Welcome to Tyhee Dental Clinic, located in the breath-taking and picturesque northwestern town of Smithers, BC. Locally owned, Tyhee Dental has been providing general dental services to multiple generations in the Bulkley Valley and the surrounding areas for many decades.
At Tyhee Dental, we are a team of dental professionals who are dedicated to providing quality care for the whole family, ranging from children’s cleanings and exams to fillings, wisdom tooth extractions, Invisalign, implants, root canals, crowns and bridges, and emergency services.
We strive for excellence by utilizing the latest technologies, methods, and equipment while ensuring that our patients receive professional and caring service in a relaxed and comfortable environment. Your health and safety are our utmost priority.
Our mission is to work together with you to realize a shared vision of dentistry which meets your expectations by educating you and providing a range of treatment choices which will help you make the most informed decision for your oral health care.
More Info...Tyhee Dental is a family friendly office which provides most aspects of general dentistry which includes procedures that aim to diagnose, prevent, and/or treat oral health diseases but also help to maintain optimal oral health. General dentistry services offered at Tyhee Dental include: hygiene & prevention, composite-resin fillings, root canals, crowns & bridges, extractions, and nightguard/bruxism splint fabrication for TMJ therapy.
More Info...A crown (or cap) is a covering that encases the entire tooth surface restoring it to its original shape and size. A crown protects and strengthens weak tooth structure that cannot be restored with fillings or other types of restorations. A fixed bridge is a dental restoration that is fixed to surrounding teeth. The bridge fills (bridges) the gap left by the missing teeth, preventing the surrounding teeth from moving into the gap and becoming misaligned.
More Info...Invisalign clear aligners, an alternative to conventional metal braces, are a way to straighten teeth with a series of custom, nearly invisible aligners which gradually move your teeth toward the smile you always wanted. Because these aligners are removable, you can take them out to eat and brush and floss normally to keep your gums and teeth healthy. Whether your teeth are crowded, too far apart, or have shifted since wearing braces, Invisalign can be a viable treatment option for you. We offer Free Consultations to help you learn about Invisalign and the options available to you.
More Info...Dental implants are a great way to replace missing teeth. Dental implants are very strong, stable, and durable and thus provide a permanent and fixed solution to missing teeth as well as an alternative to bridges and removable dentures. Implants can also provide excellent support and stability for removable dentures in some cases. Dental implants are artificial roots (titanium screws) that are surgically placed into the upper or lower jaw bone. The teeth or crowns attached to implants are very natural looking and often enhance or restore a patient’s smile and oral function!
More Info...We provide a range of cosmetic procedures to help you achieve the smile you've always wanted. These include crown & bridge, porcelain veneers, lumineers, cosmetic bonding, and teeth whitening.
More Info...Wisdom teeth are often impacted – not properly emerged through the gums, instead growing crooked or even completely sideways. Left untreated the impacted teeth can cause a host of problems including crowding, infections, and damage to the neighboring teeth. Even if not impacted, wisdom teeth can be difficult to clean and may require removal to reduce the risk of decay and infection.
Dr. Anna Burns, DMD
Dr. Anna Burns obtained her Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) degree from the University of Saskatchewan and enjoys practicing all aspects of general dentistry. Her patient-centered approach strives to ensure that every patient’s individual values and preferences are met in creating the right treatment plan. As a co-owner of Tyhee Dental, Dr. Burns makes it her goal to provide not only the best, but the most up-to-date dental care possible.
Prior to attending dental school, Dr. Burns obtained a B.Sc in Biology with a minor in Ocean Science from the University of Victoria, where she also met her husband. Dr. Burns is incredibly grateful for the opportunity to not only serve the community of Smithers, but to also raise her three young sons in the beautiful Bulkley Valley.
Dr. Trevor Lake, DMD
Trevor grew up in Prince George. He received his B.Sc. in Biology from the University of Victoria in 1999. Trevor then spent a few years tree planting and timber cruising in northern BC. During this time he also travelled extensively including trips to Europe, Central/South America and Southeast Asia. He eventually went back to school completing his dental degree at UBC, graduating with Honours in 2009.
Trevor has been working in Smithers since 2009 and along with Dr. Anna Burns, purchased Tyhee Dental in 2020. He looks forward to continue to provide high quality dental care to the wonderful people of the Bulkley Valley. Trevor enjoys all aspects of dentistry with special training in oral surgery and implant dentistry. He completed the one year Master Implant Clinician program in 2014 at Loma Linda University in Los Angeles.
When not in the dental office Trevor enjoys exploring the Bulkley Valley with his wife and two sons. He enjoys mountain biking, skiing, camping, hiking, hockey, paddle boarding and coaching his sons in hockey, soccer and biking.