Meet Your Dentists In Port Coquitlam

Port Coquitlam Dentists

We are your dentists in Port Coquitlam, BC. Our family dental office is conveniently located on the Lougheed 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 comfortable care and treatment.  See more on Our Commitments page >>

Here is our team:

Dr. Alice Caners

Dr. Alice Caners

General Dentist

Dr. Alice Caners heads your team of dentists in Port Coquitlam. She 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 and the team of Port Coquitlam dentists. 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. Farhan Shivji

Dr. Farhan Shivji

General Dentist

Dr. Farhan Shivji completed his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree at the University of British Columbia, and has since
become the proud owner and principal dentist of NeWest Smile Dental, located in the heart of New Westminsterís Brewery District.

Dr. Shivji creates a welcoming and safe clinical environment that prioritizes patient comfort. Patients consistently
appreciate his precise anaesthetic technique, and his charismatic and caring chair-side manor. Dr. Shivji advocates for his patients, and enjoys educating patients regarding their oral health care, with consideration of each patient’s specific concerns- both restorative and cosmetic. As well as growing his practice, Dr. Shivji has a strong interest in population and public health. He has traveled to San Quintin, Mexico on a dental mission to provide dental care to communities in need.

In his spare time Dr. Shivji enjoys spending time hiking and skiing around beautiful BC, keeping up-to-date with his passion for cars, and spending time with friends and family.

Dr. Tina Tavakoli

Dr. Tina Tavakoli

General Dentist

Dr. Tina Tavakoli completed her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree at the University of Toronto in 2013. She was working in Ontario for a few years before moving to Vancouver. She loves nature and adventure, so selecting beautiful British Columbia wasn’t a hard decision. Dr. Tavakoli has a warm, caring, and gentle personality, which puts children and anxious patients at ease.

Dr. Tina Tavakoli has a passion for making her patients smile with confidence. Her focus to deliver quality and comfortable dentistry of all phases is sensed from her strive to attend advanced continuing education courses. She particularly enjoys the fields of esthetics, comprehensive care, and oral surgery.

In her free time, Dr. Tina Tavakoli enjoys Hiking, climbing, and skiing.

Dr. Dorothy Tang

Dr. Dorothy Tang

General Dentist

Dr. Dorothy Tang graduated with a Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Science at the University of British Columbia and completed her dentistry degree at James Cook University in Australia. Dr. Tang fell in love with Australia when she first visited Melbourne to volunteer for the Bushfire Recovery Project. Following her undergraduate degree in BC, she returned to a different part of Australia – the tropical city of Cairns, Queensland where she lived and studied dentistry.

Dr. Tang values building a trusting relationship with her patients and creating an environment where her patients feel comfortable cared for, and well-informed at their dental appointment. She enjoys taking the time to get to know each patient so that she can consider their concerns and come up with a comprehensive and tailored treatment plan. Her warm, caring, and friendly personality allows children and anxious patients to feel at ease. Dr. Tang’s particular interests include oral surgery, endodontics, and restorative dentistry. She is an advocate for minimally invasive dentistry and likes to provide options for conservative dental care whenever possible.

During her free time, Dr. Tang likes to spend time with friends and family. She also enjoys attending dental seminars to stay up-to-date, practicing yoga, and playing the piano.

Cristina

Cristina

Dental Hygienist

Deb

Deb

Dental Hygienist

Natalie

Natalie

Dental Hygienist

Michele

Michele

Certified Dental Assistant

Katelyn

Katelyn

Certified Dental Assistant

Jolene

Jolene

Receptionist

Samantha

Samantha

Receptionist