Ariga Avanessian, BSC, DMD, AEGD
Dr. Ariga Avanessian grew up in Kamloops, BC, where she attended Thompson Rivers University. She completed her Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Cellular Molecular Microbial Biology and was the recipient of the 2015 TRU Medal in Science. Dr. Avanessian obtained her Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry degree from the University of British Columbia in 2020, and recently completed a postgraduate residency program (NYU Langone Dental Medicine Advanced Education in General Dentistry, PGY-1) in Seattle, WA. Dr. Avanessian is a member of the College of Dental Surgeons of BC and the BC Dental Association. She has conducted research in the fields of microbiology and dentistry, and strives to broaden her skills as general dentist through a wide array of continuing education courses. In her spare time, Dr. Avanessian enjoys hiking, travelling, or walking her dog. There is a high chance that you will spot her enjoying a latte and delicious pastry at the local coffee shop.