Our Team


Since being established in 1999, Yaletown Dentistry has been committed to providing quality oral health care to our clients. As one of the first clinics in the area, Yaletown Dentistry has remained independently owned and operated. We pride ourselves on our commitment to excellence in dental care and have invested in the latest technology to ensure our clients receive the best oral health care available.

Dr. Shana Lum


Dr. Shana Lum joined the Yaletown Dentistry team in 2007 and has been an integral member since then. She graduated from the University of British Columbia, earning a Bachelor of Science in Biology in 1998 and a Doctor of Dental Medicine in 2002. Continuing her education journey, she completed a General Practice Residency with the University of British Columbia and Vancouver General Hospital in 2003.

The hands-on aspect of dentistry resonates deeply with Dr. Lum. She enjoys the tactile engagement of working with her hands and this extends outside of the office to the creative pastimes of sewing, knitting/crochet and occasional jewellery making.

Born and raised in British Columbia, Dr. Lum‘s entire life is rooted in this region. Apart from professional engagements, she enjoys travel and other active pursuits.

Dr. Esther Jang


Dr. Esther Jang graduated from the University of British Columbia, receiving her Bachelor of Science in Marine Biology in 1994 and her Doctor of Dental Medicine in 1998. Since then, she has dedicated herself to provide a wide range of restorative dentistry with close attention to detail.

Dr. Jang finds her true happiness and satisfaction in helping her patients achieve beautiful and healthy smiles.

She takes pride in giving patients a relaxing and comfortable experience while in her chair. She truly believes in a gentle approach to patient care.

When she is not in the office, she enjoys doing yoga and spends most of her time in her kitchen experimenting new recipes for her family.

Dr. Kia Ahadi


Dr. Kia Ahadi, a distinguished graduate of the University of Bristol in the UK, brings over 30 years of invaluable experience in general dentistry to Yaletown Dentistry. Driven by a genuine passion for his profession, Dr. Kia continually enhances his expertise through numerous advanced courses and extensive training.

Fluent in English, Farsi, and Spanish, Dr. Kia connects effortlessly with patients from diverse linguistic backgrounds, ensuring clear and effective communication. He prioritizes patient education, thoroughly explaining procedures and treatment options to empower patients to make informed dental care decisions.

Known for his compassionate and meticulous approach, Dr. Kia creates a comfortable and relaxed environment for all his patients. His warm and empathetic demeanour and gentle and reassuring technique, help even the most anxious individuals feel at ease.

Dr. Kia is proud to call Vancouver home and loves exploring the many wonders this beautiful city has to offer.

Dr. Chris Chung


Dr Chris Chung grew up in Vancouver and completed his undergraduate degree in Biology from the University of British Columbia. He then went on to obtain his Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) from the University of Sydney and worked in Melbourne for a few years before returning home to beautiful British Columbia.

Dr Chung enjoys all aspects of general dentistry with a strong focus on restorative dentistry and oral surgery. He understands that going to the dentist can be stressful for some people so he aims to create a safe and comforting environment where patients can feel at ease. Dr Chung has experience with nitrous oxide (happy gas) as well as intravenous sedation to help anxious patients relax.  Dr Chung also speaks Cantonese.

Outside of the clinic, Dr Chung likes staying active, travelling and trying all the great restaurants Vancouver has to offer!

Dr. Sam Daher


Dr. Sam Daher graduated from McGill University with a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree. Following six years of dedicated practice in general dentistry, Dr. Daher pursued advanced education, obtaining a specialty degree in Orthodontics from the Université de Montréal.

With a profound passion for the profession, Dr. Daher excels in providing exceptional care to each patient, valuing personal connections over mere dental procedures. An inherent educator, Dr. Daher warmly welcomes inquiries, whether they stem from online research or family advice, demonstrating a commitment to patient understanding and well-being.