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About Dr. Wyatt

Dr. Wyatt is a Canadian board certified specialist in Prosthodontics. He graduated from the University of British Columbia Dental School in 1986, and practiced general dentistry for seven years before pursuing advanced training in prosthodontics at the University of Toronto.

Dr. Wyatt completed the three year program in 1996 and received a Diploma in Prosthodontics and an MSc in Dentistry. His research thesis analyzed the long-term success of dental implants, and charted the bone health adjacent to implants over time.

While still at the University of Toronto, Dr. Wyatt was asked to join the Department of Oral Health Sciences at the Faculty of Dentistry, UBC, and was appointed as an Assistant Professor in January of 1996. This position allowed him to perform a multipurpose role of clinical and didactic instructor, dental researcher, and private practice prosthodontist. In 2003, Dr Wyatt was appointed Associate Professor, and in September 2004, Dr. Wyatt became head of the Division of Prosthodontics at the Faculty of Dentistry at UBC. In 2008 he was promoted to full Professor, and in 2010 he developed the clinical specialty program in prosthodontics for UBC and graduated the first students in 2013.

His present research interests include dental caries (decay) prevention in the elderly, dental health promotion, and developing oral health strategies for the province. He is also director of the UBC Geriatric Dentistry Program which serves over 1,500 elderly residents in 13 long term care facilities in Vancouver.

Dr. Wyatt has spoken at international meetings, across Canada, and in the United States. His clinical interests and research has lead to his participation in dental conferences and clinical courses in Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, Halifax, Orlando, Seattle, Washington (D.C.), Los Angeles, San Diego, San Antonio, Monterey, Baltimore, Tucson, Brussels, Paris, Nice (France), Saudi Arabia, Thailand, India and Goteborg (Sweden). He is actively involved in providing clinical courses and study clubs in advanced prosthodontics to local dental practitioners through UBC Continuing Dental Education.

Dr. Wyatt is also actively involved in the Dental profession at a provincial and national level. He has been chair of the Dental Health Month Committee of the College of Dental Surgeons of BC from 1997-2000, on the Advisory Committee on Geriatric Dentistry and past chair of Internet Sub-Committee of the Association of Dental Surgeons of BC 2000/01. He is the past (2005) President for the Association of Prosthodontists of Canada and past representative from this organization for the Canadian Collaboration on Clinical Practice Guidelines in Dentistry of the Canadian Dental Association. Dr. Wyatt also sat on the Canadian Dental Association committee on Clinical and Scientific Affairs and is past (2005) President of the BC Society of Prosthodontists.

Dr. Wyatt has published over 75 original clinical and research articles and abstracts in peer reviewed Canadian and International journals. The topics include dental implant success, bone response to implant supported bridges, dental caries prevention in the elderly, and clinical techniques. He has also contributed to a textbook on dentures, and is a reviewer for the international dental implant journal, "Clinical Oral Implants Research" (published in Denmark), and has produced two clinical guides for treatment and prevention of dental disease for elderly residential care patients currently in use in BC extended care hospitals.

Professional Qualifications:

  • College of Dental Surgeons of British Columbia (CDSBC) since 1986
  • Royal College of Dentists of Canada since 2003
  • Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario in 1995
  • CDSBC Certified Specialist in Prosthodontics since 1996

Dental Society Memberships

  • Canadian Dental Association, 1982-present
  • British Columbia Society of Prosthodontists, 1997-present
  • The Association of Prosthodontists of Canada, 1997-present
  • The Dental Specialists Society of British Columbia, 1997-present
  • Vancouver & District Dental Society, 1996-present
  • American College of Prosthodontists - Academic affiliate, 2010-present

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