Welcome to

Dr.Gloria Chao, Inc.

General & Family Dentistry

Beautiful Smiles
For All Ages

High Standards

A standard of excellence in personalized dental care enables us to provide the quality dental services our patients deserve. We provide comprehensive treatment planning and use restorative and cosmetic dentistry to achieve your optimal dental health. Should a dental emergency occur, we make every effort to see and care for you as soon as possible.

Education & Prevention

As a practice, we are true believers that preventative care and education are the keys to optimal dental health. We strive to provide “dental health care” vs. “disease care”. That’s why we focus on thorough exams – checking the overall health of your teeth and gums, performing oral cancer exams, and taking x-rays when necessary. We also know that routine cleanings, flossing, sealants, and fluoride are all helpful in preventing dental disease. Not only are we focused on the beauty of your smile, we’re also concerned about your health. A review of your medical history can help us stay informed of your overall health, any new medications, and any illnesses that may impact your dental health.

A Positive Experience

Building a foundation of trust by treating our patients as special individuals is vital to our success. Dr. Chao understands how uneasy some patients may feel about their dental visits, and the difference it makes in providing a relaxing and positive experience. Our entire team is dedicated to providing you with excellent, personalized care and service to make your visits as comfortable and pleasant as possible. We thank you for allowing us to take care of your dental needs and look forward to serving you.

Welcome to Dr. Gloria Chao Inc.

When you visit our practice, your smile and dental health is our top priority. Our team is dedicated to providing you with the personalized, quality care that you deserve. Our goal is to assist each patient in achieving and maintaining long term dental health and a beautiful smile. 

In our West Vancouver office, each treatment room is equipped with flatscreen TVs for your entertainment enjoyment.

Digital X-ray technology minimizes your radiation exposure while providing higher quality images for diagnosis. Our new intra-oral camera lets us share close-up pictures of your teeth with you so you can see what we see.

Digital X-rays and photos can be easily sent to specialists or your insurance company to reduce delays and maximize your benefits.

In our Bowen Island Office, located at Artisan Square, Dr. Chao provides preventative hygiene care at your convenience. 

When you visit our team, you will see that we love what we do and our number one priority is to give you something to smile about. We look forward to providing you with the personal care you deserve.

Daily Preventative Care

Your daily homecare routine, along with regular visits to your dental professional will go a long way towards maintaining optimal oral health.

Your Dental Team

Creating beautiful smiles since 1990

Dr. Gloria Chao

Born and raised in North Vancouver, Dr. Chao attended local schools. She received her Doctor of Dental Medicine (D.M.D.) degree from the University of British Columbia in 1990.
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Dental Hygienist

A resident of beautiful Horseshoe Bay, Alicia's goal is to always provide individualized care with a focus on achieving healthy outcomes with kindness and comfort. She prides herself on building trust and respect with all her patients. She is a Registered Dental Hygienist and has enjoyed a rewarding career over 20 years practicing in Hawaii, Washington and British Columbia. Outside of work Alicia enjoys spending time with her husband, daughter and golden retriever on the local trails, skiing and surf trips to the Oregon Coast.


The West Coast is home for Judith. She has been caring with kindness and compassion for patients of the practice since 2008. When not in the office , birds and all things beautiful photography and artwork is her passion along with her two rescue cats. Love what you do.


Dr. Gloria Chao

Born and raised in North Vancouver, Dr. Chao attended local schools. She received her Doctor of Dental Medicine (D.M.D.) degree from the University of British Columbia in 1990.

Dr. Chao established her practice in the community of Horseshoe Bay in 1991. The following year, Dr. Chao established a satellite dental practice on Bowen Island. In 2011, Dr. Chao relocated her Horseshoe Bay practice from Bruce Street to Galleries on the Bay on Royal Avenue.

Dr. Chao attends continuing education courses and study clubs to stay up to date on the latest advancements in dentistry in order to provide the most current, state of the art treatment options for you.

Dr. Chao is a member of the College of Dental Surgeons of British Columbia and the Canadian Dental Association.

Dr. Chao and her husband are parents to three university aged children. Dr. Chao spends her spare time in her garden, at the pool, running trails and on the ski hills with her family.

If you have any questions, concerns, or would like to schedule an appointment, please contact us today.

Our scheduling coordinator will contact you to confirm your appointment.

What We Do

Whether your dental needs are a complete exam and cleaning, a full-mouth restoration, or anything in between, we promise to provide you with exceptional care as we enhance the natural beauty of your smile. Below are just some of the many procedures and services we regularly provide to our patients – with a gentle touch, and stunning results. Your smile is our first priority, and we’ll give you something to smile about.

Preventative Dentistry

Your daily homecare routine, along with regular visits to your dental professional will go a long way towards…


Although dental enamel is the strongest tissue in your body, it is susceptible to the bacteria in plaque…

Crowns • Onlays • Bridges

Crowns (caps) and onlays (partial crowns) are dental restorations that are placed over teeth when conservative fillings…


Veneers are very thin pieces of durable, tooth shaped porcelain that are custom made (for shape and color) by…

Opalescence Whitening

Tooth whitening (or bleaching) is a simple, non-invasive dental treatment used to change the color of natural…


Once you decide to improve your smile, the rest is easy. The path to a more beautiful smile is simple and…

Root Canals

The nerve inside a tooth can be infected by untreated decay or trauma. The nerve dies and the tooth can often be…


Teeth may require extraction due to decay, bone loss, for orthodontic treatment or wisdom teeth removal…


Implants are an alternative to conventional bridges and dentures to replace one or…

We are located in the heart of Horseshoe Bay, West Vancouver, BC

West Vancouver
6676 Royal Avenue, BC V7W 2B9

Tuesday 8:30 am – 5:30 pm
Wednesday 8:30 am – 5:30 pm
Thursday 8:30 am – 5:30 pm

Saturday 8:30 am – 5:30 pm
(Once per month)

Phone 604.921.8522

Bowen Island
569B Prometheus Place, Artisan Square
BC V0N 1G2

Friday 9:00 am – 4:30pm

Phone 604.947.0734

We look forward to providing you with the personal care you deserve.