Our Team

Your Dentist in Vancouver

Our staff at City Square Dental Center will always treat you with warmth and respect.

We each take continuing education courses every year to keep up with the latest developments in the dental profession. This is part of our commitment to making sure you get the best care we are capable of delivering. In addition, we are a multilingual clinic; English, Cantonese, Croatian, Farsi, Tagalog, Punjabi, Gujarati, Hindi, and Turkish are all spoken here.

Our staff includes:

  • Dr. Arthur Lau, General Dentist
  • Dr. Ajay Potluri, General Dentist, Owner
  • Dental Hygienists
  • Dr. Ashlee Muise, General Dentist
  • Dr. Danny Shum, General Dentist
  • Dr. Rustom Appoo, General Dentist, Owner
  • Administrative Team
  • Dr. Arv Sooch, General Dentist, Owner
  • Dr. Ali Sadeghi, Certified Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon, Owner
  • Dr. Arv Sooch, General Dentist, Owner
  • Dental Assistants

Meet our Doctors

Dr. Arv Sooch

Dr. Arv Sooch – General Dentist, Owner

Dr. Sooch has been practicing dentistry since graduating from UBC Dental School as a general dentist in the year 2000. He is a graduate of the Pankey Institute, the Misch Implant Institute, the Kois Centre, and is actively involved in numerous Lower Mainland study clubs. When not working in the clinic, Dr. Sooch is usually enjoying the best that Vancouver has to offer.

Dr Arthur Lau

Dr. Arthur Lau – General Dentist

Dr. Lau was born and raised in beautiful British Columbia and is proud to be a native Vancouverite. He completed his post-secondary education at the University of British Columbia, where he obtained both his Bachelor of Science (Microbiology & Immunology) and Doctor of Dental Medicine degrees. Dr. Lau has a genuine love and passion for practicing dentistry and cherishes the opportunity to care for patients in the community he grew up in. Dr. Lau has been part of the City Square Dental Center family since the beginning of 2011. In his free time, he enjoys playing the guitar, following the Canucks, watching horror movies and comedies, and playing with his miniature Schnauzer.

Dr Ashlee Muise

Dr. Ashlee Muise – General Dentist

Dr. Ashlee Muise was born and raised in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia. She received her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Dalhousie University. Dr. Muise spent 8 years serving as a Dental Officer in the Canadian Forces and was fortunate to practice dentistry in British Columbia, the Northwest Territories, and Ontario before she moved to Vancouver and joined our team at City Square Dental.

Dr. Muise is a motivated clinician and believes it is of utmost importance to take the time to provide her patients with the best, most comprehensive care possible. Her goal is to increase the longevity of her patient’s dentition through a conservative, preventative approach. Dr. Muise is dedicated to ensuring that her patients are comfortable and that her patients understand why they are receiving the dental treatment they require.

In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling and exploring the beautiful city of Vancouver with her dogs.

Dr Danny Shum

Dr. Danny Shum – General Dentist

Dr. Danny Shum is a graduate of SFU with a degree in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry (B.Sc.) 2006 and a Degree in Doctorate in Dental Medicine (DMD) from Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine in 2013.

He was awarded the “Outstanding Achievement and Excellence in Patient and Practice Management” As well as induction into Omicron Kappa Upsilon, which is the National Dental Honors Society that promotes and recognizes scholarship and character among students of dentistry. He then furthered his education and received his Certificate of Advanced General Studies (CAGS) from BU’s prestigious advanced education in the general dentistry program.

Dr. Shum genuinely has a passion for all things dental and bringing that smile to the patient’s day. When not in the clinic, he enjoys skiing, hiking, and biking.

Dr Ryan Howarth

Dr Ryan Howarth – Dentist

Dr Ryan Howarth was born and raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba. He completed his post-secondary education at the University of Manitoba, where he obtained his Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) degree. During his studies he achieved numerous awards recognizing both academic achievements and leadership. Dr Howarth practiced dentistry in Winnipeg prior to moving to Vancouver and joining us here at City Square Dental Centre.

Dr. Howarth finds great fulfillment in approaching each patient with warmth and empathy and strives to make each dental visit an approachable and comfortable experience for everyone.

In his spare time, Dr Howarth enjoys spending time with his family, exploring Vancouver (always appreciates recommendations for restaurants and places to experience), as well as travelling abroad.

Dr. Rowena Sooch

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Dr. April Wang

April was born in Taiwan and spent most of her childhood in Toronto. She made the move to Vancouver in 2007 to attend dental school at the University of British Columbia and stayed ever since after meeting her husband here.

Her priority is to keep you informed and she always treats her patients the way she would want her family to be treated. She enjoys attending continuing education to keep her skills and knowledge up to date.

April has two young boys that take up much of her free time but also teach her valuable lessons in life. In the rare occasion when she does have free time, she enjoys watching mystery/horror shows with a big bag of Cheetos. She loves to workout too but there is never enough time for that!

April is fluent in Mandarin and proficient in Cantonese.

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Dentistry for a CauseBecause we rise by lifting others

Why We Do it?

Dentistry for a Cause was started by Dr Rustom Appoo in 2016. Initially we did free dentistry for a day in his clinics, however we soon realized we wanted to make a larger impact. So last year we did an extra day of dentistry in 2 of our offices Belle Rive Dental Clinic and The Dentists at Northgate. All the staff volunteered their time, and we donated our entire billings for that day towards a few local causes that were important to our office and a main overseas cause, supporting underprivileged children. What started as an in-house project of Rustom’s offices has grown, this year with the addition of several other clinics joining the cause in Alberta and British Columbia.

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