Our Doctors



Dr. Paul West, D.D.S.

Dr. Paul West, graduated from University of Alberta in 2003 with a Doctor of Dental Surgery.  Upon graduation, he moved with his family to Lacombe and after working for two years in Red Deer, began working at Lacombe Dental Clinic in 2005.  In 2007, Dr. West joined Dr. Lowry as a partner in the Clinic.

Dr. West is looking forward to continuing practicing dentistry and living in Lacombe.  He is a member of the Alberta Dental Association, and the Canadian Dental Association.

Dr. Mika Wierenga, D.D.S.

Dr. Mika (pronounced "mee ka") brings a unique quality to our office with her great chairside manner and ability to ease patients with her reassuring smile.

Dr. Mika is a local to the area, born in Red Deer and has resided in Lacombe all of her life. She is a graduate of Red Deer College and Burman University where she completed her Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology. This prepared her for further training at the University of Alberta School of Dentistry in Edmonton receiving her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree.

Dr. Mika enjoys spending time with family and friends, baking, running, yoga, traveling and volunteering - including a number of dental mission trips overseas. Most importantly she enjoys spending time riding the tractor with her farmer/entrepreneur husband Jonathan and being a mother to their newest addition, Jase.

Dr. Justin McMurray, D.D.S.

Dr. McMurray is a kind, family-oriented man dedicated to investing in the community.  He grew up in the small town of Cardston, Alberta.  He studied at Lethbridge College, University of Lethbridge, and University of Saskatchewan before earning his Bachelor in Medical Sciences and Doctor of Dental Surgery degrees at the University of Alberta. Dr. McMurray is a member of the Alberta Dental Association & College.

Dr. McMurray enjoys spending time with his wife Jaclyn and daughter Molly.  He loves his wife’s cooking, mountain biking, waterskiing, spending time in the outdoors and playing sports.

Dr. Elisabeth Specht, D.D.S.

Dr. Elisabeth Specht is a proud native of Lacombe, growing up on a farm just off Milton Road. After completing her physical therapy degree in 1999, she returned to the University of Alberta to graduate with a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree in 2007. She then completed a General Practice Residency at the University of Alberta Hospital.  For five years, she happily continued to work there to treat people that were severely medically-compromised.  Following this, she worked in the Northwest Territories for several years. 

It was through these experiences that she realized her biggest passions in dentistry: dental surgery, and dental sedation.   “As a child, I was always very fearful of going to the dentist.  I can now take that memory and transform it into a better, gentler experience for my patients. If I can make your dental appointments easier on you, then I will be happy.”

When she is not working, Dr. Specht loves to travel. She has travelled to Colombia, Peru, Nicaragua and Cambodia with the dental charity Kindness in Action to provide dental care to people in remote, under-served and under-privileged areas.

Dr. Mike Lowry, D.D.S.

Dr. Lowry graduated from the University of Alberta with his Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree in 1983. In the four years that followed, he practiced at the Canadian Forces Base in Edmonton. In 1987, Dr. Lowry acquired his own practice in Lacombe and has been here ever since.

He enjoys all aspects of dentistry and is a member of the Alberta Dental Association and College, and the Canadian Dental Association.