The Department of Pediatric Dentistry is located in BC Children’s Hospital. It is part of the Children’s and Women’s Health Centre of British Columbia and is located at 4480 Oak Street, Room 162 in the Ambulatory Care Building. The Children’s Hospital Dental Service has been a Department of the hospital since the late 1940s. The mandate of the Dental Department has changed over the years to meet the needs of secondary and tertiary level patients to be cared for in the province and for healthy children under the age of 4 years. The first salaried Head of Pediatric Dentistry was appointed in July, 1985.

Since 1985 oral health care services have been provided to the children of BC who cannot be treated in the community, either with local or general anesthesia. Dentistry has a dedicated operating room that is located in the main operating room area is available for the provision of comprehensive oral health care services and minor oral surgery under general anesthesia. Major oral maxillofacial surgery is performed in the Main OR. The three chair dental clinic is now located in the new Ambulatory Care Building. The service provides 24/7 emergency coverage for the management of oral trauma, infection and pain. Professional staff is on call as back-up to the dental residents who share call on a rotational basis.


Faculty Members

Washam Cheung

Clinical Associate Professor, UBC

Winnie Zhao

Kavita Mathu-Muju

Phoebe Tsang

Nancy Vertel

Rosamund Harrison

Professor and Head, Oral Health Sciences Pediatric Dentistry Chair

Joy Richman

Staff Members

Dr. Clive Bethel, Associate GP
Dr. Martin Braverman, Active Oral And Maxillofacial Surgeon
Dr. Mark Casafrancisco, Active Pediatric Dentist
Dr. Anabel Chan, Active Pediatric Dentist
Dr. Peter Chan, Active Pediatric Dentist
Dr. Brian Chanpong, Active Dental Anesthesiologist
Dr. Sam Chiang, Consulting Orthodontist
Dr. Theresa Chiang, Active Pediatric Dentist
Dr. Ed Chin, Active Pediatric Dentist
Dr. Jason Choi, Provisional Active Oral And Maxillofacial Surgeon
Dr. Jeff Coil, Active Endodontist
Dr. Lisa Coveney, Active Pediatric Dentist
Dr. Hasnain Dewji, Active Pediatric Dentist
Dr. Joel Fransen, Temporary Endodontist
Dr. Leo Fung, Provisional Consulting Prosthodontist
Dr. Janice Garrett, Associate GP
Dr. Anita Gartner, Active Pediatric Dentist
Dr. Geoff Grant, Provisional Active Pediatric Dentist
Dr. Paul Helpard, Consulting Orthodontist
Dr. John Hung, Active, GP
Dr. Ben Kang, Provisional Active Oral And Maxillofacial Surgeon
Dr. Christine Kim, Provisional Active Pediatric Dentist
Dr. Young Kuah, Active Orthodontist And Pediatric Dentist
Dr. Louisa Leung, Active Pediatric Dentist
Dr. Angelina Loo, Active Orthodontist
Dr. David Macdonald, Provisional Consulting Oral Radiologist
Dr. William Mcdonald, Active Oral And Maxillofacial Surgeon
Dr. Reza Nouri, Active Pediatric Dentist
Dr. Carter Ng, Temporary Pediatric Dentist
Dr. Benjamin Pliska, Provisional Active Orthodontist
Dr. Gerry Pochynok, Active Pediatric Dentist
Dr. Paul Pocock, Active Orthodontist
Dr. Mark Reichman, Active Oral And Maxillofacial Surgeon
Dr. Bradford Scheideman, Temporary Pediatric Dentist
Dr. Dorothy Sonya-Hoglund, Active Orthodontist And Oral Radiologist
Dr. Isaac Tam, Provisional Active Pediatric Dentist
Dr. Tim Tam, Active Pediatric Dentist
Dr. Priscilla Walsh, Provisional Active Periodontist
Dr. David Yang, Provisional Associate Oral Maxillofacial Surgeon
Dr. Jennifer Yee, Provisional Active Pediatric Dentist