Emad Rastikerdar, DMD, MSc
Meet Dr. Rastikerdar
Being a native of Montreal, I was not able to visit Vancouver until many years later when I came for summer vacation and right then and there, I knew that I would move here one day. I also knew from a young age that I wanted to be a dentist. My uncle, who recently passed away, was a great inspiration and visiting his office as a child was always enjoyable.
I grew up playing professional soccer, including playing for Montreal, up until my late teen years when I was accepted into the prestigious McGill University Dental Program. Upon graduation in 2014, I went to Rochester, NY for an additional year of advanced dental training and I practiced as a general dentist for 2 years. It was during my practice as a general dentist that I realized how much I enjoyed the field of periodontics, which lead me to pursue my specialization in 2017 at the University of Louisville, Kentucky under the great leadership and expertise of the well-known Dr. Henry Greenwell. During my residency, I had extensive training in periodontal treatments, soft tissue plastic surgeries, bone and soft tissue regeneration, sinus augmentation and dental implants as well as intravenous sedation.
When I’m not working, I enjoy kayaking, soccer, basketball and hiking in the beautiful nature of British Columbia.
I am very excited to be able to serve the population of this city and use my knowledge and expertise to diagnose and treat their dental needs.