Dr. Reza Aran is a certified specialist in orthodontics and a fellow of The College of Dental Surgeons of Canada. He earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery (D.D.S) from the University of Shiraz in Iran, his Doctor of Dental Medicine (D.M.D) with honours and Master of Craniofacial Science and specialty degree in orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics from UBC. His experience in preventive, restorative and cosmetic dentistry built a strong foundation in his approach to offer a healthy, functional, and aesthetic bite and smile for his orthodontic patients.
Dr. Aran is a Clinical Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Dentistry, UBC and is a recipient of the UBC Excellence in Teaching Awards in 2013.
Dr. Aran believes in a balanced lifestyle. When he is not practicing orthodontics, he shares his time with his family and enjoys community activities, hiking, camping and travelling.
The role of a certified orthodontic specialist within the public health care system is to take on the responsibility of serving a community at large with orthodontic care that is consistent with the extensive level of formal training required for the credentials and licensing as a specialist. Generally, a certified orthodontist has completed a four year Bachelors University Degree, a four year Dentistry degree and an additional 3 year Master of Science degree in the specialty of Orthodontics. All of these levels are only attained after a competitive selection process through the respective universities.