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Meet The Dentists

Dr. Daryoush Maleki

Dr. Daryoush Maleki

Dr. Daryoush Maleki

Dr. Daryoush Maleki obtained his Doctorate of Dental Medicine (D.M.D.) from McGill University in 2005. Following graduation, he moved from Montreal to Ottawa where he practiced general dentistry at Carleton University Dental Clinic for three years. During this time he honed his skills in performing Oral Surgeries, particularly the extraction of impacted wisdom teeth. In addition, he also performs most other dental procedures such as Orthodontics, Endodontics, Cosmetic Dentistry (bonding, veneers, crowns and bridge work), Implants. He moved to British Columbia in 2008 to be closer to his family and has been practicing in the greater Vancouver and Fraser Valley area since.

As a strong believer in the importance of continuing education, he continuously participates in numerous seminars and study clubs; such as the Pacific Implant Institute study club, Rondeau seminars (orthodontics for general practitioners) and Ickert Teaching Centre for placing and restoring Implants. Although Dr. Maleki enjoys all aspects of dentistry, he is particularly interested in the areas of Implant and Cosmetic Dentistry, Orthodontics and Surgery. Currently, he is also a part time clinical instructor at the Faculty of Dentistry at University of British Columbia in Vancouver. Dr. Maleki is equally a firm believer in patient education.

Dr. Maleki believes that the best treatment plans are those in which the patient is involved in the decision making process. As such, he strives to inform his patients of the treatment options available and to help them determine what treatment option is the best for them. He believes in creating an environment that is both professional and comfortable. Dr. Maleki prides himself on meeting and going above his patients expectations and to provide them with quality care, a healthy and beautiful smile and pleasant experience.

When not practicing dentistry, Dr. Maleki spending time with his family and enjoys watching his three year-old son grow.

 

Dr. Rhonda Elloway-Stephens

With over 38 years of experience in the dental industry, Dr. Stephens has followed her father’s footsteps to become one of the most well-known dentists in Langley BC. Dr. Stephens graduated with Magna Cum Laude highest honors from Loma Linda University, California in 1982 with a BSC in Dental Hygiene and in 1990 with a Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree.
Upon graduation, Dr. Stephens received multiple awards including the honor of being inducted into the exclusive Omnicron Kappa Upsilon dental society.
Dr. Stephens is a strong believer in continuous education and dedicated at least 50 hours a year in all areas of dentistry, general healthcare and nutrition. Through continous education, Dr. Stephens has discovered a passion for holistic dentistry and enjoys helping patients with their overall health concerns such as sleep and breathing disorders, facial development, headache and TMD/TMJ symptom, as well as periodontal problems.
Advanced Training & Specialties:

  • Sleep Apnea Treatment with Oral Devices
  • Oral Conscious Sedation for dental phobics (DOCS)
  • Ozone Therapy for the Treatment of Dental Disease
  • TMJ/TMD Treatments with Special Emphasis on Headache Relief and Jaw Pain
  • Functional Orthodontics and Dental Facial Orthopedics

 

Dr. Shafiq Kara

Practice limited to orthodontics

Dr Shafiq Kara

Dr Shafiq Kara

Dr. Kara graduated as the valedictorian from the University Of Western Ontario Faculty Of Dentistry in 2004. He devotes countless hours to continuing education every year, travelling across North America to learn from the best cosmetic, restorative and specialist dentists.
Whether it is a basic composite filling or complete full mouth smile rehabilitation, Dr. Kara is committed to providing the highest quality cosmetic and esthetic dental treatment in a safe and comfortable environment and always strives to offer the best positive dental experience every time you see him.
Dr. Kara’s interests are in complex smile design and reconstruction as well as implant and sedation dentistry. If you want to improve your smile, he is the cosmetic dentist for you.
Credentials and Memberships:

  • Scottsdale Center for Dentistry Faculty Member
  • Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation Member and Fellowship Candidate
  • Invisalign® Premier Provider
  • Clinical Instructor U.B.C Dental Program
  • Botox Cosmetic® Provider
  • Team Dentist for the Langley Rivermen

 

Dr. Amin Shivji

Dr. Amin Shivji

Dr. Amin Shivji

Dr. Amin Shivji was born in Africa and moved to Vancouver in 1973. He graduated from the University of British Columbia in 1989 with a BSc in Biology and entered the Faculty of Dentistry at UBC, graduating in 1993.

