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.
I’m very excited to be part of the team at Cranbrook Orthodontics. Being an orthodontist in my home province of BC is something I’ve wanted to do since I was an orthodontic patient in the late 1990’s.
After graduating from the University of Manitoba’s Faculty of Dentistry, I worked for many years as a general dentist in Pitt Meadows, BC. I was fortunate to have assumed care of a large patient base that was previously treated by Dr. Reza Aran, which is how we first became friends.
After achieving a solid foundation in cosmetic and restorative dentistry, I then made the decision to return for specialty training to become an orthodontist. I attended the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, and was fortunate to have been mentored by some of the best orthodontists in Canada. Following completion of the 3-year Master’s of Science program at UBC, and successfully challenging the National Dental Speciality Examination in Orthodontics, I was awarded fellowship in the Royal College of Dentists of Canada.
As an orthodontist, I enjoy being able to help my patients not only achieve a beautiful smile, but also obtain an occlusion (or bite), that is both functional and healthy. To me, orthodontics is the triad of esthetics, stability and function. My goal is to achieve this in each patient I treat.
When I’m not at the office, I’ll be spending time with my family and friends, ideally exploring the great outdoors of supernatural British Columbia.
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.