About Your Local Dentist Richmond, BC

Proud Richmond Dentist

Recognizing the importance of fostering a good sense of community, Coppersmith Dental Centre is dedicated to its mission of providing quality, caring dentistry for individuals who live and/or work in Richmond, British Columbia. Utilizing modern procedures, state-of-the-art equipment, and the latest theories and concepts within the industry, this dental facility delivers superior services in a warm and welcoming environment.

Addressing all of the oral health needs of its patients with the highest level of care, our dental staff strives to consistently remain a valuable component of this community.

A Proud 123Dentist Member

Coppersmith Dental Centre is proud to be a current member of 123dentist.com, a professional network of dentists who have joined this online group as part of their effort to provide an exceptional level of commitment to patients in their local communities. This dental facility has been selected for this privilege due to their high level of dental expertise and superior performance in patient satisfaction. The 123dentist.com network facilitates the search for a dental professional in local neighborhoods, including Richmond, British Columbia, easing the process of locating a specialist or new dentist for people moving into the area. Membership in 123dentist.com reflects the dedication and quality performance provided by Coppersmith Dental Centre and its employees. Learn more about 123 Dentist here.

 

Coppersmith Dental Centre is proudly owned by Dr. Mehrdad Ezzati and Dr. Amin Shivji.

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Meet Our Team Of Richmond Dentists

At Coppersmith Dental Centre in Richmond, patients receive the utmost of care and prompt attention delivered by our dedicated team of dental professionals. Patient comfort is of the greatest importance to us as we promote healthy teeth and bright smiles through a number of essential general, restorative, and cosmetic dentistry services. Every member of the team is necessary to our provision of the highest level of oral health care. Our dental team is made up of individuals who are passionate about the work that they do. It includes our dentists, hygienists, and office/administrative staff.

Dr. Raymond Tang

Dr. Raymond Tang

General Dentist

Dr. Raymond Tang was born in Hong Kong and has called Vancouver his home since the age of five. After completing his Bachelor of Science in Cellular Biology and Genetics at the University of British Columbia, he moved to Australia for his Post Graduate Dental degree at the University of Sydney.

Upon completing his residency in 2012, Dr. Tang completed many advanced courses in Surgical and restorative dentistry all over Australia, Hong Kong and North America. Dr. Tang continues to strive for excellence and is involved with advanced Invisalign courses. In addition, he is currently engaged with the California Implant Institute for advanced surgical procedures.

Dr. Tang believes patient comfort and attention to their specific dental needs are important for their overall experience. Since 2015, Dr. Tang has been serving the Richmond and Vancouver community and has brought the experience he has gained working in Australia back to his hometown.

Dr. Tang is proficient in English, Cantonese and Mandarin. He enjoys all aspect of dentistry especially Surgery and Cosmetic Dentistry.

Our Hygienists

The cornerstone of good dental care at our Richmond dental centre, our hygienists provide dental education, take digital x-rays, and perform tooth cleanings for all of our patients. Our hygienists enjoy working with people, and they are warm and caring while performing their duties.

Barb Nimchuk

Barb Nimchuk

Registered Dental Hygienist

Barb grew up in the Northern part of British Columbia and practiced dental hygiene there for many years in private practice, education, and community health. She loves to help people understand their own oral health issues and enjoys seeing patients’ progress toward a better understanding of their own individual needs. She has additional training in laser assisted gum treatments, oral cancer screening tests, Invisalign, and dental photography. Barb has attended courses all over Canada and the USA.

She has volunteered with her professional organization including chairing the Quality Assurance committee for the College of Dental Hygienists and was an integral part of dental hygienists becoming self regulated.

When not helping her patients, Barb is involved with her community in Steveston organizing the annual Steveston Salmon Festival, running, biking, and raising her three beautiful children.

Natalie Carrier Denis

Natalie Carrier Denis

Registered Dental Hygienist

Natalie graduated from François-Xavier Garneau College in Quebec City. Fluent in English and in French, her 25 years of experience will help make your dental visit comfortable, while caring about you and your concerns. She strives to gain patient’s trust by being extra gentle, while delivering exceptional skill and knowledge. Whether you have questions about Invisalign, laser therapy or dental hygiene, her goal is to have each patient leave better educated and with a smile on their face!

