All of our dentists and team members are board certified and in good standing with their respective associations. Our mission is to provide an unparalleled experience – we’ll do everything we can to keep you healthy and smiling!

Dr. Debbie Fonseca

Dr. Debbie Fonseca received her dental degree in 2007 from the Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry at the University of Western Ontario in London, ON where she graduated with honours. She went on to further her education by completing a General Practice Residency Program at UBC. This program provided postgraduate training in various aspects of dentistry including treatment of medically complex dental patients and management of dental traumas. Following her training she was offered a staff position at Vancouver General Hospital and is now the Head of the Department of Dentistry.

Dr. Fonseca is also a UBC clinical instructor and is actively involved in training dental residents at VGH.

Saturday appointments are available with Dr. Fonseca for all dental services. If you wish to schedule an appointment please let the front desk know.

Dr. Matt Gustafson

Dr. Gustafson graduated in 2011 from the University of Alberta School of Medicine and Dentistry. Following graduation he went on to pursue further training by completing three years of residency at Vancouver General Hospital as part of the UBC General Practice Residency Program. During his time with the residency Dr. Gustafson advanced his training in all areas of dental practice with a special focus on Oral Surgery, Dental Implants and Dental Trauma. He is also certified to provide conscious sedation for dental procedures.

Currently Dr. Gustafson works as a staff dentist at VGH providing care to medically complex patients as well as dental emergency services.

Saturday appointments are available with Dr. Gustafson for all dental services. Please contact the front desk if you would like to schedule an appointment.

Dr. Reena Takhar

Dr. Takhar completed her undergraduate degree at the University of British Columbia in General Biology. She then went on to obtain her Doctor of Dental Medicine (D.M.D) at the university’s Faculty of Dentistry.

Being born and raised in Vancouver, Dr. Takhar takes pride in giving back to her community and providing comprehensive care to the city’s residents. Dr. Takhar is dedicated to building on her skills and knowledge through involvement in continuing education programs and study groups.

Building trusting relationships with her patients and putting them at ease in the dental chair is of utmost importance to Dr. Takhar. She places emphasis on patient education and takes time to explain things in detail to her patients.

She looks forward to meeting all of you.

Our team is here to help. We’re friendly and knowledgable – throughout your visit we will answer and questions and provide you with oral health tips!


Certified Dental Assistant

Yolanda has been working as a CDA for 12 years. She provides patient with
excellent care and always with her lovely smile on her face. In her spare
time, she enjoys singing, spending time with her families and friends,
walking with her dog and watching her favorite movies.


Office Manager

Nansy has 19 years of experience as an Office Manager. She enjoys working in dentistry because she can meet with different people all the time. She believes everyone deserves to have a great smile.

She has a lovely family with two daughters. Since she has two teenagers, she likes to read different parenting books. She also likes to travel around the world. Her dream is being able to help more people as a family. She can speak English, Cantonese and Mandarin.



In 2017 I graduated as a dental administration coordinator at CDI College in Vancouver. I’m grateful to join Birch dental clinic and work hard with the team to make sure each and every patient has a positive experience. I enjoy interacting with people , helping patients and making them feel welcome in the office. In my free time, there are some things I love to do. I love being outdoors, hiking, fishing, traveling, baking, painting and also spending time with my family.

Now that you’ve met our awesome team, it’s time to learn more about the service you are interested in or contact us for an appointment or consultation.

General Dentistry
General Dentistry

Our dentists and hygienists will help you keep your mouth healthy and your breath fresh!

Cosmetic Dentistry
Cosmetic Dentistry

Restore your confidence by improving the shape, color, size, and alignment of your teeth.

Restorative Dentistry
Restorative Dentistry

We’ll help you restore your mouth so that you can get back to eating and speaking normally.

Dental Surgeries
Dental Surgeries

We use a variety of advanced equipment and techniques to ensure a comfortable surgery.


We always warmly welcome new patients to our office and accept all major insurance companies. Give us a call at 604-738-7710 or fill out the form to request an appointment.

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