Our Team

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 have established a reputation for delivering world-class 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. Shelina Harji

General Dentist

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

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)

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Dr. Afarin Pahlavan

Dr. Afarin Pahlavan

General Dentist

Dr. Afarin Pahlavan, General Dentist, graduated from the University of British Columbia with a Doctor of Dental Medicine (D.M.D). She also received a Bachelor of Science degree, focusing on Life Sciences from UBC. She enjoys all aspects of dentistry. from restorative to cosmetic and even surgical procedures and has all the enthusiasm to serve the patients to the best of her ability to keep them pleased and satisfied. Dr. Pahlavan is an active member of The Vancouver & District Dental Society (VDDS), British Columbia Dental Association (BCDA) and the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD).

 Dr. Houshyar Ghandi

Dr. Houshyar Ghandi

Bio coming soon.

Dr. Rojin Kiani

Dr. Rojin Kiani

Dr. Rojin Kiani grew up on the North Shore, where she was a swimming instructor and lifeguard during her teenage years. She then attended the University of British Columbia to pursue a Bachelor in Kinesiology & Health Sciences followed by a Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD).

Dr. Kiani exudes warmth and kindness to everyone around her and is a natural fit for our family-oriented practice. She has a zest for life and authentic love for human connection, making her an incredible asset and advocate for our patients. Dr. Kiani is passionate about providing comprehensive, preventive care for her patients and takes strides to individualize each patient’s care based on their own unique values and circumstances. Although she has a great interest in cosmetic pursuits, Dr. Kiani is happy to provide a full range of services to all patients and every age group.

Dr. Kiani believes in being a lifelong learner in dentistry and values continuing education so she can provide her patients with the most up-to-date, modern services available.

Dr. Kiani enjoys rock climbing, swimming, playing drums, and spending time with her family, friends, and two cats in her spare time.

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.


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