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Meet Our Team

Our knowledgeable and caring dental professionals and administrative staff are happy to meet you and help you get the dental care you need. 

We want to provide exceptional care in a caring environment. So to make you a little more comfortable during your appointment, you can get to know some of our staff below. 


Our Dentists

Dr. Paul West, D.D.S.

Dr. West grew up in a small Southern Alberta town. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science from the University of Lethbridge before completing his Dental Degree at the University of Alberta in 2003. After graduating, he and his family moved to Lacombe and he began working at Lacombe Dental Clinic in 2005.

Dr. West is passionate about providing the highest quality care to his patients and treats everyone as he would his family. He enjoys attending courses to keep current with dentistry's latest techniques and materials. He has been a long-time member of the Central Alberta Dental Society. Dr. West is a registered member of the Alberta Dental Association, the College of Dental Surgeons of Alberta, and the Canadian Dental Association.

When not at the clinic - he is busy with his 5 kids. He is also a long-time member of the Lacombe Rotary Club. 

His passion over the past few years has been triathlon; he has completed 3 Ironman 70.3 races and other shorter-distance triathlons.  He can be found swimming, biking or running all around Lacombe.

Dr. Justin McMurray, D.D.S.

Dr. Justin 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, the University of Lethbridge, and the University of Saskatchewan before earning his Bachelor's in Medical Sciences and Doctor of Dental Surgery degrees at the University of Alberta. 

He enjoys spending time with his wife, Jaclyn, and children, Molly, Libby and Ross. He loves eating his wife’s cooking, mountain biking, waterskiing, spending time outdoors and playing sports.

Dr. McMurray is a member of the Alberta Dental Association & College.

Dr. Elisabeth Specht, D.D.S.

Dr. Elisabeth Specht is a proud native of Lacombe, growing up on a farm just off Milton Road. She graduated from the University of Alberta with her 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 worked there to treat severely medically compromised patients. Following her residency, she worked in the Northwest Territories for several years. 

Through these experiences, she realized her biggest passion was in dentistry, specifically dental surgery and dental sedation. She also recognized the challenges faced by patients who live in smaller municipalities in accessing dental care; this is why Dr. Specht has partnered with several clinics throughout Alberta to make dental surgery and sedation more accessible.
On a more personal level, Dr. Specht loves to spend quality time with her beloved husband, Bernhard, her family and friends. She also enjoys cuddling with her dogs, playing the piano, gardening, and cooking. Travelling is also high on her list of favourite things to do. She has travelled to Colombia, Peru, Nicaragua, Cambodia and Ecuador with the dental charity Kindness in Action to provide dental care to people in remote and under-served areas.

Dr. Devon Lynn, D.D.S.

Dr. Devon Lynn was born, raised, and attended college in Red Deer. He completed his first degree at the University of Alberta with a Bachelor of Science. The next adventure would take him and his wife Tiffany across the world to study dentistry in Australia. While living abroad, they welcomed two sons into their lives.

Dr. Lynn values kindness and honesty as well as the delivery of quality dental care. He believes that he can make a difference in patients’ lives by encouraging them to be active in their treatment decision process, and educating them as to how they can maintain a healthy smile for life.

He enjoys spending time with his wife and two sons, rock climbing, snowboarding, and cooking.

Dr. Lynn is a registered member of the College of Dental Surgeons of Alberta.

Our Dental Assistants


Ali has been a dental assistant since 2012 and joined the Lacombe Dental team in 2013. In her free time she loves to spend time with her husband and two young girls, getting outside and enjoying all the activities that Lacombe has to offer.


Bailey has been a RDA II since 2015. She grew up in a small community close to Lacombe and loves that she gets to live and work where she grew up. When she’s not at work, she enjoys skiing, eating chocolate, and snuggling her pooch, Penny.


Brett has been an RDA since 2020 and joined the Lacombe Dental team in 2023. When not at work he’s coaching hockey, spending time with his family, fishing or doing anything outdoors.


Cara achieved her RDA II status in 1989.  She's been on the Lacombe Dental team since 2015. Outside of the office she loves to watch her daughter take part in the rodeo and her son play lacrosse. Art is her passion with travel, knitting, crocheting & cross-stitching a close second.


