Our team of dental professionals will guide you through your next appointment here at Carrington Dental Centre.
Hi! I am Chelsea, the practice manager here at Carrington Dental.
I have been interested in dentistry since I was a child, I think because I was exposed to it at such a young age. I had braces on-and-off 3 times, I had impacted canines that had to be surgically exposed, I had the dreaded "head-gear", jaw surgery - you name it! I decided I wanted to work in the dental field so I could help others go through what I went through, as I had learned first-hand, being on the other side of the dental chair, how emotional the process can be. I became a registered dental assistant back in 2010 and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences and Psychology.
I have truly enjoyed my journey in dentistry and feel blessed to be a member of the Carrington Dental family. I look forward to meeting you!
Sharmaine is a registered dental hygienist who co-founded Carrington Dental Centre, along with Dr. Gary Powell in 1998. She graduated from the University of Manitoba in 1996 following her passion for helping people, using her hands and loving teeth.
After many years of providing hands-on dental hygiene care and managing a small dental practice, she played a key role in bringing together 6 excellent dentists and a team of dental professionals to open Carrington Dental Centre.
At Carrington Dental Centre we try to offer all dental services under one roof and always have dentists on call for emergencies. We have a team that works together to mentor and inspire each other. We see patients of all ages and provide services from basic to advanced care. We give treatment options and let you decide whether you just want to get out of pain or whether you are looking to achieve the “Hollywood” smile of your dreams. We have brought together a team that loves what we do and is here to help you.
Our goal is to continue to make sure patients are well taken care of and that we can help each person achieve their smile goals as efficiently and comfortably as possible.
Sharmaine loves being part of the West Kelowna Community. She and Gary have raised two kids who have graduated from Mount Boucherie and are now attending university. In her spare time, she enjoys soaking up the sights by hiking, skiing or walking her dogs. Reading or spending time with family and friends over a good meal are other favourites.
Emma has been a dental hygienist since 2014. She worked in the lower mainland before joining Carrington Dental in 2017.
She grew up in Summerland but has lived in Montreal, Golden, Victoria, Auckland, Vancouver and now West Kelowna. She enjoys meeting different people and really enjoys educating patients and getting them interested in their oral health. She strives to help even the most anxious patients to relax during their dental treatment.
Her personal interests are her son, her cat, her husband (in no particular order), woodworking, baking, and gym classes.
Sara has been a dental hygienist since 2007. Originally from Ontario, she has spent most of her career practicing both as a restorative dental hygienist and dental hygiene educator before moving to BC and joining the team at Carrington Dental Centre in 2021.
Having also lived internationally, she is both trilingual and multicultural. Sara has always had a passion for the dental profession from a very young age. She enjoys the many phases of dental care and always works collaboratively with the team and patients to improve and achieve a healthy smile. Her passion for the profession continues as she currently works towards her MEd.
During her spare time, Sara is seen spending time with her family, playing tennis and enjoying the many beautiful surroundings within the Okanagan region.
Jennie is the friendly face helping during your hygiene appointment. She is kept busy disinfecting and setting up rooms before and after you enter your appointments.
She is a Medical Device Reprocessing Technician who sterilizes our instruments to hospital standards. Jennie received her education at Okanagan Collage. She has been with Carrington Dental since 2017. She is also proud to be part of the oral surgical team working hard to provide a safe and caring environment for patients.
Jennie was born and raised in Peachland and spends most of her time enjoying the beauty of the Okanagan. From snowshoeing in the winter to quadding, camping and paddle boarding in the summer.
Taisia is a Kelowna local who knew her passion for dentistry from an early age.
After becoming a Certified Dental Assistant and practicing for several years, she decided to continue her education at Vancouver Island University in pursuit of a Dental Hygiene Diploma.
Showing her expertise on a daily basis, Taisia is here to provide you with a comfortable and tailored hygiene appointment that will enhance your health and smile at every visit!
My name is Anna Couch and I am a Registered Dental Hygienist at Carrington Dental Centre.
Having many years clinical experience including pedodontics and periodontics, I am dedicated to helping all family members achieve their best oral health. I enjoy connecting with people and helping them feel comfortable in the office.
I recently moved from rural Ontario to West Kelowna to be closer to my family. Outside of work, my passions include travelling, camping and hiking. I look forward to exploring the beauty and lifestyle the Okanagan Valley has to offer.
