Meet Our Dentists
Dr. Gary Tao, D.M.D

Dr. Gary Tao graduated in 1988 from West China University School of Dentistry where he stayed as an alumnus to teach as a clinical instructor at the dental hospital. In 1997, he and his family moved to Vancouver where he earned his DMD from the University of British Columbia. Dr. Tao has over 32 years of clinical experience, with 20 years of practice in Vancouver. He continues to serve with passion and keeps up to date through continuing education studies, seminars, and conferences.

Dr. Cecilia Loewen, BMLSc., D.M.D

Dr. Cecilia Loewen loves working with kids and is passionate about volunteering locally and abroad. She grew up in Vancouver and was inspired by her father's work as a dentist to do the same.

As a graduate of the University of British Columbia Doctor of Dental Medicine Program, Dr. Loewen has earned recognition for her community service, leadership, and achievements in clinical performance including the Academy of General Dentistry British Columbia Chapter Prize and the Vancouver Dental Education Centre Study Group Award.

Dr. Loewen and her husband have two daughters and a sheltie puppy. When she's not with patients, she enjoys skiing, photography, collecting coins from her travels, and watching Modern Family. 

Newly renovated operatories
Newly renovated operatories
Richmond Health Sciences Center
Dr. Tao with patient
Our Practice


Our team at Sunshine Dental is committed to providing reliable, quality oral care. We welcome both old and new patients and hope to share the smiles at Sunshine Dental with all who visit.


Latest Clinic News:

Happy Holidays!  

December 2020

Our clinic will be closed December 24-25 but please call or email if we can be of any assistance. We hope you all have a safe and merry Christmas!

Gradual Re-Opening!  

May 2020

Our practice values the health and safety of our patients and staff as our top priority. Please click here for a few of the steps we are taking to ensure the well-being of all our staff and patients.

Littlest New Patient

March 2019

Dr. Loewen and her husband have just welcomed a healthy baby girl and will be on maternity leave until the summer.

Welcoming Dr. Loewen!  

July 2018

We are pleased to welcome Dr. Cecilia Loewen to the team. She will be here to take new patients on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Exciting renovations!  

October 2017

Our office has newly installed cabinets and chairs! We're so pleased with the results and have included some photos in the gallery below.

Social Media 

August 2017


Please check out our new Facebook and Instagram accounts! Links are at the bottom of the page.

The website is up!

June 2016


Thank you for visiting our website! We hope it has been easy to navigate and please let us know if you have any suggestions- drop us a line under the Contact tab!



The Clinic Is Open!

May 2016


We are so glad to have opened our new clinic here in Richmond, BC!



Sunshine Dental Clinic

470-6091 Gilbert Road

Richmond, BC  V7C 5L9

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