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Dr. Chris Kan



Dr. Chris Kan


closed Dec.22 - Jan.9

Tuesday to Thursday
8:00 am to 6:00 pm
alternating Fridays
8:00 am to 5:00 pm

2696 Arbutus Street
(at West 11th Avenue)
Vancouver, BC  V6J 5L8



"For me dentists are my main fear.   After 20 years of being frightened of dentists I was forced to look for a dentist in Vancouver because of an accident. I had a broken tooth and found Dr. Chris Kan who was warned by myself that if he hurt me in any way I would hurt him back - that is how much fear I had of dentists. He made me a promise that I would not feel any thing and he kept his promise.    Dr. Kan with his skills and caring attitude has become a good friend and I will never go to another dentist as long as he is in business. I would like to take this chance to thank Chris for all the hard work he did for me correcting the mess the British dentists made of my teeth. Now I can smile without worrying about twisted and bad dental work.   Thank you Chris for everything."
— Robert Blair - patient since 1999

"We’ve been delighted with Dr. Chris Kan’s attentive service and dental treatments.   Dr. Kan is informative, open-minded, and highly responsive to our dental needs on a professional and personal basis.   He maintains an open and genuine relationship with us, and we always feel confident that Chris' advice is in our best interests.   We very strongly recommend Chris as a superb dentist."
— David & Angel - patients since 2004

"I wish to thank you for making it possible for me to eat and chew properly.   Please thank your staff for me.  They were very kind to me."
— André - patient since 2005

"Thank you for always being there when we have problems."
— L.L. - patient since 2005

"In all my years of dental appointments, I have never had as much 'face time' with the dentist as I did with Dr. Kan.   ...I thought he was calm, courteous and professional.  I would certainly recommend him."
— submitted online anonymously 2007

"I wanted to let you know how impressed I was with the treatment I received during my first visit to your clinic this morning.   It was by far the least amount of 'trauma' my mouth had ever felt during a check up/cleaning.   Thanks to you and your extremely helpful staff for making my visit a comfortable one."
— Richard S. - patient since 2008

"I wanted to thank you for your tremendous care of Alexander.   Not even knowing us you were willing to meet us at your office at 10:00 p.m. (to accommodate Alex’s hockey game).   Dr. Kan, you and your staff showed tremendous caring and compassion at what could have been a very traumatic time for Alex (having a tooth pulled) yet it turned into a positive experience for him (especially when the tooth fairy left him a book and $5.00) and he proudly displayed his tooth to everyone at school and at hockey the next day.   The follow-up call the next day was very much appreciated and never in my 40? years have I had a dentist office call the next day to check on a patient.   You have an amazing office environment and I am so very pleased that you will accept us as new patients."
— Debbie & Family - patients since 2008

"Thanks to all of you for your patience and understanding.    This is without doubt the best dental office I have ever been a patient at.    Thanks again for everything."
— Jennifer M. - patient since 2008

"Excellent thorough care and all done in a pleasant and caring manner.    Even a follow up phone call from the staff to check that everything was fine.   Would definitely recommend him."
— submitted online anonymously 2008

"I have, or should say had, a dental phobia until my appointment with Dr. Kan and his staff.    They were courteous, friendly and very professional.    Dr. Kan and the assistant made me feel at ease during my entire visit.    The office is clean and new and Dr. Kan uses very modern technology including digital photographs and x-rays.   I highly recommend Dr. Kan.    No more dental phobia for me!"
— submitted online anonymously 2008

"We would like to thank you for a wonderful new patient experience at your office this morning.    Thank you for taking the time to explain everything to us in such detail.    We left your office knowing a lot more about our dental health than we have ever known before.    Being able to see images of our teeth on the monitor was fascinating.    Everyone was very friendly, informative, and professional.    You have a great team working with you.    We felt very comfortable throughout our appointments.    At no point did we ever feel pressured or rushed.   Needless to say, we were very impressed!   We can't wait until our next visit.    Our teeth feel so clean right now!   We think you did a better job cleaning our teeth than our previous dentist.   You seemed much more thorough.   Keep it up because we absolutely love having a dentist like you.    Thanks again for taking care of our teeth!   You're awesome!"
— L. & G. - patients since 2009

"Thank you for the best dental experience of my life.  You are so patient, thorough, and wonderful at answering all of my many questions.   You are my favorite dentist of all time."
— Lauren K. - patient since 2009

"He is AMAZING. Great Dentist.  I would recommend him to anyone.  
His office staff is also great.   You always get nice, friendly service there."
— submitted online anonymously 2010

"An amazing dentist that actually makes me enjoy my visits.   Would suggest him to anyone! "
— submitted online anonymously 2010

"Thanks for one of the best dental experiences I have ever had.    You did a really detailed and professional examination.     And your high tech gear is cool and I appreciate your pleasant nature !     I have been to over 20 dentists in my life and like every profession they are all not the same, so keep up the good work ! "    
— Chris C. - patient since 2010

"I have worked with several dental professionals over the years, and the experience that you and your team deliver is exceptional."
— T. B. - patient since 2009

"He is the best dentist that I have had the opportunity to visit."
— submitted online anonymously 2012

