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If you’re like most, dentistry is the furthest thing from exciting. You’ll certainly have an interest in maintaining the health of your teeth and preserving a pearly white smile, but that’s probably about the extent of it. Here at Olympic Village Dental, however, Dr. Mehrdad Ezzati and his team are passionate about dentistry and excited to offer the entire spectrum of dental health services – including the most advanced cosmetic and restorative dental procedures – to patients at our new Olympic Village Dental Office located in Vancouver’s newest vibrant community just across False Creek.
Dr. Mehrdad Ezzati, General Dentist, began practicing dentistry in 1997 at Atlantis Dental in Vancouver’s Yaletown. The slogan at Atlantis was “tomorrow’s dentistry, today”, and 20 years later that tomorrow is very much here. Dr. Ezzati is eager to make all of the impressive advancements in dental technology available to his patients as needed.
Dr. Ezzati also lives in Olympic Village and is proud to count many of his neighbours as patients.
His aim is to establish Olympic Village Dental as Vancouver’s premiere high-tech dental office, where technology is paired with expertise and a genuinely caring approach for each individual.
This aim is a smart one, as increasing numbers of young professionals now reside in Olympic Village and nearby neighbourhoods. These individuals value their time very much and trust technology more so than older generations. Olympic Village Dental has designed their practice with this in mind and intends to put themselves at the forefront for this type of clientele. “These younger men and women want to get in, get the work done, and resume their daily lives” says Dr. Ezzati, “and our technology and expertise allow us to provide that for them.”
Last but not least, every patient can expect open, direct, and honest communication from Dr. Ezzati and his staff regarding prognosis, expectations, time requirements and costs. He practices as if every patient is a family member, taking their best interests to heart on a personal level. That’s the mark of a good dentist in Vancouver or anywhere else for that matter, and it’s a big part of the exceptional service and dentistry excellence you’ll enjoy at Olympic Village Dental.
Dr. Cornel Gabor, General Dentist, graduated from McGill Dental School in 2010. He then moved to Vancouver to complete a one year General Practice Residency at UBC, where he further trained in sedation, surgery, and provided care to underprivileged communities in BC and abroad.
Dr. Gabor strives for high-quality work and is always trying to improve himself by staying current with new techniques and technologies. He attends numerous continuing education courses and is an active member of the Canadian Association of Restorative Dentistry and Prosthodontics (CARDP). He is also dedicated to teaching dental students, which he has done at McGill for the past 4 years.
Dr. Gabor is excited to be joining the excellent team at Olympic Village Dental and is happy to be practicing in the community in which he lives. “Surrounding myself in a dental office with like-minded people with similar goals and qualities is the way to provide patients with the highest standard of care and an overall heightened patient experience.”
When he is not at the office, Dr. Gabor enjoys playing tennis, going to the gym, and snowboarding. He also enjoys travelling as he is always looking for a new part of the world to explore.
Dr. Nazemi was born in Tehran, Iran, and moved to Vancouver at the age of 9. He attended Simon Fraser University for an undergraduate degree in Chemistry before completing his Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry at UBC. After graduation, Dr. Nazemi worked in Northern Alberta to gain experience and challenge himself with his new profession. Dr. Nazemi enjoys working out, family time, and learning new skills. He has a passion for a healthy lifestyle and embraces that as much as he can while not in the office. Since living in Alberta he has indulged in such hobbies as quad mudding and ice fishing! He’s also put much time into home renovations and carpentry. If he’s not in the dental office or at the gym, he enjoys spending quality time with his two young nephews!
Dr. Nazemi is determined to improve his skill set by learning every day. Continuing education in areas such as surgery and sedation practices has allowed him to become versed in more complex procedures. He feels the best patient experience comes with knowing exactly what the patient wants, and striving to meet that goal. “Helping people has always been of importance to me. The reason I sought out becoming a doctor was to do so. But becoming a dentist allowed me the skill set to enrich people’s lives. There’s nothing better than knowing you made someone’s life that much happier”.
