What Sets Us Apart
Atlantis Dental takes pride in being an authentic, genuine and integral part of Vancouver’s Yaletown community. We are passionate, heartfelt individuals who are committed to improving our patients’ oral health and providing outstanding cosmetic and restorative dentistry services. Read about our Promises to Our Patients and our Principles of Excellence.
Promises To Our Patients
- To offer our best efforts every day in every visit.
- We promise to offer individualized treatment planning to best to meet our patients wants and needs. To set up hygiene, restorative, and/or aesthetic programs that are customized to each patient’s needs.
- We commit to staying current with latest education, innovations and potential in the dental industry through continuing education.
- We’re always “looking out” for new, beneficial technologies and products that help us solve our patients’ needs more comfortably, conveniently, efficiently, and effectively.
- We promise to meet our patients’ needs to the best of our ability, and whatever we cannot achieve on our own we will refer our patients to one of the many specialists in our network.
- We fully respect our patients’ valuable time, and use systems and technology that helps them enjoy a peaceful, comfortable and efficient experience.
- We promise to value what our patients’ value: health, vitality, beauty and success in all areas of their lives.
Principles Of Excellence
Alongside the promises to our target market, we also stand for a set of principles that define who we are, where we’re going, and why we’re going in that direction.
These principles include:
Humanistic Health: We get to know our patients personally so we can understand their lives and unique needs – both dental and lifestyle. We value the relationships we develop, and the mutual respect and loyalty that flow as a result of them.
Personal Care: We believe that establishing a solid, friendly foundation is the key to a long-term dentist/patient relationship. That’s why we spend quality time with new patients to discover their oral health goals, share the unique Atlantis Dentist philosophy, and chat about possibilities and options. Once we established that the right “fit” exists between what our patients desire and our ability to help achieve their goals, we perform a cleaning, and then take patients “on a tour of their mouth” so that they can discover the possibilities for filling their specific wants and needs. We are facilitators who bring forth to our patients all the possibilities that modern dentistry can provide.
Expertise: Atlantis Dental’s principle dentist, Dr. Tom Karkanis, is a recognized expert in the dental community, and patients from all parts of the world who come to see him, specifically. As a passionate “lifelong learner,” Dr. Karkanis participates in a range of accredited study groups and continuing education programs. Dr. Karkanis has also developed a network of expert professional colleagues with whom he can confer or refer, if needed.
Technologically Advanced: We use modern technology for its efficiency, and to allow us to bring a broader range of possibilities and options to our patients. For example, we use (a) CEREC technology to make porcelain tooth coloured restorations in just one visit (b) Soft Tissue Laser for effective and efficient treatment of gum disease and gum contouring and (c) Invisalign® invisible braces as a convenient lifestyle solution for bite correction.
Comprehensive And Collaborative Treatment Planning: We understand that oral health is linked intrinsically to other areas of health, and to overall levels of self-esteem and positive well-being. In order to embrace this, we offer comprehensive and collaborative treatment planning with all of our patients. A key way that we demonstrate this is through (a) our use of Digital Xrays and Intraoral Camera video to share our observations and diagnoses with patients and (b) our proactive screening for oral cancer, and (c) continuous education of patients on the connection between oral health and overall health.
Child And Family Friendly: Some dental practices “dissuade” children from becoming patients, because it takes a special kind of training and personal temperament– and they have neither. Fortunately, we have both and warmly invite our patients to bring their children. We are all about family and community, and are delighted when generations of patients from the same family turn to us for their needs.
Atlantis Dental is a unique dental practice, which combines a relentless commitment to excellence in dentistry with providing the best services, techniques and solutions that enable us to achieve world-class results. These principles of excellence combine to create Atlantis’ competitive advantage.