Dr. Tom Karkanis
Dr. Tom Karkanis, General Dentist. Dr. Karkanis’ passion for bringing modern dentistry to his patients is fuelled by his unique combination of dental expertise (he’s a graduate of the University of Western Ontario’s Dental School), strong scientific background (he also has a PhD in Cellular Physiology), and facility with computer technology. Dr. Karkanis provides all aspects of cosmetic, laser, and advanced restorative dentistry in his practice. His patients benefit from the many solutions he offers, including Cerec 1-visit crowns, Invisalign® clear braces, and oral sedation. Outside of his practice, Tom is an avid fan of music, Tom received his Performer’s Diploma in piano from London’s Trinity College in 1991, and in his free time also enjoys competitive gaming, skiing and squash.
Dr. Arezou Roufegari Nejad
Dr. Arezou Jad (Arezou Roufegari Nejad, General Dentist) holds multiple dental degrees, including a Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) from Tehran Azad University, a Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) from McGill University, and a Master of Science in Dentistry (MSC) from Montreal University.
She has been practicing dentistry since 2005, with a focus on endodontics, cosmetic dentistry, and periodontics. She is an avid proponent of continuing education, and regularly attends advanced courses that allow her to provide her patients with the latest and best cutting-edge techniques in dentistry.
Dr. Jad strongly believes in not only delivering high-quality dentistry but in providing a great patient experience. Her kind and caring manner creates a warm and comforting environment, and she and her staff endeavor to provide every patient with a positive dental experience.
However, what sets Dr. Jad apart as a dentist is her eye for beauty. She studied art as a child, which developed into a talent for, and love of, multiple artistic mediums, including acrylic, charcoal, and sculpture. Her love of shapes, forms, textures and colors is a perfect complement to her work in aesthetic and restorative dentistry.
Dr. Jad speaks English, French, Farsi, and Turkish. In her spare time, she enjoys travelling, adventurous outdoor activities and spending time with family and friends.
Dr. Anastasia Gorobstova
Dr. Anastasia Gorobtsova is passionate about providing excellent patient care. Having been raised by a family of dentists, her interest in dentistry developed from a very young age. After receiving her degree in Russia, she obtained her DMD at the University of British Columbia.
Dr. Gorobtsova enjoys practicing general dentistry and provides a wide range of services. She endeavors to ensure that quality dental work is done, that her patients are cared for and that they leave with a positive dental experience. Dr. Gorobtsova is delighted to take the time to discuss treatment options with you.
Dentistry is changing constantly. Dr. Gorobtsova believes in keeping up with new developments in techniques and technology. To provide you with the best care and most up to date dental techniques, she attends various study clubs and continuing education seminars. Also, she is a member of Canadian Dental Association, College of Dental Surgeons of British Columbia, and Academy of General Dentistry.
Tuyet’s aspiration to become a dental hygienist emerged from her orthodontic experience. “With severe crowding of my teeth and malocclusion, I had gum and chewing problems, and was not happy with the appearance of my teeth. After braces, my smile changed significantly, I was able to chew properly, brush and floss easier, and thus, improve my oral health and well-being. The difference it made for me overall sparked my interest in dentistry.”
Soon after graduating from Vancouver Community College, Tuyet joined Atlantis Dental. “I am very fortunate to work with a family of dental professionals who are supportive of each other and care for our patients. I am passionate about my job and continually strive to provide the ultimate dental hygiene experience for my patients. Every patient deserves the highest standard of care, in a fun, friendly, and relaxing environment.”
On her days off, she enjoys spending time with her husband, baby Matteo, family and friends, watching movies and eating out… and bubble tea! Finally, with a passion for music, she has been performing with a local Vietnamese band for over 15 years.
Lisa, originally from Halifax, Nova Scotia, moved to B.C. in 2002. After deciding Dental Hygiene was the career for her, Lisa completed her pre-requisites and Dental Hygiene Diploma in British Columbia. Her goals in dentistry are to provide optimal care, education and comfort to each client. Lisa believes it is important for each and every individual visiting Atlantis Dental to leave with a great experience and a smile on their face! As the newest member of Atlantis Dental Centre, Lisa feels fortunate to be a part of such a supportive and friendly dental team, whose goals are to provide a safe, warm and professional environment.
As a dental professional, Lisa believes it is important to stay current in today’s technology and to incorporate this technology into the dental office. Atlantis Dental Centre provides the full experience, including oral cancer screening, blood pressure readings, intra and extra oral photos of dentition and short educational videos for curious clients!
In her spare time, Lisa likes to spend time with her husband, friends, family and Boston Terrier, Jayla. Lisa loves music and plays piano, flute and guitar. Being fluent in both English and French she also has a passion for learning languages and travelling.
Min has been working as a dental receptionist for over 5 years. She loves working in dentistry because there’s always something new to learn whether it’s about dental equipment, treatment options or patients. Min takes pride in ensuring that every patient receives personal attention and leaves their appointment with a beautiful smile. She loves the company of her husband and their two adorable dogs. She likes to spend time with friends and also likes to try anything new whether its an activity, food, or products especially make up and nail polish.
Kaitlyn was born in Cold Lake Alberta where her father was a member of The Royal Canadian Air force. Shortly after, her family moved to Germany until they returned to Canada when she was 4. She grew up in Tsawwassen and was part of the French emersion program until grade 9. Kaitlyn participated in many extra-curricular activities such as; dance classes, softball and was co-captain of the SDSS Cheerleading squad, traveling to Anaheim California for Nationals. She graduated from South Delta Secondary School in 2003. After high school she worked at her Dentist’s office as a receptionist to save money for a 3 month trip to Europe. Upon returning, she worked in Vancouver’s restaurant industry as a server, bartender and manager for many years.
Kaitlyn has always had a love of dentistry and in 2011 she went back to school to become a Certified Dental Assistant in the accredited program at Vancouver Community College. After graduating in 2012 she has enjoyed working in dentistry and loves that it is an ever-evolving field where she can learn something new every day. Kaitlyn is grateful to be a part of the Atlantis Dental family and takes pride in working with such a great team. Making patients feel comfortable and at ease in the dental chair is one of her main goals every day; Kaitlyn also has aspirations on constantly improving and furthering her career. Kaitlyn brings a hard-working, positive attitude to the office with her every day and loves to make her colleagues and patients laugh.
Taylor graduated from the dental hygiene program at Vancouver Island University in Nanaimo, BC in 2015. She was on the Dean’s List and the recipient of the CDHBC award for the highest overall achievement in clinical and academic studies with a grade point average of 4.21.
Taylor has a passion for dental hygiene, an eye for detail, and won’t rest until every last bit of tartar and plaque has been removed. Taylor is continually expanding her knowledge of the field by attending many study clubs and staying up-to-date with latest evidence and research with the intention of providing the best care for her patients.
Taylor was born in Trail BC and lived in Nanaimo for 20 years. During her free time she enjoys petting stranger’s dogs and watching British crime dramas.
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