Kaizen means continuous improvement, and we stand by that. Our team of dentists have undergone extensive education and training, have spoken as experts receiving international recognition, and continue to strive for improvement daily. We promise to offer our clients continuous improvement in their health and wellness, while providing an enjoyable client experience.
Dr. Sia Naseh came to Vancouver, BC in 2005 alter living in Iran and Eastern Europe. His love for the great outdoors makes Vancouver a perfect place for Dr. Sia to reside with his wife.
With a strong interest in both Medicine and the Arts, Dr. Sia decided to pursue a career in Dentistry. He went straight from high school to dental school and graduated from the Mashad University of Medica l Sciences with a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree in 1998. Upon coming to Canada, Dr. Sia attended Dalhousic University where he graduated in 2009. He underwent a General Dentistry program focusing on treatment planning, as well as a Periodontal Surgery elective program. The Faculty of Dentistry at Dalhousie University presented Dr. Sia with a Periodontal Surgery Award.
Dr. Sia purchased Kaizen Dental on the Rive r in April 2016 and has very quickly established good rapport with clients. He believes Dr. Bud Sipko had established a strong foundation at Kaizen Dental, as such, Dr. Sia wishes to continue that legacy and to carry out the same philosophy of practice. In the office, Dr. Sia particularly enjoys the esthetic and surgical aspects of dentistry. He also enjoys being able to use his knowledge in treatment planning and his skills in restorative dentistry to help his clients achieve optimal oral health
Dr. Sia believes in keeping up with the latest in dental knowledge, skills, and technology. He belongs to the Epic Study Club, which focuses on implant and periodontal surgery. He is also a member of Maxi Course and does hands-on implant training with Dr. Hebel. Additionally, Dr. Sia is Invisalign certified, Kois certified in treatment planning and functional occlusion, a Member and Fellow of the International Congress of Implantologists. Dr. Sia was also a part-time instructor at the University of British Columbia Dental School.
Dr. Nelson’s years of advanced training have enabled him to enrich the lives of many patients. His leading edge technology allows him to complete complex treatment entirely within our facility benefitting all patients with convenient and timely dental care. Dr. Nelson has practised in Richmond for over 30 years and has been voted Richmond’s “Best Dentist” multiple years.
Dr. Greg Nelson graduated from the University of British Columbia School of Dentistry (DMD) also earning a postgraduate degree (MSc) for research involving human TMJ (jaw joint) biomechanics. Continuing studies in the mid 1990’s took Dr. Nelson to the NGA Seminars for Occlusal studies in California and to Florida to study advanced clinical dentistry at the world renowned L.D. Pankey Institute for Advanced Dental Education.
Dr. Nelson has completed additional surgical training at the highly acclaimed Misch International Implant Institute and courses in computerized dentistry at the University of Michigan. He holds a fellowship with the prestigious ICOI (International Congress of Oral Implantologists). Dr. Nelson is passionate about keeping abreast of current state of the art technological advances occurring in the many aspects of dentistry. In this way, he can provide his patients with the information they need to make informed choices and decisions about dental procedures and options available to them today.
Dr. Nelson passes on his expertise to the UBC dental school as a sessional clinical instructor to both the undergraduate and graduate specialist dental students. He also enjoys volunteering at the Downtown Eastside Dental Clinic in Vancouver.
Dr. Arv Sooch graduated from UBC School of Dentistry in 2000 and has discovered that fifteen years of dentistry have flown by. He has been in the same location after joining the practice of long-time Richmond dentist Dr. Bud Sipko. Dr. Sipko, who sadly passed in 2007, has played a pivotal role in influencing Arv’s philosophy around preventive dental health and creative predictable and successful outcomes in treatment.
Dr. Arv believes that listening to his patients is the single most important thing he does on a daily basis. He believes that everyone deserves to be informed of the benefits and risks of dental treatment before choosing a path that is right for their particular situation. He believes that dentistry is a subtle art, grounded by evidence-based science. You can always hear his giggle in the office as he believes that laughter is good for the soul and he incorporates it into everything he does!
Dr Arv is a dedicated life-long learner and practices his craft seriously. He has actively pursued some of the finest continuing dental education in North America. He is a graduate of the Pankey Institute in Florida, the Misch Implant Institute in Detroit, and the Kois Center in Seattle.
He lives with his wife and three beautiful children in Vancouver, BC. On the weekends you will have a hard time pulling him off the fields playing soccer or baseball with his kids or catching him on our local snowy mountains! He is a strong family man with an adventurous side. He is constantly challenging himself.
After completing her BA in Speech Sciences from the University of British Columbia, Dr. Rowena Sooch went on to pursue dentistry at the University of Manitoba and graduated in 2002. Throughout the years, she has continued her growth in dentistry through her involvement in numerous study clubs and continuing education.
Dr. Rowena believes dentistry is about overall wellness. She takes the time to address the specific needs of all her patients so that a common goal of health can be achieved. It is important to her that her patients feel comfortable and relaxed at all times while under her care. She is skilled in working with children and her patience and understanding is especially helpful during these times, and while working with people who are nervous about being at the dentist. She has an interest in providing preventative and minimally invasive treatment approaches and using natural therapies when appropriate.
Dr. Rowena loves spending her time with family and friends, enjoying the outdoors, finding new adventures, and in her newest role as a mother to her son Xavier.