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OUR TEAM

Dr. Tanner Dobson

I was born and raised in Prince George where I attended the University of Northern British Columbia before entering dental school at UBC Vancouver in 2014. After working in Creston, BC for a year I moved to the West Kootenays to help start up the Nelson Community Dental Clinic (TEETH Clinic), an outreach dental clinic based in Nelson. Around this time, I took over the former Saddle Mountain Dental Clinic in Nakusp. Today I split my practice between these two clinics.

My practice philosophy is patient-centered.  I like to involve my patients in the treatment planning and decision-making process as I recognize that different people have different desires and expectations with respect to their dental health. There are often multiple ways to approach a problem in dentistry and my goal is to explain the options in an easy to understand way and help guide the patient to the correct decision for them.

I incorporate many of the recent technological and materials science innovations that have taken place in dentistry into my practice. Dentistry has changed a lot in recent years and you may be surprised at what can be accomplished with the right tools, technology, know-how, and a steady hand.

​Dentistry is my passion and my life. One of my greatest joys is knowing that I have done the best dentistry possible and seeing my work serve my patients long into the future. I consider practicing dentistry to be a privilege and I take great pride in my craftsmanship. I feel grateful to be able to work in such a technically challenging yet rewarding discipline and my goal is to set a new standard that patients can expect when they go to the dentist.

When I'm not in the office you might find me exploring the local mountains.

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Jenais 

Receptionist

I am one of the friendly faces at the front desk. I am happy to answer your questions, plan for appointments, help resolve concerns, and make your visits positive. I enjoy helping our patients with any questions they may have regarding their treatment plan, insurance, or financial needs. It is important to me that each of you enjoy a feeling of ease and confidence in our office. 

I Have 10 years’ experience in the office administration field and in 2015 I got my certificate in bookkeeping from Selkirk collage.  For the past 5 years I have worked as a bookkeeper for a local accounting firm in Nakusp. I made the switch to the dental industry in August 2019 and I have thoroughly enjoyed getting to learn a new field. 

Outside of the office, I enjoy spending time with my family, whom I adore. My husband and I have two children. We all made the trek from Port Moody in 2015 to live here in the beautiful village of Nakusp.

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Courtney

Assistant

I am Dr. Dobson’s main assistant. I love to find ways to help people smile, and that includes building confidence to share their smiles. I also take pride in helping our patients with any questions they have regarding their treatment plans and their overall oral health. It is important to me that each of you enjoy a feeling of ease and confidence in our office. I really appreciate the attentive care Dr. Dobson and our team strive to provide to each of our patients.

I was born and raised in Nakusp. After graduating high school, I made my trek to the Okanagan to further my education at Okanagan College.  In 2012 I graduated as a certified dental assistant. Since my graduation, I have worked in the dental clinics in Prince George and Vernon. I made the move back home to Nakusp in 2018. I thoroughly enjoy being back in my hometown and working in this community and being close to my family. Outside of the office, I like to spend my free time hiking, camping, and traveling the world.

Chantell

Receptionist

I am one of the friendly faces at the front desk. I am happy to answer your questions, plan for appointments, help resolve concerns, and make your visits positive.

I was raised in Nakusp. I have been in the service industry for over 10 years here in Nakusp as well as in the greater Vancouver area. I started in the dental field August of 2019, I have thoroughly enjoyed learning all aspects of this field. 

When I am not in the office I enjoy spending time with my daughter, family and friends. I spend my free time dirt biking, camping, hiking, and doing art. 

Lilia

Receptionist/Assistant

I am one of the friendly faces at the front desk and in the back assisting Dr. Dobson. I am happy to answer your questions, plan for appointments, help resolve concerns, and make your visits positive. It is important to me that each of you enjoy a feeling of ease and confidence in our office. 

 

I was born and raised in Nakusp. I graduated high school here, and now I am currently training to become a Certified Dental Assistant. I have always enjoyed working with the public, and I look forward to learning this new field. When I am not working, I enjoy spending my time with my friends and family, I also enjoy playing various sports and spending time outdoors.