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Meet Our Team


We are a family owned dental practice, both Dr. Maria Radovanovic and her daughter, Dr. Jelena Markovic are skilled dentists who assure that all clients receive the best care possible. 


Dr. Jelena Markovic graduated from Tufts University in 2006, as a Doctor of Dental Medicine. Dr.Markovic strives for excellence and has committed countless hours into furthering her dental training as well as keeping current with innovations in dentistry. Immediately after graduating, she trained in the field of Aesthetic Dentistry at Tufts. She then obtained her dental implant training from Pacific Implant Institute as well as BITES Institute. Dr.Markovic has for many years also been successfully providing Invisalign treatment as part of her comprehensive interdisciplinary care. Dr.Markovic’s greatest skill however is her sense of compassion and integrity – her dental philosophy is “prevention over cure” and her goal is to help her patients achieve healthy teeth and a beautiful smile through the most conservative means possible.

Dr. Maria Radovanovic is a University of Belgrade school of dentistry graduate. She ran a successful practice for 14years in her home-country, until she decided to relocate her family to beautiful Vancouver, Canada. After only 18months that it took her to obtain her Canadian dental license through a series of exams, she continued her work with more knowledge and passion than ever. She opened Metro Art Dental in 2000 and has since been committing herself to this practice and well-being of her patients. Besides being an excellent clinician with many years of experience, she is also a lifelong learner who keeps current by being a long-standing member of ‘Vancouver and District Dental Society’ as well as attending lectures around the globe. What really sets her apart, is her connection to her patients, most of which have been loyal to her for decades. What these patients might tell you is that at Metro Art Dental, they get treated like they are family, their needs are met medically, emotionally and financially and that Dr.Maria is so gentle that a lot of the times they might dose off during treatment.a


Dr. Maria Radovanovic



Dr. Jelena Markovic




Dusanka Aleksic

Treatment Co-ordinator

A former resident of ex-Jugoslavia, “Dushka” and her family migrated to Canada in 1996. She has 20
years of customer service and bookkeeping experience before studying dental reception. She is also a
loyal patient of Dr. Maria since early 2000 before she transitioned into one of our treatment coordinators.
Interior design and baking are some of her interests besides gracing herself with elegant fashion.



Vera Nikoulina


Originally from Siberia, Vera moved to Canada in 1991. She has a variety of educational degrees under her belt such as BS Psychology, MA Microbiology and BFA in Ceramics on top of her Diploma in Dental
Hygiene. She loves spending her free time in her tiny house in Gabriola island if she is not skiing or kayaking.



Ina Svarc


Having a big heart for children, Ina was a primary school teacher in Croatia before she and her family
migrated to Canada in 2002. When she became a CDA, her previous professional experience has enabled
her to easily comfort and entertain pediatric patients during treatments. She brings a lot of laughter to our
team. Outside work, her hobbies are painting, gardening and clay modelling.


The first 23 years of Abi's life was spent in Philippines before moving to Vancouver. She contributes both
administrative and clinical assistance to our team. Having an artistic flair, she also makes films, studies
improv comedy and performs with an indigenous dance group.

  Abigail Padilla




Leanne Carter

Office Manager


“Lada” was born and raised in Azerbaijan and migrated to Canada in 2001 where she became a mother to
3 kids. She completed her CDA studies in 2009 and has worked with different dentists before becoming a
part of Metro Art Dental. Being family-oriented, she likes to hike with her family during her free time.

  Ludmila Greenberg 


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