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The Carrington Dental Centre Team

Our team of dental professionals will guide you through your next appointment here at Carrington Dental Centre.

The Carrington Dental Team | West Kelowna Dentist

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Sharmaine, Dental Hygienist & Manager, Carrington Dental Centre, West Kelowna

Sharmaine, Clinical Director

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, Hygienist, Carrington Dental Center, West Kelowna

Emma, Registered Dental Hygienist

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.

Registered Nurse

Meaghan, Registered Nurse, Carrington Dental Center, West Kelowna

Meaghan, Registered Nurse

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, CDA at Carrington Dental Centre, West KelownaMel, Certified Dental Assistant

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, CDA at Carrington Dental Centre, West KelownaStacey, Certified Dental Assistant

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.

Christopher, CDA at Carrington Dental Centre, West KelownaChristopher, Certified Dental Assistant

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.”

D-Ann, CDA at Carrington Dental Centre, West KelownaD-Ann, Certified Dental Assistant

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.”


Colleen, Patient Coordinator, Carrington Dental Center, West Kelowna BCColleen, Patient Coordinator

Colleen is a BC girl who grew up in the Lower Mainland and relocated to Westbank 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.

Jacky, Patient Coordinator, Carrington Dental Center, West Kelowna BCJacky, Patient Coordinator

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Jolene, Patient Coordinator, Carrington Dental Center, West Kelowna BCJolene, Patient Coordinator

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

Jennie, Sterilization Processor, Carrington Dental Center, West Kelowna BCJennie, Sterilization Coordinator

Jennie sterilizes our instruments to hospital standards and is a Medical Device Reprocessing Technician. She received her education at Okanagan College then worked at Kelowna General Hospital. She has been with Carrington Dental since 2017.

She 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. Jennie has lived in Peachland her entire life.

Living in the beautiful Okanagan Valley she enjoys getting outdoors to quad, kayak, snowshoe, and camp. Jennie enjoys working with the friendly staff and is proud to be part of the Carrington Dental team.”

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