Elysha joined Carrington Dental in March 2021. She was born and raised in Prince George, BC. She began her post-secondary studies at the College of New Caledonia in Prince George before setting off to Ontario to complete her diploma in dental hygiene at Toronto College of Dental Hygiene Auxiliaries.
Elysha graduated with high honors in February 2020. Elysha started her career in Vernon and then decided to make West Kelowna her home. Elysha has always been passionate about the dental field. Her bubbly and empathetic personality make every visit with her very enjoyable.
She is the perfect addition to our team. In her free time, she loves hanging out with family and friends, hiking and baking with her grandma.
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Laurel grew up in the Okanagan and began her dental career as a Certified Dental Assistant in 2008. She then went on to graduate with her diploma in Dental Hygiene in 2010 and has been practicing ever since. Laurel is very happy to be part of Dr. Powell's high energy team and looks forward to seeing you for your dental hygiene visit!
Outside of work Laurel competes in the sport of Olympic Weightlifting and enjoys every moment in the beautiful Okanagan sunshine!
Meaghan grew up in Winnipeg and moved to Kelowna when she was 16. She went to Immaculata Regional High School. She earned her Bachelors of Science in Nursing (RN) from the University of Calgary with Honours (Above 3.5 GPA).
Meaghan has worked at the Alberta Children’s Hospital in the Operating Room and in adult community care. She has also worked with special needs children in private, specialized home care.
Healthcare and specifically surgery, has always been her interest. Meaghan works with our Oral and Maxillofacial Surgical team and takes care of our patients requiring surgery and sedation. Her favourite part of working at Carrington Dental is meeting the patients, helping during their surgery and working with the entire team to improve patient’s health.
In her spare time, Meaghan likes to read and camp with her dogs, Jasper and Ripley. She enjoys spending time with her partner, Shane. As well, she enjoys travelling. Places on her wish list to see include Thailand, Scotland and Japan.”
Mel strives to provide each patient with a positive dental experience every time they walk through our door.
She enjoys communicating with our patients with a goal of providing great patient-centred care.
In her spare time she enjoys spending time with friends and family.
Stacey was born and raised in the beautiful Okanagan. She has loved living in West Kelowna for the past 16 years.
She received her dental education from Vancouver Community College and enjoys all aspects of dentistry. She has experience on the clinical side of dentistry, assisting with restorative dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, crown and bridge, root canals and taking radiographs.
She has also worked on the administrative side by coordinating treatment plans, scheduling appointments, and working with insurance companies providing patient estimates and financial details. Stacey enjoys helping patients understand all of their dental care options, answering questions and helping them with all aspects of their dental care.
In her personal time, Stacey enjoys spending time with her son and friends. She enjoys all the activities the Okanagan has to offer throughout all the beautiful seasons.
It is with enthusiasm that I can say I love being part of the Carrington Dental team.
I have been a certified dental assistant for 35 years. Treatment planning is my passion and helping patients understand their options. I grew up in Peachland and attended Okanagan College for my training.
My family and fitness training are my other passions. I am blessed to enjoy the Okanagan lifestyle. I always look forward to seeing our patients wonderful smiles.
Chris was born in Cape Town, South Africa. He met his wife in the UK and has been living in Canada for 13 years. Chris and his family feel very fortunate to be living life in the Okanagan.
He took his CDA training in Ottawa ON, graduating in 2011. Chris enjoys all aspects of dentistry.
He thoroughly enjoys assisting in surgical related procedures including life-changing aesthetic cases. Helping patients feel at ease and as comfortable as possible gives him great job satisfaction.
Chris enjoys serving patients and looks forward to meeting you.”
Robyn grew up in the beautiful Okanagan. She attended the Certified Dental Assistant Program at Okanagan College, and also received her Orthodontic Assistant Certification. She has been a Certified Dental Assistant for 17 years. Robyn enjoys all aspects of dentistry, and strives to make patients feel welcome and comfortable. She loves improving patient's health and confidence, and working with a great team at Carrington Dental Centre.
Robyn has a love for fitness and nutrition and decided to pursue her passion. She received her Certifications in Personal Training, Group Fitness, and Sports Nutrition. She previously owned her own Fitness and Nutrition business. Robyn also has a black belt in Tae Kwon Do..
In her free time she loves spending time with her daughter, step-sons, boyfriend, parents, friends and poodle. You will find Robyn usually at the gym, cooking up a storm in the kitchen, hiking, paddle boarding, or playing outside with her family.
Jolene is a certified dental assistant and she has called the Okanagan home for 15 years.
