Unit 103 - 5680 152nd Street, Surrey, BC


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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

Richard 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 persue 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 Reception Team


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.

Alyssa
Alyssa

After graduating high school, Alyssa was looking forward to finding employment in a job where she felt well suited working with people in a team oriented environment. She held a variety of positions focusing on customer service before deciding to pursue her career in dentistry. As the first step, she has completed her Dental Receptionist Certification in 2014.

Alyssa is happy to put the skills learned in school to work with the team at South Ridge Dental as she gains valuable experience in a fun, progressive office. She is eager to learn and grow as much as she can in this industry. In her spare time she enjoys a variety of outdoor activities as well as travelling to other countries exploring tropical destinations.

Alysha
Alysha

Alysha is relatively new to the dental field, but that does not mean she is any less of an asset to our wonderful team. She has been involved with working with the public since she first entered the job market. Filled with a motivation to continue a healthy lifestyle, not only for herself, but for those around her as well.

She has recently completed her Bachelor of Arts Major in Psychology and minor in Criminology and still somehow finds time to dedicate to her community through volunteer initiatives. Helping out her local community is her passion, which Southridge dental shares with her. When she has a moment to spare in her busy schedule, you can find her hiking a mountain or planning her next vacation get away.


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 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. Maria then continued her education and completed 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 positive team to provide the best care for patients.

In her free time Maria enjoys spending time with her husband, 2 boys and dog. They love exploring local parks and new restaurants. She also loves books and listening to loud music!


Meet Our Hygienists


Trudi
Trudi

Trudi has been in the field of dentistry since 1997. Trudi practiced as a Certified Dental Assistant for two years before graduating from the Dental Hygiene Program at Camosun College in 2000.

Trudi joined the Southridge Team in 2007 and works hard to provide meticulous oral hygiene care to her patients. Over the years, Trudi has established wonderful relationships with her patients and enjoys visiting with them during their Oral Health visits. Trudi is a member of the College of Dental Hygienists of B.C. and the Canadian Dental Hygienist Association.

Outside the office, Trudi is passionate about baking. In 2012, she earned her Diploma in Baking and Pastry Arts and today spends much of her spare time operating her baking business.

Harj
Harj

I was born and raised in BC and have been involved in the dental field since 1995. Initially, I practiced as a certified dental assistant for 5 years during which time I learned to build and very much enjoy one on one connections with patients. As a result, I decided to become a dental hygienist and have had the pleasure of growing as a hygienist for over 15 years. After several years of practicing dental hygiene I obtained my credentials as a college instructor and taught dental hygiene at the Vancouver College of Dental Hygiene for a few years. I continue to actively participate in continuing education courses, study clubs and conferences for ongoing professional development as a dental hygienist. Furthermore, I am a good standing member with the CDHBC and the CDHA.

It is my belief that it is a privilege to be engaged in serving the community and I treat all patients like family, with love and care. With a gentle approach and thorough technique, my goal is to improve the overall health of the mouth and, by extension, the body. Patient education and self-care is as important as regular cleaning appointments, so I view the patient-dental hygienist realtionship as a partnership. I look forward to helping you achieve your Smile goals with the latest cutting edge technology in a relaxed and caring environment.

I am very excited and honoured to be a part of the successful team at Southridge Dental. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with family and friends, hiking, skiing and practicing yoga.