Meet our Dental Team
A healthy relationship with your dentist and dental team begins with trust. Feeling comfortable and enthusiastic at the dentist is important, particularly with younger patients and developing strong dental habits. At Aura Dental Specialists we understand the importance of the relationship between patient and dental professionals and invite all our patients to get to know our experienced team. Every team member committed to getting to know you and your needs. We hope you’ll take the time to get to know us a bit better also!
Dr. Vishal Sharma
Certified Specialist in Orthodontics
A native of Prince Rupert, British Columbia, Dr. Vishal Sharma is the visionary behind Aura Orthodontics. Growing up, Dr. Sharma was always scholastically adept – he balanced academic pursuits with a love for basketball and community involvement. After attaining his Bachelor of Science Degree at the University of British Columbia, he pursued dentistry and an orthodontics specialty at New York University in New York City, where he graduated with Honours and Cum Laude of Omicron Kappa Upsilon.
With a stellar practice history that includes over 400 complex orthodontic cases, Dr. Sharma enjoys rapport building with patients and their families, and believes they are partners in reaching their orthodontic goals. As a board-certified orthodontist, he uses his passion to develop new techniques and uses cutting-edge technology to make patients’ treatments quicker, more aesthetic, and as pain-free as possible. His expertise includes all types of braces, including Invisalign, clear braces, and lingual braces and a specialty in Dentofacial Orthopedics. He also is an orthodontic faculty member in the Department of Orthodontics at the University of British Columbia, where he teaches third and fourth year dental students about new techniques, and how to use these techniques to achieve optimal results for patients.
Multilingual in English, Punjabi, Hindi, and Urdu – Dr. Sharma’s philosophy revolves around a total dedication to individualized patient attention and care, evident in the initial diagnosis and treatment plan formulation as well as every office visit. He is a firm believer in community involvement and takes the time to do outreach with the community in the form of education articles in local print media and the sponsorship of various cultural events.
Dr. Sharma lives in the Surrey area. When he is not treating patients or teaching dental students, he can be found volunteering within the community, travelling, hiking, playing basketball, frequenting local beaches, and spending time with his family, especially his brothers.
Dr. Kunal Chander
Certified Specialist in Pediatric Dentistry
Dr. Kunal Chander completed his undergraduate biochemistry degree at Simon Fraser University (Burnaby, BC) while also volunteering at several hospitals and also working in research laboratories.
He pursued dentistry at the University of Western Ontario and received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree in 2011.
Dr. Chander furthered his training in dentistry by completing a one year General Practice Residency program in Saskatoon where he worked with medically compromised patients, children and special needs patients. He particularly enjoyed working with kids and special needs patients, which motivated him to pursue specialty training in pediatrics.
Dr. Chander completed his specialty training in Pediatric Dentistry at UBC and BC Children’s Hospital and also presented his master’s research at the Canadian Academy of Pediatric Dentistry.
Dr. Chander is fluent in English, Hindi and Punjabi. In his free time, he likes to cook, watch movies, and enjoys occasional workouts at the gym.
Dr. Kevin AminZadeh
Certified Specialist in Prosthodontics
Dr. AminZadeh pursued his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Western Ontario, graduating in 2001. Following a decade long practice, he returned to study at the globally leading prosthodontics institute, University of Michigan dental school, where he received his Masters of Science in Prosthodontics. His education in the field of implant dentistry was complemented by a Master Clinician certificate from GIDE institute and Loma Linda University in 2014.
Dr. AminZadeh is an international speaker and a key opinion leader in the field of digital dentistry, implantology, and microscope enhanced dentistry. He has built his practice upon digital treatment planning of complex oral rehabilitations. He is a consultant for oral and maxillofacial surgeons, periodontists, and general dentists.
He is an expert in digital workflow stages from digital record taking, implant treatment planning using implant planning software, implant placement using surgical guides, and custom prosthodontic restorations. Dr. AminZadeh is a fellow of the royal college of dentists of Canada and a Board Certified Prosthodontist.