Dr. Omar Kassam
Laser & Cosmetic Dentist & Educator
Dr. Omar Kassam is an Accredited Educator for the Academy of Laser Dentistry (ALD) for Canada. He is one of the first dentists to integrate Lasers in General Dentistry practice in Canada. Last year, Dr. Kassam was honoured with a distinctive Master of Laser Dentistry award from the Academy of Laser Dentistry. He teaches worldwide on the use of lasers in dentistry and medicine, and the concept of the Dental Spa Experience. Moreover, Dr. Kassam conducts ALD courses for standard proficiency accreditation in the use of lasers for dentists, hygienists, and dental assistants.
Yaletown Laser & Cosmetic Dentistry (YLCD) was founded in 1998 by Dr. Shelly Kassam and Dr. Omar Kassam to provide a dedicated facility for cosmetic and laser dentistry. Drs. Kassam has been practicing for a combined 45 years in the field of cosmetic and reconstructive dentistry. Since 1998, the Kassam’s have focused their energies on laser and cosmetic makeovers, bio-aesthetic and neuromuscular dentistry and full mouth rehabilitations and preventative programs in a non-threatening, spa-like environment.
Dr. Omar Kassam is also the founder of Yaletown @ Kensington, a Cosmetic Smile Makeover and Bio-Aesthetic Rehabilitation Dental Centre in London, England where he visits once a month to treat patients and teach laser and cosmetic dentistry.
Dr. Shelly Kassam
Dr. Shelly Kassam was born in Africa and raised and educated in London, England. She graduated from the University of London with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery and has a Licentiate of Dental Surgery from The Royal College of Surgeons, England.
After two car accidents and Fibromyelgia diminished her dental career, Dr. Shelly Kassam pursued the study of lasers in dentistry in 1998. She attained her Standard, Advanced and Master ship Accreditation from the Academy of Laser Dentistry as well as received her Educator status for the Academy of Laser Dentistry (ALD) for Canada.
Determined to fight back after her two car accidents and Fibromyelgia, Dr. Shelly co-founded Yaletown Laser & Cosmetic Dentistry. Her commitment to create a better sense of self and regain esteem and confidence is fueled by her own personal history. She is passionate about creating a centre that helps people realize their full potential and guide them towards their own journey of change and spiritual wellness.
Dr. Shelly Kassam conducts certification courses for laser certification for the dentists, hygienists and dental assistants with her husband, Dr. Omar Kassam. She has presented internationally on the role of lasers in dentistry, beauty and wellness programs.