At Cedar Tree Dental we are dedicated to helping you care for and promote a healthy smile. Our team strives to make your experience with us a positive one by providing personalized, progressive oral care in a compassionate and thoughtful manner.
We are continually making changes so that your experience can be more enjoyable. Our office has relocated to a bright, new facility, only a few blocks from the original location. We are wheelchair and mobility-aid accessible, with digital imaging and state of the art equipment to allow for the most relaxed and painless experience while providing you with the best oral healthcare.
We offer a Complimentary, NO obligation Meet and Greet.
Contact us to arrange an office tour!
When choosing where to receive your dental care, it’s important that you find a good fit. From location to staff to services, we want you to be happy with your choice for years to come. That’s why we invite you to come and visit us first, see the location, meet the staff and tour the office.
We are close to bus routes and offer plenty of FREE parking. Call or email us to arrange a time!
Dr. Tina Alexander, DMD
Dr Alexander, of the newly formed Cedar Tree Dental, has been passionate about health care, and dental health specifically, since earning her undergraduate degree in Microbiology.
She grew up in Winnipeg, Manitoba before moving out to the west coast in 1997. Tina graduated from The University of British Columbia in 2006 as a Doctor of Dental Medicine and started practicing dentistry in the lower mainland. She owned her own practice in beautiful White Rock, BC for 3 years before she and her husband, Brock, decided that Vancouver Island is where it’s at!
Dr Alexander is a member in good standing of the Canadian Dental Association, the College of Dental Surgeons of British Columbia and the British Columbia Dental Association. Dr Tina is continually furthering her education and upgrading her knowledge and skills in her chosen field.
She attends the KOIS Centre for Dentistry in Seattle, was a member of the Ocean Dental Implant Study Club for 3 years while living in White Rock and has had additional training through the RV Tucker Gold study club. She is certified in Invisalign and has also had training in facial aesthetics at the Pacific Training Institute for Facial Aesthetics for intramuscular injections and micro needling.
Dr Alexander took over a long-standing practice in Victoria in 2016 and has made some changes and advancements to make your visit even more enjoyable. She has molded it into Cedar Tree Dental, named for the cedars all around Mount Tolmie, in beautiful Victoria, BC.
She and her husband, Brock, along with their three boys Keith, Gavin and Brad are taking advantage of all the West Coast Island life has to offer. They keep busy spending time together, whether it is outdoors at local playgrounds and beaches, or camping and visiting with the many friends they have made in Victoria.
Dr. Shawn Jacobs
Dr. Shawn Jacobs graduated from Dalhousie University in 1989 with a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree at age 23. He started his own practice from scratch in rural Newfoundland and it soon grew rapidly as it provided a wide range of services. With limited access to dental specialists, Dr. Jacobs travelled to many courses across North America and developed a special interest in helping his patients deal with their fear and anxiety surrounding dental treatment. In 2001, he completed a 3–year dental anesthesia residency from the University of Toronto and obtained a Masters in Dental Anesthesia. He holds a general anesthesia permit from the College of Dental Surgeons of BC.
His research thesis investigated ways to reduce pain on needle injection, was published in the American Dental Association Journal and presented at the International Association of Dental Research. He then completed a 3-month Oral Surgery internship in Dallas, Texas and briefly practised in northern BC.
In 2003, his first child was born in Vancouver BC, and he and his wife returned to Newfoundland to raise a family and start a new practise focused on sedation dentistry in St. John’s. Dr. Jacobs believes in quickly getting to the patient’s main concerns with a view to what will benefit their long-term dental health. Dr. Jacobs held hospital dental privileges for over 25 years, providing pediatric and oral surgical procedures in an OR setting. In 2015 he returned to school and obtained a Masters of Medical Science from Quinnipiac University in the US.
In 2017, he relocated back to BC with his wife and 2 teenage children. He has always been an islander and feels that Victoria will permanently be his home away from home. His family love the west coast weather and have settled in to their new home. Dr. Jacobs has recently been introduced to pickleball and plays every chance he gets. With his wide range of knowledge and experience in the field of dentistry and anesthesia, we are happy to welcome Dr. Jacobs to our newly relocated practice at Cedar Tree Dental. We feel that he will compliment and help us expand the services and hours that we offer while providing an option to have your dentistry performed in a relaxing, stress and pain free manner. Depending on the type of sedation you choose you may not even remember getting it done!
Dr. Kevin Smith
Dr Smith is an outdoor enthusiast and family man who currently resides in Nelson, BC. He originally received his micro biology degree from the University of Regina and later received his Dental Degree at the University of Saskatchewan in 1996. After working as an associate in Cranbrook for several years he decided to purchase his own practice in 2004. Nelson was the perfect fit to combine his love of dentistry and outdoor pursuits.
Kevin is proficient in all aspects of dentistry and has an affinity for Dental Surgery and is often referred patients from other offices for this. Kevin and his family fell in love with Victoria and will be relocating to the Capital in 2020. In the meantime, he is an associate with Dr. Alexander’s office and you can find him here from time to time.
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