Your Vancouver Dentists and Staff

Meet Our Dentists

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Dr. Mario Esposito

Dr. Mario Esposito

General Dentist

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.


Experience:

  • 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
  • 2002 to present – Member of International Association for Orthodontics

Continuing Education:

  • 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
  • 2009 – Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies-Core 1
  • 2010 – Kois Centre – Interdisciplinary Treatment Planning : Diagnostically Driven
  • 2012 – Kois Centre – Functional Occlusion
  • 2014 – Kois Centre – Restorative/Periodontal Interface
Dr. Ehsan Taheri

Dr. Ehsan Taheri

General Dentist

Dr. Ehsan Taheri is passionate about the impact a beautiful, healthy smile can have on his patients’ quality of life. Dr. Taheri attended the University of British Columbia where he later graduated with his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree.

Dr. Taheri is a detail oriented dental expert with a special interest in cosmetic dentistry and dental surgery and is committed to staying current with modern dental technology and solutions by pursuing continuing education.

Dr. Taheri is married and in his spare time he loves to sail, scuba dive, play soccer, and cheer on the Vancouver Canucks!

Downtown Dental is proudly owned by Dr. Amin Shivji, Dr. Mario Esposito, and Dr. Ehsan Taheri.

Meet Our Staff

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Trudy

Trudy

Receptionist/Manager

Trudy has over 26 years experience. She began her dental career assisting in general dentistry and oral surgery. She expanded her career by designing and teaching the dental reception program at Vancouver School Board. As a result, her knowledge of treatment procedures is excellent. It is a very complicated job dealing with hundreds of different insurance plans, and Trudy will work with you to ensure that you receive all the benefits to which you are entitled.
Danja

Danja

Certified Dental Assistant (CDA)

Our dentists rely upon Danja’s expertise. Danja enjoys helping improve people’s smiles and their self- confidence: as she often says, that is the best part of her job. When she isn’t working, she is spending time with her husband and 2 children.

Inder

Inder

Certified Dental Assistant (CDA)

Inder’s warm and caring approach as our certified dental assistant allows our patients to have a comfortable and relaxing experience. She was born and raised on Vancouver Island and graduated from Malaspina University College. She enjoys helping patients improve their smiles and seeing them achieve great results. When she isn’t working hard, she is spending time with her husband and 2 children and enjoying their new home.

Tia

Tia

Receptionist

Raj

Raj

Dental Hygienist

Connie

Connie

Dental Hygienist

Emily

Certified Dental Assistant (CDA)

Akiko

Certified Dental Assistant (CDA)

Meet Your Downtown Vancouver Dentist Today!

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Proud dentists in Vancouver for over 20 years. When you're ready to experience the difference Downtown Dental can make in your overall health and well-being, give us a call or request an appointment online today.

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