Meet Our Team of Port Coquitlam Dentists
Port Coquitlam Dentists
We are a family dental office in Port Coquitlam, BC, located conveniently on the Loughheed Highway in Shaughnessy Square, between Oxford and Shaughnessy. Our dentists and caring team of dental assistants and administrators at PocoSmiles aim to provide you and your family the best care and treatments available. See more on Our Commitments page >>
Here is our team:
Dr. Alice Caners
Dr. Alice Caners was raised on her parents’ family farm in rural Manitoba as the twelfth of sixteen children! She graduated from the Faculty of Dentistry at the University of Manitoba where she received an award in Periodontics. Since graduation in 1982, she has enjoyed building her practice and providing dental care to her many patients in Port Coquitlam.
Dr. Caners is an avid believer in continuing education and participates in numerous study groups and conferences to expand her knowledge in the various aspects of dentistry. Her personal reward is seeing the benefits of providing the best possible care to her patients.
Dr. Caners attributes her success to her upbringing which instilled the value of hard work. She is fully aware that her success would not be possible without the assistance of her amazing support staff. From the front office to the numerous professional assistants to those who keep the office clean – everyone has a hand in the success of her office.
Alice has a full life outside the office as well. She loves being mother to her two daughters and one son. She enjoys hiking, golfing, kayaking and more recently has had success with fishing! She enjoys spending time with her husband Kevin in their home in Langley.
Dr. Kristin Lee
Dr. Kristin Lee earned her Bachelor’s degree with McMaster University in the Department of Health Sciences Honours Program. Shortly after this, she moved to New York City where she eventually earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree at New York University College of Dentistry, and graduated with Honours in Pediatrics. Much of her initial success is owed to having completed a General Practice Residency at Flushing Hospital Medical Center in Flushing, New York. A heavy patient load and an excellent mentorship program offered plenty of scope for practice in all aspects of dentistry, with much of that emphasis on more complex surgical procedures.
Kristin moved back to Vancouver and has embraced West Coast life once again. When she is not in the office, Kristin spends her time at the gym or outdoors with her dog, Haley, a black labrador mix, exploring different hikes and trails. Kristin is also a motorsport enthusiast. When the weather permits, you can find her on her motorbike riding and exploring new routes and highways, often with her father, who recently bought a new motorcycle just to keep up with her!
As a motivated clinician, Kristin continues to educate herself with the most current dental knowledge, techniques and trends. She is committed to remain current with the latest techniques and discoveries in order to provide her patients with the best treatment options. Also, when time permits she has volunteered her time and skills at the Vancouver Downtown Eastside Dental Clinic and hopes to be able to contribute more in the future.
Dr. Kristin Lee enjoys all aspects of family dentistry and has a particular interest in children’s dentistry, but she also enjoys surgical work as well as cosmetic procedures. Kristin is happy to be able to offer her skills at PocoSmiles and is enjoying meeting all the longtime patients at Pocosmiles as well as the new ones.
Dr. Shiny Sachdeva
Dr. Shiny Sachdeva, or Dr. Shiny, as most of her patients like to call her, began her education at the University of British Columbia (UBC), where she obtained her Bachelors degree in Medical Laboratory Science (BMLSc). This stemmed from her passion for scientific research and allowed her to become actively involved in projects at the Canadian Centre for Blood Research and St. Paul’s Hospital.
She then went on to study dentistry at UBC and graduated at the top of her class with a Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) degree and a Gold Medal honour from the College of Dental Surgeons of BC (CDSBC).
Since graduation, Dr. Shiny has gained tremendous clinical experience working with a wide range of patient demographics all across the Lower Mainland. Her dedication to providing the very best, patient-centered care, as well as her passion for oral health and education, has moved her to be engaged in various local outreach programs, such as those in the Downtown Eastside.
As a lifelong learner, Dr. Shiny believes in continuing education and staying current with new advances in the field of Dentistry. She is currently pursuing her lifelong interest in forensics and combining it with her knowledge and skills as a dentist to become qualified as a Forensic Odontologist.
In her free time, Dr. Shiny enjoys spending time outdoors with her beloved dog Ella, listening to live jazz and experimenting with new cuisines around town.
Dr. Kamran Rahimkhani
Dr. Kamran Rahimkhani began his career as a Dental Surgeon upon the completion of the Doctor of Dental Surgery program at Shahid Beheshti University in 1996. He then went on to become a highly respected Endodontic Specialist as he obtained the Masters of Science Degree in Endodontics. Dr. Rahimkhani then taught dentistry, specifically in the field of Endodontics, as he held the Associate Professor in Endodontics position at the University of Tabriz for over 3 years. Dr. Rahimkhani finally completed his academic career in 2009 when he moved to Canada and received the Doctor of Dental Medicine designation at the University of British Columbia. Since then, he has been practicing dentistry throughout the Lower Mainland. Dr. Rahimkhani is currently in charge of the Endodontic treatments performed at our practice and loves to treat referrals and patients requiring treatment in the field of Endodontics.
Certified Dental Assistant
Certified Dental Assistant