Our Doctors

Dr. Bobby Birdi

DMD, MS
Certified Specialist in Periodontics
Certified Specialist in Prosthodontics

Dr. Bobby Birdi is one of North America’s very few Certified Dual Specialists in Periodontics and Prosthodontics (Periodontist & Prosthodontist), and the first and only specialist in the world to attain Canadian and American board certifications in both Periodontics and Prosthodontics.

He received his dental degree from the University of Saskatchewan and his post-graduate specialty training in both periodontics and prosthodontics from the University of Minnesota. He is a Fellow and Examiner for the Royal College of Dentists of Canada, and a Diplomate of both the American Board of Periodontology, and the American Board of Prosthodontics. He is also an active member of the Canadian Academy of Periodontology and the British Columbia Society of Periodontists, as well as the Association of Prosthodontists of Canada and British Columbia Society of Prosthodontists.

Dr. Birdi is a member of multiple dental implant organizations such as the American Academy of Implant Dentistry, the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, the Academy of Osseointegration, and the International Team for Implantology. He is well-published in the areas of dental implants and surgery. Dr. Birdi is a reviewer for the Journal of Oral Implantology, Clinical Advances in Periodontics, and the International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Implants (JOMI), to which he has been appointed to the Editorial Review Board.

Dr. Birdi is an adjunct Associate Professor at the University of British Columbia and the University of Minnesota, where he is involved in multiple dental implant research projects and clinical trials. He also actively lectures both nationally and internationally in the fields of implant surgery and prosthetics, as well as aesthetic dentistry. Dr. Birdi is presently the co-director of the Pacific Implant Institute located in Vancouver, Canada, which is a learning centre for his fellow dentists.

Dr. Birdi loves spending quality time with his family, and enjoys sporting events, exercising, and travelling in his spare time.

Dr. Birdi and Dr. Zokol are frequent guests on Vancouver Consumer, a radio show on CKNW AM980, one of the area’s top radio stations.


Dr. David V. Bridger

Certified Specialist in Prosthodontics

Dr. David V. Bridger (B.Sc., D.D.S., M.S.D. FRCD(C)) has practiced as a certified specialist in Prosthodontics in Vancouver, BC since 1980. He completed his dental degree at McGill University and his Prosthodontic training at the University of Washington.

He has extensive experience in the restoration of implants for over 30 years, and has been providing implant surgery for over 15 years. Which many of his patients have been with him for just as long, and have become part of the dental family.

Dr. Bridger’s specialties and interests are in implant and restorative dentistry and he has taken a series of intensive courses over the years to maintain his knowledge of the latest procedures and techniques. Over the course of his career, he has been able to provide his patients with quality care that has allowed them to maintain function and a healthy smile throughout their whole lives.


Dr. Peter Munns

BDS, MSc
Certified Specialist in Periodontics

Dr. Peter Munns is a Certified Specialist in Periodontics (Periodontist) and has over 30 years of experience in helping patients as a specialist in BC. He received his dental degree from the University College Hospital in London, UK, and then completed his post-graduate specialty training in periodontics as well as his master’s degree from Boston University.

Dr. Munns has taught undergraduate and graduate-level periodontics at the University of Washington, the University of British Columbia, and Vancouver General Hospital. Dr. Munns shares his interest in periodontal, reconstructive and dental implant procedures through a myriad of lectures and consulting work.

He has previously served as the President of the Canadian Academy of Periodontology, and the Dental Specialists Society of British Columbia. Throughout his career, Dr. Munns has also served on various committees for the American Academy of Periodontology, the British Columbia Society of Periodontists, and the Vancouver and District Dental Society.

Among other prestigious institutions, Dr. Munns is a member of the College of Dental Surgeons of British Columbia, the Canadian Dental Association, the Academy of Osseointegration, the Canadian Academy of Periodontology and the British Columbia Society of Periodontists.

Dr. Munns enjoys writing poetry, singing opera, travelling, and spending time with his family in his spare time.


