Testimonials

Dr. Kostecki is truly a fantastic dentist!

As a new patient who has been through several dentists in the past few years, I am thrilled to have found Dr. Kostecki. She was extremely knowledgeable at my initial examination, and took the time to thoroughly explain the details of my dental health to me. She even pointed out unique things about my teeth that other dentists have never mentioned to me, which makes me confident in both her abilities and the treatments that she recommends.

The staff at North Burnaby Dental Group were all extremely friendly as well, and I look forward to my next visit with this great team!

Received July 22, 2014

Kendra - Patient of Dr. Kostecki

Today was my first appointment with Dr. Kostecki and North Burnaby Dental. The front office team (Isabella and Sheel) at this Office are friendly, courteous and knowledgeable. I had a cleaning booked for tomorrow but they had a cancellation today and accommodated me immediately. Dr. Kostecki and Carmen made me feel entirely comfortable throughout their exam with me and explained my treatment plan thoroughly and answered my questions thoughtfully. Tara was fantastic and did an amazing job. Everyone exudes enthusiasm with such friendly demeanor's. I can't wait for future visits, this was an amazing Dental visit!

Received July 3, 2014

Cate - Patient of Dr. Kostecki

I just wanted to say how pleased I am with my first visit to the dental office and after meeting Dr. McCaffrey. All my fears went away as soon as he talked to me. He is very professional and also has an amazing assistant.I am looking forward to starting my treatment following Dr. McCaffrey's advice. Thanks.

Received Jun. 3, 2014

Rojadevi - Patient of Dr. McCaffrey

Dr. Kostecki puts you at ease. She is honest and forthright while still empathetic and friendly. A pleasant experience with an experienced professional.

Received June 3, 2014

Sherran - Patient of Dr. Kostecki

I have been going to Dr. McCaffrey for over 20 years and I really like it here and will recommend him to anyone looking for a dentist. His receptionist, Isabella is the best.

Received June 3, 2014

Carol - Patient of Dr. McCaffrey

Would highly recommend this doctor, as well as her assistant Eveline and receptionist Sheel. Very professional, efficient, answering all the questions,kind and cheerful people - it just felt right, helped me relax. Technically everything is up to date, modern, clean and nice looking, TV screens everywhere. Big and busy place with many specialists - but is running very smoothly,and they managed to find time for my first treatment right away. Evening after was almost pain-free which was unexpected, considering the amount of drilling done. Prices - standard, everything is clear. Excellent work ethic. I am very grateful for the way I was treated and would continue coming here in the future.

Received April 24, 2014

Patient of Dr. Kostecki

My new mouthguard is absolutely amazing!!! I was suffering from headaches and an aching jaw every morning, and this new mouth guard has erased all of it. Dr. McCaffrey did a phenomenal job! Thank you!

Received April 18, 2014

Jennie - Patient of Dr. McCaffrey

I have been a patient of Dr. McCaffrey for 10 years now. I have seen Dr. McCaffrey for many different reasons: annual check-ups, routine fillings, extractions, one crown, and two bridges. All of this work was completed smoothly, with minimal discomfort whether freezing was used or not. Each procedure was done with great care and to my complete satisfaction. Dr. McCaffrey has my full confidence and I would highly recommend him.

Received April 16, 2014

David - Patient of Dr. McCaffrey

Thanks for making me feel so welcoming as a new patient! I’m so glad that I have you guys to guide me and help me for better dental health!

Received March 31, 2014

Flora - Patient of Dr. McCaffrey

I just saw Dr. Houchmand. He is a fantastic Dentist. I highly recommend him.

Received Jan. 7, 2014

Emma - Patient of Dr. Houchmand

Lisa is very kind and helpful. Sheil (her secretary) is absolutely lovely, so I am confused by a previous review about her. All in all, the entire office is very kind, cheerful, and helpful.

Patient of Dr. Kostecki

I used to think going to the dentist was the worst thing in the world. Turns out, I just had a bad dentist. Dr Kostecki is super nice and put me at ease right away. I had to get a few fillings done and I was dreading it, but it actually didn't hurt much. I didn't even feel the needle when she numbed my mouth. The only painful part was just that my mouth was sore from holding it open so long. I definitely recommend her to anyone who is looking for a good dentist. Her assistant was really nice too, and her receptionist is always friendly and helpful.

