Meet the Dentists at Fort Langley Dental Office!
Dr. Maurice Richardson and his family moved to Fort Langley after he graduated from the University of Otago School of Dentistry, completed a 2-year residency program with The North Canterbury Hospital Board and spent a short time in private practise in Christchurch, New Zealand. They made the first major stop of their 1976 “world tour” in the quaint village of Fort Langley. This turned out to be their last stop as the charm of the village convinced them that this was where they wanted to settle and continue raising their family. As a keen advocate of continuing education in dentistry, he completed his Fellowship with the Academy of General Dentistry. He enjoys a wide variety of aspects of dentistry and has been a member of many study clubs in dentistry.
Dr. Harold Punnett graduated from UBC Dentistry in 1984 and met his wife Liz during his training. Liz’s father, Dr. George Neilson, was the founder of the Fort Langley Medical Office in Fort Langley, and both Dr. Punnett and Liz also knew they wanted to live in Fort Langley. In 1984, they moved to the Fort and joined Dr. Richardson in the practice of dentistry. As part of Dr. Punnett’s commitment to continuing education, he has been a member of a Vancouver Crown and Bridge Study Club for the past 20 years.
He offers preventative, restorative and cosmetic dentistry to his patients in a gentle caring setting. He is pleased to have his daughter Megan joining the practice as a Certified Dental Assistant and his oldest daughter Jenny will be graduating from UBC dentistry in 2016. He looks forward to her joining the practice at that time.
Dr. Erin Tack has been a member of the Fort Langley Dental Office team since 2001. Dr. Tack, along with her husband, are busy parents of two young children. They enjoy volunteering with their numerous family activities, and participate in many community events. Recently, they took part in the Ride to Conquer Cancer to raise money and awareness for cancer.
Dr. Tack graduated from UBC Dental School in 1999, earning three top Dental awards. She also has a degree in Human Kinetics and was the top graduate of that faculty. As a member of the Canadian National Triathlon Team she competed in the 1990 World Championships, and was also a member of the UBC Varsity Swim Team.
In order to keep up with the ever-changing demands (evolution) of the practice of dentistry, Dr. Tack attends numerous continuing education sessions throughout the year. This allows her to provide a wide variety of services to her patients in addition to their basic dental health needs. Dr. Tack’s practice focuses on family care that extends to all ages and ranges of care. Her gentle and caring manner, and extensive knowledge of dentistry, are evident and she is always welcoming new patients to join her practice.
Dr. Sam Sedaghat has been a member of the Fort Langley Dental Office since 2010. He attended school at the University of British Columbia and also holds degrees in fields of Computer Science and Commerce. He has devoted many hours volunteering at under-served communities both locally and overseas. In 2008, he travelled to remote areas of Vietnam and treated patients without access to proper dental care.
Dentistry is evolving constantly and Dr. Sedaghat continuously furthers his knowledge by attending lectures and conferences in areas such as orthodontics, endodontics (root canals), and implant placement. Dr. Sedaghat is a Preferred Invisalign Provider, a designation given to experienced practitioners, allowing you to achieve perfectly straight teeth and a beautiful smile, without use of any braces!
Sam is the father of two young children. He has made family dentistry the focus of his dental practice and is always welcoming new patients. When not at the office, he loves spending time outdoors with his wife and kids and is passionate about music, guitars, and technology.