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. 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. Amin Shivji
Dr. 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 four years, Dr. Shivji has focused on cosmetic dentistry.
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.