Dr Gallon is a graduate of the University of British Columbia with a Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Dental Medicine degrees. Her undergraduate degree in Honours Biochemistry has given her the background to assess more skilfully how medications and dental materials (such as whitening) affect us. Her degree of Doctor of Dental Medicine has an extensive underlying focus in medicine and has contributed to her understanding of dentistry as it applies to the systems of the body as a whole. Dr Gallon has practiced in North Vancouver for the past 30 years. She is very involved in ongoing personal and professional development as well as the development of a strong dental team and is a proctor for the California Centre for Advanced Studies (CCADS). Dr Gallon has a personal commitment to provide outstanding dental care in a relaxing environment where you are special; you are listened to and you leave with all your questions answered.
• BC Dental Society
• Canadian Dental Association
• Richard V Tucker Academy
• Vancouver Comprehensive Treatment Planning Seminar
• Vancouver Crown and Bridge Study Club
• Seattle Study Club
• American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
• California Centre for Advanced Dental Education
After earning her undergraduate degree in psychology from the University of British Columbia, Dr. Tamara Gallon went on to pursue her Doctor of Dental Surgery from New York University in Manhattan. During her time at NYU, Dr. Gallon’s gentle and compassionate nature led her to be selected for an honours program focused on delivering dental care to survivors of political torture. Working with this unique population, Dr. Gallon honed her skills in delivering care with the utmost attention to the patient’s experience and comfort. She enjoys working with people of all ages, from toddlers to geriatric patients.
Dr. Tamara Gallon’s addition to the team at Vancouver Smile Studio in 2012, marks the 3rd generation of dentists in the practice. She has enjoyed getting to know many patients who have been coming for over 30 years. Driven by her passion for knowledge and science, Dr. Tamara Gallon is dedicated to continued education. She is a graduate of the Kois Center Track 1 & 2 Treatment Planning and Functional Occlusion, courses which address how to help people with complex bite and tooth issues. Additionally, Dr. Tamara Gallon has completed Frontier Institute Level 3, for advanced Smile Design. She is passionate about the impact having a healthy smile that you are proud to share with the world can have on you your quality of life, and truly believes your smile matters!
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Jessica invests time in making her patients feel comfortable and relaxed in our office. She partners with patients to improve and maintain their optimal oral health. While working as an integral member of Vancouver Smile Studio since 2007, Jessica has strived to keep up on the most recent trends in dental care. To compliment her training as a Registered Dental Hygienist at the Canadian College of Dental Health in Ontario, Jessica has also taken specialized training through the University of Washington in working with seniors and those with special needs. Jessica stands out as exemplary in her field and has been afforded the opportunity to assist in clinical research studies at UBC.
When Jessica is not plying her trade as a “tooth cleaner”, she enjoys spending time outdoors, travelling with her husband, Tony, or visiting her family in Southern Ontario. Jessica and Tony recently welcomed a baby boy and Jessica is enjoying her new role as ‘Mom’.
Ashley is the newest member to our team, and cannot believe it has been over 5 years since joined Vancouver Smile Studio. After experiencing some time in the office she says, “Working with Dr. Gallon and her team has been an amazing experience. Everyone is friendly, kind and especially dedicated to providing the best-individualized care possible.” With a reputation for having clients fall asleep in her chair she is sure to be the most gentle dental hygienist around. Ashley’s keen sense of humour and caring nature is sure to make your visit enjoyable and relaxing.
Ashley especially enjoys staying current and thrives on taking what she learns at her many continuing education courses back to the office to help with her patients. “There is nothing more rewarding that learning something new and thinking of an exact patient who could really benefit from the information.”
Linda has been with Dr Gallon for over 20 years and values the relationships she has built with our clients. She enjoys helping our clients feel safe and comfortable and to help them achieve the life time dentistry that they deserve. “I so enjoy coming to the office every day to work with this incredible team. Helping our guests achieve the smile they deserve is very rewarding. Every day is a new day, a new challenge, a new smile, a new beginning and I am honored to be a part of it.” While not at the office, you might find Linda jetting off on a last-minute adventure somewhere sunny!
When you walk in the door Donna will be there to greet you with her warm and welcoming smile. She has been with Dr. Gallon for over 25 years. She works very closely with Dr. Gallon and her team to provide stream lined systems and those extras such as design expertise(she has her diploma in interior design from BCIT). Her design skills also make her an excellent smile designer. Donna often gets recruited into the dental treatment room to help evaluate shade and design for a smile design case. She just has an eye for these things!
Donna is a futuristic thinker and is always on the forefront when it comes to progress and moving the practice forward. She enjoys spending time with her grown children as well as Pilates, traveling and design projects.