The team at Acorn Dental is always happy to accept new patients. We offer extended hours for your convenience, Monday thru Friday. Our dental office is equipped to help make your time with us as comfortable as possible.

Our dental team includes general practitioners Dr. Ryan Bigelow, Dr. Chad Peterson, Dr. Leah van Draanen, and Dr. Sandy Crocker, along with a very talented, and supportive team of Registered Dental Hygienists and Certified Dental Assistants. Our philosophy of taking good care, means we take pride in ensuring that every patient experience at Acorn Dental is an exceptional one.

Everyone welcome. Call us today!

Good News! Acorn Dental is Open!

Our continuing commitment to our patients will be to help out anyone in pain first. If you need some help, please call us at 250-833-1828 for an appointment.  Only patients with pre-booked appointments are allowed in the office to follow safety protocol and physical distancing.

Our COVID Clean Commitment:

  1. New COVID screening rules: Please be prepared to answer our government required COVID screening questions. If you’ve travelled internationally lately you may be asked to delay your appointment.
  1. Social Distancing still in effect: Our waiting room is open. Our goal is to make sure we keep each other safe, so please don’t bring anyone else to your appointment (except a child-parent situation). You’ll notice fewer patients in our office too, to keep social distancing easier.
  1. New personal protection rules: As a patient you aren’t being asked to do anything special. We’re working in close compliance with Work Safe BC, and the College of Dental Surgeons of BC to use the most safe approaches to dentistry. You’ll notice us face shields and masks.

Acorn Dental thanks you for your patience during these challenging times. We’ve made it as simple as possible for you here, while maximizing safety for everyone. We look forward to helping everyone as our practice gets back to doing regular cleanings and check-ups in the next coming weeks.


Dr. Ryan Bigelow, General Dentist
Dr. Chad Peterson, General Dentist
Dr. Leah van Draanen, General Dentist

Oral Surgery

Acorn Surgical Centre offers sedation dentistry for extractions in Salmon Arm! Dr. Sandy Crocker takes good care of patients in a calm, comfortable, relaxed environment. Please call 250.833.1828 for details.

  • No anxiety
  • No referrals necessary
  • Saturday appointments only
  • No specialist fees
  • We can bill insurance directly
  • Less travel time
  • Everyone welcome