Dr. van As is in full-time private practice in North Vancouver which emphasizes implant, cosmetic restorative dentistry and short-term orthodontics.
Dr. Glenn A. van As
BSc, DMD, University of British Columbia
Meet Dr. van As
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.
When his father retired, Dr. van As maintained the practice and has been part of the Lynn Valley community for 27 years providing families with smiles since 1987.
Dr. van As has been placing implants since 2009 and restoring them for 20 years. In 2013 Glenn completed his master of implant training year-long program in Los Angeles with Dr. Sascha Jovanovic at the prestigious gIDE implant facility (Global Institute of Dental Education) receiving diplomas from gIDE as well as UCLA and their department of continuing dental education. In completing this intensive course.
He is an active member of International Congress of Oral Implantology ( ICOI) and a past member of the Renaissance Implant Study Club here in Vancouver and has experience both placing and restoring multiple implant platforms including HiOssen, Ankylos, Nobel, and Astra. He has written articles on the role of lasers with dental implants and was one of the first clinicians to begin placing HiOssen Implants in Canada.
Dr. van As is also on the faculty for the BITES Institute. The BITES Institute educates dentists on how to place and restore dental implants in their practice.
Since 1997, Glenn has worked exclusively with the Dental Operating Microscope (D.O.M.). for all of his clinical dentistry. He has travelled throughout North America and Internationally, lecturing and publishing about the benefits and challenges of incorporating microscopes into daily dental practice. Glenn at present is an active founding member and a Past President of the Academy of Microscope Enhanced Dentistry group (A.M.E.D.) (www.microscopedentistry.com ). He has released three DVDs on microscope positioning and how to incorporate the microscope into daily practice.
Dr. van As is also an active member of the Academy of Laser Dentistry and he holds a mastership in lasers from the ALD. Glenn has given over 600 lectures and hands-on workshops throughout Canada, USA, Europe, Asia, South America, India, Australia, and Japan on lasers, microscopes, aesthetic dentistry and dental implants and published over 50 articles. He acts as the Clinical Director for AMD Dental lasers and serves as a clinical advisor for Zolar lasers and BIolase lasers.