Advance Dental Group


Team Members


Cheryl (Administration)

Cheryl is one of the first people you will meet at the Advance Dental Group. She has worked in dentistry for 23 years as a Certified Dental Assistant and Office Administrator. Cheryl’s friendly manner helps patients feel at ease with all their dental needs. She takes time to explain treatment, answer patients’ questions, and book treatment for patients. Cheryl enjoys her job and the opportunity of getting to know the patients. Cheryl has worked with Dr. Macdonnell for 10 years and appreciates being part of the office team. She finds it very rewarding to see the patients completed treatment and the smiles that come with it! Cheryl is married and has two very active boys who enjoy soccer and hockey. After work and on weekends, you can often find her at the hockey rink or soccer field! In her spare time Cheryl likes to walk, golf, and spend time with family and friends.

Teresa (Administration)

Teresa has 14 years experience as a dental administrator and has worked with Dr. Macdonnell at the Advance Dental Group since 2004. Teresa is a wealth of knowledge and can answer all your questions concerning dental insurance and other administrative issues. Teresa loves to read, bike, and spend time with her husband and two children. She enjoys touring the many wineries that the valley has to offer sipping wine and taking in the many vistas that the Okanagan valley has to offer.

Tanaya (Hygiene Co-ordinator)

Tanaya has worked in dentistry since 2007 both as a certified dental assistant, receptionist and currently as hygiene co-ordinator. When not at work she enjoys spending time reading and enjoying the sunny Kelowna outdoors with her husband and one year old daughter. As a new mom Tanaya loves taking her daughter on walks to the park. If you need a cleaning appointment or have a question about your next appointment she will be happy to answer your questions.

Karin (Registered Dental Hygienist)

Karin was born in Berlin, Germany and came to Canada, (Edmonton) at the age of 2. She has lived in Kelowna since the age of 12 and is one of 9 children. She has 3 grown up boy’s one granddaughter and one grandson. Karin enjoys gardening, sewing, crafts, camping, fishing, quading, and golfing. She graduated with a Dental Hygiene diploma in 1977 from U.B.C. (Vancouver). Karin has been working with Dr. Macdonnell since 1998 and still loves dentistry and hygiene. Karin enjoys all the changes she has seen in dentistry since 1977 and the personal contacts she has made over the years. Her depth of knowledge and experience in gum disease and its management is a benefit to all the patients she treats.

Jenna (Registered Dental Hygienist)

Jenna is one of our friendly Dental Hygienists. She received her diploma in Dental Hygiene in 2007 from Camosun College in Victoria, BC, and while working full time pursued a Bachelor’s Degree in Dental Science from UBC. She has nearly 3 years of experience as the primary hygienist at a local periodontal office. Jenna takes the time to make each appointment a good experience for her patients and values educating her patients on good oral health practices. In her spare time, Jenna enjoys baking, wine touring, going to the beach, downhill skiing, curling and hot yoga.

Taylor (Certified Dental Assistant)

Taylor graduated from the Certified Dental Assisting program at the Okanagan College in 2009 and has been with Dr. Macdonnell and the Advance Dental Group ever since! Taylor is one of the friendly faces that you will see assisting during your appointment with Dr. Macdonnell. Her professionalism and kind manner puts patients at ease. Taylor enjoys the diversity of her job and the opportunity to meet so many interesting people. Taylor loves outdoor activities such as dirt biking, camping, hiking and snowboarding. She also enjoys playing guitar and reading.