Meet Our Dentists

Dr. Ali Safaei

DDS

Dr Ali Safaei graduated dentistry in 1991 From the University of Tehran. After graduating dental school he worked in an orthodontic specialty clinic and then in periodontics gathering experience while contemplating which areas of Dentistry he would be more interested to pursue.

”After years of working as a general dentist and attending hundreds of hours of continuing education in different areas of dentistry, seeing the constant change that happens in our industry, I am happy about my general dentistry practice. It has been an exciting era in our industry with new technologies and treatment modalities such as implants, Invisalign, Cerec, Cad Cam, CT scans, lasers etc. These have transformed how we think about oral health and delivering the services to our patients”

Dr Safaei moved to Vancouver and has been practicing in the Lower Mainland since 1999. He constantly strives to improve and hone his dental/surgical skills, and would love to provide dental excellence for you and your family!

Dr Safaei speaks English and Farsi.

Dr. Erika Komagata

DDS

Dr. Komagata received her dental degree in 1988 from Sao Paulo State University in Brazil. She worked in private practice and was on the board of directors of APCD Saude Dental Association. She subsequently completed a residency program with extensive research in Prosthodontics at Niigata University, Japan.

Her experience in the Japanese mercury-free dental school motivated Dr. Komagata to learn about Biological Dentistry. She continues to upgrade her knowledge in this area, always focusing on the latest dental technologies and services available for her patients.

Dr. Komagata has been offering client-oriented comprehensive dentistry ever since moving to Canada in 1995. She prioritizes patient education, trust and open communication to achieve her patient’s dental goals.

At White House Dental, Dr. Komagata focuses on providing the best in innovative dentistry and the latest in dental technology. She has a keen interest in Sleep Apnea and has attended study clubs and lectures to keep updated with oral appliance therapies.

Outside her professional activities, Dr. Komagata enjoys traveling to sunny locations and playing golf with her family and friends. In 2014, she took a year sabbatical in Arizona where she studied fitness and nutrition.

Dr. Komagata is bilingual and speaks English and Portuguese as well as Spanish.

Dr. Kunal Sadhwani

BDS

Dr. Sadhwani was born and raised in India. He obtained his Bachelor of Dental Surgery (B.D.S.) degree in India in 2013. Thereafter, he decided to move to Canada and obtained Diploma in Dental Hygiene (Dip DH) from Confederation College in Thunder Bay, Ontario in 2015.

Working as a dental hygienist in Saskatchewan and simultaneously clearing his dental licensing exams in 2018, conducted by the NDEB to be eligible to practice dentistry in Canada, he practised dentistry in Saskatchewan and moved to BC in 2020 and started practicing at White House Dental Center July 2020 as an associate dentist.             

Dr. Sadhwani loves practicing all aspects of dentistry and is proficient at restorations, root canals, extractions and firmly believes oral health is the key to overall health. He takes into consideration the anxiousness that some patients have towards dentistry and tries to make the dental appointments as calming as possible. He takes continuing education to stay updated with his dental knowledge.

When away from dentistry, Dr. Sadhwani enjoys his time travelling, cooking and spends most of his time with his wife and their two cats, Tiggy & Jiggy.

Dr. Sadhwani is multi-lingual and speaks English, Hindi and Gujarati fluently.

Staff

Alicia

Registered Dental Hygienist

Originally from Windsor, ON. Alicia has been working in the dental field since 2004 and has been working with our team at White House Dental since 2006. When not in the office you could find Alicia hiking, kayaking or gardening.

Stephanie

Dental Receptionist

Originally from Maple Ridge, BC. Stephanie has been working in dental field since 2018 and has been working with our team at White House Dental since 2020. When not in the office you can find Stephanie out hiking with her dog and partner, off doing yoga, making candles or crafting.

Rosetta

Dental Receptionist - Certified Dental Assistant

Originally from Nelson, BC. Rosetta has been working in the dental field since 1991 and has been working with our team at White House Dental since 2010. When not in the office you could find Rosetta off reading, crafting, gardening or hanging out with her husband and kids.

Marli

Registered Dental Hygienist

Originally from Memphis, TN and San Diego, CA. Marli has been working in the dental field since 2015 and has been working with our team at White House Dental since 2020. When not in the office you could find Marli enjoying good food, music and company or out getting lost in the mountains.

Alicia

Chairside Assistant

Originally from New Brunswick, Alicia has been working in the dental field since 2017 and has been working with our team at Scotia Tower Dental Group and White House Dental since 2019. When not in the office you could find Alicia out doing Gymnastics, hockey, hunting, or just hanging out with her friends.

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