About Our Dental Clinic
Your comfort is our first concern and your smile is our main concern! We are committed to giving you pain-free, comfortable dental care and offer you ultramodern services such as Cosmetic Dentistry smile makeovers, Sedation dentistry for nervous patients and extended appointments.
At North Shore Dental Group, we offer you individual TV and headphones in each chair, which are popular with all of our patients, and help people who don’t usually enjoy going to the dentist.
Dr. Hossein Sarrafan
Dr. Hossein Sarrafan, General Dentist, was born in Iran, where he went to school and also received his Dental Degree with Honors in 1994. He owned a private practice and taught at the University as a Clinical Instructor for several years before he and his family moved to Canada, which he now calls home. A true North Vancouver dentist, Dr. Sarrafan has been residing in North Vancouver for the past several years and offers his services to the residents of North Shore as well as surrounding areas.
Dr. Sarrafan graduated from UBC in 2007 and has over 16 years of experience in all aspects of Dentistry, with a special interest in Cosmetic Dentistry, Endodontics and Oral Surgery. Dr. Sarrafan is also a member of DOCS (Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation).
North Shore Dental was designed specifically on a boutique practice concept to allow Dr. Sarrafan to get to know his patients personally and give them individualized care.
Through continuing education and state of the art equipment, Dr. Sarrafan and his staff are able to offer you and your family the high level of care that you are looking for and deserve to have. We look forward to welcoming you to our practice and assure of our ongoing commitment to your dental health.
- American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
- College of Dental Surgeons of B.C.
- Canadian Dental Association
- Invisalign member
- British Columbia Dental Association (BCDA)
- Member of Conscious Sedation
- Clinical Instructor, UBC Faculty of Dentistry
Not only is Dr. Sarrafan a member of the College of Dental Surgeons of B.C., he has also completed the advanced courses in Porcelain Restoration and Veneers, Advance Rotary Endodontics, Dental Implants,Invisalign, Esthetic Dentistry, Cosmetic Dentistry, Conscious Sedation Dentistry and Laser Dentistry Level I & II.
Dr. Tony Gill
Dr. Tony Gill, General Dentist, has done much to assist in educating the public about dentistry, from being a featured guest on numerous radio and television talk shows to creating and hosting The Dental Show, a radio call-in program in Vancouver. He has been and continues to be an adviser, clinical tester and consultant for selected dental laboratories and dental materials companies. He is a technical adviser for dental office software.
Dr. Gill has been performing difficult cosmetic and surgical cases since 1996, combining his expertise in orthodontics, restorative & cosmetic dentistry and implantology to create natural smiles. Dr. Gill has worked with 11 different Vancouver and Lower Mainland dental offices last year, performing extractions as well as placing implants, bone grafting and assisting dentists in learning about new implant and restoration techniques.
Dr. Gill has been working with implants since 1993 and has taken many lectures and hands-on courses on implants, surgery and bone grafting, travelling to the US and to Germany to study with Dr. Paul Weigl at the University of Frankfurt School of Dentistry.
Dr. Fred Doujak
Dr. Fred Doujak, General Dentist, joined the North Shore Dental Group in 2013. After he completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Victoria, he went on to teach a graduate course in neurobiology at Stanford University and was invited to Australia where he obtained a PhD in Neurophysiology at the Australian National University. Dr Doujak then obtained his Doctor of Dental Medicine at the University of British Columbia. Dr. Doujak has extensive experience in all aspects of dentistry having practiced in private practice in West Vancouver for over 14 years.
Dr Doujak is certified by the BC College of Dental Surgeons and is an active member of the Canadian Dental Association and the BC Dental Association. Dr. Doujak is active in continuing dental education in order to keep current in new advances in dentistry. Dr Doujak likes to actively involve patients in their oral health and educate patients about their treatment options to enable them to make informed decisions. Dr Doujak enjoys bringing smiles to patients and providing dental care in a caring manner.
Dr Doujak took a sojourn to sail, travel and provide charitable dentistry in South America. He resides in North Vancouver with his wife and enjoys sailing, music, the arts and nature.