Patient of Dr. Kostecki

Two thumbs up for Dr. Kostecki and her team! Her front desk person was very patient with me as I studiously avoided some dental work that involved needles(!)until finally I capitulated and the whole experience turned out to be surprisingly painless and very professionally done :) I'm very grateful to have had Dr. Kostecki recommended to my by a friend and am happy to also recommend her and her team to anyone else in need of a good dentist.

Received Dec. 11, 2013

Janice - Patient of Dr. Kostecki

Dr. Houchmand did my front crowns for me. They look extremely natural and he gave me exactly what I wanted. I'm very happy and I would recommend him to everyone.

Patient of Dr. Houchmand

I've always been scared of going to a dentist since I was a kid but after seeing Dr.Houchmand my fear has gone away, he was so patient with me. I had a few cavities and also had to pull 3 of my wisdom teeth. When he told me he done and I'm good to go, I couldn't believe it. He did all that without me feeling any pain. Even the recovery was easy. I'm very happy to have him as my dentist.

You are awesome Dr. Houchmand. Thank you so much :)

Patient of Dr. Houchmand

Dr. Houchmand has been my dentist for over 9 yrs. My family sees him,
my friends see him. He is the first dentist I ever had that has
listened to my concerns. Although his practise is very busy, he always has time to explain
and educate in detail. He will not do anything until I understand what
is necessary to maintain my oral health.

His staff is also amazing! I never thought going to the dentist could
be so warm and welcoming. Most of the staff have been there many years
and seem to really enjoy what they do.

I never imagined I would ever say this, but going to this dental
practise is a pleasure!! I highly recommend Dr. Houchmand and can say
with sincerity, you will not regret it.

Carol - Patient of Dr. Houchmand

Thanks to Dr. Ajar’s amazing gentle touch and surgical finesse, the removal of teeth under IV sedation was virtually painless. To anyone with ‘dental phobia’ like myself, I highly recommend Dr. Ajar. I can thank you enough!

Peter - Patient of Dr. Ajar

Dr. McCaffrey fitted me with a full upper denture which looks incredibly natural. Thanks to his attention to detail and perfection, I can now smile with confidence again. To reception, thank you for making me feel relaxed and welcome? The care and treatment that I received at North Burnaby Dental Group from reception right through to surgery was unmatched in excellence, professionalism and kindness. Thank you so very much.

Peter - Patient of Dr. McCaffrey

Dr. Houchmand is AMAZING! After searching for years for a dentist I was happy with, my in-laws recommended him and I'm so happy they did! I have had nothing but friendly and informative interactions with him. He replaced all of my silver on the right side, with no issues. He suggested a newer, less invasive mouth guard which is wonderful, and just this morning fixed a slight chip on my front tooth - free of charge! Carol was kind enough to squeeze me into his schedule, which was so appreciated! He lets you know what he's doing, as he's doing it so there is no wondering what the heck is going on in your mouth. I can't say enough good about them. I don't dread going to the dentist anymore. Highly recommended to anyone and everyone! He does GREAT work. 

Patient of Dr. Houchmand

Very patient, spends time to explain procedure and answers all questions very careful and gentle. It help to allay my anxiety. Thank you.
Dr. Han’s receptionist is very friendly and helpful, her pleasant presence makes me not afraid to come to see the dentist.

Josephine - Patient of Dr. Han

I am really chicken when it comes to dentists in general never mind bone grafting. However, with a loving attitude and amazing skills Dr. Han did it smoothly! I am also appreciative of the long-term follow ups. Thanks a million Dr. Han, Linda and Kourtney!

Patient of Dr. Han

A first class professional.

Virginia - Patient of Dr. McCaffrey

I am very pleased with the work that Dr. McCaffrey did on my teeth. Thanks to his assistant & receptionist for their service also. Excellent Serivce, thank you!

Lorenzo - Patient of Dr. McCaffrey

I have been going to NBDG for 15 years now. Everyone has been so great and helpful. Dr. Houchmand and his staff have done a fabulous job taking care of my teeth. Front desk staff is always so attentive. The team you have really shines through. Thank you for being so great to my family and I.

Vina - Patient of Dr. Houchmand

Dr. McCaffrey and his assistant Jennifer are wonderful.

Karen - Patient of Dr. McCaffrey

I appreciate the friendly & professional service I receive at North Burnaby Dental. The Front office staff are always friendly and (if you are a repeat customer) know you by name.
Dr. Kostecki is excellent. She always makes sure you are comfortable and pain free. I really appreciate the next day call to check and see if everything is okay.

Brenda - Patient of Dr. Kostecki

Thank you for caring attitude and top quality work. How refreshing to have a dentist who is professional and personable!

