Dr. William Gaede, Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS)
Bringing over 40 years of experience in the dental profession, Dr. William Gaede joined the Vancouver Centre for Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry in January 2016. Dr. Gaede earned his D.D.S. from Loma Linda University School of Dentistry in 1976. After practicing in New York City and Alberta for 12 years he returned to set up his own private practice in Kelowna, BC. In addition to caring for his private practice patients for over 20 years, Dr. Gaede has been involved in many aspects of the BC Dental Association, culminating in being elected President for 2009-2010.
Dr. Gaede brings a vast source of knowledge and experience with him and he has been dubbed the “bite whisperer” by both patients and colleagues thanks to his proficiency in resolving bite issues.
He is in our office Mondays and Tuesdays providing general dentistry, surgical and prosthetic services.
Full-time practice in lower mainland BC ( 2012 – present)
Full-time practice in Kootenays and Peace River District BC (2010- 2012)
Owner/solo general practice in Kelowna BC (1989 – 2010)
Full-time practice as an associate dentist Alberta and New York City (1977-1989)
President, BC Dental Association 2009 – 2010
BCDA Editorial Board Member 2014 – present
BCDA Nominations Committee Member 2010 – present
BCDA Board Member 2004 – 2010
BCDA Regional Mediator – dispute resolution experience 2003 – 2006
President, Thompson-Okanagan Dental Society 2001
President, Kelowna and District Dental Society 1998
Dr. Ken Shimizu
Dr. Ken Shimizu received his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from the U.B.C. Faculty of Dentistry in June 1979. For over 38 years, Dr. Shimizu provided dental care to his patients in the Tri-Cities.
Dr. Shimizu recently sold his dental practice and has joined Dr. Balogh and his talented team at the Vancouver Centre for Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry.
Dr. Shimizu was born at Vancouver General Hospital and grew up in Burnaby. As a third-generation Japanese Canadian, he has a deep desire to learn more about his Japanese heritage.
He is a second-degree judo black belt and instructs at a local club. Dr. Shimizu also regularly volunteers for the Make-A-Wish Foundation. He is an avid sports fan, but above all, he enjoys activities and vacations with his family and friends.
He is married to his wife, April, his teenage sweetheart. They have two grown children, Andrea and Mark. Dr. And Mrs. Shimizu are now first-time grandparents to little Alex, who brings them joy every single day.
Dr. Shimizu is pleased and honoured to join Dr. Balogh and his experienced dental team at VCCID.
Dr. Norman Wong
Dr. Norman Wong graduated Dental School from the University of British Columbia in 1988. He is passionate about supporting the overall physical health and well-being of his patients.
Soon after graduation, Dr. Wong moved to Alberta and maintained a general practice there from 1990 to 2009. Over time, he chose to direct his attention towards studying advanced programs in Orthodontics, Periodontics, and Surgery. He also continued his advanced education to include intravenous conscious sedation, laser therapy, and implants.
His credibility as a dentist gave him the opportunity to be a member of the Surrey Memorial Hospital Board from 1991 to 1997. He attended patients in the emergency room, operation room, and extended care facility. During that time he was also a Secretary-Treasurer for the Surrey Memorial Dental Society from 1992 to 1994.
Professionally, Dr. Norman Wong’s desire is to connect with his patients and provide comfortable, quality-conscious dentistry. In his personal life, he has been married for 20 years to his beautiful wife Susan and has three lovely children.
Vicson Leung, Registered Dental Technician (RDT, Denturist)
Vicson Leung has been providing quality denturist care in Vancouver for over 10 years. He is the in-house denturist and denture professional at the Vancouver Centre for Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry. He graduated from the VCC(Vancouver Community College) Denturist program back in 2006 and later joined Dr. Peter Balogh’s team of dental professionals in 2009. In addition to providing denture services for the patients at VCCID, he also owns and operates a denture clinic in Vancouver’s Chinatown district.
Vicson expressed an interest in dentistry from a young age. His father owned a dental lab and when he asked his son to help with chores, he saw his son was an enthusiastic learner. His Dad started teaching him at a young age how removable dental prosthetics were fabricated. After working with his Dad for several years, he enrolled in a denturist program. No doubt this hands-on early training as well as his formal training at VCC Denturist program has helped him develop excellent clinical skills and to be able to provide some of the best fitting dentures possible.
In his spare time, he can be found with his children enjoying the local parks. He loves to cook and try new types of cuisine. He stays active by playing volleyball and working out. Vic brings an intense passion and years of experience to the Vancouver Centre for Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry.
Your Cleaning and Care Team
Our friendly, compassionate, certified dental assistants and dental hygienists are trained to catch problems before they become prohibitively expensive. We offer professional cleaning and modern diagnostics, using modern technology to screen for tooth decay, gum disease, and even oral cancer.
When service and care matter most, VCCID is a dental team you can trust. Call us for a consultation today.
Our offices are conveniently located 20 minutes from downtown Vancouver, in Metropolis Metrotown Centre, Burnaby, BC. Click here for directions/map.
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