About West 41st Dentistry at Yew your Dentist in Kerrisdale

Welcome to West 41st Dentistry at Yew – Your Dentist in Kerrisdale

Your dentist in Kerrisdale is located in the heart of Vancouver, and has been providing services for the community for over 25 years. We have great reviews from our patients in many online and paper publications.

West 41st Dentistry at Yew is located at the corner of Yew and 41st Street. We are right above the Scotia Bank on the second floor. See Map

Our Dental team is here for you and your entire family’s benefit. We are committed to providing you, your family and your friends with caring, cosmetic, educational and clinical dental care. Together we can achieve your healthiest smile.

We are here to exceed your expectations. Your dentist in Kerrisdale and our staff values the long relationships created with our patients and takes pride in providing a superior experience for your dental care. We look forward to helping you reach your dental goals.

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Our Doctors

Dr. Michael Pauls

Dr Michael Pauls graduated from S.F.U. with his B Sc. degree and then went on to study dentistry in both Chicago and Winnipeg, Manitoba. These schools had some of the finest facilities and faculties on the continent. His hard work resulted in receiving numerous awards during every year of his dental education. These awards were in a full range of disciplines.

Dr. Pauls continues to take many courses by renowned World Dental leaders to further his skills in all aspects of dentistry. He is a member of many professional organizations, including Dental Study Clubs and Dental Societies to keep current with the latest technology and techniques. Dr. Pauls has lectured at Study Clubs and enjoys teaching & mentoring others about different topics in dentistry. For years, he also authored a dental column in a local magazine.

Mike enjoys the variety of challenges that come with being a General Dentist. Every day is unique. He finds that it is a lot of fun to be able to work with children all the way through to seniors. One of the most rewarding aspects of his work has been witnessing total transformation of a patient’s outlook on life by improving their smiles through personalized high quality care.

Dr. Pauls used to play a variety of sports while growing up and attended SFU on a full scholarship to play football. He was drafted by the Edmonton Eskimos back in 1986 and still has a passion for the sport. When he is not creating beautiful smiles, he has been coaching many different kids’ sports in the Kerrisdale area for over a decade. Over the past few years, he has been fortunate to have coached 5 Provincial Championship winning football teams, gone to two National Championships representing BC and won two prestigious “Orange Helmet Awards” for coaching excellence from the BC Lions.

Dr. Pauls has been married since 1989. He and his wife Sheila, have three terrific kids who are all active in their schools and communities too.

Dr. Doug Pauls

Dr. Pauls is a general dentist whose practice is focused on comprehensive dental care. Since graduation he has taken a special interest in the appearance of teeth and smiles, implant restorations, dentures and complex dental problems.

Dr. Pauls is passionate about dentistry. He enjoys learning more about the profession and is constantly updating his dental education. If you would like to know more about this, please call our office at 604-266-4046 or use our handy contact us form.

Dr. Mario Esposito

Dr. Mario Esposito

Dr. Mario Esposito, General Dentist, was born and raised in Vancouver, BC. He graduated from the UBC Faculty of Dentistry with a DMD degree and was accepted into Omicron Kappa Upsilon Honours Dental Society in 1993.

Dr. Esposito has practiced in Vancouver since 1993, all the while taking post-graduate courses and continuing education in Endodontics, Cosmetic Dentistry, Laser Dentistry, Orthodontics and Invisalign Certification . Most recently, he has focused his studies on TMJ treatment to alleviate problems originating from the jaw joint that cause headaches.

He has been a member of the International Association for Orthodontics since 2002 and was a member of the Focus Study Group for Occlusal Harmony.

Dr. Jonathan Lim

Dr. Jonathan Lim

Dr. Jonathan Lim was born in South Korea and immigrated to Canada in 2006. Since then, he was raised in Vancouver, BC. Since high school, his love for Fine Arts and Sciences has kept him motivated to become a dentist with strong scientific knowledge and exceptional hand skills.

Dr. Lim graduated from the University of British Columbia with an undergraduate degree with Distinction in the Integrated Sciences focused on Human Physiology and Microbiology. Afterwards, he pursued further education to obtain the Doctor of Dental Medicine degree at the University of British Columbia. During his study, he received multiple awards for his clinical achievements in a wide range of dental fields including prosthodontics, gold foil, and ergonomics. Dr. Lim is actively taking continuing education courses to expand his knowledge on patient-centred, comprehensive treatment. He is currently a member of the BC College of Oral Health Professionals and the British Columbia Dental Association.

He enjoys playing hockey and piano in his free time. He also likes to go on picnics to enjoy the wonderful weather in Vancouver. He is fluent in both English and Korean.

Our Team

Our staff consists of caring, dedicated, and capable professionals with the common mission of making your dental experience as comfortable as possible. Your dentist in Kerrisdale loves to work with you to help you keep your smile healthy and beautiful for a lifetime. Each staff member regularly attends continuing education courses and office meetings to keep current on the latest dental techniques and technology. This enables us to provide you and your family with the finest dental care.

We all strive to help you “Smile with Confidence!”

Certified Dental Assistant

We have a great team of Certified Dental Assistants who are friendly and skilled in providing patient care and supporting the Dentists they work with.

Administrative & Treatment Coordinator


The thing that Anita loves about dentistry, is that great quality care can change people’s lives. Anita had been in the dental field for 10+ years before coming to us in 2012.

Dental Hygienist

We have an excellent and experienced part-time dental hygienist on our team.
She provides our customers with a gentle but thorough service every time.

Come meet your local Vancouver Dentist

You deserve a happy dental experience, we want to help. Call us today at (604) 266-4046 for our assistance.

Why Choose Us?

Find out why so many patients love our Vancouver dental clinic.

High Standards

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 make every effort to see and care for you as soon as possible.

Education and Prevention

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.

Uncompromising Safety

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 Canadian Dental Association (CDA).

Working with your Insurance Provider

Dental Care is an investment in your health and well being. To help alleviate any financial stress, your dentist in Kerrisdale is happy to provide estimates in advance of any treatment. There may be variables or surprises in the dental process which we will do our best to determine before starting treatment. As a result costs and time of treatment may very from the initial estimate. We will then offer you a revised plan and financial estimate.

Your dentist in Kerrisdale will work with you and your insurance company to ensure that you get the greatest possible benefit from your plan. It is important that you notify us of any changes in your plan or your address. Your insurance plan is a contract between you, your employer and the insurance company. Insurance companies will not provide us information directly.

At time of treatment, you will be responsible for any portion not covered by your insurance plan.

We accept cash, debit, visa or MasterCard payment which is expected at time of treatment. For larger procedures we can establish payment plans which may be arranged with our office manager, Anita. We accept most in province dental plans and will assist you in understanding your benefits. However, any and all amounts not covered by your insurance plans are ultimately your responsibility.

Come meet your local Vancouver Dentist

You deserve a happy dental experience, we want to help. Call us today at (604) 266-4046 for our assistance.