Your First Visit
Dr. Chris Kan
2696 Arbutus Street
(at West 11th Avenue)
Vancouver, BC V6J 5L8
We're equipped to the gills with state of the art technology, including digital imaging - to help you better understand your oral health and to assist in your own treatment planning.
'Seeing is believing' was never truer.
With intra-oral cameras and digital x-rays we're able to educate and inform you so that you can understand your oral health and play an active part in planning your own treatment.
You don't have to take someone's word for it any more when you can see it for yourself.
Our office is one of the first in the world to use the award-winning Sharp
Plasmacluster FP-R65CX Air Purifying System in a clinical area to continuously clean airborne contaminants such as bacteria, viruses, pollen, and even dust. Its true HEPA filter captures 99.97% of particles that are 0.3 microns and larger. Read or watch how this amazing technology works. Breathe fresher, cleaner
air during your treatment...no more 'dental office smell' !
- Intra-oral Cameras We take close-up photos of all your teeth so that you can view magnified (10-40X actual size) images of your teeth, gums, and smile.
- Digital X-Rays Traditional x-rays are small, flimsy, black & white pictures of your teeth - difficult to read even for those of us who went through dental school.
Digital x-rays allow us to enlarge those same x-ray images full-screen on the LCD right beside you, making it possible for you to understand your oral health.
Another advantage is that we can use far (up to 90%)less radiation! See below for a table illustrating the relative exposures to dental and medical radiation.
Dental and Medical Radiation versus Background Radiation
||Radiation Dose (uSv)
||Equivalent Background Exposure
|Complete series (18 films)
||30 - 170
||4 - 21 days
||3 - 11
||1/2 - 1 day
||10 - 12 days
Data from: 2008 brochure from Orbit Oral/Maxillofacial Imaging & Diagnostic Services (Vancouver, Canada) via the following sources -
Health Protection Agency (www.hpa.org.uk), International Commission on Radiological Protection
(www.icrp.org), ACR/RSNA (www.radiologyinfo.org), X-rays in Dentistry. JADA, 1982, 104(4), 438.