Whistler Dental Specialist


Root canal specialists (Endodontists) are specialists in saving the natural tooth structure and are committed to helping you maintain your natural smile for as long as possible. Our Endodontist is trained to perform and retreat root canals, diagnose tooth discomfort and perform procedures relating to the inside of your teeth. Using his training, specialized techniques and specific equipment, our goal is to save your natural teeth whenever possible. All treatment options will be considered to determine the best course of action for your individual care.

Dr. Joel Fransen

Certified Specialist in Endodontics

The Royal College of Dentists of Canada recognizes Dr. Joel Fransen as a certified specialist in endodontics; he is registered to practice in both the Province of British Columbia and the Yukon Territory. His academic qualifications include a Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy (BScOT) from the University of British Columbia, a Doctorate of Dental Medicine (DMD) from the University of British Columbia, and a Post-Graduate Certificate in Endodontics (cert Endo) from the Baylor School of Dentistry, Texas A&M Health Sciences Center. In 1993, Dr. Fransen participated in a dental student exchange programme between the University of British Columbia and the Nippon Dental University in Tokyo and Niigata.

Dr. Fransen practices the full scope of modern endodontics including differential diagnosis, revascularisation and vital pulp therapy, non-surgical treatment and re-treatment, and endodontic microsurgery. He is one of only a handful of endodontists in North America that has pursued advanced training in implant dentistry. He currently participates in two implant study clubs.

The Alberta-born Dr. Fransen grew-up in Richmond and is excited to be back home after many yeas away. Both Dr. Fransen and his wife, Dr. Alison Fransen, enjoy spending time with their three children Clive, Chloë and Jack. As a previous ski racer, instructor and coach, Dr. Fransen enjoys the opportunity to ski with his family on the local mountains. He is an avid fan of the Vancouver Whitecaps, Liverpool FC, and of course the various teams his three children play for in the Richmond Soccer League.


If you have been referred to us by another general dentist or medical office, please be advised that you will be referred back into their care after completion of treatment.

General, Family and Cosmetic Dentistry

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