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.
Angela is 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 hygienist, you may also find her helping out at reception, administering a 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.
Preet has been a CDA with us for over a year, and she is going to write something soon.
Burns has been a hygienist for more than 25 years. We'll tell you more about her soon
Mandie has joined the practice to help out on Mondays. More about Mandie to come.
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