Why Choose Us

Confidence, friendliness, youthfulness, and health are all traits that are seen in a smile. Choosing the right dentist to restore or renew your smile is the single most important decision to make to ensure you receive a beautiful new smile. Our warm and caring team values each personal relationship and takes the time to make sure your comfort is top priority.

Dr. Michael Hansford

Dr. Hansford received his Doctorate in Medicinal Dentistry at the University of British Columbia in 1998. Since then, he has regularly attended continuing education courses in both advanced clinical skills and providing superior client care. Dr. Hansford is particularly interested in cosmetic, implant and sedation dentistry and has pursued numerous advanced qualifications in these fields.


  • Dr. Hansford has been named an Associate Fellow by the American Academy of Implant Dentistry
  • Dr. Hansford has achieved both Mastership and Fellow status in the International Congress of Oral Implantology
  • Dr. Hansford graduated from the UCLA School of Dentistry Aesthetic Continuum and is a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
  • Dr. Hansford has been named a Fellow by the Academy of General Dentistry
  • The Kois Centre in Seattle named Dr. Hansford a “Distinguished Mentor”, one of only twenty two in Canada. Dr. Hansford was also a mentor at Creating Restorative Excellence. As a Mentor, Dr. Hansford attends the Kois Centre several times a year to help instruct other dentists on advanced restorative dentistry techniques.

“I know that everyone wants their teeth to look and feel good and that my clients want value for their dental budget. I’ve travelled all over to learn from leading dentists from around the world and I strive to continuously offer advancements in customer service and treatment options to you in Kamloops. That’s what I’m all about.” – Dr. Hansford

Dr. Trevor Zlatnik


Dr. Zlatnik received his Doctorate of Medical Dentistry from the University of Saskatchewan and completed a residency in Advanced Education in General Dentistry at the University of New Mexico. The residency program allowed Dr. Zlatnik to excel and to become efficient in many disciplines of dentistry including simple and surgical extractions, oral surgery, direct restorations, crown and bridge, endodontics, emergency dentistry and dentures. He is dedicated to learning, building relationships and striving for excellence in clinical dentistry.


              • The Academy of Operative Dentistry, Outstanding achievement in operative dentistry
              • Student Achievement Award in Endodontics
              • 3M Student Clinical Award, Excellence and superior aptitude in the use of conservative restorative materials
                • The Anthony A. Blasko Memorial Scholarship Award, Best overall average in preclinical restorative disciplines
                • Arts and Science Dean’s Honour Roll List, University of Saskatchewan

Our patients speak highly about our doctors, our team and our services.

What Our Clients Are Saying About Us

I had four wisdom teeth pulled under sedation. I never knew how awesome you truly were until the first wave of sedatives took over. All my fears and anxiety of the wisdom teeth extraction melted away… I loved it.

Dustin D.

The best thing I have ever done for myself. My denture was not working, my gum was always hurting. Since I got my all-on-4, no more problems and I even go to bed with my teeth in my mouth. I went to dentists all my life but never like Dr. Michael and his staff. They are just like family.



It has been my experience that the dentist you choose for your family can have a huge impact in your life… My boyfriend convinced me to go see Dr. Hansford and swore there was no other dentist like him. He was the best. My teeth had black spots, were rotten and I was embarrassed to smile so I decided to give him a try. In one visit with sedation I was no longer embarrassed to smile. The difference was incredible and I now trust him to fix the rest of my teeth. My second appointment is with sedation also – the only way to go! Dr. Hansford and his staff are truly the best! ...His staff is just as warm and caring and instantly put you at ease with their friendly natures. Thank you so much Dr. Hansford, the new smile will be forever appreciated!

Tammy A

I used to be terrified at the thought of going to the dentist but right from my first consult with Dr. Hansford he and the team there created an amazing feeling of trust. I’ve since had 3 sedation appointments having some fairly major and necessary work done. I literally slept through with no discomfort, even the days following were pain-free. I now have no anxiety going to the dentist (Dr. Hansford’s) and my smile has never looked or felt better. Ever!

Cathy H.


It wasn't hard for Dr. Hansford to convince me to have implant surgery. I have come to trust him implicitly as my dentist. Both he and his assistants were professional, knowledgeable and friendly at all times. Every step of the procedure was fully explained and backed up with written material for review at home. The actual procedure of implant surgery was a breeze ' in and out of the chair without feeling a thing!

My early dental history was painful and unpleasant and I lost my teeth at a very early age. I started thinking about implants about a decade ago, did intermittent research, and would dismiss the possibility as too disruptive, too expensive and too far away. The team of Dr. Hansford's made the procedure possible. I really appreciated being able to have the procedure closer to home and in a timely fashion. Dr. Hansford's sedation took away all anxiety and fear. I felt very well informed and in good hands throughout. It was truly painless. Thank you Dr. Hansford.

Anna G.


I had all four wisdom teeth removed by Dr. Hansford as well as cavities filled under sedation. It was nice having everything done at the same time without having to go under general anesthetic. They were also able to fit me in when I had a question about my aftercare. The staff is professional and friendly and I would recommend Dr. Hansford to anyone looking for a new dentist, or having any procedure done under sedation.

Krystal C

I was amazed at how comfortable and relaxed I was when I first entered Dr. Hansford’s office. I received my consultation on my first visit. Everyone was so helpful and considerate. I was asked what I wanted from the beginning. I had several procedures done and requested sedation. I felt nothing and it was good to have it all done in one visit. Thank you to Colleen, Dr. Hansford and many others for making it so easy. I would recommend this dentist office to everyone and I have to many people I know.


This is my second visit to Dr. Hansford, having not been to a dentist for nearly 3 years. I have to say that the treatment I received has been wonderful. My first visit involved some pretty extensive work, for which I opted for sedation. I wish I had done that years ago, I didn’t feel a thing. My second visit was for a wisdom tooth removal and again my treatment was first class. Dr. Hansford is a wonderful dentist and all his staff are very welcoming and friendly and the facilities are very clean and modern. I have recommended Dr. Hansford to all my friends and family.

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