Aarm Dental Group on Beatty

529 Beatty Street Vancouver, B.C. V6B 0G2


Email: aarmbeatty@telus.net

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Monday to Saturday with morning appointments available at 7:30am and evenings available to 7:30pm.

Dr. Benjamin Pliska, DDS,MS,FRCD
Certified Specialist in Orthodontics

Dr. Ben Pliska was born in Mission, B.C., but grew up in Ottawa, Ontario, where he enjoyed playing both soccer and football as a teenager. He received his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Ottawa, and attended the University of Western Ontario for Dental School. At Western Dr. Pliska was honored to serve as Class President and to graduate at the top of his class as the Gold Medalist in Dentistry.

Immediately following dental school, Dr. Pliska pursued specialty training in Orthodontics at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, where he was granted a Certificate in Orthodontics and Master’s Degree in Dentistry. Following graduation, Dr. Pliska was recruited to join the faculty in the Graduate Orthodontic Program at the University of Minnesota. After a few years in Minneapolis Dr. Pliska happily returned home to Canada and beautiful Vancouver to join the faculty of the Graduate Orthodontic Program at the University of British Columbia.

As a certified specialist in Orthodontics and fellow of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada, Dr. Pliska is proud to contribute to the education, health and wellbeing of his community. He is an active member of the Canadian Association of Orthodontists (CAO), American Association of Orthodontists (AAO).

Dr. Pliska lives in Vancouver with his wife Dr. Roxana Saldarriaga, a local Prosthodontist, and their children Isabella and Sebastian. In his spare time, Dr. Pliska enjoys exploring the outdoors of the lower mainland with his family – on bikes, boat or skis.

Dr. Karman Farnaz, General Dentists

Dr. Farnaz Kamran Khajavi graduated with an honours degree in Iran. She moved to Canada and was licensed here in September 2017.

Dr. Kamran actively seeks to further her dental knowledge and skills by participating in continuing education courses and conferences. She has over 15 years of experience in a wide range of services that makes her a knowledgeable dentist for you. Visit her at our Vancouver office!

Dr. Israa Elgazzar, General Dentists

Dr. Israa Elgazzar is a graduate of the University of Manitoba, Dr. Gerald Niznick College of Dentistry. While there, she conducted research on implant failure to obtain her B.Sc. (Dent). Dr. Elgazzar is friendly and approachable to all, including children. She has certification in the use of nitrous oxide sedation for patients who may have dental anxiety. Dr. Elgazzar believes in keeping up to date with dental literature to ensure that she provides the best care for her patients. Doctor-patient communication is a top priority for her to ensure her patients make informed decisions regarding their care. In her free time, she loves the BC outdoors and spends her free time on her bike, hiking or on long runs.


Aarm Dental Group COVID-19 Update

Aarm Dentists and Staff has your back through Covid-19…
We are excited to have this opportunity to welcome returning & new patients to all locations!

Aarm Dentists have always made the safety of our staff and our patients,
the number one priority. Aarm has always exceeded the
guidelines of the CDSBC, BCDA, CDA and WCB.

We have instituted several the additional safety measures in all our Aarm
Locations for your protection and ours. See Covid-19 Page for details.
Contact your Aarm Location directly to schedule your next appointment.