Bentall Dental Centre
Your Dental Clinic in Downtown Vancouver
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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.
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 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, 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!
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 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.
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.
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!
Upasna loves building rapport with her patients, which is why she chose a career as a dental hygienist. Her top priority is to make patients comfortable, as she knows how stressful a visit to the dentist can be. She graduated from Vancouver College of Dental Hygiene with a diploma in dental hygiene. She understands the importance of good oral health and its effects on the overall health of an individual. Besides educating her patients, she also lets them actively participate in the decision-making process and gives them realistic goals to achieve.
In her spare time, she likes to spend time with her family and friends. Being from Winnipeg, she also likes to take advantage of the beautiful hikes Vancouver has to offer.
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.
Certified Dental Assistant
With over 10 years of experience as a Certified Dental Assistant, Rosa completed her licensing at Vancouver Community College in 2011. She is a positive, knowledgeable and caring individual, making her a great office addition. When she isn’t working, she loves to spend time with family and friends.
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 Technologies We Use In Our Vancouver Office
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.
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.