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Welcome to Driftwood Dental

Our dentists and dental team are committed to providing you with the personalized dental care you deserve.

We offer a wide range of dental services and treatment planning to help you achieve your optimal dental health. With a convenient location, dental technology, dental sedation options and comfortable seating and entertainment, we strive to make each and every appointment as comfortable and convenient as possible. We offer comprehensive dental care for residents of Smithers, the Bulkley Valley & surrounding areas.

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Meet Our Smithers Dentists

Aiming for a healthier smile? Our team of dental professionals are here to help.

Our Dentists
  • Dr. Kirk Chambers

    General Dentist

    Dr. Kirk Chambers was born in Vancouver, B.C. and completed high school at University Hill Secondary School in Point Grey, Vancouver. After completing High School, Dr. Chambers enrolled in Aviation Technology at Selkirk College in Castlegar B.C. After obtaining his pilots license, Dr. Chambers worked as a commercial pilot for 6 years in the Canadian north where he discovered that he would like to pursue a more academic career.

    Dr Chambers graduated from the University of Alberta Dentistry program in 1989. Following graduation from the University of Alberta Dental program, Dr. Chambers completed a one year hospital residency program after which he began providing dental treatment under IV Sedation to rural communities thereby combining his love of flying with dentistry.

    In 1997 Dr Chambers took over the anaesthetic practice of Dr Kay Burnham in Edmonton, Alberta. Dental Service Group, as it is now called, continues as a private surgical dental facility in the Edmonton area where Dr Chambers continues to practice as the senior dentist. When Dr. Chambers is not at work in Edmonton, he can usually be found off on a working or recreational adventure!

    When not working, Dr Chambers is an avid backcountry skier and cyclist and divides his time between Edmonton and Vancouver with his wife, Jeanne and their two dogs, Piper and Wes.

  • Dr. Mary McLay

    General Dentist

    Dr. Mary McLay is excited to be part of the team at Driftwood Dental. Mary grew up in Prince George and received a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry from the University of Victoria. After spending two years traveling in Central America, South America, and Nepal, she then completed a Master of Science in Interdisciplinary Oncology at the University of British Columbia, where she published four journal articles with the BC Cancer Agency. Mary then initiated the transition to dentistry to work in a more hands-on and patient-oriented role, graduating with a Doctor of Dental Medicine from the University of British Columbia. She is dedicated to delivering comprehensive and compassionate dental care while providing a friendly and positive experience for all her patients.

    Outside of the dental clinic, Mary enjoys spending time in the mountains hiking, biking, camping, and skiing, and on the water paddle boarding. She is excited to be back in Northern BC and is looking forward to exploring the beautiful Bulkley Valley.

  • Dr. Samuel Obamiyi

    Specialist in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics

    Dr. Sam Obamiyi has been a dentist since 2004 and has had the privilege of being involved in dentistry in Africa, the United Kingdom, the United States and now in Canada. Dr. Obamiyi is registered in British Columbia as a Specialist in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics. He completed a residency training in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics at the Eastman Institute for Oral Health, University of Rochester, NY.

    He also completed a Fellowship in Temporomandibular Joint Disorders and Orofacial Pain in addition to Masters in Health Professions Education, all at the University of Rochester in Rochester, NY, USA. Sam enjoys the science and art of putting beautiful and healthy smiles on the faces of his patients through the practice of orthodontics. He is a passionate researcher with numerous peer-reviewed publications, he has presented some of his research work at several dental conferences both locally and internationally.

    He is a member of the College of Dental Surgeons of British Columbia, Alberta Dental Association and College, Canadian Association of Orthodontists, American Association of Orthodontists and a Diplomat of the American Board of Orthodontists. He is an avid sports lover and particularly enjoys watching and playing soccer and basketball. He enjoys spending time with his family, they particularly enjoy making Tiktok videos. Together with his wife, they have one daughter.

  • Dr. Jeannine Ray

    General Dentist

    Dr. Jeannine Ray was born in Ontario and grew up in the small state of Delaware. She received a Bachelor of Arts with Distinction from the University of Delaware and moved west to accept a University Graduate Fellowship with UBC.

    As a graduate student, she published two journal articles of her research and completed a Master of Science degree in Physiology. Interested in working with people and her hands, Dr. Ray pursued Dentistry at UBC where she continued with research and co-authored two additional journal articles before graduating with a Doctorate of Dental Medicine in 2001.

    Jeannine enjoys all facets of general dentistry and loves to get to know her patients. She is a member of the International Association of Orthodontics, the College of Dental Surgeons of B.C., the B.C. Dental Association and the Canadian Dental Association.

