Meet the Team

At the core of our dental practice is a friendly team of professionals that are dedicated to your utmost comfort and optimal oral health.  We view each patient as a unique individual, and tailor each treatment to your specific needs.  As part of our commitment to providing close, personalized attention to every patient, we want to encourage patient communication.  Please know that we are here to provide outstanding patient care, and that we value the trust you have placed in us.


JUDITH VIVIAN, Certified Dental Receptionist

Judith Vivian is a compassionate and dedicated dental health care professional.  Her diligent care in reception warmly welcomes you to a high quality care environment.  She is committed to openly and honestly receive your dental health care needs with respect, integrity, dignity and privacy.

Yoga, Buddhism, photography and artist activities affords  the opportunities and possibilities of experience to connect with others celebrating life with sincere gratitude.




Kristine McKinnon is a Registered Dental Hygienist with the BC College of Dental Hygienists.  Kristine joined our team in Jan. 2012 and brings years of experience to our practice having worked in  a variety of dental settings including private practice, community and  post secondary schools.  She has been described as professional, thorough, sensitive to people's needs and enjoys promoting health and wellness through the provision of Dental Hygiene care.

Kristine lives on the North Shore and enjoys spending time sailing, hiking and appreciating BC's  beautiful outdoors.  Her passions include photography, travel, psychology and keeping up with a retriever, three children and their busy agendas!

Kristine is thrilled to be working with such a talented, happy, kind and professional dental team here in Horseshoe Bay and looks forward to providing you with quality dental care.




Leah Thomson is a gentle, compassionate Registered Dental Hygienist.  She graduated from the respected VCC Dental Hygiene program in Vancouver, BC in 1993 and has worked on the North Shore ever since, including several years working with Dr Chao.

Leah lives in North Vancouver and has two children in elementary school. She enjoys her work, building relationships with patients over the years. She also enjoys outdoor adventures of all types and cherishes being a Mom.

In 2010, Leah completed a program at the University of Washington to earn a special designation that enables her to treat seniors living in Long Term Care homes.