We are a dental practice devoted to restoring and enhancing the natural beauty of your smile using conservative, state-of-the-art procedures that will result in beautiful, long lasting smiles!
A standard of excellence in personalized dental care enables us to provide the quality dental services our patients deserve. We provide comprehensive treatment planning and use restorative and cosmetic dentistry to achieve your optimal dental health. Should a dental emergency occur, we care for you as soon as possible.
As a practice, we are true believers that preventative care and education are the keys to optimal dental health. We strive to provide “dental health care” vs. “disease care”. That’s why we focus on thorough exams – checking the overall health of your teeth and gums, performing oral cancer exams, and taking x-rays when necessary. We also know that routine cleanings, flossing, sealants, and fluoride are all helpful in preventing dental disease. Not only are we focused on the beauty of your smile, we’re also concerned about your health. A review of your medical history can help us stay informed of your overall health, any new medications, and any illnesses that may impact your dental health.
From beginning to end my experience at Summerland Dental was amazing. I was accepted as a patient on an emergency basis after a cracked tooth that was then followed by an extraction and then required an implant. Everything was explained to me and at each of my three visits I was kindly welcomed, provided with top-quality care by the dentist and staff, and cared for with expert, gentle hands. I am extremely impressed with the high-quality of expertise combined with technology. Thank you to everyone. I cannot recommend this office enough. Brilliant.
My dental history might be described as "years of fear" . . . until I discovered Dr. Abougoush at Summerland Dental Centre. Fifty years ago when I had my first fillings the science was still crude and pain pierced the "freezing" barrier regularly. That experience fixed me with a very negative and fearful mindset about dentistry. I was not only phobic about the freezing needle, but terrified by the sound of the drill echoing in my skull. In trips back to dentists all the way from St. Catharines to Edmonton I've been impressed at how the technology has improved. Coming to the Summerland Clinic integrated those things in my mind. From the first meeting, Mike and his assistants, Carly and Amy, showed me that they were interested not just in fixing teeth, but in making the experience a positive one for me. They encouraged me to talk about my fears, and gave me the feeling that the treatments were not just something they were doing to me, but that they were a healing process that we were doing together. That cracked the old mindset. When it came dental procedures I can say my experience there was totally pain free, including freedom from the psychologiocal pain of fear. This dental team included the whole me in their wishing to do a good job, and the result was an excellent rapport amongst us all. Plus my whole mouth got fixed better than I ever imagined!
To Mike and all the members of his team. Thank you so much for always having a professional, friendly and caring attitude. I really appreciate it. You are not just my dental team, you are my friends. Thanks. Al T.
For many years I put up with loose dentures, unable to chew properly, even though "gluing" them down with adhesives. Three years ago I decided to try implants, and have never been sorry. Now I can eat anything, can even bite off carrots, and don't suffer from those frequent sores in my mouth due to the movement of the lower plate. I would recommend them to anyone having this problem - and you can have them put in right here in Summerland.
I was impressed with the friendliness and valuable information I was given from my first phone call to Dr. Abougoush's office. That great first impression carried on right through my entire experience. I was treated with warmth, caring and respect from the entire dental team. Best of all they solved the problems that were making me pause in my life. I can now eat, sleep and enjoy life as it should be enjoyed.
I would like to thank Dr Abougoush and especially Jolene and Carly who worked on me so much I feel like we're friends! You all made a not so pleasant experience bearable, always concerned that I was comfortable, follow up telephone calls, always being able to get short notice appointments for all the adjustments. I never would have been able to tolerate all that I did, since my previous dental experiences were not as pleasant. You are to be commended for your professionalism and courtesy. Thank you so much, really smile a lot now!
I went on line to find a dentist in the Summerland or Penticton area that was taking new patients. I was pleased to be able to get an appointment in a prompt fashion with Dr. Abougoush considering I was having some discomfort with a bad tooth. They took care of my immediate concern, relieving me of pain and discussed future options available to me. The pros and cons of each option were fully explained as well as the consequences of no treatment at all. I appreciated how Dr Abougoush provided all treatment options, and helped me decide on the best treatment with regard to my financial situation. The patient care and follow up is the best I have ever found - with phone calls on the days they were not even open to see how I was fairing after complex treatment and if I had any questions. I highly recommend Dr Abougoush because of his caring staff, clear explanation of options and overall treatment, the great follow up and genuine interest he shows in his patients.
In the past 2 years I have had very extensive dental work performed for me by Dr. Michael Abougoush, which included root canals, crowns and multiple dental implants. I think Summerland residents are very fortunate in having such highly qualified service available without haveing to travel to Kelowna or a larger center. The professionalism, care and attention that I have received from Dr Abougoush and his staff is exemplary and I have no hesitation in recommending their work to anyone.
I was first introduced to Dr. Michael Abougoush when he opened his dental practice in Summerland and have been extremely pleased with the work he has done for me. I came to him with unstable upper bridgework supported by too few remaining teeth. Dr. Abougoush fitted me with an upper denture which is held securely in place by 8 implants. The denture is strong and comfortable -- it almost feels as though I have my own teeth back -- and I can once again bite into a steak with gusto! Dr. Abougoush is enthusiastic about his profession, incorporating new procedures with skill and ease. I have confidence in his abilities and judgement. He is genuine and relates very well to others. I would highly recommend Dr. Abougoush, along with his most capable staff to anyone seeking dental advice.
It's more like a visit to extended family than a trip to the dentist! Looking forward to the event on the 24th to celebrate the amazing new changes .
Infection control in our office is also very important to us. To protect our patients and ourselves, we strictly maintain sterilization and cross contamination processes using standards recommended by the British Columbia College of Dental Surgeons, and the Canadian Dental Association.
See our office policies on Infection Control
As your dental health professionals, we want you to be confident knowing that we are a team of highly trained and skilled clinicians. We pride ourselves in providing the care you need to keep your smile healthy. To give you the best possible service and results, we are committed to continual education and learning. We attend dental lectures, meetings, and dental conventions to stay informed of new techniques, the latest products, and the newest equipment that a modern dental office can utilize to provide state-of-the-art dental care. Also, being members of various professional dental associations helps us to stay abreast of the changes and recommendations for our profession.
See our Advanced Training page for more details.
Building a foundation of trust by treating our patients as special individuals is vital to our success. We understand how uneasy some patients may feel about their dental visits, and how we can make a difference in providing a relaxing and positive experience. Our entire team is dedicated to providing you with excellent, personalized care and service to make your visits as comfortable and pleasant as possible. We thank you for allowing us to take care of your dental needs and look forward to serving you.