Meet The Team

Say hello to the advocates for your oral health.

Dedication to Dentistry.

Care for Your Comfort

Each member of the team has a special interest and expertise in their dedicated role, however, all have one thing in common; a genuine passion and care for their patients.

We pride ourselves on our commitment to exceptional oral care and creating a comfortable and welcoming environment for our patients. Our team consists of highly trained professionals who are passionate about dental health and provide an environment that is gentle, comfortable, and free of judgment.

University Village Team

These are the friendly, caring team members at our University Village location.

Dr. Collin Shuen


Dr. Collin Shuen is a board-certified specialist in Prosthodontics. After graduating from dental school, Dr. Shuen distinguished himself by completing a three-year residency in Prosthodontics at the University of Connecticut. He holds Board Certification from both the Royal College of Dentists of Canada and the American Board of Prosthodontics.  Dr. Shuen brings over 7 years of experience to Pacific Spirit Dental Centre and has grown up around dentistry his entire life. The son of two dentists, his own family is celebrating 40 years of dental practice in Vancouver.  Dr. Shuen’s dedication, energy, and training make him the ideal person to safeguard your dental health for years to come.

Whilst off-duty, Dr. Shuen enjoys indulging in food and exploring how cuisine is woven into cultures around the world. He shares Dr. Schmidt’s love of photography and the outdoors and counts himself fortunate to live in the beautiful lower mainland of BC.

Dr. Ernst J Schmidt


1981 Gold Medal Graduate from the UBC Faculty of Dentistry.  Dr. Schmidt has been in private practice since graduation and has also contributed as a sessional lecturer at the UBC Faculty of Dentistry from 1982 to 1990. In 2004, Dr. Schmidt founded Pacific Spirit Dental Centre to continue his professional development. 

Dr. Schmidt has been a contributor to dental education and has implemented cutting-edge technologies making Pacific Spirit Dental one of the most advanced clinics anywhere.  In addition to maintaining a high degree of continuing dental education, Dr. Schmidt has lectured frequently on CAD/CAM technologies as well as Patient Navigation in Canada, the US, Australia, and Asia. In 2004, Dr. Schmidt was awarded the College of Dental Surgeons of BC Order of Merit. 

Although professional development is a large part of his life, Dr. Schmidt finds balance through his family and enjoys fly fishing, travel, hiking, photography, and other outdoor pursuits.


Registered Dental Hygienist

Jackie brings over 20 years of experience in dental hygiene to the team at Pacific Spirit Dental Centre. She has a passion for dentistry and ensuring that her patients are well cared for.


Certified Dental Assistant

Cathy brings with her years of dental assisting experience to the team at Pacific Spirit Dental Centre. Over her career, she has had the privilege of working alongside some of the most distinguished specialists in Vancouver. She has a passion for the art of dentistry and will ensure that each patient’s experience is as comfortable and welcoming as possible.


Patient Relations

Pauline has been with Pacific Spirit Dental Center from the beginning. She has an exceptional knowledge of every patient and their needs. She will be one of the first of our team that you will meet upon entering our clinic.


Office Manager – University Village/UBC

Debbie is an integral member of our team at Pacific Sprit Dental Centre. She’s been a member of our team from the very beginning. She’s familiar with each and every patient and their unique needs.


Registered Dental Hygienist

Christabella brings a wealth of experience and care to the hygiene team at Pacific Spirit Dental Centre. She has a passion for dentistry and ensuring that her patients are well cared for.

West Broadway-Arbutus Team

These are the passionate experts at our West Broadway-Arbutus location.

Dr. Donald K. Shuen


Dr. Donald K. Shuen is a distinguished dental professional with an impressive 40 years of experience in the field. A proud graduate of the University of British Columbia (UBC) Dentistry program, Dr. Shuen has contributed to the oral health and well-being of countless individuals.

Dr. Shuen’s expertise spans across all areas of dental surgery, with a special interest in complex procedures such as wisdom teeth extractions, dental implants, and periodontal surgeries. His vast experience allows her to approach each case with a wealth of knowledge and a keen understanding of the unique needs of his patients.

Beyond his clinical practice, Dr. Shuen is known for his continuous pursuit of excellence. He stays at the forefront of dental advancements, integrating the latest technologies and techniques into his practice.

