Dr. Lori Durward

My interest in dentistry was sparked by my mom, a dental hygienist, who vowed that my brother and I would have healthier mouths than she did. Fortunately for my sake, she succeeded. My own dental experiences have always been positive and I strive to make this a reality for my patients.

After completing my B.Sc. in Dietetics from UBC, I graduated from the Faculty of Dentistry at UBC in 1999. I have worked for the last 20 years as an associate in a busy family practice in Oakridge where I developed many long-term relationships. Recently, with my children moving into their teens, I felt the pull of buying my own practice, which I am excited to have become a reality on August 31st.

Outside of work, I love to spend time with my beautiful boys whose enthusiasm for life has changed mine, and with my loving husband who keeps me strong and puts everything in perspective. Running is a passion of mine after dedicating much of my youth to track and field and road racing. I have been extremely lucky to travel the world representing Canada at many international events. Now retired from competitive racing, I still enjoy travelling the world as well as cooking, gardening, reading and getting out in the great outdoors.

My philosophy

My practice philosophy is very much people and prevention oriented. I believe strongly in focusing on my patients needs so they feel that they have been heard. I want everyone to fully understand their treatment options and proceed confidently with whatever course they choose. My demeanour is calm and friendly and patients will feel at ease while under our care.

Professionally, I am driven to be the best that I can be. I continue to educate and challenge myself through continuing education courses and study clubs. I am a member of the Vancouver Multidisciplinary Study Club, the College of Dental Surgeons of BC and the Canadian Dental Association. Aside from numerous lectures and seminars that I have attended, I have also taken extended courses in Advanced Learning in Endodontics and the renowned Dr. R.V. Tucker gold course.