Your Vancouver Dentist

Dr. Mersedeh Shahabaldine

shahabaldineDr. Mersedeh Shahabaldine is a general dentist with 25 years of private practice experience. She grew up in Iran, and received her dental degree from Kabul University in 1985. In 1986, she moved to Canada and began taking courses at University of Western Ontario and she qualified in 1990. Dr. Shahabaldine is a member of Canadian Dental Association and British Columbia Dental Association. She believes that ongoing education is paramount to providing excellence in care and regularly studies emerging dental techniques and technologies. Dr. Mersedeh Shahabaldine has been working in Kitsilano, Vancouver for many years and has also worked part time in rural areas of British Colombia.

 

Dr. Anne Widya

anne2Dr. Anne Widya, a University of Toronto graduate, has been practicing dentistry in Vancouver for many years.  She is friendly, caring and gentle.  When she’s not at the office, she can be scene making good use of the city’s bikes lanes as she trundles off to the library to acquire yet another work of popular fiction.  And when she is not reading or gardening, Dr. Widya is usually planning yet another adventure with her family.

 

Dr. F. Iranpour

firDDS – Practice limited to Oral Surgery 1999

Dr. Iranpour obtained her Doctorate of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree from Tehran University in 1978 and then obtained her specialty in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery from Tehran University in 1984.

She later moved to Vancouver, Canada, where she Obtained her Canadian Dental Board certificate in General Dentistry in 1999 and completed GPR Program with Major in Oral Surgery at University of British Columbia in 2001.

Dr. Inranpour has practiced Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery for 15 years in Iran and 10 years of academic experience as an associate professor and researcher in Tehran University, Iran.

Dr. Iranpour has maintained her commitment to continuing education by attending various Oral & Maxillofacial lectures, conference, and clinical programs with special emphasis on Implant dentistry.

Dr. Iranpour enjoys spending time with her family and friends, and enjoys outdoor activities such as walking and skiing.

 

Sanda Opacic

sandaSanda was born and raised in Sarajevo, former Yugoslavia. In September 1994 she immigrated to Canada with her husband and two sons.

“In the new country, with  a foreign language, my Law diploma didn’t mean much. I had to choose a new career. My friend, was in the stage of opening his new dental practice and asked me to help with reception. As I like working with people, I accepted this job offer right away, and never regret it. I have completed Dental Receptionist program at BCIT. Since 1999, I have been working full time as the Office Manager in Dr. Shahabaldine’s Dental Office.

In spare time I like keeping active. My hobbies are travelling, skiing, dancing, yoga and reading.”

 

Phebe Johnston, Certified Dental Assistant

phebe“I have been a CDA for 14 years, with 16 years experience both clinical and reception.  I am an  active member of Certified Dental Assistants of British Columbia and also a volunteer secretary to a local study club (Vancouver Central Certified Dental Assistants Society). You’ll often see me around the office organizing the clinic and sterilization area, offering patient’s headphone to watch their favorite show, blanket and pillows for comfort, watering our orchids or answering patient question over the phone. I enjoy Hot yoga and Zumba  after work and hang out with my 2 boys and husband and dog and kitty on weekends.”

 

Cindy Allan

cindy2Cindy has been with us for more than 25 years.  She is tranquility itself and makes even the most nervous patient feel relaxed.  Her passions are reading and gardening.

 

Ana Bella Baquero

039I am a certified dental assistant . I am working with Dr. Shahabaldine for at least 10 years. I finished my training as a certified dental assistant at Vancouver Community College batch 1997-1998. I have a great experience in this field. I  really enjoy working with patients and help with their needs. My co-workers are amazing and they create this good working environment and no doubt I am still here.

I have two fun loving sons. They are my inspirations, my motivation and make me a positive believer. Of course, I love to cook during my weekends, gardening on summer time and to socialize with friends.

 

Gurpreet Sandhu

gurpreetGurpreet graduated from UBC with her bachelors of science and then went on to complete her dental hygiene diploma at VCDH. She is energetic and enthusiastic about her work and treats her patients with respect, kindness, and gentleness. She enjoys working with patients on an individual basis so that she can better assist them in meeting their dental needs. Her goal is to educate patients on their oral health status and help them achieve a disease free healthy mouth. Gurpreet’s hobbies are swimming and playing soccer.