I’m a General Dentist in Calgary and an owner of both Beacon Smiles Dental. I grew up in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, and received my D.M.D. in 2002 from the College of Dentistry at the University of Saskatchewan. While in dental school, I worked together with the orthodontic department. For two years I contributed and revised the orthodontic curriculum for the school. It was at that point that my passion for orthodontics developed. Since then, I have participated in multiple orthodontic courses with a specific focus on more progressive and innovative approaches to orthodontics.
Over the last 18 years, I became extremely passionate about early intervention dental treatment in young children. As I’ve seen many times before too often opportunities for facial growth modification are missed. With the newer understanding of the causes of orthodontic problems, such as mouth breathing, poor tongue posture, and improper swallow, we can steer jaw and facial growth towards a more optimal path. As a result of early treatment, unnecessary teeth extractions and surgery may be avoidable in most cases. More importantly, negative facial growth affecting both health and cosmetics can hopefully be prevented. Also, treating the true causes of the orthodontic problems would lead to a more stable result that will reduce the chances of relapse.
As a general dentist in Calgary, I enjoy providing orthodontic services for my patients. It provides me the opportunity to engage with patients in a more holistic approach by ensuring their gum and teeth health is optimal during treatment. I can also effectively coordinate cosmetic procedures (cosmetic fillings and/or veneers) along with orthodontics so that the treatment yields the best outcome possible.
I work hard to maintain a fun, caring, and professional environment at my dental office in Calgary. Within this environment, my goal is to provide patients with personalized treatment that leads them to enjoy a lifetime of happy healthy smiles.
My aim in orthodontics is not just focused on straightening teeth. My treatment objectives also include:
The devices and techniques I use to achieve my results are: