At Lonsdale Dental Centre we aim to exceed client expectations, boost confidence and improve oral health and everyday lifestyles. Our team believes in the importance of a bright and healthy smile, one that portrays confidence and shines of positivity. Learn more about our Dentists and Staff.
Our Experienced Dentists
Dr. Roshanak Rahmanian
Dr. Roshanak Rahmanian, General Dentist, is a graduate of University of Toronto , faculty of dentistry. She also holds a D.D.S degree from Iran and has been practicing dentistry since 1998.
Dr. Rahmanian is a strong believer in continuing education and thrives to stay current with new technology and dental materials, that modern dentistry has to offer. Dr. Rahmanian is a member of the Canadian Dental Association and the American Dental Association.
With her caring and attentive personality and excellent clinical skills, Dr. Rahmanian is excited about treating your family with highest standards of care and help you achieve a healthy beautiful smile that you deserve.
Dr. Anita Orendi
Dr. Anita Orendi, General Dentist, hails from Montreal, Quebec. She is a graduate of McGill University, where she received both a Bachelor of Science degree (First Class Honours in Chemistry) and a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree. Following graduation, she completed a one-year multi-disciplinary residency program at the Montreal Children’s Hospital. Dr. Orendi is well experienced in a wide variety of clinical settings, having worked in hospitals, remote settings on northern aboriginal reserves, and in private practice in urban areas.
For the past twenty years, she has been delighted to call the west coast “home”. She has been a long-term member of the dental team at Lonsdale, proudly serving patients’ needs there for over ten years now. She is multilingual, and routinely treats patients in English, French and German.
When it comes to patient care, Dr. Orendi loves to draw on her past episodes of teaching. An ongoing priority for her is to educate her patients to the many options the latest, up-to-date dentistry can offer, and help them make the choices that work best for them.
Dr. Amir Kadivar
Dr. Amir Kadivar received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Shiraz University of Medical Sciences in Iran with honours in 1990.
Dr. Kadivar passed the National Dental Examining Board of Canada (NDEB) with high scores on his first attempt and is now a member of CDA, CDSBC, BCAD, IRIMC, and IDA, in addition to other national and international dental organizations.
Dr. Kadivar joined Lonsdale Dental Centre in September of 2018. He has been providing high-quality dentistry for over 28 years and has brought a wealth of experience to our practice in all aspects of general dentistry.
Dr. Kadivar’s passion for education has endured throughout his professional career as he continues to attend numerous postgraduate and continuing education courses and study clubs nationally and internationally to keep up with the latest techniques and procedures. He especially focuses on dental implants, prosthodontics, cosmetic dentistry and endodontics.
Dr. Kadivar’s favourite aspect of his profession is building long-term relationships with his patients to maintain, improve, or enhance their oral health.
Dr. Kadivar is married with two daughters. Both of his daughters share their father’s passion for becoming a dentist. He enjoys spending his spare time with his family and loves to study different topics to increase his knowledge in different areas. His outside activities include biking and exploring different coffee shops and restaurants in the Downtown Vancouver area.
Dr. Amir Ajar
Dr. Amir Ajar graduated from McGill University with a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc) in Anatomy in 1991 and a Doctor of Dental Surgery (D.D.S.) in 1995. Upon completion of his degree, Dr. Ajar focused on dental surgery and postgraduate training in hospital programs designed to improve his surgical skills. These involved rotations in departments of oral and maxillofacial surgery, anesthesiology, internal medicine, general surgery, emergency medicine, surgical intensive care and pain medicine.
Since moving to the Lower Mainland in 2004, his practice is limited specifically to dental surgery and implants using all forms of sedation. Dr. Ajar has lectured at the University of British Columbia, University of Alberta, University of Calgary and McGill University. He currently serves as an instructor at the Faculty of Dentistry at UBC, and holds memberships in the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology and the International Congress of Oral Implantologists.
Our Amazing Dental Team
Cat Santos, Office Manager
I am very excited to be a part of a dynamic team that focuses and prioritizes on our patients’ oral care. I graduated from the Dental Receptionist/Administration program a little over a year ago. However, I have many years of experience working in administration and management, along with experience in an oral maxillofacial surgical office.
I also have a background in Emergency Nursing which I truly believe allows me to have a great working relationship with our patients!
I am a mother to two boys, 15 years old and an almost 2 year old. They both bring out the love, fun and creative sides of me.
I LOVE all creatures, I love to rollerblade during the summer, and if time/weather permitting, I love to be outdoors with my boys.
Lisa Mosberian, Dental Receptionist/Administrator
I received my Dental Reception Coordinator certificate in January of 2013 from Vancouver Community College and started working at Lonsdale Dental Centre that summer. I enjoy being a valuable member of the team that strives to make each patients’ experience a positive one. Providing great customer service has always been my goal, and I enjoy each interaction I have with patients.
I was born and raised in North Vancouver and currently live here with my boyfriend and dog. Helping others has always been a strong passion of mine. I also enjoy travelling and experiencing different cultures.
Krystyna Wasak, Certified Dental Assistant
I graduated from VCC Certified Dental Assisting program in 1996 and have been continuously working since.
I love being able to contribute to our patients’ health. The highest quality and patients comfort, while they are in the dental chair, will always be my number one priority.
When I am not working, I enjoy spending my time with my family, walking my sons’ dog ‘Thor’ and playing bridge with my friends.
Denise Howell, Registered Dental Hygienist
I started working in an orthodontic office as a high school student and with the encouragement of my dental mentors I became a Certified Dental Assistant in 1977 in B.C. and graduated with a Diploma in Dental Hygiene from Seneca College, Toronto, Ontario in 1982. After working in orthodontics for the first 15 years of my career I switched to general family dentistry and have been privileged to have worked alongside many amazing dentists, assistants and receptionists. This is my 27th year working in the same office and it is a pleasure to provide dental hygiene care to all of our marvellous patients. It is thanks to them that my career has been so satisfying.
Janille Corpuz, Registered Dental Hygienist
Janille recently graduated from Camosun College in Victoria and moved to Vancouver in 2017. She believes that her most remarkable role as a hygienist in periodontal disease prevention is implementing individualized care for patients and equipping them with the knowledge to understand the importance of their oral health. Through trust and communication, she aims for every patient to feel comfortable and supported throughout their dental care.
In her free time, she enjoys music, movies, hot yoga and spending time with family.