Meet the Doctors

Meet the Kamloops Dentists at Thompson Valley Dental

Dr. Marcio Barros

Dr. Marcio Barros was born in Sao Paulo, Brazil, the middle child of three siblings. His passion for dentistry began at an early age, when he spent time learning about the profession at his mother’s dental practice. It was there that he began to learn the traits of compassion, dedication and self discipline , which would aid him in his own efforts to become a dentist.

Upon graduation from the University of Sao Paulo in 1991 Dr. Barros completed a three year orthodontic program. He worked as an orthodontist in Brazil  until 2006 when he decided , with his wife Gulliana, to move the family to Canada.

After getting settled in Canada, Dr. Barros returned to the university life to become acquainted with the diversity of general practice once again. In the spring of 2013 he graduated from the International Dental Degree Completion Program at  U.B.C. with a doctorate in dental medicine. He is grateful for the additional training he received at UBC’s state of the art clinic and will practice general dentistry with an interest in orthodontics.
While studying at UBC , Dr. Barros volunteered at the BC Cancer Agency, where he offered support and companionship to patients receiving chemotherapy.

Dr. Shahriar Behmanesh

From a young age, Dr. Shahriar Behmanesh has immersed himself in healthcare
and community involvement. He has spent much of his time volunteering and
fundraising for various organizations that worked to better those around him
including those with focuses on cancer research, the elderly and the

Reflective of his diverse interests, Dr. Behmanesh received his Bachelor of
Science from UBC with a major in Biochemistry and International Relations.
After some time in research, he decided to head back to UBC where he
received his Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry. 

He decided to join Thompson Valley Dental where he could most make a
meaningful contribution to the Kamloops' community through his versatile and
patient-oriented approach to dentistry. He looks forward to becoming an
integral part of the fabric of this wonderful community and hopes to make a
positive impact in people's everyday lives.

Outside of the office, Shahriar spends much of his time playing basketball
and enjoying the great outdoors. Always a student, he also enjoys reading,
and it is common to find him engaged in such conversations in the clinic
whether it be about history or the news of the day.