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Education

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Philosophy

 

I take time getting to know each of my patients and do a thorough assessment so I can tailor a comprehensive plan to match their personal needs and lifestyles.

My journey to becoming a dentist was 10 years post secondary. Even though I have completed my schooling, I consider myself a lifelong learner.

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Philosophy

Growing up, I was fortunate to have had an amazing dentist who shaped my perception of dentistry in a positive way. I realise there are many people who have fears and concerns around dental treatment, and I’d like to help change that. A smile is the first thing people notice, and I want my patients to wear their smile with confidence. By I taking time getting to know each of my patients and by doing a thorough assessment, I can tailor a comprehensive treatment & prevention plan matching their personal needs and lifestyle.

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Education

My journey to becoming a dentist was 10 years post secondary. My training began at UVic where I studied Microbiology. After my undergraduate degree, I moved to Montreal and spent a year doing research at McGill University. , I then move to Detroit, Michigan where I completed my Doctor of Dental Surgery degree at the University of Detroit Mercy. Even though I have completed my schooling, I Iike to consider myself a lifelong learner as I continue to upgrade my expertise on the newest technology and procedural advancements.

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Professional Affiliations

 

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Additional Skills

 

I love to share my passion and knowledge of health and wellness to help individuals thrive in my local and dental community.

Staying connected and involved with my profession is important to me. That is why I am active in multiple dental associations.

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Additional Skills

Dentistry is a complex field involving a wide range of skillsets. I want to be able to evaluate and treat my patients in a comprehensive way. In order to do this, I have invested in a great deal of time in advanced education through courses, seminars and workshops. Some of these areas include advanced training in surgery, orthodontics, periodontics, cosmetics and restorative dentistry.

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Professional Affiliations

Staying connected and involved with my profession is important to me. That is why I am active in multiple dental associations. Some of these organizations include: Canadian Dental Association, BC Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, American Dental Association.

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Research

Having a solid foundation in the collection and interpretation of data allows me to look at things with a critical eye so I can make well founded and informed decisions for my patients.

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Research

Research formed an important component of my undergraduate degree. I have grown to love and appreciate its importance even more, now that I am a clinician. Having a solid foundation in the collection and interpretation of data, allows me to look at things with a critical eye so I can make well founded and informed decisions. I have been lucky to be able to participate in research in a broad range of fields-- from pediatric public health to experimental medicine.

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Community Outreach

 

Providing dentistry to those who may not have regular access to it has always been a passion of mine.

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Community Outreach

Providing dentistry to those who may not have regular access to it for the betterment of their oral and general health has always been a passion of mine. Over the years, I have spent countless hours providing free dentistry in the various communities I have lived in and visited. Whether its volunteering in free clinics in Michigan, travelling to Mexico for a dental mission trip, or, most recently, serving those in the Downtown East Side, my intention is to continually promote goodness and help improve quality of life.

I take time getting to know each of my patients and do a thorough assessment so I can tailor a comprehensive plan to match their personal needs and lifestyles.

 

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Babar is our office therapy dog. He is an Australian Labradoodle, bred and selected for animal-assisted therapy. Not only is Babar friendly, gentle and calming, he is also hypoallergenic!

 

 

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Education

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Philosophy

 

My philosophy is to empower patients with education to investigate and understand their dental health

“Learning is a treasure that will follow its owner everywhere”

 

 - Chinese Proverb

 

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Education

My father cultivated in me a thirst for knowledge at a young age and I allowed my curiosity to guide my life path. This led to diversified education and experiences, bringing unique perspectives toward dentistry. Fascinated towards science and healing of the human body, I started my journey studying Biochemistry at the University of Windsor. The curiosity for exploring my entrepreneurial and creative side led me to pursue a Masters of Business at the Odette School of Business. Combining the two, and recognizing the importance of the mouth as the gateway to overall health, led me to Dentistry at the University of Toronto Doctor of Dental Surgery. My focus has been expanding knowledge with training in Sleep Dentistry (e.g. Sleep Apnea), Prosthodontics (e.g. Dentures), Dental Nutrition, Digital Dentistry, and Minimal Invasive Treatment (e.g. Lasers).