He has been practicing general dentistry in Vancouver since 1993 and has taken numerous postgraduate courses in Occlusion, Gum Surgery, Cosmetic and Laser Dentistry. For the last several years, Dr. Shivji has focused on cosmetic dentistry, including Invisalign and dental implants.

Dr. Shivji strives to help patients achieve excellent oral health and awareness through personalized patient education. Recognizing that oral health can affect other areas of the body, Dr Shivji evaluates and treats each patient with the goal of helping them to achieve and maintain healthy teeth and gums.

Dr. Shivji believes strongly in giving back to the community and has made significant donations to oral cancer research through the BC Cancer Foundation, providing generous donations each year since the beginning of the annual “Evening to Conquer Oral Cancer.” He has also given generously to his alma mater, the UBC Dental School, where he donated the funds for the renovation of two much needed conference rooms.

When he’s not practicing leading edge dental care with patients, Dr. Shivji and his wife Sharon love to travel with their two boys.

Dr. Aleem Manji

Dr. Aleem Manji

Dr. Aleem Manji

Dr. Manji is our Periodontist, a dental specialist who focuses exclusively on treating gum disease, cosmetic oral plastic surgery procedures, and the replacement of teeth with dental implants.

He completed his undergraduate studies and dental training at the University of Western Ontario, where he graduated with honors.  After completing dental school, he was selected to attend the prestigious Periodontology and Oral Implantology program at Temple University in Philadelphia, where he completed an additional 3 years of training to become a Periodontist.  He graduated at the top of his program, and received his Certificate in Periodontology and Masters of Science in Oral Biology.

Dr.Manji’s main focus is on helping his patients to improve their oral health and overall quality of life.  It is very important to him that his patients understand their condition, and are counseled on all of the different treatment options that exist.  Dr. Manji understands that no two patients are exactly the same, and makes sure that each patient gets the individualized care they deserve.

Dr. Manji holds numerous professional designations recognizing him as a leader in the fields of implant dentistry and periodontics, such as Fellow of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada, Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology, and Diplomate of the International Congress of Oral Implantology. He has published articles in several nationally and internationally recognized journals, lectured to numerous dental organizations, and is committed to ongoing continuing education to ensure his patients receive the most up to date care.   When not in the office Dr. Manji is an avid sports fan and loves to be outdoors whenever he gets a chance!

Dr. Anna Molavi

Dr. Anna Molavi

Dr. Anna Molavi

Dr. Anna Molavi was raised in Vancouver, and graduated with her Doctorate of Dental Medicine (DMD) from the University of British Columbia. She continues to advance her knowledge by attending post-graduate courses to stay on the forefront of dental technology, and is also a member of multiple study clubs in order to ensure that her patients receive the best care.

Dr. Molavi prides herself in providing gentle and stress-free dental care for all members of the family. Her practice philosophy is to provide the highest quality treatment for her patients in a comprehensive, conservative, and comfortable manner. She is dedicated to providing excellent care, and works closely with patients to assure the best and most effective treatment for each and every patients’ individual needs.

Aside from her passion for dentistry, Dr. Molavi enjoys a variety of activities to help balance her life. She is an avid camper and loves to explore the great outdoors. In her spare time she also loves to paint and pursue photography, and always appreciates a good book.

Dr. Molavi believes the best way to build a lasting relationship with her patients is by providing them with the attention they deserve, and looks forward to seeing your smile.

Dr. Dennis Nguyen

Dr. Dennis Nguyen

Dr. Dennis Nguyen

Dr. Dennis Nguyen was born and raised in Vancouver, Canada where he achieved his D.M.D. from UBC Dentistry.  An active believer in helping others, he has volunteered in downtown eastside clinics performing free dentistry for low-income patients. He has participated in several study clubs focusing on gold and ceramic prosthodontics as well as partaking in several hospital-based oral surgery externships.

With a love for novelty there is almost an endless amount of activities that he likes to do.  Consequently, he loves travelling; either to different countries or to even to new parts of Vancouver, as long as it is a fresh experience.  He enjoys stories, either through reading or watching a story unfold through different mediums of literature or through film.

Dr. Nguyen is motivated to attain the best care for his patients.  He drives to satisfy his patient’s oral health needs through thorough and quality treatment. Not only this, but he strives to provide a comfortable experience focusing on every patient as an individual.  He looks forward to meeting you soon at Willow Dental Care.