Dr. Michael A. Chow opened Meadows Family Dental in February 2013 after practising dentistry for over 25 years — 23 of which were in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows. Our long-term staff members are all knowledgeable and devoted to their profession.
At Meadows Family Dentistry, you’ll discover quality care in a comfortable environment. Call us today to schedule a checkup!
Dr. Michael Chow
I was born and raised in Vancouver and love the Lower Mainland. I attended UBC where I obtained my Bachelor of Science in Microbiology and then Doctor of Dental Medicine in 1988. During my time at UBC, I had spent several years involved in immunological research, which aided my critical thinking. While in dental school, I was offered a student externship in Maple Ridge and it was at that time I realized I wanted to practice in the Ridge Meadows area where there are so many wonderful families. As a dental professional, I stay up-to-date in the most current treatment options and value each patient as an individual who has entrusted me with their oral health care. Outside the office, I enjoy fishing, golfing, running, and skiing with my wife Dana and our two children.
Over the past 22 years, while raising my own family, I’ve had the pleasure of watching many families grow as patients in our successful dental practice. I believe we have a unique bond with all who join our office and love sharing stories and lots of laughter. When I’m not here, you can usually find me at the gym or enjoying outdoor activities with family and friends.
I have been working with Dr. Chow for the past 14 years and consider this office to be part of my family. I love the trust and friendships we develop with our patients. When not at work, you will find me enjoying time with my son and daughter, good friends, and other loved ones.
I graduated from Douglas College as a Certified Dental Assistant over 20 years ago. I have always enjoyed working in a team environment and strive to make all my patients feel relaxed and comfortable at their dental appointments. Always taking pride in my work, I am just as excited about dentistry today as when I first started my career. I have been married to Dr. Chow for 19 years and I enjoy our working relationship together. We have two children, a son and a daughter, who keep us busy outside the office, driving from soccer field to soccer field! I enjoy being active with my family, whether it is running, hiking, golfing, or skiing. I am proud to be part of this wonderful dental practice and have enjoyed building relationships with many patients over the years.
At the age of 16, my family dentist asked if I would like an after school job at his practice, I jumped at the chance. As a student I had no idea which career path I would choose, but it quickly became dentistry. Fast forward 21 years later and I am still working for that same dentist! Over the years of working with Mike, I have had the opportunity to meet so many wonderful families in this community. Working part time allows me to spend time with my own family. My husband and I are raising two fabulous kids that have us running from sports fields to dance studio. I look forward to seeing you at the office for a visit, and I suppose we will have to do dental work too!
I have had 14 fun years working beside Dr. Mike Chow and our dental team — looking forward to many more. As a CDA graduating from Vancouver Community College 28 years ago, I enjoy all aspects of dentistry, but my favourite is changing people’s smiles. My husband and our daughter enjoy camping with our new addition, Rebel, who is a two-year-old rescue Karelian bear dog.
I graduated from the Vancouver College of Dental Hygiene in December 2013. In March 2014 I was presented with an opportunity to work at Dr. Chow’s office and have since enjoyed being part of the team! I’ve always thrived on working with patients to help them define and achieve their dental goals.
Outside of work I enjoy yoga, hiking, and spending time with family and friends. Having grown up in Bulgaria, where dentistry is still striving to reach western standards, I’ve always valued the importance of a positive dental office experience. This is why I strive to create a calm and enjoyable atmosphere for every patient.
The dental field has always been my first choice. Graduating from the Dental Lab Technician program in NAIT, I made crowns and bridges for a couple of years before I discovered my true calling and enrolled into the Dental Hygiene program at the University of Alberta. Amazingly, 30 years later, I’m still a practicing hygienist — and I still love it! I’ve worked in perio and general dentists’ offices (five in total) and consider myself blessed to be part of Dr. Mike Chow’s dental team for almost six years now. My husband and I enjoy golfing and travelling. And, with our daughter off to university, we see ourselves spending more time on those fun leisure activities once again.
I started my dental career 27 years ago and have worked as a dental hygienist for the last 25 years. I became part of the Meadows Family Dental team 12 years ago and during this time have had the pleasure of meeting many fun and interesting people, both patients and staff. While working through some personal challenges, I acquired an interest in holistic nutrition and I am currently working toward a diploma in nutritional consulting. The lighter side of me has a passion for dance, a love of live music, and an appreciation for the outdoors.
Dental hygiene has been a great part of my life since graduating in 2002 from the University of Manitoba and I have had the privilege of being part of my beloved dental family since September 2004. I really enjoy seeing my patients and especially, getting to know their families. It’s an unbelievable feeling seeing their children grow from playing in our playroom to leaving for college or university- and that’s only seeing them 2-3 times a year! But helping my patients improve their oral health and seeing the results is, honestly, the best part of my job! The creative side of me enjoys baking and cake decorating. I found this passion while baking with my mom every Christmas- all those delicious cakes and cookies! Now, all my cakes are inspired by my family and friends. And I love that they have entrusted me to bake for some of their most special occasions including their weddings and birthdays! The other half of my life is all about my family. Family is the most important part of my life and my husband and I are lucky enough to have welcomed our brand new baby girl this past May 2013. She really is the light of our lives- her smiles and bright eyes bring us nothing but warmth and hope. It is truly an honour to be part of my dental family as we strive to bring you and your family the best possible care.