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Meet The Team

At the core of our dental practice is a friendly team of professionals that are dedicated to your utmost comfort and optimal oral health. We view each patient as a unique individual, and tailor each treatment to your specific needs. As part of our commitment to providing close, personalized attention to every patient, we want to encourage patient communication. Please know that we are here to provide outstanding patient care, and that we value the trust you have placed in us.

Jenn

Office Manager & Registered Dental Hygienist

Jenn is from the small town of Prince Rupert. She attended Camosun College, Malaspina College and Vancouver Community College.

Jenn has been working in her field for over 16 years. She started as an office assistant in high school then became a CDA and hygienist and recently took on the role as the office manager here at Lantzville Dental. She strives to give the most comprehensive thorough care to her patients to help facilitate their overall health. She loves meeting people, and the challenge of difficult dental cases. One of her favourite parts of the job is esthetic dentistry and seeing people improve their oral health from the beginning to the end results.

When not at work, Jenn loves anything to do with the sunshine and outside – camping, canoeing, biking, gardening and spending time with family and friends. Her biggest accomplishments include finishing school and working in a field that she’s always wanted to, getting married to her high school sweetheart and buying a house.

Jenn also loves her community and enjoys volunteering and helping out where she can. She's donates monthly to UNICEF, yearly to the BC Children's Hospital, donates blood and helps with gift wrapping in the malls during the holidays.

Fun Fact about Jenn. She’s half Mexican and can almost speak 3 languages. She was also a competitive dancer, and is very good at renovations/handy work.


Trevor

Registered Dental Hygienist

Trevor was born in Edmonton, Alberta and grew up in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan. He then went on to attend S.I.A.S.T. – Saskatchewan Institute of Applied Science and Technology in Regina.

He’s been working as a dental hygienist for over 28 years. He loves getting to know our patients and watching them grow in their dental health. He plans on continuing to learn and expand his knowledge in the dental field.

When not at work, Trevor’s favourite thing to do is spending time with his wife and 3 children, doing puzzles and playing board games. He also enjoys going to the gym, camping, traveling and volunteering. He’s been the Chair of the Upper Island Musical Festival Dance Gala for two years, a canvasser for the Heart and Stroke Foundation for 8 years and has been a part of the Rutherford P.A.C for 10 years.

Fun Fact about Trevor. He was the first male Dental Hygienist to graduate from S.I.A.S.T in Saskatchewan. He’s also very good at painting, cooking, DIY projects and being the best dance dad in town.


Marjolaine

Registered Dental Hygienist

Marjolaine is originally from Grande Prairie, Alberta and went to Vancouver College of Dental Hygiene where she’s been working in her field for over 11 years.

Marjolaine is great at educating our patients in an effort to maintain a healthy periodontium. She is known for her gentle touch and loves making a difference in her clients self esteem. She’s even volunteered with Health Outreach in Guatemala providing dental care to children.

Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her family, hiking and camping. She likes to build strong relationships and focusing on her health.

Fun Fact about Marjolaine. She’s fluent in French and is surprisingly good at twisting her tongue to both sides.


Katie

Registered Dental Hygienist

Katie grew up in Campbell River, Gold River and Tahsis. She attended VIU and completed her Bachelor of Arts degree in Physical Education and History. She then went on to attend Camosun College where she received her Dental Hygiene Diploma.

During Katie’s time at Camosun College she had the opportunity to travel to a small community in Mexico offering dental hygiene services to locals. She was also selected to participate in a dental hygiene exchange in Sendai, Japan.

At work, Katie loves getting to know our patients and making them feel comfortable. She loves helping people achieve optimum periodontal health no matter the age of the patient – she’d scale calculus even if she didn’t get paid to do it! Community is very important to Katie and down the road, she would like to improve access to dental care for local people. 

When not working, Katie enjoys spending time with her husband and kids (Ben and Heidi), biking, hiking with her pooch Teio, camping, drinking coffee, fishing, exploring the island and eating peanut butter from the jar. She’s very passionate about the outdoors and staying active both as a family and individually. One day she WILL complete an Ironman … one day.

Fun Fact about Katie. When she was in grade 4 she completed The Great Walk (63km) and was awarded the Youngest Walker. She’s also surprisingly good at playing crib. 


Shannon

Registered Dental Hygienist

Shannon was born and raised in beautiful Lantzville. She attended Vancouver Island University and received her Dental Hygiene diploma in 2012.

She loves getting to know her patients and working with them to better their oral health. She attends many continuing education courses and loves sharing her knowledge on oral hygiene conditions, health and individualized dental home care. In the next few years she hopes to volunteer on a global dental health mission to a country in need.

When not at work, Shannon's passions are cooking, fishing on her boat and hiking with her partner Kyle and their fur-child Finley. 

Fun Fact about Shannon: She has been a patient at Lantzville Dental Clinic since she was 5 years old!

                                                                         


Ashley

Registered Dental Hygienist

Ashley is a born and bred island girl from Qualicum Bay and Bowser.

