Dr. Tara KelleyLandmark Dental
Dr. Tara Kelley obtained her Doctorate in Medical Dentistry (DMD) at the prestigious University of Saskatchewan’s dental program, receiving distinction in 1999. In her completion year, she participated in a two-month externship in Mexico City gaining invaluable experience within a mobile unit while providing dental care to lower socio-economic communities. Returning to her home city of Regina, her professional practice began in general dentistry. Transitioning to the second half of her career, Dr. Kelley relocated to the beautiful Okanagan in pursuit of it’s unique lifestyle, weather, and proximity to her parents. While practicing in Regina, Dr. Kelley was an active member of the Regina Dental Society, with whom she served a four-year term. Volunteering annually as an interviewer for potential applicants to the University of Saskatchewan’s Dental College, Dr. Kelley feels contributing to the future of dentistry allows her to stay connected and relevant within her field. Committed to working for a term at SIAST (Saskatchewan Institute of Applied Science and Technology) within the dental assisting program extended her the opportunity to teach assisting skills and share her passion for dentistry with others. Especially fond of pediatric dentistry, Dr. Kelley considers working within the age-defined specialty an opportunity to guarantee […]
Dr. Peter CormillotTrue Dental
Dr. Peter Cormillot grew up in Toronto and graduated from the dental faculty at the University of Manitoba in 1980. After running a successful general and cosmetic esthetic dental practice in Toronto, Dr.Cormillot and his family moved to the Okanagan in 2006 to join Peachland Dental.
Dr. Tom Rahkola DDSAbby Dental
Dr. Tom Rahkola comes twice a month to associate in the practice by offering orthodontic work for children, teens and adults. He has been practicing dentistry for 20 years with a great passion for Orthodontics, working under the directions of his mentor Dr. Coco Garcia who is an outstanding orthodontist with extreme proficiencies in a wide variety of orthodontic techniques and has lectured all over the world. Dr. Rahkola has been offering an Ortho Friday each month for the past year and has developed a great relationship with the patients. It is a long term commitment where he follows the patients for at least 2 years. He is totally committed to seeing them from beginning to end as the happiest result is a confident, beautiful smile. Functional Orthopedics are a great way to help younger patients avoid many of the conditions that have plagued their parents, such as, poor sleep habits, T.M.J. pain, sleep apnea, small lower jaws ( weak chin profile ), and proud upper teeth (buck teeth) that my lead to poor self-image. Orthodontics, more classically involves the use of braces that are bonded to the teeth. These braces allow us to control the teeth more accurately so […]
Dr. Brent CorlazzoliLandmark Dental
Dr. Brent Corlazzoli obtained his BSc and DMD at the University of British Columbia in 1996. Brent practiced in Castlegar, British Columbia before moving to Kelowna, where he started his practice in 1999. Because of his passion for cosmetic dentistry and providing fabulous results for his patients, Brent remained on the leading edge for providing advanced and superior service through laser, and digital imaging. Because of Brent’s commitment to working with superior materials coupled with highest Aesthetics, he cofounded Kastle Mills Corp In 2007 and was sole owner from 2008 until sale Feb 2013 to Argen Canada, the world’s largest metal refiner of dental alloys. Brent was past president of Thompson Okanagan dental society and of the Kelowna dental society and Key opinion leader for 3i, with respect to digital impression of their encode system. Brent was the first dentist in Canada to use Trios, leader for digital impressions in the world. Because of his expertise in laser technique, digital impressions and passionate eye for quality, Brent was interviewed in Chicago by Dentistry Today ( link) and recognized for creating a superior esthetic result for his patients. Brent is a Speaker on Trios Digital scanners across Canada, as well, a […]
Dr. Peter CormillotSummerland Dental
Dr Peter Cormillot, DMD, grew up in Toronto and graduated from the dental faculty at the University of Manitoba in 1980. He has been practising dentistry for the last thirty years. After running a successful general and cosmetic esthetic dental practice in Toronto, Dr.Cormillot and his family moved to the Okanagan in 2006. In addition to general and cosmetic dentistry, Dr. Cormillot has a keen passion for and has pursued extensive advanced preparation in, orthodontics (braces) and botox treatments, which reflect his astute eye to detail when assisting patients to achieve their optimal overall oral health. He is avid participant in continuing education initiatives and actively pursues advanced levels of study in all aspects of dentistry.
Dr. Mike AbougoushSummerland Dental
Dr Mike Abougoush grew up in Kelowna B.C. He did his undergraduate Science degree at UBC while playing Junior Varsity then Varsity hockey with the UBC Thunderbirds. He graduated from UBC Dental School in 2001, and after working several years in the lower mainland moved back to the Okanagan in the summer of 2005. Dr. Abougoush continues advanced levels of study in all aspects of dentistry. He is currently an active member of the KoisCentre for Advanced Dental Learning based out of Seattle Washington with Dr. John Kois. He graduated from the program in 2009 and is now a Kois Center Mentor. Dr. Abougoush is also an active member of PRSS (Predictable Restorative and Surgical Solutions) with Dr. Norm Ickert in Abbotsford, B.C. He continues to take advanced training in implant surgery and is an active member of their surgical residency.
Dr. Angelyn SalaberryDentist
My birthplace is New Orleans, Louisiana and I spent my childhood years on Vancouver Island before my family settled in the Okanagan in 1986. I went to high school in Kelowna and then attended Okanagan University College. My interest in dentistry was cultivated in part by my family dentist and orthodontist, both of whom introduced me to the unexpectedly creative and stimulating nature of the work. I went on to obtain my doctorate in Dentistry at the University of British Columbia and graduated in the year 2000. During my time at UBC, I was a classmate of Dr. Hilary Pada’s at the University of British Columbia. We noticed that we shared a devotion to the practice of dentistry and a desire to develop our skills so that we could offer the highest quality dentistry possible. A bond was formed through hard work, study, and a passion for adventure. Initially, I practiced in Vernon and Grand Forks, but I returned to Kelowna in 2004 so I could pursue my career goals with Dr. Pada and take part in an active lifestyle at the same time. In 2015 we joined the incredibly likeable Dr. Brent Corlazzoli (also a UBC graduate), to offer a […]
Dr. Hilary PadaDentist
I was inspired to pursue a career in dentistry by job shadowing my childhood dentist. I saw patients entering the office – individuals, families – young to old. It was so clear that each of these patients were not just a mouth, but a human being – body and mind. They came with anxiety, special needs, in the midst of a busy day, or just relaxed with trust knowing they were in good hands. Watching the appointments, I saw the fine detail to the technical parts of the job an all the interpersonal aspects of the day together. This suited many of my personal interests. UBC Dental School enlarged the picture with scientific study of dental materials, human anatomy along with all the technical dentistry, and the artistry involved in the clinical work. It was there I met Dr. Angelyn Salaberry, and we grew a friendship also based on passions for the outdoors and mountain biking. We graduated together in 2000 and headed to separate paths for the next few years. I completed the UBC General Dental Residency especially enjoying the aspects of hospital and emergency care, as well as my introduction to Oral Oncology. Dental aspects of caring for […]