Our Team

Meet Our Team

Our team of highly qualified professionals is committed to providing our patients the best kind of dental service available through continuous improvement. We encourage your comments and suggestions on how we can serve you better.


Your Dentists


dentist Mottahed

Dr. Bayan Mottahed – DMD

Dr. Mottahed received his dental degree (DMD) from Boston University.  He is  also a graduate of the University of British Columbia with a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry and Biology.  He maintains a connection with the Academe as a Clinical instructor at UBC.

In 2010, Dr. Mottahed took over the dental practice from his father, Dr. Steve Mottahed.  While preserving the familial atmosphere for which Mercato has been very proud of, Dr. Mottahed enfused a variety of new technologies to enhance patient services.  Some examples include, the new online booking system, a modern dental software system, digital x-rays, the Cerec One-day crown system, and many more.

Having led the practice into receiving two consecutive Best of the City Gold Winner award from the WestEnder Magazine, Dr. Mottahed aims to keep patients happy and pain free by providing them the best dental experience every time they visit the office.


Dr. Mottahed

Dr. Steve Mottahed – BDS, LDS, FDS, D.Orth

Dr. M is a graduate of the University of Manchester in England. After serving one year as a dental house officer, he entered general dental practice. Dr. M has advanced training which has led to a Fellowship in Dental Surgery from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons as well as a Diploma in Orthodontics.

Dr. M’s area of expertise is on cosmetic dentistry, particularly crowns and bridges. He currently holds a position as a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of British Columbia.




Dr. Samantha Chong – DMD

Dr. Chong joined Mercato Dental Centre shortly after graduating from the University of British Columbia in 2009. She has since been a favourite, especially for our younger patients, due to her sweet and caring nature as well as her excellent skills in dentistry.



Dr. Rodney Shainbom – DMD

Dr. Shainbom graduated from the University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa, in 1977. He was in his own practice in Johannesburg until 1996 when he emigrated to Canada.

He chose to live in Vancouver because of its natural beauty and milder climate.



Dr. Farnad Rezaie – DMD

Dr. Rezaie originally received his DDS degree and then his MSc in Endodontics from the University of Beheshti, Tehran, Iran. Before moving to Vancouver, he has been in practice for 10 years. He graduated from UBC dental school in 2010 and in 2013, he successfully completed the Specialty Assessment Program from University of Toronto.

His hobbies are soccer and skiing.


Your Hygienists


Monique Giblin, RDH
Monique has been with us almost since opening day. She started out as an assistant and has since become one of the best hygienist we’ve ever seen. She received her Hygiene Diploma from Yorkville College in Toronto. Monique speaks English and Farsi.

Aman Basi, RDH
Aman joined our dental team in 2009. She has been in the dental field for 11 years, first as a CDA and then as a Registered Dental Hygienist. Her dental philosophy is to empower her patients with knowledge that would enable them to take care of their own oral health and general well-being.

Lori Yoon, RDH

Laura Mitchell, RDH