I had a full check up and cleaning with Dr. Sabrina Chen. She and her staff is amazing. This location is brand new so everything is clean and fresh. The tv in the ceiling and protection glasses for the bright light were great and helpful due to my migraines history. I felt very well treated. This location just started but they are going big! Get an appointment before it gets busy. Oh! And got a free electric brush for being one of the first clients wuhu!
After not going to the dentist in two years I feel great and will definetely come back! Thanks Dr. Chen!
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. 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 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.