Meet The Team

Dr. Jonathan Suzuki

DMD, MSc. Ortho., FCDS(BC), FRCD(C)

Dr Jonathan Suzuki Vancouver Orthodontist

Certified Specialist in Orthodontics

Fellow of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada

Certified Invisalign Provider

Dr. Jonathan Suzuki was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba and spent most of his life growing up in the university city of London, Ontario – where his father was professor and head of the Restorative Dental Department at the University of Western Ontario for many years.

After graduating with a degree in Zoology from the University of Western Ontario in 1991, Dr. Suzuki decided to follow his father’s footsteps in dentistry and was accepted into the dental program at the University of Manitoba.

Dr. Suzuki returned to Winnipeg for three years to complete his Master’s degree in Orthodontics there.

Dr. Suzuki has been a certified specialist in orthodontics since 1999 and is a fellow of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada. He is past president of the British Columbia Society of Orthodontists (07/08) and has also been a member of the Practice Standards Committee at the College of Dental Surgeons of BC.

Dr. Nicki De Francesco

DMD, MSc. Physiol., MSc. Ortho., FCDS(BC), FRCD(C)

Vancouver Orthodontist

Certified Specialist in Orthodontics

Fellow of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada

Assistant Clinical Professor, UBC Dental School

Certified Invisalign Provider

Dr. Nicki A. De Francesco was born and raised in Winnipeg, where she graduated from the University of Manitoba with a Doctor of Dental Medicine degree (D.M.D.) After graduation she completed an internship in the Department of Oral Surgery. Then she moved to Vancouver and spent one year in a hospital based General Practice Residency in the Department of Veteran’s Affairs at Shaughnessy Hospital. Dr. De Francesco also completed her Master’s Degree in Physiology at the University of Bristol, England. Then she returned to Winnipeg to study orthodontics and completed a dual degree in Masters of Science and Specialty of Orthodontics.

Dr. De Francesco is an Assistant Clinical Professor in Orthodontics at the University of British Columbia (U.B.C.) Faculty of Dentistry where she is a consultant and teaches orthodontics to 3rd and 4th year students in the dental degree program. Dr. De Francesco has a total of 27 years of experience and has practiced in Vancouver and the lower mainland, the interior of B.C. and on Vancouver Island. She also recently worked in the Canada‘s High Arctic for POLAR BRACES in the Territory of Nunavut providing orthodontic treatment for the children living in the towns of Cambridge Bay and Coppermine.

Dr. Nicki De Francesco enjoys participating in several orthodontic study clubs and has many hobbies including gardening, golfing, skiing, yoga, singing, sculpting in stone and clay, and jogging. She also recently completed her Master’s Level in NLP. Dr. De Francesco enjoys volunteering in the community, supporting local and international charities, particularly those charities involved in helping children living in disadvantaged circumstances, and spending quality time with family and friends.

Dr. Aly Kanani

BSc, MSc, MSEd, DMD, MS.Ortho.,Cert.Ortho., FRCD(C)

Certified Specialist in Orthodontics

Fellow of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada

Certified Invisalign Provider

Dr. Aly Kanani was born and raised in the Lower Mainland Area. He has a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc) degree from McGill University and received a Masters of Science (M.Sc) from the London School of Economics. He received his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree (D.M.D.) and also completed his Masters in Education degree (MS.Ed) at the University of Pennsylvania. Furthermore, he has nearly completed his Masters in Public Health degree (M.P.H.) from Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Kanani graduated from the University of Detroit Mercy with a Masters of Science degree and Specialty Certificate in Orthodontics in 2005.

Dr. Kanani previously taught clinical orthodontics to bright third and fourth year dental students at the University of British Columbia (U.B.C.) Dental School clinic. His research has been published in the premiere journal of orthodontics in North America, the American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics.

He practices mostly in Surrey and Langley as well as occasionally at our state-of-the-art Multi-Dental Care Clinic in Vancouver with Dr. De Francesco, who is our lead orthodontist.

Dr. Michael A. Rivera

DDS

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Dr. Michael Rivera has had practiced as a general dentist focussing his time on oral surgery andimplant dentistry for the past 15 years in Prince George and several years in Whistlerand in Vancouver, He does not charge above the General Dental Practioner Oral SurgeryFee Guide set by the BC Dental Association, and he accepts assignment from many insurance companies. As a professional courtesy for his referringdentists, initial consultation appointments are provided at no charge tothe patient. Dr. Rivera is an active member of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry and the International Congress of OralImplantologists.