About Us

About Us

Meet Dr. Chris Gill, General Dentist

Dr. Chris Gill
Dr. Chris offers oral surgery and sedation dentistry. He shares his time between Bayview Dental and our office in Nanaimo. He first developed an interest in the field after shadowing dentists in his undergraduate years – and he enjoys the challenges it brings.

Education

Originally from Vancouver Island, Dr. Chris graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Biology (Honours) from the University of Victoria. He completed dental school at the University of British Columbia dental program and took has completed several continuing education courses about Invisalign add registered mark, Oral Surgery, and treatment under IV Sedation.

Philosophy
When treating patients, he considers the whole picture. Dr. Chris really enjoys challenging cases and helping all of his patients look – and feel – their best.

Interests

Dr. Chris is a bit of a sports junkie (watching and playing). He and his wife Marina have two young girls and a Westie named Coconut.

Meet Dr. Vic Kooner

Dr. Vic Kooner
Dr. Vic has helped a variety of patients transform their smiles with dental implant placement. His goal is to give you the very best options and information regarding restoring your smile. After a quick consultation, he will ensure you receive the restoration treatment that’s right for you.

Education

Born and raised in Trail, BC, Dr. Vic earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of British Columbia. After attending dental school at the University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry and finishing his studies in Southfield, MI and Windsor, he gained experience at a non-profit clinic. There he worked with patients with serious ailments, such as HIV/AIDS and Type 2 diabetes. Dr. Vic completed the surgical implantology program and earned his Fellowship at the Misch International Implant Institute.

Philosophy

Dr. Vic believes in educating his patients about their dental treatment options and answering all of their questions. He uses the latest technology and surgical techniques for all restorative procedures.

Interests

When he’s not at the office improving smiles, Dr. Vic enjoys travelling.

Meet Dr. Sean McCarthy

Dr. Sean McCarthy

Dr. Sean enjoys practising general dentistry and helping patients with all areas of their oral health – restoring patients’ ability to eat and talk without hinderance or pain, to smile freely, to improve systemic health, and boost confidence.

Education

Dr. Sean grew up in Victoria and achieved his Bachelor of Science Degree (Honours) at the University of Victoria. He earned his Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry Degree from the University of British Columbia.

Practice Focus

All areas of general dentistry are at the core of Dr. Sean’s work. He enjoys meeting people and helping them regain their confidence by improve their smiles.

Interests

Dr. Sean is married and leads a very active lifestyle. His favourite hobbies are scuba diving, running, and mountain biking. He was born on the Island and loves the west coast … where there’s no snow.

Meet Dr. Stephanie Allan

Dr. Sean McCarthy

Dr. Stephanie Allan enjoys meeting individuals from all walks of life and ensuring that her patients feel listened to and understood while under her care. For Dr. Allan, dentistry is not merely a scientific discipline but an art form that improves the health, appearance, and functionality of her patients' smiles.

Education

Dr. Allan earned her Bachelor of Science degree from Victoria Island University before continuing her studies at the University of British Columbia, where she obtained her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree.

Philosophy

Dr. Allan enjoys a challenge and takes a patient-first approach in all aspects of preventive and restorative treatments. Her thorough and caring demeanor ensures her patients are relaxed and comfortable throughout their visit.

Interests

Dr. Allan enjoys going for walks and browsing thrift shops on her days off. Her hobbies include sewing, camping, reading, travelling, and trying out new recipes.

Meet Dr. Chris Gill, General Dentist

Dr. Chris Gill
Dr. Chris offers oral surgery and sedation dentistry. He shares his time between Bayview Dental and our office in Nanaimo. He first developed an interest in the field after shadowing dentists in his undergraduate years – and he enjoys the challenges it brings.

Education

Originally from Vancouver Island, Dr. Chris graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Biology (Honours) from the University of Victoria. He completed dental school at the University of British Columbia dental program and took has completed several continuing education courses about Invisalign add registered mark, Oral Surgery, and treatment under IV Sedation.
Philosophy
When treating patients, he considers the whole picture. Dr. Chris really enjoys challenging cases and helping all of his patients look – and feel – their best.

