Canmore Downtown Dental was founded by Dr. Lloyd Evans in 1978. Lloyd is an active member in the community, having spent all of his adult years in Canmore and has recently retired from Canmore Downtown Dental.
Dr. Jonathan Bagley practiced in Banff from 1991-2010 in a local dental office and was proud to take ownership of Canmore Downtown Dental in 2007. Jonathan and his team are proud owners in this community and are involved in several local corporate sponsorships including – Canmore Eagles Junior A hockey team and the Canmore Illusions Gymnastics Club.
DR. JONATHAN BAGLEY
Dr. Jonathan Bagley was raised in Calgary, the eldest of six children. He attended the University of Calgary in a three year honors Zoology Program, then graduated from Dentistry with distinction in 1991 from University of Alberta. His passion for education has not stopped, as he continues to enroll in advanced dental studies and programs. He moved to Banff, Alberta after graduating in 1991 where he worked and owned his Banff Dental Care practice until September 2010, almost 20 years! In 2007, Dr. Bagley became the owner of his second practice in Canmore with Dr. Lloyd Evans, Canmore Downtown Dental.
Dr. Bagley now practices solely in Canmore and is happy to be close to home and his kids. He married his wife, Sheila, in 1999 and they have two active children, Benjamin and Sarah that kept them busy. Over the years, Dr. Bagley and his wife, Sheila have volunteered in many community programs with their children such as being leaders in Girl Guides & Scouting, helping with Jackrabbits Cross Country Ski Club, coaching youth soccer, leading youth mountain biking groups, volunteering on the board for Gymnastics and helping out in various school volunteer roles. Over the years, Dr. Bagley has thrived off living in the mountains and enjoyed many outdoor activities like x-country and downhill skiing, ski touring, rock and ice climbing, back country camping and hiking, mountain biking, golfing and sea kayaking. Now with busy children, you are more likely to find him at the recreation centre or in hockey rinks and golf courses around Alberta with his family. Dr. Bagley started to play piano before he discovered reading at the age of four and continues to play when he gets the chance, or help teach his children how to play. Dr. Bagley looks forward to practicing in his beautifully modern, state-of-the-art clinic on Main Street Canmore for many years to come, where he calls this great Bow Valley community “home”!
Dr. Bagley’s Memberships & Credentials:
Dr. Gesa Loga
Dr. Gesa Loga began her post-secondary education at the University of Calgary then later attended Mount Royal University where she focused her studies on general sciences. Following her undergraduate studies, she moved to Saskatoon to pursue her dental education. She obtained her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from the University of Saskatchewan. Upon graduation, she returned closer to her Calgary home to join Canmore Downtown Dental.
Dr. Gesa believes in excellent patient care and making all interactions with her patients a comfortable and enjoyable experience. During her free time, she enjoys the outdoors, hiking, yoga and spending time with her family. She is also passionate about travelling and tasting culturally diverse foods. One of her goals is to participate in dental missions to provide dental care to under-served communities. Dr. Gesa will be travelling alongside Dr. Evans to Guatemala in March to provide free dental care to several communities.
DR. VIOLET NEWMAN, GENERAL DENTIST
Dr. Violet Newman practices as general dentist. She graduated dental school in 2001 from Iuliu Hațieganu University in Cluj-Napoca, the capital city of Transylvania, Romania. After a year of internship at the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgical Clinic in Cluj, she started her residency program in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery along with second degree in General Medicine. She then moved to Toronto, Canada in the year 2005 and received her DDS (Doctor of Dental Surgery) degree in 2009 with honours from the Faculty of Dentistry at University of Toronto.
In 2009, she moved to Calgary and worked as an associate dentist until 2010. After which, she took over as owner of Lakeview Dental Centre. She was trained and certified to administer neuromodulators such as BOTOX® and XEOMIN® at the University of Alberta. She also does BOTOX® treatments and cosmetic surgical procedures. Although she is passionate about oral surgery, she practices other aspects of dentistry including root canals, extractions, wisdom teeth, gum surgery, implants, crowns, bridges and veneers, dentures, and dental treatment for children.
She is happily married to Dr. Alex Newman (owner of Eastport Dental Centre) and they have a 5 year old son and a 12 year old daughter. In her spare time, she loves to spend time with her family and keep very active, enjoying skiing, martial arts (Taekwondo), fishing, hiking and boating.
She understands the different expectations patients have and she strives to achieve them all. She enjoys working with all age groups and uses her knowledge and skills along with the latest technology to help patients achieve not only a beautiful smile but also optimal oral health. She takes pride in staying current with all continuing education courses and is currently a member of the Alberta Dental Association, the Canadian Dental Association and the University of Toronto Alumni Association.
Attempting to pack a dental clinic into three hockey bags is no easy feat, but each year that is how our Dental Mission begins! The 2019 Mission trip will be Dr. Evans's twelfth time travelling to the Northern highlands of Guatemala with various staff members to provide care for locals in need of dental care.
We never know exactly what to expect, but spending each day with the Mayan families is a Gift! The first day of the clinic is always greeted by a long line of eager faces; some arriving as early as 4:00 AM and having walked several miles to get to us. The room that holds our makeshift dental set-up is hot, dusty, has no running water, and has a floor lamp to provide some lighting. It is a challenging space to work in, but we manage to treat hundreds of kids and adults each year. One look at the people waiting and we know we will be pushing ourselves to see everyone waiting, unfortunately the line never seems to end, and at the end of each week we would pull ourselves away feeling that our work was incomplete. This is what motivates us to keep heading back each year; without the intervention of volunteers, the people are all but forgotten. We shared laughs, tears, and also the occasional soccer game against the local children.
The villagers show their gratitude by offering us homemade meals, snacks, candy, or handpicked fruit. Even though they could likely not afford to give away so much, they are insistent on sharing what little they have. The best gratitude is shown with a heartfelt hug from many of the patients we treat! Several of the village children show up, eager to help us in any way they can.
The first year that we went on this trip, we were expecting to help people much less fortunate than ourselves. We left with a new understanding and renewed appreciation of what it is that makes a person “fortunate”. What the Mayan people may lack in material possessions they certainly make up for in spirit, community, and family values. The experiences shared among the volunteers are a dynamic, life-changing kind, and we would not hesitate to do the whole thing over again and again!
We want to thank the Bow Valley Community for showing their generosity and support of our endeavours over the years! Without donations from local businesses, community members and our dental supply companies, we would not be able to do trip each year.
Canmore Downtown Dental has been a proud sponsor of local sports teams and organizations over the year. We are proud to be one of the many corporate sponsors for our AJHL Canmore Eagles Team. Dr Bagley was asked in recent years if he would be the Team's Dentist. We offer complimentary Sports Guards to the players to help protect their smile and are available for any emergency dental needs they have during games as well as basic dental care needed over the course of their year playing in Canmore. We have also enjoyed being a corporate sponsor for the Canmore Illusion Gymnastics Club. Dr. Bagley has enjoyed watching his daughter Sarah grow as an athlete in this club and he and his wife are happy to help the club meet goals with the help of sponsorships and volunteering time. Dr. Bagley has sponsored adult basketball teams in the past too, and had fun watching some of the games.
Incredibly Impressed of the Service
“Canmore Downtown Dental went absolutely above and beyond for me. I was visiting from BC for a wedding. At the same time, I also managed to require some emergency dental work. I was in a lot of pain! Their office got me in right away, were kind, took care of the issue and the doctor gave me her cell in case anything got worse over the weekend! So incredibly impressed of the service I received as a non-patient. Thank you.”
- Robyn R.