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My name is Steve Aiken.  I have lived on the Island since 1991 and over 55 years in BC.  I am married with four grown children scattered between Victoria and Calgary.  My wife Denise, was my high school sweetheart and is an accountant with her own CGA/CPA firm in Parksville.  Together we have five grandchildren, one is nine, one is four, two are two (born on the same day, 1200 kms apart) and the last is one year, born on the same day as his sister and cousin, just a year later.  The baby in my yellow pages add is my first granddaughter, now four. The picture in this website is of my granddaughter who shares her birthday.

 

I attended Okanagan College in Kelowna for two years after graduating high school in 1973.  I studied art history, colour theory, drawing , painting and sculpture. I graduated with a diploma in fine arts.

 

I decided to be a denturist at the suggestion of my wife and a friend of hers who ws a dentist. In 1989 I attended Vancouver Community College in Vancouver   and graduated from the denturist program in 1991. That year I moved to Nanaimo, where I worked for a local denturist. In 1995 I opened my first clinic in Nanaimo and later a second clinic in Parksville. In the last ten years I have also taught denturism back in Vancouver at VCC and served as an executive board member of the Denturist Association of British Columbia.

I continue to produce small commissioned works of art for private collectors. The sculptures all look like dentures. I would enjoy sculpting you a new, unique life like smile that both of us can be proud of. Call the Parksville office to book a complimentary, friendly initial consultation, they only take minutes and there is no obligation.  You will be warmly welcomed, the coffee is always on.

 

My hobbies include karaoke and occasionally singing in my church choir.
 

The additional courses that I have taken in the last few years include:

Lower denture design for increased suction; an introduction (2016)

Advanced Partial Design (2013)

Velscope oral health assessment training November 2011/2013

Simpler Implants

Locator Implants (Straumann)

Head and Neck Anatomy (VIU, Dental Hygiene Department, Credit Course 30 hours)

Implants & Dentures: Treatment Planning & Coordinating (Straumann)

Dental Implants and the Maximus System (Dr. Robert Wolanski 2012-2014)

Aesepsis for Denturists (Germiphene)

Patient Management

2013 Maxi-mini implants (Simpler Implants)

2014 Mini-implants: the basics (Dr. Paul Shaw-Wood)

2014 Mini Implants II (Dr. Harold Bergman)

2014 Dealing with Dementia (Ronnene Sharp)