Meet Dr. Kris Klimek

I founded the Mountainview Dental Centre in 2002 and continue to work here overseeing all aspects of the practice. 

I am a longtime North Shore resident, having gone to both elementary and high school on “the shore.” I am fortunate to be raising my own family in this amazing community. I come from a family background in dentistry. My mother still practices today.

Education

I graduated from UBC Dental School in 1998 with my Doctorate of Dental Medicine. While there, I was involved with the student body by serving as class president for one year and as yearbook co-editor/photographer for four years.

Continuing Education and Experience

After graduation, I continued to refine and develop my skills by taking numerous courses in the areas of cosmetic dentistry, orthodontics, implants, gingival surgery, and endodontics.

I have always more than exceeded continuing education standards set by the BC Dental College. I served as a board member for the Vancouver & District Dental Society and as treasurer for the Orthodocs Study Club for five years. Currently, I am on the advisory board of the Vancouver Implant and Perio study club, which is an affiliate of the prestigious worldwide group of Seattle Study Clubs.

I take great pride in understanding and performing a broad range of procedures. I still challenge myself to attain even higher levels of expertise, most recently by incorporating an operating microscope into daily practice.

However, other than clinical skill, I feel the greatest asset any dentist can possess is being able to listen to a patient’s concerns and bring forward a plan that fits the person’s needs and desires. Without the patient clearly understanding his or her strengths and problems, as well as the available solutions, the dentist’s skills cannot be fully employed.

Outside the Office

I enjoy many of the activities at our doorstep. During the summer, you will often find me mountain biking, hiking, and paragliding. During the winter, our family loves to ski. I am very fortunate to be a dad of two active boys who love to explore the outdoors as much as I do!