About Us

At Metral Pediatric Dental, Dr. Chen and team are dedicated to providing your children with quality dental care in a positive and reassuring environment. We know that going to the dentist can be scary for kids so we are focused on making them feel comfortable and safe at every single appointment. Our advanced training in the area of pediatric dentistry allows us to offer the best possible treatment options to children of all ages.

About Metral Pediatric

A little bit about us and how it all came to be.

Let us introduce ourselves

Meet Dr. Chen

Dr. Chen is a certified specialist in pediatric dentistry who’s been practicing in Nanaimo since 2015. An energetic kid-at-heart, he takes pride in his work and is thrilled to have found a profession in which he looks forward to coming to work every day. To him, the best part of working with kids is seeing their endless potential and helping guide their growth. “I love their creativity, honesty, and genuine spirits”.

Dr. Chen grew up in Vancouver, BC. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Physics from UBC and received his dental education at the UBC Faculty of Dentistry. Following graduation from UBC in 2011, he decided to explore and pursue further training in the east coast.

Dr Alex Chen - Metral Pediatric Dentist Nanaimo

Dr. Alex Chen
Metral Pediatric Dentist Nanaimo

Education & experience

Some Background

He completed a general practice residency at Montefiore Medical Centre in New York, and a pediatric dentistry residency at Rutgers University in New Jersey where he was the chief resident.

During this time, he received extensive clinical, emergency, and hospital training. His education also included growth and development of children, and treatment of medically and physically compromised patients.

Dr. Chen’s goal is to create a positive dental experience so children can grow into healthy adults without feelings of fear or anxiety when visiting the dentist.


Teeth Examined

2,500+ Happy


Practicing Pediatric Dentistry

since 2013

Volunteering in the community

Giving Back

Dr. Chen loves giving back to the community outside of work. He volunteers at the Vancouver Island University Dental Hygiene Program as a clinical instructor and supervises the children’s dental clinic days. He has also participated in numerous dental missions trips to Brazil and Paraguay.

In his spare time, Dr. Chen enjoys hiking, reading, and spending time with his wife, Katherine, and their son, Aaron.

Our friendly atmosphere

Meet Our Team

Get to know our staff and all the talent, experience and knowledge behind your successful visit. Our staff is dedicated to providing personal and responsive service to you and your family.