Dr. Scott Kollen DMD
- Hi everyone! I’m Dr. Scott Kollen (rhymes with “pollen”) and I’m beyond excited to welcome you to River District Dentistry! I grew up just a short ways upstream of River District, in Pitt Meadows, BC, and spent most of my teen years playing competitive basketball. Plenty of those years were also spent in orthodontic treatment: full metal jacket braces, a headgear halo, slurp-inducing elastics… you name it, I had it strapped in my mouth. This is probably where my interest in dentistry started! Eventually, the braces came off, I graduated, and 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. During this phase of my career, I began to take (and still do take!) hundreds of hours of continuing education courses all over North America.
In 2018, I loaded up a U-Haul and made the drive back west. Moving back to BC brings me closer to my family and favourite outdoor activities, namely surfing, flyfishing, and hiking with my wife and doggo! My upbringing near the water means I love travelling to surf spots, from toasty Indonesia up to cold and foggy Wales, and all up and down the coast here in the PNW. If I’m indoors, I’m probably working out, attempting yoga, swimming, or reading a good book. I’m looking forward to meeting you here at River District Dentistry!
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Dr. Calvin Biddle
Hello patients of River District Dentistry! My name is Dr. Calvin Biddle and I’m very excited to join the team here. Born and raised in Vancouver, I grew up not too far away from the River District area in the Marpole neighbourhood. I have grown to love the city of Vancouver with its diverse culture, close proximity to nature, and the weather (oddly enough, I enjoy walking in and listening to rain!). Due to this, I decided to pursue my undergraduate as well as my dental degrees at the University of British Columbia.
Outside of dentistry, you can find me trying to stay active by working out at the gym, going for a jog, or strapping on a backpack for a hike. Although I have never been the greatest athlete, I enjoy playing any kind of sport and I am a total geek for the NBA. I also like exploring the food scene here or visiting the nearby cafe to fuel my coffee addiction.
I’m looking forward to meeting you here at River District Dentistry!