Dr. Joyce C. Ling


With a remarkable 40-year career in dentistry, Dr. Joyce Ling is a distinguished dentist known for her expertise, dedication to education, and commitment to her community. A proud graduate of the University of British Columbia (UBC) Dentistry program, Dr. Ling has not only excelled in her clinical practice but has also made significant contributions to dental education and community service.

In addition to her clinical achievements, Dr. Ling has been a dedicated educator. She has served as a mentor and instructor for over 25 years, imparting her knowledge and skills to the next generation of dental professionals.

Dr. Ling’s passion for volunteerism and fundraising has been a cornerstone of her career. Driven by a sense of social responsibility, she actively participates in fundraising efforts for senior care and charitable organizations.

A trailblazer in her field, Dr. Ling is not just a seasoned dentist; she is a compassionate educator and a tireless advocate for improving oral health on both individual and community levels.

Dr. Anna Preis


Dr. Preis earned her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from the University of Manitoba. This foundational education laid the groundwork for a career marked by a commitment to excellence and continuous learning.

Seeking to enhance her expertise, Dr. Preis furthered her education at the UBC Faculty of Dentistry, specializing in prosthodontics, endodontics, oral surgery, and sedation dentistry. Her dedication to advancing dental knowledge and skills didn’t stop there—Dr. Preis remained closely connected to the UBC Faculty of Dentistry, as a clinical educator and student group advisor.

With over two decades of experience as a dentist, Dr. Preis’ professional journey has been intertwined with a profound commitment to humanitarian efforts. She has actively participated in dental mission trips to Nicaragua, Honduras, and Peru, bringing dental care to underserved communities in need. Locally, Dr. Preis has generously donated her time and skills to provide dental care to the residents of Vancouver East Side, showcasing her dedication to making quality dental care accessible to all.

Dr. Lucie Z. X. Yin


Dr. Yin received her Doctorate of Dental Medicine (DMD) from McGill University, where she graduated with Distinction in recognition of high academic excellence. She subsequently obtained her Prosthodontics Certificate and Master of Science in Oral Biology degree at the University of Pennsylvania, upon completion of her 3-year postdoctoral Advanced Specialty Education Program.
Dr. Yin is a board-certified specialist in Prosthodontics as well as a Fellow of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada.
Dr. Yin has taught as a clinical assistant professor at Penn Dental Medicine and currently enjoys serving patients in private practice and at the BC Cancer Agency. She is fluent in English, Mandarin and French. Applying her skills and knowledge to provide personalized, quality care while developing trusting relationships is the most gratifying part of her clinical experience. Her expertise includes the aesthetic and functional restoration of teeth using dental implants, as well as prostheses such as crowns, bridges, veneers, and full-arch implant therapy.

Dr. Simona Culham


Dr. Simona Culham received her dental degree in Bucharest, Romania. After practicing there for 7 years, she upgraded and extended her studies at the University of Toronto, where she graduated with honours in 2006. This was a highly competitive program that accepted only 25 international dentists from a field of over 600 applicants. 

With more than 18 years of clinical experience, she is continually adding more skills to her professional armamentarium by attending courses and bringing modern technology into her practice. Her friendly, compassionate, and gentle style make her patients feel very comfortable and confident in her treatment, care, skill, and judgement.

Aside from her professional life, she is also dedicated to her family – a husband and 2 young sons -who are keeping her busy and involved in her community life. Her family makes sure that she plays as hard as she works. They enjoy the never-ending outdoor recreational opportunities, as well as the numerous cultural and family-oriented events, that Vancouver has to offer.


Registered Dental Hygienist

Amanda is a seasoned dental hygienist whose expertise lies in preventive dental care. With a wealth of experience in the field, Amanda has a gentle touch and a knack for building rapport with her patients. Her commitment to continuous learning and staying informed about the latest advancements in dental hygiene allows her to deliver top-notch care. Amanda is passionate about empowering her patients with the knowledge and tools needed to achieve and maintain healthy smiles, emphasizing the importance of a personalized and proactive approach to oral health.


Registered Dental Hygienist

Lynne is a compassionate dental hygienist with a knack for making her patients feel at ease. Her warm and friendly demeanor, coupled with a meticulous approach to oral care, has earned her a reputation for providing exceptional patient experiences.


