Dr. Kirk Sutton
Certified Specialist in Prosthodontics
BSc, DMD, MSc, FRCD(C), FACP
Dr. Sutton is a Vancouver-based specialist in prosthodontics. He obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in 2002 and graduated with a Doctor of Dental Medicine degree in 2007 from the University of British Columbia.
During his dental degree studies at UBC he met his future wife, now Dr. Allison Sutton, a medical specialist in Dermatology. Together they moved to Toronto in 2007 where Allison attended the University of Toronto for her dermatology residency, while Dr. Sutton obtained valuable experience over five years practicing as a general dentist.
While in Toronto he realized his inclination to specialize and gained acceptance to the Postdoctoral Prosthodontics Residency Program at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Dr. Sutton’s three-year residency was a progressive clinical, laboratory and didactic experience in fixed, removable, maxillofacial and implant prosthodontics. In 2015, Dr Sutton completed his residency and acquired his certificate in prosthodontics and Masters of Science degree in Dental Sciences.
Shortly thereafter, Dr. Sutton successfully challenged both the Canadian and American Prosthodontic Board exams to earn the title of Fellow of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada and Diplomat of the American Board of Prosthodontics.
Since his return to Vancouver, Dr. Sutton strives to maintain a seamless transition with patients previously under the care of Dr. Stevenson-Moore, his colleague and mentor, who recently retired from clinical practice. Dr. Sutton officially assumed his practice in December 2015. Providing care for Dr. Stevenson-Moore's current client base includes numerous trauma and oncology patients.
Endorsed by Dr. Stevenson-Moore for his credentials and skill level, Dr. Sutton brings a fresh perspective to patient treatment, yet shares a similar treatment philosophy: a conservative approach based on trust and empathy, underpinned by objectives to help each patient determine the best treatment strategy towards a successful outcome.
As a prosthodontist, Dr. Sutton enjoys the challenge of advanced prosthetic dental care including crown and bridge work, implant restorations, full mouth reconstruction, veneers and esthetic dentistry, and removable, partial and complete, dentures.
Dr. Sutton is a clinical instructor at UBC dental school, and most recently has taken a position at Vancouver General Hospital, Department of Dentistry, providing prosthodontic specialty care to hospitalized and medically compromised patients.
In addition to his professional achievements, Dr. Sutton and his wife are happy to return to their home town of Vancouver and now reside in Vancouver's Marpole neighborhood with their two young children: five-year-old daughter Sienna and three-year-old son Dean.