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Our Dentists

Dr. René Chiasson

Dr. René Chiasson was born and raised in the province of New-Brunswick.

Growing up in a family of fisherman, he naturally spent most of his life by the Atlantic Ocean. He subsequently moved to Québec City to study at Université Laval, wherein he received his Doctorate of Dental Medicine in 2011.

After graduation, he made a pivotal decision to move to beautiful British Columbia. Having had visited the west coast several times in his youth, it was an easy decision to move to a place where he remained close to the ocean.

Dr. René loves spending his leisure time outdoors around the seawall, hiking around the city and snowboarding. Since his move to Vancouver, Dr. René has been working in different offices that allowed his passion for dentistry to flourish. He worked with the community and also with the UBC students.

Dr. René’s particular interests include, but are not limited to, implant dentistry, wisdom teeth extractions and other surgeries like gum grafting.

Dr. Lavinia C. Lin

Dr. Lavinia C. Lin graduated with a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine. After graduation, she pursued her practice in Denver where she concurrently volunteered her services to Colorado Mission of Mercy, which provides free dental care to low-income families. She moved to Vancouver and joined our dynamic team at Coast Dental as an associate dentist, and is already someone our patients rely on. 

Dr. Lin provides an array of dental care and is committed to providing patient-focused care. Dr. Lin is a firm believer in continuing education and continues to expand her knowledge and familiarize herself with advances in the field of dentistry. Invisalign is one of her main dental interests.

Besides dentistry, she enjoys spending time with her daughter and traveling in her leisure time.

Meet the Team

Our greatest asset is our exceptional and friendly staff. Our dental hygienists and assistants are licensed professionals with a passion for what they do. By utilizing the cutting edge of dentistry and effective patient communication, we help achieve the best results. We feel it is important you fully understand your treatment so please feel free to ask any questions.


Administrative Staff

Office Manager: Azalea (currently on mat leave until June 2022)

Full-time: Catherine  

Part-time: Jessica, Bea, and Ashley


Full-time: Connie, Amanda N, and Jiwon

Part-time: Cerina and Ruby (currently on mat leave; possible return date on September 2022)

Certified Dental Assistants

Full-time: Varinder 

Part-time: Bea

Office Tour

Check out photos of Coast Dental Centre and our state-of-the-art office below!

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