Meet The Doctor
Oral Surgeon Dr. Nayeem Esmail, BSc, DMD, FRCD (C)
Dr. Esmail was born and raised in East Africa (Rwanda). He and his family migrated to Canada in 1996.
Dr. Esmail received his Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry from McGill University (Montreal, Canada) and graduated Magna Cum Laude from Boston University Goldman School of Dental Medicine (Class of 2005). He then completed a four year residency in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Washington Hospital Center (Washington, DC), where he became Chief Resident from 2008-2009.
His residency training has equipped him with the knowledge and skills in a wide scope of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, with special interests in dental implants and tissue engineering, reconstructive surgery and trauma, as well as facial cosmetic procedures. He has also done extensive research on Sleep Apnea. He is Board Certified by both the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Fellow of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada
Prior to returning to Vancouver over 2 years ago, he worked in a private practice in Northern Virginia, performing full scope of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery with part-time Affiliation at 2 different local Hospitals. Dr. Esmail quickly gained trust and confidence from his patients and colleagues and currently maintains a private practice in Abbotsford and Vancouver, BC. In addition, he has been treating patients with acute facial trauma and oral and maxillofacial emergencies at Abbotsford Regional Hospital and Chilliwack General Hospital.
Dr. Esmail has a passion for teaching as well as learning advanced techniques. He continues to keep updated with the newest advances in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and is the provider of continuing education for dentists and dental assistants in BC. He lectures on such topics as dental implants, sleep apnea, and anesthesia. He is also a part-time clinical instructor at the UBC Dental School.
Dr. Esmail enjoys volunteering in the community and has participated in several medical mission trips to Asia, Africa and South America. He is an active member of Health Volunteer Overseas (HVO), a non-profit organization. He speaks many languages, being fluent in French, Gujarati, and Swahili. He enjoys the outdoors (hiking, biking, running) and is an avid tennis player.