Dr. Ivan Kahn
Dr. Ivan Kahn grew up in South Africa, receiving his dental training in Johannesburg. He has been practicing in Canada since 1998. He enjoys all aspects of dentistry, and has done additional studies in the use of the soft-tissue diode laser in LosAngeles, Aesthetic Dentistry and Smile Design at the California Center for Advanced Dental Studies, completed both Level I and II Invisilign training and did his Botox certification in New York.
Dr. Kahn understands the need for a multi-disciplinary approach to health care and the importance of listening to his patients and their concerns. Patients are welcomed at W Dental like they are part of our extended family!
Tanya - Hygienist
Tanya was born and raised in British Columbia and received her dental assisting Diploma from CDI in 2006. After working as a dental assistant for a year, she decided to continue her dental education and graduate as a dental hygienist .
As a teenager, Tanya’s dream was to become a medical professional. She volunteered at a local hospital and discovered her passion for caring for others and educating them on their oral health. Her passion is evident in her dedication and knowledge when asked any questions by her patients.
During her time away from work, Tanya enjoys reading novels by Shauna S. Baldwin, Kayaking, cooking, walking the Sea wall and learning new things. She loves spending time with her family and good friends.
Chrystal graduated from Malaspina University in Nanaimo BC, in June 2005 as a Certified Dental Assistant. She began working with Dr. Kahn in August 2005, and has been working with him ever since! She is committed to keeping her chair side skills updated and enjoys learning about new cosmetic and dental procedures, she is also committed to providing patient care and making sure you are comfortable and as relaxed as possible!
In her spare time Chrystal enjoys working out, cooking and baking, volunteering and spending time with family and friends. She also enjoys travelling with her husband!
Dr. Claire Wang
Dr. Claire Wang is a graduate of UBC with a degree in Honours Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry (2005). She then pursued her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree in University of Western Ontario, Schulich School of Dentistry (2009). Dr. Wang graduated dental school with Dean's Honours List. She is a member of Canadian Dental Association, British Columbia Dental Association and Academy of General Dentistry. Dr. Wang practiced general dentistry in Toronto, and her field of practice includes restoratives (fillings), oral cancer screening, cosmetic dentistry, preventive dentistry, endodontics, prosthodontics (denture, crown and bridge), paedodontics, periodontics and oral surgery (extraction). She was well received by her coworkers and patients due to her pleasant, caring and quality service. She has recently returned to west coast and looks forward to devoting her knowledge and skills to communities in her hometown. Dr. Wang's practice philosophy is to provide personalized and quality care to all patients. Open communication is important to every patient in order to achieve his or her dental health goals. Besides English, Dr. Wang also speaks fluent Mandarin and Taiwanese. She has also been committed to continuing education to stay on the cutting edge of technology and deliver the highest quality of dental care. Dr. Wang enjoys traveling, hiking, tennis, spending time outdoors, yoga and playing piano. She is enthusiastic to join W Dental and serve the community with all your dental needs!
Alex - Receptionist
Alex graduated as Certified Dental Assistant and after practicing as a CDA for some time she decided that she loved the challenge of working as a dental receptioninst so she moved to the front! She loves to have variety in life so she also enjoys hairdressing one day a week. In her spare time outside of the office (and salon) she loves to excercise and keep in shape, she also enjoys snowboarding and traveling with her boyfriend!
Seema - Office Manager
Seema graduated as a Certified Dental Assistant in 1993 and practised for 5years as a CDA until 1997. Since that time she has enjoyed managing many different offices and working as a receptionist in the Dental Industry. She has two kids and a husband that keep her very busy and she loves spending time with them. She also enjoys cooking and baking and when she gets a break from work and kids she loves to cozy up with a good book and enjoy some quite reading time!
Certified Dental Assistant