Meet the Team
Dr Michelle Scheepers
Dr Michelle Scheepers grew up in South Africa in the port city of Durban. She
graduated from Medical School in 2003 and practised rural medicine for a
number of years before doing her post graduate Specialization in Anesthesiology.
She was top of her class, graduating in 2011. Her clinical interest is in surgical
prehabilitation and assisting people their optimize health preoperatively. She is
actively involved in the UBC teaching program and has also done further studies
in Quality Improvement Science. She graduated from the BCPSQC Clinician
Academy in 2018, and from IHI as an Improvement Advisor in 2021. She is
currently an MBA Candidate with RRU. She and her husband emigrated to
Canada in 2014 with their two children. They own and operate an apple orchard
in Summerland and enjoy kayaking, hiking and camping as a family.
Other Team Members
I graduated in Dental Hygiene from Vancouver Vocational Institute in 1987..
My name is Lisa Hilgersom. I have a BSc with a major in biology and a minor in..
Caralee has been in Dentistry for over 30 years, completing the Certified Dental Assistant course at..
Krista graduated from the Vancouver Community College Certified Dental Assistant program in..
MadelineInternal Business Department
Born and raised in Summerland, Madeline has been with Summerland Dental Center
KeenanInternal Business Department
Hi, I am Keenan. I graduated from Highland Secondary School on Vancouver Island in...
Dr. John McIntoshDDS
Dr. McIntosh continues advanced levels of study in various aspects of dentistry. He is currently an active member of the Kois Centre for Advanced Dental Learning in Seattle, Washington, as well as a long-standing member of F.O.R.C.E. orthodontics based in Detroit, Michigan.
Dr. Mike AbougoushDDS
Dr. Abougoush continues advanced levels of study in all aspects of dentistry. He is currently an active member of the Kois Center for Advanced Dental Learning based out of Seattle, Washington with Dr. John Kois. He graduated from the program in 2009 and is now a Kois Center Mentor.
Dr. Jonathan Suzuki
Dr. Suzuki obtained his Zoology degree from the University of Western Ontario. He then moved to Winnipeg and graduated from the University of Manitoba with a Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry in 1995.