About Us

About Us

Meet Dr. Chris Gill, General Dentist

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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

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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

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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. Chris Gill, General Dentist

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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

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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

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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 Our Team

Our dedicated team of dental professionals are here to make you smile!
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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.

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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.
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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.
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Barbara
Registered Dental Hygienist
Barbara’s focus is to provide high-quality gentle hygiene care and her favourite part of her job is seeing her patients’ health improve. She likes to run, hike, do yoga, and read. Ontario-born, Barbara has been here since 2005 and loves the wonderful weather, beaches, and mountains.
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Dellas
Registered Dental Hygienist
Because good oral health contributes to good overall health, Dellas enjoys helping patients attain and maintain their optimum oral health … so they can smile with confidence. She loves to travel, read, learn, and research her geneology. Her dream is to write a novel (but don’t worry … she won’t use real names!).
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Lucy
Lucy has a lot of dental experience in different roles during her 26 years in dentistry. Her focus is quality and her health care philosophy is “give 100% always.” She loves to golf, travel, and spend time with family and friends.
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Randeep
Registered Dental Hygienist
Born and raised in Surrey, Randeep left beautiful BC only to earn her Registered Dental Hygienist credentials at the Toronto College of Dental Hygiene and Auxiliaries Accredited Dental Hygiene Program. Returning to BC, Randeep chose Nanaimo as her home because she always wanted to raise a family here. She joined our team in 2014. As a dental hygienist, Randeep’s first priority is to help you reach your optimal oral health. Through non-judgmental oral hygiene instruction and a dedicated desire to see your healthy and happy smile, Randeep is committed to delivering a high quality of client-centred, gentle, and compassionate oral health care. Nothing makes her quite as happy as seeing a patient leave with a big, confident smile after having a treatment completed. Away from the practice, Randeep enjoys exploring new places and spending time with her husband Shaan and their daughter Nyah.
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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!
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Amber

Registered Dental Hygienist

Amber is most enthusiastic about getting to know our patients and their families. She provides dental education in a friendly, understanding way and is motivated to help everyone feel at ease during their visit. Amber completed her studies at Algonquin College in 2002. She decided to join our team because we’re like one big, welcoming family. Amber is married to Michael. Together they have two children. In her spare time, Amber enjoys cycling, weightlifting, reading, and writing music. She has a pet pug and a cat. Unique fact: Amber was in a band that opened for Our Lady Peace at the 2010 Olympic Games! Ask her about it.
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Violet
Certified Dental Assistant
Violet is all about helping patients, being kind, and learning. She enjoys collaborating with patients on their care. Her message to all is, “take care of your teeth, so they last a lifetime.” Violet joined our practice in 2020 after graduating from Vancouver Island University’s Dental Assistant Certificate program. She found Bayview Dental appealing for several reasons, including its comprehensive services, wonderful patients, and fantastic team. Violet enjoys spending time with her partner Travis and two kids. She also has a cat. Dirt biking, cooking, meal preparation, and exercising are her top pastimes. Violet grew up in Cumberland and Qualicum. She is fond of small-town vibes.