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The Team


Practice Coordinator Maureen Maureen was born in Penticton, BC and raised in Kelowna. Maureen has been friends with Dr. Leitch since 1968 and has worked with him since 1997! Not surprisingly, she loves having the opportunity to watch families in the practice grow generationally and takes pride in being part of a team that shares a common desire to care for patients.  In her spare time, Maureen enjoys being part of a dragonboat team, alpine and nordic skiing, and spending quality family time with her husband, two daughters and grandchildren!
 Kerrie Dental Receptionist

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!


Samantha Kelowna Dental office receoptionist

Samantha was born in Vancouver and raised in Westbank, Okanagan.  Not only did she obtain her Dental Office Administration certificate, Samantha has also earned her Diploma of Applied Counselling.  As part of our reception team, she prides herself on bringing her A game to the office everyday and her awesome organizational skills.  Outside the office, you can find Samantha hiking, camping, reading or playing volleyball. She loves spending time with her boyfriend, friends, and family...and her 7 tropical fish, and cat!


 .Lena Certified Dental Assistant



Lena was born in Surrey, BC, was raised in Enderby, BC. She graduated from Okanagan College from the Certified Dental Assistant (CDA) program.  She loves putting a smile on her patient's face and takes pride in knowing they are well taken care of.  When you come to our dental office you will experience Lena’s passion for promoting oral health.  When Lena is not at the office, you can find her at the gym, hiking, fishing, and spending time outdoors in the beautiful Okanagan.





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 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 dental assistant at Okanagan Dentistry 

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!



Melanie 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.
Olivia Hygienist

Olivia was born in Penticton, BC.  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!




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 Clint

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 Hygienist

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.