Dr. Katherine Wong, Doctor of Dental Medicine

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Dr. Katherine Wong, Doctor of Dental Medicine

Dr. Wong Dr. Wong graduated from UBC dentistry in 2000, with an undergraduate Science degree in Cellular, molecular and microbiology from the University of Calgary in 1993 followed by a Master's degree in Microbiology from UBC in 1996. She has had multiple research publications and was a speaker at The World Conference of Dental research in 1999. She practiced as an associate in offices in Port Coquitlam and North Vancouver prior to buying this practice in Richmond in 2004. Dr. Wong is known for her gentle touch and quality work. She is very deliberate and thorough, so much so that she drives her hygienists batty over how long she takes with the check up exams. She has a strong sense of ethics, and would never recommend something to her patients that she didn't think was necessary to ensure their continued oral health. She is happily married with two beautiful kids, Michael and Alicia. She admits that it's tough to balance work and family, but the smiles on her patients’ faces at the office and the hugs she gets from her kids definitely make it all worthwhile.

Dr. Wong keeps current by attending a myriad of study clubs and various dental conventions:

  • attends Pacific Dental Convention yearly
  • is a member of the UBC Orthodontics study group
  • completed the Invisalign Certificate level 1 (in 2003)
  • was a member of the Prosthodontics  and Implants  study group mentored by Dr. Grahm Matheson (from 2001 – 2003)
  • was a member of the sleep apnea study group mentored by Dr. Alan Lowe (2004-2005)
  • attended occlusion and esthetics  study group mentored by Dr. John Nasedkin (2007-2008)

Arlene, Registered Dental Hygienist

Arlene As the Mona Lisa is to the Louvre, so is Arlene to our office. She is our much beloved dental hygienist, and the fact that she is so well regarded by our patients is apparent by the overwhelming concern shown when she had a health crisis last year. Happily, she is now healthy and once more providing outstanding dental care.

Arlene is a graduate of the University of Manitoba, and wonders where all the years went. She moved to Richmond with her husband, Mike, and 2 kids, Carly and Kevin. She may have escaped the frigid winters and buzzing skeeters but still retains the friendly and tough prairie mentality. Her kids are now happy, thriving adults who have no idea that their mom shares their childhood adventures and misadventures with her patients. The other members of the family are Oscar and Emmy, who, in her opinion, just happen to be the two most adorable wheaten terrier cross pooches. Arlene loves to stay fit by doing pilates and ab classes, running, and cycling. She is also a very avid hockey nut. Go Canucks!

"Dental health is a barometer for overall health, and I really want my patients to know about the relationship that exists between gingival health and systemic diseases like diabetes and cardiovascular diseases."

Jennifer, Administrator

Jenn The friendly voice on the other end of the phone belongs to the petite dynamo that is Jenn. Don't let her small packaging fool you - she is big in the heart and soul department. She joined the office soon after graduating, and has been running the front as efficiently as a maestro conducts a symphony. She is definitely not a technophobe, and she enthusiastically embraces the latest trends and gizmos that come out. Not only is she the office receptionist, she is also her colleagues' tech support person. In her down time, Jenn enjoys spending time with her friends and her chinchilla, Naughty Boy, so named because he's always trying to break out of his cage. Her ideal vacation would involve the passions in her life: travel, food, photography and of course, shopping! Fun fact: don't give Jenn more than a cup of coffee, unless you want to see her impression of a hummingbird on amphetamines