Dr. Lara Perel-Panar
Dr. Lara has had a passion for dentistry from early childhood. She graduated in 2017 from the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC and is now living out her childhood dream of practicing dentistry in the heart of Vancouver. Dr. Lara takes a whole-person approach to dentistry. She understands how the teeth connect to the nervous system and the link between oral health and the health of the rest of the body.
Dr Lara practices biomimetic dentistry; she utilizes materials to mimic the natural structure and function of teeth as closely as possible. She has trained with and continues to be mentored by Dr. Theodore Belfor, as well as other world renowned dentists. Her training is airway focused, meaning that Dr. Lara assesses every patient to see how they are breathing, if they have proper tongue posture and how she can help them improve not only their dental health but their overall health.
Dr. Sahand Shokati
Dr. Sahand Shokati is a highly skilled dentist with a wealth of experience in the field of Dentistry. With a background spanning both Australia and Canada, he has cultivated his expertise on both sides of the Pacific.
In 2020, Dr. Shokati successfully completed his Doctor of Dentistry degree from the prestigious University of Sydney. During his time there, he honed his skills and gained valuable knowledge in various aspects of dentistry, laying a strong foundation for his career.
Following his graduation, Dr. Shokati dedicated his efforts to serving the community by working in three different hospitals in Sydney. This experience provided him with a deep understanding of the complexities of dental care in a public healthcare setting.
Seeking to broaden his horizons and expand his skill set, Dr. Shokati ventured into private practice, initially starting in Vancouver and Kamloops BC. With a passion for providing top-notch dental care, he quickly gained recognition for his exceptional skills and patient-centric approach.
Driven by a thirst for knowledge and a commitment to staying at the forefront of dental advancements, Dr. Shokati is always seeking to further his education. Currently, he is pursuing a Master’s degree in Laser Dentistry, with a particular focus on temporomandibular disorders (TMDs) and sleep apnea. By delving into these specialized areas, he aims to provide comprehensive care and innovative treatment options to his patients.
Dr. Shokati’s dedication to his profession is evident in his daily practice. He channels his passion for dentistry by delivering exceptional care to his patients. With a strong emphasis on personalized treatment plans and a compassionate approach, he strives to create a comfortable and stress-free environment for everyone. His commitment to ongoing education ensures that his patients receive the highest standard of care and access to the latest advancements in dental technology.
With his extensive expertise, unwavering dedication, and genuine care for his patients, Dr. Sahand Shokati continues to make a significant impact on the field of dentistry, improving smiles and enhancing oral health, one patient at a time.
Dr. Avie Panar (Retired)
Dr. Panar is a world renowned specialist in Gold and Porcelain crowns with 40+ years experience. Dr. Panar was trained by the giants of dentistry and now mentors and teaches R.V Tucker study clubs around the world. He fabricates his own lab work creating high quality exacting, bespoke crowns.