Mary Anne completed her second year of Bachelor of Science in Engineering in the Philippines before she moved to BC in 2001. She graduated and gained her Medical Assisting diploma with honours from CDI College and has over 16 years of patient-related service experience.
She is committed to overseeing the office operations and to making our patients and their families experience in our office a positive one! She works closely with the dentists to present you with the most suitable treatment plan options and financial accommodations.
Outside of dentistry, she loves painting, singing and road trips with her husband. She’s most proud of her two sons and loves her adorable cat and Shih Tzus named Raine, Milo and Tinkerbell.
Lisa ignited her interest in dentistry by volunteering at a Toronto dental office in high school. It was then that she decided this was the career path for her. She completed her CDA II in 2008 and continued to explore the positions that make a dental office run smoothly. Lisa’s professional experience began as a dental assistant, moving towards administration and eventually management. She has a great amount of experience in both the clinical and administrative aspects of the dental office. Many years of being in the dental profession guarantee a safe and enjoyable service delivered with the utmost care. Lisa is grateful to join Olympic Village Dental.
Lisa loves to travel and experience all the cultures and lifestyles of the world. New to British Columbia, she can’t wait to start hiking, snowboarding and surfing.
Deborah was born and raised on Vancouver Island but now calls the lower mainland her home. With over 8 years of dental experience and many in customer service, she will assuage any dental concerns you may have with her friendly & knowledgeable demeanour.
In her free time, she enjoys the outdoors and can be found playing disc golf, riding her bike or relaxing with her cat Lexi.
Dulce is originally from Barcelona, Spain. She speaks Spanish which allows her to assist patients that only speak Spanish. Dulce is an avid boxer, rock climber and loves the outdoors. She is passionate about leading a healthy life and this allows her to bring positive energy to her work every day. She feels very blessed to be part of this office and team. “The team I work with has been nothing but kind and extremely knowledgeable. We work very well as a team and very competent as individuals”.
Michelle grew up in a small town in the Philippines and now makes her home in Olympic Village. Outside of work her interests include working out, riding her bicycle, walking and cooking. As a chairside assistant, she assists our doctors and provides excellent dental care for our patients.
Diana completed her Bachelor of Arts in Applied Linguistics in Russia before she moved to British Columbia and received her CDA certification from VCC. She enjoys creating a welcoming environment, helps every patient to feel comfortable, and ensure that their needs are met. Outside of work you may find her running along the False Creek Seawall. She also likes to spend time outdoors by exploring B.C. and the world.
Samantha graduated from the UBC Dental Hygiene program in 2016 with a degree in dental sciences and brings her passion for providing complete oral healthcare to each and every patient. Samantha is a strong believer in life-long education and is constantly pursuing opportunities to enhance her knowledge base and further refine her techniques. With a focus on patient care and professionalism, Samantha is always striving to ensure that all patients leave Olympic Village Dental not only happy and healthy but armed with the knowledge needed to maintain and improve their oral health. When not in the office Samantha enjoys spending time with family and friends, staying active, and finding new adventures around the world.
Terri was born and raised on the east coast of Canada. She graduated from John Abbott College with an Academic Achievement Award, in the summer of 2019. She is fluent in both French and Chinese (Cantonese and Mandarin) which allows her to connect with non-English speaking patients more effectively and to help provide a relaxing and more comfortable experience. Terri enjoys learning new knowledge about dental health to provide the best care to her patients. Outside of the dental field, she enjoys learning new cooking recipes and staying active.
Ashlynn grew up in Kamloops, BC. From there, she started her Bachelor of Science at Thompson Rivers University. When Ashlynn was accepted into the dental hygiene program at VCC, she moved down to Vancouver for school and graduated in 2019. Ashlynn is passionate about helping others feel comfortable in the dental setting and volunteering in the community. She is continuously updating her knowledge through online courses to help provide the best care to her patients. Outside of work, Ashlynn enjoys the diverse outdoor activities the Lower Mainland has to offer; the closeness of this area to Kamloops, allowing her ample opportunity to see her loving family often; and the friends she explores the Lower Mainland with.
Olympic Village Dental is proudly owned by Dr. Mehrdad Ezzati and Dr. Amin Shivji.
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