Read our full mission statement and find out what drives Enlighten Dental and our approach to dental care.
Welcome to Our Practice Now Accepting Children
Enlighten Dental is a comprehensive dental practice with over 30 years of helping patients achieve long-term health with a holistic approach. Enlighten Dental was founded 40 years ago and has been practicing with a holistic approach in Vancouver for over 30 years. For this reason, we attract patients locally and throughout North America.
Dr. Sam Paulos and his team of dentists are knowledgeable and practice general dentistry with a holistic approach. Our dentists practice all aspects of general dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, restorative dentistry, and implant dentistry. From white dental fillings to zirconia dental implants, families can get the care they need under one roof. We also have SMART-certified dentists on our staff who can remove your mercury amalgam fillings using a safe, six-step technique.
We work with trusted medical doctors at Kinetic Patterns, so you can get the dental care and medical care you need without ever leaving our Vancouver, BC, building.
Book Your Biannual Dental Exam Today
At Enlighten Dental in Vancouver, BC, we proudly serve patients of all ages. Schedule dental exams for the whole family by messaging us online or calling us at 604-876-9228.
Comprehensive General Dentistry
with a Holistic Approach
Our dentists do not just treat teeth: we treat the whole body. We practice biocompatible, mercury-free dentistry and provide comprehensive care with biologically-compatible materials. Enlighten Dental offers zirconia dental implants, safe removal of mercury amalgam fillings, ozone therapy, and other general, restorative, and cosmetic dentistry solutions designed to promote your overall health.
Focus on the Patient
Our goal is to educate patients, lighten the burden that poor oral health is having on their overall health, and help them achieve whole-body wellness. We work with local medical practitioners to provide complementary therapies that optimize patient results and wellness. Because we are located under the same roof as medical doctors, patients can leave the dental chair and receive any additional medical treatment they need on the same visit.
Enlighten Dental is well-equipped and our dentists use tools to diagnose underlying conditions that might be present without any symptoms. When administering treatment, we use dental lasers and platelet-rich fibrin therapy to help visitors experience faster care, quicker healing, and reduced discomfort.
Our dentists provide comprehensive dental procedures with a holistic approach that will help you achieve your overall health. All our doctors are certified to perform The Safe Mercury Amalgam Removal Technique (SMART) at our office. Using zirconia dental implants, we can also perform graft-less dental implant placement to help you replace teeth faster than ever before.
We care for patients of all ages and offer a wide range of treatments to meet the needs of every age group. Every member of your family can get the care they need at our Vancouver, BC, office, which means you won't have to travel back and forth between different dentists. We also maintain a warm and inviting office atmosphere where kids and adults can feel at ease.
Ready to Achieve Total Oral & Overall Health? Request a Consultation Today
If your smile is causing you pain or discomfort, it can affect all other areas of your life. Our Vancouver dentists want to help you restore your oral health, maintain your overall health, and boost your self-confidence. Our dentists are members of several organizations, including:
- International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology
Visit Enlighten Dental and discover how dental care can help you feel better on the inside and out. Request a consultation online or call our office for an appointment:
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Start Your Journey Towards a Healthier & More Beautiful Smile
Whether you are concerned about the health or aesthetics of your smile, Enlighten Dental can help. Our dentists offer a wide range of general, restorative, and cosmetic dentistry solutions that can be tailored to your individual budget, dental needs, and overall goals.
To visit our Vancouver office, request a consultation online or call us:
Top Dental Services
Dentistry with a Biological Approach
At Enlighten Dental, we offer a wide range of bio-friendly treatments and biocompatible materials. Our Vancouver, BC, practice is equipped to perform ozone therapy during your dental appointment. Ozone therapy can kill harmful bacteria and viruses that live within the mouth, which can boost the dental and overall health of our visitors.
Zirconia Dental Implants
Zirconia dental implants are a great choice for men and women who are hesitant to introduce metal or titanium to their bodies. Zirconia implants are made from tooth-colored, medical-grade zirconia, so they look and feel just like tooth roots. Like titanium, zirconia is biocompatible and can last a lifetime with proper dental care.
Biocompatible Full Mouth Rehabilitation
If you have extensive decay, infection, or tooth loss, a full mouth rehabilitation may be the right course of action for you. After thoroughly evaluating your smile, our dentists will build a custom plan to rehabilitate your teeth, gums, and soft tissues using technology and materials to ensure your comfort, safety, and satisfaction when the rehabilitation is complete.
