Meet the Team
Kristie graduated from the Registered Dental assistant, Level 2 program at SAIT in 2004. She chose to become a dental assistant because it offers the opportunity to continually learn and grow, as the dental profession is always advancing.
Dental assisting is exciting because it has a wide variety of duties and responsibilities. A patient care, patient education, and patient comfort are always at the forefront. It is very rewarding for her to know that she can help patients improve their oral health and their self-confidence. A smile is a beautiful thing!
When she is not at work, Kristie enjoys spending time with her husband and two children. Camping, hiking, bike riding, and beach days in the Okanagan are always on the agenda.
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.