Originally from the tiny province of Prince Edward Island, I was introduced to the role in which dentists can provide honest, ethical care for a community for whom all are considered close extended family by my father, a dentist of 41 years.
I attended Dalhousie University, graduating in 2001 with an advanced major in Biology and again in 2005 with a Doctor of Dental Surgery. During my dental education I completed two, three month internships at the VGH hospital in Oral Maxillofacial surgery. After which I completed a one year hospital based residency program at the University of Western Ontario, focusing on sedation, surgery, pediatrics, and medically compromised patients.
Since graduating I have become a published author, graduated the OHSU dept of dentistry residency in conscious sedation and maintain an active role in the College of Sedation Dentistry & American Dental Society of Anesthesiology, have completed a fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry, an award achieved through extensive continuing education. Additionally, I have enjoyed the rewards of providing dental services to remote and high need areas such as Costa Rica, Cuba and Canada’s First Nation Communities in remote parts of the far north. Additionally I provide dental services at Kelowna’s Gospel Mission Clinic and mentor the UBC Dental Residents.
In my off time I enjoy exploring the lakes, mountains and valleys of the beautiful Okanagan as well as enrolling in numerous continuing education courses in dentistry.