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About Dr. Karla Short

Dr. Short was born and raised in St. John’s, Newfoundland. She obtained a Bachelor of Science (Honours) degree in Biology and Psychology from Memorial University of Newfoundland. She then attended Dalhousie University of Nova Scotia where she graduated with a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree and received the Scholastic Book Canada award for academic achievement.

Dr. Short has maintained a program of continuous education to further her clinical knowledge and skills in Dentistry. She has attended courses at Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies (LVI Global), a post-graduate learning institution, to gain further experience to provide the best treatment for her patients. Dr. Short is also a CEREC trained dentist; this allows her to use the latest technology to provide crowns in one appointment.

Dr. Short is a member of the British Columbia Dental Association, the Canadian Dental Association, and the College of Dental Surgeons of British Columbia. She previously held the Chairman position for the Dental Health Awareness Committee (DHAC) of Newfoundland and Labrador and was involved in organizing and facilitating numerous events, and participating in various health expos. She was also a member of the Eastern Health Committee Board, participating in revising the core values for the hospitals in Newfoundland and Labrador.

Dr. Short uses a patient-centered approach in her dental practice. She prides herself on taking genuine interest in every patient, and will go the extra mile to help her patients feel relaxed and comfortable.

Outside her professional activities, Dr. Short enjoys spending time outdoors whether it’s partaking in hiking, cycling, swimming, or playing soccer. She enjoys live music and sporting events, as well as cooking and spending time with her boxer named Bo.

Dr. Short looks forward to meeting you and providing your family the best care in a comfortable, friendly environment.