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Bayview Dental Team

Dentists:


» Dr. Chris Gill, BSc, DMD

Born and raised on Vancouver Island, Dr. Chris Gill grew up in Victoria. After graduating from Claremont Senior Secondary School he attended the University of Victoria where he completed his bachelor degree in biology and graduated with honours.

It was while attending UVic that Dr. Gill had the opportunity to shadow some dentists, and soon found he had a genuine interest in dentistry and a passion for the dentist-patient relationship.

That introduction prompted Chris to apply to the University of British Columbia (UBC) dental program, and he was accepted the year after completing his bachelor degree. After finishing dental school in May of 2003, he moved back to Victoria where he began practicing dentistry full-time.

In 2007 Dr. Gill purchased the Bayview Dental and Implant Centre from founder Dr. Paul Connor. After eight years of dental practice he continues to expand his skills through continuing education with a strong interest in implant dentistry.

Dr. Gill and his wife Mariana are proud parents of young daughter Julieta, and share their home with a dog named Coconut, and a cat named Simba.

» Dr. Vic Kooner, BSc, DDS

Born in the small city of Trail, BC, Vic attended high school at J.L Crowe Secondary School and participated in many sports while growing up. After graduating he attended UBC from 2001-2005 where he obtained a Bachelor of Science in Biology.

After obtaining his BSc, Vic moved to Detroit, Michigan where he attended dental school at the University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry from 2005-2009. He spent a year in Southfield, Michigan (a Detroit suburb) and three years in Windsor, Ontario where he commuted daily across the border to school.

During dental school he worked at a non-profit clinic, Detroit Receiving Hospital where he treated medically complex patients and dealt with various medical issues such as HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis C and Type 2 Diabetes. Vic's main interest outside the office is travelling.

Dr. Kooner recently completed a surgical implantology program and became a Fellow on the Misch International Implant Institute. He is now pleased to offer a wide range of surgical and restorative dental implants procedures, performed right here in our dental office.

» Dr. Paul Connor, BDS, DDS

Born and raised in London, England, Dr. Paul Connor received his dental degrees from Dundee Scotland (1974) and the University of Toronto  (1977).

Paul moved to Qualicum Beach in 1977 at which time he opened the Bayview Dental Clinic.

His love of hands-on laboratory gold work led him to be one of the founding members of the Upper Island Richard Tucker Cast Gold Study Club (1982), and this discipline and continuing studies in occlusion led to a dental reconstruction practice. Paul was one of the early implant practitioners (first patient 1988) and is now the mentor for an implant study club.

Dr. Connor's passion for aviation has seen him build an award-winning show plane that has allowed he and his wife Gill to travel extensively in the continental US, Africa, and New Zealand. They have two children – Ben and Jacquie.


Dental Hygienists & Office Staff:


» Barbara - Hygienist

Barb graduated as a certified dental assistant in 1988 from Niagara College, in Welland, Ontario, and in 1991 she graduated as a registered dental hygienist from St. Clair College in Windsor, Ontario.

Barb came west to BC in 1995, and moved to Vancouver Island ten years later. She enjoys the outdoors with family, and her hobbies include running and yoga.

» Dellas Smith – Hygienist

Dellas was born in Victoria and attended Qualicum Beach High School. After many years away, she is happy to be working and living as an ‘Islander’. Her background includes extensive experience in customer service. As an adult student in university, she earned an award for academic excellence, and in 2004 she graduated from the Dental Hygiene program at Camosun College in Victoria. Dellas enjoys continuing education courses to stay current with all of the changing dental trends and technology and educating and helping patients attain optimal dental health and a healthy smile is very rewarding to her. Dellas enjoys meeting new people and building personal and professional relationships - her personal interests include reading, camping, traveling and music of all genres. Occasionally she will dust off her violin to play ‘Danny Boy’. Dellas is the proud mother of two wonderful children and a big fat cat.

» Darlene MacDonald – CDA & Receptionist

Island born and raised, Darlene graduated from Malaspina College as a certified Dental Assistant in 1993. Practicing as a CDA for the past 18 years, Darlene has seen many changes in the dental profession and has gained valuable experience in the many aspects of dental treatment. She enjoys family life and its activities. Hockey, highland dance, quading and fitness are first and foremost. She serves as Vice-President for the Mount Arrowsmith Certified Dental Assistants Society, and Vice-President of Springwood Middle School Parents Advisory Council. Incorporating dental impression techniques, Darlene developed Impressionable Moments – baby hand and foot castings – in 1997, and continues this hobby today.

» Anita – CDA

Anita was born and raised in Qualicum Beach, Vancouver Island. She attended VIU for the certified dental assistant course and passed with flying colours. Anita has been part of the BayView Dental team since 2009 as a dental assistant and is a valuable member of the team.

» Shauna Bolger - CDA

Shauna joined Bayview Dental in the summer of 2007 after graduating from the Dental Assisting Program at Malaspina University with an award in excellence. Shauna grew up in Manitoba and moved to Nanaimo in 1984 where she met her husband. When not working, Shauna enjoys camping with her family.

» Cally Clarke – Office Manager

Born in Sussex, England, Cally moved to Vancouver Island in 1993 with her two children. She has been a dental receptionist for 13 years and joined the Bayview Dental team in 2006 when she moved to the Oceanside area. In 2008 Cally married the love of her life, James, and together they enjoy hiking, exploring the Island, reading, and spending time with their four children and the family’s golden doodle Cloe. Cally relaxes by drawing pet portraits in her spare time, and some of her artwork can be seen in the Bayview dental office waiting room.

» Jordan Worrall – Hygienist

Born in Vancouver and raised in Toronto, Jordan moved back to Vancouver in 2003. After completing her BSc at UBC she moved to the island where she completed her Diploma in Dental Hygiene at Vancouver Island University in 2011. She is happy to call Parksville home and spends her time travelling and enjoying the outdoors with her husband and dog Ukee.

» Linda Peterson – Receptionist

Linda moved to Qualicum from Saskatchewan in 1971 where she worked as a chair-side assistant and receptionist for four years.  Linda has been a receptionist at Bayview for the past 25 years, and is the "in house " decorator for special occasions and an excellent baker of cakes! Linda enjoys working with the public and her pasttimes include her pets, gardening, reading, cooking and interior decorating.

» Lucy MacLeod

Lucy moved to Qualicum Beach from Victoria in 1980 and over the years has gained valuable knowledge and experience in the dental laboratory setting. Lucy has been with the Bayview Dental team for 19 years, putting her skills to use in the on-site laboratory where precision and attention to detail are her priority. Lucy enjoys vacationing in Mexico, golfing and spending time with her family and friends - especially her beloved grandson Ty.