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My Victoria Dentist: Dental Clinic Located in Downtown Victoria
My Victoria Dentist offers a wide range of dental treatments for patients of all ages. We specialize in general, cosmetic, and restorative dental services. We also offer sedation options in Victoria at our dental clinic for patients who may be nervous and anxious about being in the dentist’s chair. We are committed to providing a relaxing and comfortable environment for each of our patients.
Our dental clinic in Victoria is designed to provide a comfortable atmosphere and stand out from the traditional clinical environment. We aim to provide our patients with the best experience by utilizing the latest in modern technology, high-quality equipment, comfortable chairs, pillows, and other amenities. 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 your experience as pleasant as possible.
Call us to book your appointment with us now. Our team of experienced dentists in Victoria will be happy to serve all your needs and give you a bright and healthy smile!
Our Services in My Victoria Dentist
We aim to provide patients across Victoria with high-quality, comprehensive, and modern dental care. While traditional dentistry is reparative, we use a more preventive approach. This means we try to prevent potential dental problems before they turn into serious issues. Our practice is focused on avoiding oral diseases and restorative treatments. Equipped with high technology and the latest in modern instruments and devices, our highly qualified dentists are committed to providing the best dental care and services for your needs. Our dentistry services include:
Periodontal (gum) surgery
Root canal therapy
Meet Our Team in Our Dental Clinic in Victoria
Our staff is highly trained and experienced to provide the highest quality dental care. The dentists on staff are:
Dr. Benjamin Bell, General Dentist
Dr. Su-Ann Ng, General Dentist
Dr. Benjamin Bell, General Dentist
Dr. Robert Yarmolinsky
We are dedicated to your dental health. Contact our Victoria dental clinic today to set up your appointment.
Dr. Benjamin Bell
I spent a significant portion of my childhood in Victoria. My grandparents and great-grandparents lived here, and my family did as well, prior to us moving to northern BC. The North was a fun place to grow up, but I can only assume that the decision to move there wasn’t based on the weather. Like many Victoria residents, my parents both worked for the provincial government and decided to move around a bit in an effort to see more of the province. We eventually ended up in Vancouver when I was in high school.
An athletic scholarship for swimming led me south of the border for university. I majored in biology and chemistry with a minor in philosophy at Northern Illinois University. I returned to Vancouver for dental school and graduated from the University of British Columbia in 2004.
Like most new dental school graduates, I felt that the knowledge and abilities that I graduated with were not sufficient to adequately treat my patients. In fact, I am quite sure that the Latin writing on my degree translates loosely to “almost harmless.” Since graduating, I have dedicated myself to improving my knowledge and practical ability by training at some of the best dental 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. As professionals in a quickly evolving profession, 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 time into continuing education and work with the most respected instructors in dentistry to offer the finest care for my patients. As a part of this process, I have adopted procedures such as implant surgery, periodontal surgery, and bite reconstructions 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 a general dentist, 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.
Dr. Su-Ann Ng
Growing up in the ’70s meant I got to indulge in an abundance of processed and convenient fast foods, and the oh-so-addictive sugar-sweetened beverages. My parents both worked, and my grandmother would prepare meals that I now reflect upon with equal parts amusement and alarm. Looking back, I had a great childhood, despite frequent visits to the dentist and to the family doctor to treat what is completely and entirely preventable. From cavities, crooked teeth, swollen gums, grinding, to exhaustion, difficulty concentrating, sleep disturbances, and poor posture; who knew the mouth, with a perceived set of distinct issues, could contribute and initiate a deleterious domino effect of conditions throughout the body. Little did I know back then that my perceived “good” nutrition and oral habits would have such a direct impact on how my bones grew and related to one another. And how this relation would mean the difference between living a long, condition-free life and a chronically ailed one.
We are not born with something
We cannot change.
Fast forward thirty-plus years- three degrees, two moves, and two children later, I was none the wiser. In my combined 18 years as a clinician and educator, I have been steadfast in treating and advising on concerns using the conventional model I was trained on. Recognizing the number of chronic oral conditions that seemingly continue to persist through the generations despite all good intentions, accessibility to care, and what most would call “living a healthy lifestyle”, I felt a need to research and shift the focus to this prescribed way of conventional thinking. Unless we direct our attention toward identifying the root cause to explain the symptoms of a disease, our efforts may eventually feel futile. My father used to say, “comfort is counter to progress”, it was time to start thinking extraordinarily and explore beyond the conventional healthcare model.
I graduated with a Doctor of Dental Medicine Degree from the University of British Columbia. During my time there, the medicine and dental programs were merged in the first two years. Interestingly though, medicine and dentistry continue to remain segregated, and this has inadvertently cultivated a disconnect between the health of the mouth and the health of the rest of the body. Modern medicine would remain ambiguous regarding the oral and systemic health connection, and the delicate interplay between these systems can ultimately lead to either overall harmony or dysfunction. Through education and personalization, we can help bridge this gap between foreign and relatable and empower you to understand why it matters to pay attention.
I believe we all inherently want to live our best healthy lives. Our oral health and habits, development, and breathing, are physiologic pillars that determine the smooth operation of our biological systems. As the dentist at Camosun Dental Clinic, I have had the opportunity to screen, identify, and educate on this area of oral pathology, physiology, and sleep-disordered breathing for nearly a decade. My special interest certification and training in Craniofacial Dystrophy and Sleep Disordered Breathing, combined with advanced training and certification as an Oxygen Advantage instructor, means those who we have the privilege to look after in our office benefit from the expertise and care as part of a comprehensive approach to prevention and maintenance of functional oral health.
To this end, I hope to contribute to and elevate health in a way that supports individual needs through education, early intervention, and prevention.
Dr. Robert Yarmolinsky
Born and raised in Toronto, Dr. Yarmolinsky received his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Western Ontario with an honours specialization in Biology. After completing his bachelor’s degree, Rob attended York University and received the YUFA scholarship for having the highest GPA in the Faculty of Health Policy and Management. Rob graduated from dental school at the University of Toronto, receiving his DDS degree in 2021.
Rob has a passion for languages, learning Korean, and has spent time in Korea teaching English. His current language project is learning Mandarin.
After graduating from dental school, Rob worked in northern Alberta. Rob and his wife, Cindy, moved to BC earlier this year and recently added another member to their family, a beautiful son named Chistopher.
Contact Your Dental Clinic in Victoria
Book an appointment for your routine check-up, cleaning, or exam at our dental clinic in Victoria today. We are 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 and our patients can park at the City of Victoria parkades near the building. The two closest areas 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 the City of Victoria parkades in the downtown core. We look forward to serving you with high-quality dental services!