Cathy has worked in the practice since graduating from Camosun College as a
Certified Dental Assistant in 1985. After assisting for five years she moved to
reception. She is now another friendly and smiling face at the front desk and
would be happy to assist you with your dental needs. Cathy was born and
raised in Victoria and is married with three children. She enjoys the farm life
out in Central Saanich, hiking, and walking her dog Buddy.
Angela has been with the practice since 2001, after graduating from the
Certified Dental Assistant program at Camosun College. Since working
with Dr. Gakhal she's had the opportunity to continue her education with
courses on implants, IV conscious sedation and Invisalign; she is currently studying
for the Dental Anaesthesia Assistant National Certification Exam.
married and has a five year old daughter and one year old son. In her spare time
she enjoys being with her family, crocheting and reading--though it takes much,
much longer to finish a book with two young ones!
When she is not at
the office she can usually be found at one of the many local parks with her
husband and children.
ALICIA IS CURRENTLY ON MATERNITY LEAVE
(she had a baby girl)
Alicia has worked in the office since 2009, after graduating from the
Registered Dental Hygiene program in Toronto. Previously she worked
as a Certified Dental Assistant before pursuing her goal of going back to
school to become a Dental Hygienist. Alicia is from the beautiful Okanagan
and goes back to visit whenever she can.
Angela first started working with Dr. Gakhal in 2008 as a Certified Dental
Assistant. After finishing the Dental Hygiene program in Ontario in 2010
Angela was thrilled to come back to work with Dr. Gakhal as a dental
hygienist. On her days off Angela keeps busy with riding her horse, hiking
with her dog as well as spending time with her family and friends.
Eryn has a degree in Physical Geography and another in Forest Operations
from the University of British Columbia. After being frustrated with several layoffs
she decided to pursue something more stable, and was pointed in the
direction of Dental Hygiene. She graduated with a Diploma in Dental
Hygiene from Vancouver Commuity College in 2004. While she is primarily
a hygienist, you may also find her helping out at reception, administering local
anesthetic, hanging pictures, taking pictures or very rarely assisting. Eryn currently holds her
Canadian Dental Assistants Anaesthesia Certification, so you will find her monitoring patients
vitals when they are under IV sedation. When not at the office
Eryn enjoys spending time with her wonderful daughters, running, cycling, swimming and the great outdoors.
RupyReceptionRupy is currently attending UVIC obtaining a Bachelor of Commerce. Rupy is new to Victoria and spends her free time exploring the city. She is artistic and social media savvy. If you have had a reminder call, or a call telling you it is time for your appointment it was probably Rupy on the other end of the line.
Preet has been a CDA with us for over a year, and she is going to write something soon.