Hardev Dhillon was born and raised in India where he earned his Dental Degree in 1995 and started his career as both dental practitioner and educator. In addition to maintaining a practice, he spent the ensuing fifteen years teaching and lecturing on topics ranging from advanced dental materials and technology to delicate and complex restorative procedures conforming to the ever changing field of dentistry. He has held positions as an Assistant Professor and Course Director in Dental Materials. Dr. Dhillon has the distinction of having published articles both nationally and internationally regarding dental restorative materials and procedures.
Dr. Dhillon moved to Canada in 2010 with his family and from here went on to the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry in San Francisco. In June 2016 he earned his Doctorate in Dental Surgery. Upon graduation, Dr. Dhillon worked as an Associate Dentist in Washington, USA for several months while he was in the process of relocating to Vancouver.
For the past two years Dr. Dhillon has been working full-time as an Associate in clinics in Abbotsford, Chilliwack and Mission. With 22 years of experience as a Professor in the School of Dentistry and as a General Dentist, Dr. Dhillon has gained extensive experience in wisdom teeth extraction, minor oral surgical procedures, implant restorations, apical surgeries, endodontics and complex restorative techniques. He is also a licensed dentist for Oral Sedation and Nitrous Oxide sedation, laser surgeries and Invisalign.
Hardev and his wife, Aanchal live with their two children, Sajneet 14, and Adeshwar 11, in Surrey. Aanchal is also a dentist practising in Vancouver and White Rock. Quiet time is important to both Hardev and Aanchal and they spend as much time as possible with their children and a large extended family on both sides living in the lower mainland. They love to explore other countries and they have traveled extensively with their children throughout the world and it is their hope that they will be continuing this for many years to come.
Maria was born and raised in Iran. She completed her Doctorate in Dental Surgery from the School of Dental Medicine at the University of Medical Sciences in Tehran in 1991, and practiced dentistry in Tehran for ten years prior to immigrating with her husband to Canada. She attended the University of British Columbia in the School of Dentistry and completed her Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) in 2010. She began her practice in Canada as an Associate Dentist working in two clinics, one in Coquitlam and one in Burnaby. In 2012 she created her own practice and joined with Dr. Yanbin Xu and Dr. Akash Sidhu operating as the Dentists at Metrotown.
In the course of her career she has maintained interests in Endodontic dentistry and in facial cosmetic treatments. Maria is proud of the way her cosmetic dental and skin treatments have helped so many of her patients “smile with confidence”.
Maria has always had a passion for technology. Innovation is something she appreciates in every way from the changes it has brought to home appliances, cars, computers and telephones through to the practice of dentistry. She shares an interest with the other Doctors at the Dentists at Metrotown in always looking for new technology and new methods that make visits to the dentist quieter, calmer and easier.
Maria lives in Burnaby with her husband, Reza, and her two daughters, Tabi, 18 and Tara, 12. They are a family that enjoys both swimming and tennis but some of her favorite times are just relaxing at home and watching a movie or hockey game on TV. She and her family love their new home in British Columbia and take great pleasure on walks through the many parks with their wonderful shoreline views and the quiet serenity of the mountains.
Yanbin was born and lived most of his life in China. He attended the prestigious West China School of Medical Sciences at the West China University in Sichuan where he earned his Bachelor degree of Dentistry in 1989. After practicing dentistry for several years he went on to graduate school at the Asahi University School of Dentistry in Gifu Prefecture in Japan and earned his PhD in Prosthodontics in 2000. Yanbin brought his family to Canada and obtained his Canadian Doctor of Dental Medicine degree at the UBC School of Dentistry in 2010.
Yanbin began his dental practice in Canada as an Associate Dentist and after meeting Maria in the UBC School of Dentistry has worked in clinics with her initially as an Associate and now in his own practice. Working with Dr. Sidhu and Dr. Zanjanian in 2012, his practice forms part of the Dentists at Metrotown.
Yanbin has focused his practice on Dental Surgery and has developed many specific means of treatment and sophistication in the practice of dentistry, particularly in the area of Implants and the extraction of wisdom teeth, particularly difficult extractions. He believes that everything should be done to preserve natural teeth but when that is not possible to keep bone tissue intact and believes that current implant technology does this with very predictable results and a much lower cost than these treatments were just a few years ago. In respect of wisdom tooth extractions he has developed particular expertise in the use of Platelet Rich Fibrin (PRF) which is the use of blood components to minimize trauma, speed healing and speed overall recovery. In most case Yanbin says this reduces healing time from wisdom tooth extraction to 3-4 days from the typical 7-8 days.
Yanbin, his wife Huili and son Peter, 18, live in Vancouver near UBC and you might see him jogging through the UBC campus and surrounding endowment lands enjoying the beautiful scenery of the mountains and water. His interest in technology extends to his family time and he loves spending time his wife and son playing video games together. He is also fan of basketball and soccer and enjoys water sports like kayaking and paddle boarding.