At Okanagan Dentistry, their philosophy is simple, they strive to improve their patients’ lives through dentistry, a philosophy entrenched in everything they do.
“All dentistry should both look great and allow your teeth to work as perfectly as possible. By improving the appearance of your smile, you ultimately feel more confident. And while we love that, at our practice we also strive to improve our patients’ lives overall. We believe the highest possible quality is just as important as the way it appears outwardly,” says Dr. Evan Wiens.
Dr. Ian Leitch, Dr. Evan Wiens, and Dr. Natashia Bose-Roberts make up the dental team at Okanagan Dentistry. Together they strive to be on the forefront of dentistry, which allows them to provide specialized treatment plans tailored for each patient.
“We practice comprehensive dentistry,” he says. “When someone comes in to the office we assess the other factors in their life as well as their oral health. A person is a lot more than just their teeth.”
This belief grew partly from time spent at The Kois Center, an accredited program dedicated to advancing dentistry through science. “When a new patient comes in, we like looking at the whole self and how we increase the quality of their lives.”
Okanagan Dentistry looks after patients from two years old to 102. They are a fully accessible practice, which includes a wheelchair lift. This allows them to see patients in long-term care that otherwise would not have access to care.
“We can provide full mouth rehabilitation for people who may not have previously been able to chew or have worn down their teeth,” says Dr. Wiens.
This includes on-site implant surgery to replace missing teeth from start to finish. While many dental clinics refer out the surgical part of the treatment, at Okanagan Dentistry it can usually be performed right in the office.
“Jaw joint pain is a lot more common than you might think,” he says. “For therapeutic reasons, I began to use Botox to address jaw issues. We have found it also helps with tension headaches from long hours spent staring at a computer.” Botox is also administered in the office for cosmetic procedures.
Another common issue seen in dentistry is poor quality of sleep due to snoring or breathing problems. “When a patient comes in feeling fatigued or is frequently experiencing headaches, there is a good chance we can help.”
One option is a 3D printed sleep apparatus that helps bring the jaw forward and open the airway. “It’s amazing how much you can change someone’s life by helping them sleep better. The device we deliver is easy to wear, not cumbersome and comes with
The entire team at Okanagan Dentistry believes in total patient care delivered in a welcoming environment. “Everyone here is fantastic to work with, and I would especially like to recognize Maureen, our treatment coordinator,” Dr. Wiens says gratefully. “Our office would not function without her. She plays a huge part in our ability to provide comprehensive care and make our patients feel comfortable throughout the often complex treatment process.”
To learn more or find out how the team at Okanagan Dentistry can improve your life, call today.
“When a new patient comes in, we like looking at the whole self and how we increase the quality of their lives.”
Dr. Evan Wiens.