Interests

Dr. Chris is a bit of a sports junkie (watching and playing). He and his wife Marina have two young girls and a Westie named Coconut.

Meet Dr. Vic Kooner

Dr. Vic Kooner
Dr. Vic has helped a variety of patients transform their smiles with dental implant placement. His goal is to give you the very best options and information regarding restoring your smile. After a quick consultation, he will ensure you receive the restoration treatment that’s right for you.

Education

Born and raised in Trail, BC, Dr. Vic earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of British Columbia. After attending dental school at the University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry and finishing his studies in Southfield, MI and Windsor, he gained experience at a non-profit clinic. There he worked with patients with serious ailments, such as HIV/AIDS and Type 2 diabetes. Dr. Vic completed the surgical implantology program and earned his Fellowship at the Misch International Implant Institute.

Philosophy

Dr. Vic believes in educating his patients about their dental treatment options and answering all of their questions. He uses the latest technology and surgical techniques for all restorative procedures.

Interests

When he’s not at the office improving smiles, Dr. Vic enjoys travelling.

Meet Dr. Sean McCarthy

Dr. Sean McCarthy
Dr. Sean enjoys practising general dentistry and helping patients with all areas of their oral health – restoring patients’ ability to eat and talk without hinderance or pain, to smile freely, to improve systemic health, and boost confidence.

Education

Dr. Sean grew up in Victoria and achieved his Bachelor of Science Degree (Honours) at the University of Victoria. He earned his Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry Degree from the University of British Columbia.

Practice Focus

All areas of general dentistry are at the core of Dr. Sean’s work. He enjoys meeting people and helping them regain their confidence by improve their smiles.

Interests

Dr. Sean is married and leads a very active lifestyle. His favourite hobbies are scuba diving, running, and mountain biking. He was born on the Island and loves the west coast … where there’s no snow.

Meet Dr. Stephanie Allan

Dr. Sean McCarthy

Dr. Stephanie Allan enjoys meeting individuals from all walks of life and ensuring that her patients feel listened to and understood while under her care. For Dr. Allan, dentistry is not merely a scientific discipline but an art form that improves the health, appearance, and functionality of her patients' smiles.

Education

Dr. Allan earned her Bachelor of Science degree from Victoria Island University before continuing her studies at the University of British Columbia, where she obtained her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree..

Philosophy

Dr. Allan enjoys a challenge and takes a patient-first approach in all aspects of preventive and restorative treatments. Her thorough and caring demeanor ensures her patients are relaxed and comfortable throughout their visit.

Interests

Dr. Allan enjoys going for walks and browsing thrift shops on her days off. Her hobbies include sewing, camping, reading, travelling, and trying out new recipes.

Meet Our Team

Our dedicated team of dental professionals are here to make you smile!
Shauna
Shauna
Certified Dental Assistant

Shauna grew up in Winnipeg and moved to the Island to raise her family. Shauna's three children are all grown now and she and her love enjoy travelling on their own. Shauna enjoys spending time with her dogs and riding her motorcycle.

Wendy
Wendy
Certified Dental Assistant
Wendy takes great pride in helping patients during their appointments. She is a graduate of Malaspina College and earned an instructor diploma from Vancouver Community College. Wendy likes to teach others – she is an auxiliary instructor in the CDA program at Vancouver Island University. And Wendy loves spending time with her family. Her favourite hobbies include hiking, gardening, and photography.
Sandi
Sandi
Office Manager
Sandi’s goal (a successful one!) is to build a friendly outstanding environment for all in which we can provide the highest quality of care for all patients. She encourages patients to “help us help you keep your smile perfect!” Sandi grew up in Cobble Hill and has lived in Qualicum Beach for 15 years.
Barbara
Barbara
Registered Dental Hygienist

Barbara has been an invaluable member of our team since 2005. She graduated from Niagara College with a certified dental assistance degree and obtained her dental hygienist degree from St. Clair College. Barbara aims to establish strong relationships with her patients so they can feel comfortable while under her care. She emphasizes the importance of the connection between oral health and overall well-being and takes pride in being a part of her patients’ journey toward strong, healthy smiles.

