For full service dentistry for your whole family, you can trust the friendly, professional dentists at Carrington Dental in West Kelowna.
Gary Powell has been practicing dentistry since 1996. He enjoys helping people of all ages to improve their dental health and their smiles.
With many advances in science and technology, it is an exciting time to be a dentist. Gary provides excellent care in all areas of dentistry, using available dental technology.
He is a strong believer in giving back to the community and being part of the dental community. He sponsors many youth sports and organizations that help support West Kelowna.
Gary grew up in Winnipeg, Manitoba. His education began on a baseball scholarship to the United States where he played baseball while attending university for three years.
He returned to the University of Manitoba where he completed his Bachelor of Science in June 1992, and then his Doctor of Dental Medicine in 1996.
He met his wife, Sharmaine, who was taking dental hygiene in the Faculty of Dentistry at the University of Manitoba. They both graduated in 1996. He began his dental career in Calgary, AB, at a busy family practice.
After a vacation in the Okanagan, he and his wife decided to move to Westbank and start a dental practice and a family in September 1998. They were able to build their “dream” dental office in 2007, and hope to have many happy and successful years practicing at that location.
Dr. Powell values the trust and relationships he has built in Westbank over the years. In his spare time, he loves fishing, boating, reading, skiing and spending time with his family.
Chelsea is originally from Ontario, where she attended Queen's & Western University. She knew early on that she wanted to be a dentist. When it came time for dental school, she sought an innovative and technologically progressive institution, which led her to Florida. She also lived and practiced in Colorado and Vancouver before settling in Kelowna.
Dr. Mansfield's interests include sleep disordered breathing, such as snoring and sleep apnea, and she hopes to educate and support more patients with this potentially serious medical condition. As an Invisalign® provider and lover of cosmetic dentistry, she enjoys helping patients achieve their desired smile. She also administers BOTOX® to patients seeking relief from headaches and TMD, and those wishing to rejuvenate their look. Dr. Mansfield continuously evolves with the latest and greatest in dentistry, making every appointment and procedure the best possible for her patients.
In her spare time, Chelsea enjoys playing a variety of sports and being outside as much as possible. In the Okanagan, you will hopefully find her on the lake or at a winery. When she can get away, she loves to travel internationally. She is also very passionate about donating blood and encourages everyone to do the same.
Dr. Kris Kalhs was born in Drumheller, Alberta. He attended the University of Alberta, where he graduated with a DDS degree in 1977.
After graduation from dentistry, Dr. Kalhs spent a year in Edmonton at the U of A hospital internship program, where his primary focus was on surgery.
Dr. Kalhs practiced general dentistry in Medicine Hat, Alberta for ten years, and has since owned KARO Dental Care, with a partner, in Spruce Grove, Alberta.
Dr. Kalhs has been working in our West Kelowna office since 2010. His focus is on dental surgeries such as: wisdom teeth extractions, implants and implant supported dentures. He is certified by the College of Dental Surgeons of BC to provide IV sedation.
He enjoys providing care in a client focused, friendly, and comfortable environment.
Dr. Karl received his Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Manitoba in 1993 and went on to earn his D.M.D. (Doctor of Medical Dentistry) from the University of Manitoba's Faculty of Dentistry in 1997.
After 10 years of building a successful practice in Calgary, Alberta, Dr. Karl, his wife and two children decided to move to the beautiful Okanagan Valley in 2007.
Dr. Karl enjoys all aspects of dentistry and seeing patients of all ages. He especially enjoys performing roots canals, full mouth reconstruction, and neuromuscular dentistry, using his training from LVI Global – A post graduate dental learning institution.
He has a gentle and precise approach to his practice of dentistry. He makes it a priority to keep his dental knowledge current by attending continuing education courses, study clubs and conventions. For Dr. Karl, ongoing education is just as much a part of his practice as any of the treatments he recommends.
Dr. Karl enjoys the patients he has seen for many years as well as meeting new patients. In his spare time he enjoys photography, martial arts, golf and spending time with family and friends.
Treat yourself to a healthy smile at Carrington Dental Centre!