Keith is originally from St. John’s, Newfoundland and lived there until moving away to complete his undergraduate degree at Mount Allison University (2001) in New Brunswick. While there, he graduated with first class honours and distinction with a degree in biochemistry and received the University Leadership Certificate for extensive co-curricular leadership on campus. Following this, Keith completed his dentistry degree at Dalhousie University (2005) in Nova Scotia. While there he received the Charles Bell Memorial Prize for second highest academic standing in second year of dental school, the Dr. William W. Woodbury Prize for excellence in orthodontics, and the Quintessence Research Award for achievement in research. A committee of faculty members chose Keith to represent Dalhousie at the 2004 American Dental Education Association conference in Maryland. He was also chosen by his peers to be valedictorian of his graduating class. After graduation Keith went on to do a general practice residency in Vancouver, BC where he gained some extra experience in all facets of dentistry, but with an emphasis on oral surgery. While there, he received an award for best research project. Once this program was complete, Keith stayed in BC and practiced there up until June of 2013, at which time he moved to Ottawa. Keith has continued to further his dental education by continually taking new courses. Most recently he has been progressing through the curriculum at the Kois Center, a dental continuing education center in Seattle known for its scientific and evidence-based approach to teaching.
Keith’s philosophy around dentistry is to emphasize communication with patients and ensure that people play an active role in making informed decisions about their care. He firmly believes that his job isn’t to ‘push’ treatment, but rather to inform people about their options and allow them to make the best decisions based on their own values.
When Keith isn’t practicing dentistry, he enjoys doing CrossFit, golfing, running, skiing, watching live music, and spending time with his wife and twin daughters, Charlotte and Claire. Keith also enjoys travel. His wife Emilie is from France, so that is a common travel destination for the family. While in Europe, Keith usually plans a side-trip to a wine-growing region as wine is another one of his passions. He also used to be an avid rugby player and played provincially for his home province of Newfoundland.
We have two free parking spaces in our clinic lot. Also, there are five parking spaces at the Ottawa Chinese Bible Church (on the corner of Main and Graham). On Graham Avenue you will find two-hour parking available; while there is also parking on Hawthorne Street from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., and then again from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.