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For a  wide range of dental services for your whole family, you can rely on the dentists at Carrington Dental in West Kelowna.

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Dr. Gary Powell, Carrington Dental Centre, West Kelowna

Dr. Gary Powell, Principal Dentist, BSc, DMD 

Dr. Gary Powell grew up in Winnipeg, Manitoba. His education began with a baseball scholarship to the United States for three years. He returned to the University of Manitoba where he completed a Bachelor of Science in 1992 and then his Doctor of Dental Medicine, DMD, in 1996. He opened Carrington Dental Centre in West Kelowna in 1998 (formerly Dr. Gary Powell & Associates) He loves helping people of all ages to improve their oral health and see them smile.

He loves the hands-on aspect of dentistry and helping people feel good about their teeth. Learning about advances in dental care and using new technology keeps dentistry fun and exciting. He has been using Itero digital scanning for digital impressions and implemented a CBCT scanner (Cone Beam Computed Tomography) which takes 3-dimensional scans of the teeth. This technology helps to improve diagnosis and treatment accuracy.

Gary truly listens to patients' concerns and takes the time to answer all questions. He tailors the treatment plans based on the patients’ needs and gives them options. Whether a patient just wants to get rid of pain and infection or if they want to completely rebuild their smile, he is happy to help them achieve what they desire. He understands dentistry is an investment of time and money and he wants people to be happy with their investment. Good health is always a good investment.

He enjoys working with other dentists and is proud of the team at Carrington Dental and how well they work together to care for their patients. Gary has a special interest in treatments such as sleep apnea and snoring caused by dental disorders, Invisalign® orthodontics, cosmetic dentistry and Botox (cosmetic and for pain management of TMD and migraines) and oral surgery and implants. His future goals are to learn more about smile design and periodontics. There is always more to learn which keeps dentistry interesting and exciting.

Gary is part of an international Invisalign® study club and is a *Preferred Provider of Invisalign®.

Gary values the trust and patient relations he has built over the years. He loves living in West Kelowna and working in his dream dental office. Along with his wife, Gary has raised two kids, who have graduated from Mount Boucherie secondary and are off at University. He loves exploring the valley by hiking and fishing on the beautiful lakes. He enjoys travelling to attend dental courses, exercising, cooking, playing or watching sports and spending time with friends and family


Dr. Geoff Cutler, Carrington Dental Centre, West Kelowna

Dr. Geoff Cutler, Dentist, BScH, MSc, DDs

Dr. Geoff Cutler is from St. John’s Newfoundland where he practiced at Mount Pearl Dental & Elliot Dental Studio.

He graduated with honours from University of Toronto in 2017, with his Doctor’s of Dental Surgery and has been enjoying dentistry since then. He enjoys crown and bridge, digital dentistry, aesthetics, and all areas of family dentistry.  He has also attained additional certification in nitrous oxide sedation and Invisalign.

In his free time, Dr. Geoff Cutler enjoys fitness, cooking and baking, outdoor life, travelling, architecture, and photography.

Dr. Geoff Cutler is passionate about delivering quality patient care.


Dr. Darren Dahlman, Carrington Dental Centre, West Kelowna

Dr. Darren Dahlman, DMD, FRCD (C)

Dr. Dahlman obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Pharmacology and Therapeutics in 1986, followed by a Masters Degree in Pharmacology. He obtained his Doctor of Medicine at the University of British Columbia (UBC) in 1992 and completed a hospital residency at UCLA Medical Centre in 1993. Dr. Dahlman also completed his 4-year Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery residency training at Highland Hospital (now University of the Pacific) in Oakland, California in 1997.  

Dr. Dahlman is a board certified specialist in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery with a Fellowship from the Royal College of Dentists of Canada. Dr. Dahlman is fully certified in BLS/CPR, advanced cardiac life support (ACLS), and pediatric advanced life support (PALS). He has been on staff at several hospitals performing major facial reconstructive surgery, as well as elective orthognathic, cosmetic and dentoalveolar surgery. He continues to provide hospital services at select sites. 

Dr. Dahlman is a faculty member at UBC’s dental program, teaching surgery to the undergraduate students, and intravenous sedation and surgery to the graduate level periodontic residents. He has been teaching part-time at UBC since 1998.

Dr. Dahlman provides full scope oral & maxillofacial surgery services including dental implants, dentoalveolar surgery (including wisdom teeth removal), hard (bone) and soft tissue grafting, orthognathic surgery, orthodontic surgery, pathology/cancer surgery, and management of TMJ disorders. He continues to provide mild, moderate, and deep sedation services. Surgery requiring general anesthesia are accommodated at a private facility or in hospital.


Dr. Dhaliwal, Carrington Dental Centre, West Kelowna

Dr. Kal Dhaliwal, BSc, DMD Dentist

I was born and raised in Surrey, BC but eventually moved to Edmonton before going into dentistry. After graduating Dentistry from Boston University in 2015, I moved back to Edmonton and had been practicing as a dentist for 6 years before moving to the Okanagan.

I pride myself in helping patients feel more comfortable while helping them with their dental health, whether it is getting them out of pain, or making them feel more confident in their smile. I enjoy all aspects of dentistry and I am excited to be part of the team at Carrington Dental Center. I look forward to seeing new patients and taking excellent care of our current patients.

I am so excited to be back in BC, in the beautiful Okanagan with my girlfriend and two dogs.

In my free time, I enjoy playing basketball and soccer and going to the gym. I enjoy travelling and spending time with my family and friends. Now that I live in Kelowna, I plan to do a lot more swimming, hiking and golfing.


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