Faculty

Dr. Bobby HS Birdi

DMD, Dip. Perio, Dip. Pros, MSc, FRCD(C), FACP, DABP

Board Certified Dual specialist in Periodontics & Prosthodontics

Dr. Bobby HS Birdi is one of North America’s very few Certified Dual Specialists in Periodontics and Prosthodontics, and the first and only specialist in the world to attain Canadian and American board certifications in both Periodontics and Prosthodontics.

Dr. Birdi received his dental degree from the University of Saskatchewan and his post-graduate specialty training in both periodontics and prosthodontics from the University of Minnesota. He is a Fellow and Examiner for the Royal College of Dentists of Canada, and a Diplomate of both the American Board of Periodontology, and the American Board of Prosthodontics. He is also an active member of the Canadian Academy of Periodontology and the British Columbia Society of Periodontists, as well as the Association of Prosthodontists of Canada and British Columbia Society of Prosthodontists.

Dr. Birdi is a member of multiple dental implant organizations such as the American Academy of Implant Dentistry, the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, the Academy of Osseointegration, and the International Team for Implantology. He is well-published in the areas of dental implants and surgery. Dr. Birdi is a reviewer for the Journal of Oral Implantology, Clinical Advances in Periodontics, and the International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Implants (JOMI), to which he has been appointed to the Editorial Review Board.

Dr. Birdi is an adjunct Associate Professor at the University of British Columbia and the University of Minnesota, where he is involved in multiple dental implant research projects and clinical trials. He also actively lectures both nationally and internationally in the fields of implant surgery and prosthetics, as well as aesthetic dentistry. Dr. Birdi is presently the co-director of the Pacific Institute.

Dr. Ron Zokol

DMD, DABOI, FACD

Diplomate, American Board of Oral Implantology

Dr. Ron Zokol graduated from the Faculty of Dentistry at the University of British Columbia in 1974, where he continues to be a faculty member.

He is proud to acknowledge his 20 year practice partnership with his father, a certified specialist in prosthodontics. Prior to his involvement with implant dentistry, he became recognized for his restorative skills with direct and indirect gold restorations, resulting in him being awarded “Clinician of the Year” by the American Academy of Gold Foil Operators award in 1997.

Dr. Zokol is a Diplomate of the American board of Oral Implantology / Implant Dentistry and of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists. He holds Fellowships in the American Academy of Implant Dentistry, the American College of Dentists, and the Academy of Dentistry international. He has over 30 years of experience in implant dentistry and has spent more than 10 years as a surgical instructor for the Misch International implant Institute. Over the last 30 years, Dr. Zokol has been appointed to many posts in serving many dental associations including the presidency of the Vancouver and District Dental Society, Chair of the General Examination Committee, and Chief Examiner for the College of Dental Surgeons of British Columbia.

Dr. Zokol has lectured internationally for many years in the field of Prosthodontics and Implant Surgery and is presently a director of the Pacific Institute for Advanced Dental Education located in Vancouver, Canada. Dr. Zokol lives in Vancouver with his wife, Marie and their three sons.

Adjunct Faculty

D. Robert J Miller

MA, DDS, FACD, DABOI

 


 

Kim Connolly

Phlebotomist

 


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Dr. Richard Busse, DMDVancouver, BC
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