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Meet Dr. Scott Kollen

Hi everyone! I’m Dr. Scott Kollen (rhymes with “pollen”) and I’m beyond excited to announce the start of River District Dentistry!

Over the next few months, expect to see lots of progress and new changes to this website, not to mention our actual clinic space and social media accounts (which you should probably follow too… here's our Instagram and Facebook....winkwinknudgenudge).

I grew up just a short ways upstream of River District, in Pitt Meadows, BC, and spent most of my teen years playing basketball at Pitt Meadows Secondary. I then moved to Vancouver where I completed my undergrad and dental degrees at the University of British Columbia. After graduation, I practiced in small-town Comox on Vancouver Island before heading across the Rockies to Calgary, Alberta. I practiced in YYC with an amazing group of dental professionals that truly helped me grow as a dentist, both in terms of clinical knowledge as well as the practice management aspects of the profession. During this phase of my career, I took (and still do take!) hundreds of hours of continuing education courses all over North America.

In mid 2018, I loaded up a U-Haul and made the drive back west through the mountains. Moving back to BC brings me closer to my family and favourite outdoor activities, namely surfing and flyfishing! My upbringing near the water means I love travelling to surf spots, from toasty Indonesia up to cold and foggy Wales. If I’m indoors, I’m probably working out, attempting yoga, playing basketball, swimming, cooking up a big meal, or trying a new craft beer! I’d love to chat about any of these things with you as a new patient - after all, dental-talk can get pretty boring after a little while :)

Hello again and stay tuned for more!

 

Mission Statement

Our goal is to build great relationships with you, the citizens and families of River District, and help you make informed decisions about your oral health. Once you’ve decided on a treatment plan, we’ll strive to deliver fresh, current care in a convenient and comfortable environment. You can expect cutting edge technology and techniques, but in a relaxed and friendly environment that’s a little more “music, laughter, and jokes” and a little less “dental drill” :)

Core Values

Core Values are the bedrock of our practice and influence everything we do. River District Dentistry is based on the important core values of TREVii:

Teamwork

We will trust in and work off of everyone’s strengths to deliver wins every day, and step up when someone needs help.

Respect

We will respect ourselves, our patients, and the professionals we collaborate with in order to build a refreshing, rock-solid culture of integrity and professionalism.

Excellence

We will strive for peak performance and flawless execution in all we do, from coordinating your appointments to delivering comfortable, high-quality dental care.

Volunteerism

We will volunteer our skills, time, money, and/or resources to help those in need.

Investigation & Implementation

We will not be stuck in the dark ages of dentistry. We will constantly research current treatment protocols, and implement the best ones into our daily practice systems, in order to improve your experience as a patient.

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