"Dr. Kan is by far the best dentist I've had.     They never run late, I've had to wait maybe 5 minutes, and both the hygienists and Dr. Kan take the time to actually talk to you.     I have a huge fear of pain and needles and he always makes sure to check that I am doing ok, and goes a bit slower when doing fillings.     Definitely would recommend."
— submitted online anonymously 2012

"I have nothing but positive things to say about Dr. Kan and his staff.     He's an extremely knowledgeable and professional dentist."
— submitted online anonymously 2013

"I have had Dr. Kan as my dentist for at least 6 years now and he and his staff are truly amazing.     He's meticulous, stands behind his work, and is an incredibly careful and conscientious doctor.    The most painless, gentle dentist I have ever had.     He even replaced a crown I chipped, almost 5 years later, for free because HE felt it should have lasted longer.    Truly amazing!"
— submitted online anonymously 2013

"Thank you so much for everything you've done, and for all the amazing care we've received over the years!    You are a wonderful blend of meticulous and conscientious."
— C. & D. - patients since 2007, 2005

"Dr. Chris Kan is an excellent dentist with a great support staff.    My family and I have been patients of Dr. Kan's for a number of years and consistently receive exceptional dental care!"
— A. W. - patient since 2008

"Thank you for being so responsive to this patient's emergency call last month.    I was able to depart for Florida early the next day in comfort and with full confidence all was well."
— S. D. - patient since 2012

"Chris Kan and the team at Arbutus Point Dental far exceeded my expectations.

I had been putting off having dental work for many years as I was terrified of going to the dentist.    I got so stressed out about it that I would get an instant migraine whenever I went!   

I was also attempting to re-enamelize my teeth through diet and wanted to find a dentist who was open to what I was doing and would be accepting of my more holistic view on life and dentistry. I searched most of the lower mainland for a dentist I could resonate with, until I found Chris Kan.

On calling the office to ask my list of questions, I was greeted by a very friendly receptionist (Natalie) who instantly helped put me at ease whilst happily taking the time to answer my concerns.   I had many questions and Dr Kan personally answered the ones Natalie couldn't via email in a kind and genuine manner.    I am sure my list of questions would have been bothersome to most dentists, supported by the fact that many simply did not respond to my emails.   Having this contact directly with Dr Kan prior to our appointment definitely made me feel more comfortable.

On meeting Dr Kan I instantly felt more at ease from his beaming smile and eagerness to meet my own personal needs.   He was very professional and did a thorough exam of my teeth, using both digital xrays and a camera to show me the areas of concern.    He practices minimally invasive dentistry, which means he only does the work that really needs to be done.    He does not just fill a tooth because it has a stain or lack of enamel.    Dr Kan also uses air abrasion for much of his work, meaning he can often fill smaller cavities without the need for a drill, which is much better for our teeth.

I had a series of fillings with Dr Kan and I found his work to be thorough and meticulous. He really takes his time and the appointments were twice as long as they would have been with another dentist because he works so carefully and allows time for questions. (The air abrasion also takes longer).

In addition to being a great dentist Dr Kan actually went out of his way to courier in a particular fluoride-free composite material that I mentioned I would prefer for my fillings on an Easter Monday! This was above and beyond all my expectations. He does his very best to meet all his patient's needs, truly treating everyone as an individual. He knows his patients by name and will always check in to see how you are doing if he sees you around the office (as will the other staff). I appreciated the follow up email after all my work was completed and found the cost to be very reasonable for the exceptional service provided. I have gone from being terrified of going to the dentist to actually enjoying the experience - truly incredible!

In addition, I am also very impressed with Dana, the bubbly, friendly hygienist who completed the most thorough hygiene appointment I have ever had, removing most of the stains from my teeth and giving me good tooth care advice."

— S. W. - patient since 2014

"He is the best dentist I have ever visited. I had some bad and so so dentists in the past, and Dr. Kan is definitely at the top. His work is meticulous and ofhifh quality- he always takes the time for the details. I am anxious about going to the dentist (having stuff in frozen mouth and choking is a big fear) but Dr. Kan makes it less scary. If he could avoid a needle and freezing, he always does with me. He always asks if I have any questions and explains next steps which helps reduce my anxiety. He is very knowledgeable and looks out for the patient first. My spouse went in and enquired about getting crown for a dead tooth, but unlike other dentists, Dr. Kan suggested a cheaper and more reliable long term approach to improve the aesthetics of the tooth. I would recommend him and his work to anyone. I have a lot of confidence and trust in Dr. Kan and am so happy I found him." — submitted online anonymously 2014

"I am very pleased to offer my sincerest endorsement for Dr. Kan and his entire staff at Arbutus Point Dental Centre. My whole family goes to him and I know they fully support my endorsement. We have had cleaning, bridge work, crowns, fillings, teeth alignment and an implant, a full spectrum of dental care. We can sincerely speak to the professionalism they provide. We actually look forward to regular checkups. If you need a dentist or are unhappy with your current Dr I would highly recommend you consider Dr. Kan."
— D. G. - patient since 2014; family members patients since 2008, 2011, 2015

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