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Dr. Kevin Lathangue

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Dr. Kevin Lathangue graduated from the University of British Columbia in 2004 with his Doctorate of Medical Dentistry (DMD). He has since developed several innovative strategies with specialists who currently work for Dogwood Dental Health Centre including the UBC Graduate Periodontist Professor and Professor of Implantology, Dr. Tassos Irinakis. He has also developed a unique relationship with Mr. Mark O'neill - a certified Cerec Technician and cosmetic expert who assists in many of our most complicated cosmetic cases. Also, Dr. Lathangue has integrated a denture specialist in the building in order to serve both our denture patients as well as our implants patients. Jim, our denture specialist, has over 45 years experience. Dr. Lathangue is currently in the process of developing a full crown and bridge lab, as well as creating ties to both an oral and maxillofacial surgeon and a pediatric specialist to incorporate into his business and serve the island community more effectively.

Dr. Lathangue has a keen interest in developing his current business model and, as a result, has opened other practices on Vancouver Island in order to facilitate his "all specialists under one roof" business model - needless to say this model has been very well received by communities that would otherwise go without this caliber of specialists. Dr. Lathangue's pioneering business model will soon be seen all over Vancouver Island with plans to move into the lower mainland within several years.

Dr. Lathangue has also attended the University of Alberta where he acquired his Intravenous Sedation (IV) certification, which he incorporated into his practice model as one of the many specialties. Dr. Lathangue performs many varieties of minor oral surgery including wisdom tooth removal and implant placement. He is an avid learner and has taken many courses from the renowned Dr. John Kois and is on his way to becoming a Kois graduate. Being a Kois graduate will enable him to mentor other dentists in the Kois philosophy, which is one entirely devoted to scientific research and is research supported.

When Dr. Lathangue is not engaged in the pursuit of dentistry he likes to spend as much time as possible with his three wonderful children Kasey, Travis, and Kaya. Finally, Dr. Lathangue is a dedicated weight trainer who once held a junior world record as well as three Canadian records - he still finds time to weight train and is entertaining competing in the near future.