Our Doctors

Our Dentists

Dr. Peter Kearney

Dr. Kearney grew up in West Van attending Westcot and Sentinel before going to UBC for biochemistry.

He graduated with a DDS from the University of Toronto in 1979 and came back to Vancouver.

Dr. Kearney and Dr. Katrin Turu started the West Van Dental Group together in 1983 . They were joined by Dr. Clive Jones and Dr. Mark Spurr.

After many great years at WVDG it was time to reconnect with many of our former team in an updated location in Lynn Valley.

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Dr. Laura Gibney

Dr. Laura Gibney graduated with an Honours degree in Dental Science from Trinity College Dublin, Ireland, where she was awarded both the Entrance Exhibition and the Isabella Mulvany Exhibition Scholarships. As a resident House Officer at the Dublin Dental University Hospital, Laura gained invaluable experience across many areas of dentistry, including Accident and Emergency. She was subsequently awarded the Diploma in Primary Care Dentistry and Membership of the Faculty of Dentistry, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, while working in a busy family dental clinic in Ireland.

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Dr. Mark Spurr

Dr. Spurr completed a B.Sc. Microbiology and a M.Sc. Molecular Biology from UBC, during the years 1973-1979. He obtained his Dental Degree from the University of Toronto. He has been practicing general dentistry since graduating in 1983, encompassing all aspects of dentistry, including sedation, implants, major restorative, and wisdom teeth extractions. Dr Spurr practiced in Alberta for the first 16 years of his career, before returning to BC to practice with his long time friends, Drs. Peter Kearney (high school friend), Katrin Turu, and Clive Jones. After the change of ownership at West Van Dental Group and the untimely retirement of their partner Dr. Clive Jones, Drs. Kearney, Turu, and Spurr decided that it was time to join forces with some “like minded” young dentists and make the move to their new “Dental Home” with Howe Sound Dental Group, in Lynn Valley. Dr. Spurr looks forward, with great excitement to working with both new and old partners.

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Dr. Katrin Turu

Dr. Katrin Turu graduated from the University of Toronto with Honours BSc and DDS degrees, followed by a 1 year dental/hospital internship at Toronto Western Hospital. Fulfilling her dream to live in beautiful B.C., she moved to Vancouver and eventually, together with her husband Dr. Peter Kearney, founded West Van Dental Group.

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Dr. Elysa Kliman

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