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Stephen is the marketing director at Clayburn Dental and moderator for He is married with three children under 4.... So he also drinks a lot of coffee. A LOT of coffee. When he isn't busy managing the website and marketing for Clayburn Dental he loves playing hockey and spending time with his family.

Free Day of Dentistry at Clayburn Dental – September 23, 2016

Dentistry from the Heart 2016

Clayburn Dental’s 3rd annual Free Day of Dentistry is happening on Friday September 23rd! This is the day when we give back to the community that has been so wonderful to us.

Date: Friday, September 23, 2016 at 8AM – 5PM

Address: Suite 400- 3033 Immel Street, Abbotsford, BC V2S 6S2

Be sure to arrive early! The first 75 patients are guaranteed to be seen. Patients are seen on a first come first serve basis.

A choice of a filling, extraction or cleaning will be performed for those 18 years or older. Patients are encouraged to arrive early, dress appropriately for the weather and bring chairs, blankets, water and snacks as they may be waiting outside to be seen.

To share this event with your friends and family, please visit our Facebook event. We hope to see you there!

Check out a recap of last year’s event:

By : Stephen Wall/September 13, 2016/Abbotsford Dentist, Community/ CommentsRead More

Mathew’s House Giving Gala Happening September 12, 2015

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Mathew’s House Giving Gala Happening September 12, 2015


Over the past few years we have become good friends with the fine people at Mathew’s House and the wonderful services they offer the community.

Like a good neighbour, we wanted to share the announcement that September 12, 2015 Mathew’s House will be hosting An Elegant Evening Under the Stars at Mt Lehman Winery to raise much needed funds to support their ongoing programs.

Mathew’s House only hosts an evening like this every two years and the last one was the talk of the town for weeks to come by all that attended. So mark your calendar and watch for updates and ticket availability over the coming weeks at

Information about Mathew’s House:

Inspired by the life of a young boy named Matthew, Matthew’s House is a respite care home for children living with complex healthcare needs. Up to five children at a time are cared for in a state-of-the-art residence staffed by experienced caregivers. Medical necessities like overhead track systems for transferring and full wheelchair accessibility will be complimented by a beautiful aesthetic, a multi-sensory playroom and an outdoor playground. Overnight guest suites allow family to remain close while taking a restful step back to refuel themselves.

By : Stephen Wall/May 27, 2015/Uncategorized/ CommentsRead More

Abbotsford Dentist Clayburn Dental Offers Free Day of Dentistry Again


Abbotsford Dentist Clayburn Dental is excited to announce we will once again be offering a free day of dentistry on June 19th, 2015 to give back to the community that has been so wonderful to us.

Patients will have at least one choice of filling, extraction or cleaning that will be performed for patients 18 years and older who can’t get dental care elsewhere.

We reccomend you arrive early – registration starts at 7:30am and patients will be seen on a first come, first-served basis.

The first 75 patients are guaranteed to be seen!

By : Stephen Wall/May 22, 2015/Uncategorized/ CommentsRead More

Step Inside our Children’s Play Area


Step Inside our Children’s Play Area and Take A Self Guided Virtual Tour

At your Abbotsford Dentist Clayburn Dental we pride ourselves on being kid friendly. From the moment you step in the door you will see that we go out of our way to make it a fun and friendly environment for your little ones.

Here are just some of the perks we have for our littlest patients:

  • Balloons

  • Colouring Pages

  • a Free Toy after each appointment

  • Donkey Kong Jr Arcade Machine

  • iPad to play games

  • TV’s with Cartoons and Headsets in every Operatory

  • Free children’s toothbrush and toothpaste after every appointment

  • Toys, Books, Games, etc….

  • a Pediatric Dentist on staff

These are just some of the little extras we include to take care of your child.

Interested in knowing more? Book a Free Chair Ride and Tour of our Abbotsford Dental office for your child or class today.

