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Foothills Dental is once again a proud sponsor of the Föhn Festival.  Each year we donate a gift basket full of goodies such as electric toothbrushes, gift cards and many more items.  Our team members are active volunteers within the community and believe it is important to give back to our wonderful town of Hinton.

This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Föhn Festival.  This Family Friendly event takes place in the Green Square right outside of Foothills Dental.   The Föhn Festival has become Hinton's Signature Event and attracts crowds of up to 8000 people annually.

Celebrating Canada's multiculturalism with music, dancing, crafts and best of all - food from around the globe, The Föhn Festival can be enjoyed by young and old alike. The Föhn Festival is named for the warm dry winds that breeze through Hinton!

This event is held annually on July 1.  It is Hinton's signature event! The Föhn Festival is Hinton's opportunity to celebrate the region's historical significance, connect with neighbors, understand the cultures that make up our community, increase a sense of community pride and showcase our rich diversity to new residents and visitors. The Föhn Festival Society of Hinton is a non-profit organization made up entirely of volunteers. Canada Day celebrations include parade, pancake breakfast and fireworks, as well as great entertainment in Green Square all day!

Our cultural diversity makes this country unique and it’s also a reason to celebrate, which the town of Hinton does on a grand scale with the Fohn Festival.

Hinton’s festival season kicks off June 30 with its signature event, the Fohn (German for warm winds, rhymes with soon) Festival. It’s a two-day multicultural celebration that features live entertainment, crafts, fireworks and food – lots and lots of food.

In its seventh year, the Fohn Festival begins kicks off with featuring music in Green Square, the centre of the Hills shopping district. The 2013 lineup includes several local bands, as well as musicians from Edmonton, Lethbridge, Saskatoon and Grande Prairie including:

Mylia Archambault w/Sage Sunderwald
Danaya Haldenby
Lauren MacDonald
Sydney Waddell
Olympus Mons
Stone Iris
Vibe Tribe Gypsy Circus

To end the evening in style, attendees are treated to a pre-Canada Day fireworks show.

On July 1, folks can start their Canada Day off right with a pancake breakfast and then take in some of the scheduled entertainment including:
IndepenDance Studios
Colors Dancing In – Aboriginal
Hinton Ukrainian Cultural Society – Vesna
HCHS School of Rock
The Stephanie Harpe Experience

There’s no better way to experience a culture than by sampling some of their cuisine and festival-goers will have ample opportunity to do just that. Organizers have brought together 11 food vendors representing Greece, Thailand, China, Ukraine, Germany, the Philippines, India, Norway, Ghana, Iran and Aboriginal Canada.

Don’t leave the little ones at home because there’s a whole area dedicated to kids that includes crafts, a trapper’s tent and a teepee - all free.
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There are numerous researches and studies showing that the mouth is linked to the rest of our body.  Bacteria in our mouth can enter the blood circulation through the blood vessels in our gum and bone.  Blood travels throughout our body and returns to our heart to be pumped out and recirculate again.  Therefore, gum and periodontal disease are linked to various body illnesses such as heart disease and diabetes.  In fact, one of the easiest ways for bacteria to enter our body is through our mouth.
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We are committed to helping our patients achieve a lifetime of optimum oral health. 

Each team member strives to foster patient relationships based on mutual trust, excellent customer service and the best patient care available.

Patients will be at ease knowing that they will be provided with the latest in modern dentistry with a sense of comfort and kindness.
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From wear and tear or due to trauma, sometimes a tooth can crack or develop a stress fracture line. What happens when you have a cracked tooth and what type of symptoms should you expect?  The following video will go through the answers to these questions and provide you with additional valuable information.  Click on our website to learn more about our dental emergency services
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Dr. William Vu and Dr. Andrew Madej have been doing triathlons for over a decade.  When we first started competing in triathlons, the two of us would complete in 6-8 races per season.  This year with our recent major renovation at our dental office, we decided to focus on the 70.3 Calgary Ironman Triathlon; which consists of a 2km swim, 90km cycling and 21km run.

