Dr. Hedy Akhlaghi, General Dentist – Owner
Dr. Hedy Akhlaghi graduated from the University of Manitoba Faculty of Dentistry with a DMD degree in 2010. Before joining the Aarm family in Jan 2018 she worked at Elgin Dental Group in Port Coquitlam for 6 years while also working part-time at UBC with Geriatrics Dental Group. She has also worked in a dental clinic in Mission for 3 years. Her focus is on the alignment of the teeth using Invisalign and then restoring them minimally. She is an active member of the Western Restorative Study Club and the American Academy of Clear Aligners Study Club which are two of the most prestigious dental professional groups in North America.
She has a passion for giving back to the community and has contributed many hours treating disadvantaged residents of Vancouver at the Eastside Dental Clinic as a volunteer dentist.
When not working, she enjoys spending time with her husband and 2 kids. Her mother is also a dentist and she had the privilege of spending time at her practice and observing her work since very young and it started her interest in dentistry. She loves nature and does yoga in her spare time.
Dr. Giovanna D’Alfonso, General Dentist – Owner
Dr. D’Alfonso graduated from the UBC School of Dentistry in 1997 and did her undergrad in Pharmacy. She has been involved in numerous study clubs, most enduringly the City Core Endodontic Study Club where she is mastering difficult root canals. Her practice at the Hornby location has evolved over the past nine years and presently she is performing many esthetic procedures along with general Dentistry. Also, the pediatric population of her practice has delightedly increased tenfold. Outside the dental office, she enjoys playing the piano, reading, working out, entertaining, and traveling. Aside from English she speaks fluent Italian and conversational French and Spanish.
Dr. Charmaine Fong, General Dentist – Owner
Dr. Fong graduated from UBC Dental School in 1993. She has honed her expertise for the last 10 years in two Crown and Bridge Study Clubs and has been a member of the Vancouver Perio-Prosth Study Club for the past 6 years. Dr. Fong enjoys traveling and has volunteered in Costa Rica providing dental care to those less fortunate. Locally, she gives talks to various schools teaching children about oral health and is a Mentor to UBC dental students with the UBC Tri-Mentoring Program. As the mother of two young daughters, Dr. Fong keeps busy and loves outdoor activities, especially hiking, cycling, and running. She has been at the Hornby Office for 14 years and enjoys general dentistry, as well as periodontics and cosmetic dentistry.