Drs. Esposito, Shivji & Drance
Downtown Dental Clinic
1328 Alberni St 604-669-1111
MAX Dental Clinic (Yaletown)
90 Smithe St 604-609-2020
"Thank you for giving me my winning smile!"
Serene Aandahl -- Miss Universe Canada 2007 National Delegate
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Hello, and welcome to our website and our practice. I have been a dentist in Vancouver for over 20 years, and have never been as excited about dentistry as I am now. New technology, materials and techniques are continually being developed and today we can do things I never dreamed possible. The internet lets us share our profession, and learn from others all over the world, as well as all the great dentists in Vancouver. Dental treatment now is so much more than filling holes in teeth. We can truly change peoples lives in many ways, including giving them a beautiful new smile, eliminating sensitive teeth, helping them to get rid of their chronic headaches and migraines, and help with snoring and sleep apnea, both huge problems.
Let me show you one patient's treatment that demonstrates the life changing ability of modern cosmetic dentistry. Donna suffered for many years from chronic headaches, and had been through the medical system for diagnosis with no relief. It was common for her to have headaches 4-5 days a week. It was all from her bite. The combination of losing some teeth, and her grinding habit had left her with a collapsed bite, which resulted in all of the headaches.
This dental treatment eliminated her headaches (how incredible is that!), and gave her a spectacular smile at the same time. This is what makes it great to be a dentist in Vancouver today!
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Here is my top 10 list of amazing dental treatments we can provide today.
Dr. Mario Esposito was born and raised in Vancouver, BC. He graduated from the University of British Columbia in 1989 is a BSc in Biochemistry and then entered the Faculty of Dentistry at UBC, graduating in 1993. He has been practicing general dentistry in Vancouver since June 1993 and has taken numerous post graduate courses in Endodontics, Cosmetic Dentistry, Laser Dentistry and particularly Orthodontics. The last three years, Dr. Esposito has taken numerous continuing education courses focusing on TMJ (jaw joint) dysfunction and treatment - including laser headache therapy. Dr. Esposito can fit you with Under Armour Performance Mouthwear™ & Mouthguards.
1989 - Graduated from UBC with BSc in Biochemistry
1993 - Graduated from UBC with DMD from Faculty of Dentistry
1993 - Accepted into Omicron Kappa Upsilon Honors Dental Society
1993 - Owner Fraser Dental Group with Dr. Amin Shivji
2000 to present - Owner Pacific Centre Dental with Dr. Amin Shivji
2002 to present - Member of International Association for Orthodontics
2001 - Focus Study Group for Occlusal Harmony
2002 to present - Orthodontic, TMD and Sleep Science Conference
2003 to 2004 - Canadian Straightwire and Functional Orthodonitics Program
2005 - Invisalign Certification I
2006 - Invisalign Certification II - Advanced Invisalign Techniques
2007 - Advanced Orthodontic Concepts
2007 - Introduction to TMD Dysfunction
2008 - Botox Cosmetics
Dr. Amin Shivji was born in Africa and moved to Vancouver in 1973. He graduated with Dr. Esposito from the University of British Columbia in 1989 with a BSc in Biology and entered the Faculty of Dentistry at UBC, graduating in 1993. He has been practicing general dentistry in Vancouver since 1993 and has taken numerous postgraduate courses in Occlusion, Gum Surgery, Cosmetic and Laser Dentistry. For the last four years, Dr. Shivji has focused on cosmetic dentistry.
1989 - Graduated from UBC with BSc in Biology
1996 - Graduated from UBC with DMD from Faculty of Dentistry
1993 - Owner of Fraser Dental Group with Dr. Mario Esposito
2000 to present - Owner of Pacific Centre Dental with Dr. Mario Esposito
2001 - TMJ and Occlusion
2003 - Gum Surgery
2005 - Laser Dentistry in Germany
2008 - Oral Conscious Sedation Course
2008 - Botox Cosmetics
Dr. Michael Drance has been working as a dentist in downtown Vancouver for 27 years. He has taken countless hours of extra training in general dentistry, cosmetic dentistry (just like on Extreme Makeover), laser dentistry, TMJ, headache and migraine treatment. Dr. Drance has a loyal following of patients, not only from British Columbia, but also from Canada and other countries, including the United States, Hong Kong and others in Europe and South America.
1976 Graduated University of British Columbia with a BSc in Cell Biology
1980 Graduated University of British Columbia Dental School with a DMD degree
1981 - 1995 Founded the Fraser Dental Group, a large successful multi dentist group practice in Vancouver
1994 Volunteer dentistry in the Cook Islands
1996 - 1997 Locum for Dr. Scott who was unable to practice for medical reasons
1997 - 1999 Volunteer dentist to government dental clinics in Nassau, Bahamas
1999 Started practice in Coal Harbour, Vancouver with an emphasis on laser and cosmetic dentistry
2003 Founded Downtown Dental by taking over Dr. Bill Cliffe's practice and amalgamating the two practices on Alberni Street
Continuing education courses
Initial visitSince you may have periodontal disease without experiencing any symptoms, we perform a thorough examination using X-rays and a periodontal probe. Healthy gums fit tight against the teeth and have no pockets. When the bone levels fall as a result of - more...
SnoringSnoring is caused when air intake is restricted or obstructed and the soft palate vibrates during sleep. There are two main ways to treat snoring. At night, you can wear a special anti-snoring device fabricated by your dentist. Or you can have surgery - more...
Selected as the Vancouver dentist for Cirque du Soleil.