As dentists, we have a rewarding but busy profession.  Lately it has been even busier with the renovations at Foothills Dental to upgrade and update the dental centre to provide better technologies, amenities and patient comfort.  We will be the first dental office in the Yellowhead County to own a CT scanner!  Now that our renovations are completed we can now focus more on our training!

The 70.3 Calgary Ironman Triathlon is a race that we have never competed in before so the novelty is exciting.  Their website states that the rolling terrain and clear blue waters where the swim event is held and the views of Western Canada’s Rocky Mountains during the cycling and running events make this race one of the most scenic on the IRONMAN circuit.
This course is one of the most challenging in the IRONMAN 70.3 series and has been voted one of the top-ten most scenic triathlons in the world by Triathlete Magazine.
 Athletes will begin with a 1.2-mile wave-start, one-loop swim that will start and finish at the beach of Auburn Bay Lake in south Calgary. A 56-mile bike course will take cyclists point-to-point through a tour of Southern Alberta’s ranch country, featuring views of the Rockies. The course is challenging, but fast. The 13.1-mile run is an out-and-back paved run course through the beautiful pathways of Glenmore Park that will take athletes along the Elbow River in the urban Weaselhead Natural Area. The run course will test athletes with two challenging hills.
Training in the Hinton and Jasper National Park is great preparation for the challenging course since there are an abundance of hills and challenging terrain to train on.  Right now the water is still too cold to swim in lakes.  We have been training weekly at the pool and have already trained up to the 2km distance.  Our goal now is to increase our speed and endurance.  Once it warms up, we will be training at the lakes with our triathlon wetsuits.  Swimming in open water is very different compared to the pool as there are no lanes to guide you and you have to contend with the cold water fogging your googles, choppy water, and finding a space to swim amongst all the triathletes without being hit in the face by moving hands or kicked in the head by legs of other swimmers.

We love cycling in Jasper National Park since there are so many roadways with beautiful vistas of the mountains, streams and forest.  There are plenty of hills to test our quads and lungs!  One of our favourite route is cycling to Maligne Lake, not only because of the beautiful sceneries but we have also seen black bears, moose, bald eagles and mountain sheep.

The most challenging part of the triathlon is the transition area where you have to change out of your sport attire for one event and prepare for the next event as quickly as possible!  It is always more challenging to transition from a swim to the bike during a race because you are giving it all and are often cold and hypoxic coming out of the water.  During the IRONMAN events they have people who are called “strippers.”  After exiting the lake, you unzip the top of your wetsuit and lay down on the ground.  The strippers would come and grab your wetsuit and yank as hard as they can to remove your wetsuit.    You would then run to the transition zone and get ready for the bike event.  Without proper “rehearsal training” and strategic placements of different equipment and gears at the transition area, it could be frustrating and you could lose valuable time.

The most rewarding part of the triathlon events is always crossing the finish line.  We feel a sense of self-accomplishment, knowing how hard it was to train for the 70.3 IRONMAN triathlon, especially with a very busy profession.  What is unique about us is that we take a lot of professional continuing education courses and programs.  As dentists we have to take 30 hours of continuing education but each of us has been taking over 200 hours each year, over the last decade.  This has allowed us to provide comprehensive care under one roof, often saving our patients the time and effort of travelling to Edmonton to see a specialist.   Having one dental office know a patient’s dental health, needs and history is important for continuity of care.   In dental school they only have time to teach students the basics of dentistry.  It is up to each dentist to taking continuing education courses to further their knowledge and skills.  We are the only general dentists in the Yellowhead County with the training to place implants, reconstruct jaw defects with bone grafts, regenerate gum tissue for gum recession, provide iv sedation for patient comfort, treat malocclusions with braces to name a few.

