“I remain a ‘general dentist’, purposely not specializing in any particular area of dentistry, which would limit my scope of care and ability to treat my patients comprehensively.”
Dr. Kesteven was born and raised in Calgary, Alberta. Upon graduating from high school, he spent one year at the Canadian Bible College in Regina, Saskatchewan, before returning to Calgary to complete his pre-dental studies at the University of Calgary. Due to his excellent academic standing, he received early entrance to the University of Alberta Faculty of Dentistry. Four years later, Dr. Kesteven graduated “first” in his dental class achieving class Valedictorian status.
Dr. Kesteven came to Mission after graduating to establish a general dental practice. He has focused on aesthetic and restorative dentistry as well as general dentistry. It is the change he sees in people’s lives once their smile is restored that he finds most rewarding. In addition to designing and enhancing smiles and safely replacing mercury/metal fillings with metal-free restorations, Dr. Kesteven also provides Conscious Sedation. Conscious sedation allows patients to “relax” through dental treatment, TMD (temporomandibular dysfunction), and neuromuscular dental care.
Dr. Kesteven is an active member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, Academy of General Dentistry, International Association for Orthodontics, Canadian Dental Association, Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation, Association of Dental Surgeons of British Columbia, International Congress of Oral Implantologists, and Christian Medical Dental Society.
To stay on the “cutting edge” of dental treatment and technology, Dr. Kesteven takes many hours of continuing education courses per year. He is a graduate of Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies (an internationally renowned facility for postgraduate dental education), where he has completed their curriculum, including “Full Mouth Restoration”. Dr. Kesteven has advanced training in neuromuscular orthodontics, conscious sedation and dental occlusion (bite problems). The Alberta Dental Association awarded Dr. Kesteven the Gold Medal for excellence in Clinical and Academic Studies.
Dr. Kesteven received a Mastership in the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) –the highest honour available at the AGD and one of the most respected designations in the profession. To accomplish this goal, Dr. Kesteven completed an additional 1,100 hours of continuing dental education. Dr. Kesteven is continuing his educational pursuits at Dr. Clayton Chan’s training facility, Occlusion Connections.
With more than 100,000 General Dentists in Canada and the United States, less than one percent of those are Masters with the AGD. In British Columbia, Dr. Kesteven is one of five practising dentists with a Mastership and the only one in the Fraser Valley.
In the area of dental implants, Dr. Kesteven earned fellowship status in the International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI) in 2015. This award recognizes his experience and proficiency in the area of dental implants.
Dr. Kesteven is married to Lori, his best friend and confidant. They live in Mission, where they enjoy their four adult children, Blair, Jared, Torey and Evangeline.
Outside the office, Dr. Kesteven stays active with biking, hiking, skiing and other outdoor sports. As well, the entire family enjoys travelling and exploring different countries.
Cameron D. Kesteven, DDS, MAGD, FIOCI
Serving the Lower Mainland from Hope to Vancouver.
- Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies
- Canadian Dental Association
- International Association for Orthodontics
- American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
- Academy of General Dentistry
- Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation
- International Congress of Oral Implantologists
- Christian Medical and Dental Society
- Mission Chamber of Commerce
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