Meet the Doctors

Meet Our Burnaby Dentists

At North Burnaby Dental Group, you’ll find a caring team of Award Winning Burnaby Dentists. Providing professional dental services in a relaxed, friendly, patient oriented environment. With over 40 years in the dentistry field, our team of Burnaby Dentists are dedicated to providing patients the highest quality dental care.

Dr. McCaffrey Voted Best Burnaby DentistDR. R. MCCAFFREY

– Family, Implant and Cosmetic Dentistry

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Dr. McCaffrey is the proud recipient of the 2012 A –List Dentist Award which awards the top 3 dentists in Burnaby and is determined by votes from the citizens of Burnaby.

Dr. Ron McCaffrey graduated with a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc) from the University of Montreal and a Dental Degree (DDS) from the University of McGill in 1978. He has practiced Family and Cosmetic dentistry in Burnaby since 1978. Dr. McCaffrey has devoted his entire career to the pursuit of clinical excellence. He regularly participates in continuing professional development courses and is committed to being extremely current with the technological advances in the field of dentistry.

Dr. Houchmand Voted Best Burnaby DentistDR. H. HOUCHMAND

– Family, Implant and Cosmetic Dentistry

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Dr. Houchmand is a graduate of UBC with a Degree in Chemistry (B.Sc.) 1989 and a Degree in Doctorate in Dental Medicine (DMD) in 1994. Since graduating, Dr. Houchmand continued to enhance his dental knowledge and skills in the area of Implantology, Cosmetic Dentistry, Restorative Dentistry, Endodontic (restoration), Invisalign and Dental Surgeries, including periodontal (gum) and wisdom teeth extractions.

Dr. Houchmand’s philosophy is very simple – to be extremely educated and knowledgeable and to always be at the cutting edge of the art of Dentistry so he can give the best patient care possible. He was invited by UBC Faculty of Dentistry to be a clinical instructor teaching Senior Dental Students and has mentored a study club to advance his fellow colleagues in continuing education.

Dr. Houchmand is the proud recipient of the 2010 A –List Dentist Award which awards the top 3 dentists in Burnaby and is determined by votes from the citizens of Burnaby.

Burnaby Dentist Dr. Lisa KosteckiDR. LISA KOSTECKI

– Family, Implant and Cosmetic Dentistry

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Dr. Lisa Kostecki attended McMaster University earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry (2000), and received a Master of Science degree in Human Biology and Nutrition from the University of Guelph (2001). Dr. Kostecki graduated with a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Western Ontario, Schulich Dental School (2006). She was the recipient of numerous awards during dental training including the UWO Dental Alumni Society 3rd Year Dental Student Award (2004), the Ontario Dental Association Proficiency Award (2005), the Toronto Crown and Bridge Study Club Scholarship (2006) and the Canadian Dental Association President’s Award (2006). She has always been very involved in committees and dental associations in her school and community, and is currently a clinical instructor with the UBC Faculty of Dentistry.

Dr. Kostecki has recently moved to the west coast, and enjoys outdoor adventures in her time away from teeth. Her practice philosophy is that all patients deserve to be treated with dignity and a gentle approach, to obtain optimal health and restore confidence, function and aesthetics.

Dr. Kostecki enjoys meeting and accepting new patients as well as referrals from other dentists.

Dr. Amir AjarDr. AMIR AJAR

– Sedation

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Dr. Amir Hassan Ajar graduated from McGill University with a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc) in Anatomy in 1991 and a Doctor of Dental Surgery (D.D.S.) in 1995. Upon completion of his degree, Dr. Ajar focused on dental surgery and postgraduate training in hospital programs designed to improve his surgical skills. These involved rotations in departments of oral and maxillofacial surgery, anesthesiology, internal medicine, general surgery, emergency medicine, surgical intensive care and pain medicine. Since moving to the Lower Mainland in 2004, his practice is limited specifically to dental surgery and implants using all forms of sedation. Dr. Ajar has lectured at the University of British Columbia, University of Alberta, University of Calgary and McGill University, he currently serves as an instructor at the Faculty of Dentistry at UBC. He holds memberships in the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology and the International Congress of Oral Implantologists.

Dr. Han Dentist at North Burnaby Dental GroupDR. ANDREW HAN

– Periodontist

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Dr. Han graduated from Simon Fraser University with his Bachelor of Science degree. He received his dental degree – and many awards – from the Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in Boston. Dr. Han continued his postgraduate education at Columbia University College of Dental Medicine in New York City where he received his training in Periodontics and Implant Surgery under several world- renowned specialists. During his residency, Dr. Han was awarded the Melvin Morris award for excellence in periodontics, which is awarded to the top resident.

Dr. Han provides all aspects of periodontal and implant care with special emphasis on periodontal, cosmetic and reconstructive procedures, and advanced implant therapy to help contribute to a patient’s overall oral health.






– Family & Cosmetic Dentistry

Dr. Farzad Erfan began his career as a dentist in 1995 upon obtaining a DDS degree from Shiraz University of Medical Sciences. Having more than two decades of experience providing top quality cosmetic, and general dentistry. He  takes great pride in consistently  delivering exceptional results, and ensures that he stays on the forefront of dental technology, treatments and methods by aggressively pursuing continuing education.

During 2014, Dr. Erfan moved to Canada and passed all of the relevant exams within the National Dental Examining Board of Canada with high grades.  After becoming a certified general dentist in Canada, he started to practice  cosmetic dentistry and family dentistry in Vancouver.He makes it a priority to continually improve his skills by keeping up to date with the latest dental technology and techniques in order to create comfortable experiences for his patients.

 As a professional and experienced dentist, Dr. Erfan understands that most patients don’t enjoy being in the dental chair and therefore he has a core focus on easing dental anxiety. He firmly believes that a painless dental care is achievable and has the potential to be a pleasant experience for all.

As your Dentist, Dr. Erfan finds that prevention is a key part of dental care and will take time to educate his patients and address all of their oral health needs. Dr. Erfan loves spending time with his family and friends. He has a wide interest in various hobbies including  watching movies,cooking  and board games. He also enjoys swimming, Kayaking with his son and fishing (he always puts the fish back in the water).



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