Ponderosa Family Dental is excited to welcome Dr Gorav Singla in its team. Dr Singla was born in India. He earned his Bachelors and Masters in dentistry from very renowned universities in India. He worked as a general dentist and prosthodontist for 12 years after his post graduation. He has completed 100s of implant and smile make over cases in his 12 years of dentistry carrier. After immigrating to Canada with his family, Dr Singla underwent vigorous examination process by National Dental Examination Board of Canada and successfully completed them in his first attempt to earn his DDS. He worked as an instructor and trainer at Dent art institute for training of international dentists.
Dr Gorav Singla
Dr Singla is very passionate about his work and continues to upgrade his skills by joining various continue education courses and study clubs. He explains the complete treatment plan to his patients in a calm and stress free manner and believes that for long lasting dental care, communication is very important. You will always find him smiling and eager to answer any questions you might have regarding your dental health and treatment needs.
In his free time, Dr Singla loves to ride a motorbike and exploring new and unseen roads. Besides motorbikes, books have a special place in his heart. He loves to have quality time with his wife and daughter.
Dr. Daniel Wong
Dr. Daniel Wong is a highly skilled dentist dedicated to providing gentle and effective care to patients of all dental backgrounds for over ten years. In 1997, Dr. Wong graduated from the Bachelor of Science program, Specialization: Cell Biology and Genetics. He received his degree as a Doctor of Dental Surgery at Columbia University in 2003. In 2004, Dr. Wong completed a General Practice Residency Program at Mount Sinai Hospital, New York. He believes that excellent oral health begins with education and prevention and has made it his mission to enlighten patients to ways they can take greater control over their own dental health. Dr. Wong is committed to continuing advanced education and remaining aware of the latest advancements in oral health and dentistry.
Dr. Daniel Wong has participated in many study groups to further his dental knowledge. Among the advanced training courses, they have included subjects on root canals, gums and supporting teeth tissues, crowns and bridges, occlusion and temporomandibular joint issues, as well as two highly recognized dental implant groups. Dr. Daniel Wong has completed Maxicourse; a program focusing in dental implantology, where he is an Associate Fellow Candidate. He has been a long time member of both British Columbia Dental Association and the Canadian Dental Association, in good standing with both memberships. Dr. Wong is one of very few dentists in BC currently certified to perform LANAP/LAPIP (which saves failing implants and teeth) and Bioclear (which restores unaesthetic black triangles between teeth). Dr. Wong is also trained in the LANAP protocol which is a cutting edge technique using laser technology to treat gum disease.
For more information, view the LANAP website
Dr. Cynthia Yee
Dr. Yee is a Fellow of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada and a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology. She received her DDS from University of Alberta. Subsequently, she completed her Advanced Education in General Dentistry, Master in Oral Biology and Certificate in Periodontics at Boston University.
She was a clinical instructor at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine and at Samuels Sinclair Dental Center at Rhode Island Hospital. She is now a clinical instructor at her alma mater UBC and works in a private practice. Dr. Cynthia Yee is one of two LANAP certified periodontists in BC.
Dr. Jessica Chen
Dr. Jessica Chen obtained her Bachelor of Science with distinction (B.Sc.) degree from the University of British Columbia and her Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) degree with high distinction from the University of Sydney. Dr. Chen was awarded the Martin Halas Prize as the top clinical student in all clinical components in her final year of dentistry, and the Peter Kaleski prize for excellence in Prosthodontics and Endodontics from the Australian Society of Endodontology and International Academy of Gnathology
Dr. Chen values building a trusting relationship with her patients through open communication and keeping her patients well-informed. Her kind, patient, and gentle demeanor allows patients to receive comprehensive care in a comfortable and stress-free environment.
Dr. Chen practices minimally invasive dentistry with evidence-based approach and keeps her skills and knowledge up to date with continuing education courses and study clubs. She has a passion for sharing her knowledge with patients so that they can work together to obtain optimal oral health.
Dr. Chen has provided dental treatment at the Children’s Hospital and the Dental Emergency department in Westmead Hospital in Sydney. She is currently a public health dentist with Vancouver Coastal Health. In her free time, Dr. Chen enjoys giving back to her community as a volunteer dentist at Vancouver Aboriginal Health Society in Downtown Eastside. Dr. Chen currently holds active memberships with the BC Dental Association, Canadian Dental Association, Australian Dental Association, and the BC Dental Study Club. Some of Dr. Chen’s hobbies includes hiking, swimming, and learning to cook new dishes.
Dr. Austin Chen was born in Taiwan and immigrated to Canada at a young age. Raised in Surrey, he obtained his Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) as well as his Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) Degree from the University of British Columbia (UBC). Dr. Chen has been serving the Coquitlam and Surrey area as a General Dentist. Dr. Chen is also a part time clinical instructor at the Faculty of Dentistry at University of British Columbia in Vancouver.
Dr. Chen has also been involved in outreach programs in the community. He has volunteered his time at community clinics to provide dental care to the underprivileged population in Richmond, BC, as well as in the Downtown East Side of Vancouver. He enjoys interacting with patients and ensuring their comfort while under his care.
Dr. Chen believes that involving the patient in the decision making process leads to the best treatment plans. For that reason, he strives to provide all treatment options available to his patients and to help them determine what treatment option is the best for them. He believes in creating an environment that is comfortable and professional. Dr. Chen seeks to provide quality care and exceed patient’s expectations toward healthy and beautiful smiles.
Dr. Chen is always striving to advance his skills by undertaking a variety of continuing education courses, and by his involvement in multiple study clubs. He is also a fan of all things “tech,” and is passionate about staying up to date with the latest dental technological advances! In addition, he is always seeking out great restaurants along with good company. He enjoys staying active and is currently learning how to golf!