Corinne has been a dental assistant since 1988, and has been working at Lacombe Dental for 20 years.  She likes to exercise, sew and enjoys being with her kids and grandkids.


Erin has been working as a RDA II since 2005. She moved to Lacombe in 2020 and loves the community. She enjoys spending her free time with her family, reading, hiking and baking. 


Irene has been a dental assistant since 1982, and joined the Lacombe Dental team in 2023. She brings many years of experience as a dental assistant, and enjoys learning new skills and ways of doing things unique to each clinic.  When not at work, she enjoys the simple things of life: making music, fluffing her empty nest, and loving when the grandkids call her 'oma'. 


Kristal graduated from KDM as a dental assistant in 2014. Kristal and her family moved to Lacombe along with their 2 golden retrievers, and Kristal joined Lacombe Dental in 2022. Her favourite things to do are spending time with her family, walking and spin class.



Pam has been part of the Lacombe Dental team since 2011 and has been a dental assistant since 1998.  She loves to get outside and tries to have her camera in tow when she does.  She is known for her obsession with music, coffee, cats and wine.

Our Dental Hygentists


After marrying and having two kids, Camilla decided to become a dental hygienist. She achieved her Baccalaureate of Science in Dental Hygiene. Camilla's home life is happy and full with five children, a husband, two dogs and a small acreage. 


Jamie graduated in 2008 as a dental hygienist and moved here from Ontario to practice. She has been part of the Lacombe Dental team since 2012. She has a deep love of cats, and fosters and helps with rescues when she can.


Jose graduated as a Dentist in 1991 in his native country – Columbia. Upon coming to Canada, he graduated as a Dental Hygienist in Ontario before moving to Alberta in 2008. Jose enjoys riding his mountain bike, reading books and spending time with his family and friends. He is excited to serve the beautiful community of Lacombe.


Karly recently moved to Central Alberta with her growing family. She is excited to contribute as a new team member and positively impact the  wellbeing of patients Outside of work she enjoys travel, sports, and the outdoors.


Mackenna graduated from the University of Alberta with her Dental Hygiene Degree and set her sights on Lacombe for its close-knit community. She grew up in Slave Lake but is familiar with Central Alberta as her family spends each Summer on Gull Lake. When she isn't reading a book or binge-watching the latest show, she's out running and training for her next half-marathon! 


Robyn graduated from the Dental Hygiene program at the University of Alberta in 2006.  She grew up in Lacombe and loves living & working in Central Alberta. Robyn, her husband and son love to spend their free time outdoors and building with Lego.


Rylee moved to Lacombe with her husband, son, stepson and puppy Piper. She has been a dental hygienist since 2018 and loves to interact with her patients. She enjoys hockey, golf, and snowboarding. She loves to curl up on the couch with a bowl of popcorn!

Our Front Desk & Office Team


Joan moved to Lacombe from Red Deer in 1995 and joined the Lacombe Dental team in 2004.  She works on the front desk and can assist you with booking appointments, processing insurance claims, estimates, and much more.


Linda moved here in 1985. She has worked in the health care field for 30 years, and has been at Lacombe Dental Clinic since 2005. She is a life-long learner, a TED talk member and listens to podcasts. She also enjoys weight lifting, spin biking and running.


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Nobiel moved to Lacombe from the Philippines in 2016. She joined Lacombe Dental back in the summer of 2022 and went back to school to finish her studies in Biological Sciences. Since graduated in April of 2023, she’s back and excited to be part of the team once again. Nobiel enjoys reading and spending time with family and friends during her time outside of the clinic.


Tania joined the Lacombe Dental team in 2017 as the Office Manager. She came to the clinic with 20+ years of experience in an office setting, and hit the ground running. She loves to walk, run, camp & do pretty much anything outside to enjoy the beauty around her.


Tashina got her first job in a dental office in 2003 and has been loving it ever since. She’s worked in several offices in the cities, but is happy to be back serving in her hometown community. Outside of the office she loves to read, and play games. She can also be found chasing her 2 busy boys around the house and trying anything active – especially volleyball and rock climbing.