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How to Actually Accomplish Your Goals This Year
Written by Dr. Kelvin Mah   

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I always feel a sense of renewal during the spring season. It’s a reminder for me to set new goals and look for new opportunities—both in my own life and for Smile City Square Dental. Our practice is constantly seeking to improve our facility and services to better serve you—our loyal patients. In every aspect, our patients are the fundamental focus of our practice, and drive all of our intents and actions. I spent a lot of time in the past few months reflecting on the amazing patients I was fortunate enough to treat in 2015, and how they constantly motivate my team and I to excel in our practice of dentistry. With that in mind, I find that now is the optimal time to take those reflections, and turn them into new goals. Then take those goals, and turn them into results. Although it can be difficult to stay on track, it’s important to keep your end goal in mind every step of the way.


It’s very likely that your goals and mine overlap. Let me guess—in 2016, you’re aiming to live a healthier lifestyle and pursue new things that make you happy. You may have been thinking about making a significant change in your life for a while, but have yet to take action.

During this busy time of year, it’s crucial to set time aside for yourself. Whether it is going for a morning run, trying out a new cooking class, or treating yourself to a mini vacation, follow through with your plans and you won’t regret it! What may help is writing down some attainable short-term and long-term goals, which you can check off your list as you reach each milestone. As well, I find it very helpful to surround yourself with people who can help you move towards your new goals—whether it’s living healthier, happier, or anything else.

Those are actually my goals for the year as well—to help you renew your overall health with better oral care, and to assist in making your smile dreams come true. If you’ve been thinking about achieving an enhanced smile—what are you waiting for? There’s no better time than now to take action. Smile City Square Dental can help you reach your goal for a better smile with a smile transformation. A smile transformation can be a combination of treatments that make your teeth straighter, whiter, have a better gum-to-teeth ratio, or make them fit more comfortably in your mouth. Basically, the possibilities are endless when it comes to a better smile.


It’s time to get started! Why choose to complete your smile transformation with me at Smile City Square Dental? What we love about our practice is that we are collaborative, we listen to your unique needs, and we genuinely care about delivering the best results for you. When it comes to taking a significant step towards your goals, such as choosing to enhance your smile, we understand how important it is to have all your needs heard and understood. I make it my intension to always listen to your story and learn about you as a person before designing a plan of action for your smile. This way, I can be sure that you will be more than happy with the outcome of your procedure(s). I see each smile transformation as an opportunity to fulfill a dental dream, and happy patients are what motivate me each and every day to continue my passion of dentistry.

As much of an opportunity as a smile transformation is for me, it’s much more of an opportunity for you to achieve an enhanced smile and overall better health this year. Smile transformations at Smile City Square Dental result in both aesthetic and functional benefits. The aesthetic benefits that come from crowns, veneers, whitening and gum contouring will be more apparent and quickly noticed by others. In addition to a smile that looks better, a smile transformation will also make your teeth more functional. A transformed smile can make chewing easier, prevent grinding, and overall increase your comfort. You’ll feel like a brand new person with a boost of confidence and even more reasons to smile! Trust me, people will notice a major difference and more importantly you will feel it too. After hearing the hundreds of personal stories of my patients over the years, I’ve come to realize what causes the greatest angst amongst those who are unhappy with their smiles: the inability of people to freely express themselves through their smiles. Those of us who are fortunate enough to smile when we feel joy, take our smiles for granted. There are others who have lived their lives being very self-conscious about the appearance of their smiles and as a result, have rarely expressed their joy freely. This has led to a lack of confidence in social situations.

If you fit into this category, it’s not difficult to see how your smile, or lack there of, may have prevented you from reaching your full potential. We are here to help. We’ve helped many, many people obtain the smiles of their dreams and we can help you. That is why my patients have described the experience of receiving a smile transformation as a life-changing opportunity, of which the results and advantages will stick with you for a lifetime.


My dental practice is a huge part of my life, and is in the forefront of my thoughts at all times. I’m always thinking—what can I do to make the practice better and impact more lives? I’ve made it one of my goals this year to continue making a difference in the dental industry by breaking the barriers between dentist and patient. No matter your reason for stepping into our practice, I assure you that I will always make your needs my priority, by actively listening to your story and creating custom dental plans that work for you. You’ll notice right away when you come for your visit that my entire team is dedicated to being transparent with our patients and making your experience as comfortable as possible.

If an enhanced smile has been on your mind recently, I invite you to take actionable steps towards your goal. The first step is to schedule a consultation at our practice and to learn about the options available to you. Take the new season as an opportunity to finally make your dreams a reality, and to make a change for the better in your health and happiness!

Dr. Kelvin Mah -

Dr Kelvin P Mah is driven to "enrich lives, one smile at a time." He believes in helping people – not merely treating problems – and takes a dedicated, personal interest in the health, wellness and happiness of each individual patient. His award-winning Smile City Square Dental practice reflects an organic and zen-like atmosphere of warmth and relaxation. He is also a graduate of UBC's prestigious Dental School and is an instructor with the Frontier Institute, which offers postgraduate programs in advanced cosmetic dentistry. Learn more about Dr Mah and discover the transformative possibilities of modern artisan dentistry at, and visit Smile City Square Dental on Facebook at


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