Meet our Staff
HygienistPooneh graduated with honours from the Faculty of Science in Shiraz University in 1994. She immigrated to Canada in 1997 and graduated as a Certified Dental Assistant from VCC in 2000. She was awarded a scholarship toward further education in the field of Dental Hygiene. Later Pooneh graduated with honours from the RDH program at the College of Dental Hygiene. Pooneh is the recipient of VCC’s Outstanding Achievement Award, the Hu Friedy Golden Scaler Award, The Academic Excellence Award, and an Award for Clinical Excellence from the College of Dental Hygienists of BC. With her cultured and well-educated background, combined with her kind and caring personality, Pooneh has been one of the most valuable and influential members of our team since 2000. Aside from work, Pooneh enjoys spending time with her husband and children Ghazal and Reza.
Dental assistantSona graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Tehran in 2005 and immigrated to Canada in 2009 before joining our team of treatment providers. Sona graduated as a Certified Dental Assistant from CDI college in 2012. Sona also completed an extended prosthodontics module at the University of Fraser Valley in 2014. She adds to our office her neat, detail oriented and caring personality. She greatly enjoys performing her duties as a CDA and offering patients and staff alike with her genuine and kind personality. When not at the office Sona enjoys hiking, biking and spending time with her husband and son, Leo.
Dental assistantSanaz holds a bachelor’s degree from the Azad University in Tehran and received her certification of dental assistance from the CDI college of BC. Sanaz shares a remarkable passion for dentistry and strives to pursue excellence in this field, by devoting every effort in acquiring the skills needed in order to specialize in more advanced modules.
In addition to the aforesaid, Sanaz strongly believes in the motto of “healthy body, healthy mind” and therefore takes great pleasure in hiking regularly.
Dental assistantElli was welcomed to our office after graduating from Vancouver CDI College in 2015 as honor student in Dental Assisting. She received her Publishing and Graphic Design Diploma in computer science and Bachelor degree in Italian Translation in Iran and used to work in well-known companies as an office manager in Vancouver and Iran before joining our team.
She believes in “informed dentistry” and always tries to do her part by providing patients with as much treatment information as she can. She is also very friendly, passionate about her job; positive, organized, detail oriented and enjoys helping others.
In her spare time, she enjoys sewing, reading, playing tennis and spending time with her family.
Chair side assistantGhazal is currently a student working toward her ultimate goal of becoming a medical doctor. She has been a member of the team since 2015 and has worked both as a patient coordinator and chairside assistant. Ghazal enjoys interacting with patients and challenging herself with new techniques every day. In her free time, she enjoys being outdoors, reading, and spending time with family and friends.
Zohreh (Zoe) Karimi
ReceptionistZoe was born in Tehran and graduated with a Bachelor of Graphics from the Art University of Tehran in 2014. She has a keen interest in the health care field and enjoys working with our patients to help them achieve a healthy, beautiful smile. She takes pride in her patient and detail oriented manner and is here to help our patients with their appointment scheduling, payments, and insurance billings. When not at work, she enjoys drawing, needle felting, swimming, and spending time with her Husband and friends.
ReceptionistSoheila, a long-time resident of North Vancouver, graduated from the Office Assistant program at Capilano University. She enjoys building relationships with patients and ensures their experience at Marine Dental Clinic is as enjoyable and smooth as possible.
In her spare time, she enjoys practicing yoga, cooking and spending time with her husband and two children. Before joining Marine Dental Clinic, she worked at an import/export company and as an assistant manager at a local fitness club. Soheila is glad to be part of a team that is passionate about dentistry and patient care.