Langley Children's Dentistry

Looking for a caring children's dentist? At Sage Dental, we understand the importance of early dental care.

Our pediatric dentists are committed to creating a fun, comfortable, and educational environment for your little ones, instilling good oral hygiene habits early on.

Trust us to nurture your child's smile as they grow.

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    Nurturing Young Smiles at Sage Dental

    Children’s dentistry is also known as Pediatric dentistry and it focuses on the oral health of young ones from infancy to adolescence.

    Our multi-decade experienced Dental team uses uniquely tailored approaches to foster healthy dental habits early on, promoting a lifetime of healthy smiles for your young ones.

    The Importance of Children's Dentistry

    Children’s dentistry plays a critical role in ensuring oral health is established and maintained from an early age.

    Primary teeth play essential roles in a child’s development, enabling them to chew and speak properly. Moreover, they act as placeholders for adult teeth.

    Inadequate care can lead to serious health problems, emphasizing the importance of early oral health education.

    Dental Health and Overall Well-being

    Oral health is not an isolated aspect of a child's health; it's deeply connected to their overall well-being.

    A healthy mouth can prevent conditions such as malnutrition, speech issues, and even academic troubles. Good oral health practices from a young age can foster a lifetime of healthy habits.

    What to Expect During a Children's Dentistry visit?

    Pediatric dental visits can differ greatly from adult visits.

    Regular Checkups

    Routine checkups allow the dentist to monitor your child's dental development and ensure oral health. They are typically short and involve no or little treatment. During the checkup, the Pediatric dentist may perform a full exam of the teeth, jaws, bite, gums, and oral tissues to check growth, development, and oral health.

    These check-ups some times take longer with children who experience dental anxiety or have troubles sitting still. We are experienced in working with children and can work around your happy active children!

    Preventive Treatments

    Preventive treatments include fluoride applications and dental sealants which protect against cavities and other dental problems down the road.

    Corrective Treatments

    In the event of oral health issues, corrective treatments may be necessary. These may include fillings, crowns, and other restorative procedures.

    Creating a Positive Perception of Dentistry

    At Sage Dental, we strive to create a pleasant and comfortable environment for your child.

    Our team employs a child-friendly language to explain procedures and treatments, allaying any fears they might have.

    When Should A Child First Visit The Dentist

    The Canadian Dental Association recommends the assessment of infants, by a dentist, within 6 months of the eruption of the first tooth or by one year of age. Starting dental visits early ensures early detection of potential dental issues, fostering healthier oral habits right from the start.

    Patients Also Ask Us

    What age should my child start visiting the dentist?

    The AAPD recommends the first visit around their first birthday.

    How often should my child see a dentist?

    Regular check-ups every six months are advisable.

    What is pediatric dental sedation?

    Sedation for pediatric dentistry is used to calm a child during procedures, allowing them to relax and stay still. Sedation can be especially helpful for children with special needs.

    What should I do in case of a dental emergency?

    Contact your pediatric dentist immediately. Most pediatric dental clinics, like Sage Dental, offer emergency services to handle such situations.

    How much does Children's Dentistry cost?

    The cost of children's dentistry varies depending on the nature of the treatment required. Simple procedures like cleaning and check-ups are less expensive compared to more complex treatments like braces or Invisalign. At Sage Dental, we aim to provide top-quality Pediatric dental services at affordable prices.

    Is Children's Dentistry covered by insurance?

    Most dental insurance plans cover children's dentistry, including regular checkups, cleanings, fluoride treatments, and more. It's advisable to check your coverage with your insurance provider for the exact details. Good coverage is essential for a big family!

    How To Encourage Good Dental Habits At Home

    Fostering good dental habits early on is crucial for your child's oral health. We recommend:

    Make Brushing Fun

    Turn brushing and flossing into a fun activity. Use kid-friendly toothbrushes, flavoured toothpaste, and reward systems to encourage regular brushing and flossing.

    Maintain A Healthy Diet

    Ensure your child eats a balanced diet, limiting sugary foods and drinks, which can lead to tooth decay.

    We Look Forward to Serving Your Family!

