September 12, 2022
by Oral Health
Compass Dental, Campbell River, BC
Our philosophy has always been to treat everyone like they are family. We believe in forming long-term relationships with our patients and delivering a level of quality care that makes us proud.
At the start of my career, I wished I would have realized how much more there is to know than what a typical dental education provides. I cannot stress enough the importance of quality CE and finding mentorship through your peers.
For me, the piece of equipment I couldn’t live without is my DFV 4.5X dental loupes and headlight. Without magnification and light, it’s impossible to do quality dentistry.
Form good professional relationships with your support network (business advisors, specialists, other colleagues). All these connections can offer mentorship and give you support in your career.
We started an annual charity event that offers free dentistry once a year for those in need in the community. It’s an incredibly fulfilling day for the whole staff and we feel like we are making a real impact on the people we are helping.
Presently, the biggest challenge we face is the acute shortage of available staff, especially for a small-town practice. If you’re looking for a great place to live and a great place to work, call me. Campbell River has a lot to offer!
I don’t take the work home with me. I give my all at the office every day I am there and try to leave it there once I go home.
There are so many changes over the years from when I started. Digital dentistry is probably the biggest with the radiographs, CT scans, intraoral scanners, guided implant surgery and more. Not only do they help deliver great dentistry, but they also provide excellent communication with the specialists referrals and labs.
My wife, Marketa. There is not a day I don’t think she has made me a better person. Her support has allowed our office to be a real family environment.
Dr. Mike Finn grew up in Amherstburg, Ontario, and graduated from the University of Western Ontario in 1993. Looking for an adventure, he relocated to Campbell River, British Columbia, on Vancouver Island and has been practicing there for almost 30 years. He has been an active part of the community with coaching and supporting youth sports. Dr. Finn and his lovely wife, Marketa, have two kids that are both in university. He is a proud community dentist at Compass Dental in Campbell River, BC.