Dr. Shelina Harji, Dr. Houshyar Ghandi, Dr. Reza Aran, Dr. Afarin Pahlavan and Dr. Afshin Moghaddam have decades of combined experience in cosmetic and restorative dental excellence.
Our dentists deliver the results with a gentle and compassionate touch, routinely developing lifelong relationships with Burnaby families through the transformation of individual smiles.
The loyalty of the patients of Acu Dental speaks volumes about the value they place on our unique and caring dentists.
Dr. Shelina Harji
Dr. Harji, General Dentist, attained her dentistry degree at the University of Manitoba and specializes in restorative dentistry techniques such as crowns/bridges. Dr. Harji enjoys giving back to the community through volunteer work.
Dr. Reza Aran
Certified Specialist in Orthodontics
Dr. Reza Aran is a fellow of The College of Dental Surgeons of Canada and a Certified Specialist in Orthodontics. He graduated from the University of Shiraz in Iran with a Doctor of Dental Surgeon (D.D.S) with honours. He then went to receive his Master of Craniofacial Science, specializing in dentofacial orthopedics and orthodontics from UBC.
His experience in restorative, cosmetic, and preventative dentistry built a strong foundation in his approach to offering a healthy, functional, and aesthetic bite and smile for his orthodontic patients.
- Specialty Certified Specialist in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics
- Degrees Doctor of Dental Surgeon (D.D.S)
- Doctor of Dental Medicine (D.M.D)
- Master of Cranio-facial Science (MSc)
- Distinctions Fellow of the Royal College of the Dentists of Canada (RCDC)
- Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics (ABO)
- Member of Canadian Association of Orthodontists (CAO)
- American Association of Orthodontists (AAO)
- Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists (PCSO)
- BC Dental Association (BCDA)
- Canadian Dental Association (CDA)
Dr. Aran is a Gold Plus Invisalign Provider. Learn more.
Dr. Afarin Pahlavan
Dr. Pahlavan, General Dentist, has obtained her Doctor of Dental Medicine (D.M.D) from the University of British Columbia and also holds a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) specializing in Life Sciences from UBC. She enjoys every aspect of dentistry from restorative to cosmetics, and has interest in implant dentistry, Invisalign, endodontics and oral surgery. She in fact, has special passion in cosmetic dentistry and has performed numerous smile makeover cases.
By being an active member of various study clubs, Dr. Pahlavan strives to stay current on the latest techniques and continues to deliver exceptional expertise in all aspects of dentistry. She is an active member of the Vancouver Implant Surgery Institute, the Vancouver & District Dental Society (VDDS), and the Vancouver Iranian Dental Association (VIDA).
Dr. Pahlavan is indeed an enthusiastic dentist who loves to provide her patients with the most comprehensive dental care, and is entirely dedicated to serve their needs. In her spare time, Dr. Pahlavan loves to exercise, do yoga and cook.
Dr. Houshyar Ghandi
Bio coming soon.
Our Professional Team
Our Professional Team
Office Manager Sofia and the Acu Dental administrative and professional dental support team strive to make each and every appointment efficient and enjoyable for our patients. Whether it’s scheduling, patient education, or helping you with your financial arrangements or insurance plans, our team is proud to serve.
Acu Dental & Orthodontics is proudly owned by Dr. A. Shivji Dental Corporation