Bow Island: 403-545-2860

Coaldale: 403-345-3131

Learn More About Bow Island Dental Centre

Dr. Peter MacLean founded Coaldale Dental Centre as a first location. Then three years later, our second office opened in Bow Island. Dr. Jackie Pitstra has now been serving as our general dentist providing Southern Alberta communities with professional dental care.

Meet Your Dentists in Bow Island

Dr. Jackie Pitstra

Dr. Jackie Pitstra joined Bow Island Dental Centre in 2001. Born and raised in Calgary, she attended the University of Calgary receiving her Bachelor of Science Degree. Then in 1994, she completed her Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree at the University of Alberta. For 6 years, Dr. Pitstra went on to practice dentistry in Saskatoon before moving to the Bow Island area. She holds a membership in the Canadian Dental Association, the Alberta Dental Association, and the Calgary & District Dental Society.

Dr. Pitstra is married and has two sons. She enjoys volunteering at her church and the Coaldale District Chamber of Commerce. An enthusiastic cyclist, you can find Dr. Pitstra cycling in the summer months on the highway between Coaldale and Bow Island.

Dr. Sue Shang

Dr. Sue Shang received her Bachelor of Science degree in Combined Honors in Biochemistry and Chemistry then subsequently, her doctorate of Dental Medicine from the University of British Columbia in 2018.

During her free time, she loves painting. She even helped to design a logo for her parents’ clinic, encompassing her parents’ names and their Chinese heritage. Her other interests include relaxing with her two ragdoll cats, Mocha and Coco, and singing.

Dr. Sue values the same patient-centered care that every team member strives for here at Bow Island Dental Centre as well as Coaldale Dental Centre. She always enjoys talking to patients as well as listening closely to their concerns.

She is dedicated to growing in her dental knowledge and skills by participating in study clubs and continuing education classes. Her primary goal is to provide comprehensive and high-quality dental care to every single patient and for every patient to achieve a bright, healthy smile.

Awards & Recognition

Welcome Wagon
Service Recognition

College of Alberta Dental Association
Employer of the Year Award

Methods of Payment

For our billing services, Bow Island Dental Centre accepts assignment and work with different insurance companies, so you can be reassured knowing you’re covered.

Bow Island Dental Centre


Bow Island

Box 1009, 135 5th Avenue W,

Ph: 403-545-2860 

Tuesday 09:00 AM - 04:30 PM

Thursday 09:00 AM - 04:30 PM


1719 20th Avenue

Coaldale, AB T1M 1K8

P: 403-345-3131

F: 403-345-3200

Monday 08:30 AM - 04:30 PM

Tuesday 08:30 AM - 04:30 PM

Wednesday 08:30 AM - 04:30 PM

Thursday 08:30 AM - 04:30 PM

Friday 08:30 AM - 04:30 PM

Evening Appointments offered on Mondays and Thursdays


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