Unit 103 - 5680 152nd Street, Surrey, BC


  Contact : +1 (604) 575-1555

Our Staff


Meet Our Dentists


Dr. San Bhatha
Dr. San Bhatha

Since graduating from UBC Dental School in 2001, Dr. Bhatha worked as an Associate dentist downtown until 2005 at which time he took over ownership of a practice in downtown Vancouver. In 2006, he designed and created his second practice, Southridge Dental in South Surrey. In 2011, Dr Bhatha sold his downtown practice to focus on Southridge Dental.
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Dr. Richard Lam

Dr. Lam was born and raised here in Vancouver. He studied at UBC and graduated with a degree in dental medicine in 2007. After graduation Richard gained clinical experience working in Calgary before moving back to Vancouver in 2009. He is a member of the Canadian Dental Association, College of Dental Surgeons of BC, BC Dental Association and ...
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Dr. Narges Khalaj
Dr. Narges Khalaj

After completing her undergraduate studies at the University of British Columbia, Dr. Khalaj moved to Toronto where she earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree with Honours from University of Toronto. She joined the Southridge Dental team in September 2016 and is once again embracing life in the West Coast. Read More


Meet Our Office Manager


Kendall
Kendall

Kendall has been working in the dental field since 2000. She took time off to start her family and pursue her love of fitness. She then went on to manage a gym and own her own business before returning to the dental field.

In her spare time she teaches fitness classes (9 per week) and takes care of her young family.

Kendall is proud to be part of a team whose vision is to provide patients with outstanding care and customer service. She is thrilled to be able to provide patients with a health oriented philosophy for their dental care using state of the art equipment and techniques.


Meet Our Treatment Coordinator


Shelby
Shelby

Shelby has been involved with customer service for over 8 years and working with the public is her niche. She decided to pursue a career in dentistry a few years after high school and has loved it so far! She is especially excited to be a part of such an innovative dental office and great team.

Shelby is ready to put her skills to the test and provide the best customer service possible to our patients!

In her spare time, Shelby enjoys hanging out with family and friends, going to yoga and spending time outside with her dog.


Meet Our Reception Team


Mery
Mery

The newest member to the Southridge Dental family. Mery finds it extremely gratifying as an insurance coordinator where she is able to incorporate her love for organization and standard of excellence.

Mery is completely delighted with her Southridge family and the kindness they all show for their patients and each other. “Just the sheer appreciation of the team structure made it an absolute joy to be a new member at Southridge Dental.”

Since joining the office, she has enjoyed taking continuing education classes which have helped further strengthen her potential. Mery takes immense pride in her career and enjoys what she is doing.

This Vancouver native loves traveling, spending time with her friends and family. She’s often taking her dog on adventures with her lovely husband. She also has a passion for cooking and home decor.


Meet Our Certified Dental Assistants(CDAs)


Cherise
Cherise

As a recent Graduate from the Certified Dental Assistant program at Douglas College, Cherise has been looking forward to starting her career in the dental field. With the positive and encouraging environment at Southridge Dental, she is excited about her future career. She was always interested in working with the public, and becoming a CDA allows her to work with people of all ages on a daily basis.

Being a part of the team at Southridge Dental, Cherise is able expand her knowledge and learn new skills each day. She is glad to be a part of such a supportive group, who really care about the patient’s comfort and well-being above anything else.

Cherise is very excited for her future as a dental professional and hopes to continue furthering her career.

When she is not at the office, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, travelling and doing local outdoor activities.

Tracy
Tracy

After 10 years in the service industry, Tracy decided that her talents would be put to better use in a different field. She loves working with people and making them smile so the choice was clear. She received her training at Vancouver Community College and has been a Certified Dental Assistant for 7 years.

Tracy lives in Abbotsford with her husband and two young boys. They love spending time outdoors either gardening, camping or just horsing around. Indoors they all love reading or just horsing around!!

Tracy is really excited and proud to be a part of a cohesive team whose primary goal is providing patients with outstanding care. She is looking forward to the next phase of her life with her new Dental family at Southridge Dental.

Leanne
Leanne

Leanne has been working in the Dental field as a Certified Dental Assistant since 2007.

Leanne really enjoys working with the amazing team at Southridge Dental, as they share the same goal of creating the best experience possible for every single patient, every single time! Leanne is looking forward to furthering her education and experience in dental with Southridge Dental.

In her spare time, Leanne enjoys spending time with family and friends.

Maria
Maria

Maria was born and raised in Russia where she worked as a nail technician before moving to Vancouver with her parents in 2006. Maria grew up in a medical family and couldn't imagine her life not being in the medical field of some capacity. She then graduated as a Certified Dental Assistant from CDI College Burnaby in 2009, and then went on to further her education by completing the Orthodontic Module with CDI college in 2014.

Maria has worked in various dental offices around Vancouver and has learned many new skills along the way. Maria enjoys how passionate and forward thinking Southridge Dental is. She is very excited to join such a positive team to provide the best care for patients.

In her free time Maria enjoys spending time with her husband, two boys and dog. They love exploring local parks and new restaurants. She also loves books and listening to loud music!

Allysia
Allysia

Allysia has 12 years experience as a CDA in the dental field and has seen/assisted with almost every type of procedure from surgeries to lab work. She really enjoys hands on tasks and seeing the "ART" that comes with doing dentistry. She is excited to join Dr. Bhatha, Dr. Khalaj and the team. Allysia enjoys Crafts and Nail Art in her spare time. She frequently posts her nail art on Instagram. She also enjoys nature walks and swimming.


Meet Our Hygienists


Jessi
Jessi

Born and raised in Surrey BC, Jessi attended oxford college of arts, business and technology in Toronto Ontario, and she is a recent dental hygiene graduate as of July 2018. Jessi has always been passionate about the dental hygiene profession. She loves seeing patients healthy and happy, and to Jessi there is nothing more gratifying than educating patients on oral health and helping them learn the importance of oral hygiene. Outside of office hours, Jessi loves spending time with family and friends, and various outdoor activities such as hiking and basketball!