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Dr. Allen Shen, BSc, DDS, MBA

Dr. Allen Shen, BSc, DDS, MBA

Born and raised in Taiwan, Dr. Allen Shen had a naturally keen eye for detail and enjoyed working with his hands at a very young age. As a child, he enjoyed everything from carving figures out of wood to putting together model airplanes, no matter how long the task would take. At the age of 12, he and his family immigrated to Canada in 1982. Growing up in Edmonton, he eventually realized what his true calling was – to help people maintain ther beautiful smiles, in a profession where attention to every detail is essential. He attended the University of Alberta, and received his Bachelor of Science & Doctor of Dental Surgery Degrees in 1994. Additionally, he holds a Master of Business Administration degree, which he received from the Asia Pacific International Institute in 1998.

After graduating from dental school, Dr. Shen moved west to Vancouver to begin his career. He worked as an associate in Burnaby for 3 years while he waited for the right opportunity to fulfill his dream of owning his own practice. That opportunity arose while he was enjoying one of his favourite pastimes—golf. He and his future wife, Rosie were on their way home from golfing at the Westwood Plateau Golf & Country Club, when they saw plans for a shopping plaza at Johnson Street and Parkway Boulevard in Coquitlam. Dr. Shen knew right away that this would be a perfect location for him to serve the community of Coquitlam and Port Coquitlam and fulfill his dream. Since opening Plateau Village Dental Centre in 1998, he has moved to the Westwood Plateau area, where he and his wife of eleven years are raising their four beautiful children.

Dr. Shen continues to hone his clinical skills, taking several continuing education courses. Currently, he is enrolled in an extensive course involving Full Mouth Reconstruction & Optimal Dental Physiology. His aim is to remain one of the best-equipped and skilled dentists available to provide his patients with both the tried and true basics of dentistry along with the latest innovations in the industry. He is also a member of the Vancouver District Dental Society, College of Dental Surgeons and the Canadian Dental Association.

Outside of dentistry, Dr. Shen is also an active member of the community, donating to several local charities and also donating his time when he can. He is also an active parent at his children’s schools. He enjoys playing hockey, volleyball and softball, but his all-time favorite past time will always be golf. He also loves the outdoors, and often enjoys hiking and fishing with his family at the local parks in Coquitlam.

Schedule An Appointment

If you should have additional questions, we would be happy to schedule a consultation with you at our Dental Centre in Coquitlam. You can call the office directly at (604) 927-2525 or email us at plateauvillagedental@shawbiz.ca.

We look forward to assisting you in the near future.

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