Meet Kara Ellis-Partovi, DDS
Kara Ellis-Partovi was born and raised in Espanola, a small community in Northern Ontario. Following high school, she first attended the University of Guelph and majored in Biophysics before entering the Faculty of Dentistry at the University of Toronto in 1996. She graduated in June 2000 at the top of her class, winning numerous academic awards, including the Alpha Omega Award for highest academic standing, the Dean's Gold Medal for demonstration of outstanding performance over the four years of the DDS program, the Xi Psi Phi Annual Scholarship Award for highest scholastic average for the four years in dental school, and the Willa Wen-Lan Liu award for highest overall achievement in third and fourth years.
It was in dental school that Dr. Kara met her future husband, Ben, who attracted her to the West Coast. After graduation, she was an associate for two years before opening West Richmond Dental Centre in 2002. Dr. Kara is known for listening to her patients' concerns and taking the time to explain all of their treatment options to them. She believes in educating her patients about their options so that they can select the one that is best for them.
Dr. Kara believes that it takes more than just good technique to be a great dentist – it also takes commitment, understanding and, most importantly, a genuine interest in the patient’s health and well-being. For this reason, Dr. Kara is a firm believer in continuing education in order to provide her patients with the most up-to-date technology and treatments available. Since graduation, the focus of her continued education has been in cosmetic dentistry and orthodontics.
Dr. Kara is a member of the International Association of Orthodontics, Omicron Kappa Upsilon Honour Dental Society, the Canadian Dental Association, and the College of Dental Surgeons of British Columbia. She also serves on the Continuing Education Committee for the British Columbia Dental Association.
In her spare time, Dr. Kara enjoys traveling to new places, spending time with her family, and she has a huge passion for photography.