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Meet The Doctors

Skill and compassion go hand in hand when providing exceptional patient care. As dental professionals, we stay up to date on the latest advancements in dentistry in order to provide the most current treatment options for our patients. As doctors, we recognize that our patients are unique individuals who have placed a great deal of trust in us and our team. That is just one reason why we value each and every patient relationship.

We appreciate the time you’ve taken to visit this site and find out more about this dental practice, our team, and the many services we can provide to help you achieve optimum oral health.

Dr. Andy S. F. Lam, BDent Hons, BSc Hons

Dentist

Dr. Lam joined our team at Joyce Station full-time in September 2017, and has been continuing the tradition of ongoing personal and caring dentistry our office has been known for since we opened our doors over 20 years ago. 

He first graduated from UBC with Honours in Biophysics before moving to Australia to study dentistry at the University of Sydney, graduating again with Honours in 2012.  After graduating, he was a resident dental officer at the Tweed Hospital in New South Wales, Australia for two and a half years.  There, he treated a variety of medically and dentally challenged patients of all ages before heading back to Canada to be closer to his family.

Previous to joining our team, he worked in the Kitsilano area under the guidance of a specialist Prosthodontist, and now has been bringing his expertise to our little family at Joyce Station Dental for the last 2 years.  Dr. Lam strives to deliver all facets of dentistry to a high standard, and is particularly good with children.  On his days off you may find him taking his dog, Milo, out on his bicycle, his motorcycle, or even a paddleboard in Deep Cove (when the temperature cooperates, of course!) 

We're happy to have Dr. Lam, and Milo, as part of our team!

 


Dr. Curtis R. Schlappner, D.M.D.

Dentist

Dr. Schlappner graduated from the UBC Faculty of Dentistry in 1995, and has been proud to make his dental home in the Joyce/Collingwood area since 1996.  Born and raised in British Columbia, his passion for helping others led him to dentistry, and he has become well known over the last 20 years for his compassion and care for his patients.  Living life to the fullest with family, he firmly believes in creating balance in life, shown by his love of outdoor activities. An avid kayaker, you may find him out on the water after a full day of caring for his patients, or you may also catch him on his day off riding around on his motorcycle!  Dr. Schlappner is a genuinely caring person, and will always take time with his patients to answer questions and explain treatment options.  Many of our patients have been coming to see him since he first opened the clinic, but he always welcomes new faces. He looks forward to meeting you!


Dr. Jessamine Martinez, BDent Hons

Dentist

We welcome Dr. Martinez to our Joyce Station family! 

Dr. Martinez was born and raised in Vancouver.  She graduated with an undergraduate degree in Psychology from the University of British Columbia.  Her passion for dentistry took her to Australia where she obtained her dental degree at the University of Sydney in 2014, graduating with Honours.  She then worked for 2 years at Sydney Dental Hospital as an Endodontic Resident prior to returning home to practice in Vancouver.  She enjoys all aspects of Dentistry and is committed to providing quality, patient-centred care to the highest technical standards while maintaining compassion and warmth that ensures patients are relaxed and comfortable. 

Outside the work environment, Dr. Martinez enjoys hiking, swimming, reading, and spending time with family and friends. 


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