Stafford Dental Group has been at the corner of Stafford and Fleet since the 1950’s. Originally Dr. Leonard Karr lived and practiced out of his house as most dentists did in the 50’s. Later, it became only a dedicated dental office when Dr. Laurence Soloway joined the practice. For the next 40 years it became a neighborhood fixture. Dr. Les Allen and Dr. Jory Stillwater purchased the practice in 1986 and Dr. Billy Kettner moved his practice from Westminster Avenue to join the group a couple years later. 30 years later, Stafford Dental Group continues it’s legacy with Dr. Les Allen’s retirement and Dr. Anu Singh joining the group. The practice has always kept pace with innovative changes and continues to offer the highest standard of quality of care to its patients.
The Stafford Dental Group takes great pride in the quality of our work and how we treat our patients. Our mission of caring directs everything in our office, from our support staff to our dedicated hygiene program and continuing education in major areas of dentistry, including preventative dentistry, restorative and cosmetic dentistry and implant restorations. We love what we do and strive to meet your dental needs at the highest level, ensuring that your experiences at Stafford Dental Group live up to your expectations.
We are very proud of our history and long standing as your neighbourhood dental office. Stafford Dental practices the highest standard of dentistry through continuing education, state of the art equipment, sterilization and digital radiography in a caring, stress free, gentle environment. We treat all our patients as family. As such we will always make room in our practice for your family and friends.
Dr. Billy Kettner
Dr. Kettner graduated from the University of Manitoba in 1971. He has taught in the Oral Diagnosis clinic at the Faculty of Dentistry and is past president of the Winnipeg Dental Society. Dr. Kettner has served as Chairman of the Manitoba Dental Association’s (MDA’s) Communications Committee, chaired the annual dental convention, and maintains a yearly commitment to the International Children’s festival. You can catch a glimpse of Dr. Kettner as a cast member of the MDA’s annual musical series.
Dr. Jory Stillwater
Dr. Stillwater graduated from the University of Manitoba in 1984. Immediately upon graduation he joined Dr. Les Allen at his Ellice office. Dr. Allen and Dr. Stillwater took over Stafford Dental Group in the 1980's. Dr. Stillwater instructed restorative dentistry at the Faculty of Dentistry for 15 years. He has chaired the Social Allowance Committee, sat on the Infection Control Committee and has served 10 years on the Manitoba Dental Association's Peer Review Committee. Currently, he serves as Dental Consultant to Manitoba Blue Cross and has done so for 20 years. In his spare time he enjoys golf and spending time with friends and family.
Dr. Anu Singh
Dr. Singh graduated from the University of Manitoba in 2005. He joined Stafford Dental Group in 2013. He has been a clinical instructor in the University’s Undergraduate Clinic in the department of Pedodontics (children's dentistry) and Restorative Dentistry. Dr. Singh is an active member of the Manitoba Dental Association and is involved in the Mentorship Program to current students at the Faculty of Dentistry. He is married with two young children and one furry dog, that occupies most of his spare time.