About Choice Dental Group

We're for Dentists, by Dentists.

We provide the support our partners need to be more confident and less stressed at work.

At Choice Dental Group, we know that dentistry can be a stressful occupation and that every practice is comprised of real people with feelings and emotions. That is why we strive to deliver a mindful, personal, patient centered environment for dental professionals who need help growing their careers or are looking to take a step back from their already busy practices.

We want to partner with you.

Our goal is to strive to be the best possible choice for growth in dental professionals and dental care; a place for both Dentists and Patients. If you need help with the day-to-day operations of your dental practice or are looking for a solid support system, full of resources to help you succeed in the dental industry, we would love to hear from you.

Once we get to know a bit more about you and your business and we determine that we’re the right fit for each other, we would be happy to chat with you about forming a mutually beneficial partnership.

Some of the clinics operating under our banner include:

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We look out for you.

Thanks to our friendly team members who have years of Dental experience, we are able to use our knowledge of the Dental industry to support practices with the answers and information they need to be successful. Our partners never have to go it alone when they’re with us.

At Choice Dental Group, we offer a selection of resources and services for our partners to help them run smooth and successful Dental practices. The information we are able to provide, based on our Dental experience, can also be an essential tool for training new graduates and dentists who want to advance their careers.

Meet our team

Dr. Scott Walburger

Dr. Scott Walburger

General Dentist - Owner

Growing up on the family farm just outside of Cardston, AB, Dr. Walburger knew he wanted to work with his hands, so he started his first dental career as a denturist. The surgical aspect of replacing missing teeth with implant-supported dentures was fascinating to him, so he went back to school to become a dentist, pursuing his Bachelor of Science from Lethbridge University and then earning his Doctor of Dental Surgery from the University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry.

As a Lethbridge dentist, Dr. Walburger looks at the mouth as a whole—as a reflection of your oral and overall health and with an eye to how he can address your concerns and desires. Getting to know you and your individual needs is Dr. Walburger’s priority so he can not only create the healthy smile you want but also tailor your dental experience to meet your individual needs.

Dr. Walburger and his wife and three children love living in Southern Alberta. It’s a great place to be active in a variety of indoor and outdoor pursuits. The kids enjoy playing soccer, volleyball, and football as well as playing piano and creating beautiful art. Dr. Walburger loves to tinker and always has a project on the go. Some of his hobbies include riding motorcycles and boating in the summer. In winter, he enjoys snowmobiling and playing with the kids and the family dog—a French bulldog named Gus.

Dr. Bryan Murray

Dr. Bryan Murray

General Dentist - Associate

Dr. Murray has been in dental practice since 1987 as a general dentist providing dental surgery and dental implants. A key priority of Dr. Murray’s is to provide care and treatment for dental emergencies. Dr. Murray is also the owner and CEO of Able Dental Group.

“My personal hope is that patients appreciate my easy going, caring, and personal bedside manner. I truly enjoy life and live it to the fullest.”

When not providing care at one of the clinics, Dr. Murray loves spending time on his farm, enjoying the outdoors, with many projects on the go at any given time.

Dr. Ryley Tolman

Dr. Ryley Tolman

General Dentist – Associate

A born and raised Albertan, Dr. Tolman is originally from a small town called Cardston. He swiftly headed south of the border to pursue dream of dentistry, graduating from the University of Detroit Mercy. Although he loves all aspects of dentistry, Dr. Tolman enjoys providing crowns, bridges, Invisalign treatments, and root canal therapy treatments. Perhaps the reason he loves to do root canals is because saving natural teeth has always been important to him! Dr. Tolman often says, “A natural tooth is the best tooth”. He is a proud member of the ADA&C and he enjoys learning about the latest advancements in Dental technology.

Dr. Tolman enjoys engaging with his patients, truly getting to know them so he can understand their unique needs. He loves allowing his patients to get to know him on a personal level, so it comes as no surprise that the thing he loves most about coming to work is meeting new people and interacting with his patients.

Known for having a soft spot for animals, particularly cats, Dr. Tolman enjoys giving back to organizations that help our furry friends. He is an ardent supporter of the Saving Grace Animal Society. Ever the adventurous type, Dr. Tolman lived in Ecuador for two years and is fluent in Spanish. He gets particularly excited when presented with the opportunity to converse with a patient in Spanish. Dr. Tolman LOVES making balloon animals, and never misses an opportunity to make them for his patients. He loves spending time outdoors with his wife and 4 children. One of his favourite hobbies is producing a plan to lose weight… but quickly falling off the wagon as he is an excellent cook! If it’s the weekend you will most likely find him smoking an oversized cut of Alberta beef from the local butcher. He is a jack of all trades, from excellent woodworking skills to cooking to playing one of many musical instruments!