Safe Mercury Amalgam Removal
Mercury fillings can affect the aesthetics of your smile and introduce mercury vapors to your body. Our dentists have received training in order to safely remove mercury amalgam fillings and replace them with more natural-looking, metal-free dental restorations such as tooth-colored fillings, inlays, onlays, and dental crowns.
Our dentists can perform virtually all types of oral surgery, including removing impacted wisdom teeth, bone grafting, and dental implant placement. As part of our holistic approach to dental care, our team offers platelet-rich fibrin to help surgical candidates heal faster. We know oral surgery can be scary, so our dentists also offer sedation to help you relax.
CEREC Same-Day Restorations
If you have a broken filling, decayed teeth, or broken teeth, a dental crown can repair your smile and ease your discomfort. Our Vancouver, BC, dentists want you to experience relief as quickly as possible, so we offer CEREC® same-day restorations. CEREC is a computer-aided design and manufacturing unit that can be used to design and fabricate crowns from biocompatible porcelain. With CEREC, you can visit our office with a broken smile and leave with radiant results on the same day.
Comprehensive Dentistry in One Office
We respect your time, and we want to ensure that you can get the care you need in one location. For this reason, our dentists provide comprehensive dental procedures. Our procedures include:
- Bone Graft
- Crown Lengthening
- Dental Bonding
- Dental Bridges
- Dental Crowns
- Dental Implants
- Implant-Supported Dentures
- Full Mouth Reconstruction
- Gum Disease Treatment
- Gum Surgery
- Inlays and Onlays
- Ozone Therapy
- Ridge Augmentation
- Safe Amalgam Removal
- Sinus Lift
- Smile Makeover
- Teeth in a Day
- Tooth Extraction
- Wisdom Tooth Removal
- Zirconia Dental Implants
Visit Our Vancouver Office & Get the Dental Care You Need
Have you been putting off a dental visit because of cost concerns or dental anxiety? Our Vancouver team offers flexible payment options and dental sedation to help you get the care you need.
Don't delay. Schedule an appointment today by messaging our office online or calling us:
Your Comfort Is Our Priority
In addition to the offered technology, our office provides a robust comfort menu to help visitors feel at home. Our convenient location close to Downtown Vancouver makes our practice highly accessible for all. We work hard to ensure that our office always feels friendly and welcoming.
If you are afraid of the dentist or nervous about a lengthy procedure, we can also provide sedation. In addition to local anesthesia, which numbs sensation to the area being treated, our team offers oral sedation. Oral sedation can help you enter a relaxed state, and it can also help our doctors perform treatment much faster.
How Dentistry with a Holistic Approach Can Help Your Oral & Overall Health
Find the Source of the Problem
We do not just treat your symptoms. We find the root cause of your pain to treat your condition at the source and prevent it from becoming a recurring issue. In this way, our dentists can help you transition into a new, improved state of oral and overall wellness starting with your smile.
Our mission is to educate patients and lighten the burden the mouth is having on their health. Our dentists are physicians first and foremost. We believe that our responsibility is to educate you so that you can take an active role in restoring and maintaining your long-term oral health. During your appointment, our dentists will teach you about your condition and treatment options to help you make a decision about your care.
Diagnosis, Treatment, & Stabilization
Our team will use technology and various medical tests to diagnose your health problem. Based on your diagnosis, we may prescribe dental treatments along with medical treatments. All of our custom treatment plans are designed to promote your body's ability to heal. Once we have reached our end goal, we will work on stabilizing your condition to prevent future problems. For most patients, we will recommend seasonal check-ups.
FAQs about the Dentist
Why Should You Visit Us?
We not only treat the teeth, gums, and soft tissues, but also the whole body. Additionally, we use biocompatible materials such as zirconia for dental implants and ozone therapy to ensure that your treatment is as safe and effective as possible.
Does Enlighten Dental serve anxious patients?
Yes! We combine technology and sedation to make your treatment as comfortable as possible. Whenever possible, we'll use dental lasers to reduce discomfort. We also offer oral sedation to help patients feel calm while they receive dental treatment.
Can I bring my kids to Enlighten Dental?
Of course. We accept patients of all ages and invite you to schedule appointments for your entire family at our convenient location in Vancouver, BC. Our dentists offer a wide range of services all under one roof to care for patients of all ages.
How Often Should I Visit the Dentist?
How often you go for dental exams depends on your oral health needs. The goal is to catch small problems early. For many people, this means a dental exam every six months. Canadian Dental Association