Lolo Pediatric Dentistry | Get to know us
meet our dental team.
We care about your child and we want them to have the most pleasant dental experience possible so that they’ll want to come back! We understand that the dental experience can be overwhelming for a child. That is why our carefully selected team demonstrates compassion and patience, working to make your child’s experience stress-free. All of our team members are selected due to their experience and ability to work well with families and children. Get to know the team that puts your child first.
In her spare time, you will find Dr. Zina exploring all the beauty the west coast has to offer with her husband and three young children. She is an avid traveller, yogi, novice skier, and self-proclaimed coffee-addict.
Meet Dr. Zina Alkafaji
As a mother and a healthcare provider, Dr. Zina understands that children require extra care, time, and attention during a dental visit, as well as a comfortable, child-centered setting. At Lolo Pediatric Dentistry, Dr. Zina has created the perfect environment for meeting these needs. As a parent of young children, she knows how difficult it can be to instill good eating and brushing habits in the home, and has lots of ideas for parents on how to ensure healthy smiles for their own families. She is a strong believer in prevention rather than intervention, and chooses to take a conservative approach whenever possible.
After graduating from the College of Dentistry at the University of Illinois- Chicago, she practiced general dentistry for two years before pursuing her true passion- dentistry for children. Dr. Zina realized that the magic of children kept her enchanted and challenged everyday at work. She wanted to become an expert in children and their little teeth so she spent 3 extra years studying at the University of British Columbia in order to become a certified specialist in pediatric dentistry. During this time she also received a Masters in Craniofacial Science by completing research in pediatric sedation.
Emily is from Somerset, England and moved to North Vancouver with her husband in 2016. They originally planned to travel across Canada, however after falling in love with the north shore, they never left!
She has an eleven year background of childcare and education and is excited to work alongside the new families visiting us at Lolo’s Pediatric Dentistry.