New Acquisition Strengthens Front in the Lower Mainland Dental Space

Vancouver, BC, August 16, 2022 — Smile Innovations Group (Smile) has announced the acquisition of Ultima Dental Laboratories Ltd. (Ultima) to its growing portfolio of dental labs. Ultima, a Burnaby, BC based dental laboratory.

The acquisition for Smile represents a continued expansion on a unified front in the lower mainland dental space. Westley Chow, RDT, Ultima’s owner and founder, will continue his career in prosthetics alongside the Shanto team.

The Ultima team will join Shanto’s Vancouver location and have access to its state-of-the-art full-service dental lab and the latest CAD/CAM technology. Ultima’s team will bring additional skill and talent to Shanto’s services on the local market.

Ultima has served dentists and patients from Vancouver Island to the Metro Vancouver and lower mainland region for over 30 years. They are known for their high-quality dental restorations. Ultima has made great strides in its specialized work over the years.

“I have been in the industry for over 38 years, and I still look forward to coming to work every day. Through this partnership, I can focus on what I love most, creating beautiful smiles for my clients. I am excited to join Shanto and continue to make a great impact in this fast-growing industry”, notes Mr. Chow.

Donald Park, CEO of Smile, shares the same sentiment. “We look forward to welcoming the Ultima team. Westley has done a fantastic job curating a quality business, talented staff, and trusting customers. With our combined efforts, we aim to further grow our reach through our quality service and prosthetics.”

Smile Innovations Group is Canada’s leading dental lab network, focusing on dental laboratory acquisitions, consolidation and the development of dental products and services. Established in 2018, the management of Smile Innovations Group offers extensive experience and success in the operational management of large- scale businesses and continually seeks out additional opportunities to add to their growing portfolio of companies. It was co-founded by Manny Padda, Executive Chairman and Donald Park, CEO.


Donald Park | CEO
Manny Padda | Executive Chairman