When Natalie isn’t working, she enjoys traveling the world, golfing and salsa dancing.

Ava Titina

Ava Titina

Registered Dental Hygienist

Ava graduated from Vancouver College of Dental Hygiene shortly after completing her Bachelor of Science in Biology from UBC.

Her interest in the health care profession led her to choose dental hygiene as a career. She is passionate about motivating clients to focus on their oral health and can educate patients on disease prevention by effectively communicating in English, Hindi, and Gujurati. her goal is to provide quality care customized to each individual’s needs while taking a compassionate approach.

In her spare time she enjoys spending time with family and friends, dining out, and playing sports.

Our Certified Dental Assistants

Having received training and certification in various clinical processes, our certified dental assistants perform a number of necessary dental procedures for our patients. Each of our certified dental assistants is dedicated, friendly, and knowledgeable in many areas of dentistry.
Lexys Bandayrel

Lexys Bandayrel

Certified Dental Assistant

Raised in Richmond, Lexys has always had a passion for dentistry. Lexys graduated from Vancouver Community College in the dental assisting program in 2015. She provides quality care for her patients and loves to make them comfortable in the dentist chair with a hot neck roll and a warm paraffin hand treatment. In her spare time, Lexys enjoys playing volleyball, reading a good book and spending time with her family.

Alissa Suzick

Alissa Suzick

Certified Dental Assistant

Alissa was born and raised in Richmond. She has been a Certified Dental Assistant for 3 years and really enjoys her interaction with patients.

Alissa is married and has 2 wonderful sons, Sean and Jackson. In her spare time Alissa likes to go work out at the gym, go to the movies and enjoy time with her husband and boys.

Jessica

Jessica

Certified Dental Assistant

Bio coming soon.

Office and Administrative Staff

Our office and administrative staff members are often the first point of contact for our patients with our dental centre. They are friendly and welcoming, and they strive to make each patient feel comfortable and relaxed from the beginning of each office visit to the final exit.
Janice deFreitas

Janice deFreitas

Office Manager

Originally from Burlington Ontario, Janice has called Richmond home for the past 32 years.

She also brings 32 years of experience to Coppersmith Dental. Janice began her career in dentistry as a dental assistant. After several years she went on to dental receptionist, treatment coordinator and office manager. In her spare time, Janice enjoys reading, movies and most of all, spending time with her 2 wonderful grandsons.

Siea Peterson

Siea Peterson

Patient Care Coordinator

Siea was born and raised in beautiful British Columbia. She has been a patient care coordinator for 13 years now and enjoys all of the interaction she has with Coppersmith’s friendly patients.

She is our most knowledgeable team member when it comes to the terms and limits of various dental insurance plans, so if you have any questions she is the one to ask for. When not working, Siea spends time with her husband Kris going golfing, traveling, and riding around nearby trails on their ATVs.

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Your Local Dentist Nearby Coppersmith Corner Centre

Coppersmith Dental Centre
11380 Steveston Hwy #155,
Richmond, BC
V7A 5J5

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Reviews For Your Local Richmond Dentist

We truly appreciate all of the kind words we’ve received from patients over the years, however we are unfortunately no longer permitted to display testimonials we’ve received on our website, due to regulatory changes from the College of Dental Surgeons of British Columbia. Instead, we are now displaying reviews left by patients at third-party review sites.

Google Reviews

Coppersmith Dental Centre
Reviewed from Google

4.5 out of 5 stars

Boualem ait-ali slimane
Boualem ait-ali slimane

5 out of 5 stars

posted 1 week ago

The staff is very professional, friendly and understanding, and they can easily manage my appointments according my availabilities, I can say... It is the best dental clinic I visited so far, it's far more than my expectations, I had a very good experience with them, I regret I didn't know them before.