Shelley - Patient of Dr. Houchmand

I think everything and everyone in this office is awesome.

Carol - Patient of North Burnaby Dental Group

I have and will keep recommending Dr. Houchmand without hesitation. My whole family and some friends are his patients now. I just wish I had found him sooner.

Dr. Houchmand always explains the procedures with great detail so that you will fully understand. If there are other options available he will let you know too. He cares when you have discomfort and follows up the next day when you have major dental work done. In the past, I have never had a dentist call to check up on me until I became Dr. Houchmand’s patient. The office staff are the best. They always help to accommodate my crazy schedules. Dr. Houchmand and his staff have even worked through their lunch hour for me when I needed to go in immediately.

I went to North Burnaby Dental 11 years ago unhappy with my teeth. I never wanted to smile and would try to hide my teeth, especially in photos. Dr. Houchmand has made it possible for me to smile and laugh again with confidence. I can honestly say I enjoy my visits and my kids are not afraid of the dentist. Just recently he helped a friend of mine on a tight budget.

Dr. Houchmand, thank you for your TLC, generosity and excellent work.

Linda - Patient of Dr. Houchmand

I'm a long time patient of Dr. McCaffery and have always received excellent dental care. This year Dr. McCaffery advised that the time had come to do full crowns on two lower molars in the same side. I knew this was a major undertaking but I understood the importance of getting the crowns done for long term dental function and health.

The first appointment for the crown preparation for both went smoothly and, most important, with no discomfort. I was amazed at how fast and accurately two temporary crowns were produced and installed. The temporary crowns felt and functioned (and immediately) like my normal teeth during the two weeks before returning for the installation of the permanent crowns. The appointment for the fitting of the permanent crowns was brief, smooth and again, with no discomfort at all. The wonderful end result, I cannot tell the difference between the permanent full crowns and the complete natural teeth in both appearance and performance.

As always, I know I can count on Dr. McCaffery and the rest of the North Burnaby Dental Group team for all my dental needs.

Robert (Bob) Sharkey

I am writing to share with you my experience with North Burnaby Dental since my first visit 7 years ago. Prior to my first meeting I had not been to the dentist for several years due to financial constraints and as a result of previous negative and painful experiences with dentists. Dr. Houchmand was able to relieve me of both of these apprehensions on my very first visit. After my first exam Dr. Houchmand reviewed my file with me, carefully taking the time to explain what my current needs were and what treatment I would need in the future and why. At every meeting Dr. Houchmand took the time to let me know what treatment options were available and worked with me to provide top quality service that fit with my budget at the time. I couldn’t be happier with the results.

Right from the first meeting it was very obvious that Dr. Houchmand placed his patients’ needs first and that he is highly dedicated to the care and comfort of his patients. Before every appointment Dr. Houchmand went through a consultation with me to let me know where we were in the process and what was left to be completed.

While in the chair Dr. Houchmand would thoroughly explain every procedure before he began work to ensure that I was comfortable, and that there were no unexpected surprises. Every treatment I received was delivered in the utmost comfort and relaxing environment. As a result I no longer fear the dentist office and actually look forward to seeing Dr. Houchmand and all the staff at North Burnaby Dental.

Dr. Houchmand and staff have always gone out of their way to accommodate my schedule whenever possible, often times staying late to finish an appointment or coming in early to make sure I was able to attend to my daily commitments on time.

I started my seven year journey as a person who was afraid of the dentist and unable to smile due to my insecurity about the shape of my teeth. Today I am a much happier person and take full advantage to show off my wonderful smile at every opportunity! Thank you so much for giving me my smile back.

Clint - Patient of Dr. Houchmand

I was referred to Dr. Houchmand in March 2004. I have had extensive dental work done IE: periodontal surgery, bridges and lastly caps. I can’t say enough about Dr. Houchmand’s excellent work, and pain free, I might add. He is very precise in his work and follow up. I wish I had gone to Dr. Houchmand a lot sooner. The staff at Burnaby Dental Group are just great and Dr. Houchmand is the best dentist I’ve ever had.

Diana - Patient of Dr. Houchmand

Just want to let you know how grateful I am for all your kindness and amazing work. We always brag that we have the best dentist.

Kay - Patient of Dr. Houchmand

Dr. Ajar is one of the best medical professionals I've ever visited. He took the time to answer all of my questions prior to surgery (the removal of 4 impacted wisdom teeth), and has diligently followed up with me afterwards. His staff are very knowledgeable and helpful, and made a nerve-wracking experience more comfortable than I would have expected. I have been treated very well by Dr Ajar and his staff, and I would highly recommend this team to everyone who needs a great dentist!

