Dr. Paul Helpard
Certified Specialist in Orthodontics
Campbell River and Courtenay
I really care about the people who trust their teeth to me. When you come to Shoreline Orthodontics for treatment you are more than a patient, you are part of the family. Your relationship with everyone at Shoreline will extend beyond the office and beyond your time in treatment.
It’s true I love what I do. I like the intellectual challenge of diagnosis and treatment planning; I like the technical challenge of moving teeth and jaws and I like the artistic challenge of creating a beautiful smile unique to each patient. All of us at Shoreline Orthodontics enjoy the process of transforming smiles and people. We do our best to inspire and nurture confidence, that’s our mission!
I also care about the communities in which I live and work. I have a wonderful family. I couldn’t be as dedicated to my patients without the unconditional support of my wife Christine. Our children Benjamin, Amelia and Sam bring us great joy. They challenge us and make us better people every day. As a family we have supported many local initiatives. We are particularly concerned about the developmentally disabled or as we prefer to call them the ‘differently abled’.
I look forward to meeting you if you are considering orthodontic treatment. If I already know you, I look forward to continued friendship.
– Dr. Paul Helpard, Certified Specialist in Orthodontics
The University of Western Ontario (1987)
McGill University (1991)
University of Iowa (1996)
- B.C. Children’s Hospital (2000-present)
I have been a consultant orthodontist on the Cleft Palate and Craniofacial Anomalies Team at BCCH since 2000. Once a month I travel to Vancouver to see patients from around the province. Our team creates interdisciplinary treatment plans to help guide community practitioners deliver co-ordinated care for patients.
- University of British Columbia
I am a Clinical Assistant Professor at UBC teaching orthodontic residents about the orthodontic care of patients with Cleft Lip and Palate Deformities as well as Craniofacial Anomalies. I enjoy interacting with keen young residents who often teach me as much as I teach them.
- Fellow of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada (2003)
- Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics, Diplomate (2008)
- International College of Dentists (2012)
- The Angle Society (2013)
- L’Arche Comox Valley (2016)
I had the privilege of being a co-chair with the I Belong campaign for the L’Arche Comox Valley. To assist in raising funds my family and I hosted a community event as well as a gala dinner with Alex and Frederic Bilodeau. I am proud to say that we raised more than $1,000,000 in one year to construct a place of belonging – a facility that includes residences, creative arts programs and outreach services to assist the differently abled.
- Cleft Palate Missions
I have participated in many Cleft Palate Missions around the world, with both Operation Rainbow and Rotaplast. Over the past few years I have returned to Peru several times to help an orthodontist there to establish a Cleft Palate Team for impoverished children.