    Dr. Ray fell in love with the Bulkley Valley in 2001 when she joined the Driftwood Dental team. When not at work she loves painting, writing, skiing. hiking, camping and traveling. Most of all, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two daughters.

  • Dr. Jonathan Suzuki


    Dr. Suzuki grew up in London, Ontario and attended the University of Western Ontario, completing his degree in Zoology in 1991. Later he moved to Winnipeg to complete his DMD in 1995. Pursuing further education, he then completed a General Practice Residency at the University of British Columbia in 1996. Following that, he completed a residency at Vancouver General Hospital and UBC in 1996 and finally, returned to dental school again to complete his Master’s degree in Orthodontics in 1999.

    He has been practicing as a board-certified specialist in orthodontics since 2000, working out of his two offices in Vancouver and Coquitlam BC. During that time, Dr. Suzuki was a part-time instructor at the UBC dental school in 2002, served as president of the B.C. Society of Orthodontists in 2007 and also was a member of the Board at the College of Dental Surgeons from 2008 to 2014. He remains a volunteer member of the Inquiry Committee at the College which deals with resolving patient complaints made to the College.

    Dr. Suzuki maintains his education through memberships in the Canadian and American Associations of Orthodontists as well as the Canadian Dental Association, the Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists and the B.C. Society of Orthodontists. He is also a Fellow of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada, an honour granted only to those dental specialists who write and pass an examination in their specialty, in this case, Orthodontics.

    Dr. Suzuki’s passion is in practicing orthodontic treatment protocols with modern dental technology in order to deliver care to his patients that exceeds their expectations. He has treated over 5000 cases to date and looks forward to the coming years.

  • Dr. Julie Cleworth

    General Dentist

    Dr. Julie Cleworth grew up in the small town of Lac La Hache in British Columbia. After graduating from Simon Fraser University with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology, Dr. Cleworth spent a year abroad working, traveling and exploring Europe. During this time she decided to continue her studies and graduated from UBC Dentistry in 2001 in the top 10% of her class.

    Julie loves the diversity dentistry offers. She is able to connect with her patients while pursuing her many interests.

    She is also a member of the International Association of Orthodontics, the American Academy of Craniofacial Pain, the College of Dental Surgeons of B.C., the B.C. Dental Association and the Canadian Dental Association.

    Dr. Cleworth has been living and practicing in the Bulkley Valley since 2001. In her off time she enjoys the Valley's many recreational opportunities. As an avid fan of the outdoors, she enjoys skiing, snowshoeing, hiking, camping, fishing, golfing, paddle boarding and you'll even find her out on the ice playing hockey.

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From teeth whitening to veneers to full-mouth reconstructions and more, our cosmetic services can help give you the confidence to show off your smile.

With the cosmetic dental services available at Driftwood Dental, we can help restore your smile. Our Smithers dentists will work with you to create a custom treatment plan just for you.

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Find Us in the Heart of Smithers

We are conveniently located in downtown Smithers. Our dental clinic offers free on-site parking.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Aiming for a straighter, whiter smile? Our team of dental professionals are here to help.

  • Do you accept emergency patients?

    We understand that dental emergencies can happen unexpectedly. Our team will attempt to accommodate you as soon as we can.

  • Do you provide dental services for children?

    At Driftwood Dental - Smithers in Smithers, we’re proud to offer comprehensive dental care for children. Our team is experienced in working with young patients and is committed to making their dental visits as enjoyable and stress-free as possible. We provide various dental services to support your child's oral health journey.

  • Do you offer financing options?

    Understanding that dental care is a key part of overall health, for certain treatments financing options may be available. Our team at Driftwood Dental - Smithers is happy to discuss your options and help you plan your treatment. We aim to make dental care manageable and affordable for everyone in our community.

  • How do I prepare for my first appointment?

    For your first appointment, here’s how you and your family can prepare:

    • Have your identification and insurance cards ready.
    • If applicable, fill out any digital intake forms you may have received.
    • Bring a list of any medications you are taking.
    • If possible, bring copies of previous dental records and X-rays.
    • Plan to arrive about 10-15 minutes early to complete any last-minute paperwork.
    • Note any questions or concerns about your oral health to discuss with the dentist.
    Following these steps can help ensure a smooth and efficient first visit, allowing you to focus on discussing your dental health with your new dentist.

  • What services do you offer?

    At Driftwood Dental - Smithers, our team is committed to providing personalized dental care for the entire family. We offer a broad range of services to maintain and improve oral health, including children's dentistry, teeth whitening, veneers, emergency dentistry, dental implants, teeth extractions, and more. We strive to create a comfortable, welcoming environment where your comfort and dental wellness are our top priority.

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