Our Staff

Call us at: (604) 850-0714       Email Address:  AbbotsfordDentist@Shaw.ca

All members of our team continue to enhance their knowledge by attending the continuing education courses all through the year that increase our knowledge and abilities to provide you with the best care.

Photo of Dr. R. K. Arya, Dentist

Dr. Rakesh K. Arya 

BDS, PGDHA, MDS (Orthodontics)

Dr. Arya graduated as a dentist in 1990 and has been in active practice since. Dr. Arya continues to attend continuing education courses in all aspects of Dentistry. He specialized in Orthodontics from Overseas and has special interest in treating patients requiring braces or Invisalign. 

Photo of Dr. Sohail, a dentist at Abbotsford Dental Centre

Dr. Sohail Manashiya

Dr. Manashiya, from Baqai Medical University, received his dental degree in 2003. He is an active member of both the BC Dental Association, and the Canadian Dental Association. Over the years, Dr. Sohail has spent a great deal of his time attending various seminars and courses to enhance his knowledge and skill. He has special interest in endodontics (root canal treatment) and oral surgery. 

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Dr. Pooja R. Vazhakkat

Dr. Vazhakkat attained her Bachelors Degree in Dentistry in 2012 and completed her Post Graduation in the Field of Periodontology in 2017. She has been practicing dentistry in Canada since 2019. In addition to clinical practice she is also a part-time instructor of clinical skills for internationally trained foreign dentists at a well-known training institute in Burnaby. Her special interest is in treating and maintaining gums. She strongly believes in the principles of preventive care and motivates her patients towards it. She considers in keeping herself up to date with current knowledge and technology through continuing dental education programs.



Priyanka, Navdeep, Hardip, Samridhi, Sonia, Darlene, and Saagar

Assistants, Admin staff, and IT

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