Lessons From Frances

I found out recently that my oldest patient had passed away. She had fully lived all of her 97 years and I felt reflective about the time I had spent with her. I learned a great deal from Frances, and it has inspired me to write this post, with the blessing of her family. Lessons from Frances Frances was a wonderful treasure for us at Harmony Dental Studio, and we always enjoyed seeing her. I will always remember her warm

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Dentist shouts “Last Call!” Use Your 2017 Dental Insurance Benefits

Seasons change Autumn is in full swing. October brings cooler weather and fall holidays. Hopefully you have found time this season for a dentist visit. I have a compelling reason to book now if you haven’t been in yet. Dental insurance year end is near. It is really early to start talking about the New Year. Your teeth, your smile, your health doesn’t care what day, week or month it is.   My job As a dentist my primary goal is

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Botox for Stress

Yup. It’s not a typo. This blog post is advocating the use of Botox to help manage the signs and symptoms of stress. Now, don’t get me wrong. Eliminating sources of stress from our lives by making lifestyle changes is the best thing you can do. The message that I want to convey though is that certain effects of stress can be reduced by Botox as a therapeutic agent. Perception The general sentiment when hearing about botox is that it

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Fall in love with your smile

My path I had really crooked teeth in my youth. A shy kid who didn’t smile much because I didn’t want to show my teeth. We were struggling to get by, but somehow my mom managed to start me in orthodontics. I was that odd kid, so very happy to have braces. It is that investment in me that I credit as the first time I felt a real value and self worth. The changes were apparent in more than my teeth and I

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Snoring and Sleep Apnea – TOP 5 reasons for oral appliances.

A better sleep. It seems obvious but if you are snoring or waking at night you are losing out on REM sleep. REM (Rapid Eye Movement) is our most restful and important phase of sleep. The result is chronic daytime sleepiness. Unfortunately, many sufferers don’t know what they are missing as fatigue is their normal. A happier spouse Let’s face it, its hard to sleep near someone who snores. Turning down the volume is a better option than separate bedrooms. 

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Saving teeth when “It doesn’t hurt”.

I understand the thought saying “it doesn’t hurt” but waiting until is does can mean serious problems. This common refrain from my patients after I explain a problem I see with their teeth. Like cancer, caries (tooth decay) and periodontal disease often doesn’t hurt until the end. Fixing the ‘hurt’ is much harder (and expensive!) than fixing a smaller problem with teeth. Why doesn’t it hurt? This is one of those tough things to explain. Mostly because, even as a dentist

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FIVE fast fact that tell the REAL story behind my FIVE years as a Dentist in Richmond BC

This past weekend my team, my family and I celebrated Harmony Dental Studio being open for 5 years. It is a true milestone in my life as well as my profession. Instead of recounting my entire journey, here are the ‘five fast facts’ about my life and the practice in the past half-decade. I started from scratch. That means zero patients. Most of the time a dentist will purchase a practice and take over another dentists’ patients and start to

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Once Upon A Time filming #Smilesonset with @Harmonydentalstudio

Watching the filming? Come visit Harmony Dental Studio courtyard for your popcorn fix and enter your ‘smile selfie’ for a chance to win custom teeth whitening. Show us your #Smilesonset Steveston is a magical place in Richmond. I love my home and community. Every once and a while we get an extra touch of magic, the extra special ABC and Disney kind. Our little village is transformed into Storybrooke. The setting for the hit series Once Upon A Time. I’m

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Back to School, Back to Braces.

Obviously I’m all for keeping teeth. Straight teeth are easier to keep. This video kind of sums up my thoughts. I’m so happy to work with Dr. Matthew Witt in providing the best care for our patients. He helps those with orthodontic needs out of my clinic on Fridays. We are walking distance from McMath.

Being an Invisible Artist

Maybe the connection between dentistry and artistry isn’t clear to many people. After all, my best works are never seen. I hide the edges of veneers, tuck my porcelain work between teeth and under gumlines. I change smiles, align teeth, put teeth in and take them out. I rebuild mouths, restore function, reduce pain and prolong life. There is a real art in all of that. The art of caring for a person. Seeing a life they want for themselves

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Our Services

Our focus is on prevention based care of the highest quality. We aim to preserve your natural teeth and when restoring your smile, using materials that are the most natural for a healthy and long term result.

Routine Dental Procedures

Routine Dental Procedures

Regular care and maintenance of a healthy smile for every year of you life. Your best smile need regular attention and care both by yourself at home and by our team of oral care professionals. We can help asses what your home care is like and offer suggestions on which products would work best for your needs and how to use them. Often a small change can greatly improve long term oral health. Read More

Aesthetic and Restorative

Esthetic and Restorative

Helping you shine is where we shine. We place a high priority on honing the skills and having the cutting edge equipment and products for our patients who want to improve the look and functions of their teeth. We do life changing dentistry and are proud of it! Read More

Orthodontic Services