Dr. Elaine Chow
Dr. Elaine Chow is a passionate & experienced dentist, and the owner of Oasis Dental. Upon graduating from St. Patrick’s High School in Thunder Bay, Dr. Chow chose to study at the University of Manitoba where she completed her undergraduate studies and received her Doctorate of Dental Medicine.
Upon graduation in 2005, she set her sights on building her career through working in large centres such as the Greater Toronto Area. Having family ties in Thunder Bay, and wishing to bring exceptional dental care to her hometown, Dr. Chow saw an opportunity to return home to create her own dental practice in 2009. Three years later, through hard work and dedication,our Thunder Bay dentist transformed a former church into an expansive, modern dental clinic that employs 17 people and assists hundreds of families in Northwestern Ontario.
Today, Dr. Chow is a strong advocate for education and the pursuit of excellence. She strongly believes in the continual investment towards innovative technology and state of the art dental care. Elaine and her team travel extensively to stay educated and on top of the latest techniques in dental health.
In addition to looking after her own patients, our Thunder Bay dentist thrives on giving back to the community. A former competitive diver, Dr. Chow believes in supporting various sporting initiatives and promoting the healthy development of children and youth.
Frequently Asked Questions
What should I look for when choosing a new dentist?
When looking for a new dentist, you should evaluate their qualifications, experience, and how comfortable you feel in their office. It’s also important to interact with the staff so you can make sure you feel confident in their ability to care for you. All of the dentists at our office have gone through extensive education and continue to expand their knowledge by staying current with the newest, safest dental practices.
It’s also important to find a dentist who can help you feel at ease during your appointment. We know dental work can be difficult to undergo for some patients, and we’ll do everything we can to help you when you’re here.
What are your tips for better oral hygiene at home?
Typically, a good at-home oral hygiene routine consists of brushing your teeth twice a day, flossing once a day, and rinsing with a suitable mouthwash. We recommend using a soft-bristled toothbrush because hard bristles can cause damage to your teeth.
If you’d like personal recommendations on the types of oral care products that would be best for you, your dentist can help. At your appointment, simply ask for tips on your at-home oral hygiene. We can recommend the best practices to ensure your smile stays healthy and beautiful for years to come.