Dr. Christopher Leong, M.D., D.D.S.
Dr. Chris Leong is a caring and genuine dentist who values the comfort and education of the patients in his practice. He is known by his patients as gentle and considerate. Many who have been nervous in the past about coming to the dentist have been surprised at how comfortable treatment can be with Dr. Leong. As the father of two young boys, he understands how to work with kids in dentistry, and takes pride in ensuring that children in his care go home with smiles and positive dental experiences. These kinds of patient experiences are what brings excitement about dentistry to Dr. Leong and make it a joy to practice in a family setting.
In his opinion, the best treatment for oral health problems is prevention, however if any concerns arise, Dr. Leong’s philosophy is always to ensure that his patients understand why things are happening and help them come to a decision about the best treatment for their needs. He also values continual learning in order to bring current and comprehensive knowledge of treatment to his patients.
Dr. Leong was born and raised in Calgary, but has been practicing in the Cochrane since 2006. After 3 years of biochemistry at the University of Calgary, he was accepted to medical school at the University of Alberta and completed his Bachelor of Medical Sciences (B.M.Sc.) in 2001 and his Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) with honours in research in 2002. Dr. Leong then went on to complete his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree at the University of Alberta in 2006, earning the Dr. W. Scott Hamilton Scholarship for superior academic achievement and the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons dental student award for outstanding performance in oral surgery.
When not performing dentistry, Dr. Leong values time with his children, wife, and friends. He enjoys playing both the piano and guitar, dabbling in photography, and is an avid foodie. Dr. Leong is also faithfully involved with various ministries at his church as a leader, mentor and teacher.