Call 604-852-8487 or Request a Visit Online


By : Stephen Wall/March 30, 2015/Uncategorized/ CommentsRead More

Free Oral Cancer Screenings April 9 at Abbotsford Dentist



Abbotsford Dentist Clayburn Dental

is Happy to Offer Free Oral Cancer Screenings

April 9th 12pm to 4pm


There is no appointment necessary. Patients will be seen on a first come first serve basis.

In addition Clayburn Dental will donate $2 to the BC Cancer Foundation in support of Taste for Life – An Evening to Conquer Oral Cancer.  This is Clayburn Dental’s 3rd Annual Free Screening event. Last year they raised $2,000 in support of BC Cancer Foundation.

For more information please contact Stephen Wall at

By : Stephen Wall/March 18, 2015/Abbotsford Dentist, Community/ CommentsRead More

7 Exercises for Better Oral Health with NO Gym Membership


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“7 Exercises for Better Oral Health with NO Gym Membership”

Think about it… Are you fitting in enough exercise to maintain optimal overall health? And what effect does it have on your oral health?

A significant focus of patient education at our Abbotsford dental practice is ensuring that patients understand the strong links between their overall health and oral health. Of course, this is not an age-specific or gender-specific issue, but today we’d like to take a moment to consider women in particular. Staying fit can go a long way to avoiding obesity, diabetes, osteoporosis, and other health issues that can contribute to or complicate oral health.

We’re all inundated with reports about the dangers of obesity, and women are particularly vulnerable to social pressures about their weight. According to one study, over one-third of adult weight-loss-pill users were not obese and another third of those surveyed used non-prescription diet products. This is cause for concern because diet pills can create the discomfort of decreased salivary flow, or dry mouth, especially in mature patients, increasing the risk for cavities, gum disease, and oral candidiasis.

A balanced diet and working out make more sense, but statistics on women’s fitness patterns are disheartening. According to experts, more than 60% of North American women do not get enough exercise and according to research from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill fewer than 1 in 4 pregnant women do.

Lack of time is cited as the biggest barrier so maybe the heart of the matter is fighting the trend by creating a routine that you can live with. Here are SEVEN simple ways we’ve read about that work your workout into your workday without too much effort:

  1. Jump rope in your office for five minutes.
  2. Take the stairs instead of the elevator.
  3. Ride your bicycle for short distances instead of driving your car.
  4. If you do drive, park your car at least a quarter mile from your destination and walk.
  5. Or, walk over to a colleague’s desk to talk about work, rather than sending an email.
  6. 30 minutes of gardening, pushing a stroller 1.5 miles in thirty minutes, and raking leaves for thirty minutes.
  7. If you like to watch TV, forgo a half-hour show and get outside for a walk. Or if it’s a show you love, watch while you’re exercising. 

We understand completely that it’s hard to fit in time to get fit when your schedule is already packed between the morning alarm and crawling back into bed at night. Especially after a day that keeps you on the run mentally … but not physically.

Still, we hope you can see that you don’t always have to join a gym. There is room to be creative and include a little physical workout without making any big changes to your schedule. And, of course, keeping time in your schedule to maintain your oral health will contribute to keeping you healthy. To help with that we offer early and late appointments and are now open Sundays.

To your good oral health!

Your Abbotsford Dentist Clayburn Dental

By : Stephen Wall/January 03, 2015/Uncategorized/ CommentsRead More

Calcium and Your Oral Health

The Benefits of Calcium for Your TeethThere’s a recurring news story about calcium supplements that a number of patients have found worrisome and confusing. It’s worth touching on and it reminded me that really, it’s an opportunity to talk to you about calcium’s importance to overall and oral health.

First the worrisome story. In August 2010 The British Medical Journal published a review of studies about women at risk for fractures and loss of bone density. Surprisingly, they discovered that women taking calcium supplements had a modest increased risk of heart attacks and no benefit from the supplements. Their recommendation seems reasonable: a reassessment of the role of calcium supplements in osteoporosis management.

Yet if you are over 60, your physician may recommend a calcium intake of 1,000-1,200 mg per day. If you have any concerns about the relative benefits of starting or continuing with supplements, I encourage you to discuss them with your physician. Their value to you depends on your individual health status as well as your diet.

