Care Dental is focused on you. While we continue to employ and search for the latest dental technologies and techniques available, our team is brought together by their collective sense of professional service that takes every step to promote an enjoyable atmosphere for your stay. Together, they bring dedication, experience, and a skillset that exceeds what is needed to create your ideal smile. With a desire to help and a willingness to find creative solutions, our team is here to improve your smile and ensure that you are comfortable during each trip to our office.
Dr. Dan Kobi received his degree in dentistry from the University of Alberta in 1994. Soon after, he relocated to Salmon Arm where he opened the first of several practices. In November 2017, Dr. Kobi opened Care Dental to practice dentistry through an individual approach. Care Dental was founded on the principle of uncompromised patient care delivered by top-notch professionals committed to treating every patient and with the respect and consideration they deserve.
Dr. Brent Parkins received his undergraduate degree in Cellular, Molecular and Microbial Biology as well as his Master of Science degree in Medical Sciences from the University of Calgary. He then went on to complete his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree at the University of Sydney. After graduation, Dr Parkins worked in Alberta before receiving the opportunity to move to the sunny Okanagan. Dr Parkins takes pride in providing ethical, quality dentistry. He enjoys furthering his education by attending numerous continuing education courses.
Dr. Parkins joined Care Dental shortly after its inception and has enjoyed being a part of the growth of the practice. He feels very fortunate to get to make a positive impact on his patients lives while doing a job he loves. His patient-centred approach places prime importance on achieving the oral health goals of the patient. Dr. Parkins particularly enjoys oral surgery, endodontics, aesthetic dentistry and implant dentistry.
When not at the practice, Brent enjoys spending time with his wife and son. His family enjoys the many hiking and biking trails in the area, kayaking and camping.
As the Practice Manager at Care Dental, Allie is inspired by the opportunity to work in beautiful Kelowna, BC to augment the whole patient experience and help overcome patient dental anxiety. Allie and the Care Dental team comb through every detail of the patient booking and elevate as much as possible to achieve the goal of being the dentist you’ll look forward to visiting.
Allie brings over 15 years of experience in marketing, special event management and administration to Care Dental, with expertise in branding, event production and design. After many moons in large-scale, special event production, Allie found that becoming a parent drew her to the world of health and wellness and was inspired to enter the healthcare field. Dentistry makes such a positive impact in the lives of Canadians and she thought it would be the perfect industry to leave her mark through a level of enhanced hospitality not often experienced in the industry. Here at Care Dental, Allie is motivated to create a first class, relaxing dental experience for all patients including the littlest ones. Her work will continue to develop the practice, finding new and innovative ways to assist in elevating Care every step of the way.
Outside of Care Dental, her passions include spending time with her family on one of Kelowna’s many beaches, skiing at Big White and pursuing her interest in holistic nutrition. When there is time for a holiday, Allie loves to travel with current favourite destinations being Palm Springs, Mexico or her all-time favourite destination, Buena Vista Surf Club in San Juan Del Sur, Nicaragua.
Having been immersed in the healthcare field for over eight years, Jenn sees the potential for Care Dental to blossom through its progressive take on dental services. She originally started in the health field as a medical assistant, later deciding to return to school for her Medical Device Reprocessing diploma. Following her completion of that diploma, Jenn worked in several dental clinics and hospitals, notably at the University of Calgary working with medical students and health care professionals to master their practical skills.
Jenn feels lucky to be joining the diverse and skilled team at Care Dental, bringing her own expertise and training to aid in the ongoing success of Care Dental and its patients’ oral health. She loves living in the Okanagan, boating and surfing on the lake, visiting the wineries with friends, and traveling through Nakusp to take in the natural beauty of BC. She is here to ensure that every moment at Care Dental is peaceful and relaxing, so please share your experiences with her so we can continue to enhance the experience for every patient who comes in!
From a young age, Tanniel has known her future would be in the dental field. She completed her education at Okanagan College in the Certified Dental Assistant program in 2013, now taking her skills to work with Care Dental. Tanniel appreciates how Care Dental puts patient comfort as their first priority, structuring her daily workflow to facilitate exactly that. She enjoys training regularly, racing in half marathons, and also playing baseball, hiking, and camping when time allows. She is thrilled to have recently had her first baby boy and to be working in a dynamic dental practice as well!
Having completed her education at Okanagan College to become a Certified Dental Assistant, Jeena joins the team here to share in the rewarding experience of helping smiles. She feels right at home in Care Dental because of the specially designed space and team that offers “premium care without the extra cost”. As someone who has experienced dental anxiety, Jeena looks forward to taking part in an office that prides itself on easing those fears and worries that patients may have. Besides her passion for dentistry, Jeena loves to cool down with yoga or take to the many wineries and restaurants that dot the Okanagan for a taste of the best. She is excited to be practicing dentistry and can’t wait for your first appointment at Care Dental!
When Adelia was growing up, she was able to experience first hand how dentistry can positively impact the lives of patients as she took many trips to the dentist and orthodontist due to her braces. It was for this reason combined with her desire to help people that she chose the dental industry as her own calling. As a Certified Dental Assistant, Adelia works along side Dr. Hanan and the other Care Dental dentists, to bring patients compassionate and understanding comradery as well as the highest level of technical skill. Born in Germany and speaking both fluent German and English, Adelia moved to the Okanagan as a child and graduated from Okanagan College. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, playing the piano and spending time with friends and loved ones.
Having completed her education at Vancouver Island University to become a Registered Dental Hygienist, Alyssa joins the Care Dental team to help create truly radiant smiles. Working with her patients makes her days enjoyable as she guides them through their dental booking with confidence and skill. If a patient feels nervous at the beginning, Alyssa is always looking for ways to guide their experience to help them feel calm and relaxed by the time their booking is complete. She recognizes that creating a beautiful smile can affect much more than simple aesthetics; It can bring a new confidence into someone’s life that may not have been there previously. In fact, that is the main reason Alyssa was drawn to work in the dental industry!
When she’s not scaling, polishing and helping patients, you can find Alyssa playing soccer, at the gym or hiking in the beautiful Okanagan valley with her black lab, Cooper.
Shelby was first drawn to become a Registered Dental Hygienist by her fascination with the ability healthy teeth have to build personal confidence. She loves being able to make a difference in her patient’s lives by helping them rejuvenate and maintain optimal oral health. At Care Dental, Shelby thrives in the spa-inspired environment and appreciates the unique patient experience created when spa meets dentistry. Prior to dental, Shelby worked in the spa industry and brings a care-elevating spa element to her dental treatment whenever she can. When Shelby isn’t helping with her patients, you can find her at the beach with her paddle board, hiking, creating art or walking her adorable, 5lb poodle.