Dr. Steve Ra
Dr. Steve Ra was born in South Korea where he lived until middle school. For high school, he went to study abroad in New York, US for 2 years and then to Toronto, Canada for the rest of high school and undergraduate degree. Dr. Ra has graduated from the Ryerson University with a Bachelor of Science degree in 2012. He enjoys exploring new places which led him to attend and complete Doctor or Dental Surgery (DDS) at University of Melbourne located in Australia to pursue his passion in dentistry. His experience of living and studying in different environments has shaped his personality to be positive, friendly, focused.
Coming from a family of doctors, he always admired the idea of providing medical help to others and support their well being. For this reason, Dr. Ra decided to provide dental service where help is most needed and has worked for more than 2 years at remote community in Whitehorse, Yukon Territory. He has gained tremendously valuable dental and personal experiences working in there. His passion in exploring new places led him to live and work in an another new place for him: Vancouver.
Dr. Ra’s dental philosophy believes in patient centred care where communication, comfort, and understanding are key values. He is very gentle when providing treatments and enjoys all aspects of dentistry especially aesthetic restorative and endodontic (root canal) treatments. He is previous member of the Yukon Dental Association and active member of the Canadian Dental Association and the BC Dental Association.
In his spare time he enjoys both active outdoor activities such as traveling, exercising, and driving as well as quiet indoor hobbies like cooking, relaxing, and watching movies. Fun fact: He has been cutting his own hair for more than a decade!