    As a leading provider of children's dentistry, Sage Dental is committed to ensuring your child's dental health is taken care of in a comfortable and caring environment. By embracing a child-centered approach, we aim to create positive dental experiences that can set the foundation for a lifetime of healthy smiles.

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    We are a passionate team that is committed to improving our patients overall health and well-being.
    To serve with: Compassion, Integrity & Humility
    To foster a welcoming and respectful environment for both our team and patients
    To empower and educate through evidence- based techniques and digital technology


    Meet Our Langley Dentists


    Dr. Shafiq Kara

    Dr. Kara’s special interests are in complex smile design, advanced reconstruction, rehabilitative and sedation dentistry. He has devoted countless hours to continuing education every year, travelling across North America to learn from the best cosmetic, restorative and specialist dentists. Dr.Kara has trained at the prestigious Spear Scottsdale Centre for Dentistry, studied cosmetic smile design and veneer placement under New York celebrity dentists Lituchy & Lowenberg, and at the world-renowned Kois Center in Seattle. The Spear and Kois Center are widely recognized as two of the most elite dental training facilities in restorative, esthetic and prosthodontic dentistry in the world.


    Dr. Aarman Rahim

    Dr. Aarman Rahim was born and raised in the Tri – Cities. Dr. Rahim received his Doctor of Dental Medicine from the University of Sydney. Previously, he studied at Simon Fraser University where he obtained his Bachelor of Science in Health Science and a Certificate in Liberal Arts. Dr. Rahim is dedicated to educating and providing his patients with the latest evidence-based treatment, in an efficient and comfortable setting. He is highly proficient, and detail orientated which has led to comfortable and satisfied patient experiences. When not in the clinic, Dr. Rahim enjoys spending his time outdoors hiking the beautiful terrain British Columbia has to offer as well as making music.


    Dr. Miriam Berlin

    Dr. Miriam Berlin received her Doctor of Dental Surgery from New York University. She graduated with a concentration in aesthetic dentistry and was inducted into Omnicron Kappa Upsilon, an exclusive national dental honor society for being in the top 7% of her graduating class. Previously, she studied at University of British Columbia where she obtained her Bachelor of Science in Biology. Dr. Berlin is passionate about providing exceptional patient care that is not only functional but aesthetic as well. She is personable, empathetic, detail oriented and gentle and has built long lasting relationships with many of her patients. She is devoted to improving herself by taking continuing education courses in all aspects of the field. She is an active member of American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, Spear Education, Canadian Dental Association, American Dental Association, and British Columbia Dental Association. She speaks English, Russian, and Hebrew. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, as well as biking, skiing, and exploring beautiful British Columbia.


    Dr. Rabia Gill

    Dr. Rabia Gill earned her DMD at University of British Columbia after first completing her BDS at Manipal University in India. She is a registered dentist with the Canadian Dental Association and BC Dental Association. She is excited to join the team at Sage Dental and North Langley Dental. Apart from multiple CE courses taken over the years, she is currently pursuing graduation from world renowned Kois Centre in Seattle to further her skills. She is also a certified provider of Invisalign and Botox. She aspires to make all dentistry from simple fillings and cleanings to endodontics and orthodontics to be more predictable and comfortable for her patients. In the life left over, she loves traveling with her husband and her 10 year old son. She loves movies, shows and all the latest pop culture. She tinkers around with digital animation and buys way too many art books. She is the slowest runner in her run club but she hopes to run a half marathon one day!

    No Longer Practicing

    Dr. Maria Tugbang

    Dr. Maria Tugbang was one of the leading cosmetic dentists in Langley. She received her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from the university of British Columbia. Dr. Tugbang practiced in White Rock, BC prior to purchasing Sage Dental in 2001. In 2008 Dr. Tugbang brought Dr. Shafiq Kara into the practice. They continued their partnership until March of 2021 when Dr. Tugbang retired from dentistry.
    Dr. Shafiq Kara

