Find a Good Dentist in Pitt Meadows,
Maple Ridge and Tri-Cities Area:

Meadows Gate Dental

To find a good dentist in the Pitt Meadows, Maple Ridge, Haney, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody and Coquitlam areas you need look no further than Meadows Gate Dental.  We have two highly trained and experienced dentists:  Dr. Dan Catona and Dr. Anca Catona.  We have three certified dental assistants, two registered dental hygienists and a friendly and helpful dental receptionist.  A visit to the dentist does not have to be an uncomfortable or painful experience; it can be relaxing, enjoyable and painless!

Finding a good dentist, one who you are comfortable with and who is available for emergency situations (such as a broken or cracked tooth), is sometimes challenging.  A dentist needs to not only do good work but also be a good communicator – you want to understand the need for treatment, the cost, and the expected outcome or result.  If you have dental health issues such as teeth that are sensitive to hot or cold; swollen gums; old fillings or crowns; crooked or crowded teeth; or other oral health issues, contact our office for a visit and assessment.

Dr. Dan CatonaDr. Dan Catona

Dr. Dan Catona has expertise in a variety of scientific fields. Along with holding Honour Dental Degrees in both Canada (University of Toronto) and Europe, he is highly trained in both Physics and Dental Forensics (yes, much like the CSI television series).

Dr. Dan Catona always challenges the boundaries of his knowledge by continuously acquiring training in the latest cutting-edge technology, in order to provide the best, most scientifically up-to-date treatment methods to his patients.

In the spring of 2006, Dr. Catona moved from Toronto to the West Coast, and it has been the best decision he has ever made. He has found a community of the nicest patients a doctor could ever hope for! This is the place where he hopes to spend many wonderful years with his loving wife Anca and their amazing daughter, Clea.


Dr. Anca Catona

Dr. Anca Catona holds both European and Canadian (University of Toronto) Honour Dental Degrees. After practicing for a period in Toronto, she became fascinated with the beauty of the West Coast and became established in Coquitlam in 2006, where she was warmly welcomed, and is currently highly regarded, by the community she provides dental care for.

Dr. Anca Catona endeavors to expand her area of expertise through a multitude of continuing education courses. She also has a caring and attentive personality and especially loves working with children.

In her free time, Anca is an avid practitioner of yoga as well as a true nature enthusiast. She often undertakes a variety of hikes and trips along with her beloved family.

Dr. Dan Catona’s Staff


Registered Dental Hygienist

Christina completed her Dental Hygiene Diploma at Vancouver Island University and finished a Bachelor of Health Science degree at Thompson Rivers University.

Working at Meadows Gate Dental provides her with the opportunity to work with great patients and a great dental team. Christina finds providing dental hygiene services  to patients allows her to help patients with preventative oral health education and with services that provide therapeutic services for hygiene-related issues.

Outside of work, she loves yoga, running, snowboarding and most outdoor activities, as well as video games.


Dental Receptionist/Certified Dental Assistant

Natalie completed the Dental Reception Coordinator and Dental Assisting Programs at Vancouver Community College.

As an experienced dental receptionist and certified dental assistant, Natalie enjoys working in a positive, family-oriented practice and working as part of the dental care team working with Meadows Gate Dental patients.

She loves spending time outdoors, reading, and spending time with her Boston Terrier, “Mia”.


 Certified Dental Assistant

Brittany graduated from Douglas College as a Certified Dental Assistant.  She enjoys working with great patients and with the strong Dental Care team at Meadows Gate Dental.

She enjoys staying active and spending time with friends and family. Brittany is an avid runner and snowboards as well.


 Certified Dental Assistant/Dental Receptionist

Kathleen finished her Certified Dental Assisting education at VCC in 2008. She lives with her boyfriend and “Jack-a-Bee,” Bailey.  Kathleen likes to bake, garden, sew and is an avid movie lover.  As a child, she always enjoyed going to the dentist and is happy to be the one helping patients now.


 Certified Dental Assistant

Lesley completed her Certified Dental Assisting training at the University of the Fraser Valley in 2003. When she isn’t painting or crafting, she is busy with her sons’ sports. She enjoys spending her time with her husband and kids. Lesley also enjoys the work family we have at Meadows Gate Dental.

Dr. Anca Catona’s Staff


Dental Receptionist

Janis has been working with Dr. Anca Catona for the last four years. At Meadows Gate Dental, patients are always the priority and Janis enjoys the contact with patients and the Dental Care team.

She is happily married to her husband Wes, loves watching her son Curtis play baseball, and enjoys walking her dog “Jeter” and spending time with family and friends.



Certified Dental Assistant/Receptionist

Erin graduated from Vancouver Community College as a Certified Dental Assistant.  The best part of her job is working in a team environment to help patients feel comfortable and relaxed during their treatment.

In her spare time she likes camping and spending time with her husband Nik, family, friends and her dog “Lucy.” Erin and Nik now have an adorable son, Lukas!


Registered Dental Hygienist

Amara graduated from Vancouver College of Dental Hygiene in 2012. Being a dental hygienist is a rewarding career for Amara; she likes to help people maintain their dental health.

She enjoys the outdoors and can be found walking her dog “Koning” on the many beautiful local trails. Additionally she spends her time hiking, canoeing, camping, reading and running.



 Certified Dental Assistant

Aleisha was proud to be named Valedictorian for her graduating class at Douglas College for Dental Assisting. She also completed an Associate of Arts, focusing on communications.

She enjoys snowboarding and wakeboarding. Aleisha grew up as a dancer, doing jazz, lyrical and tap for 13 years. You can find her with her family, hiking and getting extreme in a tough mudder event!


Registered Dental Hygienist

Kirstin completed her post-secondary training at Vancouver College of Dental Hygiene.

She is an Island girl, and grew up in Nanaimo. Her hobbies revolve around hiking, painting and reading, Kirstin spends a lot of time walking her dog, Dexter.


Find out more:

We are located close to the Tri-Cities area and provide dental and cosmetic dentistry services to patients in Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody, Maple Ridge, Haney and Pitt Meadows. If you have questions or would like an estimate for service treatment, please contact our office. We have a talented and dedicated dental health care team to provide you with the best services, solutions and procedures.

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