With over 25 years of combined experience in the Kitsilano community, Pacific Dental Centre is here to help you. New patients are welcome. Simply contact us for your free consultation appointment and we will be happy to discuss your dental needs.
Sunday-Friday9:00am to 6:00pm
Book an appointment online for all your dental service needs.
At Pacific Dental Centre, we know the importance of great oral hygiene. To help you reach that goal, all new patients will receive a *FREE Oral-B 500 electric tooth brush . Call us at 604-336-9636 to book your appointment before the offer ends.
*Conditions apply ! Please call us at 604-336-9636 or visit us for further details. Limited time offer
How often you go for dental exams depends on your oral health needs. The goal is to catch small problems early. For many people, this means a dental exam every six months. Your dentist may suggest that you visit more or less often depending on how well you care for your teeth and gums, problems you have that need to be checked or treated, how fast tartar builds up on your teeth, and so on.
How often you need to have x-rays also depends on your oral health. A healthy adult who has not had cavities or other problems for a couple of years probably won't need x-rays at every appointment. If your dental situation is less stable and your dentist is monitoring your progress, you may require more frequent x-rays. If you are not sure why a particular x-ray is being taken, ask your dentist. Remember that dental x-rays deliver very little radiation; they are a vital tool for your dentist to ensure that small problems don't develop into bigger ones.
Original dental records belong to the dentist who provided the treatment, and not the patient, because dentists have to keep all of their records for a period of time, as set out by their provincial dental regulatory body. Once you have selected a new dentist, you can request that a copy of your records be transferred from your former dentist. You may be required to sign a release form from your former dental office and you may also be charged an administrative fee for having your records copied and sent to another dental office. If you have questions about the records transfer process in your province, ask your dentist or contact the provincial dental regulatory body.
Dentists have been doing what's called "non-vital" bleaching for many years. Non-vital bleaching is done on a damaged, darkened tooth that has had root canal treatment. "Vital" bleaching is done on healthy teeth and has become more popular in recent years. Vital bleaching, also called whitening, may be carried out in the dental office or the dentist may instruct the patient on how to do the bleaching at home. There is also a wide variety of products for sale in stores. Not all products are the same and not all give you the same results.
The first step in choosing a new dentist is to list your needs, which might include:
Your health is very important to your dentist. One of the ways that your dentist helps you stay healthy is by preventing the spread of germs. One of the best ways to do this is to use barrier protection such as gloves and masks. Your dentist and other dental team members also wash their hands regularly. In addition, they sterilize equipment used in the dental office and clean the furniture and fixtures in the examining rooms. This system is referred to as "standard precautions." It means that every patient is treated in the same way because patients don't always know if they're sick. It's always better to be safe than sorry. If you would like to know how this system is carried out in your dentist's office, ask to be shown how it's done. Dentists welcome the opportunity to ease their patients' concerns, rather than have them leave the office with unanswered questions. Once you see the work that goes into making the dental office a clean and safe environment, you will feel reassured. It is worth noting that even though standard precautions are used, it is still important to tell your dentist of changes in your health. This will help your dentist suggest the right choices of treatment for you.
With other 25 years of combined experience, Pacific Dental Centre has been a staple in the Vancouver West Community. At Pacific Dental Centre, we pride ourselves in providing the best in diagnosis, treatment, prevention and patient education. We are here to provide you and your entire family with a caring and warm environment, and we make it our daily mission to ensure that your dental visits are pleasant and educational. Because we understand our patients’ needs and busy schedules, we are happy to announce that we are now open on Sundays and select evenings.
At Pacific Dental Centre, we offer a full range of dental treatment, using the latest in dental technology and the highest professional standards. From preventive care to restorative and cosmetic dentistry, we’ve got you covered for all your dental needs.
1)Brushing is recommend after meals or at least twice daily, using a toothbrush with soft bristles.
2)Flossing is recommended every night to remove plaque and bacteria from between the teeth.
3)Fluoridated toothpaste is recommend for adults as it reduces the risk of tooth decay. For children, discuss appropriate use of fluoride with your dentist.
4)Consumption of acid based and sugary drinks like soft drinks, pop and fruit juices should be reduced or avoided much as possible .
5)Frequency of Carbohydrate /sugar consumption should be limited throughout the day, making sure to brush and floss after.
6)In case of pain or discomfort of the teeth of gums, a licensed dental professional should be consulted.
Dr. Mahshid Torkaman-Zehi, General Dentist, is from Montreal and a graduate of McGill University, where she obtained her Bachelor’s of Science (B.Sc) degree in Anatomy & Cell Biology and completed her Doctor of Dental Medicine (D.M.D) training. Upon completion of her Dental Degree, Dr. Torkaman was selected to enter a highly competitive General Practice Dental Residency Program at McGill University. During her residency, Dr. Torkaman not only expanded her skills in all aspects of General Dentistry, she also had the opportunity to participate in various community outreach clinics and take part in Mobile Dentistry, providing dental care to vulnerable groups throughout Montreal. In addition to her ongoing interest in continuing education, Dr. Torkaman enjoys teaching and was a clinical instructor at McGill University’s School of Dentistry prior to her move to British Columbia. Dr. Torkaman is highly committed to her patients and their well being, and can assist her patients in English, French and Farsi languages.
I can't believe I haven't been here earlier. I was so nervous about going to the dentist but Dr. T made my fears go away with her kindness and gentle treatment. I would 100% recommend this clinic. In fact I've already referred my friends. I also got an electric toothbrush which was pretty cool! thanks!
Nice environment and location, I did filling For my front tooth today,I must say it’s looks like my own tooth, nice work Doctor.
Awesome dentist. Had the best dental treatment with Dr. Torkaman, she's highly experienced and sociable!
I came to Pacific Dental Centre today for my first visit ,Dr.Torkaman is very patient and nice!!!Definitely give her five stars on their first review