Meet The Dentist

Dr. Don Anderson was born and raised in Vancouver. He graduated from the University of British Columbia in 1974 with B.Sc. and D.M.D. degrees. Dr. Anderson's has limited his General Practice, to Implant Dentistry. Dr. Anderson has been placing implants since 1988. He was the co-founder of the first surgically dedicated implant study club in North America (1992). Dr. Anderson mentors three Study Clubs for Dentists on advanced concepts in implant dentistry in Vancouver. He has lectured in Alberta, British Columbia and Ontario on Implant Dentistry and is the past president of the Oral Implantology Surgical Seminars. He earned Fellowships with the International Congress of Oral Implantologists (1993), the American College of Dentists, the International College of Dentists, the Academy of Dentistry International and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry. Dr. Anderson is a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral Implantology. This is the highest level of recognition in the world, in the field of implant dentistry. Less than 400 dentists in the world have received such honour. Dr. Anderson is one of two Canadian Board Examiners for the American Board of Oral Implantology. He is one of first dentists in the province to have graduated from the prestigious Misch International Implant Institute (1991). Dr. Anderson is on Faculty as the Western Canadian Representative to the Misch International Implant Institute in Toronto. Dr. Anderson has trained over 500 dentists from around the world in implant dentistry at the Misch International Implant Institute in Toronto. Dr Anderson is an implant consultant to more than 30 implant dentists in Vancouver.

The following represents Dr. Anderson's interests and activities in his profession:

  • Member at Large for the Council of the College of Dental Surgeons (two terms of office) (Past)
  • Member of the Executive Council of the College of Dental Surgeons (Past)
  • Instructor in the Department of Oral Medicine at UBC (Past)
  • Member of the Court of Inquiry Committee (Past)
  • Member of the Professional Review Committee (Past)
  • Sub Committee Chairman of the Professional Review Committee (1982 - 1986)
  • Chairman of the Professional Review Committee (1986 - 1990)
  • Chairman of the Court of Inquiry Committee (Past)
  • Chairman of the Discipline Committee (Current)
  • Member of the General Examination Committee (1987 - 1992)
  • Board Examiner for the College of Dental Surgeons of BC (Past)
  • Member of the Professional Resources Utilization Committee (1987 - 1992)
  • Member of the Joint Dean's and President's Committee (Past)
  • Representative of the College of Dental Surgeon to the Admission's Committee of the Faculty of Dentistry of UBC (1992)
  • Representative of the College of Dental Surgeons to the Faculty of Dentistry of UBC (1987)
  • Chairman of the United Way Campaign for Vancouver and District (Past)
  • Member of the Social Committee for the CDA Convention (Past)
  • Founding President of the UBC Dental Alumni Association
  • Chair of Fund for the UBC Alumni Association (1990)
  • Sub-Chair of the Consent Disposition Panel (1994-2000)
  • Sub-Chair of the Court of Inquiry Committee (1999-2004)
  • Member of the Task Force on the Definition of Dentistry (1994-1995)
  • Founder Member of Oral Implantology Surgical Seminars (1992)
  • President of Oral Implantology Surgical Seminars (1993-1995)
  • Director and Charter Member of the Western Canadian Chapter of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (1998-2002)
  • Mentor of the Kootenay Dental Implant Study Club (2002-2004)
  • Mentor of the Dr. Larry Cheevers Dental Implant Study Club (2004)
  • Mentor for Vancouver Oral Implantology Surgical Study Clubs (I, II and III)
  • President and founder of the Canadian Dental Implant Training Centre (2004)
  • Dental Implant Lecturer for Zimmer Implant Dentistry (2002-2004)
  • Dental Implant Lecturer for BioHorizons Implant Dentistry (2005-Current)
  • Faculty of the Misch International Implant Institute (Toronto)
  • Board Examiner for the American Board of Oral Implantology

Memberships:

  • American Academy of Implant Dentistry
  • International Congress of Oral Implantologist
  • American Board of Oral Implantologist
  • American College of Dentists
  • International College of Dentists
  • Academie Dentaire International
  • Canadian Society of Oral Implantology
  • Canadian Dental Association
  • Misch International Implant Institute (Canada)

Awards:

  • Fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantology (FICOI)
  • Fellow of the American College of Dentists (FACD)
  • Fellow of the International College of Dentists (FICD)
  • Fellow of the Academy of Dentistry International (FADI)
  • Fellow of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry
  • Diplomate of the American Board of Oral Implantology
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Vancouver Dental Implants
300 - 4789 Kingsway
Burnaby, BC V5H 0A3

P. 604.432.7874