Our Team

We provide gentle and compassionate care in a friendly environment. We always focus on evidence based diagnosis, patient education, and working with you to build a treatment plan that aligns with your oral health goals.


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About Us

Concept Dental Centre in Prince George, British Columbia is a welcoming dental environment with a knowledgeable and friendly team to help make your experience a positive one. Led by Dr. Rickards who is one of Prince George’s premiere dentists and foremost expert in cosmetic dentistry.

Welcome to Concept Dental Centre. We would love the opportunity to talk to you about you and your families dental needs.

Dr. Rickards

Dr. Christopher Rickards has been practicing dentistry in Prince George since 1983. In addition to general dentistry he has a particular interest in Cosmetic Dentistry and Temporomandibular Joint Management (TMJ).

Dr. Rickards is a member of the Canadian Academy for Esthetic Dentistry and the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. He is committed to life-long learning and continues to participate in continuing education opportunities on an annual basis.

Dr. Rickards holds DDS degree from McGill University as well as certificates in Implant placement and Closed Sinus Lift, Cosmetic & Reconstructive Perio Surgery, Laser Dentistry, Center For Advanced

Dental Study in TMJ Diagnostics and Management, Advanced Techniques in Aesthetic Dentistry & Occlusion.

He is also a member of the Academy of Microscope Enhanced Dentist and a Gold Plus Invisalign Provider.

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Dr. Jeffrey Coil

Dr. Coil is the Director of the Graduate Endodontics Program, Department of Oral Biological and Medical Sciences, University of British Columbia, and the mentor of the Northwest Endodontic Study Club and Seminar. He received his undergraduate, dental and doctorate/PHD degrees from the University of British Columbia. He practiced general dentistry for 8 years and was a Clinical Instructor in Endodontics and Periodontics, before obtaining his certificate in Endodontics at the University of Washington in 1993. He serves as an editorial consultant for the Journal of the Canadian Dental Association and on the Scientific Advisory Board for the Journal of Endodontics. He is a past President of the Canadian Academy of Endodontics, member of the British Columbia Society of Endodontist, Canadian Academy of Endodontics, and the American Association of Endodontists, and a Fellow of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada, Academy of Dentistry International, American College of Dentists, and a Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics.

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Dr. Amandeep Hans

Dr Hans completed his undergraduate training and dental school at the University of British Columbia. While in dental school, Dr. Hans enrolled in the Canadian Armed Forces and served as a Dental Officer upon graduation. During his four years in the CAF, he was posted to Halifax, NS and Kingston, ON.

While caring for the service members, he became very interested in periodontics and inter-disciplinary specialty care. After his honorable discharge from the CAF, Dr. Hans returned to UBC to pursue the three-year specialty training in Periodontics He achieved a Masters’ Degree for his research on the accuracy of Cone Beam CT for implant treatment planning, along with a Diploma in Periodontics.

Dr. Hans is Board certified and specializes in all aspects of periodontics and implant dentistry, including management of gum disease, dental implants, bone and soft-tissue grafting. He enjoys wisdom tooth removal in addition to periodontics.

In his spare time, Dr. Hans enjoys travelling with his wife. He also has a passion for cars and motorcycles as well as personal fitness. Dr. Hans looks forward to meeting the practitioners and their teams and getting directly involved in the PG Dental Community.

Pamela Ramnes

Pamela began her career at Concept Dental when she completed school in 1994 and hasn’t looked back since! Her favourite part of the job is caring for and providing education to patients, and she loves being part of a wonderful and caring team. Pam moved to Prince George from Burns Lake and appreciates living in a city that not only provides great education and work opportunities, but also amazing outdoor recreational activities. She is a perfect example of Concept’s continuing education mandate, and on top of her base dental assistant/hygienistcertifications has taken many courses related to TMJ, cosmetic dentistry, laser dentistry, BOTOX®, and general dentistry/hygiene.

Susan MacMillan

Creating a beautiful smile and seeing a patient turn from anxious to confident is what makes dentistry so special for Susan. A part of our team since 1993 when she moved to Prince George from Whitehorse, Susan has studied Chair Side DentalAssisting, Reception, and more recently Radiography and Practice Management. She loves staying active in our community and is an avid gardener.

