Bentall Dental Centre
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About Us
Your Local Dentist Downtown Since 1987

Bentall Dental is a dental office located in downtown Vancouver that performs both general and cosmetic dentistry.

We have been in practice in the Bentall Four since 1987. A lot of our patients work in the Bentall centre; however, because of the restorative/cosmetic nature of our practice we are also a destination dentist.
We are involved with the community, attend trade shows, and Dr. Shannon lectures throughout the world.

Dr. Shannon has been consulted upon and has appeared in many media outlets. He has been on CBC news discussing the VELscope, his views on current trends in dentistry have appeared in Business in Vancouver,  he has been on radio answering your dental questions.

The office is small and comfortable and we try to make your visit to us an enjoyable one. Let’s face it though – some of us believe that going to the dentist is a horrible experience. Thanks to phrases such as “it’s like pulling teeth” we associate going to the dentist with a painful experience. Our goal is not only to give you great dental care, but also to give you a comfortable experience so that we can challenge that perception, one patient, at a time.


Bentall Dental Centre is proudly owned by Dr. Andrew Shannon and Dr. Amin Shivji.

Our Office
Conveniently Located Downtown in Bentall Four

We are located in the lower level mall of the Bentall Four. If you are entering the Bentall Tower from the Skytrain entrance, go through the mall, turn left at 2nd Cup and you should find us before the next set of escalators. If you are entering the Bentall Tower from Dunsmuir Street, go down the steps to the plaza and you will find us on the right.

There is quite a lot of activity in this mall. Because we have a lot of foot traffic, we try to keep you entertained with our ever-changing décor.

We celebrate every occasion and even non-occasions. Besides being tastefully decorated, our office is very modern and comfortable. We believe that it represents who we are and the type of practice we offer you: up-to-date, friendly, warm, and welcoming.

 

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Our Team
Our Team of Local Vancouver Dentists

The team at Bentall Dental really loves what they do and it shows. They are a small and hearty team that only changes when people leave because they are moving away from Vancouver. Our friendly staff love making your visit as comfortable as possible.

Dr. Andrew Shannon

Dr. Andrew Shannon

General Dentist

Dr. Andrew Shannon, General Dentist, is passionate about dentistry. His first passion was pursuing a career in stunts; however, he soon realized that he was more talented with his hands and wanted to put them to good use to make a difference in people’s lives.

Dr. Shannon has been in practice in the Bentall Centre since 1987. His focus has been on cosmetic procedures; however, he believes that each procedure he performs should be beautifully done and functionally sound. Speaking of sound, how often do you hear a dentist sing while he works – and carry a tune!

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Dr. Mohammad Hariri

Dr. Mohammad Hariri

General Dentist

Dr. Mohammad Hariri attended New York University College of Dentistry (NYUCD) and received his doctorate in dental surgery (DDS) with many awards, including the Ultradent Products Award for excellence in the clinical aspect of esthetic dentistry and The New York Academy of Oral Rehabilitation Eugene Rothschild Memorial Award for excellence in fixed prosthodontics.

Dr. Hariri served as a teaching assistant in both Cariology and Comprehensive Care and Elective in Fixed and Implant simulation courses while at NYUCD. Dr. Hariri had the highest clinical credit in his graduating class, and NYUCD recognized his achievement.

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Pam Sherwood

Pam Sherwood

Office Manager

Pam moved to Vancouver back in 2010. Her welcoming to the city was the Olympics.

She first started as a dental assistant 14 years ago. Her love of health care and children drew her towards dentistry. As she grew with the industry, moving to reception and treatment coordinating to expand her skills. With her experience in insurance, patient knowledge and personal connections, she made the leap to management when she started with Bentall Dental. When she isn’t at work, you can find her at the park with her son and enjoying the outdoors.

Christine

Christine

Office Administrator

Christine has a strong background in client relationship roles, having worked for over 20 years in the esthetics industry. She is a graduate of BCIT ‘s dental reception program in 2014. Christine joined Bentall Dental Centre after graduation and has since focused on expanding her knowledge in the dental industry.