She first attended Vancouver Island University for her Certified Dental assistant diploma and practiced for 5 years then decided to further her education by achieving a Dental Hygiene diploma from the Canadian Academy of Dental Hygiene in Toronto in 2012.

She prides herself on having a gentle touch and an empathetic nature. She loves to educate her patients on periodontal issues or conditions and also how it relates to overall body health, and is inspired by making a difference in their lives.

She is a mother to 2 young boys who light up her life and keep her running which also happens to be her fitness passion. She frequently does island trail runs and one of her goals is to participate in an ultramarathon one day!  Her other interests, when not in the office, include interior design, photography and baking incredible cinnamon buns!

Fun fact about Ashley. ​She loves peanut butter, funny movies and conquering the trails up Mount Benson!


Nicole

Registered Dental Hygienist

Nicole is originally from Cranbrook, B.C. but moved to Nanaimo for her dental hygiene program and loved it so much here she never left! You may have seen her at Lantzville Dental Clinic previously working as an office assistant and then a student of hygiene, but now she is qualified as a member of our hygienists team. She still wants to further her education in the future. She takes pride in adding a personal and genuine touch to her patients dental experience, bringing a positive energy and also loves connecting through conversation and stories.

When she is not at the office she enjoys family and friends time, kayaking, cross country skiing, gym workouts and hot yoga! 

Her future aspirations are to volunteer on a dental outreach trip and share her knowledge through community events.

Fun fact about Nicole.  She played piano for 13 years and gets the hiccups everyday.


Selina

Certified Dental Assistant

Selina is an Island girl from Lake Cowichan. She attended school in Lake Cowichan, Prince George and Nanaimo at VIU (formerly Malaspina).

Selina really enjoys getting to know our patients and their families. She's been working in her field for 13 years and always wants to make sure her patients are comfortable while providing a great experience and excellent service. 

When not at work, Selina enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She also enjoys camping and paddleboarding. She would really love to travel the world one day and hopefully hike the West Coast Trail with her husband. 

Fun Fact about Selina. If she wasn't a dental assistant she'd go into interior design and decorating. She's also surprisingly good at throwing a football. 


Amanda

Certified Dental Assistant/Reception

Amanda was born and raised in Nanaimo where she attended VIU and graduated from the Certified Dental Assistant course. She’s been working as a CDA for 8 years – all here at Lantzville Dental!

Amanda loves to help and care for each patient during their dental treatment. She enjoys being a part of great transformations both physically and mentally and finds it very rewarding. She loves that every day is different, and you get to be a part of many different treatments. Amanda is always looking forward to learning something new every day.

When not at work, Amanda enjoys exploring local trails with her dog (who she rescued!) or cooking and trying out new vegetarian recipes. She’s very passionate about making memories and going on adventures. Just like her newest adventure – buying her first home with her husband after getting married last summer.

Fun Fact about Amanda. She’s never traveled or visited another province outside of BC. She’s been to many States, but hasn’t found her way across Canada yet.


Sheryl

Certified Dental Assistant

Sheryl is an island girl, born and raised in the Alberni Valley. She attended University of Victoria, Camosun College and UBC and has been working in her field for over 3 decades.

Sheryl loves working at Lantzville Dental and enjoys working with both her coworkers and patients. She strives to always do a great job and give it her all, no matter what the task is. She’s known for her people skills, thoughtfulness and integrity.

When not at work, you can find Sheryl cleaning (she would do it for free!), gardening or boating. She is also very active with the Nanaimo Yacht Club. 

Fun Fact about Sheryl. She used to be a synchronized swimmer and a part-time cosmetician at Shoppers Drug Mart. She’s also fantastic at red neck activities – she’s a Port Alberni girl after all.


Sokha

Receptionist

Sokha was born in Thailand and moved to Canada when she was 6 years old. She did most of her growing up in Nanaimo graduating from NDSS and VIU.

Sokha has been working in her field for over 12 years. She loves the variety in her work and being able to help patients understand and improve their dental health and knowledge.

Outside of the office, Sokha’s biggest accomplishment is being a very proud mom to her son, Rowan, an old soul in a 5 year old body. She is currently working on her newly found passion for hair in a downtown studio. She dreams of one day traveling the world but settles for the beautiful outdoors of Vancouver Island.

Fun Fact about Sokha. She loves to paint and draw but anyone who knows Sokha knows that eating and dancing is life!


Trina

Receptionist

Trina was born and raised on Vancouver Island. She lived at the northern end of the island until she was 10 years old then moved to Nanaimo where she’s lived ever since. Trina also attended school in Nanaimo at VIU and took the Dental Receptionist course.

Trina has been working in her field for over 6 years and her favourite part it seeing how happy patients are at the end of treatment – a smile goes a long way! She thrives off of working with the public in a fast paced environment.

She has many accomplishments with raising her 2 amazing girls with her husband as number one. She also likes to spend time with her family and friends, go climbing, ATVing and camping.

Trina would like to retire by 65 while still young and energetic enough to chase the sun around the world. Although she would run an animal rescue if she had the chance.

Fun Fact about Trina. She conquered Mudderella 2016 in Whistler, BC. 


Chelsea

Receptionist