Meet The Doctors
Dr. Mehrdad Jamei- BDS.DDS.DMD
Dr. Jamei graduated from the University of British Columbia and has over 20 years’ experience in the field of dentistry. He has worked in North Surrey, the Tri-Cities and Chilliwack. Dr. Jamei is currently working as principal dentist at the Sunshine Coast Dental Group. He enjoys all aspects of dentistry with extensive experience in implant dentistry, oral surgery, crowns & bridges, smile design, cosmetic dentistry and comprehensive treatment planning. He has attended various continuing education courses and study clubs to stay current with the best practices in implants and aesthetic dentistry. Dr. Jamei is a caring and gentle dentist. His practice philosophy is taking care of patients and educating them in order to provide the best treatment possible. He enjoys spending time with his family including his daughters, ages 9 and 12. He has a black belt in karate and is proficient in skiing, volleyball and soccer.
Dr. Asef Karim-Certified Specialist in Orthodontics
Dr. Karim was born in Hong Kong and his family moved to Vancouver when he was young. Raised and educated in Vancouver, Dr. Karim has been practicing dentistry in the lower mainland for over 18 years. He completed his dental degree (DMD) at UBC in 1999 and his orthodontic specialty training (MSc) at UBC in 2013. Dr. Karim is well versed and up to date in all areas of orthodontics and has interests in interceptive orthodontic treatments for young children, clear aligner therapy like Invisalign, traditional or clear braces and surgical orthodontics for young and adult patients. He has completed his specialty fellowship with the Royal College of Dentists of Canada. In the pursuit of orthodontic excellence and patient care, Dr. Karim is also certified as a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics (ABO). To further elevate his standard of orthodontic care, Dr. Karim is an Affiliate member of the Edward H. Angle Society–an internationally recognized, invitation-only orthodontics study club. As a part-time instructor at the Graduate Orthodontics Program at UBC, Dr. Karim enjoys teaching and working with graduate students. He is also active in organized dentistry; most recently (2016), Dr. Karim was the President of the Dental Specialist’s Society of BC-an organization that represents all specialists in the Province. In addition to orthodontics, Dr. Karim has an interest in public health and has completed a Master’s Degree in International Public Health from Boston University (2008). Apart from practicing on the Sunshine Coast, Dr. Karim maintains private orthodontic practice in Richmond, BC, where he joined and took over the practice of his esteemed colleague Dr. Robin Jackson and in Pitt Meadows. When not in the clinic, Dr. Karim enjoys sculling, biking, and spending time with his wife and three children. As a board-certified orthodontist, Dr. Karim provides orthodontic care for children, teens, and adults in a personable and gentle manner. And he is very excited to be here on the Coast!
Dr. Denise Chiasson-BScN DMD
Dr. Chiasson originates from Nova Scotia where she received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing at the St. Francis Xavier University. After venturing to the West Coast of Canada, Dr. Chiasson worked in a variety of areas at St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver for six years. She attended the University of British Columbia in 1985 and completed her Doctor of Medical Dentistry. Her nursing background has greatly helped in developing professional relationships, and she enjoys treating patients of all ages. Dr. Chiasson practices all facets of dentistry including root canals, implants, aesthetic dentistry and she welcomes new patients. Both the art and science of dentistry is something she finds intellectually stimulating.
For many years,Dr. Chiasson has been involved with the local Continuing Education Study Group attending regular seminars. The mouth is a window to the body and it can tell us so much about a patient’s general health. She feels a great deal of satisfaction rehabilitating dental conditions when she’s able to help a patient overcome their dental fears. Dr. Chiasson enjoys spending time with her husband Don of 20 years, her daughter Julie and many friends. She is involved with the Coast String Fiddlers and St. Mary’s Church; she also has a passion for Celtic music; enjoys skiing, travelling and being on or near the water.