Owners

Dr. Christopher Long

BDS, DMD, MSc, DIP PERIO, FRCD(C)

Certified Specialist in Periodontics After obtaining a degree in dental surgery at the University of London in the UK in 1983, Dr. Chris Long worke...

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Dr. Christopher Long

BDS, DMD, MSc, DIP PERIO, FRCD(C)

Certified Specialist in Periodontics

After obtaining a degree in dental surgery at the University of London in the UK in 1983, Dr. Chris Long worked in the Hospital service and private practice, in both the UK and Hong Kong. He came to UBC to gain his master’s degree in science and his Diploma in Periodontics in the year 2000.
Dr. Chris Long is a fellow of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada as well as a Board-Certified Specialist in Periodontics, Dental Implants, and Gum Disease Treatment.
Dr. Chris Long maintains professional memberships with the Canadian and American Academy of Periodontology, the Academy of Osseointegration, the International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI), North Shore Implant Seminars, and the North Shore Dental Seminar group. Dr. Long resides in Vancouver with his wife and 2 children and enjoys many of the outdoor activities that beautiful British Columbia has to offer. He looks forward to helping you achieve and maintain a healthy beautiful smile, of which you can be proud.

Dr. Bobby Birdi

DMD, DIP PERIO, DIP PROS, MSc, FRCD(C), FACP, DABP

Certified Specialist in Periodontics, Prosthodontics & Periodontal Microsurgery Dr. Bobby Birdi is one of North America’s very few Certified Dual...

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Dr. Bobby Birdi

DMD, DIP PERIO, DIP PROS, MSc, FRCD(C), FACP, DABP

Certified Specialist in Periodontics, Prosthodontics & Periodontal Microsurgery

Dr. Bobby Birdi is one of North America’s very few Certified Dual Specialists in Periodontics and Prosthodontics (Periodontist & Prosthodontist), and the first and only specialist in the world to attain Canadian and American board certifications in both Periodontics and Prosthodontics.
He 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 Implant Institute located in Vancouver, Canada, which is a learning centre for his fellow dentists.
Dr. Birdi loves spending quality time with his family, and enjoys sporting events, exercising, and travelling in his spare time.

Dr. Payam Matin

DMD, MSD, DIPL PERIO, FRCD(C)

Certified Specialist in Periodontics Dr. Payam Matin grew up in Vancouver and completed his bachelor of science in Cell Biology and Genetics at UBC...

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Dr. Payam Matin

DMD, MSD, DIPL PERIO, FRCD(C)

Certified Specialist in Periodontics

Dr. Payam Matin grew up in Vancouver and completed his bachelor of science in Cell Biology and Genetics at UBC in 2007. He then moved to Boston where he completed his dental degree with Magna Cum Laude honors in 2011. Following his graduation from dental school, he completed a general practice residency program at OSF Medical Center in Illinois. He then moved back to Vancouver and practiced as a general dentist for a few years before realizing his passion is in surgical procedures. Dr. Matin obtained his certificate in Periodontics and Implant Surgery along with Master of Science in dentistry from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2019 and joined Imperio. He is excited to be back in Vancouver where he is going to provide excellent quality work for patients.

Dr. Nariman Amiri

Prosthodontist

- DMD. MHI - Certified Specialist in Prosthodontics - Doctor of Dental Surgery 1998, Iran, Azad Tehran Dental School, Iran - Master of Health Infor...

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Dr. Nariman Amiri

Prosthodontist

– DMD. MHI
– Certified Specialist in Prosthodontics
– Doctor of Dental Surgery 1998, Iran, Azad Tehran Dental School, Iran
– Master of Health Informatics 2005, Halifax, Dalhousie University
– Doctor of Dental Medicine 2009, Vancouver, University of British Columbia
– Certificate in Prosthodontics 2012, Iowa, University of Iowa

Dr. Nariman Amiri has practiced as a certified specialist in Prosthodontics in Vancouver, BC since 2012. He completed his dental degree at the University of British Columbia and his Prosthodontic training at the University of Iowa. During his training he was awarded by the American College of Prosthodontics and the British Columbia Society of Prosthodontists, was presented in the Dean’s list and was elected into the prestigious Omicron Kappa Upsilon dental society. He was also awarded as one of a few student leaders by UBC president, Steven J. Toope. He has distinguished himself by becoming a Board Certified Prosthodontist and is recognized as a Fellow of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada. Dr. Amiri continues to attend advanced courses to maintain his knowledge of the latest procedures and techniques.

Dr. Amiri is in full-time practice dedicated to Prosthodontics and Implant surgery, where he provides comprehensive treatments to rebuild and maintain a functional and aesthetic dentition using latest concepts and technologies. His general focus is on complex implant surgeries and reconstructions and application of digital workflow in dentistry. He mentors study clubs in lower mainland and lectures regularly in national and international dental events. He is also appointed as an Assistant Clinical Professor at the Faculty of Dentistry, the University of British Columbia, where he teaches Prosthodontics and Implant dentistry to both undergraduate and graduate students. Dr. Amiri is a published researcher who has been awarded by IADR/AADR for his innovative research in applying advance data mining techniques to retrieve information from dentistry related databases (International journal of computerized dentistry 8:3 2005 Jul pg 221-31). He has worked as a board examiner for the national specialty board exams in the Royal College of Dentists of Canada for the past few years.

Dr. Amiri lives in North Vancouver with his wife and son and in his spare time enjoys photography and sports.