Affinity Oral Care Centre – Chilliwack Dental Services

About Us

Affinity Oral Care Centre

Historical overview:
After graduating from UBC Dentistry in 1993, Dr. Lawson purchased a satellite practice in Hope. It was a small 2 operatory practice with just one dentist, CDA and receptionist. In 1996, Dr. Lawson relocated the office to another location in Hope at 100 Fort St. At that time, 2 additional operatories were added. As the practice grew, a dental hygienist and another CDA were added.

In June 2013, Dr. Lawson relocated the practice to the Chilliwack retail area called Eagle Landing and re-branded the practice, now calling it Affinity Oral Care Centre

At Affinity Oral Care Centre, our mission is to provide exceptional dental care in a professional and caring environment. We are committed to clear and individualized treatment plans which respect our patient’s diverse needs.

Dr Ed Lawson

Dr. Ed Lawson – Owner, General Dentist

Dr. Lawson was born and raised in Vancouver, BC.

He received his BSc. in Human Physiology (1989) and DMD (1993) at UBC.

After earning his DMD, he established a dental clinic in Hope, BC and since then has grown and developed the practice into what it is today.

In 2013, he relocated the practice to Chilliwack and re-branded it as “Affinity Oral Care Centre”.

As a passionate and dedicated professional, Dr. Lawson attends numerous continuing education courses each year to keep current with the latest developments and technology.

His practice has always been focused on developing long term, meaningful relationships with patients and co-workers since its inception.

Dr. Lawson resides in Chilliwack. When not at the office, he enjoys reading, travelling and spending time with his wife and four sons.

Rebecca Holmes

Rebecca Holmes – RDH

Rebecca completed her dental hygiene diploma at Regency Dental Hygiene Academy in August 2009. She has been working here as a dental hygienist since April 2010.

Prior to dental hygiene, Rebecca gained knowledge and experience as a certified dental assistant for 3 years in Chilliwack. She strives to provide gentle, thorough care for all her patients and enjoys the variety of people she meets on a daily basis.

In her free time, Rebecca enjoys running, watching movies and the Seattle Seahawks, travelling and spending time with her husband, daughter and friends.

Samantha Raniak

Samantha Raniak – RDH

Sam completed her Dental Hygiene degree at the College of New Caledonia in Prince George in June of 2016 and is starting out her career with us here at Affinity Oral Care Centre.

She strives to provide a positive experience for each of her patients in a safe and professional manner by carrying out quality treatment, considering her patient’s wants and needs, maintaining friendly relationships, and providing gentle, yet thorough care.

In her spare time, Sam likes to travel, settle down with a good book, go camping, and work on creative projects.

Janet Phoenix

Janet Phoenix – Administration

Janet has been working at our office since 2004. Our patients and staff always appreciate her warm attitude and enthusiastic smile.

Janet’s initial experience in the dental field was gained as a dental assistant before settling down to raise her children.

She enjoys many activities in her spare time. Janet is a third degree black belt in the Isshin-ryu style of Karate. She also loves walking her dogs, running, gardening and spending time with her family.

Amber Kafi

Amber Kafi – CDA

Amber is the proud mom of 3 boys and enjoys spending time with them and her husband. When she gets spare time, she loves to read a good book.

After graduating from the Certified Dental Assisting Program at UCFV in June of 1994, Amber started working for Dr. Lawson, and has been her since. She has continued her dental education over the years by obtaining her Orthodontic and Prosthodontic modules, as well as taking courses in Implant Dentistry and Botox Cosmetic.

She is dedicated to making sure that our patients are as comfortable as possible, and have an enjoyable experience.

Naomi Chamberlin

Naomi Chamberlin- CDA

Naomi graduated from the CDA program in 2006 for the University of the Fraser Valley. She began her career with Dr. Lawson in 2007.

Naomi loves spending time with her husband and daughter. In her spare time, she enjoys golfing, camping and boating.

She is an excellent team player and loves to make her patients smile.

Melissa Nichols

Melissa Nichols – CDA

Melissa graduated from Bellingham Technical College in 2005.

She enjoys spending time with her husband, two children and boxer, Molly.

In her spare time, she loves to hike, go camping and cook.