The Carrington Dental Centre Team


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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 wondered, “How can we provide the best possible dental care, use the best available technology and keep attending dental education courses, while still taking excellent care of our patients?”. We are happy to say we have achieved this goal by bringing 6 excellent dentists and many dental professionals together to work in the best interests of the patients and to work as a team.

We try to offer all dental services under one roof and always have dentists on call for emergencies. We have a team that work together to mentor and inspire each other, share ideas and continually learn. We see patients of all ages and provide basic to advanced care. We give treatment options and let you decide whether you just want to get out of pain or if you want 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 the clinic is operating at the highest level while keeping up with the science and technology of dentistry, oral health, and overall health.

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.


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

Ana, Practice Manager

Ana is an international leader with 15 years of experience. She obtained her Bachelors of Business Administration in 2005 from Okanagan University College, and has since been involved with companies such as Lululemon Athletica and Bed Bath and Beyond.

She has had the opportunity to work both in Canada and the US, and is very familiar with business practices in both counties. Business is not the only thing that excites Ana, she also loves heath care. She pursued nursing until Business Management sparked her interest. Her opportunities in management took her to the US, which also resulted in her obtaining a Holistic Nutritional Certificate through the College of Exercise Professionals.

Ana enjoys helping people, managing numbers, and health care in general.

She grew up in the Kootenay’s and enjoys volleyball, baseball, golf, wake boarding and hiking. She’s an active team player on an all women’s Orthodox Softball team. In her spare time, Ana is a devoted mum to her young son Nate.


Hygienists

Elaine, Hygienist, Carrington Dental Center, West Kelowna

Elaine, Registered Dental Hygienist

Elaine is a caring and enthusiastic dental hygienist who strives to make every dental visit a positive one. She enjoys meeting diverse groups of people and teaching each patient how they can achieve their optimal health.

Elaine moved to BC from England in 2006. She has a vast array of knowledge and experience relating to dentistry and overall health. She has worked as a dental hygienist, a dental therapist and has unique skills from working in a surgical maxillofacial unit at a hospital in the UK.

She maintains membership in the Canadian Dental Hygiene Association and the College of Dental Hygienists of British Columbia and is an active member of the Okanagan Periodontal Study Club mentored by Dr. Stephen Faigan, a local periodontist.

In her free time she enjoys skiing, golfing, bike riding and oil painting.


Angelina, Hygienist, Carrington Dental Center, West Kelowna

Angelina, Registered Dental Hygienist

Angelina is a warm and genuine person who cares about her patients and their oral health.

She is great at listening to the patients concerns, performing thorough hygiene treatment and explaining things in a way patients can understand.

She moved from Kitimat to our area in 2010 and is settling in nicely. She has joined the Okanagan Periodontal Study Club and looks forward to learning new advances in the treatment of gum disease and early detection of oral cancer.

She enjoys her career as a dental hygienist because she likes to see changes from disease to health. She likes helping patients maintain their oral health with her skills and knowledge. She has fun working with her team to give our patients care. She has been with this office since 2010 and she is happy to be here.


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 has a knack for relaxing an anxious patient.

Her personal interests are her son, her cat, her husband (in no particular order), woodworking, baking, and gym classes


Anita, Hygienist, Carrington Dental Center, West Kelowna

Anita, Registered Dental Hygienist

Anita is a passionate and caring dental hygienist who takes pride in educating patients in all areas of their care. She ensures patient comfort and understanding of proper oral health care to promote systemic health.

She moved to the Okanagan in 2006 from Toronto. Anita began her career in dentistry in 1996 as a certified dental assistant. The ever-changing advancements in technology inspired her to take the next step into dental hygiene in 2000.

She finds growth and empowerment in staying current with ongoing continuing education so that she can care for patients using the latest techniques and treatment. She maintains membership in the Canadian Dental Hygiene Association and the British Columbia Dental Hygiene Association. She is also been a member of the Okanagan Periodontal Study Club.

Outside of dental hygiene she loves spending time with her family, yoga and traveling


Nikki, Hygienist, Carrington Dental Center, West Kelowna

Nikki, Registered Dental Hygienist

Nikki is a caring, gentle dental hygienist who strives to make every visit to Carrington Dental a positive and enjoyable one. She loves to meet new clients, helping them feel at ease while providing thorough dental hygiene care using the most up to date technology and evidence-based therapies.

Nikki graduated from Vancouver Community College in 1996 with her Diploma in Dental Hygiene, where she was awarded three provincial and national scholarships for clinical excellence and community service. Nikki also received national recognition for her work with a Vietnamese refugee population at Pillar Point Refugee Camp in Hong Kong. She has also had a research article on Mouth Breathing published in The Probe, an accredited national dental hygiene circulation.

Nikki moved to the Okanagan in 2002 to raise her three girls with her husband. In her 23 years of dental hygiene practice, Nikki has worked in clinical private practice, as well as sitting as a committee member and chair of the College of Dental Hygienists of BC, Quality Assurance Committee for 5 years. She maintains membership in the Canadian Dental Hygienists Association, as well as the BC Dental Hygienists Association.

She continues to pursue innovation and excellence in her practice, while constantly striving to make every client feel comfortable and at ease.

In her spare time, Nikki loves spending time with her husband and three teenage daughters. She loves a great workout, enjoys baking (preferably something chocolate), soaking up the Okanagan sun, and skiing at Big White.


