Ivana was born in Europe and moved to Canada at 6 years of age. As a child, she was always fascinated with teeth and dentistry so the Dental Hygiene program felt like a perfect match after high school. She started in the dental field in 2013 and ever since Ivana’s passion for dentistry has been complemented by her desire to connect with patients and provide individualized care. Besides the social interaction with the patients, her favourite part of the day is seeing someone who followed her hygiene advice and feels the improvement in her or his oral health. A positive attitude goes a long way as a dental hygienist. Many of our patients love Ivana’s energetic, friendly and outgoing personality and this, in turn, eases their stress of visiting our dental office.
Her biggest pleasure outside the office are playing with her Maltese Bichon dog Teddy and travelling to different countries to learn about new cultures and traditions.
Breanne always knew that she wanted to work in the dental field. Her biggest inspiration was her mother who genuinely loved her Dental Assisting job in Campbell River. Breanne grew up on Vancouver Island then moved to Toronto directly after graduating high school to complete the Dental Hygiene program. She has been a Registered Dental Hygienist since 2010 and with Valley Centre Dental Group since 2013. Breanne is known by our patients for her gentle touch and cheerful attitude. Her profound ability to be empathetic with the needs and concerns of our clients results with the patients instantly feeling at ease with her. Her greatest reward is seeing a patient who comes in with dental anxiety and fear of the dental office evolving into a person that is happy and comfortable with the dental work. Breanne says that she enjoys the most the family atmosphere of our practice along with the pristine view of nature through the office windows. Breanne is an avid dog lover and she is always happy to share a story about her Pug/Boston Terrier Draper.
Megan began her career in dentistry as a Certified Dental Assistant in 1998 before going back to school and graduating as a Registered Dental Hygienist in 2009. The procedural approach Megan used while flying Medivac planes strongly tie to her systematic approach to health care. Her greatest reward is seeing a patient with a severe periodontal condition transition over time into a healthier smile. She takes pride in her role of oral health promotion and disease prevention, staying current on new products, innovations and research in the dental industry. Megan has sharpened her dental skills working in a periodontist specialist office where she greatly expanded her expertise. We are always happy to see Megan for a shift as she is a true team player and always comes to work putting her best foot forward.
Outside of work, Megan enjoys skiing, hiking and spending time with her husband and three kids at the lake. In 2020, she successfully competed in the Peek to Creek ski race in Whistler.