We have always been used to working hard and being busy while in University.  We always stood at the top of our classes while taking care of our ill fathers.  Andrew’s dad suffered from congestive heart failure and eventually passed away from heart disease.  William’s dad had a long battle with lymphoma which eventually metastased to the lungs.  We had to be responsible at a young age with strong work ethics since we had to care for our fathers, drive them to medical appointments for tests and treatment, while excelling at the same time in school.  Taking care of people comes naturally to us and that is why we both gravitated towards the health care profession.  We are very passionate about dentistry and give 110% of ourselves to caring for our patients.  Our experiences with caring for our fathers also made us realized how important our health is and that is why we maintain a healthy and active lifestyle.  Training for our triathlon event allows us to stay healthy so that we have the energy and can better focus on caring for patients.
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If you develop a dental abscess, call us immediately since the bacteria in the mouth can travel through the blood circulation and infect other parts of your body!
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Gum recession can result in issues later on in life.  Exposed roots due to gum loss can lead to sensitivity to cold or sweets and put you at higher risk of developing caries. What causes gingival recession?  What can be done when you develop gingival recession?  Click on the following link to learn more
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We have a lot of respect for our beautiful environment that we live in.  That is why we have worked hard to make Foothills Dental a modern and environmentally responsible Dental Centre.  Click on the link below to see the steps we have taken to create a "green office"
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123 Jasper St Hinton, AB T7V Canada
123 Jasper StreetCAAlbertaHintonT7V
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Comprehensive Dentistry serving Hinton, Edson, Jasper, Grande Cache, and surrounding areas.

At Foothills Dental, we are committed to helping our patients achieve a lifetime of optimum oral health. Each team member strives to foster patient relationships based on mutual trust, excellent customer service and the best patient care available. Patients will be at ease knowing that they will be provided with quality dentistry with a sense of comfort and kindness! 

We take pride in listening to you and treating you like family. You will always be treated with respect, kindness and compassion. We spend the time to explain your treatment options so that you can make an informed decision!


At Foothills Dental Centre, our services include preventive checkups, neuromuscular TMJ therapy, cosmetic dentistry, orthodontics, root canals, oral surgery, dental implants, and much more. We’ll take care of your smile as if it were our own and deliver dependable results that improve oral and overall health.

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"I will definitely go back and get a permanent fix for my tooth."
"It turned out that I lost part of my tooth and not the filling after all."
"...Dental Centre if my dental office of choice and would higher recommend them."
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Sarah Louise
3 months ago
Awful. Money grabber. I was so disappointed. I feel so ripped off. Paid $75 for him to look in my mouth, no tools or anything and send me to a specialist who might come by in a month.... "We will call you". This cost me $75 and I told them 3x I was low income and they still charged me.
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Marnie Hulton
11 months ago
Recently had a tooth infection and walked in without an appointment. They dealt with my infection by putting me on antibiotics and pain killers immediately. I was able to make three appointments for the next two weeks for cleanings and extractions. I was helped right away. The staff are wonderful and very helpful and answered all of my questions and explained everything they were going to do in detail! They addressed all of my concerns and made me feel very comfortable. I highly recommend them to anyone who is nervous about visiting these dentists, as I was prior to visiting their offices. I can say that I am no longer nervous about going in for regular appointments now
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Sandra Dames
11 months ago
This is a fantastic dentist office. All of the staff are kind and helpful. They treat you like a person, not a dollar sign. I just switched from a different dentist and I am very happy here. If you need a dentist, please give them a call. You will be pleased.
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Tyler Waugh
7 months ago
Great dentist office. Friendly professional staff that go above and beyond to make the experience as pleasant as possible. Even my kids don't mind going.
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Brenda Norman
2 months ago
Dr. Madej and his assistant were caring and made me feel very comfortable. I have an extreme phobia to Dentists, but all was good..
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Randy Smith
7 months ago
Was in for my regular cleaning and check up. Very impressed with the hygienist as she did a great job with the cleaning. The check up was good and everything very well explained with regards to getting a wisdom tooth removed.
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Marj Luger
11 months ago
I lost an old filling which I had for about 20 years. I called Foothills Dental Centre and was able to get in to see Dr. Andrew Madej that afternoon. It turned out that I lost part of my tooth and not the filling after all. Dr. Madei gave me options to repair my tooth and temporally filled my tooth. I will definitely go back and get a permanent fix for my tooth. The entire office was very professional, friendly and efficient. Foothills Dental Centre if my dental office of choice and would higher recommend them,
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Mohammad A.
10 months ago
Very happy to have found this clinic. Great Doctors/assistance. 5 Stars!