Christine has always enjoyed interacting with her clients, and enjoys learning and putting her skills to use in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.

Amy

Amy

Hygienist

Amy has always had an interest in helping and educating others which lead her to pursue a career in the dental field.  She graduated from Vancouver Community College with a diploma in dental hygiene.  Amy understands that oral health can have an impact on many areas of living, and believes in taking time to explain the importance of maintaining good oral hygiene.  She hopes to instill the same belief in her patients.

Outside of the dental office, Amy enjoys cooking, hiking, and watching videos on YouTube – especially ones related to true crime!

Hien

Hien

Hygienist

Hien graduated from Aplus Institute in Toronto, Ontario, in 2012 with a diploma in dental hygiene. She is passionate about what she does and takes pride in providing a thorough, gentle, and comfortable experience for all her patients.

Hien finds joy by giving back to the community and being involved in volunteer work. Her most memorable moment volunteering was when she travelled to Jamaica as part of ‘The Caribbean Outreach Program,’ cleaning teeth for underprivileged locals without access to dental hygiene care.

When she is not in the office, her hobbies include being active by going to the gym, running, hiking, camping, yoga, and cooking.

Gloria

Gloria

Certified Dental Assistant

Gloria graduated from Vancouver Community College in the dental assisting program in 2009. Fluent in English and in Mandarin, She strives to gain trust by providing quality care to patients while making them comfortable in the dentist chair.

In her spare time, Gloria likes going for hikes, reading a good book and spending time with her family.

Eloise

Eloise

Certified Dental Assistant

Bio coming soon.

Rachel

Rachel

Receptionist

Rachel is a recent graduate of Vancouver Community College’s (VCC) dental reception coordinator program. Her curiosity about the “behind the scenes” of dental offices and her love for helping others led to her career in dental reception. Rachel is eager to develop her skills she acquired at VCC and creating a welcoming environment for patients entering the office.

Outside of the office, Rachel enjoys spending time with her family, painting, and adding to her vinyl record collection.

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Dental Technology
Dental Technologies We Use In Our Vancouver Office

Dental technology is constantly evolving, and our clinic is evolving with it. We evaluate what we think would add value to you – our patient – versus what is current in the dental marketing buzz.

Here is a list of the technology we use:

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VELscope

This is a tool used to monitor the tissues in your mouth and acts as a pre-cancer screening device. The VELscope is a standard of care in our practice. Learn about oral cancer screening.

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Cavitron

Is an ultra-sonic scaler that our hygienist uses to scale teeth. Sometimes we still use the conventional method scaling, which is case dependent.

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Digital Radiography

We have been using Digital x-Rays since 2004. Digital radiography uses 90% less radiation than traditional xrays.

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Soft Tissue Laser

We have had this equipment in place since 1998. It is used mainly to re-contour soft tissue, and to enhance aesthetics. We sometimes use it to remove excess tissue.

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Oral Digital Photography

We have been using a digital camera since 2002. We use a series of special mirrors to take photos of all the teeth in the mouth. These photos help us diagnose and are also invaluable when we need to communicate with your insurance companies.

Social Responsibility
We Are Socially Responsible

Dr. Shannon and his team care. Through the activities we support we enhance dental healthcare and education. We also do what we can to take care of our environment.

Dr. Andrew Shannon donates product, in-kind services and money to strengthen community relations. Activities that we are involved with include: Community Wellness, Access to Care, and the Downtown Eastside clinic.

We do our part for the environment by managing waste such as mercury in a manner that does not negatively impact the environment.

Ethical Waste at your Vancouver Dentist

We use two different companies to dispose of our dental waste in an acceptable manner.

  1. Green Check Canada picks up our sharps waste every three months.
  2. DRNA provides us with a new amalgam separator every year. We send them the old one and they recycle and dispose of the waste according to Canadian law. As of this year all dental offices will be required to have an amalgam separator; we have had ours in place for at least the past five years.