Dr. Matthew Chan

Dr. Matthew Chan, DDS, HBSc, MSc, PhD, FRCD(C), is the resident periodontist at Upper Thornhill Dental Care. A periodontist is a dentist who specializes in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of periodontal disease, and in the placement of dental implants. Periodontists are also experts in the treatment of oral inflammation. Periodontists receive extensive training in these areas, including three additional years of education beyond dental school. They are familiar with the latest techniques for diagnosing and treating periodontal disease, and are also trained in performing cosmetic periodontal procedures.

His clinical practice involves periodontal medicine as it relates to overall system health and regeneration of periodontal tissues including bone grafting and implant dentistry.Dr. Chan also helps organize and run dental mission trips in underserviced regions around the world. His dental mission work includes Amazons (Brazil), Chiapas (Mexico), and Tanzania (East Africa).

One of Dr. Chan’s passions is traveling and learning other cultures. His travels have brought him to places like Egypt, Jordan, Isreal, Palestine, Spain, Portugal, Italy, France, Poland, Brazil, and Mexico. If you are from an interesting part of the world that he hasn’t been to, please feel free to tell him about it so he can include it in his future travels.