Dr. Jerry Abells
Dr. Abells graduated high school at Grant Park High School in 1981. Thereafter, he enrolled at the University of Manitoba and entered the Faculty of Sciences. In 1988, he graduated from the University of Manitoba, Faculty of Dentistry. He is a member of the Canadian Dental Association, Manitoba Dental Association, Winnipeg Dental Society, Alpha Omega Dental Fraternity, Pharmaceutical and Behavior Management Group, and the Chicago Dental Society. His passion for education includes attending the Pankey Dental Institute in Key Biscayne, Florida for 6 years, and has attended numerous dental lectures yearly in Canada, Europe, and the US. He has a keen interest in dental technology and loves using the latest proven techniques and materials in his practice, such as a dental microscope and dental imaging. He has a special interest in root canal treatment, crown and bridge, and dental implant surgery and restorations.
Often asked why he chose to be a dentist, and he will tell you. He originally wanted to be an architect. He later had a keen interest in engineering, medicine, and math. A lightbulb went off when it was suggested to him that dentistry encompassed all his interests.
Dr. Abells has served as a member of the Peer Review Committee for the Manitoba Dental Association, and volunteered at MDA sponsored public events.
Challenging his comfort zone, he volunteered to participate in 3 All Dentist musicals. Where dentists volunteer to act, sing and dance…all for charity. His skills were put to use in Young Frankenstein, Lucky Stiff, and Addam’s family. He has been cast as a vampire, a dead ancestor and a cool punk rocker! He claims he didn’t have to act for this last one!
Dr. Abells has three boys who are following careers of their own.
His hobbies include listening to documentaries via podcasts, travel, exercise at the gym, listening to music (The Eighties of course!), and spending time with family/friends. Nowadays, he and his partner, when not working, exercise, cook, go to the lake where they like to hike, canoe, sit by camp fires, and spend time with friends.
Past hobbies included astronomy, fixing up old cars, and downhill skiing. Dr. Abells claims an old football injury prevents him from skiing anymore, but in truth, he never played football!