Meet Dr. Sheri McKinstry

Dr. Sheri McKinstry

Dr. Sheri McKinstry

BSc, Bsc (Dent), DMD, MPH, M.Dent/Dip. Pediatric Dentistry, FRCD(C)

Registered Pediatric Dentist

Wabishki mitadim ojichidaa ikwe / Dr. McKinstry is Anishinaabekwe from Treaty 1 territory, and proud member of Sagkeeng First Nation in Manitoba. She is married with four children and is honoured to live and work on Treaty 6 territory. She is an assistant professor in the College of Dentistry at the University of Saskatchewan. She is looking forward to sharing her professional and personal lived experience with the University of Saskatchewan, especially the College of Dentistry.

Dr. McKinstry completed a Bachelor of Science at the University of Manitoba in 2001; and went on to attain a Bachelor of Science in Dentistry and a Doctor of Dental Medicine in 2005, also from the University of Manitoba. Upon graduation from dental school, she provided dental care in First Nation communities for over a decade until she left to specialize in paediatric dentistry. During this time, Dr. McKinstry started a Bachelor of Arts in Native Studies and obtained a Master of Public Health in 2017, specifically in Indigenous Peoples’ Health from the University of Victoria. Here, her area of focus was in Reconciliation and Cultural Safety in Dentistry. Recently she completed the Master of Dentistry / Paediatric Dentistry Residency program at the University of Manitoba, where her research focus was on the oral heath experience of First Nations children.

Her goal is to use her knowledge and expertise to benefit First Nation children and communities while transitioning into an academic and research career. Dr. McKinstry is a provisional Fellow of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada in paediatric dentistry.