About Our Faculty
Dr. Joel Fransen
BSc (OT), DMD, FRCD(C), Cert. Endo
Dr. Joel Fransen as a certified specialist in endodontics; he is registered to practice in both the Province of British Columbia and the Yukon Territory. He attained his Doctorate of Dental Medicine (DMD) from the University of British Columbia and for seven years worked as a general dentist on Vancouver Island and then the Okanagan. He then ventured down to Dallas for three years and completed a Post-Graduate Certificate in Endodontics (cert Endo) from the Baylor School of Dentistry, Texas A&M Health Sciences Center.
Dr. Fransen returned to the Lower Mainland in 2007 and worked as an associate endodontist before opening the Richmond Endodontic Centre in 2010. In 2011, Dr. Fransen became the first recognised endodontist in the Yukon. He also travels to Fort St. John and Williams Lake, BC providing endodontic services. The Township Endodontic Centre was opened by Drs. Fransen, Sha, Hallen, and Rezaie in 2016 in Langley, British Columbia.
Dr. Fransen is a past president of the British Columbia Society of Endodontists and the Dental Specialists Society of BC. He is currently on the editorial board of the BCDA publication the Bridge.
Dr. Michael Sha
BSc, DMD, FRCD(C) , Cert. Endo
Dr. Michael Sha graduated from UBC Dentistry in 2007 and went on to complete his Endodontic specialty training from Temple University in 2010. Dr. Sha has been practicing full time as an Endodontic Specialist in Abbotsford and in Maple Ridge.
As a fellow of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada and a Certified Endodontic Specialist in BC and Canada, Dr. Sha guarantees unsurpassed quality of care for his patients.
Dr. Pommy Hallen
BSc (Microbi), DMD, FRCD(C), Cert. Endo
Dr. Pommy Hallen received his Bachelors of Science at the University of British Columbia in Microbiology in 1996. Following his graduation from the University of British Columbia School of Dentistry in 2002, Dr. Hallen spent close to two years in Kamloops as an associate. He then practiced dentistry at his private practice in Langley for five years, where he developed a passion for endodontics. During these years, Dr. Hallen was active as a Clinical Assistant Professor at the UBC Dental School teaching students clinical endodontics. His desire to seek specialty training in endodontics lead him to Los Angeles to the University of Southern California. He received his certificate in advanced endodontics from USC. At USC, Dr. Hallen honed his clinical skills in all aspects of advanced endodontic treatment and endodontic microsurgery using the surgical operating microscope.
Dr. Hallen is a member of the American Association of Endodontics, BC Dental Association and also the Canadian Dental Association.
Dr. Farnad Rezaie
DDS, DMD, Msc, FRCD(C), Cert. Endo
Dr. Rezaie received his DDS degree in 1998 and MSc (Endodontics) in 2003. Prior to moving to Vancouver, he had been practicing as an Endodontist for more than 5 years. In 2010, he graduated from University of British Columbia Dental School and in 2013 successfully completed the Specialty Assessment Program from University of Toronto to become a Certified Specialist in Canada.