Advance Dental Group

Team Members

Cheryl

Cheryl (Administration)

Cheryl is one of the first people you will meet at the Advance Dental Group. She has worked in dentistry since 1987 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 treatments, answer patients’ questions, and to encourage them to practice good dental hygiene. Cheryl really enjoys her job and the opportunity of getting to know the clients.
Cheryl has worked with Dr. Macdonnell since 2004 and really appreciates being part of the office team. She finds it very rewarding to see Dr Macdonnells completed treatments and the smiles that come with it!
Cheryl is married and has two very active boys. After work and on weekends, you can often find her at the hockey rink, soccer field or golf course. In her spare time Cheryl likes to walk, golf, and spend time with family and friends.

Teresa (Administration)

Teresa has over 15 years of experience as a dental administrator and has worked with Dr Macdonnell at the Advance Dental Group since 2005. Teresa is a wealth of knowledge and can answer all your questions concerning dental insurance and other administrative issues. Teresa loves to read, bike, camp and spend time with her growing Family. She enjoys touring the many wineries the valley has to offer, sipping wine and taking in the many vistas that the Okanagan Valley has to offer.

Margie (Administration)

As an office administrator Margie brings over 20 years of experience in both the dental and medical field and loves her job. She is very much a people person – a great asset to the office and is always there to help with new patients. Margie has a wealth of experience and can assist in answering any insurance or administrative question you may have.

Her hobbies include camping, traveling, gardening, singing and spending time in the great outdoors. She has a wealth of experience travelling on mission trips where she has volunteered her time supplying clothes and shoes to remote villages and helping in dental and medical clinics. Margie loves her husband and her grandbabies are the delight of her life. She enjoys meeting new people and always gives her best to patients.

Laurel (Hygiene Co-ordinator)

As Hygiene Co-ordinator Laurel brings a wealth of experience to the practice. Laurel spent many years working at the Vancouver General Hospital Department of Dentistry. Laurel is a trained chef and has a passion and interest in food and wine, but missed the atmosphere of a busy dental office. She enjoys getting to know the patients and their families. Laurel is here to provide families the support and co-ordination it takes to get everyone in the family booked for their cleaning.

In her spare time you will find Laurel volunteering with the elderly, cooking great meals and touring the many fine winery’s in the Valley. She loves living in the Okanagan.

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 boys and 5 grandchildren. 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.

Morgan (Registered Dental Hygienist)

Morgan came to us from Rocky Mountain House, Alberta where she spent most of her growing up years. She is a 2015 graduate of the Canadian National Institute of Health in Ottawa, Ontario with a diploma in dental hygiene. The oldest of 6 children and 43 grandchildren, Morgan holds very strong family values. She loves to meet all the smiling faces that come through our door. She especially loves the time she’s able to spend with children, making it her goal to offer them positive dental experiences and a solid foundation of knowledge regarding their oral health to assist them in living healthy and happy in all aspects of their lives for years to come.

Morgan loves sports, being outdoors, and has a newfound appreciation for yoga. She finds joy in spending time with family and close friends, as well as in meeting new people. She enjoys travelling and looks forward to being able to do more of it in the future. With an exciting career still ahead of her, she’s happy to be a part of the team here at Advance Dental Group!

Trisha (Certified Dental Hygienist)

Trisha grew up in the small town of Elkford, British Columbia. She graduated from high school and completed her Dental Assistant diploma in Calgary, Alberta. After working in dentistry for a few years Trisha moved to Vancouver to further her education at the Vancouver Community College where she graduated with her Dental Hygiene diploma in 2014. She enjoys educating patients on their oral hygiene and trying to achieve improvements that are beneficial to their overall health. Trisha enjoys spending time outdoors, skiing, hiking and camping. She also enjoys travelling and trying all types of new foods! Trisha is looking forward to experiencing the Okanagan summers and spending lots of time by the lake!

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.

Stephanie (Certified Dental Assistant)

Stephanie was raised in the Okanagan. She graduated from the Certified Dental Assistant Program at the Okanagan College in 2016 and started her first job with Dr. Macdonnell. Stephanie has a very bubbly outgoing personality and loves coming to work every day to meet the new and current patients. In her spare time you can find Stephanie training in the gym. She has been a competitive dancer for over 10 years and loves teaching and choreographing dance for kids.