Dr. Trent Bevans DMDAbby Dental
Dr. Trent Bevans and his family (wife Cathy, son Maverick, daughter Hadley) are very happy to be able to call the beautiful Okanagan home. He grew up on the windy plains of southern Alberta in the small town of Raymond. After graduating high school he spent two years in the heat of Arizona where he was a missionary for his church. From 2006 – 2012 Dr. Bevans attended the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon Sk where he graduated with his degree as a Doctor of Dental Medicine DMD. In 2010 Dr. Bevans joined the Canadian Armed Forces this required him to spend the next two summers in St. Jean Quebec completing basic training (boot camp). After graduation Dr. Bevans was promoted to the rank of Captain in the army and was subsequently posted to CFB Cold Lake where he provided comprehensive dental treatment to the military members stationed there. While in the military Dr. Bevans received excellent additional training in Endodontics (root canal treatment), Periodontics (surgeries and treatment of the gums) and Oral Surgery (complicated surgical extractions of wisdom teeth). During this time Dr. Bevans was also able to further his training and experience in Orthodontics and looks forward to […]
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 […]
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. Ersilia CoccaroTrue Dental
Having been raised in Kelowna, Dr. Ersilia Coccaro along with her family were thrilled to come back home to the Okanagan when the opportunity arose to join Dr. Don and his team at True. Prior to dental school Ersilia completed both a Bachelors Degree with honors in Biochemistry and Doctorate in Biochemistry from the University of Alberta. Ersilia received her D.M.D from the UBC Faculty of Dentistry in 2012 . Ersilia also did an additional year of training at the University of Alberta Hospital completing a General Practice in Dentistry Residency Program (GPR); which in turn allowed Ersilia to gain certification in Conscious Intravenous Sedation. Ersilia will soon be able to offer this service to patients of True Dental as Oral Surgery is something Ersilia is very passionate about.
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. Jeff KrawchukTrue Dental
Dr. Jeff is originally from Edmonton, Alberta. He attended the University of Alberta where he graduated with his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree in 2009. He worked in the Edmonton area for a year and a half before making the move to the Okanagan in February 2011.
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. 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.