Dr. Judy Gough
Dr. Gough was born and raised in Prince George, British Columbia. She started her career in dentistry in 1979 as a Certified Dental Assistant, and did this for many years, until she decided to move to Vancouver and go to the University of British Columbia to pursue a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology. After graduation in 1991, she decided to further pursue her studies and graduated from the UBC Dental School in 1995. Learn more...
Dr. Melanie Mattson
Dr. Mattson is a dentist and certified specialist in orthodontics. She was born and raised in the interior of British Columbia in the city of Trail. Her post secondary educational career began with undergraduate studies in microbiology at the University of Calgary, and continued at the University of Alberta where Dr. Mattson obtained her degree in dentistry. Upon graduation, she entered a general practice residency at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto, where she gained additional training in emergency dentistry, oral surgery and special care dentistry. Learn more...
Dr. Christine Park
Dr. Park graduated from the University of British Columbia with a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics. She then moved to New York City and received her Doctor of Dental Surgery from Columbia University. She continued to pursue additional education at University of Washington Medical Center and completed the General Residency Program. During her residency, she received training in oral surgery, trauma, conscious and moderate sedation, and treatment of medically compromised patients. Dr. Park joined Family First Dental in 2016 and enjoys working with the incredible team of caring and skilled staff. Learn more...
Aliza was born in Mississauga, Ontario and raised in Richmond, British Columbia, along with her older sister. She took her hygiene program at the Canadian Academy of Dental Hygiene in Ontario, and graduated in 2011. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking with her dog Max, as well as shopping with her friends.
Florian was born in Rome, Italy. She moved to Canada when she was 5 years old. She grew up in Burnaby, British Columbia and attended Burnaby North High School. After graduation from high school, she attended Simon Fraser University and went on to Vancouver Community College to finish her hygiene diploma. She is currently attending the University of British Columbia while finishing her hygiene degree. She enjoys hiking, running, and eating in her free time. She has a pet rabbit named Hazel, and loves to travel.
Lada started at our practice in 2010 and has over 5 years of experience as a Certified Dental Assistant. Lada grew up in the former USSR and immigrated to Canada via Israel in 2002. She has 3 children and when she is not working she enjoys yoga and hiking.
Bojana was born in Serbia, but moved to Canada when she was 8 years old with her family. She grew up in the downtown west end of Vancouver and obtained her certification in Dental Assisting in 2006 from Vancouver Community College. She loves being a part of a dental team and helping patients feel comfortable. In her spare time, Bojana likes to explore her creative side by doing photography.
Frankie joined our practice in 2006 and she has over 25 years of dental experience. Any suggestions or concerns regarding treatment or fiances she is more than happy to help. “I love coming to work. I get to work with wonderful patients and a group of professionals that love to laugh." She grew up in Montreal where she worked as a flight attendant and attained the experience in dealing with the general public. Frankie lives in Vancouver with her husband Mike. In her spare time you can find her enjoying the outdoors, padding her outrigger or with her dragon boat team.
Keiko is the newest member of our front office dental team. She has been working with us since 2013. She assists Frankie at the front desk and is your main contact for booking appointments. She grew up in Japan and immigrated to Canada in 2006. She is married and enjoys hiking, swimming, and jogging in her spare time. She is a graduate of the BCIT Dental Reception program.