The TEAM at Integrity Dental...
"Performing Dentistry with Integrity"
Dr. Harold Elke grew up in Southern Alberta, and attended the University of Lethbridge, graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Biology in 1978. He went on to attend the University of Alberta Dental School. Upon completion in 1982, he returned to the Lethbridge area to start the first dental practice in the town of Picture Butte, and he took over the operation of the Milk River dental practice as well. In 1995, Dr. Elke started his first dental practice in Lethbridge, and finally in 2004, he designed and built the ultra-modern Integrity Dental Centre in the heart of downtown Lethbridge.
Dr. Elke is a general family dentist who initially focused on Orthodontics, and has studied with a world-renowned orthodontist, Dr. Coco Garcia from California, for over 25 years. Dr. Elke has completed over 1000 cases using both fixed and functional orthodontic appliances. His journey into cosmetic dentistry began in 1992 under the direction of Doctors Frank Spear and John Kois of Seattle, completing their course, Creating Restorative Excellence, in 1996. In 1999, Dr. Elke went to further study cosmetics at the Las Vegas Institute. While studying at LVI, he learned techniques in neuromuscular dentistry, which he utilizes to treat problems associated with chronic headaches and Temporomandibular disorders. Dr. Elke has continued his study in this area with Dr. Clayton Chan, who developed the curriculum at LVI for neuromuscular dentistry.
Dr. Elke was the founder of the first dental study club in Lethbridge, the Lethbridge Association for Progressive Dentistry (LAPD), and works closely with many of his colleagues to promote the dental community’s education in Lethbridge.
Outside of His Dental Practice
Dr. Elke is the proud father of two beautiful daughters, Arielle and Bianca. He is a licensed scuba diver, sky diver, airplane pilot and helicopter pilot. Travel is a passion for Dr. Elke. This passion has lead him to perform dentistry out of a backpack while in the Northern Highlands of Thailand and in the Amazon jungle of Peru.