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The Team

Reception

Maureen at the top dental office in Kelowna Maureen was born and raised in the beautiful Okanagan.  She has been with Okanagan Dentistry since 1997 and is grateful for the patient relationships that have developed throughout the years.  She is proud to be part of a team that shares a common desire to care for patients.  Maureen loves the outdoors and takes every opportunity to play in our lovely 4 season playground.
 Kerrie at the best dental office in Kelowna

 

Kerrie was born and raised in Oliver, BC.  Since then she has lived on Vancouver Island and in Fort McMurray, and is thrilled to now be living in Kelowna.  Kerrie loves being that friendly, smiling face you see when you come into our office.  She also prides herself on being able to help patients with all of their dental administrative needs.  When not at the office, Kerrie is playing slo-pitch softball and volleyball.  She is also a mother to two sons who are competitive swimmers with the Kelowna Aquajets!

 

Seana at the best dental clinic in Kelowna

Seana was born and raised in the Fraser Valley, BC where she and her husband raised two beautiful daughters. One of her daughters is in the dental profession as well, with a career as a Certified Dental Assistant! Having recently moved to the Okanagan, Seana is loving everything it has to offer including skiing, swimming, and hiking.  When she is not at the office, you can find her spending time with friends and family (and her two dogs), taking some amazing photography, reading, and learning about wine. Although she loves living in wine country, she is also very excited to travel to other countries known for their incredible wine in the future. Seana is passionate about meeting new people and making genuine connections with our patients.   You cannot miss Seana’s beautiful smile and personality when you enter the office!

 

 

Mary Ann was born and raised in Castlegar, BC.  She attended Selkirk College in Nelson and also lived in Calgary and Kamloops.  She loves spending time with her 2 grand dogs and exlporing the outdoors with them. When Mary Ann is not at the office, you can find her reading, wine touring with friends, and enjoying everything beautiful Kelowna has to offer.  She takes pride in delivering exceptional customer service and helping patients with their adminitrative dental needs.  Fun fact about Mary Ann:  She used to be a hairdresser!

Assistants

Lena at the top Kelowna dental office

 Lena was born and raised in Vancouver, BC. She graduated from Okanagan College from the Certified Dental Assistant (CDA) program, after completing a Bachelors of Business.  She loves being able to help patients overcome their dental anxiety and educating them on their oral health.  When Lena is not at the office, you can find her at a spin class, gym hiking with her pup Nova.  She also loves to cook and experiment with new dishes.  Fun fact about Lena:  She has been to 21 cities and 9 countries in Europe all within 5 weeks!  Next time you are in the office ask her about her travels.

 

 Suzanne at the best dentist Kelowna

 

Suzanne was born in Vancouver, but moved to Summerland at a very young age.  She loves living in the Okanagan and enjoys everything it has to offer from restaurants to all the outdoor activities.  At the office Suzanne prides herself on making patients feel comfortable and relaxed, while making sure their individual needs are met.  When she is not at the office, you can find her in the kitchen improving her cooking and baking skills or learning to play the piano!

 

 Jeanine at Okanagan Dentistry

 

Jeanine was born and raised in Terrace, BC.  After living in the Kootenays and Victoria, Jeanine and her husband decided to settle down in Kelowna.  She completed her dental assisting program at the Okanagan College in 2008 and now loves helping improve her patients smiles and making their dental visits as comfortable as possible.  Outside of the office, Jeanine enjoys spending time with her close friends and family, and enjoying the outdoors.  She also loves taking her kids on adventures whether it be nature walks, bike rides or spending time at the beach!

 

Keely at the best dental office in Kelowna

 

Keely was born and raised in Nelson, BC and attended the College of the Rockies in Cranbrook.  She loves making sure that her patients always leave with a smile on their face. Keely prides herself on helping patients have a good dental experience during their visit.  When she is not at the office, you can find her hiking, snowshoeing, reading, cooking, painting, and spending time with friends and family. Fun fact: Keely went through 3 years of culinary school before joining the dental profession!

 

 Jaelynn at Kelown's top dental office

 

We are pleased to introduce Jaelynn to our CDA team!  She has lived on the coast, northern BC, and now in the Okanagan where she completed her CDA certification.  Jaelynn loves helping others and making our patients smile when they are at the office.  When she is not at the office, you can find Jaelynn at the gym, hiking, skiing, listening to music, or spending time with friends and family.  Some fun facts about our amazing CDA: She used to play rugby and the saxophone in the Kelowna City Concert band! 

 

Becca at Kelowna's Dental office

 

Becca was born and raised in Manitoba and made the move to the Okanagan in 2005.  She has just returned from maternity leave, so it comes as no surprise that Becca is amazing with our little patients at the office. She loves caring for our patients and educating them on their oral health.  Becca’s hobbies include spending time with family, biking, hiking, and volunteering.

Hygiene

Mel at Kelowna dental office Okanagan Dentistry Melanie was born and raised in Kelowna and graduated from the dental hygiene program at the University of British Columbia.  She started working with her brother, Dr. Ian Leitch, 26 years ago in 1987 and still loves every day she goes to work and feels very fortunate to be part of the team.  Melanie loves having good rapport with her patients and has become very close to them having been at the practice for so many years.  When not in the office providing thorough hygiene care, Melanie is usually golfing.  She recently played in the British and Irish Senior Ladies’ Open!  Melanie also loves to ski, travel, cycle, hike and spend time with her husband and three children.
 Lisa at Kelowna dental office Okanagan Dentistry

 

Lisa was born in Vancouver and raised in Kamloops.  She graduated from the Vancouver Community College dental hygiene program in 1999 and began working at the office in 2009.  Lisa loves being part of the dental team. She prides herself on providing outstanding treatment of periodontal disease and gets great satisfaction out of teaching her patients about prevention techniques she learns at the Okanagan Periodontal Study Club.  When Lisa is not at the office, she is spending time with her husband and two children, skiing, or doing pilates!

 

Christina at Kelowna dental clinic Okanagan Dentistry

Christina was born and raised in Penticton, BC.  She moved to Nanaimo after high school, but has recently relocated back to the Okanagan.  During her time on Vancouver Island, she graduated from the dental hygiene program at Vancouver Island University.  Christina prides herself on being able to make her patients feel comfortable and building lasting relationships with them.  She loves working on a team with her “dental family” to make every patient's experience a great one.  When Christina is not at the office, she loves spending time with family and friends (and hopefully a new puppy soon!), hiking, mountain biking, and wine tasting.  She also loves to travel and experience new cultures and food.  You will have no shortage of things to chat with Christina about at your next appointment!

 

 Parveen at the best dentist in Kelowna

 

Meet our Registered Dental Hygienist, Parveen!  She is a true Okanaganite being born in Penticton and raised on an orchard in Oliver.  She attended UBC in Vancouver to obtain her BDSc and become a hygienist. Parveen prides herself on bringing a fun, positive attitude to work, and making patients feel at ease. Reducing her patients dental anxiety is her special skill!

When she is not at the office, she tries to stay active by going to the gym, playing basketball or doing yoga. Or she might be helping out with her family campground business in Osoyoos, spending time with family, and visiting her fiance in Portland. Fun fact: Parveen’s perfect afternoon is a cloudy day with a coffee in hand and a good book.