Lisa’s passion for her career in dentistry began 33 years ago, graduating from Vancouver Community College in 1986 and developed with continued studies including her Orthodontic Module, her Prosthodontic Module, extensive training in the prestigious Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies as well as the Kois Centre for advancing dentistry through science
She began working for Dr. Bruce Kennedy in 1992 as his main Certified Dental Assistant and was privileged to be part of an amazing team for 17 years! In that time, they were always travelling extensively through North America learning from the top dentists, Dental Specialists and Practice Management professionals about innovative, cutting edge patient care, dental technology and effective treatment protocols which helped to advance our clinic and staff forward into the 21st century.
She moved into the role of office manager at Smile Solutions Dental Centre in October 2008 when Dr. Nathan Kennedy opened his clinic. Lisa believes that dentistry is first and foremost about building relationships with each and every person that chooses to entrust their care to us.
Lisa is a Local White Rock Resident who enjoys spending her free time with her daughter Vanessa, walking their dog Pebbles on the White Rock Promenade, gardening, and traveling.
Madison is new to the dentistry industry she finished school November 2018 and she started working for Dr. Kennedy as a receptionist in December 2018. Madison was born on Vancouver Island but shortly after moved up to Smithers BC where she grew up and later met her fiancé. They relocated to white rock three years ago and feels like she has finally found a place to call home and build her roots for her family.
Outside of work Madison loves to spend time with her daughter Kinley and her fiancé Ayden. She loves to bake, go to the gym, and loves to write for her life style Blog.
Connie-who graduated from the University of Toronto in 2012- has been living in Vancouver for the past 6 years. She is loving the scenic views of Vancouver! Connie has over 6 years of experience in reception and is loving her job as a dental receptionist here at Smile Solutions. In her free time, she simply loves spending time outdoors with her husband and daughter.
Bhavyn graduated with honors from the Toronto College of Dental Hygiene in 2014. Her love for dental hygiene fuels her desire to provide an important service to our patients and help them feel comfortable and relaxed. She enjoys the opportunity to help our patients understand why complete oral care is so beneficial to their overall health.
In her spare time, she enjoys watching sports, movies and spending time with her husband and family.
Jenni was born and raised in White Rock and is a graduate of the Vancouver College of Dental Hygiene and the UBC Kinesiology program in Vancouver. She bring a great deal of knowledge and hard work to the office. Her fresh attitude and passion for providing oral health care and education makes her a qualified team member. Her attention to detail and enthusiasm to maintain high and current standards in the profession of periodontics are truly appreciated by her patients and dental team.
Jenni prides herself in staying current with the latest research in preventative oral health care. Her professionalism and commitment is noticeable reflected in her positive attitude and delivery of care.
Jenni and her husband have recently welcomed a baby girl into their family and hope to have more in the future.
Cynthia is a graduate of the UBC Dental Hygiene Degree program in 2018 and joined Dr. Kennedy’s practice in August of 2018- right after her graduation. Cynthia is passionate in providing effective patient-centered hygiene care with her up-to-date knowledge and skills while gaining experience as a healthcare professional.
Cynthia was born in Vancouver, but has mixed nationality between Taiwanese and Korean. Besides English, she can also speak Mandarin and Korean fluently, and is willing to utilize her communication skills when delivering care.
Outside of the office, Cynthia works part-time as a math tutor since math is her most confident subject and she enjoys teaching math to students. She also likes to spend her time watching movies, listening to music, shopping and traveling.
Shanica joined the Smile Solutions team in 2018. She has been in the dental industry for the past 9 years- starting as a Dental Assistant and then continuing as a hygienist for the past 5 years. Shanica is very passionate about her work. She enjoys getting to know her patients and building strong, professional relationships.
Outside of the office, Shanica enjoys spending time with her husband and French bulldog.
Manj joined the Smile Solutions team in 2019, but has been in the dental field for the last 20 years- being a hygienist for 11 of those years. Manj works hard to keep up with the latest technologies in dentistry and attends conventions and study clubs throughout the year.
Manj moved here from the U.K. 25 years ago. She comes from a large immediate and extended family- which keeps her very busy when she is not working. Recently, Manj had the opportunity to go on a mission’s trip to Mexico, to serve in a Women’s and Children’s shelter through a local church. In her spare time, she loves working out- including yoga and spin classes. Most of all, she loves to travel anywhere, but especially loves the Caribbean.
Megan was born and raised in the Lower Mainland and has been part of the Smile Solutions team since 2009. Prior to that, she attended CDI College where she obtained her Dental Assistant certification. When not at work, Megan finds herself transporting her two children to and from sporting events, band concerts, guitar lessons and various other activities, often with her puppy Ruby riding shotgun.
In what little free time she has left, she can be found outside enjoying a good hike (with Ruby, of course), on a nice patio, at a driving range working on her golf swing, or searching for the best nachos in the Lower Mainland.
Cheyenne joined the Smile Solutions Dental team a year after it’s opening in 2009. Born and raised in White Rock, it came naturally to her to want to work in an awesome office close to home. She graduated from Vancouver Community College as a Certified Dental Assistant in 2000. With her strong work ethic, loyalty and warm personality, she has transitioned to the front end where she helps to make the day go smoothly.
Outside of the office, Cheyenne lives in South Surrey with her husband, two daughters and their Boxer.
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Teresa has been a part of the Smile Solutions team from almost the very beginning. She began working for Dr. Kennedy in November 2008, only one month after the practice opened. This was not, however, the first time she had worked with him, since she had previously worked for his father, Dr. E.B. Kennedy, where Dr. Nathan Kennedy had been an associate before opening his own practice. Teresa has thirteen years of dental hygienist experience, eight of those with Dr. E.B. Kennedy, and enjoys keeping up to date with all the latest technologies in dentistry by attending continuing education courses. She has also been a member of the Greater Vancouver Dental Hygiene Seminars Study Club for thirteen years.
Outside of dentistry, Teresa spends most of her time with her family – she and her husband are raising three children; son Marco and twins Julia and Sienna. She still manages to find time to go to the gym frequently though, and if she does happen to find any spare time after that, she would spend it cooking, reading, snowboarding or traveling.
Kimberley has been working for Dr. Kennedy since the beginning of 2011. She is a graduate of the College of New Caledonia, and, aside from living in Prince George to attend this college, Kimberley has always lived in or near to White Rock. Kimberley is very patriotic and loves learning about Canada’s history. One thing she liked about living in Prince George was how Canadian she felt being in “the true north strong and free”! Her favorite animal is the moose. Kimberley has Chinese ancestry and is also interested in reading and learning about China.
Besides these, her interests are reading, playing the piano, hiking, jogging and training her dog — a Miniature Australian Shepherd, who was born the year of the 2010 Olympics and thus named “Whistler”.
Angela graduated from Vancouver Community College as a Certified Dental Assistant in 2002 after working as a Community Support Worker for more than a decade. She joined Smile Solutions Dental Centre in 2013 with 11 years’ experience. Born and raised in Surrey, Angela has a long family history in dentistry as her mother was a CDA and her father was a Dental Technician in Surrey for more than 40 years!
Family is very important to Angela. She is a busy mother of two kids who loves to sing, play her acoustic guitar and write music with her husband Ryan. If she has any spare time, Angela loves to relax with a good book and a cup of tea.
Shaena is a certified dental assistant, she graduated from Vancouver community college in June 2019. She loves to travel and when she’s not in the office she enjoys hiking, kayaking, most outdoor activities or at home with a cup of tea and a good book or show.