Dr. Ron Zokol

DDS
General Dentist

Dr. Zokol is proud to acknowledge his 20 years of practice partnership with his father, a certified specialist in prosthodontics. Prior to his involvement with implant dentistry, he became recognized for his restorative skills with direct and indirect gold restorations, resulting in him being awarded “Clinician of the Year” by the American Academy of Gold Foil Operators award in 1997.

Dr. Zokol is a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral Implantology/Implant Dentistry and of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists. He holds Fellowships in the American Academy of Implant Dentistry, the American College of Dentists, and the Academy of Dentistry International. He has over 25 years of experience in implant dentistry and has spent more than 10 years as a surgical instructor for the Misch International Implant Institute.

Over the last 30 years, Dr. Zokol has been appointed to many posts in numerous dental associations, including the presidency of the Vancouver and District Dental Society, Chair of the General Examination Committee, and Chief Examiner for the College of Dental Surgeons of British Columbia.

Dr. Zokol has lectured internationally for many years in the field of Prosthodontics and Implant Surgery and is presently the director of the Pacific Implant Institute located in Vancouver, Canada, which is a learning centre for his fellow dentists.

Dr. Zokol lives in Vancouver with his wife, Marie and their three sons.


Dr. Josh Kleinman

DDS, MSD
Certified Specialist in Periodontics

Dr. Josh Kleinman is a Certified Specialist in Periodontics (Periodontist) and has over 30 years of experience in periodontal care. He earned his dental degree from the University of Montreal, and then completed his post-graduate specialty training in periodontics as well as his master’s degree at Indiana University.

Dr. Kleinman’s career has been highlighted by his commitment to education while working in private practice. He has taught periodontics at Indiana University, the University of British Columbia, and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem Dental School.

Dr. Kleinman has conducted numerous studies on periodontics, and is well published in the area of periodontology. He has also given numerous lectures throughout his dental career while, mentoring various Vancouver study clubs.

Dr. Kleinman has previously served as President of the British Columbia Society of Periodontists and the Vancouver Alpha Omega International Dental Society. He continues to play an active role in many organizations such as the Canadian Academy of Periodontology, the BC Society of Periodontists, the American Academy of Periodontology, the Canadian Dental Association, the British Columbia Dental Specialists Society, and the Alpha Omega Dental Society.

Dr. Kleinman enjoys spending time with his wife Rowena, and their two daughters and two grandchildren.


Dr. Ron Fulton

DMD
Certified Specialist in Periodontics

Dr. Fulton graduated from the University of British Columbia in 1978 with a DMD Degree.
He opened his first practice in Vernon and was the Chairperson of Hospital Dental Services for the Vernon Jubilee Hospital. He furthered his studies at UBC in the mid 80’s in Periodontal training and received his Diploma. Completing the exams for the BC College of Dental Surgeons and gaining membership in the Royal College of Dentists of Canada.

He opened his doors to Periodontics in 1986, originally located in Coquitlam and moved the practice to Langley, British Columbia.
He is a part-time Clinical Instructor in both the undergraduate and graduate periodontal programs at UBC.

He holds memberships in the American and Canadian Academy of Periodontology, Royal College of Dentists of Canada, and the BC Society of Periodontists. He lectures extensively and is part of the study club educational programs in BC and the Yukon.


Dr. Faraj Edher


Prosthodontist

Dr. Faraj Edher is a Certified Specialist in Prosthodontics. He received his dental degree from the University of Sharjah College of Dental Medicine, and then continued his Masters in Craniofacial Science and post-graduate specialty training in Prosthodontics at the University of British Columbia.
He is a Fellow-elect of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada, and an active member of the American College of Prosthodontists and Association of Prosthodontists of Canada. He has founded, co-founded, and is actively involved with several international dental associations, and has represented Canadian dentists and dental students at multiple international platforms.

Dr. Edher regularly gives presentations, seminars, and workshops, both locally and globally, on a range of different topics. These topics include generalized and specialized lectures and presentations related to Prosthodontics; seminars and workshops on Education and Career Options in North America; and training in Leadership and Management.

His current clinical and research interests are focused on complex implant reconstructions, aesthetic rehabilitations, and the applications of digital technology in dentistry. Dr. Edher is a clinical consultant and guest lecturer at the University of British Columbia, and has numerous publications in areas such as dental implants and digital dentistry.


