When I left my home and my established dedicated client based practice (since 1997) in Tehran in the spring of 2011, my colleagues and friends criticized me for being overly ambitious. They argued that I was exchanging a well-established career for an uncertain future in a foreign country. However, I had many convincing reasons for taking this huge risk. Following political and social upheaval in Iran, I wanted to live in a society where I could prosper in freedom, cultivate my professional talents, and offer my future children the opportunity to achieve their full potential. While I was aware of the challenges ahead, I knew that sometimes the better path to follow is the more challenging one. As a result, in the summer of 2011, I moved to Canada as permanent resident.
Much of my desire to immigrate was based on my passion for dentistry and my determination to expand my horizons within this field. The seeds of my passion for dentistry were planted during high school when I learned of the unique blend of science, art, creativity and manual dexterity that this profession demands. After graduating high school, I completed dental school and 3 years of comprehensive periodontal surgeries course at Shahid Beheshti University. Meanwhile, I was able to take a painting course and attend a competition among Iranian miniature painters and my works got the highest rank.
I successfully completed my Canadian and USA Board Exams and fulfilled the Canadian Dental Equivalency, and I received the Board certificate as a General Dentist from the National Dental Examination of Canada; I was accepted to the university of Loma Linda to complete three years of implant residency, but preferred to live in Canada and Since then, I have been working as an associate dentist at a variety of dental offices.
In parallel with my clinical activities, I have advanced my skills as a researcher since dental school. These activities required ingenuity and intellect to formulate questions, design studies and obtain results. The more I engaged in research, the more I became convinced that I wanted to incorporate it into my future career.
Since moving to Vancouver in September 2011, I have committed myself to research by working in the laboratory of Dr. Donald M. Brunette at the University British Columbia in the Department of Oral Biological and Medical Sciences. In this setting, I have been studying the impact of surface topography on fibroblast orientation using an in vitro 3D model. I believe these skills will help me as a clinician and researcher.
Now, more than 20 years of experience as a dentist and gained invaluable experience in smile design make over with porcelain veneers and crowns, periodontal surgeries, implant placement, open and closed sinus lift; aesthetic gingival surgery and gum graft, wisdom tooth surgery, surgical tooth exposure and apical root surgery beside general dentistry such as root canal, composite fillings. Having performed over 3000 successful dental implant placements, I am comfortable in placing different dental implant systems such as Nobel Biocare and Straumann, Astra and MIS. I am also a licensed dentist for Oral and Nitrous Oxide sedation; CBCT scan and Dental Practice Management.
Dr. Bik Ka Fung graduated from the Faculty of Dentistry of McGill University in 1999, and did one year general practice residency in Rochester, NY. Since then, she has worked continuously in the Greater Vancouver area. Dr. Bik Ka Fung enjoys all aspects of general dentistry, and has a special interest in cosmetic dentistry, including bleaching and veneers. Dr. Fung takes pride in providing her patients with gentle dental care and is experienced in treating anxious and phobic clients. She looks forward to meeting you and taking care of all your dental needs.