Dentistry is an oft-overlooked field of medicine, but Dr. Christopher Zed wants to help change that. Throughout his 25 years in the dental field, Dr. Zed has seen dentistry’s impact on overall health. Poor dental health can lead to various overall health conditions, and Dr. Christopher Zed wants to help his patients and others understand the risks of not caring for their dental well-being.
Dr. Christopher Zed takes an approach to education first at his practice, Bayview Lonsdale Dental, in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Perhaps influenced by his years of teaching at The University of British Columbia, Dr. Zed hopes to help each patient understand what they are experiencing with their dental health and the options available to help them prevent and treat their conditions. To Dr. Christopher Zed, helping patients understand the full scope of their health is vital to their success.
Dr. Christopher Zed’s philosophy on dental care is focused on patient-centered treatment. Each of his patients has a say in their treatment plan. This collaborative approach allows Dr. Zed to provide information to patients that will enable them to make informed decisions about their health and well-being. Dr. Zed provides his expert opinion in a difficult decision but always takes into account the patient’s situation, thoughts, and feelings.
This patient-centered approach has earned him tremendous reviews across platforms such as RateMDs and Google Reviews. One patient stated in thier review, “Dr. Zed is a pro and cares very much about the quality of his work and the happiness of his clients. Everyone in the office is friendly, skilled, and they make the whole ‘dentist experience’ very pleasant. Top notch!” Another patient of Dr. Christopher Zed noted, “Dr Zed is exceptional, truly the best dentist I have ever been treated by.”
While there are many places online to find information about various medical conditions, treatments, and diagnoses, there are far fewer sources for dental health care. Here, Dr. Christopher Zed plans to shine a light on the many dental practices that do not get enough attention from the average person. Patients, both his own and other dentists’, can learn everything from gum disease to imaging to fluoride treatments. Although it is not necessary for people to be experts in dentistry to make smart decisions about their dental health, Dr. Christopher Zed wants to provide as much information as possible to those who do wish to learn more.
Dr. Christopher Zed has spent several decades in the field of dentistry. Previously, he was a Clinical Professor at UBC and Chief of Dentistry at Vancouver General Hospital. Now, he is a Dental Surgeon at his practice, while also holding the role of Principal Associate at Apna Dental Vancouver and Delta. He has published numerous peer-reviewed articles on various subjects, including oral cancer and community dentistry. Dr. Zed also served as the Olympic Chief of Dentistry for the 2010 Vancouver Olympics. While in this role, he spoke about the necessity of proper dental care for athletes.
Dr. Christopher Zed has also been a passionate proponent of technological advancements in dentistry. He is constantly surprised by how it technology evolved. He believes that technology’s continuous improvement and evolution will continue to provide better and more accurate treatment methods.
The use of new technology has been a significant factor in Dr. Christopher Zed’s career. As the profession has evolved, it has become more preventative, which means more people can benefit from the latest innovations in dentistry. Dr. Christopher uses the latest techniques and equipment to ensure that his patients receive the best possible care.
Besides his daily work, Dr. Christopher also enjoys technology in his personal life. He often tests new innovations at home, such as smart home features and the latest smartphones. Although some of these are aimed at the average consumer, Dr. Christopher is always on the lookout for the latest advancements in the field to ensure that his patients are receiving the best possible care.
When not at work or writing educational content, Dr. Zed spends time with his family and participates in a plethora of activities. Some of his favorites include cooking, wine tasting, outdoor activities of all kinds, and watching the Seahawks. He is also an avid backgammon and cribbage player.