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Dr. Glenn A. van As graduated from the University of British Columbia (D.M.D.) in 1987. He is in full time private general practice and acted as a part time assistant clinical professor in the department of Oral Medicine at the University of British Columbia from 1989-1999. Dr. van As spent 18 years working with his father Dr. A.W.H van As in a group practice ( 1987-2005 ) when his father retired. He has been part of the Lynn Valley community for 27 years providing families with smiles since 1987.Learn More
Dr. Bentley is new to our office, joining us in 2016. She has practiced in North Vancouver since graduating from UBC Dental School in 1984. During Dental School, Dr. Bentley did a research project on Nursing Bottle Caries, a severe form of dental decay that affects children as young as 9 months, and up to 5 years of age. At the time, with 600 children in the study, this was the largest research project done on the subject. That year it was awarded the top pedodontic research in Canada.Learn More
Dr. Dean Choi attended the University of British Columbia for his B.Sc. double major in Biology and Psychology, and later pursued his dental degree from the University of Sydney. He returned to Vancouver where he was raised since the age of 9. He went to Champlain Heights Elementary and Sir Winston Churchill Secondary for the I.B. program, where he also served as the School President. Soon after dental school, he worked in Sydney, Australia for 3 years where he gained invaluable experience working with a dental team that focused on oral surgery, cosmetic, and complex restorative dentistry.Learn More
Lee-Ann is a certified Cosmetic Aesthetician and Skin Care Professional specializing in minimally invasive facial aesthetics, laser procedures and corrective medical skin care therapies.
Lee-Ann’s love for skin care lies in helping people to feel great, educating them about their skin and giving them the best experience possible.
She is a member of the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery, has received advanced training in Laser Physics, Laser Safety, Cosmetic Chemistry, Skin Structure and Function, Laser Hair Removal, Microdermabrasion,
Karen, a long time resident on the North Shore graduated from the Certified Dental Assisting program at Vancouver Vocational Institute in 1984. She spent her career working in private practice in North and West Vancouver. She completed the Prosthodontic Module in 1998, the Orthodontic Module in 2003 and has taken the Invisalign Certification course in 2008. She is in the process of obtaining her BC Instructor’s Diploma from Vancouver Community College.Learn More
Mira considers the comfort and health of her patients, both young and old, as her first priority while focussing on preventative dental therapy in order to provide the highest level of personalized care. She is a Registered Dental Hygienist with over 28 years of experience and has worked at Canyon Dental Centre for over 14 years. Her professional affiliations include being an active member, in good standing, with the BC Dental Hygienists Association, the Canadian Dental Hygienists Association as well as the College of Dental Hygienists of BC.Learn More
Morgan is a Registered Dental Hygienist, originally from Utah where she started her career in the dental field as a dental assistant before deciding to pursue Dental Hygiene. She has lived in Vancouver for the last two and a half years and graduated from Vancouver College of Dental Hygiene in 2015.Learn More
Cariza came from Winnipeg, Manitoba to pursue a Diploma in Dental Hygiene at the Vancouver College of Dental Hygiene two years ago. Prior to beginning her studies at VCDH, Cariza attended the University of Manitoba for her Undergraduate Studies. During her Dental Hygiene program, she was recognized for the CDHBC's Highest Overall Achievement in the first year of studies.Learn More
Jessica has worked with Dr. Glenn van As since 2000 after graduating as a Certified Dental Assistant from Vancouver Community College. She is compassionate and caring with all people and is committed to improving the health and wellness of our patients.Learn More
Bita is certified dental assistant and have been working at Canyon Dental & Laser since 2013. She finished her degree at the CDI college becoming the "clinician of the year" due to her outstanding performance and academics. Bita is very high spirited and enthusiastic about all disciplines of dentistry. She is a professional make-up artist and finds cosmetic dentistry in line with her previous skills.Learn More
Haleema is a Certified Dental Assistant who obtained her certification at CDI College. She enjoys fashion, beauty, food, outdoors and ofcourse dentistry! Her favourite part about her job is that she gets to interact with & care for people of various backgrounds & ages.Learn More
Samantha's career path in dentistry has just begun although she has always had a strong desire to help those in need. Sam's passion started in policing but she found herself seeking for change. She thought that due to her affection towards all animals, veterinary would be her calling. After a few years of working side by side with wounded animals she felt it became to emotional for her which lead her into dentistry as a dental assistant.Learn More
Hi, my name is Jess and I am happy to be a member of the Canyon team. I started my career in dentistry the year of 2014, as a chair side dental assistant in a small practice. Over the following few months I began to appreciate the administrative side of the practice and soon began working as a receptionist. This interest inspired me to go back to post secondary school for business administration. I soon after obtained the position I have now at Canyon Dental, working in the administrative team to ensure all accounts are properly maintained. In my personal life, you can find me outdoors (taking a long walk on the beach), spending time with family and friends, or cooking up a storm.Learn More
Erin joined CANYON Dental in February of 2016. She recieved her Medical Office Assistant diploma in 2012 where she has grown a passion for helping others. Although she originally planned to pursue a career as a health care, Erin has found she prefers Dentistry. She loves the time she gets to spend building relationships in a way she wouldn’t be able to if she were treating patients. Erin most enjoys organizing and implementing new systems to provide a better experience for our clients. In addition to working at the practice full time, she enjoys spending time with friends and family.Learn More
Bryanne obtained her certificate as a Dental Receptionist in 2016 from BCIT. She is a passionate and patient advocate who helps our patients feel relaxed and heard through their questions, and answers them in a professional and kind manner. Aside from work, Bryanne loves spending time with family, her 3 dogs, and friends.Learn More