Future University of British Columbia Dentist

Justin Sheppard

My name is Justin Sheppard. I’ve been a patient at Third Street Dental for close to 10 years now, and have had the pleasure of experiencing top-notch dental care  from both  Dr. Gail Landsberger and Dr. Melissa Skinner. As a young teenager, I remember visiting Third Street Dental for the first time after being referred by  family friends. Dr. Gail Landsberger made me feel welcome and cared for with the excellent care she provided.

In recent years I became the patient of Dr. Melissa Skinner. It’s difficult to put into words just how great Dr. Skinner and the Third Street Dental team are at what they do. When visiting for my appointments, they always welcome me with kindness and warmth. Procedures ranging from regular teeth cleanings to fillings are always performed     gently and efficiently, and Dr. Skinner makes sure that as a patient I understand what is going on at all times. I honestly couldn’t ask for a better dental team than Third Street Dental. My Mom loves Third Street Dental so much, she takes the ferry from Vancouver Island and commutes to North Vancouver just for her dentist appointments!

Once I graduated from high school and started my university years, becoming a dentist was something that I wanted to pursue wholeheartedly. Dr. Skinner and her team are  an inspiration and driving force behind my motivation. I was very fortunate to shadow Dr. Skinner and see what the profession was really like. I witnessed the deep  commitment Dr. Skinner has for her patients’ well being. I learned about dental procedures such as fillings, crowns, and extractions.

I experienced the fun and constructive  work environment of the Third Street Dental office. It’s impossible not to be inspired when you witness a group of sincerely dedicated professionals working in such a well-  balanced environment. To put it simply, Dr. Skinner and her team were extremely important in my decision to pursue dentistry.

I was recently accepted into dental school at the University of British Columbia, and I couldn’t be more excited to continue my path towards becoming a dentist. I’m looking forward to the challenging and fulfilling times that lay ahead. I’d like to extend my deepest gratitude to Dr. Skinner and everyone at Third Street Dental who have shown support throughout the years.

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I’ll be a Third Street Dental patient and friend for years to come!