Specialist

Angus Barrie


Digital Technology Specialist

Angus became a dental technician in 1987 after completing the dental technology program at Vancouver Community College and worked for both his father’s dental laboratory as well as Turner Dental Lab on Vancouver Island before moving to Vancouver in 2002. Since 2002 Angus has concentrated on implant restorations and the growth of CAD/CAM technology in the dental laboratory. He as worked as implant department manager for Fine Arts Dental Lab, operations manager for UniNature Dental Enterprise and general manager for the Aurum Group lab in Vancouver. Angus has experience with Dental Wings, 3Shape, NobelProcera and other CAD software as well as 3M and Roland milling machines. He is currently Chair of the College of Dental Technicians of BC and a member of the PAC for Dental Technology program at VCC. When Angus is not at work he enjoys activities with his dogs and motorcycling.


Practice Managers

Vancouver Office

Rhea
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Coquitlam Office

Louise
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Front Desk Administration

Shaunna
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Sharron
Sharron received her CDA (Certified Dental Assistant) in Calgary, Alberta, which led her into the dental fields of orthodontics, pedodontics, general dentistry and periodontics. While raising her family, she began as a part-time receptionist with Dr. Josh Kleinman, which a few years later became a full-time position. In this position, she has enjoyed many years of coordinating the dental care between patients, dental care providers, and referring dentists. Sharron is known as a “people person” and enjoys her friendships with co-workers and providing a pleasant dental experience for new and current patients.


Shivani
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Certified Dental Assistants

Janice
Janice has over 30 years of experience in Dentistry. She has worked at the Children’s Hospital, Oral Surgery and Prosthodontic practices throughout her career. She eventually found a home in the Periodontal practice of Dr. Peter Munns, and has had the pleasure of working with patients in this setting for over a decade.

Janice is a caring and compassionate lady that enjoys people and treating their needs. In her spare time Janice enjoys many sports as well as her love for her family.


Bryanna
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Morag
Morag has been a dental assistant for many years. Most of her experience has been in periodontics and she takes pride in providing the best care for our patients. She enjoys the interaction with staff and patients and aims to help our practice run as smoothly as possible. Morag is also active in fundraising for the Canadian Cancer Society, taking part in the annual Relay for Life. She enjoys her time with family and friends and loves living on the North Shore.


Meet Our Hygienists

Barbara
Born and raised in Vancouver, Barb received her Diploma in Dental Hygiene from UBC. Early in her hygiene career, she began working full-time between general dentistry and periodontal practices. By 1983, she happily settled into working full-time at the periodontal practice of Dr. Peter Munns where she has had the opportunity to refine her patient-centred care. Barb is excited to be involved with the area of dental health care that continues to prove to be very connected to overall systemic health. She feels blessed to be in a profession that encourages life-long learning towards hygiene excellence.

Outside of work, Barb enjoys spending time with family and friends, exploring strategies for healthy aging, and volunteers in the community. She is lovingly supported by her husband and two daughters.


Francis
Francis received his Diploma in Dental Hygiene from the University of Alberta and has practiced dental hygiene for over 20 years. His hygiene experience has been a combination of working in general dentistry and periodontal practice settings. Francis has spent the majority of his career providing treatment while working along side periodontists such as Dr. Peter Munns and Dr. Chris Long. He is passionate about providing the best care for his patients while keeping up to date on new and innovative advances in dental hygiene.

When not improving his skills to help his patients, Francis can be found volunteering at the Pedal Depot and the Brockville Manor.


Sheryl
Sheryl is a registered dental hygienist and graduated from the College of New Caledonia in Prince George, BC. Having worked in the specialty of periodontics for over a decade she has extensive experience addressing the periodontal needs of her patients. Throughout her career she has been highly committed to professional development and regularly attends courses and conferences to keep abreast of the latest trends and advancements in her field. Sheryl has also recently become an Orofacial Myofunctional Therapist and a Buteyko Educator.

When not expanding her skills in the field of dental hygiene, Sheryl can be found spending time outdoors with friends and family, camping, skiing and horseback riding.