About Your Richmond Dentist Affinity Dental

Our Dental Clinic’s Location in the Heart of Richmond Centre

Affinity Dental Clinic
6060 Minoru Blvd #2021
Richmond, BC V6Y 2V7

Conveniently located inside Richmond Centre, next to Hudson’s Bay and Purdy’s.

Meet Our Amazing Richmond Dentists

Dr. Soumya Jain

Dr. Soumya Jain

General Dentist

Dr. Soumya Jain B.D.S. (General Dentist) finished her dentistry in 2014 from the esteemed B.V.P.D.C.H in Pune, India. During her time in India, she was driven to participate in spreading oral health awareness. She practiced in rural parts of India alongside working in private practice for a year in Pune, India. Having grown up in Richmond B.C she wanted to return home to practice within her community. She continues her efforts in bringing oral health awareness here in Vancouver by volunteering in a non-profit East Vancouver dental clinic.

Dr. Jain always strives to provide her patients with high quality dental work and participates in continuing education courses to ensure she is up to date with the latest trends and techniques. Dr. Jain believes in delivering effective and efficient treatment to all her patients.

She is proficient in Hindi, Gujarati and Punjabi. Dr. Jain enjoys practicing all aspects of dentistry with special interest in Surgery and Cosmetic Dentistry. When Dr. Soumya Jain is not in the clinic, you can find her swimming, at the gym or preparing for her next adventure abroad.

Dr. Doug Pauls

Dr. Doug Pauls

General Dentist

Dr. Doug Pauls has been practicing family dentistry since 1987 when he graduated from the University of British Columbia Dental program. Now he focuses on restorative and cosmetic dentistry, having participated in study clubs for advanced prosthetic dental treatment and endodontic therapy.

Dr. Pauls provides services in preventative, prosthetic (crowns and partial or complete dentures), periodontal, endodontic, and oral surgery. His continuing education focus is always to improve on the delivery of excellence in dental care for his patients.

Dr. Pauls was born in Winnipeg, but grew up here in Richmond, so his roots in our community run deep. He and his wife Alison have been married for over 30 years and have two grown children, and he is enjoying having also become a grandfather.

Dr. Pauls is active in coaching youth sports, and is a founder of BC Youth Spring Flag Football. Through this organization he works with Richmond minor football, as well as all Vancouver and Lower Mainland youth amateur football associations. In his spare time, he enjoys music, gardening, skiing, biking, and more.

Dr. Ning Yuan

Dr. Ning Yuan

General Dentist

Dr. Ning Yuan graduated from the Nanjing Medical University (NMU) in China in 1984 and preceded to obtain a Master degree from NMU in 1991, specializing in Periodontology.

Dr. Yuan pursued a Ph.D. in Periodontology at the University of Olso, Norway for 4 years until 1999. In 2014, he passed the NDEB equivalency processing exams all at first attempt and was registered as a general practitioner in BC in 2015.

Dr. Yuan’s dentist experience includes 12 years in China and more than 2 years in Canada. In addition to experience in tooth restoration, root canal, crowns and bridges, and tooth extraction, he has profound knowledge and skills in periodontal treatment.

Dr. Yuan has great communication skills and is fluent in both English and Mandarin. Dr. Yuan always provides the highest quality patient-oriented care and is consistently continuing his training through workshops and courses.

Our Richmond Dental Clinic’s Fantastic Professional Staff

Mary Anne

Mary Anne

Office Manager

Mary Anne completed her second year of Bachelor of Science in Engineering in the Philippines before she moved to BC in 2001. She graduated and gained her Medical Assisting diploma with honours from CDI College and has over 16 years of patient related service experience.

She is committed to overseeing the office operations and to making our patients and their families experience in our office a positive one! She works closely with the dentists to present you with the most suitable treatment plan options and financial accommodations.

Outside of dentistry, she loves painting, singing and road trips with her husband. She’s most proud of her two sons and loves her adorable cat and Shih Tzus named Raine, Milo and Tinkerbell.




