Dr. C.A. Thomson (Sandy)
Dentistry is Sandy’s second career. He originally ran a boat building/repair company in Steveston, but wanted to feel more fulfilled. Dentistry was a perfect fit, for it allows him to work with his hands and build a long lasting relationship with his patients. Sandy is passionate about dentistry and helping make a difference in people’s lives. He believes everyone has a right to have a healthy mouth and a smile they can be proud of. He finds dentistry very rewarding, whether it is creating a beautiful smile or helping a nervous patient overcome their fear, or taking someone out of pain and making an unhealthy mouth healthy. Sandy is always enthusiastic to meet and establish a relationship with new patients.
Sandy graduated from UBC Dental School in 1995, and has owned Woodgrove Dental Clinic since 1996. He has strived to stay current with all the emerging trends and materials in dentistry, whether it is placing implants, doing gum grafts or total mouth rehabilitation. He is a faculty club member at Spears Dental Education based out of Scottsdale, Arizona.
When not in the office, Sandy spends time with his wife and two daughters, boating, horse-riding, hiking and working around his mini ranch in Lantzville. He is currently working on training his young horse to help achieve his dream of one day competing in a rodeo.
Dr. Corinne Bligh
Dr. Corinne Bligh has been a practicing dentist for over 12 years. Having graduated from UBC Faculty of Dentistry in June 2000, a wonderful opportunity arose for her to practice dentistry at Woodgrove Dental Clinic. Born and raised on Vancouver Island, she was eager to get back to the “Island Life”! Dr. Thomson and Dr. Bligh have been a dental team throughout her duration of practice. Their commitment to excellence is demonstrated through their overall patient experience and exceptional level of care. They believe everyone deserves a beautiful smile and exceptional oral health.
Woodgrove Dental Clinic has a friendly and caring team of professionals that are dedicated to fostering a friendly, relaxed and compassionate environment for their patients. Corinne continues to stay abreast of the rapidly growing advances in dentistry through a number of continuing education pursuits. As an active member of the Island Pursuit of Dental Excellence and a faculty member of the Spears Study Club, she continues to learn and grow as a professional in this community.
She is also proudly involved in a program focused on giving back to the community known as Community Dental Day where she provides free dental work to our less fortunate. Her passions outside of the field of dentistry include enjoying time with friends and her growing young family. She also has a love of running, swimming and cycling. Corinne looks forward to welcoming you to her growing family practice of dentistry at Woodgrove Dental Clinic.