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Philosophy

The mouth is crucial to overall health as it is one of the gateways into the human body. It is a critical infrastructure that supports sleep, taste, nutrition, and speech. Most importantly, it supplies oxygen to your vital organs as the upper jaw bone forms the nasal passages and the lower jaw bone forms the lower airways. My practice philosophy is preventative education, functional dentistry (linking the brain, body, mouth, gut, and airway complex), and comprehensive customized care to fulfill individualistic needs and motivate patients to restore and maintain their oral and overall health. I believe in the power of self action. I love sharing knowledge so you feel inspired to build healthy habits. My hope is for you to become the master of your own health and for me to guide and support you.

I love to share my passion and knowledge of health and wellness to help individuals thrive in my local and dental community.

 

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Additional Skills

 

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Additional Skills

For over 10 years, yoga became a lifestyle as it helped me find “balance” in handling life’s challenges from the academic world to the corporate world and to the dental world. This led me to become a Certified Hatha Yoga Teacher (200 hr YTC), Chromatic Level 1 Yoga Teacher, and Daring to Rest Yoga Nidra Facilitator, and explore other wellness modalities. I love to share what I have learned to help others thrive, founding the Dental Student Society Wellness Committee at the Faculty of Dentistry University of Toronto, providing yoga workshops to healthcare professionals, teaching yoga to my local community, and incorporating a holistic and compassionate approach to dentistry. These life paths have led me to dig deeper and identify the intimate connections of your craniofacial and body complex.

Everyone should have access to dental care; therefore, I am drawn to servicing remote areas to address dental accessibility challenges.

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Community Outreach

 

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Community Outreach

I spent the last year working in the small and remote town of Geraldton, Ontario in Northern Canada, where I provided dental service to indigenous communities in the surrounding areas and from fly-in reservations. My intention is to continue to help and empower under-serviced communities with limited access to dental care by providing dental services, resources, and education.

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Professional Affiliations

 

Staying active and involved in various dental associations allows for continual learning and understanding of the latest dental advancements and knowledge.

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Professional Affiliations

I am connected and active on the Ontario Dental Association, British Columbia Dental Association, Canadian Dental Association, and American Academy of Craniofacial Pain.

When I am not practicing dentistry, my other passion is to teach and practice yoga and advance my knowledge in wellness and nutrition. Stay tuned for yoga offerings in Sechelt with me.

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Extra-Curricular

I rejuvenate and energize with mindful movement practices (e.g. yoga, dance), meditation, singing, exploring nature, and getting to know the community (e.g. sharing yoga and guided sleep meditation).

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Growing up, I was fortunate to have had an amazing dentist who shaped my perception of dentistry in a positive way. I realize there are many people who have fears and concerns around dental treatment, and I’d like to help change that. A smile is the first thing people notice, and I want my patients to wear their smile with confidence.

 

By taking time getting to know each of my patients and by doing a thorough assessment, I can tailor a comprehensive treatment & prevention plan matching their personal needs and lifestyles

My philosophy is to empower patients with education to investigate and understand their dental health. By creating a comfortable and relaxing dental experience, individuals look forward to their dental visit, and are motivated to take better care of their oral health.

 

The mouth is extremely important as it is literally the gateway or opening into the human body. The bacterial flora in your mouth affects the health of your body, linking to illnesses such as Cardiovascular Disease and Diabetes. Your teeth contribute to proper speech, nutrition, preservation of facial bone structure, and your psychological and overall wellness. I believe in preventative education and comprehensive customized care to fulfill individualistic needs and motivate patients to restore and maintain their oral health. I recognize the prevalence of dental anxiety and fear and hope to change that by creating a comfortable, calm, and caring experience so patients can look forward to their dental visit.

 

We pride our selves on a quick response time. Call us today at 604 740 5655.

 

Location: 5699 Dolphin st. Sechelt B.C.