Dr. Joan M Lai

“I have always considered patient care to be my number one priority as a dentist. I strive hard to earn the trust of my patients by providing comprehensive, high quality dental care in a gentle, empathetic and trusting environment provided by the whole dental team. I believe in spending time talking with with patients to ensure they understand their treatment options and to assist them in achieving long term dental health. I am also very committed to being current with the latest in technology and procedures through attending continued dental education, study clubs and dental conferences. I consider myself very lucky to be in a profession the I truly enjoy. It is a privilege to be able to help others.”

Dr. Joan Lai was born and raised on Vancouver Island. In 1994, she completed her Bachelors of Science in Molecular Biology and Molecular Genetics at the University of Toronto, then earned her Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry at the University of Manitoba in 1998.

Dr. Lai is committed to lifelong learning. She is a member of the Greater Vancouver Study Club, the Canadian Academy of Restorative Dentistry and Prosthodontics (CARDP), and the Clinically Applicable Oral Pathology study club with Dr. Charles Shuler. She regularly pursues continuing education by attending conferences and hands-on courses in dental surgery.

In her spare time, Dr. Lai loves spending time with her husband and two children, travelling, reading, trying new restaurants and cuisines, watching movies, and go for long walks along the beautiful shorelines of Vancouver.