Advanced Holistic Dentistry Supporting Your Long-Term Health

Our Biological Approach to Dentistry

Our Mission

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Located in Vancouver, BC, Enlighten Dental is the leading holistic dental practice in Canada. Enlighten Dental was founded over 40 years ago and became a fully holistic practice over 30 years ago, making it one of the oldest and largest holistic wellness centers in the Pacific Northwest. For this reason, we attract patients locally and throughout North America. 

Dr. Sam Paulos and his team of dentists are pioneers in the fields of holistic and biological dentistry. 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.

What Sets Us Apart

Holistic Dentistry

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 is one of the only practices in Vancouver, BC, that 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. 

Advanced Technology

Enlighten Dental is one of the most well-equipped dental practices in Vancouver and throughout British Columbia. Our dentists use the latest tools to diagnose underlying conditions that might be present without any symptoms. When administering treatment, we use state-of-the-art dental lasers and advanced platelet-rich fibrin therapy to help visitors experience faster care, quicker healing, and reduced discomfort. 

State-of-the-Art Treatments

Our dentists have undergone extensive training to provide dental procedures that are simply not available at other Vancouver offices. Several of 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. 

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 through holistic dental care. 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: 

(604) 876-9228


Helia Akbari


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I truly appreciate all the care, professionalism, attention to every detail and the biologic and holistic approach. It is sorely missed elsewhere... Thank you for everything.

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Frankie John


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Enlighten Dental is the best dental office I have ever visited. The experience of coming here has been exveptional from start to finish. 
Dr. Dam Paulo’s is extremely knowledgeable and spends a lot of time traveling and researching the newest technologies and techniques in dentistry. He focuses on finding materials that are good for the whole body. He also has a very kind and compassionate way about him and makes you feel safe as the patient. I also appreciated that his office has the latest technology and feels extremely high tech...

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Trauma, poor brushing and flossing habits, genetics, and aging can all have detrimental effects on your smile. By getting the dental care you need, you can actively improve every aspect of your life, including your overall health and emotional state.


Bernice Thompson


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I have been going to Enlighten Dental for the past six months for various types of dental care. I am absolutely pleased and satisfied with the high quality service I received. Most recently I requested an emergency appointment when one of my teeth broke in half. Dr. C very graciously fit me into his very busy schedule and fixed my tooth within 30 minutes. I would recommend Enlighten Dental to anyone in a New York minute. (In a second).

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Suzyn R.


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I have always had a great experience at Enlighten Dental. I feel confident with Dr Paulo to remove all my metal and root canals and replace them with holistic fillings and zirconium implants, as I have an allergy to all metals, and even sensitivity to Titanium. Yes, I highly recommend Enlighten Dental.

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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: 

(604) 876-9228

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Biological/Holistic Dentistry

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

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.

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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 the latest technology and materials to ensure your comfort, safety, and satisfaction when the rehabilitation is complete.

Mercury Amalgam Removal

Safe Mercury Amalgam Removal

Mercury fillings can affect the aesthetics of your smile and introduce mercury vapors to your body. Our dentists have received extensive 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. 

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Biological Oral Surgery

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. 

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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 high-quality 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


Chris Raven


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Always nice to go into the office.   Staff are very friendly and knowledgeable, and quick to assist you.
Dr. Ara and Dr Sam are both really great guys, and they take the time to explain procedures and options at the level of comprehension of the patient.

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Michelle McCullough


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I can’t say enough about Enlighten Dental, from the receptionists to the dentists to the state of the art equipment and cutting edge holistic  treatments they offer. I’ve had the pleasure of having dental work done by Dr Charbonneau, Dr Eva and Dr Pysanczyn including crowns and a root canal tooth extraction, and they were all amazing. Truly the very best quality of care and expertise you could ask for from a dental office, and they take care of you with your overall health and well being in mind. I’m so happy I found them because this kind of standard of care is unfortunately hard to find in this industry.

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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: 

(604) 876-9228

Equipped with State-of-the-Art Technology

Our recently remodeled office is equipped with the latest technology, including:

Your Comfort Is Our Priority

In addition to offering the latest 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 by offering:

  • Coffee
  • Tea 
  • Water
  • Alkaline water 
  • Magazines

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.

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How Holistic Dentistry 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.

Get Educated

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 advanced 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.


Christina Magdalena Culver


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Wonderful staff. They take great care and do beautiful work. Really lovely environment and the view is unreal. I’ve never had such an amazing dental experience!

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At Enlighten Dental, we are dedicated to improving both your oral and overall health. Our holistic approach to dentistry allows us to provide lasting, comprehensive results. Learn more about our team:

For more information about our services, call (604) 876-9228 or contact us online today.

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"Always treated very well; personalized, careful, meticulous, personable care. The challenges of my dental health are met by the excellence and high skills of my dentist, Dr Sam Paulos. I appreciate his professionalism and his clear encouraging communication during my visits.
Additionally, administration and reception offer reliable and accessible service. Dental assistants and admin staff have been working in this office for many years! Continuity of care is invaluable."
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