We are a dental practice devoted to restoring and enhancing the natural beauty of your smile using conservative, state-of-the-art procedures that will result in beautiful, long lasting smiles!
A standard of excellence in personalized dental care enables us to provide the quality dental services our patients deserve. We provide comprehensive treatment planning and use restorative and cosmetic dentistry to achieve your optimal dental health. Should a dental emergency occur, we make every effort to see and care for you as soon as possible.
Education & Prevention
As a practice, we are true believers that preventive care and education are the keys to optimal dental health. We strive to provide “dental health care” vs. “disease care”. That’s why we focus on thorough exams – checking the overall health of your teeth and gums, performing oral cancer exams, and taking x-rays when necessary. We also know that routine cleanings, flossing, sealants, and fluoride are all helpful in preventing dental disease. Not only are we focused on the beauty of your smile, we’re also concerned about your health. A review of your medical history can help us stay informed of your overall health, any new medications, and any illnesses that may impact your dental health.
Infection control in our office is very important to us. To protect our patients and ourselves, we strictly maintain sterilization and cross contamination processes using standards recommended by the Ontario Dental Association (ODA), the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA), and the Center for Disease Control (CDC).
Training & Expertise
As your dental health professionals, we want you to be confident knowing that we are a team of highly trained and skilled clinicians. We pride ourselves in providing the care you need to keep your smile healthy. To give you the best possible service and results, we are committed to continual education and learning. We attend dental lectures, meetings, and dental conventions to stay informed of new techniques, the latest products, and the newest equipment that a modern dental office can utilize to provide state-of-the-art dental care. Also, being members of various professional dental associations helps us to stay abreast of the changes and recommendations for our profession.
A Positive Experience
Building a foundation of trust by treating our patients as special individuals is vital to our success. We understand how uneasy some patients may feel about their dental visits, and how we can make a difference in providing a relaxing and positive experience. Our entire team is dedicated to providing you with excellent, personalized care and service to make your visits as comfortable and pleasant as possible.
We thank you for allowing us to take care of your dental needs and look forward to serving you.
Make an appointment today…..we’ll give you a reason to smile!
Meet Our Doctors
Dr. Robert vanGalen
Dr Robert Vangalen graduated from the University of Toronto with a Bachelor of Science degree in 1988 and then returned to the Faculty of Dentistry at the University of Toronto and graduated in 1992 with a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree.
Dr. vanGalen enjoys all aspects of cosmetic and general dentistry. Rob not only maintains the required number of continuing education credits but dramatically exceeds it.
Dr. vanGalen is a member of the Ontario Dental Association, The Canadian Dental Association, The International Association of Orthodontics, The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, The Toronto Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, American Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, American Academy of Functional Orthodontics
Dr. Katariina Korhonen
Dr. Korhonen, a native of Finland, graduated from the Faculty of Dentistry at the University of Oulu in 1989. After practicing dentistry for several years in Finland, she moved to Canada and obtained her Canadian licence in 1996.
Dr. Korhonen has taken several continuing education courses on Clinical Diagnosis, Medical Emergencies, Nitrous Oxide Sedation, Oral Surgery, Pediatric Dentistry, Cosmetic and Restorative Dentistry, Restoration Dentistry and Orthodontics just to mention a few.
Dr. Korhonen has been providing dental care in Orangeville since the late 1990s. She enjoys working in the community and feels very lucky to work with such a wonderful and professional team at the Fifth Avenue Family Dental Centre.
Dr. Ben Vangalen DDS
An Orangeville native, you may recognize Dr. Ben from his time playing lacrosse for the Northmen Organization, or his work in the community. In addition coaching his favourite game, Ben has volunteered with the Avalon organization, the Orangeville minor hockey association, and in 2007 he created a video documentary which received an award of $5000 from the Toskan Cosale Youth Philanthropy Initiative to be donated to Family Transition Place in Orangeville. As a junior lacrosse player for the Northmen, Dr. Vangalen received three community involvement awards for his work in minor lacrosse and in his final year he received the prestigious Northmen of the Year Award.
In addition to his numerous hometown accomplishments, while attending the University of Guelph Dr. Ben was awarded the Board of Governor’s Scholarship for his academic excellence, as well as the Fred Ramprashad Biological sciences medal for his dedication as a student athlete. As Captain of the Men’s lacrosse team, he was recognized as a CUFLA “All Canadian” four times, received three consecutive Most Valuable Player awards, and Defensive Player of the Tournament when the Gryphons were crowned National Champions in 2013. After graduating with a major in Biological Science and a minor in nutrition and nutraceuticals, Dr. Ben left the small town life of Orangeville behind and made the move to Manhattan to study at the prestigious New York University College of Dentistry.
In addition to graduating “Cum Laude” in the top 10% of his class, Dr. Vangalen was inducted into the Omicron Kapppa Upisilon society for academic excellence. A school which graduates nearly 10% of all Dentists in the United States, the resources of such a massive institution as well as the diverse population of New York City allowed him the opportunity to receive unparalleled experience in treating medically complex patients and multifaceted treatment plans across multiple disciplines including esthetics, oral surgery, invisalign and computer assisted design. In addition to the exceptional training he received while in Manhattan, Dr. Ben was also awarded a certificate for his research and presentation at NYU on the submergence of implants in the anterior maxilla. After exceeded all ministry and academic requirements, set forth by the American Dental Association and the NYU College of Dentistry, Dr. Vangalen challenged the National Dental Examining Board, and as a result he is eligible to practice in Canada and the United States.