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.

Your Dental Team

Gloria Chao D.M.D

Creating beautiful smiles since 1991


Dental receptionist
Welcoming smiles since 2008

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. (more)⇣

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 school and 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.

The first step towards a beautiful, healthy smile is to schedule an appointment.
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