Garden Ridge Dental Centre

  • "Dr. Lefebvre is the most compassionate, caring and the most serious professional I’ve ever had the experience of knowing. She won’t let you down!!"
    Teanna M
  • "I booked an appointment the day before going in and has fantastic luck. Our dentist was fantastic, and seemed to be very knowledgeable. We have booked an appointment for a wisdom tooth removal just a week after our initial visit. The experience couldn't have been better!"
    Mitchel L
  • "Dr.Lefebvre & Dr. Patel has been an awesome Dentist since day 1, been attending for years and never a bad experience."
    Joshua K
  • "Always a good experience, fast and effective."
    Andrew F

Garden Ridge Dental Centre



Oral Health is an Important Part of Overall Health

The Canadian Dental Association stresses that good oral health contributes positively to your physical, mental, and social well-being and to the enjoyment of life's possibilities, by allowing you to speak, eat and socialize unhindered by pain, discomfort or embarrasment.

Regular Visits to Your Dental Team are Important

Our dental team of receptionists, assistants, hygienists, and dentists are ready to support you with all of your ongoing oral health needs. Brushing and flossing, following a healthy diet, and visiting the dentist regularly are all key for healthy teeth and gums.



Did you know?

1. The first visit to the dentist should begin within 6 months of the eruption of the first tooth (at around one year of age).

2. Your dental team can play a key role in the early detection of oral cancer. A dentist, through regular exams, can notice subtle changes in the mouth that a patient won't.

3. Your dentist will ensure that she/he knows your complete medical history in order to support all of your needs as you age, and will have answers for questions you may have around darkening teeth, dry mouth, teeth alignment and a range of other concerns.

Supporting your mouth while at rest or play

Your dentist can support with mouthguard needs related to sleeping at night and for sport participation protecting one's head, jaw, and teeth.

Meet Our Doctors

Learn Who We Are

  • Dr.
    Maureen Lefebvre Ripplinger

    Dr. Lefebvre Ripplinger is a proud graduate of the College of Dentistry, University of Saskatchewan, where she earned her Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) degree with distinction in 1991. Born and raised in Regina, Dr. Lefebvre returned to her roots and opened her own practice where she has been serving the needs of the community ever since. Over the course of her career, she has been privileged to work with Special Olympics and Saskatchewan Healthy Athletes.

    While clinical family dentistry is her passion,Dr. Lefebvre has also been active at the provincial and national levels, sitting on numerous committees with the College of Dental Surgeons of Saskatchewan (CDSS), Canadian Dental Association (CDA)as well as International College of Dentists (ICD Canada Section) involving all aspects of the dental profession.

    Dr. Lefebvre Ripplinger is a Fellow with the ICD as well PFA.

  • Dr.
    Mina Patel

    Dr. Patel is a proud graduate of the College of Dentistry, University of Saskatchewan, where she earned her Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) degree in 1989. Over the course of her career, Dr. Patel has been dedicated to meeting the dental needs of her patients.

    Aside from general dentistry, Dr. Patel has a particular interest and passion surrounding Invisalign procedures that support beautiful smiles.

  • Dr.
    Paul Ripplinger

    Dr. Paul Ripplinger was born and raised in Saskatchewan, where he shadowed his mother (Dr. Maureen Lefebvre Ripplinger) and grew up in the world of dentistry, sparking his dream to become a dentist. He graduated from College of Medicine and Dentistry at James Cook University, Australia, where he attained his Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) in 2023.

    Upon completing his training, Dr. Ripplinger returned home to the Prairies to begin his career in the family practice. He enjoys all facets of clinical dentistry. In his spare time, Dr. Ripplinger enjoys cheering on his favourite NHL hockey team, the Minnesota Wild, as well as spending time in the outdoors and with family and friends.