About Us – Oral Health Centre in Caulfeild
The fact that it’s not difficult to find a good dentist in West Vancouver is definitely a plus, but finding one that’s always willing to go the extra distance to make sure your teeth stay in tip-top shape is a little less commonplace. Genuine caring is something that comes from the very core of a healthcare professional, and it’s a fundamental part of our approach. We are able to treat every patient as an individual – with great results!
We’ve been at our current West Vancouver location for nearly 25 years now, and have become a fixture in the community. Our long-time patients include parents who originally came to us with their parents, and now bring their own children to the clinic. It’s nice to develop this type of long-term relationship with folks from the community, and we certainly enjoy bringing new individuals, couples, and families into the mix as new clients too.
Taking good care of your teeth involves more than simply brushing them twice a day and avoiding sugary drinks. One of the things we take to heart is the need to empower patients with the knowledge of the importance of a good dental hygiene routine. We want our patients to understand that it’s something they need to practice regularly while they’re away from the clinic, to have sound, healthy teeth as they age – and the nice smiles that come along with them!
Dr. Chris Zed
Dr. Christopher Zed is a lifelong practitioner of dental healthcare, totaling more than 25 years of experience within the field. His range of experience spans from chief of dentistry at the Vancouver General Hospital, to a professorship at the University of British Columbia, and even to a brief role as the Olympic Chief of Dentistry during the 2010 Vancouver Olympics.
His work in the field has been underpinned by his own personal research and writing, which has largely focused on topics such as oral cancer and community dentistry. Today his primary work is as practicing dentist. He believes in patient centered care which strives for thoughtful and compassionate behavior.
Outside of his work he is an avid outdoorsman who enjoys hiking, fishing, and other active hobbies.
Dr. Stephen Geoghegan
Dr. Stephen Geoghegan believes in patient-centred dentistry. He treats each patient as an individual with their own specific needs and desires when considering their treatment goals. He strives to explain possible options to help his patients realize the best treatment to optimize their dental health.
Dr. Geoghegan attended McGill University, where he received the Governor General’s Medal for outstanding achievement in science. He went on to study at the McGill dental school and was awarded the gold medal for highest class standing upon graduation. After graduating, he did a year of advanced training at the Royal Victoria Hospital in Montreal.
With the practice of dentistry changing more rapidly in recent years, Dr. Geoghegan stays current by attending courses and conferences and participating in dental study groups. He enjoys doing aesthetic and restorative procedures. In his years of practice, he has placed a multitude of aesthetic crowns, veneers and implant crowns.
Away from the office, Dr. Geoghegan likes to hike, bike, ski and play hockey. He also should not forget to mention that he loves travelling with his wife, Fiona.
Dr. Negar Samadyan
Dr. Negar Samadyan is passionate about providing exceptional comprehensive and preventive care and strives for minimally invasive dentistry. Her number one priority is providing a comfortable environment so that patients can have stress-free visits. Dr. Samadyan believes in treating everyone like family and loves to see all her patients smiling.
Dr Samadyan is a graduate of the University of British Columbia Faculty of Dentistry, where she pursued both her Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Dental Medicine degrees. She participates in many dental workshops and conferences to remain informed of advancements in the dental industry. When Dr. Samadyan is not practicing her craft, she enjoys snowboarding, tennis, travelling, and being surrounded by her friends and family.
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Caulfeild Dental Centre is proudly owned by Dr. Amin Shivji and Dr. Chris Zed.