Dr. Olivia Lo grew up in Vancouver, but moved to Ontario where she completed her Bachelor of Sciences degree in Life Sciences at Queen’s University. She went on to receive her Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) degree at McGill University in Montreal, graduating in the top 3 of her class. She then returned to the West Coast and completed a one-year hospital-based General Practice Residency program at the University of British Columbia where she was given the award in Anesthesia for excelling in their didactic conscious sedation training program. After practicing as a General Dentist for a year, she subsequently returned to Montreal to pursue her specialty training in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at McGill University which incorporated extensive training in all aspects of the field including dentoalveolar surgery, implant and preprosthetic surgery, orthognathic and cleft and craniofacial surgery, trauma and reconstruction, temporomandibular joint dysfunction, head and neck pathology/oncology and sedation and anesthesia.
Throughout her studies, Dr. Lo has also had the opportunity to travel to Haida Gwaii, Vietnam, Cambodia and Mexico to provide care to underserved communities. She is also fluent in English, French and Cantonese. In her spare time, she likes to play volleyball and tennis and true to her Westcoast roots, loves the outdoors.