Dr. Jan Lavkulik

Dr. Jan Lavkulik

General Dentist – Associate

A proud graduate of SAIT Medical Laboratory Technology, Dr. Jan earned a BSC from the University of Alberta and a DDS from the University of Alberta. Dr. Jan has cared for her patients for over 25 years with Lethbridge Dental Services South. 

Dr. Jan enjoys getting to know and care for every patient through good communication and regular visits. She is incredible at encouraging her patients to develop good oral hygiene as it relates to their overall health. Her belief is that every patient should be treated with respect and guided to the best possible treatment options available for them.

When she’s off work Dr. Jan enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She can often be found walking and enjoying the coulees of Lethbridge, enjoying the natural beauty of the great outdoors. Whether it’s camping, gardening, or swimming laps at the pool, Dr. Jan loves staying active and outdoors as much as possible.



Clinic Manager (Lethbridge Dental Services South)

I was born and raised in Lethbridge, and I have been with Lethbridge Dental Services South for 20 years. I believe it’s very important to have a safe and comfortable place for our staff and patients to experience. We have an amazing team because we treat each other like family, and we have shared passion to always put our patients first. I enjoy spending time with my family and am a proud member of Upside down in L.A family support group for children with Down Syndrome and Inclusion Lethbridge.



Clinic Manager (Crossings Dental)

I am proud to say that Lethbridge, Alberta is my hometown. And I’m also proud to say that I was one of the first employees to work at Crossings Dental when it was opened in 2018! Watching the clinic & staff grow has been so rewarding and I’m so proud of the amazing team of individuals that make up the Crossings Dental Family! There is no group of people more dedicated to excellent patient care and dentistry than this team! When I’m not at work, I’m usually outdoors enjoying time with my friends and family or at home working on creative projects!

Connie Hansen

Chief Operating Officer

I graduated as a Registered Dental Assistant in 1989 from the NAIT Independent Study Program. Since that time, I have enjoyed over thirty wonderful years in the Dental industry. I have held a variety of positions in that time, from working as a Treatment Coordinator, a Clinic Manager, a Regional Trainer, a Marketing Director, an HR Manager and now as the Chief Operating Officer of Choice Dental Group.

I understand this industry and the value of a well-planned career path for our Team members. I am driven by a passion for our patients, our team, our community, and our practices. I’m incredibly proud of all the charitable events we have participated in over the years because I love giving back to our community.


Linda Lindsay

Finance Department Controller

I am a newbie to the Choice Dental Group Team.  Most of my career has been spent in the field of high-level accounting and love working with the finance team at Choice.  I truly enjoy learning more about the world of Dentistry every day.  Aside from being an accounting geek, I love to be outside…hiking, snowshoeing, skiing or at the gym. Most of all, I love spending time with my two-year-old granddaughter, Gianna (a Choice Dental Group Patient!).

Frances Cote

Accounts Payable

A true local through and through, I was born and raised in the Lethbridge, Alberta. I have been fortunate to raise two children in this community and guide them into adulthood. I have accrued over 20 years of experience of financial expertise and I love that I am able to bring my skills to help grow an organization that cares so deeply for the well-being of its patients. I love to spend my free time with my family and friends… but I can often be found puttering around my yard gardening. I like to stay busy, so I also serve as a Trustee on a Local School Board.


Kristan Flohr

Financial Administrator

Born and raised in Lethbridge, Alberta, Kristan has been a part of the dental industry since 2010. She has managed to achieve a healthy work/life balance raising a beautiful, happy family as she advanced her career in Dentistry. Been in the company? An invaluable part of the Choice Dental Group, she is well versed the operations and financial administration of all of our clinics. When she’s not in the office, Kristan can be found camping, gardening, spending time with family and of course… appreciating all things involving The King…Elvis Presley.


Michael Gnandt

Marketing/IT Director

I have been a proud member of the Lethbridge Community my entire life. This city combines small town values with big city possibilities and I’m so proud that my job allows me to be creative and promote local businesses. My experience is in high level sales, graphic design, content creation, customer relations, marketing solutions, social media, and technology. I’m a people person and I love to see teams grow and become successful. When I’m not working… I’m travelling, looking for the best local places to eat and taking a plethora of pictures along the way.

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