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Our Story

Azita and Soheil met in 1990 while watching a fireworks display in Tehran, Iran, and they’ve been spreading sparkle and shine ever since! The couple moved to Canada in 1998 and have two teenage children.  They decided to start their own business when they saw a need: young college and university students in BC are too busy to take care of their oral health, but want to have healthy, beautiful smiles.  Healthy Smile is here to help!

Healthy Smile was founded in 2009 by Soheil Iravani and Azita Haririan, when they began offering dental hygiene services at BCIT and SFU. 

LOCATIONS

Since then they have expanded to many other college and university campuses in the lower mainland, where they offer friendly and convenient dental services for students and staff.  Click HERE for the full list of current locations! 

Our Team

As a healthcare team, your dental health is our top priority. We emphasize a stress-free, friendly experience to keep your smile healthy, shining and bright. Our licensed, experienced professionals are all happy to serve you at our college campus dental clinics and through our unique mobile dental service. 

 

Our dentists and hygienists hold certification in health care first aid and CPR and adhere to the high standards set out by the Health Professions Act, the College of Dental Hygienists of British Columbia and the Ethical Principles of the Canadian Dental Hygiene Association and the Hygiene College.

Soheil

Dental Hygienist and founder of Healthy Smile, Soheil Iravani is a caring, cheerful family man and healthcare provider. Soheil enjoys helping his patients have healthier lives and happier smiles by improving their oral health.

Soheil earned his diploma of dental hygiene from Vancouver College of Dental Hygiene in 2007, and is certified by the National Dental Hygiene Certification Board. He is a proud member of the Canadian Dental Hygienist Association (CDHA), licensed by College of Dental Hygienists of British Columbia (CDHBC) and certified by University of Washington to provide care for residential care facilities. He also holds an 'exemption license' which permits him to provide hygiene care without the supervision or direction of a dentist.

Meet Our Founder

Dr. Gloria

Known for her gentle touch and friendly practice, Dr Gloria Cartegena’s  favourite part of being a dentist is forming great relationships with colleagues, staff and patients. 

Born and raised in Colombia, Dr. Gloria acquired her dental degree from Xavier Pontificial University in 1995, and practiced dentistry for 10 years in her native country. Dr. Gloria and her husband Diego moved to Canada in 2005, where they started their family in Burnaby B.C, and were delighted to make Canada their forever home. Dr. Gloria passed the exams of the National Dental Examination Board of Canada (NDEB) and became a licensed dentist in Canada in 2017. She is a registered member of the Canadian Dental Association and British Columbia College of Dental Surgeons.

Meet Our Dentist

Diego Bonillo has been practicing Dental Hygiene in the Lower Mainland of BC since 2009. Trained as a Dentist in Colombia where he originally practiced, Diego moved to Canada in 2005 with his wife Gloria. 

 

He received his Dental Hygiene Diploma from the College Of New Caledonia In Prince George BC, and he also holds a Bachelors in Forensics Health Sciences from BCIT. 

 

He now enjoys providing dental hygiene services for college students, helping others boost their confidence with clean, healthy smiles.  Diego loves living in Burnaby BC with his wife Gloria and daughter Sophia.

Diego

Meet Our Hygienist

April Korashadi believes in a gentle approach  to dental hygiene, but never compromises on her thorough technique.  She promotes oral hygiene as a way to improve her patients’ overall health, and likes to educate her patients on how to maintain a healthy, shining smile between regular dental cleanings. April has been a dental hygienist since 2009, and has been practicing with Healthy Smile since 2014. April is a graduate of a Dental Hygiene school in Vancouver and also holds a Bachelor of Science degree.  She is an active member of the British Columbia Dental Hygiene Association and the Canadian Dental Hygiene Association.  Outside of work, she enjoys vintage books and reading about history, travelling, trying new restaurants, as well as enjoying a good cup of tea with friends. 

Meet Our Hygienist

April

For Administrator and Healthy Smile Founder Azita Haririan, managing her own family business with her husband in Canada is a dream come true. Azita loves working with the colleges and universities where Healthy Smile clinics are located because she enjoys talking and relating to students and staff. Making sure patients and colleagues are well taken care of is Azita’s speciality. 

 

Azita’s favourite part of living and working in the Lower Mainland of BC is the diversity- she feels that being part of a multicultural society and getting to know people from all different backgrounds adds joy to life.  And the pleasant climate is nice too!

Meet Our Administrator

Azita