Bentall Dental Centre
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About Us
Your Local Dentist at Bentall Dental Centre

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 Office
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 Team
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

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!

Read more about Dr. Shannon here >

Dr. Andy Lee

Dr. Andy Lee

General Dentist

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

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.

Niki

Niki

Hygienist

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

Sheliza

Hygienist

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

Qi Na

Hygienist

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.

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.

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Dental Technology
Modern Technology We Use In Dentistry, Vancouver

Our office stays on top of the latest advances in dental technology. 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. Or read about the happy outcome this patient experienced thanks to our early cancer detection capability.

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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.

Our Reviews
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.

Google Reviews

Bentall Dental Centre
Reviewed from Google
Vaibhav Lohia
Vaibhav Lohia
posted 1 week ago

Dr Lee is amazing and has treated me with so much care and attention. He is a wonderful person and I can't thank him enough for taking care of my health. Thank you Bentall Dental and Dr Lee.

Helen Worth
Helen Worth
posted 1 month ago

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.

ali yazdi
ali yazdi
posted 3 weeks ago

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.

Vickie Mattimoe
Vickie Mattimoe
posted 3 weeks ago

Great staff. Always on time and everyone is so pleasant.

Vaibhav Lohia
Vaibhav Lohia
posted 8 months ago

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.

Yelp Reviews

Will W.'s Review Will W.
5.0 star rating

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...

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Marie G.'s Review Marie G.
5.0 star rating

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...

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Juliana K.'s Review Juliana K.
5.0 star rating

Definitely a fantastic dentist. Wonderful bedside manner, extremely thorough without trying to put the hard sell on you. Highly recommended!

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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.