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 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 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. 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. Neelima Soni

Dr. Neelima Soni

General Dentist

Bio coming soon.

Dr. Tina Tavakoli

Dr. Tina Tavakoli

General Dentist

Bio coming soon.

Joanna

Joanna

Office Manager

Michele

Michele

Certified Dental Assistant

Brittany

Brittany

Certified Dental Assistant

Toni

Toni

Receptionist

Jolene

Jolene

Receptionist

Cristina

Cristina

Dental Hygienist

Deb

Deb

Dental Hygienist

Karm

Karm

Dental Hygienist