We have an amazing team at Kelowna Dental Solutions

We pride ourselves on collaboration, education, and team work to provide the highest level of patient care. We love what we do and follow the motto "you are more than just teeth!" Our team is 100% committed to patient-centred care. Our goal is to continue to grow a reputation as a place that fosters a culture where we listen, evaluate, educate and choices made by our patients. 


MargotOffice Manager/Treatment Coordinator/CDA

Contributing to the betterment of others inspires me.  Striving to create exceptional experiences in which people feel heard and empowered, encourages me to continually gain a deeper understanding of the more complex aspects of dentistry, communication, team cohesion, patient care.

Working with an innovative team, progressing personally and collectively, and having the pleasure of witnessing incredible transformations, are just a few reasons I value our distinctive practice.

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KristenOffice Administrator

Kristen is currently on maternity leave.


Malia Office Administrator

Malia, originally from Vancouver Island, moved to Edmonton after graduation to pursue elementary education. However, after much deliberation she decided that teaching wasn’t for her, and that the world of dentistry was what she was passionate about. She started working in the dental field in 2021 and joined Kelowna Dental Solutions soon after.

In her spare time, you can find Malia and her husband enjoying all the Okanagan has to offer or cheering on their favorite hockey teams.


Brittany

Brittany discovered her passion for human anatomy and exercise science while completing her Bachelors in Human Kinetics in 2020. This led her to pursue a career in the fitness industry teaching Pilates. Brittany went on to contribute as a Support Worker, but found that she missed working in a health care setting so she stepped into the field of Dentistry.

Brittany grew up in the Okanagan and enjoys taking advantage of the warm Kelowna summers. During her free time you can find her enjoying many outdoor activities like hiking, kayaking, biking, rock climbing, gardening, or camping, to name a few! Brittany also enjoys the winter months (almost more than summer!) and will happily spend a weekend skiing, snowshoeing, or taking a cold dip in our Okanagan lake.


NaomiCertified Dental Assistant

Naomi joined Kelowna Dental Solutions in 2022. She got her certification in Dental assisting in 2020 and since then has completed her prosthodontic, orthodontic and IV sedation modules.

Kelowna born and raised, Naomi loves taking advantage of the Okanagan and all it has to offer, especially during sunny summer days.


NatalieCertified Dental Assistant

Natalie joined our team at Kelowna Dental Solutions in May of 2023 as a Certified Dental Assistant. Natalie has been a working in the dental field for almost 10 years and got her certificate in Dental Assisting at the College of the Rockies in 2018. Born and raised in Prince George, Natalie moved to Kelowna in September of 2022 to enjoy all the things the Okanagan has to offer.

At Kelowna Dental Solutions, Natalie is proud to be part of a team that shares her same commitment to providing top-notch dental care in a warm and welcoming environment. Natalie is passionate about dental care and loves helping patients achieve their healthiest smiles. Natalie’s favorite thing about the working at Kelowna Dental solutions is helping patients get out of pain and watching them smile from ear to ear with healthy smiles.

When Natalie is not brightening smiles inside the dental office you can find embracing the great outdoors, soaking up the sun at the beach or hitting the golf course for a round of golf with her friends.


WendyRegistered Dental Hygienist, BA

Wendy is a registered dental hygienist with over 28 years working in general and specialty dental hygiene practice, with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from UBC Vancouver and her Diploma in Dental Hygiene, she provides advanced skill and knowledge to care for her patients of all ages. She is also a dental hygiene clinical trainer helping other hygienists learn advanced dental hygiene skills.

Wendy’s ultimate goal is to help people to feel comfortable and cared for in the dental chair. She provides thorough dental hygiene care with a very gentle caring touch. By supporting and understanding her patients, she helps them learn about their health and make their own informed decisions. She absolutely loves Kelowna and has lived here since 2003 with her husband and two kids. She has earned her Black Belt in Tae KwonDo and also enjoys skiing, watercolor/ acrylic painting and yoga. She looks forward to welcoming new patients and continuing to help her existing loyal patients. She is excited to be a part of the amazing team at Kelowna Dental Solutions.

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KarlieRegistered Dental Hygienist

Karlie brings just over eight years of experience as a dental hygienist, combined with an academic background in microbiology. She earned her Bachelor's of Science in Microbiology from the University of Calgary and further honed her expertise by completing her Dental Hygiene program in Toronto.

Karlie always had a strong desire to return to the Okanagan and made the move back in the summer of 2023. She is passionate about providing a high level of care to her patients and educating them on the importance of maintaining their oral health. She takes pride in treating her patients with thorough but gentle care, while maintaining focused attention on mitigating discomfort and sensitivity during their hygiene visit.

Outside of her professional life, Karlie enjoys leading an active lifestyle. She is a fitness enthusiast, former fitness competitor, and embraces various forms of physical activity to maintain her health and well-being.


CheliseRegistered Dental Hygienist

Chelise is a Dental Hygiene Practitioner with over 16 years of experience working in general practice. She graduated from Vancouver Community College with a diploma of dental hygiene in 2007 and has been working in Kelowna since. Her passion for learning lead her to complete her Bachelor’s of Science in Dental Hygiene through UBC Vancouver a short time after. She enjoys learning and sharing her knowledge with others. Over the years, she has been a mentor to many newer dental hygienists, as well as educating her patients. Chelise has worked with many patients of all ages over the years and does her best to ensure each and every one feels comfortable, safe and confident in her hands.

Chelise enjoys living in the Okanagan, spending time with her young family and her dog, taking advantage of what the area has to offer.


TiffanyMyofunctional Therapist, B.Ed

A lifelong passion for learning has provided many personal and professional opportunities for Tiffany to attend courses and mentor fellow hygienists. She prides herself in staying current with the latest research in preventive oral health.Tiffany attended Coastal Bend College in Texas and graduated in 1999 with an Associate of Applied Science in Dental Hygiene. After working in private practice and
representing a large dental company, she went back to school and obtained her bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from the University of Hawaii, where she graduated Phi Lambda Theta National Honors Society. Her quest for education led her to myofunctional therapy as she felt that many patients were lacking in overall muscle function and facial awareness. Like many others, this lead to more courses and she is currently a Buteyko breathing instructor and certified Myofunctional therapist. Working with patients and helping others drives her passion.


Education:

  • Associates of Applied Science in Dental Hygiene, Coastal Bend College 1997, Honors
  • Bachelor’s of Elementary Education, University of Hawaii, 2016, Phi Lamba Theta
  • Myofunctional Therapy Introductory Course, 2019
  • Breathing Re-education for Myofunctional Therapists, 2020,
  • Buteyko Instructor Certification, 2021
  • Advanced Myofunctional therapy studies, 2021, 2022, 2023
  • Certification Myofunctional Therapy, AOMT, C-OMT, 2022
  • Public speaking and instructor of Myofunctional therapy
  • Affiliations: Airway circle, AOMT, IAAH, AAPMD
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