Dr. Trey Petty

Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Dr. Trey Petty’s background has concentrated on academics, teaching, and the dental management of medically complex patients.
Dr. Trey Petty began his studies in 1974 at Trinity Western University and then the University of British Columbia in Vancouver. He graduated in 1977 with a Bachelor of Arts in Clinical Psychology. Shortly thereafter, Dr. Petty enrolled in the M.D. program at the University of Alberta in Edmonton. Dr. Petty then redirected his education in pursuit of the title Doctor of Dental Science, which he achieved in 1984. Along the way, he earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the same institution.
With his undergraduate education complete, Dr. Trey Petty embarked on an extensive residency rotation. From 1984 to 1986, Dr. Petty completed a general practice residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center in New York City, where he served as Chief Resident from 1985 to 1986, a residency in geriatric dentistry at Parker Jewish Institute for Geriatric Care, and an oral medicine residency at Columbia University.
With his residencies concluded, Dr. Petty returned home to serve both the Alberta Children’s Hospital and the Tom Baker Cancer Centre in Calgary. Dr. Petty served as the director of oral medicine and surgery at the Foothills Hospital and Tom Baker Cancer Centre from 1989 to 2006.
Though Dr. Petty was now putting his skills to use, his heart never left academia. He continued his own education in 1987 by completing the Dental Education for Care of the Disabled program in Seattle, Washington.
Dr. Petty has served in multiple capacities and at multiple locales across the country and abroad including as chair of the community and institutional dentistry committee for the Canadian Dental Association, and as director of region 16 for the Academy of General Dentistry in Chicago, Illinois.
In 2000, Dr. Trey Petty accepted another teaching assignment, this time as adjunct clinical professor in the Department of Dentistry at the University of Alberta in Edmonton – another position he holds to this day.
In 2006, Dr. Petty established a private, Special Care-based dental practice at the Holy Cross Hospital Centre in Calgary, Alberta, where he also serves as a dental consultant for the Adult Hemophilia Clinic and Transplant Programs at the Foothills Medical Centre in Calgary.
Over the course of his thirty-plus-year career in dentistry, Dr. Petty has been presented with numerous awards and di