Our Journey

Our Journey

From the first partnership in Vancouver in 1993 to over 225 practices today, our 123Dentist family has grown through the strength of our relationships.

From the first partnership in Vancouver in 1993 to over 225 practices today, our 123Dentist family has grown through the strength of our relationships.

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First Clinic

Dr. Amin Shivji acquires his first clinic in Vancouver.

West Coast Dental Clinics

West Coast Dental Clinics was established.

Renamed 123Dentist

West Coast Dental Clinics was renamed to 123Dentist.

Growth In BC

80+ clinics in BC under the 123Dentist brand.


123Dentist was incorporated and a national network of like-minded Dentists and Partners was born.

A Confident Investment

123Dentist secured $625 million investment from Peloton Capital Management and Canada’s largest banks to be used to accelerate 123Dentist’s expansion plans.

Office Expansion

123Dentist expands Vancouver and Toronto offices to accommodate growth.

Growth Nationwide

Today, 123Dentist has grown to become Canada’s largest majority dentist-owned network of dental practices, with more than 225 locations nationwide and over 3,000 employees.

Network Growth

123Dentist officially merged with Altima Dental and Lapointe Group.

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A Winning Smile – it’s as easy as 1-2-3

At 123Dentist, producing winning smiles is our passion. We make our patients, partners, employees, suppliers, and industry advisors smile every day. Everything we do – from a patient visit to a new hire to partnering with a new clinic – should result in a win, and a winning smile for everyone.

When patients smile, everyone wins. It really is that simple.

We offer our Dentist Partners supported autonomy, which means by alleviating operational burdens, they can focus where they are needed most – on patient care. We believe strongly in keeping the Dentist involved as an owner. After all, the Dentist and the staff are the reasons the patients keep coming back.

Dr Andrea Dernisky

Partnering with 123Dentist has positively affected my life by taking away a lot of the stress of the job. The aspects that I find to be the most challenging.

Dr. Andrea DerniskySuter Brook Dental, Port Moody, BCHear Andrea's Story

123Dentist was able to tailor a partnership that worked really well for me. I was able to maintain ownership and also have a great support team behind me.

Dr. Jordan PettigrewDr. Jordan Pettigrew & Associates, Ottawa, ONHear Jordan's Story

Our plan right from graduating dental school was growth – to own multiple practices. It makes the growth strategy much easier when you have a large support team and that’s what 123Dentist provided us.

Dr. Chandan Advani and Dr. Naveen VermaBrush Dental Group, OntarioHear Chandan and Naveen's Story

Partnering with 123Dentist has freed us of the daily burdens of HR, Payroll, Accounting that take away our focus from our patients and the dentistry we provide.

Dr. Kristin Yont and Dr. Claire WhitneyDowntown Dental, Calgary, AlbertaHear Kristin and Claire's Story

123Dentist has been such a great fit for me and allowed me to do the things that I love to do which is hands-on dentistry. The practice has been far more efficient with 123’s support and I’ve been able to work less.

Dr. Edmund WongSouth Point Dental Centre, Surrey, BC.Hear Ed's Story
By your side, every step of the way

By your side, every step of the way

When we partner with you, we live up to our promises, because at our core, we believe relationships are everything. Partner with us today. We’ll make you smile.