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 the owner and 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 continuing education courses, such as Maxicourse Implant training and various study clubs to stay current with the best practices in implants and aesthetic dentistry. Dr. Jamei’s 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, skiing, volleyball and soccer and he has a black belt in karate.

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!