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About The Dentists

Dr. Jim X. Chen

Dr. Jim X. ChenDr. Jim Chen graduated from Shanghai Second Medical University School of Stomatology (meaning “Oral and Dental Medicine”) in 1985, and obtained a Bachelor of Medicine degree. After completing a one-year dental residency in a teaching hospital in Shanghai, China, he had practiced general dentistry, in addition to be a clinical instructor in the dental school and business advisor in a dental material manufacturer, for the following nine years, until he emigrated to Canada in 1994.

Upon his arrival in Canada, Dr. Chen worked as a dental lab technician for more than two years, which now has given him an opportunity to look at dentistry from a different perspective, and enabled him to have a “big picture” in mind when discussing treatment plan with patients. In 1998, Dr. Chen obtained a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from the University of Calgary, and managed business in a multinational company, but because of his passion for people and dentistry, Dr. Chen again returned to school. From the University of British Columbia, Faculty of Dentistry, he received a Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) degree in 2003.

Dr. Chen’s scope of practice is general dentistry with special interest in cosmetics and aesthetics. He is committed to continuously upgrade his knowledge and skills by regularly taking various continuing education courses, attending conventions, and joining study clubs. Dr. Jim Chen is a member of Canadian Dental Association, Association of Dental Surgeons of B.C., Chinese-Canadian Dental Society of B.C. He has contributed to his chosen profession by serving as a former President of Vancouver and District Dental Society (VDDS). He is also a founding member of Canadian Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. Dr. Chen is a very caring and compassionate person who is committed to provide superior oral and dental care to all his patients.

In addition to regularly doing the Grouse Mountain Grind, Dr. Chen enjoys reading, skiing, and traveling with his wife, Ning, during his spare time.



Dr. Vivian Chow

Dr. Vivian Chow

Dr. Vivian Chow was born and raised in Vancouver. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry and a Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) degree from the University of British Columbia.

Since graduating from the dental program in 2011, she has been practicing general dentistry, which includes exams/check-ups, cleanings, fillings, crowns, extractions and root canal therapies.

Dr. Chow has a friendly, gentle demeanor that works well with children. Having volunteered at a seniorís care facility for several years, she is also compassionate towards senior patients. She is quality oriented and loves the challenge of making restorations look natural!

Dr. Chow regularly attends continuing education courses. She is committed to refining her skills and staying current with new knowledge. During her free time, Dr. Chow enjoys spending time with family and friends. She is passionate about music and fine arts and has spent many years fine tuning her piano playing and oil painting skills.