Sage Dental Implant & Smile Centre – Serving Langley Since 2001

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At Sage Dental Implant & Smile Centre, 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!

Core Values

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Our vision is to provide the best dental experience through excellence. Here are our 4 core values.

1. We are a passionate team that is committed to improving our patients overall health and well-being

2. To serve with: Compassion, Integrity & Humility

3. To foster a welcoming and respectful environment for both our team and patients

4. To empower and educate through evidence- based techniques and digital technology

Mother’s Day Smile Makeover

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Dr. Kara has been doing Mother’s Day Smile Makeovers since 2014, which he has donated over $250,000 of his services to deserving moms in the fraser valley.

Meet the dentists

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Dr. Maria Tugbang
Dr. Maria Tugbang
Dentist
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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 www.koiscenter.com

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
Dr. Shafiq Kara
Dr. Shafiq Kara
Dentist
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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
Dr. Aarman Rahim
Dr. Aarman Rahim
Dentist
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Dr. Aarman Rahim was born and raised in the Tri – Cities. Dr. Rahim received his Doctor of Dental Medicine from the University of Sydney. Previously, he studied at Simon Fraser University where he obtained his Bachelor of Science in Health Science and a Certificate in Liberal Arts.

Dr. Rahim is dedicated to educating and providing his patients with the latest evidence-based treatment, in an efficient and comfortable setting. He is highly proficient, and detail orientated which has led to comfortable and satisfied patient experiences.

When not in the clinic, Dr. Rahim enjoys spending his time outdoors hiking the beautiful terrain British Columbia has to offer as well as making music.

Meet the team

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Elyse
Elyse
Registered Dental Hygienist
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Elyse grew up in Kelowna B.C, from there she moved to Toronto to begin her dental career. Elyse attended the Toronto College of Dental Hygiene and graduated with honours in June 2012 moving on to become a Registered Dental Hygienist.

In 2016, Elyse had the opportunity to attend the Kois Centre in Seattle for a course on periodontal health relating to overall systemic health.

She loves the continuous education portion of dentistry and thrives on seeing her patients benefit from the information she learns.

Elyse has recently relocated to Langley, BC from Alberta. In Elyse’s spare time she loves to be active outdoors, traveling the world and spending time with family and friends.

Eshika
Eshika
Registered Dental Hygienist
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I’ve been a dental hygienist for the past 11.5 years and I’m so impressed by all of the amazing changes. Technology is on our side and we can help our patients so much more by giving them more feedback regarding their oral health.

As a child, I had quite a few cavities and not the most pleasant experiences. Dentistry is so interesting to me because when I was young, I couldn’t find a solution to my dental problems which left me with so many unanswered questions as an adult.

Even after 11.5 years of being in dentistry, I’m constantly learning to better serve my patients. I absolutely love helping patients have better experiences and preventing oral health diseases. I get to know my patients very well: their concerns, their unique personalities, and try to give them the best possible experience because they deserve to be in great, capable hands.

Being a mom of two means I’m always on the go but I always make time for yoga, date night with my husband and my great circle of family and friends.

RAMAN
RAMAN
Registered Dental Hygienist
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Raman began her career in dentistry as a Certified Dental Assistant in 2002 before going back to school and graduating as a Registered Dental Hygienist in 2007. Raman’s ability to be empathetic with the needs and concerns of our clients results in patients feeling instantly at ease in her chair. Her greatest reward is seeing a patient that started in our practice as a high-fear sedation patient and has evolved into a comfortable, happy, non-sedation patient. Raman excels in educating her patients to better maintain their oral health.

Outside of work, Raman enjoys working out, good food and spending time with her husband and two beautiful daughters.

MELISSA
MELISSA
Certified Dental Assistant
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Melissa graduated as a Certified Dental Assistant in 2009 What Melissa most enjoys about her role is the fact that she can witness first hand life changing dentistry. Melissa has a wonderful ability to ensure that a client is comfortable during all visits. In Melissa’s spare time you can find her spending it with her two beautiful girls or organizing our office softball team!

