Dr. Gerry Pochynok (known as Dr. Gerry by his patients) was born and raised in Edmonton, Alberta. He attended the University of Alberta and received his Bachelor of Science with specialization in psychology in 1990 and a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree in 1994. Dr. Gerry practiced as a general dentist for 6 years in both Alberta and British Columbia. Following this, he completed a one year residency at the BC Children’s Hospital which involved working with children with special health and dental care needs. Dr. Gerry then completed his specialization in pediatric dentistry at Eastman Dental Centre/Strong Hospital in Rochester, New York, receiving a diploma in pediatric dentistry in 2002.
Dr. Gerry is an active member of the Canadian and American Academy of Pediatric Dentists and is Past-president of the BC Society of Pediatric Dentists. He has been involved with teaching at the University of British Columbia and has lectured nationally and internationally. In addition, he is an active staff member at the BC children’s hospital and is an examiner for the Royal College of Dentists of Canada in the division of Pediatric Dentistry.
Dr. Gerry has over 15 years of experience in treating infants, children, and adolescents. At Pacific Pediatric Dental Centre, Dr. Gerry and his staff will provide the best possible dental care for your child in a safe and positive environment. We strive to ensure that every child has great oral health while developing a positive attitude towards dental visits.