Kitty Newton

Kitty believes that a smile can speak a thousand words, and that a beautiful smile can change a person’s life – so joining Concept in 2018 was a natural fit! She loves working with the team and patients at Concept Dental and loves how friendly Prince George people are. Kitty is also a member of the Prince George quilting guild!

Dusty Orcutt

Dusty loves educating people about how to have a healthy smile, and takes great satisfaction when patients exhibit a confidence boost after cosmetic surgery or major dental work. She joined our team in 2012 after completing her Certified Dental Assistant Certificate at CNC, and appreciates the variety of procedures that Concept offers. Dusty also works alongside Dr. Jeff Coil, our Resident Endodontist, and is part of our Invisalign and Myobrace team. Dusty moved to Prince George from Fort St. James and loves that this city has so much to offer for her and her family.

Rebecca Conn

Rebecca moved to Prince George from the lower mainland in 1995 and earned her Certified Dental Assistant Certificate at CNC. She joined the Concept team in 2016, and always strives to improve her skills and learn new things through Concept’s continuing education focus. Rebecca works with our CAD/CAM system designing crowns and surgical guides along with assisting Dr.Rickards with Cosmetic and Therapeutic Botox. Rebecca loves Prince George’s supportive community, illustrated in our city’s Relay For Life, which she tries to participate in every year.

Esther Barthelmess

A product of CNC’s 1993 Dental Hygiene class, Esther filled in at Concept for many years until she came on board full-time in 2019. She enjoys working alongside the rest of Concept Dental’s team and feels that since Dr. Rickards is on the leading edge of new dental technology, there’s always something new to learn. A true born and bred resident, Esther loves living in Prince George and enjoys long naps with her fur babies in her free time.

Alanah Cox

Alanah was born and raised in Prince George, loving the close proximity to the great outdoors and all it has to offer, camping, fishing, hiking, hunting, kayaking, boating, snowshoeing, skiing, and running, with winter being her favorite season. Alanah graduated from CNC in 2012 with her Dental Hygiene Diploma, she loves educating patients on how to maintain and achieve a healthy beautiful smile. She enjoys our longer appointments to really understand each patient’s needs and get to know them. She also loves all the other friendly staff she gets to work with! Married with 2 sons, Brody and Barrett, Alanah also has a wonderful dog named Remington.

Our Passsion

Concept Dental Centre features a state of the art dental facility and offers leading edge technologies in the dental services we provide. Our team encourages our patients to value their oral and general health through information and example and we hope that through these simple concepts we are able to develop healthy lifestyles and lasting relationships.

Continuing Education

Dr. Rickards believes in continuing education and life-long learning for himself and his Concept Dental team. Dr. Rickard has taken extensive courses concerning the Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) and has studied under Dr. Peter Dawson at the Dawson Centre for Advanced Dental Study in St. Petersburg, Florida. Dr.Rickards studied cosmetic dentistry in New York over twelve years ago. He has continually updated his knowledge and has also been an instructor at the Advanced Aesthetic Continuum. As well, Dr.Rickards sought out the best known dentist in the world for direct composites (white fillings). The dentist, Dr. Neuton Fahl, was practicing in Curitada, Brazil. Dr.Rickards went to see Dr.Falh and spent a week in his office learning directly from him.

To summarize, whenever possible, Dr.Rickards will seek out some of the best clinicians in the world, and learn directly from them.

Team members are encouraged to enhance their skills through continuing education programs available at local colleges and beyond. The entire team attends the Pacific Dental Conference where hundreds of open lectures and hands-on courses are available for the advancement of their skills.

New Patients Welcome

New patients are always welcome at Concept Dental Centre. When you visit us for the first time you will receive a complimentary “New Patient Orientation” to ensure you fully understand the philosophies we follow and the services we can offer you. We pride ourselves on providing comprehensive and personalized care as well as the latest technology. We want to get to know you early in our relationship – to understand your needs, overcome your fears, and gain your trust. We will provide you with the same dental care we expect for ourselves – the best possible.

Why choose us for your dental care?

HIGHLY EXPERIENCED & DEDICATED DENTISTS

FRIENDLY & COMPASSIONATE TEAM

MOST MAJOR INSURANCE PLANS ACCEPTED

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