Bentall Dental Centre
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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 change that perception one patient at a time.
Bentall Dental Centre is proudly owned by Dr. Andrew Shannon and Dr. Amin Shivji.
Our Dental Office, Vancouver Downtown
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 Local Dentists, Vancouver Downtown
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, 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!
Dr. Andy Lee
Dr. Andy Lee is a General Dentist. After earning his qualifications from the University of Adelaide and the University of British Columbia, Dr. Andy Lee began his
career as a warm and patient dentist. He first became interested in dentistry after he fractured a few of his own front teeth and saw
first-hand the impact dental restorations could have.
Because he enjoys providing others with the same type of help he once needed, Dr. Lee has a special interest in cosmetic dentistry
and functional restorations. However, he’s well-versed in a wide range of dental care.
Dr Lee is a big believer in ensuring patients are informed about their oral health as well as their treatment options. He enjoys
helping anxious patients relax (and maybe even laugh a bit).
Besides caring for others’ smiles, Dr. Lee is also a fan of basketball, tennis and discovering new gadgets.
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.
Niki has been working for Bentall Dental for the last 12 years. She completed a Bachelors in Dental Science Dental Hygiene at University of British Columbia. Niki has also been a part time Clinical Instructor at University of British Columbia for the past 5 years. Her passion for teaching and working in clinical practice keeps her striving for more. With her profound knowledge and years of experience in the dental field, she provides our clients with individualized optimal oral health care. She brings a fresh attitude and a passion for educating our patients on their hygiene and preventative care. Her patients love her thorough dental care and her positive outlook on life.
Sheliza joined our practice after completing her Dental Hygiene Diploma at Vancouver College of Dental Hygiene. She’s had a passion for the dental field for years as she practiced as a dental assistant in Seattle for many years. Sheliza completed her Bachelors of Arts in Medical Anthropology Global Health at the University of Washington. She prides herself in providing the best care to her patients and gives an all-rounded outlook on dental care.
Outside of work Sheliza enjoys spending time with her family, baking, travelling and going on outdoor adventures with her two dogs.
Qi Na is passionate about working as a dental health professional. She graduated as a certified dental assistant at Vancouver Community College in 2010. Qi Na enjoyed the fast-paced work setting as a dental assistant and discovered she loves promoting dental health in patient-centered care. She decided to pursue the dental hygiene diploma at Niagara College. She understands that each patient has different experiences with dental care. With that in mind, she strives to provide the most comfortable, individualized care. Qi Na also finds it is very rewarding to make a difference in a patient’s life. Her profession enables her to advocate and implement optimal oral hygiene care.
When away from the office, Qi Na enjoys hiking, kayaking and other outdoor activities that the beautiful BC has to offer with her family.
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.
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Modern Technology We Use In Dentistry, Vancouver
Here is a list of the technology we use:
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. Or read about the happy outcome this patient experienced thanks to our early cancer detection capability.
Is an ultra-sonic scaler that our hygienist uses to scale teeth. Sometimes we still use the conventional method scaling, which is case dependent.
We have been using Digital x-Rays since 2004. Digital radiography uses 90% less radiation than traditional xrays.
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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Read Dentist Reviews For Bentall Dental Centre in Vancouver
Here are some reviews from our patients about their experiences with our office. We welcome all patient feedback since it helps us to learn about both the ways in which we are succeeding, and the areas where we may need improvement.
Always the best dental service at Bentall Dental Centre. New health and safety processes made me totally comfortable at my appointment today. Thanks for such high standards of care.
I’ve been going to Bentall Dental for years. Super efficient and friendly. They’ve taken great care of my teeth and I trust their care.
Great staff. Always on time and everyone is so pleasant.
At my visit today, I experienced very frendly and professional service from all the staff. My appointment was punctual. My problem was fixed right away wirhout having to come back to do it. Dr Shannon has a very calming manner.
This was one of my best dental experiences. The front office staff is kind, cordial, helpful, and informative. They knew exactly how to process my insurance and helped get the right clearances. Dr. Lee was amazing and very patient. He walked me through all the steps and ensured that I was never in discomfort. I am very happy with the care and treatment I received.
I've been coming to see Dr Shannon and hygienist Nicki for over 10 years - had wonderful service and care every time. Everyone who works here is really...
I recently returned to seeing Dr Shannon after my office moved back to the neighbourhood. As I remembered, he has great bedside manner and a very gentle...
Definitely a fantastic dentist. Wonderful bedside manner, extremely thorough without trying to put the hard sell on you. Highly recommended!