BSc(OT), DMD, FRCD(C), Certified Specialist in Endodontics, College of Dental Surgeons
of British Columbia and Fellow of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada
The Royal College of Dentists of Canada recognises Dr. Joel Fransen as a certified specialist in endodontics; he is registered to practice in both the Province of British Columbia and the Yukon Territory. His academic qualifications include a Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy (BScOT) from the University of British Columbia, a Doctorate of Dental Medicine (DMD) from the University of British Columbia, and a
Post-Graduate Certificate in Endodontics (cert Endo) from the Baylor School of Dentistry, Texas A&M Health Sciences Center. In 1993, Dr. Fransen participated in a dental student exchange programme between the University of British Columbia and the Nippon Dental University in Tokyo and Niigata.
During the first six years of his professional career Dr. Fransen was the primary general dentist in a practice in Port Alberni, British Columbia. He was then an associate dentist in Kelowna, B.C. for a year prior to pursuing advanced specialty training in endodontics at the Baylor School of Dentistry in Dallas, Texas. At the 2006 American Association of Endodontists (AAE) Annual Session in Honolulu, Hawaii Dr. Fransen presented original research regarding root canal obturation material. Later that same year, he made presentations about advances in endodontics to general dentists in both Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Columbus, Ohio. In 2008, Dr. Fransen presented information about advances in endodontics to general dentists in Seattle, Washington. Over the years, he has also made a number of presentations to general dentists and certified dental assistants in British Columbia, Alberta, and California.
Dr. Fransen returned to the lower mainland in 2007 and worked as an associate endodontist in various offices. In 2010, he opened the Richmond Endodontic Centre and in 2015, he along with three fellow endodontists, opened Township Endodontic Centre in Langley.
In 2011, Dr. Fransen became the first recognised endodontist in the Yukon Territory. He travels there about five times a year to provide advanced endodontic care to residents of the territory and northern British Columbia and southern Alaska. In 2012, Dr. Fransen began traveling to Fort Saint John in Northeast British Columbia to provide specialty endodontic care.
Dr. Fransen enjoys his time in the north and in 2016 he joined us at Cariboo Dental Clinic. He travels here a few times a year to also provide specialty endodontic treatment.
Dr. Fransen practices the full scope of modern endodontics including differential diagnosis, revascularisation and vital pulp therapy, non-surgical treatment and re-treatment, as well as endodontic microsurgery.
Dr. Fransen is an avid supporter of Liverpool FC, Whitecaps FC, and the Toronto Wolfpack RLFC. When he has a chance he also loves skiing with his wife and three children in beautiful British Columbia.