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Meet Dr. Iain Allan

Dr. Iain Allan has been practicing orthodontics in Kelowna since 1984. Trained as a general dentist at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland, he moved to Canada in 1977. He practiced as a family dentist first in Prince Rupert and then in Williams Lake. His fascination with orthodontics drew him back to school for specialty training at the Oregon Health Sciences University in Portland.

Dr. Allan enjoys treating a wide range of patients, including children, adults, cleft palate and craniofacial patients, and complex orthodontic/surgery patients.

He is a believer in lifelong learning, and to that end, he has been an active member of the E. H. Angle Society and the Pacific Coast Orthodontic Society, serving as a PCSO Board member for four years. He was certified as by the American Board of Orthodontics in 1992 and is also a Fellow of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada, for whom he served as Chief Examiner for Orthodontics. Currently, Dr. Allan is a Clinical Assistant Professor at the UBC Dental School graduate program in Orthodontics, and really enjoys sharing the experience he has gained over the years in clinical orthodontics with the future orthodontists of Canada.

Locally, Dr. Allan has been active as president of the Kelowna Dental Society, the Thompson Okanagan Dental Society, and the BC Society of Orthodontists. He fosters strong relationships within the dental community and creates opportunities for collaboration and professional growth. He is a Rotarian and has a special interest in Rotaplast, a team of Rotary International volunteers that offer treatment for cleft palate children and adults in third world countries. He has been part of a team on two missions, one to the Philippines and another to Ethiopia.

In his spare time, Dr. Allan enjoys sailing, golfing, skiing, and traveling, but his greatest joys are his family, his friends, and practicing orthodontics.


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It has been over a year since my braces were taken off, and I am still getting compliments on my teeth, EVERYDAY! I was likely one of his older clients, and my only regret is that I did not follow through with braces years ago! I have had 5 friends start braces since mine came off, and all have no regrets. Dr. Mulgrew and his staff are exceptional in all aspects!
My girls have been seeing Dr. Allan for the past 5 years. He is caring and kind with both the patients and their parents. He offers flexible payment options for those without dental plans. He tells it like it is and keeps the kids accountable for their treatment plan.
My experience with Dr. Smith was nothing less than amazing. She is a caring, gentle orthodontist who takes time to explain everything ensuring my family and myself were comfortable with the procedures I had. Dr. Smith is uplifting, humorous, kind and patient.