Sage Dental Implant & Smile Centre – Serving Langley Since 2001

At Sage Dental Implant & Smile Center, your comfort and appearance are our top priority. To ensure we provide the best quality of dental care, we use the highest quality materials and the latest innovations in the dental industry. We look forward to meeting you and building a great relationship with you!


Langley Dentist

Dr. Maria Tugbang | Dentist

Dr. Maria Tugbang studied Psychology and Dentistry at the University of British Columbia, graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in 1990 and later a Doctor of Dental Medicine degree in 1994.

She enjoys dentistry and participates in many continuing education programs to update her skills. She has trained with some of the world’s most prominent cosmetic dentists.

Dr. Tugbang is a Graduate and Mentor at the Kois Center, a prestigious and highly-acclaimed post-graduate school for dentists located in Seattle, Washington. She helps facilitate dental courses on topics such as comprehensive diagnosis and treatment planning, functional occlusion, periodontics, cosmetic and restorative dentistry, prosthodontics including as implants, dentures, bridges and crowns. She helps fellow dentists learn and implement systems that focus on managing patients’ risk factors and developing treatment plans for long-term, predictable success. For more information about the Kois Center, Advancing Dentistry through Science, please visit

She has also trained with some of the world’s best implant dentists. She received extensive training in surgical placement of implants, hard and soft tissue grafts from Ickert Implant Teaching Centre under the mentorship of Dr. Norm Ickert, a respected local expert in the field of implantology and comprehensive dentistry.

She has taught in University of British Columbia as a clinical instructor to help dental students perform restorative procedures on their patients. She has also worked in Outreach clinics in Vancouver and Guatemala providing dental services to the underprivileged.

Dr. Tugbang is rapidly becoming known as a leading Langley cosmetic dentist. Her experience and knowledge in Langley cosmetic dentistry is nothing short of the very best. She brings creativity and meaning to her service by using everything that her education, training, experience, intuition, and integrity dictate to provide the best and appropriate care.

Credentials and Memberships

  • Kois Center, Advancing Dentistry Through Science
  • The Dawson Academy for Advanced Dental Study
  • Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation
  • Aligntech Institute for Invisalign
  • International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology
  • Biolase Technology for Waterlase Laser Dentistry Canadian Dental Association
  • British Columbia Dental Association
  • CEREC Certified Doctor Provider


Langley Dentist

Dr. Shafiq Kara | Dentist

Born in Alberta and now residing in Vancouver, Dr. Shafiq Kara graduated as the Valedictorian from the Faculty of Dentistry at the University of Western Ontario in 2004. He has since been practicing in downtown Vancouver, Langley, and Coquitlam with the goal of providing the highest quality of personalized dental care.

Dr. Kara’s special interests are in complex smile design, advanced reconstruction, rehabilitative and sedation dentistry. He has devoted countless hours to continuing education every year, travelling across North America to learn from the best cosmetic, restorative and specialist dentists. Dr.Kara has trained at the prestigious Spear Scottsdale Centre for Dentistry, studied cosmetic smile design and veneer placement under New York celebrity dentists Lituchy & Lowenberg, and at the world-renowned Kois Center in Seattle. The Spear and Kois Center are widely recognized as two of the most elite dental training facilities in restorative, esthetic and prosthodontic dentistry in the world.

As a working fellowship member of the Doctors of Conscious Sedation Organization he has been providing safe and comfortable oral sedation dentistry for the past seven years.

Since 2005, Dr Kara has provided Invisalign® and Invisalign Teen® . He is a clinical instructor at UBC dental school, and is also the team dentist for the Langley Rivermen Junior A Hockey Club. He has also worked in an outreach dental clinic in Vancouver providing dental services to the underprivileged.

Outside of dentistry, Dr Kara enjoys hockey, golf and travelling to new places. He loves to spend time with his wife Zahra, close friends and family.

If you want to improve your smile and are looking for a dentist who is dedicated to offering his patients a positive and professional dental experience Dr Kara is the dentist for you.

Credentials and Memberships

  • Invisalign® Premier Provider
  • Kois Center, Advancing Dentistry through Science
  • Spear Scottsdale Centre for Dentistry Faculty Member
  • Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation (DOCS) Member and Fellowship Candidate
  • Clinical Instructor U.B.C. Faculty of Dentistry
  • Canadian Dental Association
  • British Columbia Dental Association (BCDA)
  • Botox Cosmetic® Certified Provider
  • Academy for Sports Dentistry
  • Team Dentist Langley Rivermen Junior A Hockey Club
  • American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD)
  • Academy of General Dentistry (AGD)
  • CEREC Certified Doctor Provider
  • FOCUS Westcoast Study Club
  • Ortho Success Study Club

Langley Cosmetic Dentistry, Meet the Best Langley Dentist

Call US: (604) 882-9116