Meet Dr. Christopher Long
After obtaining a degree in dental surgery at the University of London in the UK in 1983, Dr. Long worked in the Hospital service and private practice, in both the UK and Hong Kong. He came to UBC to gain his Masters degree in Science and his Diploma in Periodontics in the year 2000.
Dr. Long is a fellow of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada as well as a Board Certified Specialist in Periodontics, Dental Implants, and Gum Disease Treatment.
Dr. Long maintains professional memberships with the Canadian and American Academy of Periodontology, the Academy of Ossiointegration, the International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI), North Shore Implant Seminars and the North Shore Dental Seminar group. Dr Long resides on the North Shore of Vancouver with his wife and 2 children, and enjoys many of the outdoor activities that beautiful British Columbia has to offer. He looks forward to helping you achieve and maintain a healthy beautiful smile, of which you can be proud.
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Meet Dr. Nathan Cain – Visiting Prosthodontist
Originally from Ontario, Dr. Cain has been practicing prosthodontics in Vancouver since 2017. After obtaining his Doctorate in Dental Surgery from New York University, Dr. Cain went on to specialize in prosthetic dentistry. Dr. Cain obtained his Certificate in Prosthodontics at Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx, New York, where he gained extensive knowledge in implant dentistry. Dr. Cain is passionate about dental education and holds a part-time position teaching at The University of British Columbia.
In his spare time, Dr. Cain enjoys spending time with family and friends on Vancouver Island. He enjoys being active and outdoors and has recently taken up surfing.
Dr. Cain is thrilled to be a part of the West Vancouver team in order to work alongside Dr. Long. He is a firm believer in providing comprehensive care with other dental specialists and looks forward to helping you achieve your treatment goals.
Meet Dr. George Maryniak – Visiting Anesthesiologist
Dr. George Maryniak is a certified specialist anesthesiologist with over 30 years of experience in England and Canada. He obtained his medical degree and anesthesia training in London, England. He and his family emigrated to Canada in 1989, and to Vancouver in 1993. He is a Specialist Anesthesiologist certified by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.
He is a staff Anesthesiologist at Surrey Memorial Hospital and the Valley Surgery Centre in Surrey. When he is not administering anesthesia he spends time fixing his house, skiing (badly), and working as Medical Director for Project HANDS, a humanitarian organization which he co-founded. Project HANDS provides, amongst other things, medical care to the poor in Guatemala.
With skill and compassion he focuses on turning the experience of having an anesthetic into a comfortable and positive event for his patients.
Meet Dr. Rana Tarzemany – Visiting Periodontist
Dr. Rana Tarzemany received her dental degree (D.D.S.) from Azad Tehran Dental School, and completed her graduate studies in the field of combined PhD and Diploma in Periodontics at the University of British Columbia (UBC). She is a certified periodontist, a Fellow of Royal College of Dentists of Canada, and a diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology and Dental Implant Surgery. She serves as an adjunct professor at UBC Department of Oral Biology and Medical Sciences, and teaches as a clinical assistant professor at UBC Faculty of Dentistry.
In her research, which centers around the molecular mechanisms of wound healing and scar formation, she has received outstanding recognition and academic achievements. In 2015, she was the winner of the highly prestigious international Volpe Competition that recognizes the best periodontal research from the United States, Canada, Mexico, and Puerto Rico. She was the first Canadian to ever win this competition. In her leisure time, Rana enjoys spending time with family and friends, cooking, and poetry.