Tag Archives: Early Childhood

The importance of early dental health

I’ve recently had a number of patients and friends asking me the question “When do we first bring our child in to see you?” The answer is surprising to a lot of parents – for many years, the stock answer was 3 years old. The problem with that is a kid can already be in a lot of trouble with lots of cavities by the Read More →



This May 5, I’m running a half-marathon in the BMO Vancouver Marathon as a RUN4HOPE participant. I chose KidSafe as my charity of choice because I’ve been consistently impressed by the work that KidSafe does. KidSafe is a local Vancouver charity that provides nurturing safe havens to 450 vulnerable, referred inner-city children each year. They provide 34,800 nutritious meals, and 121,800 hours of free developmental programming, safe Read More →

A little something on pregnancy and preventative dentistry

In general, being proactive beats being reactive. Earlier intervention is more effective than treatment. Being proactive is usually cheaper and works better than reacting to a problem that has already developed. The same goes for our children as much as anything else: research has shown just how important the early years are in a child’s development and flourishing. For example, we know that children who Read More →