    Dr. Shafiq Kara

    Dr. Aarman Rahim

    Dr. Aarman Rahim

    Dr. Miriam Berlin

    Dr. Miriam Berlin

    Dr. Rabia Gill

    Dr. Rabia Gill

    Dr. Maria Tugbang

    Dr. Maria Tugbang

    No Longer Practicing

    Patient Reviews

    colleen mcquadecolleen mcquade
    03:55 23 Sep 23
    I have been a patient of Sage Dental for about 5 years now, and have had a lot of dental work done by them,including implants.I had gone to Sage Dental with a badly fitting bridge,that was very uncomfortable to say the least. Dr Kara was able to give me implants and I can’t thank him enough. His staff are true professionals and amazing. I appreciate everything about this dentist,and especially the painless,sedation therapy I had for my extractions. I am convinced that Dr Kara is the best of the best at his job,and his staff are very professional and friendly too.I strongly recommend Sage for all dental work.
    julie mcclenahanjulie mcclenahan
    00:23 22 Aug 23
    I have very high anxiety and panic. They always make my visit calm and relaxing. Bonus, just got my crown done in one visit, no temp crown needed! Sage Dental Rocks!!
    brad wilsonbrad wilson
    01:27 25 Jul 23
    First time here at Sage Dental. The office is very modern and has the latest technology in Dental Equipment. All the staff were very friendly and informative which made me feel welcome. I have a difficult case needing many tooth extractions and was very stressed and worried when I arrived. When I left their office I was relaxed and relieved about my situation. Dr. Shafia Kara was extremely informative. He took the time to explain every issue in detail and answered all my questions. I am so glad I came to Sage Dental. I would highly recommend them for your dental needs.
    Tyler TrowbridgeTyler Trowbridge
    01:25 30 May 23
    After getting options from multiple different dentists, I ultimately went with Dr. Kara at Sage Dental and I couldn’t be happier! My Invisalign treatment went as planned and with no surprises. I enjoy going to Sage Dental and find that the dental assistant Taeya was comforting and very supportive along my 2 year Invisalign journey. I was recommended to Sage Dental by a friend and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them to my friends and family! 5 stars!
    Cassandra DienoCassandra Dieno
    02:22 28 Apr 23
    With previous bad experiences at other Dentists and high anxiety going to Dental Offices. My first visit to Sage was absolutely amazing. I felt relaxed, well cared for and every step and process was well explained to me. From the front of house staff, the hygienists and the Doctors. Everyone I dealt with was so kind and understanding of my fears.I will be back again
    RTC Container SalesRTC Container Sales
    20:47 20 Apr 23
    Always available, love the way the office communicates with text messages. Flexible is the most important to me and they always try to fit my son in for adjustments on his braces when its urgent.Stuff and front desk super nice. They try their best always.Thank youAneta
    Rich WangRich Wang
    02:00 03 Apr 23
    I've been with Sage for over 10 years now and highly recommend them for any of your dental needs. They've taken great care of me from fillings, cleanings, adult Invisalign and toothy emergencies. I trust them for the best advice and care. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
    Shane WindjackShane Windjack
    07:07 22 Feb 23
    I have been a patient of Dr. Kara at Sage Dental for over 10 years, and I cannot say enough good things about this dental practice. Dr. Kara and his team provide exceptional care and have always gone above and beyond to ensure that my family and I receive the best possible dental treatment.From routine cleanings to more complex procedures, Dr. Kara and his team have always made my family and I feel comfortable and at ease. They take the time to explain every step of the process and answer any questions we have. The office is always clean and inviting, and the front desk staff are friendly and professional.I highly recommend Sage Dental to anyone looking for a dental practice so passionate about providing such exceptional, family-oriented care.Thank you Dr. Kara and Sage Dental!
    Nadine HNadine H
    05:37 18 Feb 23
    Dr. Rahim at Sage is one of the best dentists I have seen. He is very professional, calming and explains everything clearly. The staff is really kind, knowledgeable and helpful.
    Simran BrarSimran Brar
    02:21 03 Dec 22
    I would highly recommend Dr. Berlin for her expertise. Previous to becoming a patient at Sage dental I went to the same dentist for many years. Dr. Berlin and her hygienist are absolutely phenomenal and provide the best possible care. I will definitely be recommending Sage dental to my family and friends.
    Malik TalibMalik Talib
    00:21 05 Oct 22
    The team at Sage lead by Dr Kara are the best and most gentle I’ve ever experienced. And they are always smiling - you even feel their smiles through their masks. Five star service by a five star team!!


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