Any balanced diet isn’t complete without calcium, the main nutritional mineral needed for building strong teeth and bones, which contain 99% of the body’s supply. However, the remaining 1% circulates in the blood to aid heart function, blood clotting, the conduction of nerve impulses, and muscle contraction.

If the level of calcium does not remain constant and adequate, your body can pull calcium from your bones which, over time, will lead to osteoporosis which can result in broken bones. Inadequate calcium intake has also been linked to health issues such as hypertension and toxemia in pregnancy, which is characterized by high blood pressure.

In general, experts believe that North Americans, particularly adults, do not consume enough calcium each day. But how much calcium do you need for a lifetime of healthy teeth and bones?

The most effective amount for adults is from 800-1,200 mg of calcium a day combined with a good exercise program. Remember vitamin D3 for helping your body absorb calcium.

Calcium is especially important for growing children. We recommend 500-700 mg a day of calcium for children depending on their age and significantly more for teenagers and expectant or nursing mothers.

Many things we eat and drink have calcium in them, with dairy products usually being your best source. Adults can get their recommended daily amount by drinking 3-4 glasses of milk or an equivalent measure of yogurt or cheese (1½ ounces of cheese equals an eight-ounce glass of milk). You can add milk to soups, sauces, and desserts. Coffee cream, artificial creamer, and whipped topping as well as cream cheese, sour cream, and whipping cream, contain little or no calcium, but you can replace sour cream or cream cheese with fat-free yogurt or low-fat cottage cheese mixed with 1 tablespoon lemon juice or vinegar.

If you can’t tolerate dairy, then fortified alternatives made from almonds, soy, or rice are an option, as well as fresh vegetables such as spinach, broccoli and collard greens, and canned seafood like sardines and salmon. Nuts like almonds are also high in calcium.

Regardless of your age, calcium provides many benefits for your oral and overall health. If you’re not sure you’re getting enough dietary calcium, please ask your physician or our dental team, to suggest ways to achieve the calcium intake that’s right for you.

By : Stephen Wall/November 07, 2014/Abbotsford Childrens Dentist, Abbotsford Dentist, Abbotsford Family Dentist, Community, General, Oral Health/ CommentsRead More

Mint – Not Just for Bad Breath!

Mints - Not Just for Bad Breath!You probably associate mint with toothpaste or breath freshener, but since time immemorial, its essential oil has been used as an herbal remedy and as a distinct flavoring for food. Today, both peppermint and spearmint continue to be very popular for cooking, and if you don’t grow your own, mint can easily be found at the local grocer. Try these 7 mint hints: steam vegetables with mint in the water, mix chopped mint with butter to use on boiled potatoes, freeze whole mint leaves in ice cubes for tea or lemonade, add mint to your home-made oil and vinegar salad dressing, use it to garnish desserts, vegetables, or roasts, and chew some fresh mint to cleanse your palate and your breath!

By : Stephen Wall/October 08, 2014/Abbotsford Childrens Dentist, Abbotsford Dentist, Abbotsford Family Dentist, General/ CommentsRead More

Eating Nutritious Food is as Important as Not Eating Junk

Eating Nutritious FoodEating more nutritious food is probably just as important as staying away from sticky, sugary, cavity-causing foods. Carrots, just one example of foods that give your oral health a boost, can act like a toothbrush by scraping away some of the bacteria and plaque on teeth. High in beta-carotene, carrots may also lower your risk of oral cancer. (There is also evidence that beta-carotene may even help people who already have some forms of oral cancer.) In one study, just 30mg of beta-carotene a day (about 2½ carrots) produced improvement in up to 70% of cases of people with leukoplakia, the white lesions in the mouth that can mark the early stages of oral cancer.

By : Stephen Wall/September 05, 2014/Abbotsford Childrens Dentist, Abbotsford Cosmetic Dentist, Abbotsford Dentist, Abbotsford Family Dentist, Abbotsford Orthodontist, General, Othodontics, Uncategorized/ CommentsRead More
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