Dr. Robert Jost
DDS, University of Alberta
The most rewarding part of dentistry for me is helping people achieve their best health by empowering them to make healthy choices.
I have been a dentist for over 20 years and it has been a very fulfilling career. My goal is to create a strong relationship of trust and respect with every patient I meet. I think this is essential for providing excellent care and helping patients choose the right dental treatment for themselves.
I was born and raised in Red Deer, Alberta. My father trained in Germany as a cabinet maker. I spent many happy hours in my father’s workshop growing up. He instilled in me the importance of honesty and beautiful craftsmanship. I have always enjoyed working with my hands and so, for me, dentistry was a great fit.
I graduated from the University of Alberta, Faculty of Dentistry in 1996. This was the beginning of my love of learning about dentistry and its many facets. I served as a Captain in the Canadian Armed Forces and I am indebted to my superiors for the support and mentorship I received there. They taught me the importance of quality over quantity and to “Take it slow, do it right.“ After completing my 4-year commitment, my wife, Dr. Jodi Prichard, and I moved to her hometown of Calgary to start our own practice and a family. I am very grateful to our very skilled team and our truly wonderful patients for 16 wonderful years at Enhance Dental Care.
I am committed to continuing education and have completed many advanced courses in cosmetic dentistry, bite reconstruction, gum surgery, and wisdom teeth extraction. I am an alumnus of the Pankey Institute, Spear Education, and have been very active in many local study clubs over the past 20 years.
I believe staying up to date with the latest technology is important, however ensuring my patients feel confident, comfortable, and secure in the dental office is most important to me. I am very pleased to offer IV sedation to my patients. Fear and dental phobia are very real and legitimate barriers to dental health. It is a privilege to support people through this; I am deeply honoured and inspired by their trust and courage.
Family is very important to me and is the main reason why I chose to sell our dental practice in Douglasdale and join Metro Dental. I am still passionate about dentistry and serving my patients but it was time to pass the baton of running a practice on to a new dentist. My children are growing up quickly and will soon be leaving the nest; they are my main focus outside of work. My wife is now a student at AUarts. I am an avid skier and love exploring the outdoors through cycling, kayaking, and hiking. I also practice Tai Chi and mindfulness year-round.
I want to understand your dental needs and work with you to provide a personalized plan to achieve your dental goals. This goes back to my values of family and acting with integrity. I want my patients to feel like they are being treated like family and that means taking the time to clearly explain all the options and making sure that they feel comfortable. I am dedicated to providing predictable, understandable, compassionate, health-focused dentistry. My choice to join Metro Dental was based on the same thoughtful consideration I promise to put into your care. The team at Metro Dental is one of the most welcoming, caring, and professional groups of people I have ever met. They are committed to your dental health and I feel honoured to work with them. Together, I hope we will make Metro Dental your dental home.