Dr. Neeta Popat started her career in dentistry in the United Kingdom, and loves the dental profession. She graduated with awards for her outstanding work in Pediatric Dentistry from the American Society of Dentistry. Dr. Popat’s journey started in distinguished grammar school in Chelmsford, England. She graduated with distinction in the Dental Auxiliary field at an institute in London, UK.
She then moved to Canada where she attended Saint Mary’s University, Halifax completing a double major and graduating with honors (Cum Laude). She returned back to her beloved field of Dentistry at Dalhousie University, Halifax, N.S. and obtain a Doctorate in Dentistry, again being awarded distinctions in pediatric dentistry. Dr. Popat has since been involved in various dental study clubs and has taught at the University of British Columbia as a part time faculty for several years. She has also continued her education through courses that include prosthodontics, endodontics, periodontics, cosmetic dentistry, implantology and oral surgery.
Dr. Popat is also heavily committed to giving back and has volunteered abroad doing dental missions and helping at Orphanages and Mother Teresa’s Institutions. She has proudly served her local community in North Burnaby starting with Gilmore School reading with the children who needed extra help or students that excelled, being on the Executive with the Heights Merchants Association in her early years, Beautification and Gateway Committee, Community Policing, and with the high school student career program and exit interviews at North Burnaby High School. Additionally, she strongly canvases on behalf of BC Dental Association - meeting with her Local Burnaby MLAs and Hon. Mrs. Katrina Chen of Lougheed area, canvasing for support on various public issues that benefit the working poor, cleft palate children, funding for oral surgery cases and various other issues that benefit the public at large.
Dr. Popat and her fabulous team of dental professionals are guided by Burnaby Dental Centre’s core values and principles -- to Care, Educate and Serve our Community as our own, and to follow the Gandhian principle: "Relationships are based on four principles: Respect, Understanding, Acceptance and Appreciation".
"I always work with efficacy and love, execute what you undertake with honour."
When not at work, Dr. Popat loves her time aqua-sizing, going to the gym (ahem, only cause she is a foody), following politics and history, reading and traveling!
Burnaby Dental Centre is a family-owned and operated dental clinic located in Burnaby, BC. We have been proudly serving our community and neighboring residents from South Burnaby, Port Moody, Coquitlam, New Westminster, and Vancouver area since 1994.