Dr. Patricia Skidmore, DMD, General Dentist
Dr.Skidmore is originally from Vancouver, Canada. She received her Doctor of Medical Dentistry (DMD) degree from the University of British Columbia in 1984. After working in Northern B.C. and working as an associate dentist in Kelowna, she opened her private practice in 1986 in Kelowna. She has been involved as a member of the Academy of R.V. Tucker Cast Gold Study Club in Kelowna since its inception here in 1991. She is a firm believer in continuing education to stay well informed about advances in dental techniques, which is essential for providing her clients with the highest quality of dentistry possible.
Dr. Skidmore has been involved in the community as a former Director for the Chamber of Commerce, has been past president of the Kelowna and District Dental Society, participated in the job-shadows of Okanagan college dental assisting students, and in the Okanagan College Advisory Board for dental assisting. She has also been a part of the St. John’s Ambulance Therapy Dog program with her black standard poodles, Lydia and Oscar. She is the busy parent of two teenagers Emma and Owen. Out of the office, she enjoys skiing, hiking, sailing, travelling and cooking for friends and family.
She is thankful to have a great staff to come work with each day. She enjoys meeting the ‘whole’ family; some of her clients have been with her for over 30 years!
Tarah was born and raised in Kelowna. She has been with Dr. Skidmore since 2012. She has ventured out of the Okanagan, but always found her way back home. In 2003, Tarah graduated from OUC B.C. as a certified dental assistant and has since acquired her prosthodontics and orthodontic specialties. She has a great understanding of dental plans and loves watching the families grow in the practice. They really motivate her to take great pride in caring for their dental needs.
Crystal has been enjoying the Okanagan lifestyle since moving to Kelonwa from Vancouver Island. She comes to us with more than 20 years experience as a Dental Hygienist. She enjoys encouraging people to reach their optimum oral health and strongly believes in individualized care. In her time away from the office she enjoys seeking out new adventures in town and in the backcountry.
Nicole graduated from Okanagan College, has been in Canada for four years. She is fluent in english and mandrin. She also has her masters in interactive design from China. She has been enjoying her time here exploring Kelowna with her family. Nicole really cares for her patients and really listens to their needs.
Our lovely office "guard dog" being a bit naughty..... he loves the fresh outdoors and a good pet!
In memoriam: Desi had been with Dr. Skidmore since 2010. She was a trained Pets and People Therapy dog. She was part time at Dr. Skidmore's office. On her down time, she took a great interest in birds, her squeaky toys and tennis balls. She was also an avid digger. She is greatly missed.