Dr. Rustin Abdurahman remembers being drawn to dentistry at a young age . . .
“I think I wanted to become a dentist because of my childhood dentist who was always kind, gentle and fun to be around. He made the dental experiences I had positive ones. To this day I try to emulate Dr. Vanry so people have gentle experiences with me as their dentist”
After receiving his Kinesiology Degree from Simon Fraser University in 1990 Dr. A decided to act on his dream and in 1995 he graduated from the University of British Columbia Dental School. Upon graduation Dr. Abdurahman went to work as an associate dentist in Terrace where he met his wife Rhonda. In 1997 he bought a practice in Nanaimo. After 10 years, in 2007, he sold the Nanaimo practice in order to purchase retiring Dr. Jim English’s practice in Nanoose Bay!
Dr. Abdurahman’s dental philosophy revolves around educating patients on their current level of oral health and their subsequent treatment choices and he treats each patient gently as possible – many patients comment on how gentle he is during injections. He attends many Continuing Dental Education courses and conferences to keep his own knowledge current in the ever evolving dental field.