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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Our Team at Coppersmith Dental

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.

Our Richmond Dentists

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.

Dr. Erica Gyamfi

Dr. Erica Gyamfi

General Dentist

Dr. Gyamfi, pronounced JAM-FEE, grew up in Calgary, Alberta where she spent countless hours in her late uncle’s practice, which sparked a deep interest in dentistry. After completing her undergraduate degree in Psychology and Biology, she moved to New York City to complete her training as a dentist at New York University College of Dentistry. It is here where she solidified her passion for dentistry and most importantly community outreach.

Her work is deeply grounded in the belief that dentists have the responsibility to serve their community through the cultivation and maintenance of relationships. During her time at NYU, Dr. Gyamfi worked in the “Survivors of Torture” clinic, which provided her with the opportunity to practice in a diverse environment where treatment must extend beyond the scope of dentistry. Her experiences in this clinic challenged her understanding of human behaviour, inspiring her to forge her own clinical philosophy based on humility, compassion and kindness.

When Dr. Gyamfi isn’t working with patients she enjoys film photography and playing outdoors.

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.

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.

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

4.7 out of 5 stars

Allison Collingwood
Allison Collingwood

5 out of 5 stars

posted 1 week ago

After having a negative experience at another dental office that neglected to listen to my concerns and treat the issue, I gave this clinic a call. Definitely a good decision! The secretary was kind and knowledgeable, as was the hygienist. The Dr. was great at explaining what was going on in my mouth and worked quickly to solve the problem. Excellent staff and great experience here. Will definitely return.

black water corp
black water corp

5 out of 5 stars

posted 3 weeks ago

Wonderful dentist and staff here. They want to help you to get better with your dental health. I highly recommend this place especially for sensitive patients.

Alex Tseng
Alex Tseng

5 out of 5 stars

posted 2 months ago

Friendly, welcoming, and always full of smiles. This place is pure happiness as they make the process as easy and pain free as possible.

From the receptionists when you walk in, to the diligence from the CDAs when you're sitting on that chair, and to the knowledge and comfort you get from the dentists, the people at Coppersmith are a well rounded group of individuals that have mastered their area of expertise to make it all the more enjoyable 'going to the dentist'.

Would, and have, recommend friends and family.

Greg
Greg

5 out of 5 stars

posted 2 months ago

I had a very positive experience here and I couldn't recommend this place enough. I haven't seen a dentist in over 5 years at least due to my previous one moving away and me losing family coverage. they were very inviting and friendly, explaining everything to me and didn't push me to do anything I couldn't afford. after my teeth were cleaned they made time to extract a wisdom tooth that had been causing me pain, and the procedure was incredibly painless and easy. it's hard to enjoy going to the dentist, but the experience I had here made it so; makes me proud to be a new patient. if you're looking for a new dentist, look no farther!

friendly and professional staff who know what they're doing,
easy to get to by transit,
clean and comfortable facilities,
offered refreshments
and the televisions were a nice touch.

Sheldon Ang
Sheldon Ang

5 out of 5 stars

posted 2 months ago

The team is great, especially Lexys with her warm and welcoming personality. Dr. Tang did a fantastic job with my tooth implant, made the process smooth as possible. I am almost finished with my procedures, and I can't wait to see the results!

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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