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Dr. Omid Shafiey earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Tabriz and his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from the University of British Columbia. He is interested in all aspects of dentistry, in particular as to how dentistry can affect a patient’s comfort and experience.
Dr. Shafiey has continuous education training in root canal treatments, cosmetic dentistry and dental implants. He studied Implant Dentistry at the Ickert Implant Centre and continues to devote many hours to improving his knowledge of techniques and technologies in dentistry.
Dr. Shafiey enjoys spending time with his family, capturing special moments through photography, and skiing, soccer and swimming.
Dr. Shafiey is a Gold Invisalign® Provider.
Dr. Kathem Talebian, DDS, graduated from the University of Baghdad with honours. Shortly after, he completed a four-year post-doctorate oral surgery training program and received the FDSRCS Diploma. Dr. Talebian is American, and Canadian National Dental Board certified.
During his 40+ years of practice, he was in the periodontal surgery study club. He also, participated in Endodontist, orthodontics, occlusion, and implant dentistry study clubs to master the skills of interdisciplinary dentistry. For years he mentored Comprehensive Dentistry study club. Dr. Talebian will also be mentoring Oral and Periodontal Surgery for General Dentists study clubs, at the C.E. Center.
Dr. Talebian is married with a family of four. He speaks Arabic, Farsi, and English. Dr. Talebian’s hobbies include drawings and oil paintings. He is a provincial BC soccer referee and a participant of the Vancouver marathon and triathlon.
Dr. Omid Kia has been practising dentistry since graduating in 1999 from Shahed University in Tehran, Iran. In 2013, he moved to Vancouver and became licensed to practice dentistry from the National Dental Examination Board of Canada. With more than 18 years of experience, Dr. Kia is committed to providing the care necessary for his patients. He continues to dedicate his time to professional development and improving his knowledge of dental practices and technology. Dr. Kia has completed several postdoctoral courses in dental implants, endodontics, and laser dentistry. Dr. Kia enjoys spending time with his wife and their little girl, Nikki. He also has a deep passion for reading literature and writing.
Dr. Sarabjit Kaur’s professional career started with completing her dental education and training in 2007. Her academic career has been highlighted with numerous awards and distinctions. After working for several years in India she moved to Canada and is now a registered member of the College of Dental Surgeons of BC & Canadian Dental Association.
Dr. Kaur believes in providing gentle and stress-free dental care for all members of the family. Her practice philosophy is to provide the necessary treatment for her patients in a comprehensive, conservative, and comfortable manner. She is dedicated to providing care, and works closely with patients to provide a treatment for each and every patient’s individual needs. She prides herself on being a lifetime learner and enjoys attending courses, study clubs and seminars to keep her knowledge current.
When not in scrubs, she enjoys spending quality time with her family, working out, watching movies and exploring the lower mainland.
Dr. Nasir is dedicated and passionate about dentistry, and about providing gentle care. He has been practicing dentistry since 2002 when he graduated from Guilan University’s Dental program, he practiced dentistry for two years and then started his 3 years postgraduate degree in Prosthodontics. He earned his certificate of National Dental Examination Board of Canada in 2013. He also completed various advanced level of implant dentistry (ICOI Fellowship) and served as Assistant Professor at Azad Dental University of Tehran. Dr. Nasir provides general dentistry services in Cosmetic, Prosthetic (crowns and partial or complete dentures), Dental Implants, Endodontic, and Oral Surgery. His continuing education focus is always to work on the delivery of dental care for his patients. Away from dentistry, Dr. Nasir likes to spend time with his family and enjoys exercising and snowboarding
Navneet Pannu has been with Guildford Town Centre Dental since November 2019. She graduated from Vancouver College of Dental Hygiene Inc. in September 2019 and has been working ever since. She prides herself in providing patient-centred treatment and educating patients on oral health.
Nav wants to make sure you have a comfortable and relaxing experience at the dental office. Outside of work, Nav has completed her Bachelors in Health Science from Thompson Rivers University in April 2021 while working towards her goal of becoming an instructor one day.
In Nav’s free time, she loves to watch movies with friends or family or catch up on a new podcast. Nav looks forward to meeting you and your family at Guildford Town Centre Dental!
Melorie has been with Guildford Town Centre Dental since March 2015. She is thrilled to be part of a team that strives for care with each individual patient. She brings a very outgoing personality to appointments and loves getting to know you! She treats all patients based on their individual needs and feels that it is important to establish a rapport, giving you the confidence you need for us to work together to better your dental health.
Melorie graduated from the Canadian Academy of Dental Hygiene in July 2014.
When she is not at Guildford Town Centre Dental you can catch her at the gym, doing yoga or hiking our beautiful mountains. She loves to catch up on a great book or spend time learning new things. Melorie looks forward to meeting you and your family at your next appointment together!
Sharon graduated from the Dental Hygiene program at Vancouver Community College in 2019. Prior to becoming a Dental Hygienist, she worked for five years as a Dental Assistant. Her hobbies include travelling, trying new restaurants and spending time with friends and family.
We want you to know that we are open and observing Covid-19 safety protocols. Patient health and safety is our #1 priority, and we use personal protective equipment for all our staff to serve you in a safe and healthy environment.
If you have missed or had to cancel your dental hygiene appointment or had to delay any treatment plans due to COVID-19, now is a good time to book your next appointment.
Please call or email us if you require an appointment.
The Guildford Town Centre Dental Team