Dr. Damara Rayner has been practicing general dentistry for 29 years. She graduated from the University Of Saskatchewan College Of Dentistry in 1990 and began working at Westend Dental Clinic in Saskatoon. In 1994, Dr. Rayner became the owner of Westend Dental with her current business partner, Dr. Shaun Brakstad. During that time, Dr. Rayner was a part-time faculty member at the College of Dentistry, where she instructed dental students in fixed prosthodontics or crowns and bridges. She was also involved in the dental community and was the President of the Saskatoon Dental Society. She organized continuing education meetings for the Saskatoon dentists and was the Chairperson of the Scientific Sessions for the Saskatchewan oral health professionals.
In 1998, Dr. Rayner, together with Dr. Brakstad, opened a second dental clinic in Saskatoon, Kenderdine Dental Centre. In the fall/winter of 2017, Dr.’s Rayner and Brakstad are opening their third clinic in Willowgrove, Willowgrove Dental. Dr. Rayner is currently practicing at Kenderdine Dental and is involved in the management of both dental clinics. She has been married for 26 years to John Rayner, a Senior Wealth Advisor at ScotiaMcleod, and is a proud mother to Sara and Molly. Molly is attending the University of Saskatchewan and Dr. Sara Rayner graduated from the College of Dentistry at the University of Saskatchewan and is practicing at Kenderdine and Willowgrove Dental clinic.
Dr. Brakstad graduated from the University of Saskatchewan College of Dentistry in 1993. Shaun has worked at Westend Dental since 1993 and became the owner of the clinic in 1994. He has been a clinical instructor since 1994, currently teaching dental implants to the students. Shaun has completed many comprehensive additional courses in full mouth dental implants, CEREC dental restorations, iTERO, orthodontics and metal braces. Shaun also maintains a general dentistry practice as well as oral and maxillofacial surgery, implantology, and Invisalign clear braces. Away from the clinic Shaun loves spending time outside golfing, fishing, hunting, lake time in the summer, and snowmobiling in the winter.
Dr. Sara Rayner was born and raised in Saskatoon, SK. She graduated from the University Of Saskatchewan College Of Dentistry in 2017 where she received the Faculty of Dentistry Gold Medal Award and Governor General’s Silver Medal. After her third year of dental school, Dr. Rayner travelled to Arusha, Tanzania to volunteer in a local dental clinic. She also participated in the “Give Back A Smile” program at Kenderdine Dental, where free dental care was provided to Syrian refugees. Dr. Rayner is a part-time clinical instructor in operative dentistry at the University of Saskatchewan. In her free time, she enjoys spending time at the lake, traveling, running, golf, swimming and yoga.
Dr. Brendon Reynaud was born and raised in Prince Albert, SK. Upon completing high school, he moved to Saskatoon to begin his journey to become a dentist. After completing his Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry, Dr. Reynaud was accepted into the University Of Saskatchewan College Of Dentistry. Upon graduation in 2017, he began working at Kenderdine Dental. In the summer of 2016, along with Dr. Sara Rayner, he volunteered with the “Give Back A Smile” program at Kenderdine Dental providing free dental care for Syrian refugees. Dr. Reyanud is a part-time clinical instructor in pediatric dentistry at the University of Saskatchewan. In his free time he enjoys sports, mainly hockey and golf. Brendon likes to spend as much time as he can at Waskesiu Lake in the summer with his parents and brother.
Dr. Kyle Diakow was born and raised in Prince Albert, SK. He then moved to Saskatoon to attend the University of Saskatchewan, completing a Bachelor of Science in Physiology and Pharmacology in 2014. Dr. Diakow then went on to graduate from the University of Saskatchewan College of Dentistry in 2018. While in dental school, he volunteered for various programs including Dental Day YXE (serving low-income patients), as well as Sharing Smiles Day (serving patients with disabilities). After graduation, Dr. Diakow practiced in Calgary for 2 years, before returning to his roots in the prairies. He enjoys running, hiking, and spending as much time as he can with his mini-goldendoodle, Rory. In Dr. Diakow’s free time he enjoys playing hockey as a goalie in the winters, and golfing in the summer months.
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