Dr. James Cadigan


Dr. James Cadigan

Get to know Dr. Cadigan

After completing Dental School at the University of Manitoba in 2009, Dr. Cadigan worked with his father who was a dentist in Winnipeg for a year before he moved to Vancouver and purchased Chatham Dental Centre in 2010 from Dr. Barbara Bradey; a clinic that has been around since the 1980s. On arrival to BC he fostered his professional relationships by becoming a member of the Vancouver & District Dental Society (VDDS), AO Fraternity, and teaching at the UBC faculty of dentistry GP Clinic. He stayed with UBC for 2 years before stepping away to focus on his growing private practice but looks forward to going back when time permits. As a VDDS member he has also been a member of the board of directors since 2013 and as acting president from 2019-2021. He has been active in dental implant study clubs and hones his skill in implant surgery with the BITES Institute Live Surgery Study Club in Burnaby.

“I’m very community-focused, not just in Steveston, but in the dental community at large. I like bringing that small town sensibility to Vancouver. That’s important to me. To connect with other dentists, so we can lend support and advice to each other.” Dr. Cadigan grew up in Winnipeg with both of his parents being dentists.

“I love that everyday it feels like we entertain guests, and we get to visit with them, and as they get older and time moves on, we get to watch them grow as we learn and grow with them.” He believes that fostering these long-lasting relationships really helps his patients become more educated and accountable for their own dental health.

“We have a lot of laughter in our office. We take people wherever they’re at on their journey and acknowledge there’s an emotional side to how they feel about their teeth.”

Dr. Cadigan is particularly passionate about oral surgery, implants and IV sedation, but more than anything he’s passionate about creating a non-judgmental, nurturing, and supportive environment that helps people feel more at ease when they’re at the dentist.

Outside the office, Dr. Cadigan is a player of all racket sports, and spends much of his free time outdoors, be it hiking, camping, snowboarding, or kitesurfing.