Patient of Dr. Ajar

Dr. Ajar did my implant, my dad's extractions and my grandfather's implants. Have had great experiences each time. Very professional staff, the entire process went smoothly. Recommended him to my family members, so I would strongly recommend him to anyone who needs dental extractions or implants.

Patient of Dr. Ajar

Dr Ajar removed two of my wisdom teeth. The initial consultation was greatly calming, having him answer all my (probably crazy) questions. He spent the better part of an hour with me going over all the reasons to do the surgery, the potential side affects and risks. On the day of the extraction, Dr Ajar was again very calming, explaining again so extra information to my wife who was there to help me home afterwards. Dr Ajar even allowed me to film the whole procedure, showing me everything that happened after I'd been sedated! He was professional and helpful and followed up with me after the surgery. He even gave me his cell number to call out of hours if I had questions or problems. A week later I went back for a check up and all was healing perfectly. I know there are many dental surgeons out there, but with Dr Ajar, you've probably found one of the best.

Patient of Dr. Ajar

Dr. Houchmand is an absolutely amazing dentist, I got a root canal done, and I didn't feel a thing, and the pain was next to nothing! He is so caring, and very passionate with his work. I recommend him to everyone. He is very caring!

Patient of Dr. Houchmand

I've been Doctor Houchmand's patient for many years. He's very professional at what he does. He takes the time to explain everything and makes sure you're comfortable and at ease during the entire time. I've never felt pain or any discomfort. His staff is amazing. You never have the feeling of being at a dental office. I highly recommend him to everyone.

Patient of Dr. Houchmand

He is very helpful, friendly and professional. And he is very good with my 3 yr old. Also never have to wait long and the staff are friendly.

Patient of Dr. Houchmand

Dr. Houchmand is the best dentist I have ever been to! He is very patient, kind, caring, and will take the time to listen to your concerns.

Patient of Dr. Houchmand

Excellent dentist, very personable, respectful and shows that he cares about his patients. Takes the time to explain the procedure and treatment. Highly recommended dentist.

Patient of Dr. Houchmand

Just dropping you a note to say thank you for the beautiful smile. It was a lot easier than I thought to get used to. You did a fantastic job, everybody tells me how lovely my smile is and how perfectly white they are. Thank you so very much I am an extremely happy client.

Carol - Patient of Dr. McCaffrey

Just wanted to say a big thank you for the excellent experience (never thought I’d say that about the dentist!). I recently had your surgery, when I had my wisdom teeth extracted. I wanted to especially thank the assistant who walked me to the car. The staff were very friendly and professional during what was a uneasy operation for me.

Chris - Patient of Dr. Ajar

Thanks for 20 plus years of care!

North Burnaby Dental Group Feedback Form

Dr. Houchmand is the best dentist ever! He is aware of most recent innovations in dentistry and is very kind and friendly.

North Burnaby Dental Group Feedback Form - Patient of Dr. Houchmand

Dr. McCaffrey has been my dentist for nearly 17 years and his attentive service keeps me coming to North Burnaby Dental despite several moves around the Lower Mainland.

North Burnaby Dental Group Feedback Form - Patient of Dr. McCaffrey

I started seeing Dr. Houchmand over a year ago - having such a fear of dentists I had not been to one in about 15 years. When my teeth started causing me all kinds of problems , I gathered enough courage to see a Dentist. Dr. Houchmand who was recommended to me by my very close friends. Upon my very first visit, Dr. Houchmand made me feel so very comfortable . His assistants Danielle & Linda were absolutely wonderful and made me feel so very much at ease. Over the next year I had to have a lot of work done to my teeth, including extractions, fillings, bridge work, root canals etc. I had no problem going to my appointments. Dr. Houchmand always made me feel so comfortable , I could hardly even feel any of the needles going in. He is a very caring, an amazing Dentist. After all my dental work was done, he gave me the most beautiful smile. He did a wonderful job and is a very skilled Dentist. After my work was finished, my dental coverage had been pretty well used up. I had an outstanding amount which I would have had to make instalments on and was quite worried about it - Dr. Houchmand wrote it off for me. I couldn't believe it. I can't say enough good things about him and his team. I highly recommend him to anyone. Thank you Dr. Houchmand.

Received May 21, 2015

Charlene - Patient of Dr. Houchmand

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