As a prospective patient or parent of a patient, we are happy to welcome you to AFD, Dr. Brian Chanpong’s anesthesia clinic for dentistry.  Established in 2003, Dr. Chanpong has treated thousands of patients who required anesthesia services in order to access their oral health care needs.  With the addition of Dr. Marciniak to our staff in 2012, and Dr. Joiner in 2016, our three room facility provides over 1,500 general anesthetics a year to children, adults and patients with special needs who require dental work asleep.  Our surgical facility is open to all B.C. licensed dentists. Each year, over 80 dentists and specialists utilize our office with the vast majority being pediatric dentists.


We hope that we can guide you through this process in order to make it as smooth as possible for you.  On the day of the appointment, Dr. Chanpong, Dr. Marciniak or Dr. Joiner will be providing the anesthetic and monitoring you or your child the entire time while your dentist concentrates on the dental work.  Having two people take care of you or your child allows each of us to completely focus on our task at hand.


Please note: Our office is separate from your dentist’s office and so all questions and concerns related to anesthesia and/or finances should be directed to us.  Any questions you have regarding the dental treatment should be referred to your dentist's office.  On behalf of my staff and myself, we look forward to being a part of your or your child’s oral health care needs.

Dr. Brian Chanpong   DDS, MSc

Dr. Robert Marciniak   DMD, MSc

Robert Marciniak, DMD MSc (Dental Anesthesia) obtained his Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) from UBC in 2006. Following three years of general practice in both rural Alberta and a brief  locum in the Arctic, Robert enrolled in and completed a 3 year Anesthesia program at the University of Toronto with a concurrent master's of science researching neuropathic pain. He is currently a clinical instructor in local anesthesia at UBC, and enjoys giving continuing educations courses on anesthesia for dentists. Robert is an avid outdoors man and therefore feels very happy and fortunate to be living in beautiful BC again.

Brian Chanpong, DDS MSc (Dental Anesthesia) completed his undergraduate dental degree at the University of Southern California and a three year hospital based residency in anesthesia at the University of Toronto.

He is the past president of the American Dental Board of Anesthesiology, has served on the board of directors for the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology and is a member of the American Society of Dentist Anesthesiologists. At the Faculty of Dentistry, University of British Columbia, he is the course director for local anesthesia and sedation.

In 2009, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017 and 2019 he received the part-time faculty teaching award from the Faculty of Dentistry, UBC and in 2014 was given the Award of Merit from the College of Dental Surgeons of BC.  In 2016, he was inducted as a fellow of the American College of Dentists.


Dr. Chanpong has lectured nationally and internationally on local anesthesia, sedation and general anesthesia for dentistry. In his hometown of Vancouver, BC, he maintains an out-patient anesthesia clinic that provides general anesthesia and sedation services for dentists.  Most importantly, he is a very proud father of two wonderful boys!

Dr. Ross Joiner MD FRCPS

Ross completed his MD at the University of Toronto in 1995 and his Fellowship in Anaesthesia at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario in 2000. He is a member of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, the College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC, and the Canadian Anaesthesia Society.

He worked both in Southern and Northwestern Ontario for six years then in 2006 moved to Langley, BC. Currently he practices anaesthesia part-time at Surrey Memorial Hospital and part-time here in Vancouver at Anesthesia for Dentistry. When he is not working, he enjoys the beautiful out doors and spending time with his family, especially watching his grandson play soccer!

Anita - Office Manager

Anita is our receptionist/office manager and has been with us since 2013.  She will be the one who will guide you through the process and ensure all your paperwork is complete prior to your appointment.  Anita loves to travel and speaks fluent Cantonese and Mandarin.