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. Chad Peterson received his undergraduate Degree in Biology followed by his Doctorate in Dentistry at the University of Saskatchewan. During his eight years of post-secondary education, Chad filled his summers with trips to the Arctic where he pursued his love for conservation biology. Growing up just outside of Saskatoon planted some deep roots and appreciation for an outdoor lifestyle. The outdoor lifestyle in and around the Okanagan is exactly what drew Chad to relocate here. He has explored uncharted rivers in his canoe and is always looking forward to the next adventure. Dr. Peterson relocated to BC over a year ago, where he met his other half. Although they have plans for a family, their only child is a furry, four-legged one currently!
While Dr. Peterson loves his time in the outdoors, he also has a passion for advancing his knowledge in dentistry. Advancements in this profession occur at a rapid rate and Chad prides himself at staying at the forefront. Whether that is traveling for continuing education or consulting with local colleagues, he is always interested in new knowledge that will allow him to provide the best dental care possible to his patients.
As Care Dental’s Practice Manager, Leah brings over 12 years of experience in the dental profession. Leah has spent almost 11 years as a Registered Dental Hygienist and to this day prioritizes treating people with care and compassion. She looks forward to welcoming you to Care Dental!
Leah is a proud wife and step mama to two vibrant teenagers. She loves spending time with her family biking, exploring, paddle boarding, snowboarding, and traveling.
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!
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.
As the Brand 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.