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Dr. Adam: Emphasizing Advanced Cosmetic Dentistry

Dr. Adam

Dr. Adam has been practicing dentistry in Yellowknife since 1980. After graduating from dental school, Dr. Adam practiced in England for two years before making the move to Canada with his wife Charlene. A year-long adventure proved to be a lifelong passion, and they put down permanent roots in Yellowknife, raising four children.


Dr. Adam’s commitment to the North has always been to improve the quality and service of dentistry, and we have set a standard by which other practitioners have had to follow. His commitment continues with constant education, leading him to be the first dentist in the Northwest Territories to obtain the National Dental Examining Board of Canada Certification.


In addition, he has received further qualifications:


  • Fellowship of the Academy of General Dentistry
  • Accreditation of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
  • Fellowship of the International College of Dentists
  • Fellowship of the Academy Dentofacial Esthetics
  • Graduate of the Las Vegas Institute of Advanced Dental Studies


Dr. Adam’s passion for learning continues with attendance to graduate dental programs in excess of 90 hours per year. The nature of his dental practice has always been to provide the best that dentistry has to offer. This has involved ensuring the use of the best materials, methods and quality of care. We do not experiment on our patients with technologies that are gimmicky or untested and that promote instant cures.


Today the Adam Dental Clinic is recognized as one of the premier dental clinics in North America. We are able to refer you to dentists that know our clinic very well, many of whom have worked here, and are now in cities in every corner of Canada.


Dr. Adam has insisted on preserving the building in which the clinic is housed to ensure that the appeal and history of Yellowknife remains. The building in which Adam Dental Clinic is housed was the Filewych Family home, and the adjacent building where the Quilted Raven is, was home to the Bromley Family. The clinic has maintained the original structures, and they have been lovingly and meticulously renovated.


Dr. Adam has also been a huge contributor to the community of Yellowknife and the North. We support a very large number of events and community efforts to ensure a vibrant and healthy Yellowknife. Dr. Adam participates in many volunteer organizations and has been involved with:


  • St. Johns Ambulance for almost 10 years
  • Stanton Hospital foundation, for which he was a founding member
  • Board of Governors of the Law Society of NWT
  • Board of Governors of Certified General Accountants of NWT
  • President of NWT Dental Association five times


In 2015 Dr. Adam built and donated all the equipment for a dental facility to be opened in Avens, which makes Avens one of the very few seniors’ facilities in Canada that offers dental services. It is a priority to Dr. Adam that everyone in Yellowknife has access to first-class dental care, especially Yellowknifers who have been giving back to the community for many years.


Dr. Adam is now committed to helping end homelessness in our community and to assisting in other ways to improving the lives of our struggling population. Yellowknife is home for the Adam Family, and Dr. Adam will continue to ensure the Adam Dental Clinic remains the number one clinic for dentistry in the North and in Canada.


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