Our Langley Dental Team

The Willoughby Dental Centre team are caring, dedicated individuals who understand the importance of listening to patients and delivering high quality results.

Willoughby Dental Team

Dr. Alson Robson, General Dentist

Graduated 1998 w/ Honours – Dalhousie University Faculty of Dentistry

Dr. Robson came to dentistry the way many Canadians do; he lost a tooth due to hockey injury in his youth, which lead to multiple dental interventions. This early exposure lead him to the profession. His personal experiences, he gained a profound understanding for his patients’ therapeutic experience and empathy of the anxiety they can suffer from.

He is a conservative dentist who is well versed in all aspects of the field. He enjoys cosmetic dentistry and the challenge of endodontics.

His patients love him for his easygoing demeanour and gentle touch.

Dr. Tony Gill, General Dentist

Dr. Gill has done much to assist in educating the public about dentistry, from being a featured guest on numerous radio and television talk shows to creating and hosting The Dental Show, a radio call-in program in Vancouver. He has been and continues to be an adviser, clinical tester and consultant for selected dental laboratories and dental materials companies. He is a technical adviser for dental office software.

Dr. Gill has been performing difficult cosmetic and surgical cases since 1996, combining his expertise in orthodontics, restorative & cosmetic dentistry and implantology to create natural smiles. Dr. Gill has worked with 11 different Vancouver and Lower Mainland dental offices last year, performing extractions as well as placing implants, bone grafting and assisting dentists in learning about new implant and restoration techniques.

Dr. Gill has been working with implants since 1993 and has taken many lectures and hands-on courses on implants, surgery and bone grafting, travelling to the US and to Germany to study with Dr. Paul Weigl at the University of Frankfurt School of Dentistry.

Dr. Ebin Thaliath, General Dentist

Dr Ebin Thaliath is a D.M.D graduate of UBC Dental School (D.M.D 2016). He first qualified as a dentist from Mangalore University, India in the year 1999. In 2002 he completed his Specialty in Endodontics. Thereafter he completed his MSc from Kings College, London and is a Fellow of Royal College of Surgeons Of England. Dr Thaliath has a keen interest in Root Canal Treatment. From 2003-2014 he had a practice limited to the specialty of Endodontics with Ministry of Health, Kuwait. After graduating from UBC he continues to devote most of his time doing Root Canal Treatments. In his free time he enjoys spending time with his family and travelling.

Dr. Stefan Caney, General Dentist

Dr. Stefan Caney was born in Vancouver but grew up in Ecuador from a young age. He returned to Canada to carry out his post-secondary studies where he worked with adults and children with ADHD, carried out clinical research with patients with Parkinson’s Disease, and received his degree of Doctor of Dental Medicine from the University of British Columbia. 

Dr. Caney makes it a high priority to have a straightforward conversation with all of his patients to make sure they understand their options and help them make the most appropriate treatment choice. Learning about various new technologies in dentistry through continued education is a focus for Dr. Caney as they can make a patient’s experience in the office more comfortable, help them better understand their oral health, and provide better results.

Dr. Kodem, General Dentist

Dr. Kodem first graduated from the prestigious N.T.R. University of Health Sciences in India in 2011. After practicing General dentistry in a Cosmetic Dental clinic in India, he moved to Canada where he successfully completed Canadian Dental Licensure exams.

He has constantly updated himself with modern dental practices and techniques through continuing dental education programs. He is an active member of Canadian Dental Association, BC Dental Association and College of Dental Surgeons of BC

Dr. Kodem has good experience in dealing with anxious patients, he is a very gentle and caring professional who loves to educate his patients regarding preventive measures and treatment plans. He is always looking to help the community by providing emergency dental services at Vancouver Native Health Society.

In his free time, he likes spending time with his wife, travelling places and playing badminton.

Willoughby Dental Professional Team

Come meet our experienced dental and administrative team that is dedicated to providing exceptional service and patient satisfaction.  Our team’s goal is to help you maximize your dental potential, and we’ll assist in every way, whether it’s through creative scheduling, answering dental insurance queries, or taking the time to ensure that you understand your treatment options.

