Month: April 2022

Dr. Shafiq Kara is well known for his work in maintaining and creating healthy functional smiles for patients of all ages. Dr. Kara graduated as the valedictorian from the University of Western Ontario Faculty of Dentistry in 2004. Since then, he has spent countless hours travelling across the world to learn from the best cosmetic, restorative and specialist dentists, serving Langley and lower mainland families.

Dr. Kara is dedicated to providing Kois based dental risk assessments, functional bite correction, bite analysis and bite reconstruction, displaying excellent clinical and aesthetic expertise.

Friendly, caring, and personable, Dr. Kara is passionate about educating his patients about their dental needs. He does so with the use of modern dental technology and has a unique ability to diagnose, treatment plan and sequence treatment for patients using modern materials thus making comprehensive dentistry accessible for all.

Digital Dental Technology Dr. Kara frequently uses includes digital intra-oral and panoramic x-rays, iTero dental health scans, Dentsply Sirona CT scans, Cerec Primescan and Omnicam, Global Surgical Microscope, NobelGuide DTX studio, Exocad dental software.

Dr. Kara loves to give back and be a part of the community, he has been the team dentist of the Vancouver Giants since 2017. In 2012, he founded the original Mothers day Smile Makeover and since then has generously donated his and his amazing teams time and expertise to create over 20 new beautiful smiles for deserving Moms.

Outside of the dental practice, Dr. Kara can be found outdoors – skiing, golfing, running or on the soccer pitch with his son’s team! Dr. Kara enjoys travelling to new destinations with his wife Zahra, son Aiyan and going for walks with his puppy Rosey. Team building events with his long standing dental team also make him very happy.

Dr. Kara is dedicated to maintaining and restoring his patients oral health, function and beauty.

Courses, Credentials and Memberships

  • Invisalign Provider Silver, Gold, Gold Plus & Platinum Provider – 2005- Present
  • Kois Centre for Advanced Dental Sciences - Graduate 2014
  • Spear Scottsdale Centre for Dentistry - Faculty Member 2011
  • Orthodontic Education Continuum – Residency Graduate 2006
  • Misch and Ickert Implant Institute – Graduate 2007
  • Botox Cosmetic/Therapeutic Certified Provider – 2008-Present
  • Rondeau Orthodontic, Sleep Apnea, TMD Seminars & Progressive Orthodontics – Graduate 2009
  • Clinical Instructor UBC Faculty of Dentistry – 2008-2013
  • Soft tissue grafting, free gingival grafting, connective tissue grafting for teeth and implants, tunneling pinhole technique, dermal grafting – Pat Allen, Tarnow, Leziy, Jang - 2014 - present
  • PRF/PRP – Michon, Jang – 2016
  • Canadian Dental Association
  • British Columbia Dental Association
  • American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD)
  • Academy for General Dentistry Fellowship candidate
  • American Academy of Clear Aligners (AACA)
  • Academy for Sports Dentistry
  • CEREC Certified Doctor Provider Lecturer
  • Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation (DOCS) Member and Fellowship candidate
  • FOCUS Westcoast Study Club
  • Ortho Success Study Club
  • Team Dentist for Vancouver Giants – 2017- Present
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