Meet Our Team of Dental & Medical Specialists
A healthy relationship with your dentist and dental team begins with trust. Feeling comfortable and enthusiastic at the dentist is important, particularly with younger patients and developing strong dental habits. At 360 Dental Specialists we understand the importance of the relationship between patient and dental professionals and invite all our patients to get to know our experienced team. Every team member committed to getting to know you and your needs. We hope you’ll take the time to get to know us a bit better also!
Dr. Rajan Saini
Certified Specialist in Oral Medicine and Oral Pathology
Dr. Rajan Saini is a Fellow of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada, Fellow of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology and a Diplomate of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology. Dr. Saini completed a four-year Oral Medicine and Oral Pathology Hospital Residency Program at University of British Columbia and Vancouver General Hospital.
Dr. Saini practices full scope of Oral Medicine services including the treatment of patients with oral lesions-red/white patches/chronic ulcers/lumps and bumps, temporomandibular joint disorders, bruxism, orofacial pain including masticatory muscle myalgia/myofascial pain, neuropathic pains/atypical odontalgias, neuralgias affecting orofacial region, oral manifestations of systemic diseases, hyposalivation/dry mouth or hypersalivation/drooling, burning mouth syndrome, dysplasia/malignancy diagnosis and follow-up using advanced adjuvant techniques.
Outside of private practice, Dr. Saini is a Clinical Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Dentistry, the University of British Columbia.
We are excited to have Dr. Saini join our clinic to assist in patient care. Dr. Saini looks forward to contributing to your dental community in a meaningful manner.
Dr. Ahmed Ballo
Board Certified Specialist in Prosthodontics
Born in Parma, Italy, Dr. Ahmed Ballo has spent the last fifteen years, study, working, and travelling between continents. Dr. Ballo is a Board Certified Specialist in Prosthodontics and serves as a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Dentistry at the University of British Columbia.
Dr. Ballo, a surgically trained prosthodontist, earned his specialist training, MSc and Diploma in Prosthodontics at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver.
He obtained his Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) degree in 2002, followed by one year of internship at Garyounis University. After several successful years in private practice, he moved to Finland to pursue further postgraduate education. He received a PhD degree as well as clinical training in implantology as a scholar of the International Team for Implantology (ITI) in 2008 at the University of Turku, Finland. He subsequently became a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Gothenburg in Sweden from 2008-2012.
In 2012, he moved to Vancouver and became a Clinical Assistant Professor at the UBC Faculty of Dentistry. In recognition of his excellent and contribution to UBC undergraduate dental students’ education, he has received three consecutive teaching awards for the academic year 2014, 2015, and 2016, an exceptionally remarkable achievement given his short time at UBC.
Dr. Ballo is a fellow of the International Team for Implantology (ITI) and a member of the Canadian Dental Association, British Columbia Society of Prosthodontics, British Columbia Dental Association, and American College of Prosthodontist. Dr. Ballo is the director of the Vancouver Digital ITI Study Club.
A widely published and internationally respected clinician and lecturer, Dr. Ballo’s main focus within clinical practice, teaching, and research is esthetic and implant dentistry as well as well as the implementation of cutting-edge digital technologies in complex implant oral rehabilitation.
Dr. Ballo has published more than 50 scientific papers, and book chapters, and authored a textbook in the field of implant dentistry and related research. His excellence has been recognized with multiple prestigious awards and honours, including Dr. Donald Brunette Award in Dentistry, Dr. S. Wah Leung Award, and European Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering Doctoral Award (EDA).
Dr. Navjot Chaudhary
Certified Specialist in Neurosurgery
Providing Medical Cosmetic Services
Dr. Navjot Chaudhary is a Canadian trained Board Certified Neurosurgeon. She completed her Bachelor of Science at the University of Toronto, Medical School at McMaster University, Neurosurgery Residency at the University of Western Ontario, and Fellowship Training at Stanford University. Dr. Chaudhary holds faculty appointments at both the University of British Columbia and Stanford University. She is registered with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC, the Medical Board of California, and is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. She has published more than a dozen textbook chapters and over twenty research articles in the field of surgery.
Whether it be in the field of minimally invasive aesthetic procedures or surgery, Dr. Chaudhary is passionate about improving quality of life for her patients. Her approach to medicine is to work collaboratively to craft a treatment plan that is individually tailored to each patient. Through meticulous attention to detail, technical finesse, and an artistic eye, Dr. Chaudhary is committed to providing natural and beautiful results.
Dr. Chaudhary offers a range of aesthetic and pain management procedures:
- Botox therapy for migraines, temporomandibular joint pain, facial aesthetics, hyperhidrosis, and trigger point injections for para-spinal muscle pain
- Dermal fillers for facial aesthetics
- Platelet rich plasma (PRP) for facial aesthetics and hair loss treatment
- Sclerotherapy for varicose veins
- Belkyra fat dissolving injections
Outside of work, Dr. Chaudhary enjoys outdoor activities including hiking, biking, canoeing, training for various sporting events (Marathons, Tough Mudder, Spartan Races, Urbanathalons, Duathalons), and above all, spending time with her family.
Dr. Norman Ickert
Dr. Norm Ickert’s dental journey began in 1982 upon graduating from UBC. The first 10 years were spent pursuing knowledge from various mentors. In 1992, Dr. Ickert met Dr. John Kois in Seattle, who inspired a thirst and passion, based on scientific evidence, to understand dentistry at an unprecedented level. This intensive growth curve has continued for the next three decades, culminating in becoming a clinical instructor, guest faculty member, and scientific advisor for Dental Implants at the Kois Center in Seattle.
Some other achievements include: Director of the Ickert Dental Implant Center, Master’s Degree in Oral Medicine/Implantology, University of Muenster, Germany; member of the prestigious American Academy of Restorative Dentistry. Dr. Ickert has always felt deeply indebted to his amazing mentors.
Dr. Ickert’s passion is to use his knowledge and experience, combined with newer technologies, to provide the best possible patient-centred outcomes. His desire is to always be transparent, trustworthy and fully stand behind all treatment performed.