Dr. James McKenzie
Dr. James McKenzie established Whistler Dental in 1993; before that, he practiced dentistry with the UN and NATO in Europe as a member of the Canadian Armed forces. Dr. McKenzie enjoys spending time with his family and can often be found cheering from the sidelines of the hockey rink or soccer field.
Dr. Soroosh Torabian
Dr. Soroosh Torabian is the new principal dentist at Whistler Dental Clinic.
He received his Doctor of Dental medicine degree from the University of British Columbia, faculty of dentistry. He then spent the next four years in interior BC honing his skills and helping those without access to regular dental care. His love for nature and the outdoors brought him to Whistler in 2019, where he has called home ever since.
Dr. T spends hours learning about the new techniques and developments in the fields of surgery, orthodontics and restorative dentistry through various continuing education courses.
Dr. Heidi North
Dr. Heidi North is originally from Australia, where she studied dentistry and worked at several dental hospitals and clinics in Brisbane. She moved to Whistler in 2015 and enjoys hiking, horseback riding and snowboarding.
Dr. Robert Balint
Dr. Rob Balint graduated from the University of Western Australia in 2014 and spent the early years of his career as a dentist in Perth. His passion for the mountains brought him to western Canada in 2018, where he worked in Banff for two and half years before moving to Whistler and joining our team in January 2021. Rob is passionate about all aspects of general dentistry and has taken numerous continuing education courses throughout his career. Whenever he’s not practicing dentistry you’ll find him outside pursuing one of his many hobbies such as snowboarding, mountain biking
Dr. Joel Fransen
BSC (OT), DMD, FRCD (C)
Certified Specialist in Endodontics
BSC (OT), DMD, FRCD (C)
Dr. Joel Fransen practices the full scope of modern endodontics including non-surgical treatment and endodontic microsurgery. He is one of only a handful of endodontists in North America who has pursued advanced training in implant dentistry. Dr. Fransen is a previous ski racer, instructor and coach, and enjoys skiing with his family on the North Shore mountains.
Dr. Alison Fransen
Dr. Alison Fransen is a 1997 graduate of The University of British Columbia, and enjoys teaching at the dental school one day a week. She says "I am proud of the excellent team at our office and know you will be impressed too. The office is bright and modern with your comfort and dental care in mind. Behind every beautiful smile is a healthy mouth."
Dr. Tony Gill
Dr. Gill has done much to assist in educating the public about dentistry, from being a featured guest on numerous radio and television talk shows to creating and hosting The Dental Show, a radio call-in program in Vancouver. He has been and continues to be an adviser, clinical tester and consultant for selected dental laboratories and dental materials companies. He is a technical adviser for dental office software.
Dr. Gill has been performing difficult cosmetic and surgical cases since 1996, combining his expertise in orthodontics, restorative & cosmetic dentistry and implantology to create natural smiles. Dr. Gill has worked with 11