She enjoys all aspects of dentistry but has a passion for crowns and surgery. She graduated in 2001 and loves getting to know her patients and helping them obtain their best oral health.
She lives in West Kelowna with her husband and 2 young children. She enjoys camping with her family, fishing, spending time with friends, and sampling local Okanagan wine! She is happy to be a part of the Carrington Dental team and looks forward to meeting you!
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Mckenna grew up in Saskatoon, SK before moving to Kelowna in 2017. Here she completed 3 years of undergrad in science at Okanagan College before obtaining her certification in Dental Assisting in 2021.
Mckenna enjoys all aspects of dentistry, but especially enjoys cosmetics and extractions. She strives to make all her patients feel comfortable and at ease for their appointments.
In her spare time, Mckenna likes to snowboard, hangout with friends and family as well as travelling
Originally from the Fraser Valley, D-Ann attended University College of the Fraser Valley and has been a registered dental assistant since January 1997. She completed her orthodontic module and worked as an orthodontic assistant for 6 years before going into Oral Surgery.
She has obtained her Dental Anesthesia Assistant National Certification. Oral Surgery is her passion and she is excited to be part of a great group of individuals working together to accomplish the goal of providing a safe and caring environment for patients with surgical needs. D-Ann aims to calm anxiety and put each of our patients at ease before, during and after surgery.
D-Ann enjoys spending quality time with her husband and three dogs. She also loves fishing, boating and travelling to new places.”
Jacky was born in England, but raised in Richmond, BC. She had been in the dental field as a patient coordinator for over 30 years. She prides herself on being able to help patients with all of the dental administrative needs to help them achieve good dental health.
Jacky and her husband moved to West Kelowna from Steveston (Richmond) in 2016. When not at the office, Jacky enjoys travelling, gardening, reading and all of the activities the beautiful Okanagan has to offer.
Colleen is a BC girl who grew up in the Lower Mainland and relocated to West Kelowna in 2000. Her career in the dental industry started right after she graduated high school.
Colleen has enjoyed working as a dental receptionist as well as a chairside dental assistant over the years. She loves to learn and grow as a person and is always up for new challenges. Colleen joined Dr. Powell's office in 2007 and was a huge help through the transition of starting up our new location.
Colleen is very happy to be a part of Dr. Powell's team and looks forward to providing care and excellent service to all patients.
Jolene's goal is to greet every patient with a smile when they walk up to our front desk. She has been in dentistry since 2011. Starting at a clinic in Calgary, AB. Jolene was a Sterilization Technician after graduating from SAIT with a Medical Device Reprocessing Technician Certificate.
Jolene became a part of our team in 2015. Starting as our Sterilization Technician, Jolene was eager to learn more about dentistry and expanded into our Hygiene team where she assisted our hygienists. She then wanted to be more directly involved with our patients, so expanded into our Administration team.
Now Jolene's focus is on helping to provide each patient with the highest quality of dental care. Jolene enjoys learning new skills and helping our patients any way she can
Monique's main role is as your patient coordinator. Her focus is on booking your appointments based on your oral health needs. Her goal is to help you find convenient times to see your friendly dentist or dental hygienist. Monique and her family emigrated from the Netherlands 11 years ago to make the beautiful Okanagan their home.
After being in the banking industry for more than 20 years she decided to do something totally different and took the Dental Administration Course at Okanagan College. In 2017 Monique joined our team at Carrington Dental and she loves working at the front desk and providing excellent service to our great patients.
In her spare time Monique enjoys traveling, snowboarding, hiking, fishing and spending time with her family in the great outdoors.
Tyler was born in Prince George, BC. She took a Dental Office Administration course in 2019 at the College of New Caledonia in Prince George.
Helping people schedule their dental visits, understand their insurance and leave happy and satisfied after every visit is why she loves her job. Tyler is detail oriented and good with her hands, since she is also a lash technician and plans to become a certified dental assistant in the future.
She is happy she moved to Kelowna in March 2021 and enjoys going to the beach, finding new shops around town, surfing and visiting with friends and family.
Olga moved to the Okanagan in 2020 and now calls Peachland home. Her love for working with people and building relationships has led to her career as Carrington Dental's Hygiene Coordinator.
Many years in customer service and as a dynamo office manager in Vancouver are just some of the experience she brings to the practice.
Fun fact! She loves her teeth and the many procedures she has gone through to get her smile to what it is today. Her love for dentistry and the appreciation of what a good dentist & team can do for a patient are an inspiration to her!
Treat yourself to a healthy smile at Carrington Dental Centre!