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Meet Your Chilliwack Dental Team
Dr. Chad Loewen
Dr. Loewen was born and raised in the Lower Mainland and recently moved to the Fraser Valley with his wife and three children – two daughters, ages 6 and 4, and a one-year-old son. Dr. Loewen studied and earned degrees at Trinity Western University. Since completing his dental degree at University of Southern California in Los Angeles, he relocated to Greater Vancouver and has been practising in Chilliwack. He loves spending time with his family, reading and woodworking.
Dr. Payam Eslami
Dr Payam Eslami (DMD, B.A.Sc, EE) has been practicing family and cosmetic dentistry in Chilliwack since 2013.
Prior to earning his degree in dentistry, he studied in Electrical Engineering and received his Bachelor’s degree with distinction at the University of British of Columbia. He then attended and earned his Doctor of Dental Medicine at the University of British Columbia. As a former engineer, he is a strong believer in implementing the latest technologies to obtain the highest quality of care for his patients. He enjoys attending post-degree seminars and continuing education classes to add to his skill sets. Dr. Eslami and his team are committed to providing quality care in a kind and comfortable environment. They have helped many patients from all ages overcome their anxiety towards dental treatment. He also values and strives to establish trusting long term relationships with his patients.
His hobbies include reading, traveling, hiking, and playing soccer.
Dr. Reza Aran
Certified Specialist in Orthodontics
Dr. Reza Aran is a certified specialist in orthodontics and a fellow of The College of Dental Surgeons of Canada. He earned his Doctor of Dental Surgeon (D.D.S) from the University of Shiraz in Iran, his Doctor of Dental Medicine (D.M.D) with honors and Master of Craniofacial Science and specialty degree in orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics from UBC.
Dr. Aran is a Gold Plus Invisalign Provider. Learn more.
Dr. Tilla Bahri
Certified Specialist in Pediatric Dentistry
Dr. Tila Bahri was born and raised in Iran. She graduated with distinction from the Hacettepe School of Dentistry program in Ankara, Turkey. After completing this program, she spent two years in Iran treating patients who were often medically compromised, with mental health disorders, and in desperate need of dental services.
Dr. Bahri attended the University of British Columbia for two years, obtaining her Canadian dental license in 2011. In past years, she has worked in several locations, including the Vancouver Eastside and Vancouver Island. She still offers her time to the Haida Gwaii Island community to help them with their dental and oral health care needs.
She completed a General Practice Residency in Saskatoon, focusing mostly on the treatment of children with dental trauma. Her primary focus in dental care is on prevention and creating healthy oral habits and routines for her patients.
Dr. Bahri enjoyed working with children so much that she decided to pursue pediatric dentistry further, completing her MSc and Certificate in Pediatric Dentistry at UBC/BC Children’s Hospital. She is a Fellow of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada.During her practice at Chestermere, Alberta, she explored the introduction of clinical hypnosis in pediatric dentistry. Dr. Tila is an active member of the Canadian and American Academy of pediatric dentists.
She strives to fully support her team members resulting in the best possible patient outcomes. She speaks three languages (English, Farsi, and Turkish) and is keenly sensitive to cultural and demographical differences. Dr. Bahri continuously takes professional development courses such as clinical hypnosis to offer her patients the most effective and up-to-date treatments.
During her leisure hours, she enjoys travelling, spending time with family and friends, designing floral arrangements and recently has become active in local dance communities.
Registered Dental Hygienist
Rebecca completed her dental hygiene diploma at Regency Dental Hygiene Academy in August 2009. She has been working here as a dental hygienist since April 2010.
Prior to dental hygiene, Rebecca gained knowledge and experience as a certified dental assistant for 3 years in Chilliwack. She strives to provide gentle, thorough care for all her patients and enjoys the variety of people she meets on a daily basis.
In her free time, Rebecca enjoys running, watching movies and the Seattle Seahawks, travelling and spending time with her husband, daughter and friends.
Registered Dental Hygienist
Renata was born in Poland and came to Canada in 1993. She graduated from the CDA program at the Southern AIberta Institute of Technology in 1995. She moved to BC a year later and has lived here ever since. After being a Dental Assistant for 10 years; her goal was to become a Dental Hygienist. She graduated from the University of the Fraser Valley as a Registered Dental Hygienist over 10 years ago. Renata is very passionate about her profession.
She provides very thorough, gentle care, always focusing on patient’s benefits with emphasis on oral care and overall health.
In her free time, Renata loves to spend time with her two dogs. She loves to dance and she absolutely loves the Toronto Raptors.
Certified Dental Assistant
Naomi graduated from the CDA program in 2006 for the University of the Fraser Valley. She began her career with our clinic in in 2007.
Naomi loves spending time with her husband and daughter. In her spare time, she enjoys golfing, camping and boating.
She is an excellent team player and loves to make her patients smile.
Certified Dental Assistant
Courtney was born and raised in Chilliwack. She graduated from the CDA program at the University of the Fraser Valley in June 2014. She started her career assisting in Periodontics in Burnaby, but changed to General Dentistry in 2015. She has been assisting Dr. Loewen since October 2016. She loves helping patients understand their treatment and making them as comfortable as possible in our office.
In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her boyfriend and friends, fishing, and baking.
Michelle graduated from the Vancouver Community College Dental Reception program in 1992. She joined our team in 2017, and brings to our office a wealth of experience in both general and specialty practice. Michelle enjoys a busy family life with her husband and three sons. Her interests include hiking, trail running and biking.
Valley Family Dentistry is proudly owned by Dr. Payam Eslami, Dr. Chad Loewen, and Dr. Amin Shivji.
Our office accepts credit cards (Mastercard, Visa, Amex) and cash. We are also pleased to accept assignment from most dental insurance benefits which means we can direct bill your insurer rather than you having to pay and seek reimbursement.
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