Concept Dental Centre

About Us

Concept Dental Centre in Prince George, British Columbia is a welcoming dental environment with a knowledgeable and friendly team to help make your experience a positive one. Led by Dr. Rickards who is one of Prince George's premiere dentists and foremost expert in cosmetic dentistry.

Welcome to Concept Dental Centre. We would love the opportunity to talk to you about you and your families dental needs.

Dr. Rickards

Dr. Christopher Rickards has been practicing dentistry in Prince George since 1983. In addition to general dentistry he has a particular interest in Cosmetic Dentistry and Temporomandibular Joint Management (TMJ).

Dr. Rickards is a member of the Canadian Academy for Esthetic Dentistry and the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. He is committed to life-long learning and continues to participate in continuing education opportunities on an annual basis.

Dr. Rickards holds DDS degree from McGill University as well as certificates in Implant placement and Closed Sinus Lift, Cosmetic & Reconstructive Perio Surgery, Laser Dentistry, Center For Advanced Dental Study in TMJ Diagnostics and Management, Advanced Techniques in Aesthetic Dentistry & Occlusion.

He is also a member of the, Academy of Microscope Enhanced Dentistry.


Our Team

Annie Hall

Annie loves all aspects of working at Concept Dental but particularly enjoys her relationships with our patients and the Concept dental team. Currently working at the reception desk she has been a part of the team for more than 20 years. She holds a Medical Office Assistant Certificate from College of New Caledonia, a Certified Dental Assisting Certificate from UBC and a Dental Assisting Certificate from Vancouver Vocational Institute.

Melissa McKenzie

Melissa is passionate about the health and wellbeing of our patients. She has been with us since April 2011 and is a graduate of the College of New Caledonia where she earned her Dental Hygiene Diploma with the Dean's award.

Linda Reitberger

Linda has been a part of our team since 2001 and her favorite part of dentistry is the opportunity for lifelong learning. Dentistry is always changing and Continuing Education courses allow Linda to build on her Dental Assisting Certificate that she earned from the College of New Caledonia.

Dusty Orcutt

Dusty loves educating people about how to have a healthy smile. She takes great satisfaction when patients exhibit a confidence boost after cosmetic surgery or major dental work. Dusty enjoys working with patients to reduce dental anxiety and makes sure the patient understands what to expect when undergoing a procedure. Dusty graduated from the College of New Caledonia in June 2011.

Maura O'Neill

Maura graduated from College of New Caledonia in June of 2012 with her Certified Dental Assisting Certificate. She loves the diversity of working in our high tech office and enjoys the on going learning. One of her greatest joys, is getting to know her patients and creating a caring and comfortable atmosphere for them.

"It's a great feeling to see a patient leave satisfied and happy!"
~ Maura O'Neill.

Susan MacMillan

Creating a beautiful smile and seeing a patient's confidence grow is what makes dentistry so special for Susan. A part of our team since 1993 Susan has studied Chair Side Dental Assisting, Reception and more recently Radiography and Practice Management.

Pamela Ramnes

Pam has been with Concept Dental since 1994 and loves being a part of creating beautiful healthy smiles for our patients. She holds the "Dean's Leadership Award" in Dental Hygiene; the "Clinical Achievement Award in Dental Assisting", as well as Prosothodontic and Dental Hygiene Diploma with honours, all from the College of New Caledonia.

Brittany Ringdahl

Brittany enjoys working with patients to overcome dental anxiety, as well as planning and adapting treatments to fit the need of the individual. She is trained in Laser Assisted Periodontal Therapy, as well as earning a Diploma with Honours in Dental Hygiene from the College of New Caledonia.

Jennifer Murray

Upon entering Concept Dental Centre, you will be welcomed by Jennifer and her friendly smile. She is caring and dedicated to helping you feel as comfortable as possible during your visit here.


Our Passion

Concept Dental Centre features a state of the art dental facility and offers leading edge technologies in the dental services we provide. Our team encourages our patients to value their oral and general health through information and example and we hope that through these simple concepts we are able to develop healthy lifestyles and lasting relationships.


Continuing Education

Dr. Rickards believes in continuing education and life-long learning for himself and his Concept Dental team. Dr. Rickard has taken extensive courses concerning the Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) and has studied under Dr. Peter Dawson at the Dawson Centre for Advanced Dental Study in St. Petersburg, Florida. Dr.Rickards studied cosmetic dentistry in New York over twelve years ago. He has continually updated his knowledge and has also been an instructor at the Advanced Aesthetic Continuum. As well, Dr.Rickards sought out the best known dentist in the world for direct composites (white fillings). The dentist, Dr. Neuton Fahl, was practicing in Curitada, Brazil. Dr.Rickards went to see Dr.Falh and spent a week in his office learning directly from him.

To summarize, whenever possible, Dr.Rickards will seek out some of the best clinicians in the world, and learn directly from them.

Team members are encouraged to enhance their skills through continuing education programs available at local colleges and beyond. The entire team attends the Pacific Dental Conference where hundreds of open lectures and hands-on courses are available for the advancement of their skills.


New Patients Welcome

New patients are always welcome at Concept Dental Centre. When you visit us for the first time you will receive a complimentary "New Patient Orientation" to ensure you fully understand the philosophies we follow and the services we can offer you. We pride ourselves on providing comprehensive and personalized care as well as the latest technology. We want to get to know you early in our relationship – to understand your needs, overcome your fears, and gain your trust. We will provide you with the same dental care we expect for ourselves – the best possible.

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