Colette received her Dental reception diploma in 1998 from Vancouver Community College.

Her goal is to incorporate the wealth of knowledge and customer service that she has acquired to equip her team to best serve patients and their families.

Her hobbies outside of work are cycling, aerobics, Zumba & salsa dancing, hiking and shopping.




Sarah received her Office Administrative certificate at Langara College and had the opportunity to work as an administrator for the last 5 years.

She is friendly and grateful to work in a fun and caring environment where she learns something new every day.

She enjoys watching our patients’ progress as they come in for treatment. Her hobbies are playing golf, watching movies and reading poetry books.




Sharon has over 10 years of customer service experience and gained her Dental reception certificate from the Richmond School Board in 2014.

What she enjoys the most about being an administrator is creating the good relationship with patients. She is dedicated to serving all of your insurance needs from verifying your benefits to helping you understand how they will work.

In her spare time, she loves to travel and spending her time with her family.



Certified Dental Assistant

Aprille graduated in 2010 and gained her Dental assisting diploma at Vancouver Community College.

Her goal with every patient is to help them become comfortable with their treatment. She helps the dentist with patient`s progress moving forward to get the best results. She takes time to explain each procedure as treatment progresses so that patients have a full understanding of their dental care.

Outside of dentistry, she enjoys biking, yoga and spending time with her cute dogs Tigger and Tia.



Certified Dental Assistant

Joy graduated from Vancouver Community College in the summer of 2015.

She loves helping patients’ have fun in the office and getting to know them. She strives to make every patient comfortable and very informed at every appointment.

In her spare time, she really enjoys summer hikes, winter snowboarding, and shopping.



Registered Dental Hygienist

Keiko finished her dental hygiene diploma program in Osaka, Japan in 1986.  She also finished Master of science degree in dental hygiene in Idaho State in the US in 2016.

She worked at UBC as a teacher for dental hygiene program students. Keiko has published one primary research article in the Canadian Journal of Dental Hygiene, June 2016.

Outside of work, she loves Japanese style yoga, watching movies, reading novels, cooking, hiking, with friends.



Registered Dental Hygienist

Siny earned her Dental Hygiene Diploma in 2018 from Vancouver Community College.

In her career, she strives to provide individualized care to patients while educating and informing them of their current oral health. She loves developing personal connections with her clients and helping them overcome their dental fear.

In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with family, reading, playing Badminton, and listening to music.

Affinity Dental Clinic is proudly owned by Dr. Mehrdad Ezzati and Dr. Amin Shivji.

Financing Options at our Dental Clinic

At Affinity Dental Clinic we offer a variety of convenient options for payment. If you have any questions feel free to contact us for more information.

dental insurance

We are pleased to work cooperatively with your insurance company. We will complete all necessary insurance paperwork and collect only your portion at the time of your visit with us.


At Affinity Dental Clinic we accept Cash, Debit Cards, Visa, Master Card and American Express.

Our Dental Technologies

Digital Xrays

Affinity Dental has invested in digital radiography to enhance image quality in order our dentists to more accurately diagnose and detect problems. Digital x-ray technology reduces patient exposure by up to 90% when compared to film-based x-ray procedures used in the past!

Our office also provides CT (or computed tomography) scans, which are three-dimensional images of your teeth and bone structure that can assist your dentist in understanding how your teeth, their roots, and nerves are positioned, as well as your overall bone structure and thickness. It also has the added bonus of allowing your dentist to detect and monitor oral cancers.

Additionally, we also have an iTero® scanner in office, which allows us to scan your teeth for Orthodontic treatments such as Invisalign. Along with assisting in creating treatment plans for Invisalign iTero scans can help document changes in tooth and gum health and natural movement.

It’s also easy and safe to transfer images between computers, to specialists, and so on. Last but not least, no film equals no waste for the environment, which is why digital x-rays, CT scans, and iTero scans are a green solution, too!

