After many years in Vancouver, Dr.Craig Siemens is happy to return to the relaxed Vancouver Island lifestyle. Raised in the North Okanagan, Craig attended the University of Victoria and graduated with an honours degree in Marine Biology. He continued his studies at the University of B.C. where he completed a Masters degree in Cancer Research in the Department of Anatomy followed by a Dentistry Degree 1990. Over the years, Craig has practiced dentistry in several locations in the Vancouver area and, along with his wife Eva, raised their two children.
A lifelong learner, Craig has had extensive training in prosthetic dentistry (veneers, onlays, crowns, bridges), restorative dentistry, and TMJ/occlusion (jaw and bite function) at the respected Dawson Academy and Pankey Institutes. Craig has also completed numerous hours of continuing education in implant dentistry, gold restorations and in endodontics (root canals). Prior to returning to Victoria, he was a Clinical Instructor at the U.B.C. Dental School and is certified in nitrous oxide and oral sedation. Craig is continually taking courses to upgrade his skills.
From routine fillings to aesthetic dentistry to more complex cases, Craig enjoys delivering high quality dental care in a caring, comfortable environment. He feels right at home at here at Urban Smiles Victoria. He believes in careful, patient-specific diagnosis and treatment…not one-size fits all. His attention to detail ensures that your dental care will be as comfortable and long-lasting as possible.
Craig is a member of the Canadian Dental Association, American Equilibration Society, the Canadian Academy of Restorative Dentistry and Prosthetics, and the Chicago Dental Society.
Craig enjoys volunteering his services and has provided volunteer dental care on numerous occasions with Rotary Club in La Paz, Mexico and in a mobile dental care setting with Latin American farm workers in the Fraser Valley. In his spare time, Craig enjoys exercising, kayaking, painting, studying Spanish, traveling, and reading. If you speak Spanish, make sure to test his skills in conversation!!