Treat People Well and Do Excellent Dentistry
Our office is located on the second floor of the TD Bank building, which is at the intersection of Fort and Douglas Streets in downtown Victoria. There is elevator access from the lobby of the building. The majority of our patients park at the City of Victoria parkades near the building. The two closest are on View Street between Blanshard and Douglas or the library parkade which is also between Blanshard and Douglas but has two entrances, one on Courtney and the other on Broughton Street. The first hour is free at City of Victoria parkades in the downtown core.
The office is designed to provide a comfortable atmosphere and be a departure from the traditional clinical environment that most of us knew when growing up. We have done our best to provide our patients with comfortable chairs, pillows, and other amenities designed to make your experience as pleasant as possible. However, we understand that not everybody is built the same and many people have additional comfort requests such as lumbar support cushions or a blanket. Please let us know if there is anything that we can do to make you experience more agreeable.
On this page, you can read about our staff, all of whom are dedicated to your dental health. Contact our team today to set up an appointment. The dentists on staff are:
My family has lived in Victoria for several generations. However, when my sister and I were young, my parents decided that we should move from Victoria to northern BC. I can only assume that the decision wasn’t based on the weather. Like many Victoria residents, my parents both worked for the provincial government, and took postings in Terrace, BC. It was supposed to be temporary. We were there for eleven years. Terrace was a great place to grow up. I suppose that statement isn’t accurate. People don’t really grow up in Terrace. Nor do they grow sideways. The best way to describe personal growth in Terrace is by the equation y=cos(5*pi*x). I suspect that this why we moved to Vancouver when my sister and I were in high school.
After graduating high school I went to Northern Illinois University on a swimming scholarship. After 5 years of varsity swimming and water polo, student government, honours societies, and two attempts to qualify for the Olympic swim team, I graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree. My degree was a double major in biology and chemistry with a minor in philosophy. Unfortunately, after graduating it became clear that my choice of majors only qualified a person to lift heavy boxes. Luckily, a career in dentistry was my ultimate professional goal. I returned to British Columbia for dental school, where I met my beautiful wife, Su-Ann.
I graduated from the UBC school of dentistry in 2004. Like most new dental school graduates, I felt that the knowledge and abilities I left school with were not sufficient to adequately treat our patients. In fact, I am quite sure that the Latin writing on my degree translates loosely to “almost harmless.” Since graduating, I have improved my knowledge and practical ability by training at some of the best post-graduate training institutes in the world. I believe that it is our duty as dentists to constantly improve our skills and keep up to date with new procedures and technology, because if we don’t continuously move forward, it is our patients that suffer for it.
As materials and techniques improve, new technology is developed and new techniques come into practice. I invest the time into continuing education and work with the best instructors to offer the finest care for my patients. As a part of this process, I have adopted procedures such as implant surgery and periodontal surgery that were, in the past, typically done by specialists.
The primary reason for adopting these procedures is that it gives me more control over attaining a positive end result for both myself and the patient. As I am not an oral surgeon or a periodontist, I am able to offer these services at a more affordable cost to my patients. By charging more modest fees than specialty practices, I am able to make these procedures accessible to more people.
I am lucky enough to have a job that I enjoy coming to every day. A big part of this is my staff and current patients, but also the knowledge that I will be met with new challenges on a daily basis. I look forward to meeting and being of service to any new patients who are thinking of joining the practice.
Mentor at the Cerecdoctors Training Institute. Cerecdoctors trains dentists in the use of digital crown design for single visit crown placement, implant supported crown design, and comprehensive patient rehabilitation with ceramic technology.
Graduate of the Kois Center for Advanced Dentistry. The Kois Center, based in Seattle, is one of the most respected institutes in the world for advancing dentistry through science.
Student at Spear Eduction. Spear Education, based in Scottsdale, Arizona, teaches complex treatment planning and comprehensive care for patients with challenging dental conditions.
Graduate of the Hands On Training Institute mini-residency which taught implant surgery, bone Grafting and implant prosthodontics.
Studied with the High Country Study Club which had a focus on aesthetic dentistry, implant surgery, prosthodontics, and periodontal surgery.
Trained at the Perio Institute which taught surgical crown lengthening and gingival grafting
Trained at the Ideas Institute which taught bone grafting, gum grafting, sinus surgery, implant surgery and prosthodontics.
Completed the Lumineers Treatment Planning and Placement program.
Completed a Nobel Biocare mini-residency in Implant Surgery and Prosthodontics.
Completed training in implant prosthodontics and treatment planning with Straumann implants.
Completed the treatment planning program for Invisalign (clear orthodontics) and was a preferred provider.
I was born in Singapore and raised in Vancouver, BC. I attended the University of British Columbia for all three degrees: Bachelor of Science (major in Genetics), Bachelor of Education (Chemistry and Biology), and Doctor of Medical Dentistry. I, like most people, had a horrible experience as a child with my family dentist such that I found it less painful to tie my tooth to a door and slam it shut than to actually go to see him to have it extracted. I passed out and can’t quite remember what happened after, but I like to think I got the medal of bravery from the tooth fairy that night. As such, I had always wondered if an experience and a feeling like that would ever change.
As time would have it, I grew up and had decisions to make as to what interested me and what I wanted to do with my life. Given my strong aversion to seeing the dentist, I hadn’t thought of becoming a dentist until I volunteered at a family health center on the east side of Vancouver where parents would bring their children in for weight, nutritional, and overall assessments. I had noticed an increasing number of children with rampant tooth decay and wondered if only I could do something to prevent that. And so began the path to where I am now.
While still in high school, my interests in pursuing a career in dentistry led me first to volunteer at numerous community dental clinics throughout Vancouver. After completing my undergraduate degree in Genetics at UBC, I felt the need to further my education by undertaking an Education degree and learning how to teach and help others learn, since this is an in-disposable skill that has proven to be useful in everything that I do. After completing that degree, I taught grade 11 and 12 chemistry and biology for the following year all the while still volunteering at various community health clinics and studying for the dental entrance exam. I was accepted into the dental program at UBC that same year.
Since then, dentistry has taken me to places as far as Kings College in London, England as well as Haida Gwaii, where I focused more on the oral surgery aspect of dentistry. When it was time to settle down into a more predictable routine, I found myself, together with my husband Ben, moving to Kamloops to start our own practice. Not having children at the time, we found Kamloops to be a permanent home, but when our two wonderful children came along, we realized the need to be closer to our families and so we moved to Victoria and we have not looked back since.
Time and again, I remember my experience as a child in the dental chair and how much I feared going to see the dentist. This should never be the case for anyone, however, it often is the case for most. To that end, I do my very best to ensure a positive and comfortable experience for everyone. Furthermore, I am committed to providing up to date dental care and education, whilst always willing and available to answer any questions.
Unfortunately, due to a back injury, I have been forced to take some time away from clinical dentistry and do not, at present, see patients at the practice. I am currently working with the dental hygiene students as a supervising dentist and clinical instructor at Camosun College, but I hope to return to the practice one day in the future.
I'm originally from Sarnia, Ontario. As an enthusiastic skier, hiker and surfer, a love for the oceans and mountains of British Columbia brought me west. I'm committed to constantly learning and I pride myself on providing quality dental care in a warm and relaxing environment.
I graduated dental school on the Dean's Honour list from the University of Toronto. I also graduated from the University of Western Ontario with a Bachelor's degree in Medical Science and a Master's degree in Neuroscience.