Our Team

Our goal at Aura Dental Clinic is to help you feel comfortable at the Dentist. Let us know how we can help to make your time with us more enjoyable!


Dr. Jesh Tse DDS BSc (General Dentist)


I was born and raised in Edmonton, Alberta. It had always been an aspiration of mine to become a medical doctor. Taking care of a person's health in a very real and direct way, developing and maintaining relationships with patient's is what attracted me to this profession. To this end, I graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Honors Physiology, the study of the human body. It wasn't until I wrote the Dental Entrance exam, on the recommendation of my sister, that I even considered dentistry as a career alternative, I was so focused on Medical school. It was the soap carving component of the exam that had me intrigued. Here I had the opportunity to work with my hands and embellish my artistic side. It was this aspect of dentistry that made me change my mind. It may not always be apparent but dentistry is the perfect blend of Art and Science. Ensuring that a filling not only replaces tooth structure lost to cavities and decay, but also appears seamless on a tooth, matching the varied anatomy to become virtually indistinguishable is my goal. A smile is one of the first things a person notices about another and can be the basis of our first impression. How important then, is making sure that the smile is as beautiful as it can be! As a result, I attended the dental program at the University of Western Ontario. From day 1 we were perfecting our skills on manequins in the simulation lab. It was this immersion in the art of dentistry that cemented my desire to become a dentist.

Following five years of practice in Edmonton as an associate, I decided it was time to spread my wings and open my own practice. I've always wanted to live in the Okanagan Valley, with lakes, mountains and forests, I cannot imagine a more idyllic locale to raise a family. One night while I was up feeding my daughter at 3am, I happened on a Western Living magazine with a special section on Kelowna. It was while reading this article that I became inspired with the potential of Kelowna for my future home. With little to go on, we came down here for a weekend to search for a potential space to build a practice. It wasn't until we saw the last site that we visited, that we knew we could build here. From the office we have a great view of the mountains and the water and a space that is perfect for our needs. It is here that my wife Tammy and I hope to raise our daughter Zoë to enjoy the outdoors, from hiking to fishing and maybe even a little golf!

 

Cathy Wright (Office Administrator)


Hello, My name is Cathy, and I will be the first one to greet you as you walk through our door.

I have been in the dental field for over 25 years and find it to be a very rewarding and enjoyable career.

I am happy to help you with all of your scheduling and appointment needs, as well as answering any questions you may have about your insurance claims, costs, etc.

I have lived in Kelowna over 30 years and have loved every minute! In my leisure time, my husband Steve and I appreciate the outdoors by camping and fishing. I also enjoy fitness, travel, reading and some exceptional Okanagan wine!

Please let me know if I can be of any assistance to you, to ensure that your experience with us is a pleasant one!

Lorilee Kinnear (Office Receptionist)


Hello, my name is Lorilee and I am one of the first faces you will see as you enter our beautiful practice.
My husband and I relocated to Kelowna from the lower mainland and are raising our two very busy children. We appreciate all the amenities the Okanagan has to offer, and indulge as much as possible.
I began my career in dentistry as a chairside assistant where I received great pleasure in making patients feel at ease and assisting with improving their oral health. I now enjoy being at the front desk where I am able to use my dental knowledge to further facilitate patients with their dental inquiries and administrative needs.
I look forward to meeting you and hope to make your experience with us a positive one.

Jacky Patterson (Certified Dental Assistant)


Hi, my name is Jacky. I completed the Certified Dental Assistant Program in 2007 at the University of Fraser Valley. I have been a part of Aura Dental's team since we opened back in June 2011. You will see me working in the back of the office performing a multitude of tasks such as taking your x-rays, intra oral pictures and impressions, as well as assisting Dr. Tse with your treatments during your visits here. My goal is to make your time with us as enjoyable and relaxing as possible.

A little bit about me... I moved here from Abbotsford 2007. I have a lot of family in the Okanagan and have spent most of my summers growing up soaking up the beautiful weather. While we enjoy our summer weather, I spend a lot of time down at the beach and camping. During our winters, I like to head up to the mountain with friends and family. I love to travel and take advantage of any opportunity I get to do so. I look forward to meeting you!

Brittany Sandre (Certified Dental Assistant)


Hi, I'm Brittany and I'm a Certified Dental Assistant. I am an island girl born and raised in Victoria. I completed my certification in 2012 at Camosun College and moved out to the Okanagan soon after where I met my husband!
Whenever I can, I take advantage of the awesome weather here in the Okanagan. I really enjoy being active and spend my time playing sports, camping, snowboarding, traveling, and hanging out with friends!
During your visit, I will do my best to make you feel comfortable and have a positive dental experience!

Kate Elliott (Registered Dental Hygienist)


Hi I'm Kate and I'm a registered Dental Hygienist. I graduated from the College of New Caledonia Dental Hygiene program in Prince George, BC.

I am passionate about oral care and my goal here at Aura Dental is to help patients understand their individual oral care needs. The most enjoyable part of my day at Aura is getting to know my patients and working together to keep oral health a priority.

I was born and raised here on the Westside and love living in the Okanagan. I take full advantage of all this beautiful area has to offer, from running along the water at Gellatly Bay, to skiing Big White in the winter. One of my greatest enjoyments was sparked after spending a year abroad living in Thailand. I love to travel and have been privileged to have seen many beautiful countries and this summer I will add Spain and Morocco to my list!

I look forward to meeting all the new patients at our office and showing off the gorgeous view of the lake we have here at Aura!

Kelly Bruce (Registered Dental Hygienist)


Hello my name is Kelly and I'm a Registered Dental Hygienist. I graduated from the Durham College Dental Hygiene Program in Oshawa, Ontario in 2009 following a 7 year career as a Certified Dental Assistant. I feel privileged to be able to use my entire dental background to individualize patient care and help patients feel comfortable and at ease in my chair. I am committed to keeping on top of the latest technologies and research through continuing education and value educating my patients to help them to achieve their optimal oral health.
I am a born and raised Okanagan girl and love everything about this beautiful valley of ours! I live here on the Westside with my husband and 2 beautiful children. We love to travel but also take advantage of all the Okanagan has to offer from biking, hiking and boating in the summer, to skiing Big White in the winter.
I love working in the calming environment of our office with such a fabulous and passionate team! I love meeting new patients and look forward to making your experience at Aura Dental a positive one!

Lindsay Csandl (Registered Dental Hygeinist)


Hi, my name is Lindsay and I am a Registered Dental Hygienist. I graduated in 2014 from Georgian College Applied Arts and Technology where I received my advanced diploma in Dental Hygiene.
As a hygienist,, I believe it is essential that I evaluate each client's oral health needs. It is very important to understand each client as a unique individual to be sure I am providing and making optimal treatment decisions. I also believe it is extremely important to establish and maintain professional relationships that contribute to client care, safety and positive health care outcomes.
I have lived most of my life in the beautiful Okanagan Valley just across the lake in Kelowna. I am passionate about animals, the environment and thoroughly enjoy a variety of outdoor activities.
The best part of my day is developing professional relationships with my clients, enjoying their unique personalities and learning about each of their lives, as well as their dental needs. I look forward to creating and furthering these positive experiences. It is my goal to keep West Kelowna Smiling!

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Aura Dental Clinic Unit 305 - 2205 Louie Drive, West Kelowna, British Columbia, V4T3C3, Canada (778) 754-AURA (2872