Dr. Monica Monty attended medical school and dental school, and graduated in 1989 with a DMD degree in dentistry (The Institute for Medicine and Pharmacy Cluj-Napocca). The research for her graduation thesis focused on adhesive materials and techniques used in the fixed partial restoration of small edentulous spaces.
Dr. Monty moved to Vancouver, British Columbia in 1993 and received her National Board Certification in 1996.
Since 1997 Dr. Monty has enjoyed her part time teaching position at the Faculty of Dentistry, University of British Columbia.
In 1999 Dr. Monica Monty took over the private dental practice of Dr. Jack Hornibrook in the Vancouver Block, a heritage landmark located at Granville and Georgia – the core of downtown Vancouver, and established herself later in the new and beautiful Coal Harbour neighbourhood. The new location of the practice, on the lower level of the award winning Escala building, enjoys the direct access from the Coal Harbour seawall, with its magnificent views and fresh ocean air.
By 2014, giving increasing thought to “the road not taken”, Dr. Monty enthusiastically directed her focus towards a way to work that helps her be closer to nature. British Columbia offers a breathtaking landscape. Being born and raised close to the mountains, finding them on a different continent and in much larger format 360 degrees around, was fortunate.
“I believe in the warm ambiance of a small working place, where people know each other well, work well with each other, feel empowered and have a strong sense of ownership.
I believe that trust is earned.
I believe in integrity.
I believe in constant learning and betterment. I believe that one can genuinely stay focused and in love with one’s work for the entire life, if one does not forget to stay young: if one can keep alive inside a little bit of the innocent curiosity and enthusiasm of a child.”
Dental Society Memberships and Qualifications:
College of Dental Surgeons of British Columbia
Association of Dental Surgeons of British Columbia
Canadian Dental Association
Academy of General Dentistry
Interests and passions outside dentistry:
Art courses at Emily Carr Institute “Early in life my talent in the visual arts earned me an invitation to study full time at the art school. Unfortunately -or fortunately, my parents believed very strongly in science and less in arts. I find my career choice in dentistry a happy marriage betweeen visual arts and science, and today I could not be happier for this tremendous opportunity, a smile at a time, in the art and science of dentistry.”
Languages: English, Spanish, Rumanian, German, Italian
Active life : “I love skiing and skating, I enjoy very much biking or rollerblading. I love to dance. Argentine tango continues to bring me a lot of joy. I also absolutely love my ballet classes, which I attend as time permits.”