Born and raised on Vancouver Island, Dr. Neel Minhas attended high school at John Barsby Secondary School in Nanaimo, BC. After graduating, he attended Vancouver Island University where he obtained a Bachelor of Science in Biology. It was while attending VIU that Neel became interested in dentistry after shadowing local dentists in the area. After finishing his undergraduate studies, Neel moved to the United States in Detroit, Michigan where he attended dental school at the University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry. During his years in Michigan, Dr. Minhas provided dental services to impoverished communities in Detroit as well as throughout the state of Michigan.
After graduating dental school and successfully completing his American and Canadian clinical boards, Dr. Minhas longed to return back home on Vancouver Island and is settled in beautiful Nanaimo where he grew up. He is currently a member of the Canadian Dental Association, American Dental Association, and British Columbia Dental Association. He is actively involved in continuing his knowledge and skillsets through various continuing education courses to provide up-to-date quality care to his patients in a relaxing and friendly atmosphere.
Outside of work, Dr. Minhas enjoys spending time with family, and working out at the gym. He also enjoys travelling and just came back from an exciting and rewarding dental mission trip in Guatemala where he provided dental services in a rural community with limited access to dental care. Dr. Minhas is excited to be back home on Vancouver Island and is looking forward to being your dentist and being part of the amazing team at Orca Dental!"