Gordon is a board certified specialist in Canada and the United States, practicing the full scope of oral and maxillofacial surgery.
Gordon was born in Edmonton and moved with his family to Kelowna for his formative years. He completed his BSc with honours at the University of British Columbia – Okanagan, and dental school at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver. Gordon then moved to Phoenix, Arizona to complete his training in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery at Banner University Medical Center – Phoenix; the largest level 1 trauma center in the American Southwest, with time at Phoenix Children’s Hospital for paediatric trauma and anaesthesia.
Gordon has experience in complex facial trauma surgery, involving significant facial reconstruction as a result of gun shot wounds and other serious accidents. He also assists in teaching courses covering complex full mouth rehabilitation, including all-on-4’s, zygomatic and pterygoid implants (advanced implants) to dentists. The experience he has in teaching and performing the latest techniques in dentistry allow him to offer graftless solutions for severely debilitated mouths. Patients that may have previously been left feeling hopeless and discouraged at other options can now have a full scope, rehabilitative solution.
Gordon is well trained in complex bone grafting procedures from distant sites including the hip, rib, and skull. He has a great deal of orofacial pain, temporomandibular joint (TMJ), and orthognathic (corrective jaw) surgery experience.
He has privileges at Kelowna General Hospital and is on-call for facial trauma.
The best patient outcome is always at the forefront of Gordon’s approach to care; his meticulous nature and conservative approach with surgery, guide his treatment plans. As he looks to provide the best and most advanced surgical techniques for his patients, he has developed a keen interest and experience in computer modeling, surgical simulation, and advance digital dentistry with patient specific solutions. He believes in treating every patient like a family member; not just treating oral and facial issues, but treating people with oral and facial issues.
Gordon enjoys giving back and interacting with the community. He spent his undergraduate and dental school years volunteering at the Gospel Mission, KGH, and the downtown east-side in Vancouver. You may have met Gordon during his school years while he was working at his parents’ restaurant the Mad Mango, a downtown Kelowna staple. Both Gordon and his wife Amy grew up in Kelowna along with their families. They can be found hanging out at the lake with their family and hiking. Gordon likes to play golf, work out, and watch hockey.