Dr. William Tyler
What Do We like Most About Our Jobs?
The answer is the same for all of us: being able to make people proud of their smiles, knowing we have made a difference by achieving that and having patients that have had comfortable experiences in our office, and that patients are confident in our care—enough to recommend us to their families and friends. We also enjoy being able to extend this care to those in great dental need in third world countries. We love our jobs!
How Important Is Patient Education?
Patient education is very important, as that is the only way patients can make informed decisions. As we strive for complete treatments for optimal long-term success and satisfaction with dental treatments, patients must be educated as to their own dental conditions and options available to reach that end. To achieve that end, we keep our staff as well educated as possible, allow time for patient education—including reviewing their detailed photos with them—and if appropriate study models, wax-ups, etc., and employ whatever techniques we feel work best.
How Are Patients Involved with Their Care?
After receiving as much information as possible, patients are usually given options with different treatment plans, including the optimal plan for best results and (if necessary) modifications. Patients then choose which route they are most comfortable with, allowing for the fact that we do not compromise care or standards—we must treat disease in some definitive manner.
How Would Patients Describe a Consultation?
Thorough consultations are typically with our treatment planning coordinator, and they outline options and include education about a patient’s oral conditions. Patient concerns are addressed and costs are clearly outlined.
What Have We Done to Advance Schooling?
Continuous education for dentists and staff, involvement with study clubs and in-office training sessions.
Qualities That Make a Dentist Successful
Being able to listen to and address patient concerns, being able to offer options in the patients best interest without compromising care, having a great staff, being continually educated and having superb clinical skills.
In What Way Is Dentistry like Art?
Using scientific knowledge to meet the emotional and physical dental needs of a patient requires artistry for the aesthetics of the end result. The end result must be aesthetically pleasing and rewarding, no matter what the challenges of achieving that end are, as that is usually what determines the happiness of the patient—do they have a great smile in spite of the fact they may have presented with advanced perio disease; discoloured, broken, decayed, malaligned teeth; etc.?
What Characteristics Comprise a Beautiful Smile?
Smiles are only beautiful if they are seen. We strive to have patients proud of their smiles and show them often. This usually means teeth are a pleasing colour to the patient (some like them whiter than others); they are more or less aligned (some of my favourite smiles have teeth slightly rotated or not in perfect alignment) but usually an even arrangement; there is even gum architecture; they lack diastemas; there is proportionate sizing of teeth—the list can go on and on.
Dr. Ian Smillie
Dr. William Tyler,
BSc, DMD, AFAAID, FICD, ABOI/ID
Dr. Vineisha Singh
Dr. Vineisha Singh grew up in New Jersey, U.S.A. She completed her Bachelor of Science in Chemical Biology from Stevens Institute of Technology and obtained her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from Rutgers School of Dental Medicine. Dr. Singh has been living and practising dentistry in British Columbia since 2012. She is passionate about being a dentist and is keen on participating in continuing education opportunities to incorporate the latest in dentistry into the care of her patients. At Tyler Dental Artz, she offers a wide range of dental services to patients who want to improve the health and appearance of their smile. In her free time, she enjoys cooking, reading, and being with her husband and two children.
Dr. Allison Atchison
Dr. Allison Atchison was born and raised in Saskatoon, SK. She completed her undergraduate training and graduated from the University of Saskatchewan in 2011. After practicing for 3 years in Saskatoon, Dr. Atchison and her husband decided to move out west and settled in the Fraser Valley.
Dr. Atchison strives to build a relationship with each patient and make their time at the dental office as easy and enjoyable as possible. Using the enthusiasm and passion she has for dentistry, Dr. Atchison aims to help educate patients on their own oral healthcare needs and how they can be improved. She loves the variety that dentistry provides and seeks out continuing education to keep growing as a practitioner. Dr. Atchison has trained additionally for Invisalign, periodontal surgery, and Botox, and enjoys incorporating technology to make dental treatment easier and more efficient.
When not in the office, Dr. Atchison loves to bake, travel, or spend time outside with her boys.