Meet Dr. Wes Carlson


Caring for People and their Smiles

Dr. Wes Carlson loves getting to know his patients. He wants to learn about their lives: where they’re from, what’s their family like, what are their interests and hobbies. Meeting people from diverse backgrounds and professions enriches Dr. Carlson’s life. He finds that he learns from each patient and treasures his conversations with them.

Dr. Carlson started his working life as an engineer. After several years in the field, he discovered that spending his days in front of a computer wasn’t fulfilling. Instead, he wanted regular interaction with people and to directly help others.

Professionally, Dr. Carlson is committed to providing ethical dental care.   Personally, he is committed to building lasting relationships with his patients, while helping them achieve healthy and wonderful smiles.

Education and Continuing Education

  • Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering, University of Victoria
  • Doctor of Dental Surgery, University of Alberta

Dr. Carlson is constantly expanding his knowledge and skills as a dentist. 

Professional Affiliations

  • Canadian Dental Association
  • Alberta Dental Association and College
  • Royal Astronomical Society of Canada

Personal Life

Dr. Carlson grew up in Kaslo, BC. He’s lived here in Edmonton since 2012, with his wife Amy and three young children, Ben and Arden, and Simon.  When he’s not working, Dr. Carlson is usually chasing his kids around and playing with them. He also enjoys working in the yard and around his home.

Time with his family is Dr. Carlson’s top priority away from work. He especially enjoys traveling with them. Other interests include fishing, spending time at Kootenay Lake during the summer, astronomy, woodworking, and reading.