At dundarave dental, we take a different approach to your oral health. We treat oral health as an integral component of systemic health. The mouth is the visible gateway to the rest of the body and reflects what is happening deep inside. Dentistry is an essential health care service because of its role in evaluating, diagnosing, preventing and treating oral disease, which can affect systemic health.
Beautifully located in a peaceful and tranquil neighborhood, we let nature soothe and relax our patients. We provide ocean view seats to endless sunsets and complementary bird shows from our window feeders so our patients can sit back and relax while we take care of their oral needs.
Dr. Lila Popa
Dentistry has been part of the family for several generations. His father practiced until he was 85, he was also a physician. An uncle in Switzerland, a cousin and second cousin both are dentists. Another Uncle in Europe runs a lab. A nephew is a lab technician and a brother has a practice in Burnaby. His oldest son is in school pursuing a career in Dentistry.
Dr. Gabor Balogh obtained an Honors BSc in Chemistry at the University of Western Ontario and a DDS in 1985. He finished The Misch Implant Institute in 1993 performing all phases of implant dentistry since 1992. He is also a founding member and past president of the Vancouver Oral Implantology Surgical Seminars.
Dr. Alan Keil
Dr. Keil has a German background and has adopted the quality and efficiency that epitomizes "Made in Germany". He stands behind all his work.
Dr. Keil studied general sciences at the University of Guelph, received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Western Ontario and received a Master's in Counselling Psychology from the University of British Columbia and a Teacher's Certificate from Simon Fraser University. His love of learning has fostered his practice of dentistry. Dr. Keil has taken numerous advanced courses in orthodontics and cosmetic dentistry.
Dr. Alan Keil has been a team member of the Dundarave Dental Clinic staff for 25+ years. He brings years of experience as a dentist with expertise in orthodontics (both braces and invisible tooth straightening systems).
Dr. Popa is a member of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry as well as the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. She recently traveled to London England where she got certified as a Dental Acupuncturist for TMJ disorders and is a member of the British Dental Acupuncture Association.
Her passion for health and wellbeing has also directed her towards a more holistic and biological approach in her dental practice. She is currently enrolled in the Institute of Functional Medicine and is studying to get her license as a Functional Medicine doctor.
Dr. L. Popa is part of the UBC faculty of dentistry and is currently a 4th year Clinical instructor.
Dr. Akbar Khaiat
Dr. Akbar, a board certified endodontist, is our in house root canal specialist with over 40 years of experience. His impressive resume includes multiple research and published articles as well as years of teaching as a Professor of Endodontics in Shiraz, Iran .
He is part of the dental faculty at UBC and is teaching endodontics to dental students and residents.