Our Team Of Local Dentists Burnaby

Meet Our Amazing Team

Patient satisfaction and a commitment to excellence are the keys to the success of Highgate Medical Dental.

All our patients receive regular and thorough examinations and we routinely explain all available treatment options so that our patients can make informed decisions about their dental care.  This collaborative approach and our top quality results have meant that our practice is filled with friends, referred family members, and friends of friends.

At the Highgate Medical Dental Centre, we are dedicated to providing quality and satisfaction to all Burnaby families. From restoring your teeth to enhancing your oral health, we will ensure that you receive maximum life benefit from enjoying and sharing your beautiful smile.

Our Dentists

Dr. David Kang

Dr. David Kang

General Dentist

Dr. David Kyu Hyung Kang received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from New York University in Manhattan, New York. For his undergraduate studies, Dr. Kang graduated from Cornell University with a Bachelor of Arts in Molecular and Cell Biology. After graduating from dental school, Dr. Kang completed a rigorous one-year General Practice Residency at the New York Presbyterian Hospital at Queens, where he received advanced training in many aspects of dentistry. His strength is in paying great attention to detail and providing thorough evidence-based dental care. 

Dr. Kang spent his adolescence in North Vancouver and graduated from Argyle Secondary School. Even when he was away, he frequently visited British Columbia and decided to return permanently to the beautiful province with his wife. He worked in Williams Lake, BC for two years, then moved back to Vancouver area to settle down. He enjoys travelling, jogging, reading books, and watching movies. He always strives to improve his dental education. Dr. Kang is looking forward to meeting you and taking care of your oral health.

Our Staff

Carly Chasse

Carly Chasse

Office Manger

I grew up in Vernon in the Okanagan until I turned 20 and then I traveled our beautiful country. Living in places as far north as Yellowknife, NWT. When I was done travelling, I decided to settle in Burnaby and have lived here for the last 14 years with my husband. When I settled in Vancouver, I decided it was time to go back to school and get a career. After spending about a month researching different career paths, I found that the dental field applied to me on many levels as it satisfied my need to help people and to have one on one connections. It allows me to continue learning and experiencing new things. It allows me to continue to grow as a person and to advance within my field.

In my spare time, I enjoy exploring my local regional park near my house and all the shops and restaurants in the surrounding areas. When I’m ready for some quiet time I like to curl up with a good book and my cat Manty. My husband and I like to get away from all the hustle and bustle of the city at least once a year. Sometimes those trips take us to a new city like San Francisco or other times it’s a quiet retreat to an Airbnb in Bowser, BC.

Sandra Riccardi

Sandra Riccardi

Office Administrator

I grew up in East Vancouver and have lived here my whole life. I started my dental career at a periodontist specialist office as the main receptionist. I was there for 20 + years, and I really enjoyed getting to know the patients on a one to one basis, learning about there lives and their family’s lives’. I moved on to other offices until I came to Highgate Medical Dental. I feel that I have that same connection with the patients here.

In my spare time, I enjoy meeting people from all over the world when they come to my Airbnb. I also have a really big passion for dogs of all types and breeds. My life would not be complete without my pet dog Gino and my cat Nemo. Sundays are family days when my family and I get together for a big to-do. My husband and I enjoy getting away from city life on our yearly vacations to Mexico and some cruises.

Ramona Vergel De Dios

Ramona Vergel De Dios

Office Administrator

I migrated from the Philippines in 2001 with my children. On unfamiliar turf, my only weapon was my Dental degree and desire to make it in Canada. My first break was landing an administrative role in a Vancouver clinic, followed by becoming a CDA, then management and all history now. I joined 123Dentist in 2011, mentored by inspiring regional managers since and will continue to serve and attest to our company’s sublime mission.

Melanie Wilson

Melanie Wilson

CDA

Melanie is an experienced CDA with 24 years of experience.  She graduated in 1996 from Malaspina College in Nanaimo BC.  Her caring and understanding of patient concerns will put the most nervous patient at ease.

Melanie was born in Vancouver, BC. Her family moved to Vancouver Island where she spent her childhood in Lake Cowichan.  She is often visiting the Island as her mom still resides there.  She spent 3 years in Yellowknife, NWT, working right after college.  She gained a lot of experience while living in the North.  Melanie has worked in different cities throughout BC which has given her experience working with people from all walks of life.  Melanie now resides in East Vancouver.

In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, walking and spending time with her friends and family.  Music is important to her and she enjoys going to concerts and festivals.

Teena Sandhu

Teena Sandhu

CDA

Michelle Guo

Michelle Guo

Hygienist

Highgate Medical Dental is proudly owned by Dr. Shiraz Fazal and Dr. Amin Shivji.

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