TAEYA
TAEYA
Certified Dental Assistant
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Taeya was born and raised in Seoul, South Korea. Taeya graduated college in 2002 with a major in Dental Hygiene. Taeya worked in Korea as a Dental Hygienist for 5 years prior to coming to Canada.

Taeya came to Canada, enrolled in a Certified Dental Assistant course, and graduated in 2009. She has been working in dentistry for nearly 20 years and she still finds it fascinating. She is always looking to learn about new techniques, products and excels at ensuring our patients are comfortable throughout their appointments.

In Taeya’s spare time she enjoys yoga and cooking up delicious Korean cuisine with her husband. Ask her about her two beautiful puppies at your next visit!

Yulia
Yulia
Certified Dental Assistant
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Yulia was born and raised in Ukraine. She graduated from the University of Ukraine with a bachelor’s degree in computer science. Yulia moved to Canada in 2008 and has been living in Langley since 2012.

Yulia has excelled at many things during her time spent in Canada, from working as a window cleaner to a paint technician. It wasn’t until she became a nail technician that she knew she wanted to be in an industry that allowed her to work with clients. Dentistry came to mind and she enrolled in a Certified Dental Assistant program, graduating in 2020. Yulia enjoys creating the best patient experience she possibly can while continuing to learn new things about dentistry.

In Yulia’s spare time she enjoys being with her two sons and husband. Yulia loves ice fishing, hiking, travelling, and exploring all there is to see in beautiful BC. She also enjoys gardening, volleyball and a good book.

MARIE
MARIE
Sterilization Technician
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Marie was born in England and came to Canada in 1969 where she attended a private school. Prior to her career in dentistry Marie was a stay-at-home mom, she spent her days volunteering for SD 34 aiding teachers and parents for over 8 years.

Marie entered the dental industry in 2013. She is extremely passionate about her role; she loves getting to know patients, being an integral part of our clinical team and making those around her laugh!

In Marie’s spare time, she enjoys gardening, long walks and quality time with her family and friends.

Ashley
Ashley
Practice Administrator
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After entering the dental field in 2003 as an administrative assistant, Ashley quickly realized her passion for “life changing” dentistry. Since joining Dr. Kara and his team in 2008 Ashley feels privileged to work alongside the most dedicated, accomplished and compassionate team providing comprehensive and aesthetic dentistry.  Outside of work, Ashley enjoys cooking, gardening and spending time with her husband and two beautiful children.

AMANDA
AMANDA
Practice Administrator
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A dental professional since 2009, Amanda spent the first 9 years as a Certified Dental Assistant. Amanda is inspired by the way dentistry can change a person’s life from their overall health to their self confidence. Amanda is a very proud member of Sage Dental Implant and Smile Centre, the dentistry we are able to provide to our patients and the unparalleled patient care are what drive her every day.

When not in the office, Amanda can be found spending time with her young kids and her husband. She enjoys boating with her family, cooking and spending time with friends.

DAMARA
DAMARA
Scheduling Coordinator
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Damara grew up in Winnipeg, Manitoba where she spent her first 2 years in the dental field as a Dental Assistant. In 2018 she moved to BC where she made her transition into the administrative side of the dental office. Damara is honoured to work along side the dental professionals of Sage Dental and provide our patients the very best dental care. 

Outside of the office she can be found exploring the mountains with her boyfriend either off roading,  Snowboarding, or hiking with their dog. 

HOLLY
HOLLY
Scheduling Coordinator
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Holly was born in Zagreb, Croatia. Holly has been in the dental field since 2012 working as a Dental Receptionist. Prior to dentistry Holly worked in the marketing industry. Holly grew up in a dental family, her dad is her greatest inspiration and is the one who drove her to want to be a part of the dental world. Her dad is a dentist who served during the Bosnian war providing dental care to those who needed it. Today he has a dental practice in Ontario.

When not in the office you can find Holly kickboxing, spending time with her beautiful family and of course binge watching Netflix!

ZAHRA
ZAHRA
Administrator
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