Cy Y
Cy Y

5 out of 5 stars

posted 2 months ago

Natalie and Dr. Tang are awesome. I’ve always been reluctant to visit dentist and in fact quite scared of dentist. Natalie acknowledged that and show so much considerar making sure I’m feeling okay. It was just awesome! She asked me of my concerns and she brought it to Dr. Tang’s attention. Never have I had a hygienist and dentist who are so patient and caring.

Thank you!!!!!

Motoro
Motoro

5 out of 5 stars

posted 4 months ago

my experience was a fantastic one. They made feel so welcome after a my other dentist made me feel like a commodity only for money and not a person with feelings. Here at coppersmith they made me feel like a person a human being and they wished to help repair all the damage from my previous place left open or did badly. Yes I need a lot of work and they where fabulous to me all together. thank you so much.

Car Searchers Sean Suzick
Car Searchers Sean Suzick

5 out of 5 stars

posted 2 months ago

This dental office is pure gold, i have been going since i was toothless (Family works here). I never feel too uncomfortable as they work on my teeth and i can watch television off the ceiling! I recommend this office to kids and adults of any age.

Mercy Thomas
Mercy Thomas

5 out of 5 stars

posted 4 months ago

Copper smith Dental centre, is a very friendly, warm and very caring place for Dental care.

Doctor Raymond , is a well experienced caring person and other staff too excellent in their work. Keep it up

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Referral Rewards at Coppersmith Dental

At Coppersmith Dental, we love to treat our patients!

Refer a friend, family member or business associate for their check up & cleaning and receive a $50 Gift Card to The Keg. To thank you for being a part of our clinic, and for referring your friends to us, please have dinner on us – limit of one gift card per family.

Dental Technologies At Your Richmond Dentist

Velscope Oral Cancer Screening

We are happy to have the technology here at Coppersmith to provide a pain-free oral cancer screening to our patients. Oral cancer is more common that many other types of cancer, and with the Velscope technology we can screen your mouth and detect any oral lesions by performing this screening yearly.

It is a simple light that your hygienist will shine into your mouth, which will let us see several layers deep into your tissue, thereby catching cancerous lesions early. This bright light has been endorsed on Dr. Oz and was actually developed at UBC!

iTero® Element Intraoral Scanner

The iTero Element Scanner makes great first impressions. This state-of-the-art digital impression system eliminates the need for messy putty in your mouth, as we would traditionally use to create an impression of your teeth. With our iTero Element Scanner, we can digitally capture a detailed 3D model of your teeth and gums. Not only is this process far more comfortable than the old putty based impressions, but it’s faster. This system is ideal for crowns, bridges, implants, and Invisalign® clear aligners and retainers.

The iTero Element Scanner Makes Great First Impressions

This state-of-the-art digital impression system eliminates the need for messy putty in your mouth, as we would traditionally use to create an impression of your teeth. With our iTero Element Scanner, we can digitally capture a detailed 3D model of your teeth and gums. Not only is this process far more comfortable than the old putty based impressions, but it’s faster. This system is ideal for crowns, bridges, implants, and Invisalign® clear aligners and retainers.

Traditional impressions were messy, uncomfortable, occasionally unreliable and unpleasant tasting. That’s why we’re proud to offer full digital impressions. Not only is a digital impression more comfortable, it’s also much more accurate. The scanner takes an incredibly detailed impression of your teeth and gums.

During the scanning process, you can breathe or swallow as you normally would. You can even pause during the process if you need to. The scanner gives us a 3D model of your mouth that can be used for your dental services including the Invisalign Outcome Simulator to show you what your new smile might look like. Once the scan is complete, your dentist will then have a 3D model of your mouth that can be used to create detailed crowns, bridges, implants, and Invisalign® clear aligners and retainers. The digital accuracy eliminates the need to retake impressions, keeping your time in the chair to an absolute minimum.

The Benefits of an iTero® Element Scanner

Comfortable

• No mess associated with impression materials
• Breathe and swallow as you normally would
• No unpleasant taste, smell or gagging

Fast

• 3D view of scans onscreen with your dentist
• Provides faster delivery times of your Invisalign® treatment plan

Accurate

• Precise fit of crowns, bridges, implants, and Invisalign clear aligners
and retainers
• No need to retake impressions