Originally from Brantford, Ontario, Barbara and her husband Dave have two children, Maggie and Everett, and are the proud pet parents to a dog named Jack. She enjoys hiking, working out, yoga, travelling, or just curling up with a good book.

Dellas
Dellas
Registered Dental Hygienist

An unapologetic people person, Dellas loves meeting new patients and forming enduring relationships based on mutual trust, respect, and kindness. She understands that learning is a life-long endeavor and aims to educate her patients on every aspect of their oral health while fostering a positive and comfortable environment. Dellas thrives in our supportive team environment and greets everyone with a warm and friendly smile.

Born and raised right here on Vancouver Island, Dellas relishes the tranquility of small-town life where she can raise her kids, Daniel and Jillian. Dellas enjoys garden design, travelling, and spending quality time with friends and family.

Randeep
Randeep
Registered Dental Hygienist

Although she grew up in Surrey, BC, Randeep graduated from the Toronto College of Dental Hygiene. After completing her education, she returned to British Columbia and settled in Nanaimo to raise her family in 2014. Her attentive, non-judgmental approach ensures all her patients receive the quality treatment they need to improve their oral health and beam with confident smiles.

Randeep and her husband, Shaan Kang, have two children, Nyah and Ayan. In her spare time, she enjoys travelling, exploring new places, and spending quality time with friends and family. Someday, she would like to travel the world.

Randeep
Sarah
Registered Dental Hygienist

Born and raised right here on Vancouver Island, Sarah is the newest addition to our team. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Biology from Vancouver Island University in 2003. She continued her studies at Algonquin College in Ottawa, where she obtained her diploma in Dental Hygiene in 2007. She has since worked as a dental hygienist in Canada and Australia. A firm believer in prevention, Sarah focuses on connecting with her patients on a personal as well as professional level and promoting oral hygiene through education and lifestyle habits.

Sarah is a sports enthusiast who enjoys taekwondo, skiing, mountain biking, running, hockey, snowboarding, and gardening.

Randeep
Erika
Registered Dental Hygienist
Bio to come.
Randeep
Karen
Certified Dental Assistant
Bio to come.
Randeep
Savanna
Certified Dental Assistant
Savanna grew up on Vancouver Island and absolutely loves the "Island Life." Graduating from the Certified Dental Assistant program at Vancouver Island University, Savanna values compassion, encouraging others, and making patients feel at ease during their dental experience. In her spare time, she enjoys photography, being with friends and family, and exploring the island!
Violet
Andraya
Certified Dental Assistant
Having grown up in Gibsons, BC, Andraya moved to the island in September 2021 and immediately fell in love with its mix of city life and outdoor adventure. She achieved her Certified Dental Assistant education at Vancouver Community College and joined our team in the summer of 2022. Continually dedicated to making authentic and trusting connections with patients, she loves being part of our friendly, caring, and patient-focused team. When she’s not caring for smiles, Andraya enjoys hiking, reading, and spending time by the ocean. It’s her dream to travel to Croatia and Greece!
Kysa
Kysa

Administration

Formerly from Calgary, Kysa moved to Vancouver Island in 2016 to be closer to family. An advocate for the regular dental checkups and cleanings that keep you healthy, helping you coordinate and understand your treatments is her first priority. Kysa is always eager to send predeterminations of benefits to your insurance company – and explain how your dental insurance can help you manage the financial aspects of your dental treatments. Because Kysa loves interacting with people, she finds that all aspects of her role at Bayview Dental are rewarding, from interacting with our patients and team, to seeing your happy smile when your treatment is complete. When she’s not helping our family of patients, Kysa enjoys painting, gardening, and paddle boarding – but her family (husband Justin and sons, Christopher and Alexander) think her biggest claim to fame is her baking!
Lucy
For over 30 years, Lucy was a valued part of our team here at Bayview Dental, and we are honoured to have had the opportunity to work with her.
 
 
 
 
You may also meet other team members during your visit - Jo, Svitlanna, Tyra, or Leanne. Rest assured, you will be in good hands.
You may also meet other team members during your visit - Jo, Svitlanna, Tyra, or Leanne. Rest assured, you will be in good hands.