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Glenn A. van As, BSc, DMD

Dr. Glenn van As graduated from the University of British Columbia (D.M.D.) in 1987. He is in full time private general practice and acted as a part time assistant clinical professor in the department of Oral Medicine at the University of British Columbia from 1989-1999.

Dr. van As has been placing implants since 2009 and restoring them for 20 years. In 2013 Glenn completed his master of implant training year long program with Dr. Sascha Jovanovic at gIDE implant facility (Global Institute of Dental Education) receiving diplomas from gIDE as well as UCLA and their department of continuing dental education. In completing this intensive course, Dr. van As was recognized and selected as the first place top student amongst all of the participants from geographical locations including participants from Europe, N.America, China and Australia.

He is an active member of International Congress of Oral Implantology ( ICOI) and a past member of the Renaissance Implant Study Club here in Vancouver, and has experience both placing and restoring multiple implant platforms including HiOssen, Ankylos, Nobel, and Astra. He has written articles on the role of lasers with dental implants and was one of the first clinicians to begin placing HiOssen Implants in Canada.

Since 1997, Glenn has worked exclusively with the Dental Operating Microscope (D.O.M.). for all of his clinical dentistry. Acknowledged as a leader in the accumulation of videography and digital photography captured with the microscope, he has traveled throughout North America and Internationally, lecturing and publishing about the benefits and challenges of incorporating microscopes into daily dental practice. Glenn at present, is an active founding member and a Past President of the Academy of Microscope Enhanced Dentistry group (A.M.E.D.) ( ). He has released three DVDs on microscope positioning and how to incorporate the microscope into daily practice.

Dr. van As is also an active member of the Academy of Laser Dentistry, and he has achieved both standard (Argon) and advanced levels (Erbium-Yag) of proficiency. He holds a mastership in lasers from the ALD. In 2006 he was selected as the recipient of the Leon Goldman award for clinical excellence in the field of Laser Dentistry. Dr. van As has been selected as one of the top CE leaders in North America by Dentistry today for 2011, 2012, and again in 2013. Glenn has given over 600 lectures and hands on workshops throughout Canada, USA, Europe, Asia, South America, India, Australia, and Japan on lasers, microscopes, aesthetic dentistry and dental implants and published over 50 articles. He acts as the Clinical Director for AMD Dental lasers and serves as a clinical advisor for Zolar lasers and BIolase lasers.

Dr. van As is in full time private practice in North Vancouver which emphasizes implant, esthetic restorative dentistry and short term orthodontics.

His practice can be viewed at and he can be reached at

Clinic Information
Canyon Dental Centre
#301 - 1277 Lynn Valley Rd
North Vancouver, BC V7J 0A2

Phone: 604.985.1232
Fax: 604.985.1732

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