.T.) which he completed and graduated in 1997. He then returned to Lethbridge and worked for a local dental lab for six years where he was involved with all aspects of dental prosthetics including complete dentures, partial dentures, orthodontic appliances, and implant cases.
In 2002, Rick went back to Edmonton to attend the Denturist Technology Program at N.A.I.T. In 2004, Rick graduated with honours from the Denturist Technology Program. During his attendance in the Denturist Technology Program, Rick worked part time in a denture clinic where he gained a wide range of experience in the Denturist field. Upon completing and graduating from the Denturist Technology Program, Rick interned under a certified Denturist for two years and then completed and passed the Denturist practical exam and became a Certified Denturist to practice in Alberta. Immediately after this achievement, Rick took a small business class and then proceeded to open up his own denture clinic, Advanced Technique Denture Centre Ltd.
Rick enjoys the Denturist profession and has a passion and desire to create the best possible dentures to meet each individuals needs and to provide the highest level of service to his clients at Advanced Technique Denture Centre Ltd. We welcome new patients to call our office to make an appointment for a free consultation today.
In January 2014, Hector Castaneda relocated to Lethbridge and is glad to join the Lethbridge community through Advanced Technique Denture Centre Ltd.
Hector arrived in Canada in December 2004 with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery from Columbia. After earning his Ontario Intra Oral Dental Assistant License, he worked as a Dental Assistant from 2008 to 2010 in London, Ontario. During his former years as a Dentist in Colombia he loved to bring the smile back to patients with complete or partial missing teeth. This passion led him to pursue his Diploma from George Brown College as a Denturist. He was awarded the Dean’s Award for Academic and Clinical Excellence and graduated with honours in 2013.
Hector is fluent in both Spanish and English.