Dr. Brown is one of only 15 Damon Educators in North America, and 2 in Canada. As such he has lectured extensively at the Damon Forum, attended by Orthodontists from around the world.
Meet Dr. Duncan Brown
Dr. Brown graduated from the University of Toronto in 1975 with a Doctor of Dental Surgery, and became certified as a Specialist in Orthodontics in 1978. Dr. Brown was one of the first Orthodontists in Calgary to use the Damon System, and has used it exclusively since 2003. He shares his experience and expertise with other Orthodontists and professionals, by lecturing regularly at the Damon Forum, Kodak Users meetings, Damon Users Meetings, the University of Alberta and the University of Manitoba. Dr. Brown, in conjunction with Crest® Oral-B®, helped develop Ortho Care Solutions – a program designed to boost oral hygiene practices among Orthodontic patients. The program is now being used by orthodontists across the country.
Duncan actively participates in:
- Canadian Association of Orthodontists
- Alberta Society of Orthodontists
- American Association of Orthodontists
- Canadian and Alberta Dental Associations
- Damon Study Clubs
- Roth Williams Society
Duncan’s warm smile, sense of humor and relaxed attitude are characteristics his patients and team love about him. It is not uncommon for his patients to greet him with a hug, and never a day goes by without hearing a resounding “I love this job!” echo throughout our clinic. Dr. Brown truly cares about all his patients and takes a personal interest in their lives.
Dr. Brown has a strong community spirit, and contributes generously to many charitable organizations, including the Kids Cancer Care Foundation, Dentists without Borders, Cause Canada, and The Burns Memorial Fund. Duncan sponsors many sports teams, and supports the efforts of our young people in aiding those less fortunate than ourselves. He has worked for over 20 years in the Cleft Palate Clinic at the Alberta Children’s Hospital. His love for children is expressed by his involvement in the Alberta Children’s Hospital and his role as “Zippy” for the Shrine Clowns. Duncan is particularly gratified by the 65 former patients he has mentored into the profession of Dentistry, and 9 in Orthodontics, throughout his career.
Meet Dr. Dana Van Elslande
As a child, Dr. Van Elslande was a patient of Dr. Brown's! His love of Orthodontics was infectious, and it was during Dr. Van Elslande's appointments as a patient that she decided that Orthodontics would be her dream.
Dr. Dana Van Elslande is sensitively attuned to the aesthetic and functional concerns of her patients. A native of Calgary, she combines her scientific background with an artistic eye to bring the highest quality of personalized care to each of her patients. Dr. Van Elslande is caring, gentle, and understanding. She maintains a professional working environment, and listens to the needs and concerns of her patients. Dr. Van Elslande's gentle chair-side manner, acute attention to detail, and dedication to providing patients with the full orthodontic experience, are what makes our practice a special place to receive orthodontic treatment.
As an Orthodontist, Dr. Van Elslande has specialized training in orthodontics. She received her Bachelor of Medical Science, General Practice Residency, Doctor of Dental Surgery degree and her Masters in Clinical Orthodontics from the University of Alberta.
Dr. Van Elslande is a clinical professor at the University of Alberta School of Dentistry where she educates and trains dental students about Orthodontics in addition to having several publications in peer reviewed literature. She also lectures to the Orthodontic community about the Crest Oral-B Ortho Health Solutions Program used in their practice created by Dr. Brown to provide the highest standard of care for their patients.
She currently resides in Chestermere and spends her time with her husband Dick, and shar pei puppy Daisy.