Dr. Iain Hart is excited to be joining the team at Okanagan Dentistry! Iain is a Kelowna native, having grown up for 21 years in Kelowna. Dr. Hart looks forward to giving back to the community that he grew up within by providing the highest quality dental care to his patients.
Iain completed his Bachelor of Science, majoring in Biology, from the University of British Columbia Okanagan. He has always had a love for working with his hands, and had a keen interest in healthcare from a young age. During his time studying, he began to gain interest in the profession of dentistry. He volunteered his time at the Gospel Mission Dental Clinic and was commonly found shadowing mentors within the field of dentistry, whose values he carries with him today. Dr. Hart moved to Montreal, Quebec to attend and complete dental school at McGill University. Upon completion of his dental degree in Montreal, Dr. Hart was awarded the Dr. A.W. Thornton Medal and Prix Aldis Bernard for highest overall standing of the 4-year program, Dr. Marvin and Mandy Werbitt Award in Periodontics and American Academy of Periodontology Student Award for high standing in periodontology. Iain was also awarded the Canadian Academy of Restorative Dentistry and Prosthodontics Scholar Award for highest standing in operative dentistry and prosthodontics. He was named to the Pierre Fauchard Academy upon graduation for excellence in the academic and clinical setting.
Upon graduation, Iain extended his training by completing a General Practice Residency based out of the University of Washington in Seattle, WA. During his time in Seattle, Iain worked in several hospitals in Seattle, furthering his knowledge in Anesthesia, Oral Surgery, Prosthodontics, Periodontics, Endodontics, Pedodontics, and General/Cosmetic dentistry. Dr. Hart hopes to continue gaining knowledge in all aspects of dentistry throughout his career as his colleagues have.
Outside of dentistry, Iain grew up loving and playing sports. He played hockey, lacrosse, soccer, rugby and golf as a child and still enjoys them all. He enjoys hiking and boating in the summer, and in the winter spends his free time skiing!