Our Team

Our team at Northgate Dental and MarineWay Dental Centres

Dr. Jim Der 

Dr. Jim Der is a 1983 Graduate of the University of British Columbia. He is married with two children, a son and a daughter. Dr. Der has been serving the Tri-Cities area for over 20 years. He has been serving the dental needs of the Coquitlam area since 1985 at Northgate Dental Centre (formerly known as Clarke Road Dental Clinic). In 1989 Drs Der and Lee established the Columbia Square Dental Centre to serve the New Westminster area. Due to a lease termination, the New Westminster location was closed and moved to the new Marine Way Market in South Burnaby. The Marine Way Dental Centre opened in the summer of 2007 and represents the newest in dental technologies and is equipped to do sedation dentistry. In 2009 the Clarke Road Dental Clinic was moved to NorthGate Village to become NorthGate Dental Centre. 

Dr. Der practices general dentistry with an emphasis on cosmetic dentistry and orthodontics. He is committed to improving his knowledge and skills through continuing education. Dr. Der has completed the following courses and training programs:

  1. Rotary endodontics

  2. Invisalign for general practitioners

  3. International association for orthodontics straight wire course

  4. NGA Seminars for cosmetics, TMJ , Occlusion and full mouth reconstruction: Levels I, II, and III

  5. Pacific Laser Institute — Laser Certification Level I

  6. Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation — Level I

  7. Advanced orthodontics for General Practitioners UBC

  8. Advanced Invisalign Techniques: Dr. Galler

Dr. Der has been and is an active participant in the following study clubs:

  1. Advanced Orthodontics for the General Practitioner mentored by Dr. Lear — Dr. Der has been a member since 1986

  2. Advanced Periodontics and Surgery for the General Practitioner mentored by Dr. Grisdale — Dr. Der was a member from 2000 to 2006

  3. The Esthetic Study Team mentored by Dr. Nasedkin — Dr. Der was a member from 1995 to 2000

  4. Rotary Endondontics at UBC mentored by Dr. Coyle — Dr. Der was a member from 2000 to 2002

  5. Current member of DOCS — Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation

  6. Current member of the Burnaby Implant Study Club mentored by Dr. Kim


Dr. Lonny Lee 

Dr. Lonny Lee is a graduate from the faculty of dentistry at UBC in 1983. He has practiced in Coquitlam and New Westminster for nearly 30 years.  He is an experienced general dentist that has continued to update with the latest in dental developments that he feels will most benefit his many patients. Dr. Lee is an active participating member of the Vancouver and District Dental Society that holds regular seminars on dentistry's newest advances such as cosmetic dentistry, implants, veneers, all porcelain crowns, new root canal techniques. One discipline that Dr. Lee particularly holds interest in is invisible braces known as Invisalign. He has been certified since 2002,, one of the first in metro Vancouver, just when it became available in Canada.He is a Preferred Provider with the Invisalign technique. In addition Dr. Lee continues to take other educational courses in subjects like bleaching, oral surgery, and sedation. Dr. Lee is fully qualified to oral sedate patients by use of oral drug sedatives and nitrous oxide for adults. Out of the office, Dr. Lee's busy spare time is most happily spent with his wife Anne and their little girl, Kendra.

Michelle (Office Manager/Receptionist)

Michelle has been with the office since June of 1993. She started in our New Westminster Office (Columbia Square Dental Centre), and then moved to the Coquitlam location in 1995 (Now NorthGate Dental Centre). Through the years Michelle has proven to be an extremely valuable team member. She is familiar with every aspect of the practice. Michelle enjoys reading, writing, the ballet and theatre.

Leila (Hygienist)

Leila, started with our office in October 1997. Dental hygiene is very important part of our practice. Many people appreciate Leila's soft and kind touch when it comes to the dental hygiene process. She puts many fears at ease. People are pleasantly surprised at how truly easy the appointments are. Leila enjoys spending time with her pets, painting and gardening.

Lynn (CDA)

Lynn, has been with us for a few years now as our CDA at our Northgate location. She is extremely caring and understanding of patients needs. She has a great sense of humour and keeps staff and patients laughing all the time. She has two beautiful children and enjoys shopping and spending time with her family.

Deanne (CDA)

Deanne, has been with us for over ten years. She has had a few breaks over the years to have two children, Nathan and Charlotte. She puts our patients at ease with her friendly manner. When she is not at work she enjoys spending time with her family and friends.

Michelle Roque (Hygienist)

Michelle works at NorthGate Dental as a hygienist.  Patients are very happy with her friendly personality and thoroughness as a dental hygienist

Paula Heron (Dental Hygienist)

A warm welcome to our newest hygienist at Marineway Dental!

Lianne McKinnon (Dental Receptionist)

The latest addition to our staff is Lianne.  She will be tending to front desk duties at both Marineway Dental And Northgate Dental Centres.