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The Team

Office Manager

Jane is the office manager at Okanagan Dentistry in Kelowna Jane was born in North Battleford, Saskatchewan, and raised in the small town of Likely, BC, which has a population of just 300 people. She graduated from high school in Williams Lake, BC, and earned her Dental Administration Certificate from OUC in Kelowna, BC. Having undergone many dental procedures at a very young age, Jane takes great pride in helping our patients feel at ease. She is dedicated to ensuring that patients fully understand the procedures they are booked for and takes comfort in providing the highest level of care. When Jane is not at the office, she is always on the go! She loves spending time with family and friends, often camping in the summer either in her RV or off-grid in her truck. In the winter, she enjoys curling up in a cozy cabin in the woods. Jane is also passionate about fostering dogs from Paws it Forward (PIF). Even though she no longer has a full-time furry friend of her own, she absolutely loves helping out fur babies in need.

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.

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!

 

 

Michelle, born and raised in Manitoba, embarked on her academic journey in the beautiful province of Alberta and made her way to BC thereafter.  Michelle possesses a remarkable talent for connecting with our patients. Her passion lies in making every individual who walks through our doors feel not just seen, but warmly embraced.  With Michelle around, you're guaranteed to experience a warm and friendly welcome.  Outside the office, you'll spot her practicing yoga, chasing sunsets, discovering new music, hiking, experimenting with culinary creations, and trying out local cafes.  And here's a fun fact about Michelle – she doubles as a yoga and meditation instructor! So, whether it's a calming dental visit or a peaceful yoga session, Michelle knows how to create a serene and welcoming atmosphere wherever she is.

Sacha grew up in Ontario and began her dental career over twenty-five years ago as a Certified Dental Assistant. With her military husband and their daughter, Sacha crisscrossed Canada nine times over the span of twenty-five years before relocating to their forever-home in sunny Kelowna. With her dental and administration background, she brings a wealth of experience to her role at Okanagan Dentistry and appreciates the opportunity it gives her to meet and communicate with a variety of wonderful people every day. Outside the office, Sacha enjoys spending time with family and friends and exploring the Okanagan trails, wineries, restaurants, and beaches. While Sacha has been vacationing in the area for many years, she is thrilled that her dream of living in the Okanagan has happily come true. 

 

 

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!

 

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

 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!

 

Olivia was born in Penticton, BC and raised in Kelowna.  She graduated from Vancouver Community College for Dental Assisting in 2012 and then went on to graduate from Vancouver Community College for Dental Hygiene in 2014.  Olivia loves passing along all the knowledge she has acquired in her studies to her patient to help them achieve their optimal oral and overall health.  In her spare time, she loves any outdoor activities she can do with her chocolate lab, Brew.  It makes sense that Olivia loves opening up her home to foster dogs through Paws It Forward!

 

 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. 

Sandra was born in Vernon and grew up amongst the orchards of Oyama! She graduated with an Associate of Arts degree in Dental Hygiene from Chabot College in California. Sandra prides herself on patient education and excels as a hygienist in collaborating with her patients to improve their oral health.  For many years, she was the Treasurer for the Okanagan Perio Study Club and brought with her a wealth of knowledge for successfully treating our patients with periodontal disease and compromised oral health.  As outstanding as Sandra is in her career achievements, it doesn’t stop there.  When she is not at the office, you can find her doing anything active like skiing, cycling, or hiking the Okanagan trails.  At your next checkup & cleaning, ask her about her experiences as a PADI scuba diving instructor and living in Saudi Arabia for 12 years!