To learn more about our digital scanning offers or book an appointment, contact us today.

VELscope Oral Cancer Screening

The Velscope system shines a painless blue light in the mouth that allows your dentist to better see lesions such as cancer. If a lesion is found it is photographed under the blue light, measured, and followed up to make sure it is not serious.

Contact us to make an appointment to get your oral cancer screening today!

Digital Communications

At Affinity Dental Clinic we take patient communication and education seriously. We’re proud to offer a state of the art website and blog to keep our patients up to date with our latest promotions, service additions, and oral health news.

Photos of Our Richmond Dental Clinic

Our Best Dentist Reviews

We truly appreciate all of the kind words we’ve received from patients over the years, however we are unfortunately no longer permitted to display testimonials we’ve received on our website, due to regulatory changes from the College of Dental Surgeons of British Columbia. Instead, we are now displaying reviews left by patients at third-party review sites.

Google Reviews

Affinity Dental
Reviewed from Google

4.8 out of 5 stars

Jonathan Fernando
Jonathan Fernando

5 out of 5 stars

posted 3 months ago

My visits to Affinity Dental Clinic have always been fantastic. Like a lot of people, I don’t look forward to visiting the dentist. The folks at Affinity, however, make seeing the dentist as easy as anyone possibly can. The reception staff are friendly and have been very flexible in accommodating my busy schedule. Dr. Jain and her team are professional, helpful, and provide an overall excellent experience. The clinic is well equipped with the latest technology which gives me confidence that my teeth are being well taken care of. I am very grateful to have come across such a fine dentist!

Soo Neoh
Soo Neoh

5 out of 5 stars

posted 1 week ago

Thank you Dr.Jain for attending to me today you did a great job fixing my front teeth I am very happy with my first to the clinic today. The hygienist is very good and Mary Anne .
Happy New Ywar and Merry Christmas to Dr.Jain and all the staff!

Patricia Bernardo
Patricia Bernardo

5 out of 5 stars

posted 5 months ago

This place is clean, elegant, and modern. The people are nice and very accommodating. I just had my teeth cleaned but they also gave me a deeper analysis through their new equipment.
I would definitely recommend this clinic to everybody!

Promotions from our Dental Clinic

Active Promotions

Christmas Food Drive Contest

(WORTH $160)


DEADLINE TO ENTER: December 21, 2018 at 12 noon
Draw will be on December 22nd

Refer a friend, family member or business associate for their check up & cleaning and receive a $50 Gift Card to Richmond Centre. No strings and no fine print.

Contact us for details today!

Expired Promotions

Finish 2018 With A Smile Draw

Enter to win one of two (2) family passes to Vancouver’s Aurora Winter Festival.

This contest is finished, and we gave away 2 family passes to Vancouver’s Aurora Winter Festival.

We selected our winners in the Aurora Winter Festival family pass giveaway. We want to congratulate the winners, and say a special thank you to everyone who entered. The winners will be notified by email.

The winners are:

Rhodalizza Sotelo Legaspi
Melody On

Terms and Conditions:

This contest consists of a raffle called the “Finish 2018 with a smile” contest.

  • Contest runs from Thursday, November 22 at 9am, until Thursday, December 6 at 6pm.
  • Entries will only be accepted through the Rafflecopter submission form, available on this website.
  • The draw will be held on Friday, December 7th at 10am and winners will be notified the same day.
  • There are two (2) chances to win, with two (2) prizes to be awarded: consisting of a Family Pass for the Aurora Winter Festival.
  • Entrants are responsible for providing accurate contact information with their entries; in the event the winner is unable to be contacted, a replacement winner will be drawn and the original winner will forfeit the prize.
  • Contest is open to all BC residents who have reached the age of majority by the contest draw date.
  • Prize must be accepted as awarded, with alternative prize available, at the discretion of Affinity Dental Clinic, in the event the winner is unable to attend the festival on the dates available.