So you're on the web looking for a dentist and you are now on our website.

This is our office


It is modern. It is clean. It has good systems built into it. It is centrally located about two blocks from the Nanaimo Regional Hospital.

The attitude of the people working here is to treat people the way we would want to be treated.

How our teeth look and how they chew our food are important to our health and self-esteem.
Choosing a dental office is a big step. You are hoping to find people you can trust. Trust is built with communication and skill.
The people in our shop have many years of experience and are good communicators. This means we will always talk to you as equals. 
It is so very important to us that the people who trust us to look after their teeth understand whatever needs to be done.
Every room has dental camera wands that we use to take pictures of a person's tooth and show it on the computer screen beside the 
dental chair.

Here at Seven Sails patient understanding and complete knowledge of your dental situation are of utmost importance.

Every workstation has a camera that is used to take pictures of whatever needs attention. It can then be shown as a magnified image on a computer screen for everybody to see. A picture is worth a thousand words which helps the patient see what is going on.  Patients can be part of the decision-making process when there are different treatment options to choose from. When a person can see and understand, the situation carries less stress. People can feel more relaxed and confident. Pictures can be taken during some procedures so the person can follow the repair sequence from start to finish.

Methods of Payment

We accept 3rd party insurance, MasterCard, Visa,  and cash. Note that not all procedures are covered by insurance. However, our exceptional staff will be able to assist you by sending pre-authorizations to your dental plans before your next treatment commences (if required).

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Dr. John Olesen

Nanaimo dentist John Olesen completed his basic dental training at UBC in 1983. He has always been based in Nanaimo since graduating and has 38 years of experience. Along with Dr. Maria Furlong, he has been involved in many study clubs over the years to further their dental training.

With every appointment, John spends a certain amount of time on patient education. It is important that the person in the chair knows what is being done, how it's being done, and why.

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Dr. Maria Furlong

Nanaimo dentist Maria Furlong completed her dental training at UBC before moving to the Island in 1996. She has a special passion for working with children. Dr.Furlong has over 25 years of experience treating patients doing general dentistry. She strives to make dental visits a positive experience for all her patients. She has a gentle, personable, and calming manner and also offers oral as well as nitrous oxide sedation for patients who might benefit from its use.