Meet Our Doctor
Dr. Gurinder Chahal
Since 2007, when he graduated from the University of British Columbia, Dr. Chahal has committed himself to family dental practice. Dr. Chahal practiced for many years in Maple Ridge and Surrey where he became known in these communities for his patient-focused treatments and kind, chair-side manner.
As a father of two children, he extends his sense of integrity, compassion, and concern for his own family to his patients. His main dental philosophy has always been to help you achieve and maintain healthy teeth and gums for a lifetime.
Dr. Chahal believes in continuing education and participates in study clubs focused on general and cosmetic dentistry, prosthetics, implants, and oral surgery. He is currently a member of the Vancouver District Dental Society, Vancouver Dental Education Centre, Greater Vancouver Study Club, and Gold Member of the Bites Institute.
In addition, to performing general and cosmetic dentistry he is also focused on implants, oral surgery, invisalign, and botox.
Dr. Chahal welcomes all patients to his office including emergency visits, visitors, and professionals.
VANCOUVER DISTRICT DENTAL SOCIETY
VANCOUVER DENTAL EDUCATION CENTRE
GREATER VANCOUVER STUDY CLUB
GOLD MEMBER OF THE BITES INSTITUTE for Dental Implant Training
Dr. Amberene Chunara
After spending four long years in braces, Dr. Amberene Chunara came to appreciate the value of a healthy, esthetic smile. It was this experience that turned her own fear of the dentist into a curiosity for the profession. So, following her Bachelors degree in Microbiology & Immunology, Dr. Amberene received her Doctor of Dental Medicine Degree with distinction from McGill University in Montreal, Quebec. In order to satisfy her continued desire for knowledge, she went on to complete a General Practice Residency at the University of British Columbia. There, she gained additional training in managing dental emergencies, performing oral surgery, and caring for patients with complicated medical conditions. She also had the opportunity to serve marginalized populations in the Downtown East side, the Okanagan Valley and Northern BC, as well as impoverished children in Vietnam and Cambodia. She then returned to her home province of Alberta to practice general dentistry.
Now a Vancouver resident, Dr. Amberene enjoys working with both adults and children. She strives to provide a high standard of care in a patient and understanding manner and engages in continuing education and study clubs in order to do so. In addition to general dentistry, Dr. Amberene has special interests in oral surgery, Invisalign, and pediatrics. Dr. Amberene believes in active listening, comprehensive treatment planning, and evidence-based care to help her patients achieve their oral health goals. She is always looking forward to meeting new patients with whom she can share her passion for dentistry.
Our Staff Members
We’re thrilled to introduce you to our Oxford Family Dental staff members! These are the people who work hard every day to ensure your dental health is top-notch. Next time you’re in our for an appointment, be sure to say hi!
Certified Dental Assistant
Cherie is a 1994 graduate from the Certified Dental Assisting Program at Vancouver Community College. She worked the better part of 20 years at a family practice in Burnaby. In between having 3 children, she has gained experience assisting an endodontist, implant surgeon and family dentistry. She also dabbled with going to college and achieved a diploma in Criminology. Her heart is in dentistry and loves keeping her patients, young and old, smiling! Her calm presence helps even the most anxious patient feel comfortable. In her spare time, Cherie enjoys hiking with her kids, camping, BBQs, day trips and spending time with family and friends. Cherie is driven to learn technology in dentistry, continue her education and excited to share all of this with you.
Certified Dental Assistant
Katey is a 2012 graduate from the Certified Dental Assisting Program at Douglas College in New Westminster, B.C. She has a kind and bubbly personality and strives to give her patients the most comfortable and enjoyable dental visits. Katey brings a sweet and considerate energy when treating patients while being informative and excited about patient education. Her passion for dentistry has facilitated with her desire for knowledge and keeping up with new procedures and technology. In her spare time Katey likes to spend time with her family and friends hiking, going to the gym and being active.
Registered Dental Hygienist
Kathleen joined our team in 2020 as a new graduate from the Vancouver College of Dental Hygiene. She has enjoyed working in the dental industry since 2008 when she graduated from the Certified Dental Assistant program at Vancouver College of Dental Hygiene. After assisting in the fields of general, periodontal, implant, oral surgery and sedation dentistry, Kathleen had a desire to grow and broaden her skills further. Now as a Registered Dental Hygienist she loves being in the preventative field, making connections and helping people to achieve their optimal oral health.
When she is not in the office, she is either at the gym, at home baking and gardening, or outside on a trail with friends and her dog.
Registered Dental Hygienist
Eshika is a highly regarded dental hygienist who graduated from The Toronto College of Dental Hygiene in 2010. She enjoys getting to know her patients and making them feel comfortable, allowing her to provide the best care possible.
Eshika prides herself in being up to date in dental hygiene care to give the best advice to her patients.
Her highest priority is creating a welcoming, comfortable, and stress-free environment for everyone she meets.
She loves spending quality time with her family, enjoys travelling and likes to practise yoga.
Certified Dental Assistant
Ritchell graduated from the Certified Dental Assisting program at CDI College in 2014 and recently joined our team full time this year. Ironically, she was terrified of the dentist growing up so she is very understanding when it comes to the anxiety patients feel during their visit, as well as the importance of making your child’s very first dental experience as enjoyable as possible.
She enjoys spending time with family and friends, baking, travelling and discovering new things to add to her bucket list.
Jody comes to Oxford Family Dental with over 35 years of experience. She began her career as a Certified Dental assistant. As an office manager she enjoys working with the best doctors and tremendous staff, knowing as a team, it will help patients achieve a healthy and beautiful smile they can be proud of.
Outside of the office, when she is not trying to create a perfect pasta sauce for her Italian husband, she spends time with her family who she adores. Jody loves the outdoors and you might just run into her on the many hiking trails this beautiful city has to offer. With much of her remaining free time she volunteers her support at the local Hospice.
Alyssa completed her Dental Receptionist program in 2014 and has been a part of the Oxford family team since October 2019. The positive and encouraging environment here keeps her excited about the future. Alyssa has always worked in the customer service industry and enjoys working with the public. As part of the team at Oxford Family Dental, Alyssa is able expand her knowledge and learn new skills each day.
When she is not at the office, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, listening to music, traveling and doing local outdoor activities.
Marie graduated from the Dental Receptionist Administration program in 2019, she has provided top notch customer service in the tourism and service industries for 15 years prior to joining us. She is very pleased to be a part of the Oxford Family and enjoys working with the team.
If you hear a French accent, you know you are speaking to Marie. She has always enjoyed interacting with people, and loves getting to know our patients and their family. From the moment you call us, she makes sure that you a have a stress free and pleasant experience, and sees you leave your appointment with a smile.
In her free time, you will find Marie enjoying all the local beaches and parks with her family. She also loves music and a good DIY project.