Alyssa, Hygienist, Carrington Dental Center, West Kelowna

Alyssa, Registered Dental Hygienist

Alyssa is a caring and genuine Dental Hygienist who prides herself on making every dental visit a positive experience. She enjoys meeting and helping every patient achieve their oral health goals.

She was born and raised in Kelowna, moved to Nanaimo in 2015 to attend Vancouver Island University where she completed her Dental Hygiene diploma and graduated in 2017. She maintains membership in the Canadian Dental Hygiene Association and the College of Dental Hygienists of British Columbia.

In her free time, she enjoys hiking the beautiful Okanagan with her pup Cooper.”


Victoria, Hygienist, Carrington Dental Center, West Kelowna

Victoria, Registered Dental Hygienist

We were excited to have Victoria join our team as a registered dental hygienist in 2019. Originally from Calgary, Victoria moved to the coast and became a 2017 graduate of Dental Hygiene at Vancouver Island University.

As a dental hygienist, Victoria provides comprehensive patient care to help achieve good oral health which is part of overall health. Victoria takes x-rays and gathers information to help the dentists diagnose oral health needs.

With patient education being the very foundation for great oral health, Victoria works to build a relationship with each patient. During her time with patients, she will help share valuable tips to help improve or maintain oral health. In addition to patient counseling, Victoria helps your appointments run smoothly by being gentle, thorough and caring.

In her spare time, Victoria loves spending time with friends, hiking, going to the gym and taking yoga 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. She is continually updating her knowledge with continued education and nursing techniques.

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. She is a very energetic, caring and skilled member of our team. 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.”


Dental Assistants

Dixie, RDH, Carrington Dental Centre, West Kelowna

Dixie, Certified Dental Assistant

Dixie was born and raised in beautiful Kelowna, BC. She enjoyed raising her three children here as well. They are all grown and living their lives to the fullest.

She took her CDA training at OUC 30 years ago. She has worked for a periodontist and in a large group practice gaining a vast amount of knowledge from those she worked with.

For the last few years she has been working with the dental hygienists as a hygiene assistant. Her heart is working in this area after working with a periodontist in the treatment of gum disease and patient education.

She was president of the Kelowna Dental Assistants Society for many years. She has worked at OUC as an examiner for clinical exams in the Dental Assisting department. Her positive attitude and genuine care for patients makes us fortunate to have her in the practice since 2008. In her spare time, along with her husband, she enjoys skiing, boating, motorcycle riding and many other sports.


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

Mel has experience from children's dentistry to implants, root canals and surgery.

She is a good communicator and patient-centred care is her priority.

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 extensive 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. She enjoys helping patients understand all of their 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 joined Carrington Dental with years of general dentistry and periodontal experience.

He thoroughly enjoys surgical related procedures including life-changing aesthetic cases. Making patients feel at ease and as comfortable as possible gives him great job satisfaction.

Chris enjoys serving patients and looks forward to meeting you.”


Kristie, CDA at Carrington Dental Centre, West KelownaKristie, Certified Dental Assistant

Kristie graduated from the Registered Dental Assistant, Level 2 program at SAIT in 2004. She chose to become a dental assistant because it offers the opportunity to continually learn and grow, as the dental profession is ever advancing.

Dental assisting is exciting because it has a wide variety of duties and responsibilities. Patient care, patient education, and patient comfort are always at the forefront. It is very rewarding for her knowing that she can help patients improve their oral health and also their self-confidence. A smile is a beautiful thing!

When she is not at work, Kristie enjoys spending time with her husband and two children. Camping, hiking, bike riding and beach days are always on the agenda, as well as chauffeuring her kids around to their many activities.


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 enjoys putting 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 traveling to new places.”


Administration

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.


Darcy, Treatment Coordinator, Carrington Dental Center, West Kelowna BCDarcy, Treatment Coordinator

Darcy is a dynamic, caring and genuine patient educator and treatment coordinator. She has in-depth knowledge of dentistry and loves to share her wisdom through excellent communication and presentation skills. She loves helping patients to understand their treatment plans and make decisions based on their options. She helps work with your insurance plan, sets up payment plans and books convenient appointment times with our amazing dentists and team to achieve ideal results.

Darcy has a vast amount of dental experience: Certified Dental Assistant, Surgical Periodontal Dental Assistant, Dental Instructor at Okanagan College, Certified Dental Assistant Program, Provisional Prosthodontic Dental Instructor, Clinical Coordinator at Alberta Children’s Hospital, Tom Baker Cancer Centre and Foothill’s Hospital Oral Medicine and Surgery, Botox Cosmetic and Therapeutic Level 2

We are very lucky to have Darcy at Carrington Dental. She is an excellent resource for our patients and our team.

In her spare time, she enjoys cooking, creative writing, cartoon artistry, and golf


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 will greet you with a smile at the 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.

Her attention to detail and being a natural perfectionist helps make patient care of the highest quality. Jolene enjoys learning new skills and helping our patients any way she can


Monique, Hygiene Coordinator, Carrington Dental Center, West Kelowna BCMonique, Hygiene Coordinator

Monique’s main role is as your hygiene coordinator. Her focus is on booking your appointments for check-ups, radiographs and hygiene treatment at intervals based on your oral health needs. Her goal is to help you find convenient times to see your friendly dental hygienists.

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 as Hygiene Coordinator 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.


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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