A native of Prince Rupert, British Columbia, Dr. Vishal Sharma is the visionary behind Aura Orthodontics. Growing up, Dr. Sharma was always scholastically adept – he balanced academic pursuits with a love for basketball and community involvement. After attaining his Bachelor of Science Degree at the University of British Columbia, he pursued dentistry and an orthodontics specialty at New York University in New York City, where he graduated with Honours and Cum Laude of Omicron Kappa Upsilon.
With a stellar practice history that includes over 400 complex orthodontic cases, Dr. Sharma enjoys rapport building with patients and their families, and believes they are partners in reaching their orthodontic goals. As a board-certified orthodontist, he uses his passion to develop new techniques and uses cutting-edge technology to make patients’ treatments quicker, more aesthetic, and as pain-free as possible. His expertise includes all types of braces, including Invisalign, clear braces, and lingual braces and a specialty in Dentofacial Orthopedics. He also is an orthodontic faculty member in the Department of Orthodontics at the University of British Columbia, where he teaches third and fourth year dental students about new techniques, and how to use these techniques to achieve optimal results for patients.
Multilingual in English, Punjabi, Hindi, and Urdu – Dr. Sharma’s philosophy revolves around a total dedication to individualized patient attention and care, evident in the initial diagnosis and treatment plan formulation as well as every office visit. He is a firm believer in community involvement and takes the time to do outreach with the community in the form of education articles in local print media and the sponsorship of various cultural events.
Dr. Sharma lives in the Surrey area. When he is not treating patients or teaching dental students, he can be found volunteering within the community, travelling, hiking, playing basketball, frequenting local beaches, and spending time with his family, especially his brothers.