Hailey, Manager

Hailey completed the dental receptionist program in 2012 and has been working in the dental field ever since.  Being a part of the team at Willoughby Dental, Hailey is able to expand her knowledge and is learning new skills every day. She is excited to be a part of such an amazing team, who really puts the needs and care of the patients first.

In Hailey’s spare time she enjoys spending time with her family and friends whether it is boating, surfing or travelling.

Anita, CDA

Anita graduated from Vancouver Community college and has been a certified dental assistant for over 25 years. Anita joined our team in 2007 and is extremely blessed to work with such an amazing group of people. Anita’s favorite part of being a CDA is interacting with the patients, building trust and helping patients through their appointments.

Anita has been married for 20 years and has 2 kids. In her spare time you can find Anita spending quality time with her family at their cabin.

Meena, CDA

Meena graduated from the University of the Fraser Valley in 2009 and has been with Willoughby Dental ever since. She is a caring and compassionate certified Dental Assistant putting the needs to the patients first.  Meena also works part-time at a local college teaching the dental assisting program. She likes to split her time between both. When not working she likes to attend various courses and conferences to keep up with her continuing education credits.

In Meena’s spare time you can find her reading, shopping and traveling.

Alina, CDA

Alina graduated from CDI College and has been practicing for 10 years. She has attended numerous conferences and continuing education courses throughout her career. She enjoys building relationships with our patients and making it a positive experience for them.

Alina is married, living with her husband. Her interests include staying active, whether it be going to the gym, hiking or just spending time with family and friends.

Marilou, Hygienist

Marilou was a teacher in her native Philippines before becoming a Registered Dental Hygienist in 2010. Her experience as a teacher and 9 years of experience as a dental hygienist have taught her that to have the skill and knowledge is not enough to give great service,  kindness, and good human relation are needed as well. This learning and philosophy have turned her into a great dental hygienist.  She is loved by both colleagues and patients alike because of her easy-going and bubbly personality.

Marilou loves to spend time with her family.  She also actively serves in her church community.

Jenny, Hygienist

Jenny moved to Canada in 1998 after completing her degree in dentistry in India. She attended the Dental Hygiene program at Vancouver Community College and graduated in 2006. In November 2006 she started her dental career with Willoughby Dental Centre. Jenny is a highly skilled and gentle hygienist providing her clients with a comfortable environment. She is also committed to growing her knowledge by attending continuing education programs. 

Jenny is a mom of two boys and loves to spend time with her family.  She loves to shop, cook and travel.

Maribel, Hygienist

Maribel graduated from East Coast Canadian University and has been in the dental profession for twenty plus years as a practicing hygienist. Maribel appreciates the ability to collaborate with other dental health providers to maintain and improve the client’s oral health.

When not at work you can find Maribel spending quality time with family and friends.

Sarah, Receptionist

Sarah is proud to have always called Langley her home after attending Emily Carr University and obtaining a bachelor’s of fine arts she decided she wanted to keep her love for arts as a hobby and was intrigued with the dental industry. After obtaining her dental receptionist certificate Sarah has worked at Willoughby Dental for over ten years and feels lucky to be working with the “dream team” because we truly treat one another like family. She is a compassionate hardworking receptionist who truly values our patient’s experience.

When she is not working away at Willoughby she enjoys spending time with her husband and two kids and her slightly overweight Frenchie. 

Stephanie, Receptionist

​Stephanie completed the dental reception program at Vancouver Community College in 2009 and has stayed in the dental industry ever since. As the newest member of our office, Stephanie is happy to have joined such a great team here at Willoughby Dental Centre!

Stephanie grew up in Richmond, BC and her very first job was working in the mini donut truck at the Richmond Night Market. She has a soft spot for shelter animals and was ecstatic to rescue her fur baby, Freddy, several years ago. In her spare time, she loves to bake, hang out with her family, and binge Netflix shows.


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