A LITTLE ABOUT
Dr. Bhasker Thakore (DMD)
Dr. Bhasker Thakore graduated from UBC Dentistry and is a former faculty member at UBC. Dr. Thakore, together with Dr. Mehta, have established a foundation at UBC which funds a Dental Residency program and charitable works in Vietnam, Haida Gwaii, and in East Vancouver. In addition, Dr Thakore is a founding member of the Thakore Charitable Foundation — a foundation that acknowledges students and individuals whose work, time and philosophies reflect the spirit of Mahatma Gandhi’s teachings of tolerance, non-violence, and social justice.
To my loyal patients.
Our involvement with Surrey Place Dental Group began in 1985. What started as a small mall clinic quickly became a practice of 8 dentists and over 25 amazing staff members. The last 38 years have been nothing but incredible – the comradery, supportive environment, and lifetime friendships have made us truly appreciate our lovely patients and work family. Without a doubt, SPDG is our second home.
Throughout my dental career, I have had the privilege of teaching dental students at UBC, participating in various study groups, and building practices in Victoria, Kelowna, and Surrey. In 2002, my wife Dr. Nimisha Mehta and I, established the Bhasker Thakore and Nimisha Mehta Community Development Endowment, which continues to provide essential support to marginalized communities locally and around the world. We are grateful to be able to give back to our community over the years.
With life comes many unexpected changes, and it is with sadness that we announce our retirement from dentistry. Due to the abrupt nature of my medical circumstances, I was not able to formally say goodbye. To my staff and colleagues, it has been an honor working alongside you – your dedication, hard work, and laughter has made every work day an absolute pleasure!
I cannot begin to express the gratitude I have towards all of you, my patients. It has been my privilege to witness your life moments and your successes. You are all very dear to my heart, and I am eternally grateful to have been a part of your lives. I will still make it a point to drop by the clinic every so often, so please do say hi!
As always, thank you for your loyalty to Surrey Place Dental Group – we will miss you!