Our Doctors

Dr. Mitra Hashemi

Dr. Mitra Hashemi first received her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree in 2000 from the Tehran Azad University in Iran. She moved to Canada in 2003 with her husband and young son, once settled she challenged both the Board and University exams and was accepted at the University of Western Ontario Dental School. She did two more years of training to receive her Doctor of Dental Surgery and became a Certified Dentist in Canada in 2008.

Always up for a new challenge, Dr. Hashemi moved with her family, who now included another son, to beautiful Victoria. She took over a dental practice in Sidney in 2008 and worked there until she opened up her dream office Coast Dental Care, also in Sidney in 2012.

Dr. Hashemi has a passion for providing a high standard of dental care in a warm, gentle and compassionate environment. She has a special interest in Dental Implant Surgery and has been taking advanced training in Dental Implantology. In 2017 she became an Associate Fellow of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID) and in 2021 was recognized as a Diplomate of Implantology with the American Board of Oral Implantology (ABOI).

Outside the office, Dr. Hashemi enjoys spending time with her family, including their dog Mosey, who is often seen at Coast Dental Care behind the front desk. They enjoy a busy social life and travelling all around the world. Dr. Hashemi is a board member of the ORCCA Dental Society, which provides dental care for children and adolescents from low income families. Dr. Hashemi is a lifelong learner and participates regularly in various dental study clubs to increase her knowledge in all aspects of dentistry. 

Dr. Steven Cload

I am often asked where I am from as the moment I speak it’s fairly obvious I am not from these parts. Here is a little about me.

I grew up in Torquay, a small traditional seaside town in the South West of England which explains the accent and the ability to dodge low flying seagulls. I moved to Manchester to attend the Dental program at the University of Manchester in 1985 and graduated in 1989 winning the Alpha Omega award for Restorative Dentistry.

How did I end up in Canada? In 1991 my Canadian wife Juliet (no two ways about it, Canadian girls sure are cute), I immigrated to Canada to provide dental care to the wonderful Inuit people of the Kitikmeot region of the N.W.T. in the Canadian Arctic, as a flying dentist. After three years of landing in extremely isolated communities in the small prop planes, freezing my tush and seeing some of the most beautiful scenery in the world we moved “south” to Yellowknife, the N.W.T. capital.

In 1996 we moved further south to Calgary and opened my own practice with the goal of creating a practice where patients feel comfortable, know they are being listened to, know they are receiving quality care and yes actually have fun! After 22 years of a wonderful life and practice we decided to move to beautiful Victoria. I’ve almost gone full circle living at the seaside again and dodging seagulls.

I have made an ongoing commitment to lifelong learning so I can provide my patients with the most up to date materials, technology and techniques. I am a Fellow of the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies (2012 Las Vegas) completing multiple programs in Cosmetic Dentistry, Implant placement, full mouth smile and bite rehabilitation and the treatment of TMJ utilizing Neuromuscular Dentistry.

In my spare time, I love nothing more than spending time with my wife and two daughters. My daughters are now grown up but we still love being together. One of our biggest pleasures is traveling as a family, both back to England and our visits to the six of the seven continents. I lived in the Arctic but am yet to visit Antarctica. In my spare time I love to practice yoga, cycle, paint and try to play guitar. Not having any rhythm means Eric Clapton has nothing to worry about! Now I have moved to Victoria I am attempting to paddle board as much as possible.

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