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Our Team


Our goal is to make dentistry as pleasant an experience as possible.

From routine dental procedures to complex treatment plans, Cordova Bay Dental will provide optimum dental and oral health care to people of all ages in our modern, boutique style atmosphere. 


By providing a team of highly educated, honest, and compassionate professionals, we aim to understand your goals and help you establish good life-long oral healthcare routines. Your experience is our priority. Our goal is to ensure that your time with us is as comfortable as possible and that you leave our office feeling confident and fully informed about your dental health.

Does dental treatment make you nervous? We specialize in treating those with dental anxiety, offering a variety of sedation options to remove barriers for getting the treatment you need.


We are an assignment office; we will direct-bill to your dental insurance on your behalf.

We bill at the standard provincial fee guide rates.

If you'd like to transition your family to Cordova Bay's newest dental office, get in touch today!


Hi! I'm Dr. Pooja Panwar

Owner, DMD, BSc

Dr. Pooja Panwar, family dentist in Cordova Bay British Columbia

Dr. Panwar grew up on the lower mainland.  She graduated from UBC with a Bachelor of Science degree and continued her studies at The Goldman School of Dental Medicine at Boston University.  She graduated with her dental degree in 2005.


Pooja believes in life-long learning and evidence based practice. She has taken numerous courses to advance both her clinical education and human resource training, and is active in study clubs. Pooja is a proud member of Victoria Dental Association, the BC Dental Association and Canadian Dental Association. 

Dr Panwar has had extensive training in treating patients with dental phobia.  She has specialized training in pill sedation, nitrous oxide and IV sedation.  She has been doing IV sedation for over 10 years.  She is deeply passionate about ensuring those with dental anxiety obtain the treatment they need.


She is excited to put down roots in this beautiful Cordova Bay neighborhood and looks forward to building life-long relationships with the patients in her care. 

In her spare time you can find her trying to keep up with her two kids and husband on the ski hill or on the golf course.

Hi! I'm Dr. Erin Short

Associate Dentist, Mama to Jesse and Yoshie

Dr Short brings over 35 years of private practice experience in family dentistry. She has also worked for the faculty of dentistry at Camosun College, provided dentistry in institutional settings, and in the OR’s with oral surgeons over the course of her career. She is a member of the BCDA and BCCOHP, and keeps up with continuing education studies in a progressively changing profession.


Erin graduated in 1987 with several awards/certificates and the University gold medal in her faculty from the University of Manitoba. A good province to come from, but BC has been her home and playground since 1989. She does not miss the extreme cold or the mosquitoes at all!


Outside of work, Erin is usually in perpetual motion and is passionate about cycling, running, open water and length swimming, SUP’ing, kayaking and hiking with friends and her sidekick Yoshie the Yorkie:). Gentler interests are reading, puzzling, baking and golfing.


Erin lives on in memory of her only son Jesse (July 22/1992-Oct 29/2014) who remains an eternal beacon in her life.

Click here to view Jesse's obituary 

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