Dr. Maureen (Perzan) Piché, General Dentist / Owner
Dr. Maureen Piché chose a career in dentistry to bring her passion for quality, comfortable dental care to her profession.
Having grown up in smaller Canadian cities (Thunder Bay, Prince George and rural Manitoba), Dr. Piché finds her heart at home in Steveston (since 2004) enjoying the local community. After practicing at a dental clinic in Rosetown, Saskatchewan as well as Saskatoon, she is happy to be back providing dental care on the West Coast. Before establishing Harmony Dental Studio, Maureen worked as an associate dentist in White Rock and Surrey, instructed at Vancouver College of Dental Hygiene and served as a locum in an Orthodontic practice. Her educational background includes an HBSc Degree in Biology from Lakehead University and a DMD from the University of British Columbia.
Continuing educational pursuits have included:
- Implantology (MDI Denture Stabilization, implant restoration)
- Periodontics Study Club
- Cerec Restorations
- Ongoing training in cosmetic dentistry
Having provided volunteer children’s dental care in the Dominican Republic and Guatemala, Maureen is committed to providing care to underserviced populations. Current initiatives are focused on groups with little access to care here in Canada such as geriatric and First Nations populations and representing their needs to local MLAs.
Maureen was the winner of the Earl Ellison Award for Excellence in Geriatric Dentistry while attending UBC and it has remained a focus of her care since then.
As a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentists Maureen attends courses that are specific to making beautiful natural smiles regularly but also participates in their Give Back a Smile (GBAS) Program. With this program, she can use her talents to restore the smiles (and confidence) of victims of domestic abuse.
Personally, Maureen lives, buys and supports the Steveston community with her husband Kirk, daughter Bryn and sons Duke and Rex. Hobbies are jogging the best trails in Richmond, frequenting the dog parks, canoeing, gardening and cooking.
Dr. Ashleigh, Dentist
Lauree, Treatment Coordinator
Lauree started her dental career over 20 years ago after graduating from Malaspina College as a Certified Dental Assistant on Vancouver Island where she grew up in the Comox Valley. She spent a few years working as a Certified Dental Assistant in the Lower Mainland and Vancouver Island. After several years of full-time assisting she then went on to divide her time between assisting the dentists and working at the front desk.
She now focuses on front desk duties and patient treatment coordination. She is extremely knowledgeable about dental procedures and insurance claims and will make every effort to help patients understand their dental procedures and dental plans.
When not helping people with their dental concerns she enjoys spending time with her husband, daughter and friends, walking her dog on the Steveston dykes, bicycling, yoga, reading and getting outdoors.
Barb, Certified Dental Assistant
Barb started her dental career over 25 years ago. She graduated from VCC as a Certified Dental Assistant and has worked a few dental offices in Richmond. She took a break for a few years to raise her boys and is now back in action! Barb grew up in Tsawwassen but has lived in Steveston for over 20 years. Barb is an avid runner and can often be seen running or walking her dog ‘Marley’ through and about Steveston, visiting her many friends along the way, she is a Sun Run leader as well.
Barb enjoys being back assisting again and loves the caring and social aspects of the job. She makes our patients feel comfortable and at ease in the dental chair.
Carmela, Dental Hygenist
Carmela has practiced and enjoyed over 30 years of dental hygiene experience.
UBC graduate 1984 … returned to UBC Faculty of Dentistry to instruct clinically since 2010 and continues to assist future dentists and hygienists develop in the field.
Has extensive experience with advanced periodontal therapy, care and maintenance, as well as extensive experience using local anesthesia, and gingival/periodontal assessment.
Has worked 35 years with a number of periodontal specialty offices.
Graduated high school in Richmond and is a local Steveston resident, living and raising her family in the Steveston area for 20 plus years.
Continuing education focuses on periodontics, pharmacology, and current research.
Enjoys cooking… Italian especially….. gardening, painting and coffee!! Enjoys the occasional family fishing trips, loves animals and the quiet Steveston pace of life
Carmela also speaks Italian and a little French.
Looks forward to many years of practice … believes great care involves caring, listening, continued learning, communicating, taking action and flexibility.
Erika, Certified Dental Assistant
Erika has been working as a certified dental assistant since she graduated from CDI College in 2005. She has been working in Vancouver since graduating from school and made the switch to working closer to home in Richmond in 2020. Erika spends her free time with her family – and when she isn’t doing that, she’s usually sewing or doing/planning something crafty. Amazingly, the office has found someone who likes to talks more than Barb. Ask Erika about her latest project, and she’ll tell you all about it – and probably more than you want to know! When working, she keeps our staff and patients entertained with funny stories and sassy comebacks.
Deb, Administrative Assistant
Lisa, Office Administrator
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