Glenn Van As, DDS
Dr. Glenn A. van As graduated from the faculty of dentistry at the University of British Columbia, which is located in Vancouver, Canada in 1987. He immediately went into private practice in Lynn Valley with his father Dr. A.W.H. van As in June of that year. In October of 1988, they moved together into their new office – Canyon Dental Centre. Since that time, Glenn has built a High tech- High touch dental practice where the entire dental team is committed to using the latest technologies available to provide the highest level of clinical excellence in dentistry. The team at Canyon Dental Centre is dedicated to providing this high level of dentistry in a comfortable, warm and professional environment.
In addition to being in full time private practice, Glenn has served in the past as an assistant clinical professor at U.B.C. from 1989-1999. His areas of interest and expertise involve the utilization of the Dental Operating Microscope for all of his clinical dentistry and in the use of multiple wavelengths of hard and soft tissue lasers for many procedures in his private general practice. Since 1999, Glenn has lectured over 300 times internationally, provided hands on workshops, and published internationally on the value of both multiple wavelengths of lasers and practicing with the high magnifications obtainable with the dental operating microscope.
Glenn is a member of many organizations including the British Columbia Dental Association, the Canadian Dental Association, the Academy of Microscope Enhanced Denistry (AMED) and the Academy of Laser Dentistry (ALD) and the America Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry www.aacd.com He has obtained both standard and advanced levels of proficiency in laser usage from the Academy of Laser Dentistry (www.laserdentistry.org ), and was distinguished with the Leon Goldman award for world wide clinical excellence in the field of laser dentistry in 2006. In addition, Glenn is a founding member of the Academy of Microscope Enhanced Dentistry, and in 2004-2005 served as the 2nd President of the group (www.microscopedentistry.com ). Glenn is an active member on many web forums dealing with lasers and microscopes in general practice, and acts as a consultant for many high technology companies and as a reviewer of articles for dental magazines.
Dr. van As enjoys marathon running, all sports, writing articles, photography, music and traveling to distant countries for business and pleasure. Glenn lives with his wife Lee-Ann, daughter Larissa and son Dylan in North Vancouver, and is proud of the affiliation that he and his father have built with the residents of Lynn Valley in providing quality dental care since 1961.