Dr. Derek Pollard of Dentistry @ Merritt

Dr. Derek Pollard grew up in Coquitlam, British Columbia. He received a Bachelor of Science degree with honours at Simon Fraser University where he majored in Kinesiology and minored in Biochemistry.


After leaving Simon Fraser University, he headed out east and attended the University of Manitoba Faculty of Dentistry program, where he graduated with honours and a Doctor of Dental Medicine degree. Following graduation, Derek practised general dentistry in Winnipeg, where he decided to pursue his passion for orthodontics and apply to the University of Manitoba's graduate orthodontic program. There, he spent three years completing his specialty training in orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics and obtained a Masters of Orthodontics.


Since graduation, Dr. Pollard and his wife, Courtney, have relocated to beautiful Kelowna. The Okanagan is a great fit for them since they both enjoy activities such as snowboarding, wakeboarding, golf, and tennis.


In addition to awards earned during his school years and post-graduate honours, Dr. Pollard brings with him a reputation of hard work and dedication to patient care.


Dr. Derek Pollard is a fellow of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada, a member of the Canadian Dental Association, Canadian Association of Orthodontics, American Association of Orthodontists, and College of Dental Surgeons of British Columbia.


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