The perfect team — dedicated, passionate, caring!
Dr. Claire Wang
Dr. Claire Wang was born in Taiwan and moved to Vancouver at the age of 14. After completing her Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry Honours at University of British Columbia, she pursued dentistry at University of Western Ontario, and graduated with Dean’s Honours.
Dr. Wang provides full service family dentistry for patients of all ages. She has a warm, caring and gentle personality which puts children and anxious patients at ease. She understands the importance of open communication and is always driven to deliver the highest quality of care.
Dr. Wang keeps up her skills by spending countless hours in continuous education. She has obtained Associate Fellowship at World Clinical Laser Institute, and she is certified in conscious sedation and is a Preferred Provider of Invisalign. Dr. Wang is also a part time clinical instructor at the UBC Faculty of Dentistry.
Besides English, Dr. Wang also speaks Mandarin. When she is not busy with dentistry, Dr. Wang loves spending time with family and friends. She also enjoys trying different cuisines and traveling with her husband.
Dr. Joyce Chan
Dr. Joyce Chan was born in Hong Kong and immigrated to Canada with her family in 1991. After graduation from UBC with Dean's Honour List in her Bachelor's degree in Microbiology and Immunology, Dr. Chan decided to continue her education at UBC by pursuing a degree in the Doctor of Dental Medicine.
A firm believer in giving back, Dr. Chan has a long history of volunteer work with the senior community. Her fun sense of humour yet gentle personality put patients of all ages at ease.
In her free time, Dr. Chan enjoys spending quality time with friends and family. An avid reader, her two favourite genres are historical fiction and medical non-fiction. Her playful pug, Sophie, keeps her entertained for hours at a time!
Dr. Ivan Kahn
Dr Kahn qualified in 1987 from the Witwatersrand University of South Africa . Through his practice and educational activities, he has gained a comprehensive knowledge of all aspects of dentistry. He has a keen interest in all aspects of dentistry, particularly in cosmetic dentistry and facial aesthetics because it can change lives.
He is always committed to develop his skills further and has done numerous continued education training courses to keep his knowledge and skills up to date. Ivan has completed and gained a certificate in Restorative dentistry from CCADS (California Centre for Advanced Dental Studies). He has also been trained for cosmetic dentistry and smile design by some of the top consultants in California. He has completed a laser certification course In California with the World Clinical laser institute as well as Comprehensive Botox training program with Empire MEDICAL In New York .
Dr. Kahn is an active member of the American academy of dental sleep medicine and has extensive knowledge regarding dental solutions for snoring and sleep apnea.
Dr. Mike Zhong
Dr. Zhong is an experienced and caring dentist who, upon graduation from dental school in 1985, completed a 5 year program in oral maxillofacial surgery at the West China University of Medical Sciences. He has performed a variety of surgeries, including cleft lip, cleft palate repair, oral, facial and neck tumour removal, and wisdom teeth extractions.
In 1994, Dr Zhong completed an anaesthesia fellowship at Oregon Health Sciences University, and subsequently moved to Canada. He has been practising as a general and family dentist in the Lower Mainland and Vancouver Island area for the last 12 years.
In his work, he focuses on oral surgery, including full mouth and wisdom teeth extractions. He has a special interest in root canal therapy and root canal re-treatment. Dr. Zhong has been a member of Fraser Valley Dental Society for several years and regularly attends continuing education courses to stay on top of the current knowledge.
Lynn, Office Manager & Receptionist
Lynn has been part of the Just Smiles dental team for four years as the Office Manager and Senior Receptionist. Lynn is proud to be part of a team whose vision is to provide patients with outstanding care and customer service. She is the first friendly face patients will see when walking in Just Smiles!
Outside of the office she enjoys spending time with her husband, Francis and two children, Tyson & Camryn and reading.
Trish, Registered Dental Hygienist
Trish started in the dental field as a dental assistant over 15 years ago and graduated with a diploma from Vancouver College of Dental Hygiene as a Registered Dental Hygienist in 2013. She joined Just Smiles soon after and has since played an integral part in achieving optimal patient care in the oral hygiene department.
Outside of the office, Trish has many hobbies including horseback riding, swimming, fishing, and creating decorative cookies.
Nav, Registered Dental Hygienist
Nav has been in the field of dentistry for over 15 years. She graduated with a diploma from the Dental Hygiene Program in 2005. Prior to becoming a hygienist, she practiced as a Certified Dental Assistant.
Nav enjoys working with the team at Just Smiles Dental and works hard to provide the best oral hygiene care to her patients. She loves interacting and building a rapport with her patients and takes pride in making their experience at the dental office a good one.
Outside of dentistry, Nav is a proud mother to 2 beautiful children, Summer & Cyrus. She and her husband enjoy travelling and cheering on the Edmonton Oilers as a family.
Charlene, Certified Dental Assistant
Charlene started as a Certified Dental Assistant at Just Smiles in 2011. She brought with her, 22 years of experience in dental field. Charlene completed her Dental Assisting training at the Vancouver Community College. Her caring and friendly personality is a perfect fit at Just Smiles.
Outside of the office, Charlene has completed her grade 10 royal conservatory of music. In her spare time, she enjoys teaching piano and spending time with her family and friends.
Mariam, Certified Dental Assistant
Mariam was born in Afghanistan and moved to Canada in 2009. She completed her dental assisting training at Douglas college. Mariam was majoring physiology before moving to Canada at Kabul University. She realized she enjoyed helping those around her; this led to her career choice in healthcare when she moved to Canada.
During her free time, Mariam enjoys fitness and outdoor activities such as running, swimming and playing soccer. She also enjoys spending time with her family, which includes fourteen nieces and nephews. Mariam is fluent in Persian and English. She looks forward with her amazing team to help patients achieve their Smile goals.
Heather, Certified Dental Assistant
Heather joined Just Smiles Dental in 2012, bringing with her over 27 years of experience in the dental field. She is certified in assisting with Invisalign Orthodontic treatment and the Zoom! Whitening System.
As a dental assistant, Heather helps our dentists, hygienists, and front office team provide quality, efficient care. She is driven by a desire to provide our patients with excellent care and important information about their oral health.
In her spare time, Heather enjoys travelling and spending time with her husband and 4 children.
Alan, Marketing and IT
Alan joined Just Smiles Dental in 2015. He graduated from UBC and has a master degree in Electrical Engineering. He has worked in the semiconductor field for 11 years, and held several roles including IC design and strategic product marketing.
Alan enjoys being part of the team, where he directs marketing campaigns and manages the online presence of Just Smiles. In his spare time, he enjoys playing sports and travelling with his wife.
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