A native Albertan, Dr. Penner was born in Viking, Alberta and grew up in Stettler. After obtaining his dental degree from the University of Alberta in 1990, Dr. Penner moved to Calgary where he has been practicing dentistry ever since. His patients describe him as “a soft-spoken and gentle caring dentist” and are often surprised when they end up falling asleep while he’s performing a root canal on them! Dr. Penner has interests in various areas of dentistry which include cosmetic and restorative dentistry, endodontics and facial esthetics.
When he’s not busy helping his patients, Dr. Penner finds the time to volunteer with several organizations such as Kindness in Action, Change for Children and the Alex Smiles Clinic. These volunteer endeavours have taken him to places such as Honduras, Nicaragua, Guatemala, Costa Rica, Peru, Ecuador, Venezuela and Uganda. In addition, he was instrumental in setting up a low-cost dental facility for the people of Kabale, Uganda. His volunteer duties extend to being a board member of Change for Children, where he imparts his experiences in helping those who are underprivileged.
When he is not busy with his dental commitments, Dr. Penner is an avid hockey player (he just about made it to the NHL!), enjoys outdoor activities and spends time with his wife and dog. Dr. Penner has a gentle spirit and anyone who meets him feels at ease almost immediately!