Dr. Doujak has written several publications and is well respected for his contributions. Here are a few examples:
- Can a Shore crab see a star? Scientific publication on absolute visual sensitivity.
- “Electrophysiological measurement of photoreceptor membrane dichroism and polarization sensitivity in a Grapsid crab,” Dr. Doujak’s scientific discovery of the physiological basis of polarized sensitivity which had previously been an elusive mystery.
- The local spatial WTA-competition is established with a non-linear diffusion paradigm (The book “Biologically Inspired Computer Vision: Fundamentals and Applications” references Dr. Doujak’s paper on absolute visual sensitivity).
- “The molecular basis of mechanisms underlying polarization vision,” by Dr Fred Doujak.
North Shore Dental Group is proudly owned by Dr. Hossein Sarrafan and Dr. Amin Shivji.
In 2010 I graduated from CNC’s CDA program in Prince George, BC. After graduation, I moved back to the Lower Mainland for work and have been working for North Shore Dental Group since October 2011. One of my favorite things to see is how patients, who were once nervous and scared, come in now and all fear has gone. It makes me happy to give patients the best experience possible.
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Aiza was born and raised in Winnipeg, MB and moved to Vancouver in 2009. She is a Certified Dental Assistant and is also experienced in dealing with insurance, treatment coordinating, and making all patients feel welcome in the office. She strives to make each patient’s visit a positive one.In her spare time, she loves to spend time with her family, go on camping trips, and relax by the beach.
Allison was practicing as a Certified Dental Assistant in Winnipeg, Manitoba for 4 years before going back to school for Dental Hygiene. She came to realize she had a real passion for the dental field and wanted to further her education. After graduating from the Canadian Academy of Dental Hygiene in Ontario, she moved back to her hometown, Vancouver to be closer to her family. She understands the importance of client care and strives to provide the most comfortable experience for her patients.
North Shore Dental Group’s cutting-edge team believes that innovations in dentistry and dental technology have transformed dentists into smile partners, helping patients achieve their best oral health care possible and overcome any issues with their smile.
Creating up to 80% less radiation than traditional X-rays, digital X-rays are less harmful to you and the environment, and provide clear, digital imaging of your teeth and gums.
VELscope Oral Cancer Screening System
Invented right here in British Columbia, the VELscope oral cancer screening system uses a simple, painless light to highlight any potentially cancerous growth on your gums and tongue that may not be visible to the naked eye.
It’s now possible to see your smile as your dental professional sees your smile. The intraoral camera shows how your oral health care truly impacts the health of your teeth, gums and tongue, in vivid photographs.
We truly appreciate all of the kind words we’ve received from patients over the years, however we are unfortunately no longer permitted to display testimonials we’ve received on our website, due to regulatory changes from the College of Dental Surgeons of British Columbia. Instead, we are now displaying reviews left by patients at third-party review sites.
Chipped a huge chunk off a molar yesterday and was desperate to get it filled before the New Years Eve weekend. Haven't seen a dentist in ages. Dr. Sarrafan's staff fit me in within 24 hours. And for the first time, a dental assistant explained every single thing that was happening before doing it. It completely put me at ease. Dr. Sarrafan showed me my x-rays, showed me options, gave me pricing--the works. I told him to go for it and he took less than 30 minutes to restore my tooth while I watched "Bridesmaids" on the TV screen hanging conveniently above me while he worked painlessly on my mouth. And I don't have coverage so I was grateful for the very reasonable bill. Going back to get more work done in January now that I've found my dentist.
The staff at this dental office is absolutely amazing. From Aiza at the front, to Dr. Sarrafan in the back, they are the best dental team I have ever been to. Even though I moved cities, I will go back to North Van just for them. They do outstanding work and always make me feel welcome.
The staff at North Shore Dental Group are lovely. My hygienist is very thoughtful and thorough. Last few visits have just been for routine cleaning, but whether for that or when more serious dental work has been needed, the service is always prompt, courteous, gentle, and efficient. Dr. Doujak is an excellent dentist and everyone at their office makes the experience more pleasant. The service is fast, friendly and very professional. I have recommended them to my family, friends and continue to do so.
Frequently Asked Questions
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