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Welcome to Ocean Dental in Burnaby!

Our Burnaby dental clinic offers extended hours 6 days a week in order to serve our community and families.

Our Burnaby dentist and team deeply appreciate our patients' trust while in our care and we work to improve your experience at our office.

We view our role as a lifelong health partner to our patients and welcome patients that are excited by a collaborative approach to oral health and overall health!

Meet Our Team

Meet Our Burnaby Dentists

Aiming for a healthier smile? Our team of dental professionals are here to help.

Our Dentists
  • Dr. Lyle Pidzarko, DDS

    General Dentist

    For someone who enjoys helping people and who loves to work with his hands, dentistry is an ideal profession. “I really enjoy striving to make a difference in people’s lives,” says Dr. Pidzarko. “It is rewarding to help a patient to achieve a straighter and healthier smile when we restore their teeth. We want our patients to leave here feeling good about their health and appearance.”

    “Implant dentistry allows me to offer a possible solution to patients who are missing teeth and who wish to have something that looks and functions naturally. Individual teeth, implant supported bridges or implant supported dentures can help improve how people feel about themselves. I love to sit down with people and discuss what they would like to change and so I can create a treatment plan customized to their needs.”

    Dr Pidzarko is a General Dentist who attained his Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree from the University of Alberta in Edmonton in 1990. He founded Ocean Dental and has been practicing there since 1990. He is passionate about continuing education.

    Away from dentistry, he enjoys golfing, playing hockey, as well as cooking, travel and skiing with his wife and two sons.

    Diplomate – American Board of Oral Implantology / Implant Dentistry 2015

    Fellow – American Academy of Implant Dentistry 2016

    Fellow – International Congress of Oral Implantologists 2009

    Graduate – American Academy of Implant Dentistry’s Maxicourse® 2011

    Graduate – Misch International Implant Institute 2012

    Mentor – Vancouver Oral Implantology Surgical Study Club (founding member est. 2006 and Mentor 2013-Present)

    Mentor – Ocean Dental Implant Study Club (Founder and mentor est. 2012) 2012-Present

    Mentor – Calgary Implant Study Club (est. 2013) 2017-Present

    Cert. – F.O.R.C.E. Orthodontic Training Institute 1995

    Cert. – Pacific Training Institute for Facial Esthetics (Botox/Fillers) 1999

    American Academy of Implant Dentistry – Western District – Past President & Officer Positions 2010-2016. Directed Western District Meeting in Vancouver 2016

    College of Dental Surgeons of BC – Sedation and General Anesthesia Committee 2016-2020

    College of Dental Surgeons of BC – Communications Committee 1992-1994

    Vancouver District Dental Society – Director 1991-1994

    Vancouver Maxicourse® - Past lecturer/mentor 2018/19

    Dentalcorp Canada – Advisory Board 2019-Present

    American Board of Oral Implantology/Implant Dentistry – Examiner 2019-Present

  • Dr. Mehr Poulad, DMD

    General Dentist

    Dr. Poulad received his dental degree from the University of British Columbia. His undergraduate degree is in Cell Biology, Genetics and Economics.

    During his studies as a dental student he had an externship to a rural BC community. He performed dentistry there and he enjoyed the experience so much that after completing dental school he returned to that community to provide dental care to the underserved. Every year, Dr. Poulad donates his time and expertise, and travels to less fortunate countries to provide dental care.

    Dr. Poulad gets along with all ages: he spent 10 years as a day camp leader, sports instructor, teen mentor, and referee with the North Van Rec Commission. In addition to his experience with the youth, he volunteered at the Evergreen House, a long term care facility for the elderly.

    Growing up on the North Shore allowed him to have an active life. He grew up playing many team sports: basketball, soccer, rugby and volleyball. He continued with basketball and soccer at the University of British Columbia playing on several intramural men's teams.

    Dr. Poulad’s focus is on patient care and striving to help his patients remain comfortable while receiving professional treatment. "My goal is to put the patient at ease and make them feel comfortable prior to starting any dental treatment." Dr. Poulad involves his patients in the process by helping to educate them. He also takes great pride in striving to alleviate fears the patient may have and providing dedicated care.

  • Dr. Vern Beckie, DMD

    General Dentist

    Dr. Beckie graduated from the University of Saskatchewan with a Doctor of Dental Medicine in 1986 at the age of 22.

    He moved to Metro Vancouver in 1987 and practiced in several locations before settling at Ocean Dental in 1998.

    "What makes dentistry exciting for me is incorporating technology into daily practice. Every day I am looking for ways to make dentistry more comfortable for our customers. I love hearing how I did from my patients."

    I enjoy skiing, hockey, golf, yoga, gardening and photography. Happily married since 1991 and a father of three school aged girls, I have a large extended family that I am very close to. It gives me the opportunity to hear about the needs and concerns of all ages.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Aiming for a straighter, whiter smile? Our team of dental professionals are here to help.

  • Do you offer financing options?

    Understanding that dental care is a key part of overall health, for certain treatments financing options may be available. Our team at Ocean Dental is happy to discuss your options and help you plan your treatment. We aim to make dental care manageable and affordable for everyone in our community.

  • Are you accepting new patients?

    Absolutely! We are always happy to welcome new patients into our dental family. Whether you’re seeking routine care, have a specific dental issue, or are interested in cosmetic procedures, we’re here to provide personalized dental care. Please contact our clinic to schedule your first appointment. We look forward to meeting you and helping you achieve your best smile!

  • Do you provide dental services for children?

    At Ocean Dental in Burnaby, we’re proud to offer comprehensive dental care for children. Our team is experienced in working with young patients and is committed to making their dental visits as enjoyable and stress-free as possible. We provide various dental services to support your child's oral health journey.

  • What services do you offer?

    At Ocean Dental, our team is committed to providing personalized dental care for the entire family. We offer a broad range of services to maintain and improve oral health, including children's dentistry, teeth whitening, veneers, emergency dentistry, dental implants, teeth extractions, and more. We strive to create a comfortable, welcoming environment where your comfort and dental wellness are our top priority.

  • Are you open on weekends?

    We recognize that many of our patients have busy weekdays, so at Ocean Dental we offer weekend appointments to accommodate your schedule, so you and your family can receive dental care when it suits you best. Our weekend hours vary, so we recommend checking our website or calling our office to confirm availability and schedule an appointment.

  • Do you accept emergency patients?

    We understand that dental emergencies can happen unexpectedly. Our team will attempt to accommodate you as soon as we can.

  • How do I prepare for my first appointment?

    For your first appointment, here’s how you and your family can prepare:

    • Have your identification and insurance cards ready.
    • If applicable, fill out any digital intake forms you may have received.
    • Bring a list of any medications you are taking.
    • If possible, bring copies of previous dental records and X-rays.
    • Plan to arrive about 10-15 minutes early to complete any last-minute paperwork.
    • Note any questions or concerns about your oral health to discuss with the dentist.
    Following these steps can help ensure a smooth and efficient first visit, allowing you to focus on discussing your dental health with your new dentist.

  • What languages do your staff speak?

    The dentists and team at Ocean Dental in Burnaby speak English, Croatian, Persian, Filipino, Hindi, Polish, Punjabi, Portuguese, Tagalog and Urdu to serve our diverse community better. Our team strives to provide clear communication and comfortable dental experiences for all our patients. If you need help in a specific language, let us know! We'll check if we have someone at the clinic who can speak with you in your language.

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