The Lathem Team

Our people hold the core belief that every patient can find his or her own shine.

Meet the Lathem Dental Spa Team

Dr. Claire Park, DDS

Dr. Park is a gentle, caring and patient-centered dentist. She strives to offer the highest quality of dental professional service to her patients in the most comfortable manner possible. Dr. Park was born and raised in South Korea, where she attended dental school and received her dental license in 1995. Shortly after that, she created and practiced in her own dental clinic – Lathem Dental Spa, from 2000 to 2011 where she gained extensive experience in all aspects of general dentistry.
Wanting to foster a comfortable dental practice experience for her patients, Dr. Park expanded her dental clinic into spa dentistry in 2006, where she pursued her interest in cosmetic dental care. Dr. Park believes dental professionals can restore or create perfect and healthy smiles while the patient enjoys a tranquil and serene spa-like environment.

In addition to her professional responsibilities, Dr. Park moved to Canada in 2011 and while raising her daughter and son in Langley, BC, Dr. Park studied for and successfully completed the Canadian National Dental Examining Board (NDEB) examinations. Dr. Park is a member of the Canadian Dental Association and British Columbia Dental Association. Her primary passion and focus are implant and cosmetic dentistry. Dr. Park is dedicated to remaining current with modern technologies that are reforming dentistry and keeps up to date through continuing education courses.

Dr. Park is very proud of both of her children. Her daughter is a sophomore art major at the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, while her son is a third year science major at Simon Fraser University. Following in his parent’s footsteps, he is pursuing dentistry. Dr. Park is keenly eager to contribute Canadian society through her dental practice and the passion she has for her profession.

Dr. Madeson Basie

Dr. Madeson Basie is lifelong dental health professional who chose his career path 47years ago. With a strong belief that oral care was the gateway to whole-body health, he has embraces dentistry with a passion that is recognizable. Dr. Madeson Basie is lifelong dental health professional who chose his career path 47years ago. With a strong belief that oral care was the gateway to whole-body health, he has embraces dentistry with a passion that is recognizable. 
Born and raised in small-town Alberta, he attended the University of Alberta in Edmonton, graduating in 1967 with a Science degree(B.Sc), majoring in zoology and analytical chemistry and completed dental traning, earning a dental degree(D.D.S) in 1971. 

Upon graduation, Dr. Basie moved to Vancouver where his dental profession has flourished ever since; eventually enhancing his tradition dental training, and applying a modern holistic approach to further enhance his patient care – which he has offered for over 34 years.

Dr. Basie has been a pioneer in holistic dentistry in Vancouver, unveiling the process of integrating natural healing advances into his practice, while helping to facilitate the journey of health and wellness for his patients.By integrating dentistry with advances in naturopathy, acupuncture, homeopathy, bioenergetics, bio-resonance, homotoxicology, biological terrain, nutrition, neural therapy, and other natural healing modalities, his holistic dental care is sought out by many throughout Vancouver, recognized for the amazing work it is.With a conscious contribution to his patients journey towards health and wellness, Dr. Basie’s helps patients spend as little time in the dental chair as possible for the rest of their lives, assisting his patients to achieve and maintain maximum dental health quickly and effectively.

His Holistic Dental Services in Burnaby Includes:

  • Safe Mercury Removal, Tooth colored restorations
  • Airway – centered dentistry
  • Sleep Apnea oral Appliances
  • Jaw joint alignment and therapy  (TMJ – TMD therapy)
  • Chronic head and neck pain therapy
  • Tooth replacement therapies: 
    • Full dentures
    • Partial dentures
    • IMPLANT placement
  • Advanced Cosmetic and aesthetic Dentistry
  • Full Mouth Reconstruction and Rehabilitation
  • Preventative dental care
  • Tooth alignment – Orthodontics: ALF, DNA, Homeoblock, Hang expension, Damon 

His Memberships Include:

  • International Association of Mercury Safe Dentists
  • British Columbia Dental Association
  • International Academy of Biological Dentistry and Medicine
  • International Association of Oral Medicine and Toxicology
  • Spear Education

Dr. Basie’s unique Whole-Body approach to your health care combines sound dental science with integrative science to treat the teeth, jaws, and related oral structures, with specific regard to how the treatment affects the entire body. Considering the whole of the person, he recognizes mind, body, emotions and spirit interplay, and is ready to serve your needs today at Lathem Dental Spa!DENTISTRY BEYOND THE SMILE

Francesca, Dental Hygienist

Francesca has been with Lathem Dental Spa since day one! She earned her associate degree from Vancouver College of Dental Hygiene in June 2016 and also holds a Certificate in Adult Education. Currently, she is working towards completing her Bachelor’s in Health Science. Outside of the office, Francesca is a dental hygiene college instructor. In her spare time, she enjoys going to the gym, baking, art and crafts.

Francesca brings her positive attitude, professionalism and passion for client-centered care to her daily practice. She is committed to ensuring that your visit is a comfortable and positive experience.

Nicole, Dental Administrator

Nicole hails from Kamloops, BC and is current studying Archaeology at Simon Fraser University. She enjoys being a part of an enthusiastic team that brings healthy smiles to people’s faces. In her spare time she enjoying traveling, biking and learning Japanese and Spanish.