Meet Our Dedicated and Compassionate Team
Together, our team members make up one of the most important assets of our New Westminster dental office. Our dental professionals are passionate about the quality of the work we do here. They are dedicated to the provision of oral health care for each of our patients, new and existing.
Your New Westminster Dentists
Dr. Maryam Goodarzi
Dr. Maryam Goodarzi earned her dental degree from Ahvez University of Medical Sciences in 2003, and when onto teaching maxillofacial radiology at Mashhad University of Medical Sciences from 2003-2006.
Dr. Goodarzi moved to Canada and passed “The National Dental Examining Board of Canada” in 2017. Since graduating, Dr. Goodarzi has pursued her interest in comprehensive restorative dentistry, cosmetic dentistry and pedodontics.
Dr. Goodarzi strives to provide optimal care to all her patients and only recommends treatments she would recommend to her own family and friends.
If not at work, Dr. Goodarzi is spending time with her husband and kids, they enjoy being outside and camping when ever the opportunity.
Dr. Farnaz Kamran Khajavi
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 make her a knowledgeable dentist for you.
Dr. Felix Zhang
Dr. Zhang is a well-known dentist in the field given both his extensive international education and his experience at Sierra Dental in Calgary, Alberta.
Dr. Zhang received his undergraduate and masters degree in dentistry and oral surgery in China, where he practiced as an oral surgeon for five years before moving to Canada. He continued his studies at UBC where he received his PhD in Oral Health Sciences (2000) as well as an additional degree at the University of Alberta in 2005! Columbia Square Dental is thrilled about Dr. Zhang joining the team given his experience in all aspects of dentistry, with special skills and interests in difficult extractions including wisdom teeth, implants, tissue grafts, gum surgery and root canal therapy.
Dr. Zhang is one of few dentists in the Lower Mainland certified to safely administer IV sedation to his patients who may require it. Along with the Columbia Square Dental team Felix shares a strong belief in providing quality dentistry with a gentle touch.
Our Certified Dental Assistants
We only hire certified dental assistants who are highly qualified and experienced. They must have clinical skills, enabling them to provide the level of care that our dental patients expect, while assisting our dentists during dental treatments. Our CDAs are also highly knowledgeable in dentistry, and can answer most questions that patients ask, alleviating the fears and stress that may be felt during a dental appointment.
Our Registered Dental Hygienists
Our New Westminster team of professional hygienists is caring and friendly, setting the stage for a good dental visit that is as comfortable as possible. Their primary responsibilities include teeth cleaning and taking x-rays. During the patient’s visit, our dental hygienists can provide tips on proper brushing and flossing techniques, assisting patients in achieving good oral health care. They are here to assist each of our patients with whatever they need to make them feel comfortable, while also caring for their oral hygiene needs at this visit.
Office and Administrative Staff Members
Essential components of our dental practice, our office and administrative staff members welcome our patients with warm and friendly smiles, making them feel right at home while they wait for their dental appointments. They keep our office running smoothly, scheduling appointments, answering questions, and explaining insurance coverage. Our office and administrative team is there to help all of our patients in meeting their oral health care needs by scheduling their appointments with flexibility and promptness.