At Coast Dental Centre, we like to think of ourselves as a small team that offers boundless, world-class dental services. Every member of our team has a variety of specializations and unique expertise, that when combined makes us a formidable organization of oral health professionals.
Meet Our Dentists:
Dr. Ron Brar
Dr. Ron Brar graduated with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery in 1983. He then went on to pursue specialty training in prosthodontics at the University of Illinois in Chicago, graduating in 1987. Dr. Brar taught at the University of Manitoba, Faculty of Dentistry until 1989. He moved to BC in 1990 and has practiced in Maple Ridge at Coast Dental Centre ever since. Dr. Brar recently celebrated his 20 years of service. He has thousands of hours committed to continued education, and is an active member of various study clubs. Although his area of expertise is in restorative dentistry (fillings and crowns), he also has advanced training in dentures, implants, root canals and oral surgery.
Dr. Shirin Bijlani
Dr. Shirin Bijlani graduated with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) from Manipal College of Dental Sciences in India. She went on to pursue her DDS Honours cum laude and a minor in periodontics from the State University of New York in Buffalo. Dr. Bijlani is committed to improving her skills and expanding her knowledge in the field of dentistry by participating in continuing education courses. She strives to provide a comfortable and friendly environment for her patients and ensures the best quality of dental care.
Dr. Rashi Chaturvedi
Dr. Rashi Chaturvedi is a board-certified specialist in Periodontics and a Fellow of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada. She received her dental degree and a Master’s in Periodontology from India and worked full time as a faculty in the Department of Periodontics in a dental hospital and teaching institution for 8 years before moving to Canada. She further pursued a 3 yrs. Masters in Craniofacial Sciences and Diploma in Periodontics from the University of British Columbia. During her residency, she was the recipient of the prestigious ‘Nobel Bio-care Achievement award in Osseointegration’ for clinical excellence. She ranked in the top 4% of the North American Residents in the American Academy of Periodontology in-service examination in the years 2016 and 2017. She was the winner of the poster competition in the clinical research category on UBC Dentistry Research day in 2018. Her training and experience endow her with skills to provide comprehensive periodontal care, dental implants and oral/intravenous sedation. Her keen interest in research has led to several contributions to peer-reviewed journals. She is also fulfilling her passion to teach as a Clinical Assistant Professor at UBC Dental School. In her leisure time, she enjoys cooking, reading and travelling with her husband and son.
Dr. Shweta Bansal
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Meet Our Dental Assistants:
Judy – CDA
Judy is an expert Certified Dental Assistant with over 30 years of experience. She has been working full-time at Coast Dental Centre for over 12 years. Her enthusiasm, zest for life, and level of care towards her patients on a day to day basis are appreciated by everyone. Judy has 3 grown-up kids.
Pryia - CDA
Pryia is a Certified Dental Assistant with over 5 years of experience. She is a trained Dentist from India and therefore has an edge on her level of expertise and her passion for the job.
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Jackie – Office Manager
Jackie is the office manager and has worked at our office for 20 years. Jackie is a dedicated and very compassionate person. She has a great interest in watching sports, especially the Canucks and the White Caps. Jackie has three adult kids.
Rebecca Joy Smith
Rebecca is our dental receptionist whose main job is calling patients to remind them of their appointments. She has been with us for over 20 years and her dedication and commitment speaks for itself.
Deanne is a dental receptionist and she is a welcomed new addition to our office.