Dr. Darryl Doern

I think that the best way for you to get to know me is to listen to my response to a question that I get asked on a daily basis, "Why would anyone want to become a dentist?" To be honest, it certainly wasn't a lifelong plan for me; I didn't even consider it until my final year at the University College of the Cariboo. It was at that time, that I learned that dentistry wasn't simply about looking into people's mouths all day, everyday. Dentistry is about meeting new people on a daily basis and building relationships with them that can last a lifetime. It is a profession that is driven by academic knowledge but requires an artistic perspective. Dentistry has a lot of shortcomings in its past to overcome. It seems that everyone has had a bad dental experience in their life; most seem to arise from a lack of communication and understanding. I believe that it is equally important for a dentist to be a compassionate listener, as it is to have strong technical skills. It is with the above thoughts in mind that I practice dentistry.

I look forward to meeting you.
Sincerely,
Darryl.