Dr J Riar and Associates

About Us

Meet our team of highly trained professionals

SmileDental49 team is a group of professional, caring and friendly people who will certainly make your dental visits more comfortable and enjoyable. We are ready to educate, soothe and calm you before, during and after your appointment. We feel there is only one way to practice dentistry ie with concern, clear communication and clinical excellence.

Our existing patients pay us one of the highest compliments possible by referring their friends and family to our practice. The goal of our team is to provide you a lifetime of optimum oral health and strive for relationships based on mutual trust, excellent customer service and best patient care possible.

After graduating from UBC, Dr Riar has been practising general and cosmetic dentistry in Vancouver, BC.
She loves meeting new patients and takes great pleasure and pride in trying to make people relaxed and comfortable in dental chair especially those who are fearful.
With her frequent participation in continuing education courses, Dr Riar ensures that her patients always receive most current and effective treatments possible.
Together with her team, Dr Riar strives to educate her patients, communicate treatment options clearly and help everyone to achieve a healthy and improved smiles.
In her leisure she likes to practice yoga and loves to run.

Dr Roshanak Shafaghi, UBC graduate is an experienced dentist who has been practising general dentistry in lower mainland. She is part time faculty at UBC and loves to teach students.
She keeps her knowledge updated by taking different continuing education courses to incorporate excellence in her practice. Her great assets are the patience with which she listens to her patients, educates them on treatment options and is very gentle with them.
As all her clients will tell you she cares about details and finds new ways to make your trip to dentist most comfortable.

Dr felix Zhang comes with lot of experience and education. Dr. Zhang has a PhD. in Oral Sciences from UBC and specializes in Intra Venous (IV) Sedation Dentistry. This advanced technique of sedation helps patients get teeth and wisdom tooth removed in a pain free and stress free enviorment. For more information about Dr Zhang or sedation dentistry please click on this link

The hygiene program is run by Gurpreet who is energetic and enthusiastic about her work and treats her patients with respect, kindness and gentleness. She enjoys dealing with patients on a individual basis so that she can better assist them in meeting their dental needs. Her goal is to educate patients on their oral health status and help them achieve a disease free healthy mouth with Regularly scheduled cleanings in comfortable and caring enviorment.
She believes a healthy smile is a beautiful smile.

When you arrive in our office one of our competent Dental Assistant team of Ruby and Ravi will bring you in the dental operatory.
They will help you to feel relaxed and confident about the work that needs to be done. They offer you years of experience performed with utmost kindness and gentleness. They assist by supplying the Dentists with all materials needed to help improve your oral health. The Dental Assistants are always happy to help with any questions that you may have regarding the upcoming procedure both before and after the appointment. Some of the things the Dental Assitants do are take x-rays, sterilize instruments, set up for procedures, give oral hygiene instruction.

Our friendly front desk team of Maninder and Tarnpreet is always eager to help you out with any situation. Whether you phone in or drop by our office, there will always be a smiling face to assist you. The front desk understand that different people have different needs and will go out of their way to accommodate you. Our Dental Team will also work closely with your insurance provider to determine your treatment limits and help you with insurance questions and different treatments offered in our practice. They will always take care of you by scheduling you in for your needed treatment, regular cleaning appointments and providing you with reminder calls.