Registered Dental Hygienist

As a dedicated dental hygienist with over a decade of experience, Betty is passionate about promoting oral health and creating positive patient experiences. Known for her gentle touch and thorough approach, Betty is committed to fostering a comfortable environment for her patients while emphasizing the importance of maintaining optimal oral hygiene.


Registered Dental Hygienist

Niara is a dedicated dental hygienist passionate about preventive dentistry. She places a strong emphasis on routine cleanings, oral hygiene education, and the early detection of potential issues. Niara’s friendly and approachable nature makes her a trusted partner in oral health, empowering her patients to make informed decisions about their dental care.


Registered Dental Hygienist

Sonya is a seasoned dental hygienist committed to enhancing the oral well-being of her patients. Her expertise lies in addressing the unique dental concerns that arise with age, such as gum disease and tooth sensitivity. Sonya’s approach combines preventive care with tailored treatment plans, ensuring her patients maintain healthy smiles well into their adult years. Her warm and comforting demeanor fosters a trusting relationship, making dental visits a positive experience for all.


Certified Dental Assistant

Anita is a certified dental assistant known for her versatility and adaptability in various dental settings. Her ability to efficiently manage patient records, assist with procedures, and communicate effectively with patients reflects her commitment to providing comprehensive dental care. Olivia’s friendly and approachable demeanor contributes to a positive patient experience, making her an essential member of the dental team.


Certified Dental Assistant

Samita, a certified dental assistant, brings a wealth of knowledge and a compassionate approach to our patient’s care. Samita excels in assisting with a variety of dental procedures and educating patients on oral health. Her commitment to patient comfort and well-being is evident in her attentive chairside manner.


Certified Dental Assistant

Destiny is a certified dental assistant with a passion for creating positive patient experiences. With a keen eye for detail and a gentle touch, Destiny ensures that each patient feels comfortable and well-cared-for during dental procedures. Her warm and friendly demeanor makes her an integral part of the dental team.


Certified Dental Assistant

As a certified dental assistant, Charlene brings a blend of efficiency and empathy to the dental team. She excels in assisting with various dental procedures while prioritizing patient comfort. Known for excellent organizational skills, she ensures a smooth flow in the clinic.


Patient relations

Evriza is one of the friendly faces welcoming patients to our clinic. With years of experience, Evriza ensures that every patient feels comfortable and valued. Evriza’s warm and approachable demeanor creates a positive first impression for patients entering the practice.


Patient relations

Gina is one of the first members of our team that you will meet when visiting our clinic. With a detail-oriented approach, Gina manages appointment schedules, handles administrative tasks, and ensures that patients receive prompt and courteous assistance. Gina’s professionalism and commitment to exceptional service contribute to the smooth functioning of our dental office.


Patient relations

Ciara is one of our dedicated receptionists, ensuring the smooth operation of the front desk and providing a warm welcome to our patients. With a keen eye for detail, Ciara efficiently manages appointment schedules, verifies insurance information, and addresses patient queries. Her friendly demeanor contributes to a positive atmosphere in our clinic.


Patient relations

Chloe is one of our welcoming reception team members. Chloe manages appointments, addresses patient inquiries, and ensures that the reception area operates seamlessly. Her friendly demeanor and effective communication skills contribute to a welcoming atmosphere in our dental clinic.


Patient Relations

Ashley brings a blend of efficiency and warmth to the front desk. With a customer service background, Emma skillfully manages appointments, handles administrative tasks, and assists patients with a friendly and helpful attitude. Ashley’s dedication to creating a positive patient experience makes her an integral part of our dental clinic team


Office Manager – West Broadway/Arbutus

Shannen has been an invaluable member of our team for 20 years. She oversees the front desk operations, ensuring that patients receive the highest level of service from the moment they walk through the door.

Her responsibilities include managing appointment schedules, coordinating patient communications, and managing our clinic’s team. Shannen’s organizational prowess ensures the efficient flow of daily activities, contributing to a positive patient experience and a well-functioning dental clinic.

Shannen is recognized for her exceptional interpersonal skills and her ability to create a welcoming environment at the front desk. Her friendly and approachable demeanor helps patients feel at ease, making their dental visits more comfortable and stress-free.

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